4.5 / 5.089 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (68)No (7)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat productIt works great, connects easy, but is way overpriced. Should be about $399 for what it is.November 15, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat item! Poor Value!I really like the Stratus 3 and am currently using it with ForeFlight. Very disappointed in Stratus and Sporty’s for not including the window mount. $699 for the Stratus then after opening the package, they recommend the window mount for best performance. Go to Sporty’s to order the $20 mount and you have to spend an extra $10 for shipping. Very disappointed in the nickel and diming. If you order it, order the window mount at the same time and save the extra $10.November 5, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest Portable ADS-B Receiver I have UseThis is the best ADS-B receiver I have ever used. I have tried a GDL-50 receiver from a friend. I liked the size and flexibility to mount to glass on passenger side. It paired easily with my iPad and Foreflight app.October 19, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesome product. Does exactly what I need in Flight.October 8, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEffective, simple, no hassleSimple, easy to connect, easy to use. Housed in a sturdy case with an effective no-slip base. No complicated programming and performs precisely as advertised.September 27, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEssentialEssential to use as a CFI when you have other people’s lives in your hands. Traffic awareness is unmatched, saved me twice already.Sunrise with Stratus.September 23, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability2 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?NoRandomly Turns off in flightThe original unit I purchased from Sportys and the replacement they sent me under warranty, both randomly turn off during flight. There is no pattern to it. I have it charging in the cockpit, but I have also tried on battery power only. In both cases, it just randomly turns off in flight.September 8, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe best everOutstanding product!!! Very reliable and easy to use I recommend this product fo every pilot [GA, Corporate and even Airline).August 13, 2019Purchased
3 months agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe Stratus 3 has been error free. I wish they would ship it with the suction cup mount though. Currently I’m using the tray on the glare shield. It does get pretty warm, but hasn’t shut off to date. Flying with FlyQ and have been happy with the results.August 12, 2019Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPleased.Great upgrade for me. I had the 2nd generation and this newer version adds some neat extra features. BTW nothing wrong with generation 2. I never had a glitch with it.August 11, 2019Purchased
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Browse 92 questions Browse 92 questions and 108 answersCan you present a side-by-side comparison between my Stratus 2 and a Stratus 3 so I can make an informed decision as to whether I need or want the additional features?Is there a trade in or upgrade program for the Stratus 2 I bought earlier this year?Looks like none of the improvements over the S2 are hardware features. Will there be a software upgrade for the S2 to enable the same features or is this a way to push people to buy a new device? Would really like to see a software upgrade path here for everybody that has the S2.BEST ANSWER: Appareo is working on a firmware update, and some (but not all) of these new features will be available for older Stratus units.What are the improvements over Stratus 2?Will the stratus 3 work with the Jeppesen FD on the Microsoft Windows platform?BEST ANSWER: Stratus 3 will work with most other apps using the GDL 90 format.Any issues of powering off due to over heating?BEST ANSWER: I just flew my first flight and placed the stratus 3 same location as I use to place stratus 2, during flight I noted a comment on my ForeFlight that stratus 3 was about to overheat , never saw this in years with stratus 2.Will the new 3 fit in the window mount that came with the 2S?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Stratus 3 is the same size as the 2S and will work in the suction cup mount.Will this work with the same connectors on the ESGI?BEST ANSWER: It is mentioned in a later post that the Stratus 2 connector to Stratus ESG uses a different cable than the 3. I have the Stratus 2/ESG setup, I guess I will have to get a new cable if i upgrade.I bought the S1 early on. I have been hoping that Stratus would at some point give a trade allowance in order to upgrade. Do you think that will ever happen?BEST ANSWER: There is a trade-in program for Stratus 2S but not for Stratus 1 at this time.Can you provide a comparison between the Stratus 3 and Foreflights Sentry?BEST ANSWER: There are 2 significant differences (aside from the price difference) between the Stratus 3 and Sentry. 1) The Stratus 3 has GDL 90 support, the Sentry does not and 2) the Stratus has external antenna connections. What this means to the end user is that the Sentry will *only* work with ForeFlight while the Stratus is compatible with any app that accepts the GDL 90 input. Also, you can mount the Stratus more permanently by taking advantage of the external antenna connections and keep it tucked away in the cockpit. There are some other minor differences (size, default mounting options, etc) that can be found elsewhere, but these are (I think) less significant.Are there any feature/function comparisons with the Stratus 2S and 3?Stratus 3 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.In Foreflight, can Stratus 3 display traffic and weather at the same time, or only on separate pages?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Stratus will display traffic and weather at the same time.Will this work with an iFly GPS by Adventure Pilot model i740B?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. I am using it myself. It is a wonderful upgrade. But, you can't use Foreflight and IFly at the same time since it has to switch modes.Does it come with a USB cord?BEST ANSWER: It includes a usb charging cable.When will be in stock?BEST ANSWER: Should be in stock on July 20th.What are the advantages of the Stratus3 over the newly announced Sentry model?BEST ANSWER: Flight data recording, smart WiFi connection, auto shut off, and Open ADS-B so it will work with multiple apps. There are also options for external antennas on the Stratus 3, so it can be remote mounted.I have a Stratus 2, not 2S installed in my plane and connected to my Stratus ESG using the factory wiring kit. Is the new Stratus 3 connection port exactly the same and comparable with my current set up? I know there was a difference between versions 1 and 2.BEST ANSWER: The ADS-B antenna is the same. The power/GPS cable has a different connection at the Stratus unit.
