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8.2 out of 10

Garmin Aera 796

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Overall 10
10

Way Nice

waderwilly, Ebay
19 April 2014
  • Summary: This thing rocks. My only complaint is that I am having to jump through hoops to get it registered because the serial number is already listed with the original owner with Garmin.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for everybody

Donnie D. Todd, Jr, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: I switched from a 696 to the 796. This was definitely not an upgrade. While the unit works well, the logistics are not good. 1: the unit will not update via an SD card. It has to be removed from the aircraft and tethered to a computer for updates. 2: and updates are another issue. The Garmin site is not very effective in installing updates, especially if you want to load more than a few states. Failures are very common after extended periods of downloading.
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Overall 10
10

Easy to use, a must to havewith you on a flight.

chiquimulja, Ebay
5 November 2013
  • Summary: Great aid for the pilot on the go, includes different views, easy to handle and use, cool design, great graphics, recomended if you have a couple of bucks extra and looking for something more exclusive.
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Overall 10
10

Wow could not ask for more

tim parsons, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: More then I expected, great garmin Comes with multiple options for mounting battery life is great. Love the 3d viewing blue tooth great for connecting optional weather antenna
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Overall 8
8.0

if it is very good gps if not recommend it and used it a lot but the little

roberto6633, Ebay
21 September 2013
  • Summary: sorry I forgot to qualify and could not use it but it and seen and made ​​me very good I think it is very good gps yosi recommend especially since es'portatil
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Overall 10
10

Software issues mostly resolved.

Tom in Montana, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: I was an early user of the product and had several software issues. I am happy to report that for the most part they are now resolved. My old unit was a 396 and this is much bigger and better in most ways. It took some time to get used to the touch screen in a bouncing airplane but now I would not trade it for any other instrument in the panel. I think the 3D vision is a questionable feature and find I do not use it. I like the topo map feature better.
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Overall 10
10

Great gps

Issac Aimaq, Amazon
12 May 2013
  • Summary: Very happy with it. I've been using it for more than a year. I also have ipad 3 with foreflight but mostly the aera is mounted to my yoke. I wish the subscription was cheaper.
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Overall 10
10

I pinch myself every time I use this to make sure I'm not dreaming

DHS, Amazon
22 March 2013
  • Summary: The synthetic vision with terrain is a safety feature unparalleled in GA cockpits. Add full featured weather and XM music through the headsets and it is the cheapest and most valuable docking station avionic in the stack. I have bought two and may buy a third. I am trying to use my Foreflight in the 3rd plane I fly with it's new terrain but it isn't even close in safety. In the panel of the 414 it looks good with the 530 and MX20 but provides better information.
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Overall 4
4.0

Oregon flight

Justine M. Fowler, Amazon
18 March 2013
  • Summary: Flying through Oregon in April and deverting around snow storms and using the 796 it suddenly without warning quit on its battery. It was connected to the aircraft plug in but still refused to work. Another brand of GPS (a back up) worked fine in the plug in and saved the day. Garmin said it needed updated and that seems to fix the problem but I do not trust it and will sell it if I can. I cannot recommend buying one.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin Aera 796

Capn Jim, Amazon
17 March 2013
  • Summary: This is one awesome GPS. So bright and clear. Very easy and intuitive to operate. Touch screen much preferable to buttons. In Tidewater Virginia the terrain feature not very useful but would be in mountains. 3-D view also not very exciting. Expensive to keep up all the database, but I am glad of my purchase.
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