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Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx

Product Code: GAR276CX

The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx features a 5-inch sunlight readable screen and has been designed as a multi-purpose GPS naviagtion device for use in-car, on a motorbike, handheld and on a boat or yacht.

The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx can be connected through Bluetooth, ANT+ and WiFi and features GPS and GLONASS technology, along with a Barometric Altimeter and 3D Compass. For example the Bluetooth connection provides TTS voice guidance to the helmet for motorcycle riders.

The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx comes with preloaded recreational map of Europe and 1 year free BirdsEye Satellite subscription.

A built-in microSD Card slot enables you to add additional maps for use on the road, off road and on the water.

Please note: The GPSMAP 276Cx will work on a boat but it is not a chartplotter and cannot be connected to a transducer and therefore does not provide water depth information.


Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx - £649.99


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Released in 2017 the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx descends from the popular and long discontinued Garmin GPSMAP 276C and is very similar to the Garmin nuvi 550 model, again another discontinued Garmin model. What connects it to the GPSMAP 276C and nuvi 550? Well, unlike all other Garmin devices the GPSMAP 276Cx can't be pigeon holed to fit into one department of our website, e.g. in car, motorbike, marine, handheld. That's because the GPSMAP 276Cx crosses and covers them all! The GPSMAP 276Cx is as much at home on land as it is out at sea.

The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx can be used for the following vehicles/activities:

‣Motorbike (on-road and off-road)
‣Boat, Yachts, etc
‣Walking. Hiking, Skiing, etc

The screen on the GPSMAP 276Cx is 5-inch and there are various mounting options available for different vehicles both on land and on the water. The device is also waterproof to IPX7 standards. A barometric altimeter and 3D compass is also included within the device.

The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx includes GPS and GLONASS technology for excellent satellite signal coverage. Mapping included with GPSMAP includes preloaded recreational map of Europe, worldwide basemap and 1 year free BirdsEye Satellite Subscription. The Garmin GPSMAP device features 8GB internal memory.

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Optional Maps/Charts

When you purchase the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx from ActiveGPS it comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap, recreational map of Europe and 1-year access to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. However, there are a number of additional maps and charts you can add to the GPSMAP 276Cx to increase the unit capabilities and display comprehensive maps and information you need on the GPSMAP 276Cx's 5-inch display. These maps include:

Garmin Marine Charts

Take to the seas around the UK, Europe and further afield with the Garmin BlueChart g3 range of marine cartography chart SD/microSD cards. View compatible GPSMAP 276Cx Garmin BlueChart g3 titles. (Please note: the GPSMAP 276Cx cannot provide water-depth data). Available Garmin g3 BlueChart titles for UK waters include: Scotland, West Coast, English Channel and Irish Sea.

Garmin Street-level Road Maps

Driving from A-B with the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx is a doddle when you buy and use Garmin City Navigator range of street-level road maps. You can buy regions such as Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa or North America. View the full range of available Garmin City Navigator maps for use with the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx.

Garmin TOPO maps

Heading into the heart of Europe for hiking, walking, cycling, skiing, rock climbing, etc, activities? Garmin topographical maps provide detailed information including elevation and contours. Maps available to purchase include: Switzerland, Spain, France, French mountains (Alps + Pyrenees) and Italy among many others. View the full range of TOPO map titles for use with the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx.

Garmin GB Discoverer Maps

Hit the countryside of Great Britain with Ordnance Survey (OS) maps on the screen of the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx. Maps are available to purchase in either 1:50K or 1:25K scale. Areas and regions covered include: all of Great Britain 1:50K, Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, Yorkshire Wolds Way 1:25K and North Highlands 1:25K among many others. View all of the Garmin GB Discoverer titles that you can buy and use with the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx.

You can use the GPSMAP 276Cx on the road in drive mode in a car. For use on a motorbike you can choose curvy roads as a preference to provide a more enjoyable route with winding roads. Bluetooth is also available and with a headset (sold separately) you can get TTS voice guidance direct to your motorcycle helmet.

Connect to a smartphone to get Active Weather (animated weather radar). You can also receive smart notifications such as emails, SMS, social media updates or Live Track (share location with family and friends).

