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
9 months 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 15 questions Browse 15 questions and 15 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.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.Can I install it on my two ipads ?BEST ANSWER: You can install and register the standard subscription on two separate devices, so Yes.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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