4.7 / 5.0106 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (84)No (7)Durability2 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNot the quality product that I would expect from ForeFlight.This product constantly disconnects in flight. In looking back at other reviews for this unit, I can see 7 other reviews since 2018 complaining of the same issue. I don’t understand how this isn’t fixed yet. Does uAvionix not complete a rigorous user acceptance test before delivering the product to customers? If you need GPS and or traffic just for fun, this unit is ok. But if you are using it to watch out for other traffic or want a flight path to show your students in a debrief, spend the extra money and get a Stratus 3.February 25, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellentUsed the ADS-B Receiver for the first time this weekend. We flew into the Downtown Kansas City airport that was very busy at the time. The Receiver worked perfectly and allowed us to see traffic that we were unable to see looking out the cockpit. Very pleased with the Receiver.February 24, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSentryJust flew our new plane from Tulsa to Oxford, CT. We had a Cessna fly right over us that we only knew was there thanks to the Sentry! Paid for itself right then. Also amazing to see departure/arrival routes passing Cincinnati and New York’s class B airspace.February 23, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIf you buy one thing, buy thisAbsolutely love it. How did I fly before? It’s underpriced - shhh, don’t tell anyone.February 21, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSentry ReviewOnly received it yesterday so too early for a thorough review. I have used it on the ground with excellent results but have not yet taken it flying.February 4, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability3 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoProduct Review ForeFlight SENTRYSENTRY disconnects from ForeFlight. This is a known bug confirmed by the manufacturer who said they are working on a fix.
When fully charged, the SENTRY battery never shows greater than a 95% charge level in ForeFlight.
No country of origin markings noted anywhere on the product or any of the packaging.
Instruction manual is bare bones, more like a quick start guide, and lacks detailed instructions and explanations.
A SENTRY product specification sheet is not available. This was confirmed by the manufacturer.
Case does not seem durable. On-off button feels cheap.
The window mount, protective case, and charge cable are great.January 23, 2020Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThis is a great receiver fo weather and traffic. I’m still learning all the details but I can watch air traffic from my house so it’s been a great buyJanuary 6, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJanuary 5, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest Pilot's help for small aircraftI used it the moment I recieved it. The Sentry is an amazing tool for all pilots that have don't have aircraft with the capability of getting weather and any related information from their basic avionics on dashboard. Its small, portable and relays all info to the ipad. It's beyond my expectations. Recommended !!!December 31, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesImpressive little device!Has performed flawlessly so far. Battery life appears to be as claimed, having gone down 50% in 6 hours of flying. Mount is very convenient and secure. A huge improvement over my old receiver.December 29, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 67 questions Browse 67 questions and 78 answersWhat’s the difference between this device and stratus 3?BEST ANSWER: The Sentry has no external antenna connections, a longer battery life of 12 hours and a CO detector. The Stratus 3 has flight data recording, external antenna connections, and is capable of working with apps other than ForeFlight.Are there any feature/function comparisons with the Stratus 2S and 3?ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: Stratus 3, 8-hour battery, GPS, ADS-B in and AHARS
Sentry 12-hour battery, GPS, ADS-B in and AHARS
Sentry mini must provide a power source, Provides GPS and ADS-B in.Other than the CO2 monitor, what is the primary difference between this and the scout which costs less than half of what this unit retails for?BEST ANSWER: Scout does not have a built in GPS, battery, or AHRS for backup attitude. It only does ADS-B.Does this support GLONASS or only GPS? Also what about the new GPS frequencies that are coming online L2 and L5?BEST ANSWER: Yes it does both GPS (WAAS) and GLONASS.Are there any altitude or line of sight limitations for using Sentry?BEST ANSWER: Like all ADS-B receivers, you'll need to be in flight to get reception most of the time. Coverage is quite good above about 1500 ft. AGL, but like VOR the reception does depend on line of sight.what is the benefit of the stratus 3 having an external antenna port and the Sentry not having one? What exactly does the external antenna do?BEST ANSWER: It just offers more options for mounting - you could mount the Stratus semi-permanently under the panel or in the back of the airplane, and use an external antenna to maintain good reception. The other benefit would be in areas of marginal ADS-B coverage, where that antenna improves reception. However, most of the time it's not a big issue.DOES THIS PRODUCT COMES WITH A MOUNT ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a suction cup mount.After 5 hours charging the pwr light is blue not green. This normal?BEST ANSWER: My initial charge took longer than 10-15 minutes. But honestly I don't recall the total time. If you leave it on the charger the unit will shut the lights down when fully charged. Blue light while charging. Disconnect the power and turn the unit on it will display level of charge via light colors.Will this unit function normally in flight while charging? Such as forgetting to charge before a flight and don’t have time to charge prior to departure.BEST ANSWER: It will fully function and operate while being charged, just tested this out in flight recently.Can I Use this item in Japan?