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Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx all-terrain GPS navigator – Review

Garmin guidance experts have created the GPSMAP 276cx all-terrain GPS navigator to keep you informed, regardless of your location. Whether you’re hiking the Trail, fishing for dinner or just looking for the next highway exit, this all-weather Navigator puts a wide range of data at your fingertips. You can clearly see your countless maps on the 5 ” display and count on the waterproof case to overcome tough conditions. It also gives you power options so you can keep it conveniently charged. The flexible GPSMAP 276cx is an update to the classic Garmin GPSMAP 276c navigator, but with many new offerings. It features a sturdy frame with easy to use buttons and a 5 ” color display that displays well in bright sunlight. The included motorized mount (with AMP holes) allows you to keep the Navigator right where you want, even on a boat. With 8 gigabytes of internal memory, you won’t have to worry about running out of space for multiple maps, and you can expand that capacity with optional microSD™ memory cards.Garmin GPSMAP 276CxOne of its improvements includes satellite tracking for GPS and GLONASS, to improve tracking performance in heavy coverage. A barometric altimeter and a 3-axis compass help you stay on course. And it offers new wireless connectivity features-Read more about them below.
Basemap included, plus support for more
The GPSMAP 276CX is preloaded with world basemap with shaded relief. It also includes a free 1-year BirdsEye satellite imagery subscription, offering an aerial photographic perspective of your environment. The navigator supports a wide selection of complementary maps, including Garmin, turn-by-turn, custom, and marine topographic maps, as well as raster and vector maps. You can plan your trips on different types of terrain and choose your maps accordingly, with the certainty that the built-in basemap will cover you. The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx is ANT + compatible, so you can combine it with fitness accessories and external sensors to monitor statistics such as ambient temperature while in the wild. Connect it to your computer via Wi-Fi® and join other outdoor enthusiasts in the Garmin Connect online community; you can upload your adventures and keep track of important details of your excursion, or simply receive feedback and ideas for future adventures. Photo: Garmin

Bluetooth ® benefits, including active weather
This navigator is also Bluetooth ® ready, so it can be paired with your favorite wireless headphones. You can also pair it with most smartphones to display notifications of incoming calls and text messages on your navigator’s 5″ screen, so you can keep your phone stored securely. Upload the free Garmin Connect mobile app to your smartphone to view detailed active weather information and detailed forecasts on the GPSMAP 276cx, including animated weather monitoring so you don’t get caught up in a sudden change in outdoor conditions.Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx

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Power in the desired way
Garmin has created the GPSMAP 276cx to complete the scans, whether you are close to a reliable power supply or not. Garmin includes a removable rechargeable Li-ion pack with the navigator with up to 16 hours of life per charge, but it will also work with three AA batteries, which will run the device for up to eight hours. If you plan to be away from the opportunity to connect for a while, you can still take advantage of the useful features of the navigator. Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx price $699.99.

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx specs:

AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLES
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 7.5″ x 3.7″ x 1.7″ (19.05 x 9.40 x 4.32 cm)
DISPLAY SIZE 5.0″ (127.0 mm) diagonal
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 800 x 480 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE bright, sunlight readable WVGA display
WEIGHT 15.9 oz (450 g) with included rechargeable pack; 14.6 oz (415 g) with AA batteries (not included)
BATTERY TYPE rechargeable lithium-ion (included) or 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
BATTERY LIFE up to 16 hours (lithium-ion)
up to 8 hours (AA batteries)
WATER RATING IPX7
HIGH-SENSITIVITY RECEIVER
INTERFACE high speed mini USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
MEMORY/HISTORY 8 GB (6 GB available to use)

Maps & Memory

PRELOADED MAPS yes (City Navigator®)
ABILITY TO ADD MAPS
BASEMAP
AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLES
MAP SEGMENTS 15000
BIRDSEYE 250 BirdsEye Imagery files
INCLUDES DETAILED HYDROGRAPHIC FEATURES (COASTLINES, LAKE/RIVER SHORELINES, WETLANDS AND PERENNIAL AND SEASONAL STREAMS) yes (preloaded City Navigator version)
INCLUDES SEARCHABLE POINTS OF INTERESTS (PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS, SCENIC LOOKOUTS AND PICNIC SITES) yes (preloaded City Navigator version)
DISPLAYS NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND WILDERNESS AREAS yes (preloaded City Navigator version)
EXTERNAL MEMORY STORAGE yes (32 GB max microSD™ card)
WAYPOINTS/FAVORITES/LOCATIONS 10,000
TRACKS 250
TRACK LOG 20000 points, 250 saved tracks
ROUTES 250, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER
COMPASS Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
GPS COMPASS (WHILE MOVING)

Daily Smart Features

SMART NOTIFICATIONS ON HANDHELD
VIRB® REMOTE
PAIRS WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE
ACTIVE WEATHER

Outdoor Recreation

POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION
COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™
AREA CALCULATION
HUNT/FISH CALENDAR
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION
GEOCACHING-FRIENDLY yes (Geocache Live)
CUSTOM MAPS COMPATIBLE yes (500 custom map tiles)
PICTURE VIEWER

Connections

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY yes (Wi-Fi®, BLUETOOTH®, ANT+®)

 

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