Part Number: 010-00578-00
Fly smarter and safer with the GPSMAP 496 on board. This
“know-it-all” mini-MFD puts more power and information at your fingertips
than any other portable handheld in the history of aviation. Similar to the
GPSMAP 396, the 496 combines satellite weather with a detailed color map and
terrain alerting, then takes it up a notch with even more high-end software
and features. The 496 is a “must have” for any pilot.
View Your Position on Taxiways
Garmin SafeTaxi® data 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.
Access AOPA Airport Directory
Easily look up taxi services, plan an overnight, choose
fuel stops and more with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Airport Directory included on GPSMAP 496. It offers detailed information for
over 5,300 U.S. airports along with the names and phone numbers of thousands
of FBOs, plus ground transportation, lodging, restaurants, local attractions
Receive Altitude-Sensitive Alerts
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.
Enjoy Faster Update Rate
For added realism and safety, the 496 updates map data and
"Panel" page instruments at 5 Hz, a significantly faster update rate that
gives you a smoother, near “real-time” presentation of your aircraft’s
analog indicators, such as the HSI and turn coordinator.
Enhance Situational Awareness
GPSMAP 496 features 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 496
displays your flight route over contour terrain mapping. The
higher-resolution terrain database includes over ten times as much data as
the 396’s for even more visual reference. With information from the terrain
and obstacles databases, the 496 monitors your current position in relation
to surrounding terrain to provide alerts. Even customize your own minimum
clearance levels to receive terrain cautions. The addition of private
airports and heliports to the database provides even more navigation and
emergency "nearest" options.
Add Weather, Radio and Traffic
Make informed decisions based on weather and traffic with
optional sensors and services. With a subscription to XM WX Satellite
Weather™ 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 and
can be laid directly over the 496’s Jeppesen and topographic map databases.
With an additional monthly service fee, GXM 30A delivers XM Satellite Radio
to your aircraft. Add a Garmin Mode S transponder, and the 496 will also
display TIS traffic alerts that identify surrounding air traffic.
Navigate by Air, Land or Sea
Garmin’s GPSMAP 496 comes ready to go right out of the box
with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps, including a hefty points of
interest (POIs) database with motels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more.
Simply enter a destination, and you’re automatically routed with
voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions. In addition, GPSMAP 496 accepts
customized points of interest such as school zones and safety cameras and
includes proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. Add optional
BlueChart® g2 data cards, and turn the 496 into a color chartplotter.
GPSMAP 496: The world’s most highly evolved aviation