Bigger is better with Garmin’s newest portable, the GPSMAP® 696. It has a bright, sunlight readable 7-inch diagonal display that is as crisp and color rich as any available in aviation portables. This new larger format enables a full range of features not possible on smaller units, including: split screen panel page with a large map, a high resolution terrain page showing hazards relative to your altitude and a vertical profile of terrain along your route of flight, plus so much more. The GPSMAP 696 also becomes Garmin’s first portable with Victor airways and Jet routes. New weather features are also added into the Garmin GPSMAP 696, including Icing Forecast and Pilot Reports (XM WX Satellite Weather “Aviator Pro” subscription required for these new weather products). The XM WX Aviator package continues to deliver NEXRAD images with Cell Movement and Echo Tops, in addition to Winds Aloft, TFRs, graphic and textual METARs, Terminal Forecasts and more.
The Garmin GPSMAP 696 also takes our intuitive, easy-to-use operations to a new level with an integrated rotary knob/joystick or “click stick.” This G1000-like addition eliminates rocker pad data entry by providing an efficient-to-use rotary knob which selects alpha-numerics and advances the cursor with a quick tap of the joystick. The same joystick makes map panning and waypoint identification on the map page fast and intuitive.
Another key feature in the Garmin GPSMAP 696 is Garmin FliteCharts®, which adds Class I / Class II Electronic Flight Bag capability, thereby reducing the use of paper in the cockpit. FliteCharts are derived from NACO Terminal Procedures, covering the entire US, and are preloaded electronically in the unit. FliteCharts will disable when the data is over 6 months out-of-date. Purchasing a subscription is required for continuous chart availability. The new fly.garmin.com website will allow owners to subscribe to FliteCharts and also update each database necessary to keep their GPSMAP 696 up-to-date in three simple steps.
The new top-of-the-line Garmin GPSMAP 696 retains the popular aviation features of our industry-leading GPSMAP 496, including: Smart Airspace, AOPA Airport Directory data (US only), Towers & Obstructions (US and Europe), SafeTaxi (US only) and fast 5 Hz GPS updates.
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