Garmin 696 GPS
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Combining advanced glass cockpit features with a Garmin’s biggest screen ever, the GPSMAP 696 is truly a portable multi-function display.
Here’s why you’ll love it
Huge 7” screen. Terrain alerts and simulated instruments have never looked better, and charts can be shown at almost full resolution. The screen is also extremely bright, for superior readability in bright sunlight.
Digital Charts. Finally, an easy way to view digital charts in the cockpit, with no extra wires or CDs to load. The 696 comes preloaded with all FAA/NACO approach plates, including arrivals, departures, airport diagrams and approaches.
XM Weather (Optional). Nobody does datalink weather better than Garmin. Just plug in the GXM 42 Weather Antenna (sold separately) and you can display NEXRAD radar, satellite images, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, and much more (requires separate subscription).
Simulated instrument panel. Pilots have come to love Garmin’s simulated instrument panel, which displays GPS-derived instruments for speed, altitude, vertical speed, bank angle and heading.
Terrain alerts. A dedicated terrain page shows nearby terrain and obstacles, and a side view of upcoming terrain. Plus, pop-up alerts warn you of potential danger no matter what page you are viewing.
AOPA Airport Directory. The most comprehensive collection of airport and facility information, including FBO services, ground transportation, hotels, area attractions and much more.
Taxiway Maps. SafeTaxi™ maps show you detailed airport diagrams for over 650 airports—with your airplane’s position overlaid on the map.
Truly Portable. Unlike hard to use computers or electronic flight bags, the 696 includes an internal battery and internal GPS antenna. You can fly completely wire-free if needed.
Measures 5 3/4”l x 7 3/4”h x 1 1/2”d; weighs 2.3 lbs.
Includes: GPS unit with internal battery and GPS antenna, external GPS antenna, USB interface cable, yoke mount, wall charger, 10-36V power plug, free Jeppesen® update, quick reference guide, owner’s manual.
Garmin GMX 42 Weather/SiriusXM
XM Weather has been a valuable in-flight decision tool for years, and the new SiriusXM service is even better. Available in three service levels, SiriusXM Aviation lets you monitor high resolution radar, track Cloud-to-Cloud or Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Strikes, TAFs, METARs, Winds and more. Plus, get over 130 channels, including commercial-free music plus the best sports, news, talk, comedy and entertainment when you add SiriusXM Satellite Radio to your account. Works anywhere in the US, even on the ground. The new GXM 42 antenna is the latest version of the famous Garmin “hockey puck” antenna, unlocking all the weather and radio features pilots love. Compatible with the new Garmin 796 and existing Garmin 796s with a software update. A subscription is required and they start at approximately $35.00 per month.“