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.
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.
With the addition of Garmin FliteCharts®¹ 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.
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™ 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.
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 aviation databases:
When 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.
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.
¹A single update of FliteCharts comes preloaded on the unit. FliteCharts will automatically disable when the data is over six (6) months out-of-date (six month period to commence when map is loaded in the factory). Each box will contain a certificate for one free current FliteCharts download. After the six month period, you must purchase a subscription for continuous FliteCharts chart availability.
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 (17.78 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||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 pack; 12.7 ounces (361 g) RAM mount|
|Battery:||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)|
|IFR or VFR:||VFR|
Maps, Databases & Memory:
|Types of Jeppesen databases:||full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints|
|Jeppesen database coverage areas:||Americas|
|Preloaded SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams:||yes (U.S. only)|
|Preloaded AOPA Airport Directory:||yes (U.S. only)|
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Accepts data cards:||yes (SD cards)|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible:||yes|
|Audible terrain alerts:||yes|
|Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts):||yes|
|Separate serial and USB interfaces:||yes|
|Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):||no|
|3-D map view:||no|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):||no|
|XM WX Weather & Radio for U.S. compatible:||yes|
Preloaded Garmin FliteCharts®: yes (U.S. only)
Preloaded low & high altitude enroute airways: yes
IFR map mode: yes
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