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    Garmin 495 GPS (Americas) 3040A Garmin 495 GPS (Americas)
    Rated 4.72727272727 /5 based on 11 customer reviews
    1299
    Product description: Click here to view GPS Buyer's Guide Americas Coverage includes North, South and Central America including Hawaii. Now you have a choice in mini-MFDs from Garmin. For the ultimate portable GPS, including XM satellite datalink weather, the GPSMAP 496 comes loaded with every feature available. If you fly in areas where XM coverage is unavailable, or if you simply don’t need datalink weather, the GPSMAP 495 offers many of the same features as the 496, but at a compelling price. Both represent the most sophisticated portable navigators available. Exclusive Features: • Garmin SafeTaxi™ data provides detailed taxiway diagrams and position information for over 650 US airports • Built-in AOPA Airport Directory offers detailed listings of over 7,400 US airports, including information about FBOs, ground transportation, local attractions and much more • Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to the pilot’s current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude • Enhanced terrain and aviation databases (including private airports) for even better situational awareness • Faster 5 Hz GPS updating of map data and “panel page” gives a smoother, nearly real-time presentation of turn coordinator and HSI. 495 includes: adjustable yoke mount, USB interface cable, remote antenna with mount, AC adapter, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, carrying case, Trip and Waypoint Manager CD, manual and quick reference guide. Garmin Database Area of Coverage Americas - North, South and Central America (includes Hawaii) Atlantic International - Europe, Africa Pacific International - Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and the South Pacific (includes Hawaii) Update your aviation databases at fly.garmin.com

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    $1,299.00
    (Original price $1,595.00)
    ID: 3040A

    Professionally wrapped in navy blue paper with brilliant white ribbon and a personalized card. Please allow 1 extra day for processing gift wrapped orders.

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    Click here to view GPS Buyer's Guide

    Americas Coverage includes North, South and Central America including Hawaii.

    Now you have a choice in mini-MFDs from Garmin. For the ultimate portable GPS, including XM satellite datalink weather, the GPSMAP 496 comes loaded with every feature available. If you fly in areas where XM coverage is unavailable, or if you simply don’t need datalink weather, the GPSMAP 495 offers many of the same features as the 496, but at a compelling price. Both represent the most sophisticated portable navigators available.

    Exclusive Features:
    • Garmin SafeTaxi™ data provides detailed taxiway diagrams and position information for over 650 US airports
    • Built-in AOPA Airport Directory offers detailed listings of over 7,400 US airports, including information about FBOs, ground transportation, local attractions and much more
    • Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to the pilot’s current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude
    • Enhanced terrain and aviation databases (including private airports) for even better situational awareness
    • Faster 5 Hz GPS updating of map data and “panel page” gives a smoother, nearly real-time presentation of turn coordinator and HSI.

    495 includes:
    adjustable yoke mount, USB interface cable, remote antenna with mount, AC adapter, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, carrying case, Trip and Waypoint Manager CD, manual and quick reference guide.

    Garmin Database Area of Coverage
    Americas - North, South and Central America (includes Hawaii)
    Atlantic International - Europe, Africa
    Pacific International - Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and the South Pacific (includes Hawaii)

    Update your aviation databases at fly.garmin.com
    Americas Pacific Atlantic
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    11

    Date - 9-15-2009

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    I use this as a yoke-mounted GPS on an almost daily basis. It's very easy to use yet it also offers all sorts of advanced features. The routes are perfect! You do need to update it via pc everytime the sectionals change, but even that is pretty simplified. One of the features that I love is that it keeps track of everywhere you've been, both in terms of airports and your exact flight path. I'm a rancher and a pilot, so having that line to help me remember exactly where I spotted something is a great help. The terrain warnings are pretty accurate from what I have seen, although I am not going to get close enough to a tower to give you a precise answer. This GPS gives you airspace warnings 10 minutes in advance, regardless of distance, and it will offer to route you around them if need be. There's not a one of us who can honestly say they didn't get close to busting some sort of restricted airspace at least once in their flying career. This GPS also allows you to enter in a map marker on the fly literally in a second. This is very helpful when it comes to all the interesting things that we find up there that we want to show our spouses/friends. The instruments it offers are also very quick to respond and are a good way to double check a gauge, save for the altimeter above 6500' in high (6000') density altitude. That being said, never rely solely on these gauges, ignoring what your regular gauges and brain are telling you, it is a backup and only a backup that is only there to slightly assist you.

