Garmin® updates a classic: Introducing the GPSMAP® 276Cx, a versatile all-terrain GPS navigator

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 Imagery

2 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
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, and

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,
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1 Compatible smartphone required. See for more

2 Software download required.

3 For more information on water ratings, see

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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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Garmin International Inc. Maddie Estrada, 913-397-8200 [email protected]