Back in 2004, Garmin released the GPS 276C which was very popular, as it was an all terrain device that could be used on land and sea. Since the navigator was so well-liked, Garmin decided to revamp the device with up-to-date technology and recently unveiled the GPSMAP 276Cx.
“We’re excited to introduce a fresh and versatile update to the classic all-terrain navigator… Back by popular demand, and updated to fit the 2016 user, the GPSMAP 276Cx can handle anything users want to put it through, no matter if they are out on the water, hitting the trails or cruising through city streets,” Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales boasted.
Let’s take a look at the specs and features:
- 5 inch 800 x 480 pixel display
- Up to 16 hour battery life
- IPX7 water rating
- 8 GB memory with microSD data card available
- Internal antenna that supports GPS and GLONASS reception
- Worldwide basemap
- 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription
- Active Weather forecasts
- Pairs with smartphone for auto-uploads and smart notifications
While the GPSMAP 276Cx comes with a worldwide basemap as well as the year long subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, there are plenty of other types of mapping available for the device as well. These include, but are not limited to, Garmin TOPO maps, Garmin HuntView maps, City Navigator NT, and Garmin Custom Maps.
The GPSMAP 276Cx is included in Garmin’s outdoor segment, which is logical since the most ground-breaking feature of the new device is that it supports both GPS and GLONASS satellite reception, rather than just one. This enables the device to use its tracking capabilities in a lot more challenging of environments, which essentially is what all GPS-activity devices are working toward. This device will appeal to hikers and outdoorsmen, as well anyone using their GPS for travel.
The GPSMAP 276Cx is available for purchase at select retail dealers, and is listed on Garmin’s website at $799.99. For a full list of specs, or to find a store near you, you can visit Garmin’s website.