Garmin GPSmap276c - how good are they

Submitted: Friday, Apr 06, 2007 at 17:43
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I need to replace my now dead "non-mapping" gps and am interested in how the Garmin GPSmap276c performs. Being one of the worlds greatest skeptics I only believe so-much of what the sales people tell me and would prefer to hear what owner/users have to say of this product. I have no need for city based mapping & only plan on loading T4A or similar. I spend considerable time in remote areas and get great comfort to know where I'm lost. One thing that does disappoint me with this unit is the fact it uses "Garmin memory cards" & not microSD like some of the latest units. I'd like to know if it can show your T4A on-screen position and at the same time be connected to a laptop with oziexplorer moving map. I understand 1 system is raster & the other is vector, and normally, never the twain shall meet, so no great lost if it can't.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Friday, Apr 06, 2007 at 18:06

Friday, Apr 06, 2007 at 18:06
Wow you know how to pick an absolutly perfect GPS but what a pity you need the SD card but alas , don't panic because Garmin has exactly what you need in the Nuvi 660 , will be a lot cheaper than the 276c , I am using one with a 2gb SD card , I have T4A installed to the card , it also becomes my Bluetooth hands free for the phone,it also dials the number, anyhow mate have a look at the specs , and the bottom link is my GPS page, Damn it I see they have reduced the price too, You can also download 1000s POIs , and the mapping in the GPS is brilliant
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Reply By: Burnie M - Sunday, Apr 08, 2007 at 23:10

Sunday, Apr 08, 2007 at 23:10
I would not recommend the nuvi 660 for offroad use

It does not have a tracklog, compass screen or positions in UTM (eastings/northings) just latitdue ad longitude

If you want the convenience features of the nuvi but also these features then have a look at a new unit - zumo 550. It is designed for motorcycling but has a good set of features for onroad/offroad use

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2007 at 10:41

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2007 at 10:41
Friend of mine has the 276c and its a pearler. Bigger screen, road maps and also offroad use which the nuvi doesnt have. I would love one! I have a Garmin 60cs and the 60 csx has a sd slot just a smaller screen.\

It will show u where u r onscreen and communicate to the laptop too
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