The 295 good unit but old info..Thinking about going IPAD FAA approved
15 February 2012
Summary: The Garmin always worked perfect.sometimes lost signal only for a moment though.I have Garmin for my boat car and airplane.Always felt they were on the cutting edge.Sad however that I paid 1495.00 for my 295, And at sun and fun I was told I would always be able to buy the upgrade for it.Every two years or so I would upgrade the unit.I would simply buy the disk and with my pc it was simple.I was considering the new top of the line Garmin 796,at 2499.00.Im afraid that in 3...
Summary: This GPS have always been a very respected navigation aid. It is somewhat outdated by newer Garmin versions, including terrain alert, better memory and quicker data processing, but it is still the essence of what is needed from a GPS. As an used item one must pay attention to batteries. If not removed from unit after each use they may leak and damage GPS circuits - this is one of the most common source of malfunctions in this model.
Summary: It'not the latest GPS on the market, but it still get's you to where you want to go. A new Jep database (airports don't move, but some frequencies change) and you have an excellent flying aid at half the price of a new Garmin.
Conclusion: The Garmin GPSMAP 295 is an excellent, professional, portable GPS navigation device. It is expensive to buy and maintain but will appeal to keen amateurs who want a ‘stand alone’ system with full support and excellent colour screen visibility.
Summary: This GPS rocks. I am a new pilot that is looking to extend the distances of my cross country flights and now i can no problem. The Gps is very accurate and shows every move in a decent screen refresh rate. The backlight is strong enough to allow clarity even with extreme sun glare. I like to use the yoke mount with the GPS for convience and one hand operation. It also has loads of information of every landmark on the GPS's map.
Summary: I like its advanced features and color screen. It is a little more complicated than my older Garmin GPS V but that should be expected as it does a great deal more. I bought this particular model because it was absolutely the most bang for the buck. To get all of its features in a newer version would have cost 2 to 3 times more w/o a corresponding increase in capabilities or features.
Summary: This GPS is somewhat dated, the refessh rate is somewahat slow. Overall the unit is usefull as a backup or as a second GPS to display information not shown on the primary GPS screen. I had trouble with a loose connection in the circuit that used the batteries to power the unit, cost $250 for repair. I probably would hold out for a 396, I suspect with the inroduction of the 496 these 396's will come down in price.