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GARMIN GPSMAP 696 - Americas

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GARMIN GPSMAP 696 - Americas

Product Description


Meet Garmin's ultimate portable MFD: the GPSMAP 696, an all-in-one navigator designed exclusively for aviation. Featuring a large screen, detailed electronic charts and real-time weather, the 696 is your own personal avionics system.

See the Big Picture The GPSMAP 696’s bright 7-inch diagonal high-definition sunlight-readable display makes detailed mapping easy to see day or night — you can even view an entire approach plate on the large-format display. For easy operation, the bezel around the screen includes soft keys and a joystick control. And with a fast 5 Hz GPS update rate, the 696 renders graphics and presents flight data smoothly and continuously.

No Chart? No Problem
With the addition of Garmin FliteCharts® and IFR map mode, the GPSMAP 696 has Class 1/Class 2 electronic flight bag (EFB) capability, reducing the use of paper charts in the cockpit. With FliteCharts, you can quickly find and view all U.S. NACO departure procedures (DP), standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), approach charts and airport diagrams. If the current approach is known, GPSMAP 696 automatically selects the correct chart based on the flight plan. When in IFR map mode, the 696 can display victor airways, jet routes, minimum enroute altitude and leg distance, much like found on paper enroute charts.

Add Weather and Radio 
The optional GXM 42 smart antenna gives you access to high-resolution weather and audio entertainment right in the cockpit (XM subscription required). XM WX™ Satellite Weather includes next generation radar (NEXRAD), aviation routine weather reports (METARs), terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs), temporary flight restrictions (TFRs), lightning, winds aloft and more for the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the 696 can receive PIREPs, turbulence forecast and icing forecast information. The weather data can be laid directly over the unit’s navigation and topographic map databases. With 170+ channels of digital music, news and programming through your aircraft headset or cabin audio system, you’ll stay informed and entertained.

Enhance Situational Awareness 

The GPSMAP 696 features a high-resolution terrain page showing hazards relative to your altitude and a vertical profile of terrain along your route of flight. It comes with a built-in Jeppesen database, and an Americas, Atlantic or Pacific terrain database. It also includes an obstacles database for the U.S., Canada or Europe. Using this information, the 696 displays your flight route over contour terrain mapping. With information from the terrain and obstacles databases, the 696 monitors your current position in relation to surrounding terrain to provide alerts. To help keep pilots aware of special airspace activity, over 683 parachute drop zones are detailed in the Americas navigation database. You can even customize your own minimum clearance levels to receive terrain cautions. The 696 also comes with a realistic “view from space” satellite imagery basemap.

Like other portable Garmin devices, the 696 includes the following enhanced aviation databases:

  • Garmin SafeTaxi® Provides detailed taxiway diagrams and position information for many U.S. airports. Preloaded on the unit, this information helps you navigate unfamiliar airports with confidence and shows your aircraft’s exact position on the field.
  • AOPA Airport Directory Offers detailed information for over 5,300 U.S. airports, along with the names and phone numbers of thousands of FBOs. Easily look up taxi services, plan an overnight, and choose fuel stops, plus find ground transportation, lodging, restaurants, local attractions and more.
  • Private Airports and Heliports Provides data on private airports and heliports throughout U.S. and Europe, and materially expands your list of navigation and emergency "nearest" options.

Receive Altitude-Sensitive Alerts
When in the air, Garmin’s Smart Airspace™ feature makes it easier than ever to identify what airspace lies ahead. Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to your current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude, which gives you increased situational awareness.

Expand Your Portable
The GPSMAP 696 includes an SD card slot for extra memory and updates. Keep track of the databases on your GPSMAP 696 through, Garmin's online manager that helps you update, manage and purchase the latest aviation data for your Garmin device, all in one place.

What's in the Box:

  • GPSMAP 696
  • Free single database update
  • Yoke mount
  • XM USB extension cable
  • GA 25 remote antenna with suction cup mount
  • 12/24 volt power cable
  • AC power adapter
  • USB cable
  • MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager
  • Protective cover
  • Owner’s manual
  • Quick reference guide
  • Free single FliteCharts update certificate


Physical & Performance

  • Physical dimensions: 5.7"W x 7.7"H x 2.0"D (14.5 x 19.5 x 5.1 cm)
  • Display size: 3.6"W x 6.0"H (9.1 x 15.2 cm); 7.0" diag (17.78 cm)
  • Display resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
  • Display type: bright, color WVGA TFT with adjustable backlighting
  • Weight: 35.7 ounces (1012 g) with battery pack; 22.4 ounces (635 g) without
  • Battery: rechargeable, replaceable Nickel-Metal Hydride
  • Battery Pack: 12.7 ounces (361 g) RAM mount
  • Battery life: up to 2.5 hours with full backlight and GXM 42 connected (8 hours with 50% backlighting and XM connected)
  • Memory / History: Internal Solid State
  • IFR or VFR: VFR

Maps & Memory

  • Basemap: Yes
  • Ability to add maps: Yes
  • Storage and Power Capacity: Yes (SD cards)
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 3,000
  • Routes : 50


  • Navigation database (includes Jeppesen® data): Yes
  • Navigation database coverage areas: Americas
  • Types of Jeppesen data: full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints
  • Preloaded Terrain database: Yes
  • Preloaded Obstacle database: Yes (U.S. and Europe only)
  • Preloaded SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams: Yes (U.S. only)
  • Preloaded AOPA Airport Directory: Yes (U.S. only)
  • Preloaded Garmin FliteCharts®: Yes (U.S. only)
  • Preloaded low & high altitude enroute airways: Yes
  • Preloaded private airports: Yes (U.S. only)

Aviation Portable Features

  • Moving map: Yes
  • Patented panel page: Yes
  • HSI (GPS-based): Yes
  • IFR map mode: Yes
  • Audible terrain alerts: Yes
  • Terrain resolution: standard
  • Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts): Yes
  • Automatic logbook: Yes
  • Separate serial and USB interfaces: Yes


  • Additional: GPS receiver has a nominal operating velocity range of 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)

Other Information

Part # 010-00667-42
UPC 753759123727
Manufacturer GARMIN
GPS Database Americas Database
GPS Features Taxi Diagrams, Terrain Awareness, XM Weather-Ready
Warranty 1 Year

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Best GPS ever!
  • This product is worth every penny. I ordered it online and not only is it well built, but it performs beautifully. Terrain is shown vividly and the detail on the display is nothing short of amazing. I learned how to use it really quickly without lengthy instruction and overall the device is really intuitive and easy to work with. The pages load fast and are easy to zoom in and out of. It’s loaded with all the features and charts you could want and I’ve never had a problem with reception. All the accessories are included in the box too, which is awesome. It comes with three different mounting systems and both AC and DC charging cords so you won’t have to buy anything extra. It’s the best GPS I’ve ever used!
The ULTIMATE Portable Aviation GPS
  • This GPS is a pilot’s dream! It has continuous, real time weather updates via XM, a bright Hi-Def screen that’s easy to read even in direct sunlight, every chart and airport diagram you could ever want, plus it automatically selects the right chart based on your flight plan!! The approach charts are also superb and have Geo-referencing. I’ve flown with several other GPS’s but this one is the best available on the market.
The ULTIMATE portable aviation GPS
  • This is a pilot’s dream portable navigator. It has continuous, real time weather updates, a bright Hi-Def screen that’s easy to read even in direct sunlight, every chart and airport diagram you could ever want, plus it automatically selects the right chart based on your flight plan!! The approach charts are also superb and have geo-referencing. I’ve flown with several other GPSs but this one is the best available on the market in my opinion.

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