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    Quote Originally Posted by kenskind View Post
    Go buy a Class 10 UHS 3 micro SD card that do 100m/s reads and writes put your maps on there and come back again. The internal memory is only okayish in terms of speed. A proper fast SD card makes searching and rendering near instant. My 276cx works brilliantly. Still get the odd freeze with T4A. But very seldom. I'm 18.04 T4A.
    I'll also try, thanks. If this is the solution, its a major oversight on the part of Garmin not to supply the card with the GPS to avoid all these bad experiences. Typical penny wise, pound foolish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRwit View Post
    I'm still very disappointed with my cx.... I still feel like I wasted my money (lots of it).

    My kids used it on their recent trip and they also reported it freezing on them. I have not had it happen to me yet, but....

    After the upgrade to 4.2, it takes "ages" for the GPS to present results when using FIND. The old model was just so "sorted" and much faster to use. Its ONLY shortcoming, in my view, was its limited memory.

    Zooming in and out of maps also takes unacceptably long (I don't have a memory card in it any more - its almost pointless)

    For technology at least 15 years more modern, this GPS is ruined by is software (and hardware??).


    I feel the same way and am not yet confident with the new (old unit) Had my old 276 running in parallel as backup.
    The unit did freeze up a couple of times when I selected a POI to go to. Was still running 3.8 and T4A 17.10.

    Updated last night to 4.3 but haven't tested again. Update. Tested tonight SoS. This is the worst piece of kit I have ever bought. What makes it even worse is that it wasn't cheap either.
    I'm doing a Angola trip in June and surely hope I can use this 276Cx on its own.

    Will also try the SD card thing.

    BTW. What other maps are you guys using when not in the bush? The included maps I got when I bought were useless.
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    Default Re: GPSMAP 276Cx

    Google Earth both in the bush and in the cities worldwide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtrob1 View Post
    Google Earth both in the bush and in the cities worldwide
    Data costs when in African countries?
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    Default Re: GPSMAP 276Cx

    No Problem.
    Two alternatives>
    1. We investigate the basics of where we would like to go before leaving a base which has wifi. Then open Google Earth and draw several routes.
    Most times done well in advance before leaving home.
    Load the GPX files into the GPS. And open which ever one we would like to travel in OSM maps.
    While on our marked track often other roads will come up and if keen ride down them. And breadcrumb for further rides and save for future use or for friends.
    2. Same method but once in an neighbouring country. ie: in Zim and going into Zambia. Use the hotel, B&B or campsite wi fi and plot routes.
    Just always convert routes into tracks.
    Also buy paper maps in the countries visited. And OSM maps will offer you the world country by country.

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    Default Re: GPSMAP 276Cx

    Quote Originally Posted by kenskind View Post
    Go buy a Class 10 UHS 3 micro SD card
    I have not been able to find this anywhere!! Best I could do was UHS-1 Class 10 also claimed to do 100MB/s.
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    Default Re: GPSMAP 276Cx

    Quote Originally Posted by kenskind View Post
    Go buy a Class 10 UHS 3 micro SD card that do 100m/s reads and writes put your maps on there and come back again. The internal memory is only okayish in terms of speed. A proper fast SD card makes searching and rendering near instant. My 276cx works brilliantly. Still get the odd freeze with T4A. But very seldom. I'm 18.04 T4A.
    Kenskind, what is the point of using a UHS-3 SD card in a device that can not support UHS-3?

    To be able to support UHS-3, the GPS should have an additional row of pins but 276cx has only a single row meaning it could, at best, read UHS-1. I just want to understand if somehow there is STILL a benefit to using UHS-3.

    I've installed a UHS-1 Class 10 card into mine, but I'm not (yet) convinced that anything has materially changed.
    Best regards
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