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    Garmin 396 GPS with XM Weather (Americas) 4097A Garmin 396 GPS with XM Weather (Americas)
    Rated 4.7037037037 /5 based on 27 customer reviews
    1495
    Product description: Click here to view GPS Buyer's Guide Americas Coverage includes North, South and Central America including Hawaii. XM weather at an exceptional price The 396 has many of the same features as the 496, but without the preloaded street maps, AOPA Airport directory and taxi diagrams. It remains an excellent value—there is no easier and less expensive way to get XM Weather into your cockpit. Features: • XM Satellite Datalink Weather, including NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and more (requires subscription) • Over 150 XM Satellite Radio stations (requires subscription) • Terrain/obstacle display with pop-up alerts • Famous “panel page” for backup use • WAAS-enabled GPS receiver • Full Jeppesen® database, including instrument approach waypoints The 396 can even display traffic alerts from a GTX330 transponder. Built-in logbook automatically records flight times, and allows you to manage and print flight data. 256-color, TFT screen (3.8” diagonal, 480 x 320 pixels). 3000 user waypoints and 50 reversible routes with 1,200 waypoints per route. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers 5 to 15 hours of use depending on backlight. Measures 5.7”w x 3.2”h x 1.9”d. Includes: GPS, USB interface cable, cigarette lighter adapter, AC adapter, yoke mount, remote GPS antenna with mount, adhesive automotive dash mount, remote XM Radio antenna, XM antenna extension cable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, carrying case, Trip and Waypoint Manager CD, owner’s manual, quick reference guide. For more on the Zaon PCAS XRX ONYX - click here Garmin Database Area of Coverage Americas - North, South and Central America (includes Hawaii) Learn More: For more information on XM Weather, including pricing plans, click here to visit XM's website.

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    $1,495.00
    (Original price $1,795.00)
    ID: 4097A

    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.

    XM weather at an exceptional price
    The 396 has many of the same features as the 496, but without the preloaded street maps, AOPA Airport directory and taxi diagrams. It remains an excellent value—there is no easier and less expensive way to get XM Weather into your cockpit.

    Features:
    • XM Satellite Datalink Weather, including NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and more (requires subscription)
    • Over 150 XM Satellite Radio stations (requires subscription)
    • Terrain/obstacle display with pop-up alerts
    • Famous “panel page” for backup use
    • WAAS-enabled GPS receiver
    • Full Jeppesen® database, including instrument approach waypoints

    The 396 can even display traffic alerts from a GTX330 transponder. Built-in logbook automatically records flight times, and allows you to manage and print flight data. 256-color, TFT screen (3.8” diagonal, 480 x 320 pixels). 3000 user waypoints and 50 reversible routes with 1,200 waypoints per route. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers 5 to 15 hours of use depending on backlight. Measures 5.7”w x 3.2”h x 1.9”d.

    Includes: GPS, USB interface cable, cigarette lighter adapter, AC adapter, yoke mount, remote GPS antenna with mount, adhesive automotive dash mount, remote XM Radio antenna, XM antenna extension cable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, carrying case, Trip and Waypoint Manager CD, owner’s manual, quick reference guide.

    For more on the Zaon PCAS XRX ONYX - click here


    Garmin Database Area of Coverage
    Americas - North, South and Central America (includes Hawaii)

    Learn More:
    For more information on XM Weather, including pricing plans, click here to visit XM's website.

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    Date - 9-24-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The best thing in my cockpit. Would not fly without it. The weather is great. the airport info is fantastic.

    Cons

    None!

    General Comments

    Right price, outstanding product, easy to use.

    Date - 8-24-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    with a little study you can be out flying in an afternoon with the 396 showing you the way.

    Cons

    the cost is higher then the 296 if you dont want to sign up for the XM weather

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 6-30-2009

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

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    Date - 6-26-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Simply put "ALL"

    Cons

    Again simply put "NONE"

    General Comments

    Paid for itself the very first use!

