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
No Chart? No Problem.
With the addition of Garmin FliteCharts(R) 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 GPSMAP 696 includes a GXM 40 smart antenna, which gives you access to
high-resolution weather and audio entertainment right in the cockpit (XM
subscription required). XM WX(TM) 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. 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. 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
- Garmin SafeTaxi(R)
Provides detailed taxiway diagrams and position information for over 850
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"
Receive Altitude-Sensitive Alerts
When in the air, Garmin's new Smart Airspace(TM) 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 www.fly.garmin.com, our 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
- GXM(TM) 40 smart antenna
- XM USB extension cable
- GA 25 remote antenna with suction cup mount
- 12/24 volt power cable
- AC power adapter
- USB cable
- Protective cover
- Owner's manual
Quick reference guide
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
||5.7"W x 7.7"H x 2.0"D (14.5 x 19.5 x
|Display size, WxH:
||3.6"W x 6.0"H (9.1 x 15.2 cm); 7.0"
diag (17.78 cm)
|Display resolution, WxH:
||480 x 800 pixels
||bright, color WVGA TFT with adjustable
||35.7 ounces (1012 g) with battery
pack; 22.4 ounces (635 g) without battery pack; 12.7 ounces (361 g) RAM
||rechargeable, replaceable Nickel-Metal
||up to 2.5 hours with full backlight
and GXM 40 connected (8 hours with 50% backlighting and XM connected)
|IFR or VFR: