OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GPSMAP 276Cx, an upgraded reinvention of the classic 276C. Since its launch in 2004, the 276C has proven to be a versatile GPS navigator ready for land and sea. The 276Cx provides all the classic functionality of the original with all the latest technological improvements of the last decade in a device truly as unique as the customer who desires such performance. The 276Cx now features both GPS and GLONASS for better performance in heavy cover, optional external antenna support (sold separately), HotFix for faster satellite acquisition and wireless connectivity features1. There’s a larger, sunlight-readable 5-inch display, as well as a barometric altimeter and 3-axis compass, which were not present in the 276C. With a variety of powered mounting options, as well as Li-Ion and AA battery support, the GPSMAP 276Cx is ready to go above and beyond the legacy that began with the original 276C.
“We’re excited to introduce a fresh and versatile update to the classic all-terrain navigator with the GPSMAP 276Cx,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “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.”
The GPSMAP 276Cx comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief, as well as a subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery2 to see real-life terrain views right on the device. Additionally, the GPSMAP 276Cx is compatible with a variety of optional maps including Garmin HuntView™, which provides satellite imagery, landowner and parcel information to make your next hunting trip a success. Other supported maps include Garmin TOPO maps, BlueChart® g2 HD marine charts, Custom Maps, raster maps and turn-by-turn routing on City Navigator® and TOPO US 24K maps. The device’s 8 GB of internal memory can also be expanded using a microSD™ card (sold separately).
The GPSMAP 276Cx also boasts a variety of new connected features. Using Wi-Fi® or when paired via Bluetooth to the Garmin Connect™ mobile app on supported devices, the 276Cx delivers Active Weather forecasts and animated weather tracking so users can always be aware of the current weather conditions. Additional app connected features include automatic uploads, smart notifications, LiveTrack and more. The 276Cx also supports ANT+® for external sensor integration, Bluetooth® headsets and Wi-Fi® for automatic updates.
The larger, sunlight-readable 5-inch display, familiar push-button controls, and highly customizable, intuitive user interface makes the GPSMAP 276Cx as easy to use as its predecessor. There are a variety of mounting options, and with an IPX73 water rating, it’s ready to withstand the elements. Another upgrade to the classic design is the new dual battery system, which is compatible with the rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack (included), traditional AA batteries (sold separately), and several powered mount options (powered AMPS compatible mount included). The 276Cx can get up to 16 hours of battery life with the rechargeable battery, and up to 8 hours with AA batteries.
The GPSMAP 276Cx is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, boating or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 Compatible smartphone required. See Garmin.com/BLE for more details.
2 Software download required.
3 For more information on water ratings, see Garmin.com/waterrating.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, GPSMAP, BlueChart, City Navigator and ANT+ are registered trademarks, and HuntView and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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