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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by mattebox, Oct 4, 2016.
Yep that's the good thing about this mounting
I can fit the 276cx, Montana, monterra, or my smart phone all on the same mount depending on what i am doing
I have all 4 to play with
I'm having 2 issues with my 276 and wonder if anyone has any suggestions:
1- My elevation is way off. When I go to the satellites in view page the elevation is spot on, but when I toggle back to the map page where I have elevation displayed in one of the corners, the elevation is way off and does not match the elevation in the satellite screen.
2- Routing is way off. Example: I'm 55 miles away from my destination on a 50mph road and it gives me an ETA @ destination of 3 hrs?!?!
Any ideas? Thx
Do you have it on bicycle mode?
No, it's in Motorcycle mode.
Altitude displayed in map mode for the same location:
Hey, my unit was just like that. Does yours also flatline at a certain altitude for the rest of the track (go to elevation screen).
your GPS accuracy is way way off. might be time to do a cold boot to try and retrieve fresh constellation data.
i just checked, the Osm data for that location says it's 1253ft. i bet you have bad cache causing accuracy creep and elevation weirdness
Is there the option to "calibrate altimeter"? Elevation screen, Menu, Calibrate Altimeter
Calibration was done.
The GPS is reading the correct elevation, it's just not relaying that info to the Map & Trip Screen. This is what's confusing me.
I have disabled the elevation page so I have not noticed a flat line.
Uhh, enable it again and look at it?
A cold boot? That doesn't help, "fresh constellation data" is received constantly... Btw, what's wrong with a 24ft accuracy? Totally acceptable imho. Especially if the pic was taken inside.
Leave the unit outside with no surrounding trees and it will get better I think.
(heck, we don't even know if Egnos if on or off, and if WAAS is being used)
How do you use your phone on this mount?
when i see 7m-30m accuracy reported on my devices, i know it's time to clear the a-gps data, and shortly afterwords it's back to 3-4m like it should be.
i have no idea what "normal" accuracy is for the 276, i never saw closer than 20m
Anyone suppose Garmin will do a full revamp of this device in the near future? Is that in the works at all?
lol they were supposed to do that when they went from 276 to 276 cx ! I'm guessing another twenty years ?
It would be interesting to be in some of Garmin's meetings to listen to their vision for the 276cx moving forward. I kinda hope they pop in to forums like this once in a while to get a feel for what works and what doesn't.
I send them many emails with reports of problems or things they could easily improve. So far I have not seen any signs of Garmin paying attention to anything users report back to them.
Perhaps something is in the works in terms of a major overhaul, or it could mean time is being spent elsewhere on the R&D of another product to replace the 276cx. Hard to tell. Maybe some insider could shed some light.
when i saw they put all the buttons on the wrong side again... i kind of figured it was a warmed over refresh instead of a full rebuild with blistering specs. i was right :-(
Just because the Moto community was looking for the "new" 276Cx, doesn't mean we were the only community looking for it and we are not the largest. Please recall that the original GPSmap 276 'family' wasn't targeted for Motorcycles at all. It was developed for Marine and Private Aviation. The on-road routing features only came later as those communities requested road navigation be added. Yes, the Moto community adopted the 276 family but we were never the largest user community of those products.
So, having the buttons on the right side of the display should tell you that we are still not the largest market for this device even though it was a Garmin "rider" who lobbied for it. Unfortunately the Garmin 'bean-counters' opted for an vastly under powered CPU. My personal view is that there will be no "follow-on" to the GPSmap 276Cx.