    Date - 3-12-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Excellent GPS unit, great reference to airspaces, and weather. Yoke mount doesn't get in the way while flying, while keeping GPS close for ease of use. Screen updates slower than the 496, noticable, but definataly doesn't limit the information provided.

    Cons

    Expensive updates.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 2-20-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    the lower price (than the 496) is a big plus. I do not feel I missed any of the extra features of higher priced units.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

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    Date - 1-14-2009

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended No
    Pros

    Background mapping of Hawaii was good.
    Great to be able to go direct to a ground reference point instead of a navaid.
    Bright display.
    Intersections come up on the moving map.
    Liked the distance to, the time, the groundspeed to a geographical point.

    Cons

    I bought this unit because of the XM weather capability. Only after trying to buy the subscription did I find out Hawaii is not covered. I did not need this particular model, as a result.

    The scrolling function to find an intersection was not easy in flight when in turbulence. Takes too much attention on a small screen. Easy to use at home, though, but not in flight.

    Yoke mount on a 172 blocks the DG. When mounted further away such as on the copilot yoke made it impossible to use by the pilot.

    I returned the unit as it was not worth the trouble since I have a DME.

    While I was rerouted around by Approach, I could not keep up with the rerouting function and merely let it tell me where I was on the moving map. Awfully expensive for only that function. Obviously, the other time to, groundspeed, etc. was of no use.

    General Comments

    I have a friend who uses his on the Mainland for long distance trips in unfamiliar territory. He loves it.

    Date - 1-8-2009

    Pilot Rating - Sport

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 12-17-2008

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Solid unit with great capabilities. The $300 rebate sealed the deal. The weather funtion is great. Very intuitive to operate.

    Cons

    The rocker tab alpha/ numeric data entry.

    General Comments

    A great value with the rebate.

    Date - 9-28-2008

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Can not beat this GPS. With weather it is exceptional. I am a student pilot and just bought a 1976 Archer. I had my instructor and I go to Fargo ND to pick it up. This was the first big purchase for the plane and it helped alot. Coming home we had to skirt around Ike and it was fantastic.

    Cons

    None

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 9-25-2008

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    Recommended No
    Pros

    It's a great addition to my cockpit!

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 5-28-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Has everything the 496 does, just without the AOPA airport and taxiways directory. Weather is a huge plus. Also comes with even more accessories than I thought it would.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    General Comments

    Great product! I can't believe that I didn't buy this sooner. I am still getting used to it, as I am new to the whole GPS thing, but it is pretty user friendly.

    Date - 5-14-2008

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 4-24-2008

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Love it. It works wonderfully and was cheaper than the 496.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 3-28-2008

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    Absolutely awesome. XM Weather is a must have if you fly IFR and this is the cheapest way to get it. The battery is a great back-up for instrument failure.

    Date - 3-25-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 2-9-2008

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to use. Clear displays.

    Cons

    I'd like to be able to have the unit "talk" to my flight planning software.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 2-6-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Good database of airport information. Easy to navigate menues.

    Cons

    Electronic E6B could be better, but works ok. Lag time when scrolling can be frustrating as the unit will freeze for a second or two when the map is redrawing, and will freeze again after redrawn.

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 12-4-2007

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Pros

    serves double duty ... gets you there in the air, and then in the car. Active weather makes avoiding embedded thunderstorms much easier!
    tracks your enroute times and total flight times making logbook entries a snap!
    helps with terrain awareness

    Cons

    none

    General Comments

    Used it to bring my Christen Eagle home to California from Illinois, and it was indispensable. Also took it along in a C172 on flight from Monterey, CA to the Grand Canyon in AZ in August. With the active weather, we were able to easily avoid the drifting thunderstorms and see where the active lightning was. Would not have been able to complete the flight without it!

    Date - 11-28-2007

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The Real time XM Weather feature has enhanced our flight cabilities,safety and enjoyment tenfold.

    Cons

    Would like to have purchased the 496 but the added features are not worth the price difference. One can get an automobile Garmin for $300 dollars and we do not need the runway data which is primarily usefull at larger airports that we do not visit that much in our 182.

    General Comments

    A must have for any serious general aviation aircraft owner.

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