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Garmin GPSMAP 496

Discontinued. Browse our selection of other great aviation units here>>

Smarter and safer with the GPSMAP 496 on board
In the air, on the road, at sea...

The GPSMAP 496, a full-color, portable aviation device expands on the GPSMAP 396's features by incorporating Garmin's SafeTaxiT airport diagrams, Garmin's Smart AirspaceT, AOPA's Airport Directory data, enhanced high-resolution terrain database, aviation database with private airports and heliports, accelerated GPS update rate, and pre-loaded automotive maps of North America or Europe.

With an optional subscription to XM WX Satellite WeatherT and the included GXM 30A smart antenna, you'll have access to constantly-updated, high-resolution weather data for the U.S, right in the cockpit. Weather information includes Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD), Aviation Routine Weather Reports (METARs), Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), Lightning and Winds Aloft, plus more and can be laid directly over the 496's Jeppesen and topographic map databases. Add a Garmin Mode S transponder, and the 496 will also display TIS traffic alerts that identify surrounding air traffic.

XM Satellite Weather and Radio in Canada
Watch for details of availability of XM weather services in Canada or contact
XM WX Satellite Weather
In Canada, the XM service is made available through XM's exclusive licensee, Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (go to for the Canadian channel listing, online radio offerings and to subscribe). XM provides excellent coast-to-coast signal coverage to the densely populated regions of Canada through its satellites and a robust ground repeater network installed in major metropolitan areas.

The Garmin SafeTaxi airport diagrams help pilots navigate unfamiliar airports with confidence. Over 650 U.S. airport diagrams come pre-loaded on the unit. The charts identify runways, taxiways, and hangars, as well as the aircraft's exact location on the field. Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to the pilot's current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude, which gives pilots increased situational awareness.

GPSMAP 496 Features:
• WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver
• Display Size: 3.8" Diagonal, 480 x 320 pixels
• Display: 256-color, sunlight readable TFT with adjustable backlight
• Unit Dimensions: 5.7" W x 3.2" H x 1.9" D
• Preloaded SafeTaxi airport diagrams
• Built-in AOPA airport directory data
• Smart AirspaceT feature makes it easier than ever to identify what airspace lies ahead
• Built-in Jeppesen database with terrain and obstacle databases
• Terrain/obstacle display with pop-up warnings
• 5 Hz update rate on maps and "Panel" instruments
• Supports optional XM Weather and XM Satellite Radio subscription necessary
• Supports optional TIS traffic alerts
• Preloaded with detailed City Navigator NT street maps and POI database
• Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones, safety cameras, and more
• Provides voice-prompt road guidance when the power/speaker cable is connected
• Accepts standard Garmin data cards and pre-programmed data cards
• Rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers 5 to 15 hours of use depending on backlight settings
• Water resistant, IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
PDF Specifications here!

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garmin gpsmap 496

GPSMAP 496 receiver
Preloaded City Navigator? NT North America or Europe (full coverage)
Free single Jeppesen? update
GXM 30A smart antenna
Low profile remote GPS antenna
Auto mount
Yoke mount
Friction mount
12-volt automotive adapter cable with speaker
USB PC interface cable
Carrying case
Owner's manual
Quick reference guide

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