3.7 / 5.07 ReviewsDurability3.7 / 5Reliability3.7 / 5Performance3.3 / 5Ease Of Use3.3 / 5Value3.4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (1)No (1)Durability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoTerrible in every way compared to ForeflightI have given Garmin a fair chance over the last year. I fly professionally, approximately 800-1000 hours per year, mostly cross country and low level in rotorcraft. It is imperative in my work that I am able to use these types of apps to create and edit flight plans quickly and effectively. Instead of a rant let me just name the pros and cons :
Pros: It works with Android AND iOS. (that's it.. that's the ONLY pro).
1) Constantly fails
2) Hard to do anything other than simple point to point flight plans. If you are a rotorcraft operator DO NOT use this app.
3) Features are terrible as compared to foreflight.
4) Synthetic vision available on foreflight makes garmin pilot look like it should be a free app.
5) Fuel prices are never correct.
6) App is SLOW to load and fails 50% of the time when trying to load a flight plan with more than 10 or so waypoints.
7) Does not have Satellite image overlays.
8) Flight planning functions are unpredictable. Sometimes they are accurate sometimes not... I have NOT figured out way.
9) Garmin support is terrible.
10) I would highly recommend buying an iOS system (ipad, iphone, whatever) and purchase foreflight.
Garmin Pilot app is terrible in every way.January 27, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGarmin Pilot and the early learning curve.I think I should have utilized the free trials with both Foreflight App and Garmin App before I purchased Garmin Pilot.
I needed to be more familiar with the capability of Both Apps before I decided to purchase the VFR Garmin Pilot App.
I am definitely new on the learning curve with Garmin Pilot.
Harold RozierSeptember 14, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Garmin Pilot AppDifficult to install on Android device. Sporty's customer service folks didn't know how to help. Called Garmin and got good instruction on installation.December 27, 2016Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Very goodFairly easy to use. More updated manual is needed with updates. Where I had issues tech support was very helpful.February 24, 2016Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5product is fine , Customer Service stinks!!!!First off i have been flying for 73 years so not a student pilot. I have been using the Garmin Pilot for a year and it has worked great, no problems of any kind. Problem is my subscription was running out so got a new one year subscription on 9/16/15. Have not been able to down load it on my Nexus7 . All i get is a message saying my license has expired. Have tried to get them to refund my $80.05 but have never received even an email. Looks like they have my money and i got nothing. Use caution when purchasing any thing from Garmin.September 26, 2015Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Pros: very easy to use and acces Cons: noneNovember 1, 2012Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value4 / 5Pros: A decent program once you learn how to use it. Also, with the promotion, ($50) it was pretty affordable. Cons: Takes way to long and you have to go to three separate tabs to plan a flight, program is not as intuitive as Foreflight, and it doesn't have very convenient ways of checking TAFS. Customer Service was great, when I had issues learning to use the product the were extremely helpful, which is worth a lot. This should actually be a part of my product review, because I think we've all had poor customer service experiences and Garmin definitely is good in this area. Thanks!October 29, 2012
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Browse 18 questions Browse 18 questions and 18 answersPlease, what is actually included in the standard subscription of usd 75?Why would I purchase this through Sporty's rather than just purchase it through the App for the same price?Garmin Pilot App (standard subscription)BEST ANSWER: Our customer support.Sales says 2 devices / account, but the # I was given only works for one device ?BEST ANSWER: I have it registered and working on an android phone and an android tablet. I didn't put a number in the app though, I set up a myGarmin dot com account and the app found the subscription via the "Confirm Garmin Account" section of the Settings --> Subscriptions menu in the Garmin Pilot App.is it an annual subscription?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is an annual subscription.can i install on my windows 10 laptop/tablet?BEST ANSWER: Only available in the United States. Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; requires iOS 7 or higher. Works on Android phones and tablets; requires Android version 2.2 and higher. Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 are supported; Kindle Fire and Nook HD are not supported. One account works with up to two devices, including iOS and Android.Can I install it on my two ipads ?BEST ANSWER: You can install and register the standard subscription on two separate devices, so Yes.Does this app work on an ipad that's not connected to the internet?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can download charts for offline use. You will need an ADS-B receiver if you want to receive updated weather information without an internet connection though. That means a GDL 39.Is it working in Middle East like Iraq?BEST ANSWER: You would need to download the database for that religionHow much to add Canada?BEST ANSWER: I would recommend contacting Garmin at 1.866.739.5687. This is there aviation support number. They can give you the current pricing.I fly a powered parachute will this app work for my Samsung Galaxy note 9?BEST ANSWER: Yes, Garmin pilot app will work with Android tablets.is the standard subscription good for only one area?I already own the Stratux ADS-b in unit. Will it work with the Garmin Pilot app?BEST ANSWER: No it will not - only GDL series ADS-B receivers work with Garmin Pilot.Does the program to ADS traffic?BEST ANSWER: Yes, with an ADS-B In receiver.How do you receive the code for this subscription, if this is supposed to be a gift for someone else?BEST ANSWER: The code would be emailed to the purchaser.What is the $50 promotion?BEST ANSWER: I do not see a $50.00 promotion for this item.After a year how much to renew?BEST ANSWER: Either $74.99 or $149.99 depending on which subscription you have.Can I get a Garmin Pilot renewal via Sporty's? The only online catalog page I can find states 'new subscriptions only'BEST ANSWER: Renewals are only through Garmin.Valid for India?BEST ANSWER: There is some basic airport information worldwide, and a baseman. But there are no charts or approach plates for India.
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