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4.7 out of 10

Garmin GPSMAP 196

This WAAS-capable unit has detailed moving map graphics, HSI ste Read more

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Overall 10
10

i am getting 14 hours or more off the 4 aa battries

locolopez4062, Ebay
9 April 2014
  • Summary: great unit runs off aa batteries. great for aircraft with no electric systems .would also be good as a backup unit
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Overall 8
8.0

good deal

aberempel, Ebay
2 July 2013
  • Summary: good for the use I need it for, handy and easy to follow the features, good for the price you pay///////////////////////////​///////////////////////////
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Overall 10
10

I have tested in flight by the helicopter, very much it was pleasant to me!

sanek190607, Ebay
5 November 2012
  • Summary: For use of the device are necessary knowledge of English language, bases of knowledge of use of satellite navigators are necessary! Is возможнось перепрошивки on your native language!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent device for using in small airplanes.

mouse-male, Ebay
4 October 2011
  • Summary: Bought this receiver for using in personal airplane. It is designed for aviation use, not for cars. For the plenes this is a perfect device, with multiple unique functions.
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Overall 2
2.0

Should be Discontinued!!!

Richard Peterson, Amazon
19 February 2011
  • Summary: I wanted to replace my stolen Garmin 495 with a more affordable unit. The 196 is the only unit still available that would fit my 495/496 accessories. I fly helicopters in Alaska and the Lower 48. The 196, according to the Garmin Support Person, has only enough memory to have EITHER the Northern Americas or the Southern Americas database, but NOT BOTH!
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Overall 10
10

GPS for Aviation

Grandpa "JR", Amazon
4 February 2011
  • Summary: The technology has been around for years but works fine. To upgrade with Garmin, it was difficult. I finally got it done. Since I fly a plane with a glass panel, I use this as backup in case of electrical failure with the on-board equipment. I chose the Garmin because of reputation and the fact that the AA batteries last quite a while. The "Anywhere" GPS, that was in the running, the batteries don't last that long.
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Overall 10
10

Great Aviation GPS

skinkat101, Ebay
5 January 2011
  • Summary: This used GPS works great! It was inexpensive and meets my needs as a new pilot. I like the quality of a Garmin GPS.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great GPS for the money

subdriver7, Ebay
7 December 2010
  • Summary: This is the second GPSMAP 196 unit I have purchased. Garmin really did it right on this one so when I needed a second unit for my other plane I went back to dependability and what works well again. Their newer generation aviation GPS models are just too expensive and this older model is perhaps the only one that fills the gap nicely between too basic and too expensive.
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Overall 10
10

Extremely reliable and completely trouble free. I have about ...

michael placentra, Amazon
29 November 2010
  • Summary: Extremely reliable and completely trouble free. I have about 400 hours on my Garmin 196 over 11 years. Extremely cold temperatures down to -30F at altitude where I'm not sure I'd want to rely on a touch screen. It does everything I need it to do and never a hiccup in 10 years.
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Overall 8
8.0

GPS 196

John P Chapple, Amazon
10 October 2010
  • Summary: We are using this device to test the GPS antenna feed. It works well for this application with the correct rf connectors.
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