    Cons

    Above 5500' in Texas with a high density altitude, the altimeter reads about 200' above where you actually are, but you should be watching the altimeter anyway. Once you are on descent it becomes accurate to within a few feet, and I have tested that in a plane with a digital altimeter as well as my analog gauge.

    General Comments

    This is a great GPS for those of us that believe that glass cockpits are currently overpriced beyond their usefulness. It should serve pilots of all levels quite well.

    Date - 7-7-2009

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Date - 11-6-2008

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    exelent product its very easy to use.

    Cons

    the batery is not what I expect.

    General Comments

    How can I use a normal AA battery in this GPS

    Date - 10-16-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Pros

    Many features - good alarming - easy to mark/name locations in flight. Good visibility, low glare. Small footprint, good for in panel mounting. Great to have all the facilities directory info so close at hand.

    Cons

    LI+ battery will only recharge after it becomes less than about one third capacity. It would be nice if it would maintain a more complete charge.

    General Comments

    This product is a good blend of the GPSMAP-396 and the GPSMAP-496. It's lower cost makes it a great deal. It was the best choice for my flying.

    Date - 8-20-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
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    Nicely packaged.

    Cons

    A better quick reference guide should be produced.

    General Comments

    Have not used it in an aircraft as yet. I am still going through the manual.

    Date - 8-4-2008

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Pros

    Aviation and automotive navigation. SafeTaxi diagrams are very helpful. Stick antenna is all I needed on recent trip. Good battery life.

    Cons

    Needed to buy data card to get automotive navigation and download maps onto the card. 512 MB (largest available and most expensive) card will not hold maps for entire U.S., while my NUVI holds entire U.S. and Europe. Needs touch screen as the rocker-button input device is tedious. Had to buy bean-bag mount to be really useful in car and plane.

    General Comments

    Pretty good unit, a little pricey, great to be able to use in plane and car.

    Date - 7-3-2008

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    Date - 6-19-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Quick set up, easy to use for anyone familiar with flight simulator. Clear screen, mounts to dash and provides a back up set of instruments. Easy to use as a 'heads up display'- you rarely need to lower your eyes which keeps your attention outside the aircraft where it belongs. There is no need to pay extra for features we do not have here in Alaska (like the satellite weather, street guides, etc). Excellent value for the money- top quality features that are used every trip.

    Cons

    Unless I haven't found it, there does not appear to be an option to have a 'split screen' - moving map on one side and hsi on the other for example. Small antenna does not pick up satellites well, the suction cup detached antenna takes care of this with a reasonable view of the sky. No 3d or 'highway in the sky' feature, but those would simply be 'nice to have' items.

    General Comments

    Very cool and useful device. Excellent battery life and can be used as a backup instrument panel in an emergency (vac/elect failure). Nice to mount on the seatback in a supercub to give the pilot in the back a clear view of the panel.

    You get lost with one of these on board (after spending a few min learning to use it), it is Darwin in action.

    Date - 6-6-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    My son and I used it to fly our Cessna 150 M from Michigan to Denali Alaska. It proved very helpful in snow, rain and low cloud cover as we negotiated the mountains. The information on the airports who had AVGas and nearby accomodations was excellent. It was accurate, and gave warnings of antennaes sometimes before we could see them in the distance. Well worth the investment.

    Cons

    Other pilot friends who have the 296/396 are jealous. But they are still our friends.

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    Date - 5-29-2008

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Date - 5-2-2008

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
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    Simple to use with outstanding aviation features.

    Cons

    So far, none.

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