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.