www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Garmin-gpsmap-696.33290569
6.9 out of 10

Garmin GPSMAP 696

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

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Garmin GPSMAP 696

Showing 1-10 of 10
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Carlos Mario Angel P, Amazon
26 July 2014
Overall 10
10

An outstanding product designed with a pilot in mind. Garmin did it again!

uranch, Ebay
13 July 2014
  • Summary: I started with the 196 then to the 496 then to the 696. I always used the Garmin handheld a a backup to either a GNS 430 or 530. The 696 was an easy transition with outstanding capabilities. I have since transitioned to a G-1000 which I feel the 696 made the transition easier. I have always said that Garmin never misses the mark and the transition from one product to the other is seamless.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Garmin 696 GPS

Delmer Lee, Amazon
16 June 2014
  • Summary: Garmin GPSMAP 696 Color Portable Aviation GPS is a great product. Received as advertised. Would do business with this provider again.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Garmin 696

billy, Amazon
1 January 2014
  • Summary: I have been a Garmin fan for years and learned to fly IFR in a 430 equipped C 172. I sold my Garmin 396 when I started with the airlines. I thought the technology would go with the tablets so I kept watching all my friends with Fore-flight and it seems anybody that's anybody has that set up. Problem is that when you exit the large aircraft and climb in the smaller ones you have nothing for weather.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Awesome for situational awareness in the cockpit

J. Lawson, Amazon
15 October 2013
  • Summary: The GPSMAP 696 is a great accessory for the cockpit and I would highly recomend it for any VFR pilot. It has been invaluable in helping to navigate in, under, and around complex airspace topology of class B and C airports. With the terrain database loaded, you'll also know exactly where radio towers and other obstructions are and will receive onscreen warnings as you approach them.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

I am satisfied.

saigonmarine, Ebay
6 January 2013
  • Summary: The 696 is an outstanding devise. I ferry airplanes, it is a great performer in the air and is very handy during route planning.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Very powerful, easy to use Garmin masterpiece.

cbooth7, Ebay
10 May 2011
  • Summary: After researching the various handheld options available for adding weather and current map features I decided on the 696. I am not disappointed with my decision in the least. What a powerful tool for awareness. Flying IFR with this added to the Garmin 430W is a treat. Having all the approach plates and procedures at the push of a button is great. It even shows the airplane position on the approach plate.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Garmin continues the tradition

*_lr_atyahoocom, Ebay
23 October 2010
  • Summary: Let me start by saying that I'm prejudiced. I've been flying with a Garmin 296 for about 4 years, and another Garmin before that. And I've flown planes with a Garmin 430 in the panel. So when the 696 came out, I knew it was just a matter of time. A good deal on ebay proved impossible to pass up, and here I am. The 696 is the logical extension of its predecessors.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

GPSMAP 696

psc2055, Ebay
7 March 2010
  • Summary: I just purchased a plane in November of last year and I needed a GPS for it but was on a tight budget. I already knew about Garmin GPS's and that the portable GPS 696 was the cadillac of GPS's without having to pay for a full install of a glass panel. I really love it and it will help me feel at least safer because it has a lot of features such as airport diagrams and XM weather should I decide to pay a subscription for weather.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

A 'BEST OF' product

kentjinx, Ebay
14 January 2010
  • Summary: I have a 696 in the cockpit on both our corp aircraft. I like the detailed weather on the 696 and ease of operation and learning to use it. Garmin has all user-friendly products. I did try the G796 for a week and did NOT like it, except for the detailed enroute charts. On the G796, only 4 data fields can be displayed on the home page, one in each corner. The G696, you can have 12 data fields displayed. Much better.
  • Read full review