Garmin announces the new GPSMAP 276Cx

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

  1. SpeedyR

    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    @DRTBYK I have to ask- as a past 276c user, I"m headed west in a few months for a trip with friends, mostly standard ADV routes around CO. I had been looking at the 276CX, but leaning more towards the Montana for my go to GPS. Most of the guys I"m going with have Montana units, (mostly 650/690 size bikes, I'll be on a 950 SE), so I'm leaning in that direction because of the lackluster performance of the 276CX.

    I"ll see the Garmin folks at an industry trade show next week, will ask obviously if they have anything new coming out, or plans to update the 276CX, but thought I'd ask since you have had some time with both units now..
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  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    If you don't need the Handheld advantage of the Montana, I'd go with the 276Cx for one reason - the display: size and brightness. It preforms a little slow in some cases but overall it is a much easier device to use as a casual user over the Montana - assuming you have learned the basics of both devices.

    I'd be surprised if the Garmin Reps can tell you anything that isn't already announced. Have a great ride in CO whatever your choice in GPS's.
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  3. SteveAZ

    SteveAZ Long timer

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    I run two units for a couple of reasons... primarily I run all numeric on the smaller and on the larger mostly run the moving map - essentially dedicate one to numbers and the other to nav... and then I have redundancy...





    And before some moron comes on and tries to tell us all that all we need is a smart phone instead of two GPS's.... I say you are clearly in the wrong thread....
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  4. SpeedyR

    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    yeah typically I just get the party line about the products. No new info and here's what we offer. decisions decisions...
  5. Karlten

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    :y0!as it is the 278CX :-) but then DRTBYK didn't know that!
  6. DonM

    DonM Do-dah Do-dah

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    Oh wish!
  7. Avion100

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    Eltjo can you tell me where you got your Touratech mount. I've had one on order from Touratech UK for a while now, and they still can't tell me when they will be available.
  8. Eltjo

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  9. justlookin

    justlookin Been here awhile

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    Find Waypoints by name? Garmins instructions say there is a “find by name” category yet mine doesn’t have it. Any ideas why?
  10. CLANTECH

    CLANTECH Cruising Southern Africa

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    Click button FIND
    Click Waypoints
    Then the page with all Waypoints will show
    One Waypoint will be shown in the yellow header.
    Click Enter
    Click arrow up or down and it will go through the alphabet.

    Hope this helps

    CA


    Hanging around, planning my next trip.
  11. justlookin

    justlookin Been here awhile

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    Helps a lot, Thank you. Think I will write that one down .
  12. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Assuming you have Waypoints installed on your device, use FIND -> Note: From Current Location is the default -> Waypoints -> MENU-> Find by Name (this will place all Waypoints in the FIND field in Alphabetical order and the Find by Name option will no longer show in the Waypoints Menu options - since all Waypoints are already in Alphabetical order.) I.E, once you use Find by Name, that becomes the default. You can search by name by typing in the name of the Waypoint in the highlighted search field as noted by @CLANTECH .
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  13. sblaylock

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    Here are few pics regarding the size difference and mounting of the new 276Cx on a 06 R1200GS. I've been using a 478 for quite some time now, and it's been a great unit, but the difficulty in updating lifetime maps and a planned trip to Alaska this year made me look to for a replacement. Not to mention, it only takes a limited section of CNNA.

    Size difference
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    The old 478 setup connected to a switched outlet just below the mount. When the bike powered on the GPS sparked up. When the bike powered off the GPS powered down. Pretty seamless.
    The view ahead is clear when sitting.
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    The view standing on the pegs is good for dirt riding.
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    This is the best position I could find for the 276Cx. Still pretty good visibility ahead sitting.
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    The view standing on the pegs is still good. I can still see what's just in front of the wheel.
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    View from the front. You can just see the corner of the GPS unprotected by the windscreen (I have the adventure screen on my base GS).
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    Cable length from the mount is long enough to reach the battery under the seat. I'll probably connect it to switched power for similar behaviour as the 478.
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    Scott.
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  14. Avion100

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    Hello, I have recently bought a 276Cx having used a 276C some time ago. I replaced the 276C with Zumo 660 but was never happy with the touch screen idea.

    Can someone tell me if their 276Cx will navigate straight out of the box without installing additional maps. i.e. will it produce a route following roads to another town just using the pre-installed basemaps? In my case the pre-installed maps include Worldwide DEM Basemap, NR and Recreation map of Europe v4.

    I was a little surprised to find that I needed to buy additional maps (City Navigator Europe) before the route calculation would work.
    My old Zumo would calculate a route from A to B with all the purchased maps switched off.

    If it is correct that additional maps must be installed to enable the route calculation facility, do freely downloadable maps also enable the facility, or do I have a faulty unit.
  15. khpossum

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    The basemap will not navigate. It is useless for that anyway even if it would navigate. Not nearly enough detail. If you buy the automotive package in the US you get lifetime CNNA maps. I do not know about the situation in Europe. The automotive package is about $100 more then the bare unit, but it is a pretty good deal. You can also download the free OSM maps and they work just fine with the CX. The OSM maps are pretty darn good in most of Europe and many times have much better detail then the Garmin Europe map. Go to garmin.openstreetmap.nl for map downloads.

    It seems your unit is OK as is, no indication there is anything wrong with it.
  16. zym

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    Hi,

    I loaded Europe City Navigator 2017.20, the 276cx worked fine and accurate. It auto zoomed in when i closed to the target and out if i was far. However, when i updated to the newer version 2018.20, it became a silly one. Therefore, i tried 2016 version same silly.

    Do you have any idea. I will be very grateful.
  17. sblaylock

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    Did you happen to upgrade the firmware when you updated the maps? In Garmin Express they're usually presented at the same time when GE syncs.
  18. zym

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    I uploaded the maps to the sd card directly, not by Garmin Express. The firmware was uptodate which is 3.6.
  19. khpossum

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    Silly??? What do you mean, what is happening?
  20. zym

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    While navigating, the blue triangle showed 100m before the actual location. And after sonetimes when the navigation had started, the it got worse.