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Meet our 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
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 IFR map mode, Garmin FliteCharts® and ChartView™, the GPSMAP 696 provides key functions of a Class 1/Class 2 electronic flight bag (EFB), reducing the use of paper charts in the cockpit. When in IFR map mode, the 696 can display victor airways, jet routes, minimum enroute altitudes and leg distance, much like what’s found on traditional enroute charts. With geo-referenced FliteCharts, you can quickly find and view all U.S. AeroNav Services, standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), approach charts and airport diagrams. For pilots who prefer Jeppesen charts and diagrams, Garmin also offers ChartView. The ChartView service utilizes Jeppesen’s extensive library to provide global geo-referenced charting capabilities (Chartview activation instructions).
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
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 aviation databases:
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" options.
Receive Altitude-Sensitive Alerts
in the air, Garmin’s new 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 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.
single update of FliteCharts comes preloaded on the unit. FliteCharts
are available every 28-days and will not be available on the
unit unless updated regularly.
|Garmin aera 696 Physical & Performance:
| Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
|| 5.7"W x 7.7"H x 2.0"D
(14.5 x 19.5 x 5.1 cm)
| Display size, WxH:
|| 3.6"W x 6.0"H (9.1 x 15.2 cm); 7.0" diag
| Display resolution, WxH:
|| 480 x 800 pixels
| Display type:
|| bright, color WVGA TFT with adjustable backlighting
|| 35.7 ounces (1012 g) with battery pack; 22.4 ounces
(635 g) without battery pack; 12.7 ounces (361 g) RAM mount
|| rechargeable, replaceable Nickel-Metal Hydride
| Battery life:
|| up to 2.5 hours with full backlight and GXM 40 connected
(8 hours with 50% backlighting and XM connected)
| Voltage range:
| IFR or VFR:
|Garmin aera 696 Maps,
Databases & Memory:
| Jeppesen® database:
| Types of Jeppesen databases:
|| full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints
| Jeppesen database coverage areas:
SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams:
|| yes (U.S. only)
| Preloaded AOPA Airport Directory:
|| yes (U.S. only)
| Preloaded maps:
| Ability to add maps:
| Accepts data cards:
|| yes (SD cards)
| Built-in memory:
|| internal solid state
|Garmin aera 696 Features:
| Moving map:
| Instruments page:
| Built-in HSI:
| Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible:
| Audible terrain alerts:
| Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive
| Separate serial and USB interfaces:
| Automatic logbook:
prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):
| 3-D map view:
| Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):
WX Weather & Radio for U.S. compatible:
yes (U.S. only)
low & high altitude
|IFR map mode: