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5.0 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

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

michael placentra, Amazon
11 July 2014
  • 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 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 2
2.0

Should be Discontinued!!!

Richard Peterson, Amazon
18 September 2013
  • 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 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 8
8.0

GPS 196

John P Chapple, Amazon
13 May 2013
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin 196

flip, Amazon
21 February 2013
  • Summary: This unit was what I expected: simple to use, plenty of information, etc. The only things that were less than 5 stars were the connecter for updating the data base, ie I will need to purchase something to enable a connection to my computer, and the price was a bit high considering that it is as old as it is. But those are all things that I knew before purchasing. The main reason for buying this unit as opposed to the newer Garmin GPS, was the long battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin 196

peter coxhead, Amazon
14 December 2012
  • Summary: Garmin 196. Arrived on time. Exactly what was advertised. Worked fine. Very happy. Would consider purchasing again from the same vendor when looking for avionics.
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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 2
2.0

Worst human interface ever

Irene Adler "The Woman", Amazon
27 December 2011
  • Summary: Strictly speaking this review is based on another similar Garmin product, the GPSmap 296, but because much of it regards Garmin as a company and so is relevant. It is difficult to know where to start in criticizing Garmin. First, the human interface is totally unfathomable. I am a computer expert with experience in interface design. In this case, it is almost impossible to follow the logic of the menus and functions. There is no consistency or pattern.
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Overall 10
10

GPS for Aviation

Grandpa "JR", Amazon
4 October 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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