Garmin announces the new GPSMAP 276Cx

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

  1. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    So where were you to share your knowledge on Tuesday?

    Cody wasn't that forthcoming with the information and kept trying to get me off the call.

    Getting knowledgeable tech support from Garmin is a hit or miss thing at the best of times. Prudence dictates that "calling Cody" is far better than spending the first few days in Northern Europe on the phone to Garmin tech support.

    On my older Garmin units with maps from other continents the manual outlines how to test and or check where the other maps are located.

    It wouldn't have been that difficult for Garmin to outline a process how to check that the maps have been installed and are working somewhere in the manual.
  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I thought scrollin around was how everyone checked maps? honestly man, it seems so logical that it wouldn't need to be in a manual?
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  3. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    Well it is Garmin and I was changing continents North America to Europe and last time scrolling meant nothing until you could activate the maps
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  4. Kirschgeist

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    Thank you! Looking forward for your pictures. I have KTM PP and the Touratech. My 278 is shaking, on the TT one even more.
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    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    Sorry forgot to post as I’m already on the trip, today is a rest day with checking the inter webs so here it is:
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    The mount does gets some shake but really very few, and it has exactly matching holes for AMPS rugged cradle that comes with the 276Cx.


    My friend on 1090 has a TT Mount and Zumo 595 (which is lighter then 276Cx) and it bounces as hell, on my opinion the reasons of that are: long leverage and mounting points - rubber dampers on the board computer which are also uses screws into plastic but not bolts....

    Important note:
    Sw-motech Mount is a short one, so I’ve used an extra pair of windscreen brackets from 1290T to make more clearance between the gps and windscreen and lift the windscreen a bit (I’m using the one from R as it’s the only screen that does not throw the air straight on my helmet making it shake and I’m not a fan of GSA/Gold Wing feel when you get no air)
    Here is the part numbers (cost is around 25 euro for pair + you need 4 more screws) for the brackets:
    60408008060
    60408008061
    And the pictures from parts diagram
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    If you need any further info - just ask mate


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  6. Drif10

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    Help please:

    Got a 276cx used. Works fine, latest firmware.

    Downloaded the osm map for Canada into my win 10 laptop. Unzip it, place it on a micro SD, under folder Garmin. Put the card in the unit, fires up fine.

    Doesn't see the maps. Go menu, configure maps, not listed.

    What am I doing wrong? All the directions I can find, say to do what I wrote above.

    :dunno
  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Done this twice now, still no joy.
  8. Antikid

    Antikid Been here awhile

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    I installed mine through Basecamp.
  9. Antikid

    Antikid Been here awhile

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    I guess there still is not a way to turn on/off multiple tracks? I just loaded about 160 tracks...
  10. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I think I solved it. This latest and greatest from Garmin doesn't like a modern memory card size, it was an old small one.

    Went and got a 16gb one (not easy to find now), and it read the maps fine.

    Go figure.
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  11. khpossum

    khpossum poster

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    My 32 gb works fine, it may not be a size issue, but brand / spec thing.
  12. Antikid

    Antikid Been here awhile

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    it's probably how you formatted it.
  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    SanDisk cards, so not generic ones.

    As for formatting, I tried ntfs and exFat (the choices on this win10 machine), didn't make a difference. Even my MacBook read them fine, so did my Android phone.

    That's why I asked for help, I had tried everything I could think of to solve it.

    Bought a 16gb, didn't even reformat it, just transferred the .img file, and it worked.

    Must have been aliens. :D
  14. khpossum

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    Well, that may be your problem. Not sure specifically for the CX but typically such devices want fat32. Try your other SD card, format to fat32 and try again.
  15. Drif10

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    So after all that, I did a bunch of backwoods riding today, great way to test out the unit and OSM maps.

    Is there a way to turn off the creeks/rivers? I had to switch to night mode colors, the day contrasts washed out the small roads of the map, but now it really contrasts all the little waterways. :dunno

    The routing on the OSM is kinda bizarre. I tell it shortest, it goes south before it goes kinda east then back for something that's basically due North. Same if I tell it quickest. Curvy road choice is kinda the most 'practical' right now. Weird. Might have to pop for the city nav.

    The rocker pad is much more of a pita than on my 478. Definitely going to stick a pawn on it as per what somebody posted earlier.

    Great screen. Much more real estate for my old eyes.

    Gonna go push more buttons on it, see what it'll do.
  16. Drif10

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    Makes sense. Not a choice on my Lenovo laptop, but I think my Mac will do that.

    I'll give it a shot and report back for future reference.
  17. khpossum

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    Surpress rivers and creeks: press menu-map setup-area-river/lake and change the zoom level.

    Your routing issue: it could easily be the CX doing weird things, but there is also the possibility that the osm map has an open link on the map. You could try to add via points and see if it will ever go the way you want to go or if it will always avoid a spot on the map that isn't mapped properly. If so give me a coordinate and I can fix it.
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  18. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    @khpossum

    I'll try the fix you suggest for the rivers.

    As for the weird routing, I'm going to keep messing with this unit/map combo, and see how it works out. If I can figure out that there's an area that it's unhappy with, I'll ping you with what I find.

    Been messing with gps a long time, back when it was vehicle mounted and just lat/long. So it's kinda fun to try to sort out something new. :D
  19. Drif10

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    @khpossum Mined down through all those little tabs for zoom and stuff, that solved that one. Cleaned up a few other little things while I was at it.

    The routing? I bought this used, and PO had every avoidance turned on. Lots of gravel roads and trails up my way, bet that was the source of evil.
  20. Antikid

    Antikid Been here awhile

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    You should have just done a full reset once you got it.