Garmin announced several new enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. New for Android, Garmin Pilot customers can now access synthetic vision (SVX), as well as pilot-configurable checklists within the app. Customers using Garmin Pilot on an Apple mobile device can take advantage of weight and balance calculations tailored to helicopter operators, Search and Rescue (SAR) options and more. With the latest upgrade, both platforms also offer connectivity with the GDL 52/GDL 51 portable receivers, the D2 Charlie aviator watch and the VIRB 360 camera. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot adds new features to iOS and Android mobile devices"
Garmin announced the GDL 82 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, the latest addition to the most comprehensive line-up of certified ADS-B solutions available from Garmin. The GDL 82 is a small, lightweight Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) with built-in GPS that uniquely integrates with the aircraft's existing transponder and transponder antenna. This new, patent-pending installation design allows for a streamlined installation. For aircraft owners looking for a turnkey solution to satisfy the requirements of ADS-B Out in the most economical manner, the GDL 82 is a straightforward path to meet regulatory requirements. Continue reading "Garmin introduces cost-effective solution to ADS-B Out for general aviation"
Garmin announced the GDL 52/51, a series of portable receivers that are capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather1 and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices. The flagship GDL 52 combines all of these functions into a single device, while the GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM1 Aviation weather and audio entertainment. Both variants also receive GPS position data and display back-up attitude information2 within compatible portable devices. Wireless and hardwired compatibility is extended to include G3X™ Touch, the aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot app, giving customers access to a full-featured suite of weather products, ADS-B traffic and more using a single device. Continue reading "Garmin introduces industry-first, all-in-one portable ADS-B and SiriusXM Aviation receiver"
Garmin announced the versatile VIRB 360, a compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera. The waterproof1 VIRB 360 is an easy-to-use camera that captures impressive high-quality video up to 5.7K/30fps, with four built-in microphones to ensure everything sounds as good as it looks in any direction. Whether users are kayaking down river rapids or mountain biking through rough terrain, the VIRB 360's 4K Spherical Stabilization2 makes every video smooth and steady. Continue reading "Garmin introduces the VIRB 360"
When Garmin introduced the G3X Touch displays as an upgrade to the original G3X a few years ago, they did so with a large screen, landscape format screen that provided plenty f room to display everything a pilot needed to navigate and monitor aircraft systems. They followed it up with a 7" landscape display for those that wanted a secondary display, but had limited panel space. Neither of these fit in the place of the original G3X 370/375 portrait format displays, making upgrading to the faster touch screens difficult for some. Continue reading "Garmin 470 Touchscreen Portrait Displays - First Look"
Garmin announced several global enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. European IFR autorouting and flight plan filing, improved airspace classifications, the wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts via Flight Stream 510 and more are available with the latest Garmin Pilot update for Apple mobile devices. Additionally, Garmin Pilot is making its debut as a comprehensive global navigation application for Android mobile devices, allowing customers to flight plan and view weather products throughout the world within the app. These series of global enhancements bring superior flight planning, filing, flight logging capabilities and more to Garmin Pilot customers within an all-inclusive, single application solution. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot™ Application Expands Features, Capabilities and Global Reach"