Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx 5053-070

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx

  • Available prices $1050.00

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On land, snow, or water, this powerful GPS gets you headed in the right direction. The 276Cx is a navigation focused GPS. Key features like a built in worldwide basemap, multiple map format compatibility, and a customizable user interface are all there to make navigating easy. Includes a free 1 year subscription to Garmin’s BirdsEye satellite imagery program, so you can take full advantage of the large colour screen for a clear view of your surroundings. The tilt compensated 3-axis electronic compass shows your heading even when you're stationary, ensuring you are always facing the right direction. With Garmin’s excellent (and free) Connect app on your smartphone, you can set up live tracking to let friends or family see where you are in real time. If you are using one of Garmin’s compatible sensors (heart rate, temperature, etc.), that data can be sent with your location. Though getting lost can be part of the fun, getting where you want to go leaves more time for adventuring; the 276Cx can help get you where you want to go.

  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver supports both GPS and GLONASS networks. Opening up more satellites, meaning a faster connection and a more accurate signal.
  • Works with either the included rechargeable battery pack or 3 AAA batteries (lithium or NiMH recommended).
  • Free 1 year subscription with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery allows users to download satellite images to their GPS or paired smartphone.
  • Supports Garmin TOPO maps, Garmin HuntView™ maps, BlueChart® g2 HD marine charts, City Navigator®, and more.
  • Garmin Connect smartphone app opens up smart notifications, active weather forecasts and tracking, training functionality, live tracking, and more.
  • Works with many Garmin sensors and accessories, from speed and cadence sensors, to heartrate monitors, to temperature sensors, and external antennas.
  • In the box: GPSMAP 276Cx, 1 year BirdsEye satellite Imagery subscription download key, AMPS powered mounting bracket with marine bail mount, lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack, USB cable, AC charger, and a quick start guide.

Tech specs

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Weight 450g
Ideal for
  • Travel
  • Backcountry skiing
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Built-in memory 8GB
Dimensions 19.2 x 9.5 x 4.4cm
Snooze No
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch No
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

Interface USB and Wireless
Low battery warning Yes
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

Garmin Connect

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Heart rate monitor Sold separately
Distance/time alarm Yes
Floats No
Interval training No
Bluetooth Yes
Auto pause

Automatically pauses timer when you stop or go below a specified pace.

Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Sold separately
Battery life 8-16 h
Chest strap Sold separately
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.


Waypoints consist of a standard set of coordinates (two for land, three for air or space) that identify a specific physical location. A route is navigated between two or more waypoints.

Metric/imperial units format Yes
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Not compatible
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Area calculation No
Track log 20,000 points, 250 saved tracks
Tide tables No
Battery power indicator Yes
Data card microSD card (not included)
Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Not compatible
Touch screen No
Heart rate target zones

Displays heart rate zones during activity.

Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Workout history No
Wireless sync No
WiFi Yes
Button lock No
Batteries Lithium-ion (included) or 3 AA (not included)
Routes 250
Haptic feedback No
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Pause timer

Pauses the timer when slowing or stopping, and automatically resumes when moving again.

Pace alarm

An alarm that notifies you if you vary from a pre-set pace.

ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

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