SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1

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Regular Price: $699.00

Special Price $499.00

Regular Price: $699.00

Special Price $499.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 8212A

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Satellite weather, radio, and GPS for ForeFlight

Having accurate in-flight weather in the cockpit is essential for safe flying, and SiriusXM Aviation Weather is the gold standard for pilots. Since it’s delivered by satellite, weather is available at any altitude (even o...

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Satellite weather, radio, and GPS for ForeFlight

Having accurate in-flight weather in the cockpit is essential for safe flying, and SiriusXM Aviation Weather is the gold standard for pilots. Since it’s delivered by satellite, weather is available at any altitude (even on the ground), throughout the entire Continental US and even much of Canada. The compact SXAR1 is a powerful iPad companion, connecting to the ForeFlight app to deliver GPS position, SiriusXM weather, and even SiriusXM Radio.

Features:

  • Wirelessly connect to ForeFlight on your iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth (one device at a time)
  • View high-resolution Composite and Base Reflectivity Radar, Lightning, Cloud Tops, TFRs, METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs/SIGMETs, PIREPs, and winds/temps aloft
  • Built-in WAAS GPS receiver delivers a precise moving map location
  • Small size fits into your pocket for easy portability and placement on the dash
  • Internal SiriusXM and GPS antennas (optional remote antenna available - our product number 1904A or 8032A)
  • Rechargeable internal battery with 8-10 hour life enables completely wireless operation in flight
  • New “Pilot For ForeFlight” subscription package ($39.99/month) offers more weather for less money
  • Add SiriusXM Radio for $10.99/month and listen to over 100 channels in flight (one headset connection at a time)

Bottom of SXAR1 features a non-slip coating for dash mounting. For window mounting, use the RAM X-Grip with suction cup. Package includes: SXAR1 receiver, protective sleeve, AC power adapter, USB charging cable, quick start guide. Measures 5”w x 1.2”h x 2.7”d. Weighs 1.25 lb. Requires subscription. 90-day warranty. While the SXAR1 will work in Canada, Sirius XM subscriptions are currently only available to US addresses. 

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Reviews
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4.3 / 5
Reliability
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Performance
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Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (2)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Totally Meets My Expectations!
The SXAR1 does everything that it advertises. I have a PS Engineering Bluetooth audio panel and the SXAR1 is able to stream the XM audio through that and subsequently to all of the headsets in the plane.
November 26, 2017
Performance
3 / 5
Doesn't Work With Garmin GMA350C
I bought this to stream satellite radio into my Garmin GMA350C audio panel by bluetooth. It worked for about a minute, then the audio would cut out. I had to disconnect and reconnect to the audio panel, then the whole cycle repeated. I ended up returning it to Sporty's and going back to streaming from the SiriusXM app on my phone. That's not a stable source either, depending on cell signal, but it works OK. It did work fine if I wanted to stream just to my Lightspeed headset, but I want to stream to all seats not just mine. The unit works fine, it just doesn't play well with the GMA.
October 12, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Solid platform for near real time data. Love the cloud and echo tips with ForeFlight. Metars and taf. Solid !!
July 14, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
ForeFlight and SXAR-1, a good combination!
Even though Bluetooth is NOT the greatest communications method in the world, the SXAR-1 combined with ForeFlight and my iPad mini-4 is a great situational awareness tool!
April 16, 2017
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Lots of good data
Easy to set up and use on iPad mini
October 30, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Great for Jet Aircraft
I've been using the Stratus 2 for the last year in my Lear35, but found that it wasn't living up to the needs of a jet pilot. I upgraded to the SXAR1 and instantly fell in love with the new data I have on my iPad.
October 10, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Great new product for Foreflight
The SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1 works well, is easy to use and does not seem to have the heat issues of the Stratus. The extra weather info is really helpful.
October 10, 2016
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Made the transition
I have been using a G496 with SiriusXM wx for 10 yrs +. I bought this to "retire" the 496 and clean off my glare shield. I can't rate the Durability / Reliability as I have only had it a couple of weeks. So far it appears to work great and is much better than the "free" weather, but still trying to find some of the features I liked on the 496 if ForeFlight such as freezing levels and airborne wind graphics.
October 9, 2016
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Falls Short of Potential
The ability to display XM weather on Foreflight allows this product to make huge strides toward reaching its potential. It is a good product limited by three important shortcomings, and because of those shortcomings, I do not recommend the SXAR1 at this time. --Lowest tilt radar removes the radar and shows "Radar Not Avail" for approximately 60 seconds every 5 minutes while the radar is updating. --The colors chosen to paint the precip in Foreflight over intensifies weather. Stand alone light green, probably is a false echo, where as yellow precip paints green on other systems. XM weather has 15 colors available to paint the radar return, Foreflight only uses 7. If they use the full 15 that would be the best fix for this problem. --Reception good but did have to move the unit at times. Would benefit from having airplane mounted antenna.
October 7, 2016
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
SXAR Finally can be used with Foreflight
I have been waiting for Foreflight to finally add the SXAR to their program. It is a good start, but obviously designed to just get you a bit more than ADS-B so they can continue to push their Stratus rather than the XM product which is far superior to ADSB weather. But for those of us that fly serious IFR and up to Canada, the Stratus is not a complete answer. XM weather is far better. Missing is Most of Canada, a serious omission, also missing is satellite imagery cloud tops, high res winds, surface maps, cloud and echo tops, Freezing levels, turbulence and icing. Hopefully this will be coming soon, especially the cloud and echo tops, freezing levels and icing. it was easy to set up, although you need to call their aviation support line to set it up as you cannot do this on the web. Looks like it integrates flawlessly into Foreflight, so it is a good first step. Let Foreflight know that this is a good partial step and that the rest is reaslly needed.
October 6, 2016
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