The Cable is available for $37.50, item 7098A.Regarding your Stratus-3 ADSB receiver, What is the price for the map display software, and what is it being displayed on? Thanks, Bob KBEST ANSWER: The software in the screenshots above is ForeFlight and it is displayed on an iPad. Subscriptions start at $99.99/year.Can you access all foreflight info (e.g. AF/D's) when connected or just weather-related info?BEST ANSWER: Mark, the Stratus 3 has all the functionality of the Stratus 2S plus some additional functions that will be available as the FAA adds them to WAAS. I am completely satisfied with my purchase of the Status 3. If you would like to view some videos on the capabilities of the Stratus 3, they are available on both the Sporty's website as well as youtube. Hope this helps and good flying.Does the WiFi icon not show up in the top left corner anymore when you are connected to Stratus?BEST ANSWER: That's correct. The Smart WiFi in Stratus 3 is telling the iPad that WiFI is only for short range data transfer, not internet connection, so the iPad will not show a WiFi symbol up there. You can still check in ForeFlight to verify Stratus is connected.Why does the Stratus 3 not come with the suction cup mount any longer? The “In the Box” section doesn’t appear to have the suction cup mount listed as an included item as it did on the 2S. Is this correct or is it a typo in the description?BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer went back to the dash mount based on customer feedback. The suction cup is available for purchase and fits the Stratus 3.I’m flying from KPBI (West Palm Beach, FL) to SPJC (Lima, Peru) using ForeFlight’s Jepp charts. What kind of weather will I receive from Stratus 3 over the Gulf of Mexico and into South America?BEST ANSWER: Once you leave the ADS-B towers in the US you will not receive weather.Does the stratus 3 have ADSB out or just ADSB in ?BEST ANSWER: Should be ADS-B in since it is a receiver vice transmitter (no out signal except wifi).I'm a Stratus 2 owner and am looking to upgrade to a pressure-altitude solution. Am I correct that the main differences between the Sentry and Stratus 3 are 12 hr vs. 8 hr battery life, and closed vs. open architecture? A trade-in program would definitely help bridge the gap.BEST ANSWER: One other difference: Stratus 3 has external antenna options so it can be remote mounted.
Here are the Stratus 2S upgrade program details: Yes, there is a $200 credit for Stratus 2S. Here are the details: http://www.sportys.com/media/pdf/stratusupgrade.pdfDoes the stratus 3 work well flying over water to Europe?BEST ANSWER: The stratus 3 will work only as a GPS in Europe.is working outside usa?BEST ANSWER: It will work outside of the US as a GPS. ADS-B data is provided by ground stations in the US.Does Area 660 work with Stratus 3?Stratus 3 ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: The 660 does not work with the Stratus 3, It does work with the Garmin GDL-50/51/52.I guess what I really wanted to know was:
can I connect a Stratus 3 to an Apple mini 5 via wifi
an Android Galaxy 10 to an Apple mini 5 via bluetooth
simultaneously?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can connect via wifi and Bluetooth simultaneously. The Stratus would not provide data to the Android tablet when they are connected (it needs to be in either ForeFlight mode or open ADS-B mode, but can't do both at the same time).Will a single Stratus 3 simultaneously provide data to an iPad running ForeFlight and a second iPad running Xavion? I'm wondering because I suspect that Xavion needs the open ADS/B mode while ForeFlight wants its own special mode.BEST ANSWER: It will not. The Stratus needs to be in Open ADS-B mode for Xavion. The stratus can only communicate in one or the other mode.If I buy a Stratus 3, can I get a rebate on trading in a Stratus PRX V2?BEST ANSWER: No, there is not a trade-up program for the Stratus 3.
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