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Sentry can be used world wide. The FIS-B functionality will only work in the US and UK but all other functionality will be supported world wide. You'll still have GPS, CO monitor, ADS-B Traffic reception, and AHRS regardless of location.Is the weather resolution the same as an XM weather unit?BEST ANSWER: For the most part it's the same, except that ADS-B radar only shows good resolution within about 150-250 miles of your airplane. SiriusXM weather is full resolution nationwide. So if you're comparing radar at long distance, the ADS-B will be noticeably blockier.Does the Sentry have the "Smart Wi-Fi" feature like the Status 3? "Smart WiFi - use your iPad’s LTE connection while connected to Stratus 3"BEST ANSWER: "Smart Wi-Fi" feature will available in the future app update.Does this only work with fore flight?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it only works with ForeFlight.I lose wifi all the time when I fly? Does anyone else lose wifi when crossing borders or going past 10500BEST ANSWER: I was having the same problem with my Sentry. I called the manufacturer directly and spoke with their technical support. I was advised that my device required a firmware update to resolve the issue. That seems to have corrected the problem. Good luck!I understand it is ForeFlight only....my company uses jepp FD Pro x.....can i switch back and forth from foreflight ADSB and Jepp FD Pro location service seamlessly?BEST ANSWER: No it will not. The GPS is not shared via location services in iOS, so all of the features are limited to ForeFlight.Can I Use this item in Europe : France and Switzerland ?BEST ANSWER: The Sentry will perform ONLY as a GPS, AHRS and CO detector. ADS-B weather is not available outside the US.Does it have flight recording capability as with the Stratus?BEST ANSWER: It is possible but I have not heard of any mention of that either. Please watch our website.Is the unit reliable in business jets above 18,000 feet?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.When I connect with my Cellular iPad, it loses internet due to the the Is there a setting that I can still have access to the internet over cellular while connecting to the Sentry? because now once I connect to Sentry I lose internet.BEST ANSWER: No, once you've connected to Sentry you will not be able to use the cellular data connection.In the event that the battery becomes bad is there a way to replace it?BEST ANSWER: No, the unit is not user serviceable.i like to use this gps en central america Honduras and guatemala?BEST ANSWER: It will only work as a GPS and AHRS (moving map and backup attitude). You will not receive weather or traffic.I asked the previous question - so hypothetically a passenger could use this same WiFi in flight on their phone or tablet?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can connect up to five devices to one Sentry.So this device actually produces a WiFi signal - I have ForeFlight on a non-cellular iPad mini - no other WiFi in the plane - my G335 transponder only does ADSB out?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use this with the WiFi only iPad. It provides ADS-B in.I understand if I use this in Europe (stationed here right now, should be back in the US in 1.5 years or less) it will not receive FIS weather, but will it show ADS-B traffic as it uses standard frequencies?BEST ANSWER: It should show the traffic if transmitting on 978 or 1090 Mhz.What is the operating temperature range for a Foreflight Sentry?BEST ANSWER: -4 to 113F
-20C to 45CWhat country is Sentry made in?BEST ANSWER: The USDoes this unit do adsb out?BEST ANSWER: No, this is an ADS-B IN only device.I used this device on a recent trip coupled to my IPAD and using Foreflight. I have a Cirrus SR-20 with Perspective avionics and got a Data mismatch and cross talk error on my perspective PFD. Does this device when used with Foreflight and coupled via FLIGHTSTREAM introduce errors with the GARMIN 1000 avionics?BEST ANSWER: Sentry plays well with GARMIN. These are GARMIN messages that normally appear when you load a new Nav database before the expiration date of the old one. The G1000 sees both databases and tells you that there is a mismatch. Call the friendly folks at GARMIN tech support and they’ll help you sort it out.Can this connect to an iPad that is WiFi only?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Sentry produces a Wifi signal that the iPad will connect to.Is this 2020 compliant?BEST ANSWER: No, This is an "IN" receiver to be compliant you must have an "OUT" transmitter.
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