ANT+ and WiFi are also available. Wirelessly connect to external sensors via ANT+ like tempe for external temperature readings. Use WiFi for over-the-air updates and Garmin Connect database syncs.

For power you can connect the Garmin device to a power supply such as a cigarette lighter socket in a car. Alternatively there is an included NiNH power pack (included) which provides up to 17h of battery power. Alternatively you can use 3 AA batteries (sold separately) which will provide up to 9h of battery life.

There is an optional external antenna for better satellite tracking (MCX connector in-built to the GPSMAP 276Cx).

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Features

‣5-inch sunlight readable WVGA display
‣Multi-purpose satnav for use on road (including motorcycles), on water and off road.
‣Drive mode for on road use with City Navigator road maps
‣GPS and GLONASS technology
‣Barometric altimeter
‣3D Compass
‣Includes worldwide basemap, recreational map of Europe and free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription
‣MicroSD Card slot to add road maps, on the water maps and off road mapping
‣Bluetooth TTS voice guidance for direct to helmet of motorcycle
‣Curvy roads option for motorcycle riders
‣ANT+ connectivity (ie. tempe for external temperature readings
‣WiFi connection (over-the-air updates and Garmin Connect database syncs)
‣Connect smartphone for weather radar and receive emails, SMS text messages, social media updates
‣LiveTrack enables you to share your location with friends and family
‣Waterproof - IPX7 standards
‣Optional external antenna for improved satellite tracking (MCX connector)
‣Various mounts for use in different vehicles
‣Power by provided power cable, NiMH power pack (included) or 3 AA batteries (optional)
‣8GB internal memory
‣2 year manufacturers guarantee


The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx is a very versatile GPS device and as such it can be mounted in various ways to various vehicle types.

For marine use, use the powered marine mount.
For in car use, use the powered dashboard mount.
For cycling use, use the non-powered handlbar mount.
For motorbike, quad or other two, three or four wheeled all-terrain vehicles use the AMPS rugged mount.

Please note: The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx when purchased from ActiveGPS includes the

What's in the box? (when purchased from

Product Code: GAR276CX

‣1 year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription
‣AMPS powered mounting bracket with marine bail mount
‣Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack
‣USB cable
‣AC charger

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx? Accessories available to purchase include a protective cover, AMPS rugged mount and automotive portable friction mount with speaker. View all Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx accessories.

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Protective Cover


‣Protect your Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx outdoor device from the sun and scratches when you are not using it.

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx AMPS Rugged Mount with Power Cable


‣Mount and power your Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx on a motorbike, quad bike or other powered vehicle with a 12-volt power source.

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Auto Friction Mount Kit with Speaker


‣Mount and power your Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx on your vehicles dashboard. Includes speaker for spoken voice directions.

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Maps

The Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx is compatible with the following Garmin mapping series:

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx g3 BlueCharts

‣BlueCharts for boats and yachts
‣Read more about g3 BlueCharts

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx TOPO Maps

‣Explore 1:25K or 1:50K the UK and Europe with Topographical mapping
‣Read more about Topographical maps

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx City Navigator

‣City Navigator Street-Level maps is available for world countries and regions
‣Read more about Garmin City Navigator maps

Do you have a question about the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx? Submit your question via our contact page.

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS, GLONASS, Bletooth
‣Display: 5-inch sunlight readable WVGA display (800 x 480 pixels)
‣Battery life: NiMH (up to 17h of battery life), 3 AA batteries (up to 9h of battery life)
‣Waypoints/favourites/locations: 10,000
‣Routes: 250
‣Track Log: 20,000 points, 250 saved tracks
‣Basemap: Yes (worldwide basemap)
‣NMEA input/output: NMEA 0183 (basic data; speed, gps data) - Note - This device is not a chartplotter and depth information is not available
‣Built-in memory: 8GB (3.2GB available to use)
‣Ability to add maps: Yes; on road, off road and on the water
‣Garmin radar compatible: No
‣Garmin sonar compatible: No
‣Waterproof: Yes, IPX7
‣Dimensions: Width - 191.5mm, Height - 94.5mm, Depth - 44.0mm
‣Weight: 450g with NiMH rechargable battery (included). 415g with AA batteries (Not included)
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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