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Garmin GPSMAP 276C

The GPSMAP 276C is an all-in-one, versatile, color chartplotter and automobile navigator - perfect for land or water. This portable GPS navigator feat...

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published 18/05/2007

Big disappointment, I%u2019ve had Garmin products before so thought I would stick with a brand I knew. I did a lot of online research, their website, their distributors websites and catalogues, forums, reviews etc.. Was convinced by the product info that the 276c or 278 would easily allow me to transfer charts from my PC to the Garmin. This was pretty key to me as I knew they had small screens compared to other models. What the blurb doesn%u2019t tell you is you need to spend loads more for it to work. The bill - over £800 in the end and that%u2019s with discount on the unit. I%u2019ve also seen product information that says it has an audio jack output, it doesn%u2019t, it has a Garmin multi-pin plug that won%u2019t fit your headphones, cassette accessory or any of your other standard jack plugs. So beware of Garmin product information, don%u2019t expect it to %u2018do what it says on the tin%u2019!

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Not for me

published 20/07/2008

I've used this unit (GPSMAP 276C) at sea and on land and it simply cannot hold on to a satellite fix long enough to be of any meaningful use.

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Not for me

published 18/05/2007

It doesn't do what Garmin say - so not pleased. Good that it shows what accuracy it works at but bad that the accuracy is poor. Don't rely on this for coastal work or you'll hit the rocks! Also you don't see accuracy when in the chart mode so you don't know how near you are as accuracy changes with position.

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Product Information : Garmin GPSMAP 276C

Manufacturer's product description

The GPSMAP 276C is an all-in-one, versatile, color chartplotter and automobile navigator - perfect for land or water. This portable GPS navigator features a 256-color TFT display that's easy to read in bright sun along with a built-in basemap and auto routing to provide you with turn-by-turn directions to the marina for a day of boating. On water, the GPSMAP 276C is a dependable, color chartplotter with a built-in Autoroute basemap enhanced by Garmin's marine cartography. It accepts pre-programmed or user programmed data cards with MapSource BlueChart for offshore detail or Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots for detail of inland lakes. In addition, the GPSMAP 276C supports external NMEA sources for water depth, water temperature, and water speed through two serial interfaces. The unit also features a Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) - an advanced navigation tool commonly found on aircraft, but equally practical in the marine environment. The CDI quickly indicates if a boat has veered off course. On land, the GPSMAP 276C's Americas or European Autoroute basemap features interstates and major highways. With an optional automotive kit that includes MapSource City Select software, data card, friction mount, and 12-volt power adapter with speaker, drivers can receive voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions to addresses and points of interest throughout the United States and Canada or Europe. For map transfer or software updates, the GPSMAP 276C features a fast USB-PC interface. The unit is also powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, or a standard 110-volt AC plug.

Product Details

Product Description: Garmin GPSMAP 276C - GPS receiver

Product Type: GPS receiver

Display: Colour - 480 x 320, 3.8" colour - 480 x 320

Preloaded Maps: South America, Canada, USA, Alaska, Central America, Mexico

Interface: Serial, USB, NMEA 0183, RTCM SC-104 DGPS

Receiver: 12 channel

SBAS: WAAS

DGPS: DGPS ready

Functions & Services: Tide Tab, bearing, distance, elevation, CTS (Course to Steer), MOB (Man Overboard), ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival), VMG (Velocity Made Good), speed, ETE (Estimated Time Enroute)

Included Software: MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager, Garmin Americas Autoroute Basemap

Card Reader: Garmin Data Card

Protection: Waterproof

Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.5 cm x 4.8 cm x 8.1 cm

Weight: 390 g, 681 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty, 2 years warranty

Recommended Use: Marine

General

MPN: 010-00331-00, 010-00331-01, 010-00331-51, GPSMAP 276C

Product Type: GPS receiver

Preloaded Maps: South America, Canada, USA, Alaska, Central America, Mexico

Receiver: 12 channel

Card Reader: Garmin Data Card

Interface: Serial, USB, NMEA 0183, RTCM SC-104 DGPS

Functions & Services: Tide Tab, bearing, distance, elevation, CTS (Course to Steer), MOB (Man Overboard), ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival), VMG (Velocity Made Good), speed, ETE (Estimated Time Enroute)

Included Software: MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager, Garmin Americas Autoroute Basemap

Compatible Software: MapSource City Select

Grids: UTM, MGRS, Lat/Lon, User, Loran TDs, Maidenhead

SBAS: WAAS

DGPS: DGPS ready

Aerial: External

Accuracy: Position - 15 m ¦ Velocity - 0.05 m/sec ¦ Position - 3 - 5 m ( with DGPS ) ¦ Position - 3 m ( with WAAS )

Update Rate: 1/second

Recommended Use: Marine

Features: Preinstalled POIs

Display

Type: LCD - colour

Resolution: 480 x 320

Display Illumination: Yes

Diagonal Size: 3.8"

Acquisition Times

Warm: 15 sec

Cold: 45 sec

Navigation

Waypoints: 3000

Tracks: 15

Tracklog Points: 10000

Routes: 50

Waypoints per route: 300

Trip Computer: Avoid U-turns, avoid highways, TracBack, average speed, maximum speed, trip timer, trip distance, avoid toll roads, sun/moon positions

Connections

Interfaces: Antenna ¦ Serial

Battery

Type: Lithium Ion

Included Qty: 1

Required Qty: 1

Run Time (Up To): 15 hours

Miscellaneous

Protection: Waterproof

Waterproof Standard: IPX7

Included Accessories: PC cable, mounting bracket, AC power adaptor

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 14.5 cm

Depth: 4.8 cm

Height: 8.1 cm

Weight: 390 g, 681 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty, 2 years warranty

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: -15 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 60 °C, 70 °C

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