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Garmin GPSMAP 696

Large 7-inch diagonal WVGA sunlight readable display XM weather Read more

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Garmin GPSMAP 696 Aviation GPS Offers Split-screen Versatility

15 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Garmin takes portable aviation GPS to the next level with its GPSMAP 696 multi-function display (MFD) model. The 696 features a big (7-inches diagonal), bright, high-resolution display that can be operated in split-screen mode to display maps and instruments simultaneously. You may also use all of the display for maps, taxiway diagrams, weather, terrain, and more.
  • Pros: Big, high-resolution screen permits simultaneous map and instrument viewing., XM satellite weather radio and integrated weather display layer., High-resolution terrain alert features.
  • Cons: May have difficulty finding room for it in the cockpit., Study up and practice to master all of its features and controls.
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