Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Releases New GPSMAP 276Cx


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.


  1. Will the new GPSMap 286Cx have a dedicated geocaching function ?
    Take care

  2. Richard Muster says:

    Hi everybody
    Instead of boasting Dan Bartel should make sure that a device is ready when he puts it on the market !
    The GPSMap 276Cx has considerable software problems :
    – map rendering is extremely slow with certain maps
    – therefore map panning is tedious
    – it has un-motivated shut downs
    – etc
    It just shows that Garmin is again using its customers as beta-testers.
    One would expect that such a high priced is fit for the described use !
    I returned my GPSMap 276Cx to the seller after I noticed that map display was always one turn late when biking in the urban vicinity!

  3. Greg Magda says:

    Are there any GPS’s that will allow you to see where your buddys are at? In other words can a GPS track another GPS?

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!


+ six = 10