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
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.
No Chart? No Problem.
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.
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™ 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 aviation databases:
- Garmin SafeTaxi®
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™ 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.
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.