Garmin announces the new GPSMAP 276Cx

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by mattebox, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I just read this ^^^ thanks Claudio.

    after seeing some YouTube videos last night of sxs creeping down the Hatfield McCoy dirt roads, I bet the speed is slow enough that @jrsue won't have any issues with the 276cx keeping up. I made the mistake earlier of thinking we were talking about single track, but after viewing the areas sxs dirt road maps from gpsfiledepot , and the slow sxs videos it looks pretty slow/tame. the CX should be able to keep up with all the stop and go traffic just fine.

    sorry about misunderstanding you @jrsue earlier, I was stuck on the "bumpy single track" part, and couldn't fathom trying to reach for the screen on single track. now that I see it's just dirt roads I can see it not being a big deal.

    anyway, cool, have fun cruising through there in the buggies and throw up a video of your expeditions sometime. those things are great platforms for video recording.
  2. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    You clearly have no desire to add anything other than to bash the CX. May as well give it up, you will never convince me or many here that your fragile little phone toys, have a place mounted on a serious offroad machine.
    So Bash all you want but do it in your Smart Phone/iPad/Skinny Jean threads.
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  3. aviator

    aviator R1200GS,F650GS,DR350

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    The last posts makes no sense regarding 276cx. Please keep this thread free for those who want to evaluate this Garmin Device. Thanks a lot in advance.
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  4. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    This can NOT be done, IMHO on the fly, not breaking stride at all, in rough conditions quickly and efficiently with touch screen

    Was that an "opinion"? Id like to see an example of you stating a fact.


    There I fixed it, feel less triggered now? :imaposer
  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I pointed out my mistake in understanding your terrain, said I was sorry, invited you to show us how you enjoy that area with video, possibly with your new GPS...I don't know how that was bashing , but man I was trying to be positive. sorry you took it the wrong way.
    :-)

    for future reference I don't think there is a pair of skinny jeans big enough for me, and those fragile phones are.... considerably tougher than what you might be aware of. don't try this hammering nails test with your new CX:


    but anyway, hope you can see some humor and genuine apologetic nature here. when your CX arrives, get some video for us of your fun.
  6. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    No worries Ohgood, its all good.:clapSorry for the side track. I am looking forward to my 276cx. Should be getting it, along with a new PC today. So with a new PC and a new 276cx, I will probably be needing a new copy of City Nav. as well. Any recommendations here, download, or card/CD??

    Even after reading of all the negatives, I still believe its going to serve my purpose as a rugged weather proof GPSr. It will mainly be used for logging and following tracks. Storing more than 15tracks. It should also be a huge improvement over the 478 in holding a fix in heavy foliage . One of the biggest advantages for me with Garmins is Basecamp. I have tried other platforms, yes even a short stint down the Smartphone lane. But the ability of Basecamp to work with tracks, to cut, copy, join, patch, and a variety of other options, is what , for me, clearly sets Garmins apart from other platforms... Oh yeah I almost forgot, and those BUTTONS!! OMG I love those buttons :rofl:rofl:rofl
  7. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    Is there still no means of turning all tracks to "show on map" and "Hide all" ? It gets a bit fiddly turning them on and off as needed.
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    This is a real oversight by Garmon. None of the new generation (78, Montana, etc) units have it. A real PITA for riders at events that can get 10-20 Tracks downloaded for each day. By sorting Tracks into gpx files for each day or say 1/2 day, all riders would have to do is go to Achieves, make favorite he group they need to follow, the make all of them "Show on Map" but now they have to go to each one and turn it on.
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  9. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    I started grouping them with prefixs like #Widowmaker. At least they are all in a row.
  10. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    So its been a number of years since I've had to purchase maps lets see if I got this right, and please correct me where I'm wrong. I am getting a new 276cx and a new computor all this week. I have CN on my computor (Basecamp) and on my Montana. In order to get CN on the new PC I'm thinking I can install it from the old CN cd disc. In order to get CN on the new 276cx, I'm thinking I will have to purchase a new CN map. What are my options and what is recomended? SDcard, download, or CD if still available?
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    Better said, name tracks for a ride alpha-num so they show in order on PC and perhaps in GPS.

    Depends on the unit. All the original new gen like 78 & Montana would only list Tracks by proximity to the starting point then the newer Montana has option in Track manager to list by Prox or alpha-num. I haven't detected that they added this feature to older unit firmware updates but 276 may have it.

    Actually when riding prox is ok if you want to turn off 1st track and turn on 2nd one, they are at top of list, but sucks at staging area when you want to turn on all tracks to lunch and they are not in alpha-num and are all mixed up.
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    WAY off subject of 276 but editing Tracks in the field sounds like poor planning? I have never had the need to do it.
  13. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    Nice effort Ohgood, sadly The only thing impressive is the boobs. As for the screen shots off your toy not so much:rofl. Ok I've already said I made an attempt with smartphones. I used a a Samsung Note 4 and BCN and it was nothing but frustration. Not to mention flimsy power connections and dead batteries. Screen protectors rendered the touch screen nearly useless, and totally useless with gloves. I went straight back to my tried and proven Garmin/Bascamp system. Have you used Basecamp? or I should say are you proficient with BC ? Because I have yet to see a Phone App that can compete. We'll agree to disagree for now, and If we ever meet on the trail I'd be happy to introduce you to a superior system. Oh yeah almost forgot .. IMHO " :jack
  14. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    Agree, track editing is not exactly what I'm referring to when I say manipulating your gps "on the fly". Going down the highway or trail ... zooming, scrolling map, show/hide tracks, changing trk color, goto wpt, these are all easily accomplished with practice with a 276cx type unit. Not so much with a smartphone in my experience.
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  16. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    mmm. OK.
  17. SteveAZ

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    It's very clear the poster that continuously touts the virtues of smart phones to a crowd of folks looking for a serious piece of electronic navigation kit.... is either trolling or has no clue about the basic map and compass skills that serious navigators, whether air, land or sea, have...

    So could be [​IMG] or perhaps :up


    Both?
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  18. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    Anybody??
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    You can move your existing 'CN' to your new computer using this software: http://www.javawa.nl/jdm_en.html It is simple and reliable to use, I am no IT expert!
    If you need 'CN' on your new 276 you will need to purchase a new download or micro SD. I think Garmin have discontinued CD's now.
    Have you considered using OSM free maps, some guys rate them very highly.
  20. jrsue

    jrsue Been here awhile

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    So you are saying the newly purchased Download from Garmin will only install CN to my 276cx and not also my computor? I want CN on my computor and I don't want to have to connect my GPS to use it.