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Garmin GPSMAP 496

Garmin GPSMAP 496
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7 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 496. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 496 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Product Specifications

Fly smarter and safer with the GPSMAP 496 on board. This "know-it-all" mini-MFD puts more power and information at your fingertips than any other portable handheld in the history of aviation. Similar to the GPSMAP 396, the 496 combines satellite datalink weather with a detailed color map and terrain alerting, then takes it up a notch with even more high-end software and features. The 496 is a "must have" for any pilot. When in the air, Garmin's Smart Airspace feature makes it easier than ever to identify what airspace lies ahead. Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to the pilot's current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude, which gives you increased situational awareness. The GPSMAP 496 features a built-in Jeppesen database with terrain and obstacle databases. Fly with informed confidence thanks to the enhanced, higher-resolution terrain database. With over ten times as much data as the 396's terrain database, the 496 provides even more visual reference. It monitors your current position in relation to surrounding terrain to provide alerts. Even customize your own minimum clearance levels to receive terrain cautions. With the unit's Jeppesen database, you can view your flight route displayed over contour terrain mapping. The addition of private airports and heliports to the database provides even more navigation and emergency "nearest" options. For added realism and safety, the 496 updates map data and "Panel" page instruments at 5 Hz, a significantly faster update rate that gives you a smoother, near "real-time" presentation of your aircraft's analog indicators, such as the HSI and turn coordinator. Garmin's GPSMAP 496 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps and a hefty points of interest (POIs) database, including motels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply enter a destination, and you're automatically routed with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions. In addition, GPSMAP 496 accepts customized points of interest such as school zones and safety cameras and includes proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. GPSMAP 496 is the world's most highly evolved aviation portable.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.8"
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7 cm
Resolution:480 x 320

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.9in
Height:3.2in
Weight:14.1oz
Width:5.7in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Europe/North America / South America

GPS System

DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:Speed
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Aviation
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:496
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPSMAP

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:15
Waypoints:3000
Waypoints per route:300

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Reference Guide
Title:GPSMAP 496
Type:Pocket guide/User manual
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