4.6 / 5.048 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.9 / 5Value4.3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (34)No (3)Durability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStratus ADS-B Receiver (ADS-B-in only)The Stratus-3 ADS-B Receiver is a very good unit. After purchased it I realized for my needs I would want a longer battery life and a Co2 detector. Other than that, it is an excellent unit.February 20, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoWould You Recommend?YesI do not understand why it shows up as " no internet connection". Also there is not visible way to see it is connected to the ipad like the Stratus 2 did.February 19, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMoved from the II to the III. I like the new charge port. The new features are useful. Combine mine with FF for a wonderful tool in the cockpit. Great back up to my steam gages plus all the other tools like ADS-B in, weather, airport plates with GPS guidence, 3D terrain and much more. Still learning new things to use it for.February 18, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStratus 3This is a great piece of equipment. Flying IFR in a GA aircraft, this unit is a must. AHRS, WX, Traffic, and your position. Love it. Con: Very expensive.February 10, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat tool for situational awarenessUsed with ForeFlight software, it performs perfectly. I get notifications of other aircraft even before the controller lets me know. The AHRS feature is fantastic. So glad I got this device.February 4, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest investment ever.I love the product, dream come true. Never gave an issue, I have for 4 months. Works perfect!January 29, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat unit, caution use in rural areas with no ADSB towersWe are located in Northern Wyoming and were researching portable all-in-one ADSB/GPS units.
-We purchased the Stratus 3 and soon discovered there were not many ADSB towers around where we were flying, thus we were not receiving accurate weather. The GPS is great battery life and flight recorder useful. However, the WIFI connectivity was different than Bluetooth.
We ultimately decided to return the Stratus 3 and went with the Garmin 52 all in one unit + Sirius XM Weather & Audio. This fit our needs much better despite lower battery life. See our review on that page as well.
Hope this helps!January 15, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove it. Great battery life. Multiple people can connect same time. Worth it.January 10, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFantastic. Although I fly mostly a Garmin3000, the ForeFlight and Stratus3 set up is a great ad on to the safety of the trip.It is awesome, so many options...!January 10, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEven works in a far off LandTook the plunge and decided to invest in a Stratus 3, which after it arrived I was concerned I'd spent a lot on something I couldn't get full value out of especially when I found that the Appareo App wasn't available from the New Zealand iTunes Store, (hopefully it will be one day). But without any issues it connected with my AvPlan EFB, no settings needed and now gives me accurate GPS and traffic data for all aircraft broadcasting ADS-B info (mainly the big boys but some GA aircraft as well). Wouldn't go flying without it now.Stratus 3 with Torrent and Anchorage Bay's in the background heading to NZNS from NZTK, New ZealandJanuary 10, 2019Purchased
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Browse 75 questions Browse 75 questions and 87 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.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.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.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 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.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.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.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.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.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.pdfWe have a Stratus 2 (Model Number Stratus PRX V2, Serial # 222269) There's no S on it. Does it qualify for the $200 rebate?BEST ANSWER: The Stratus 2 can be traded in for the $100.00 off of a Stratus 2S.Does the Stratus 3 have a nearest airport menu in their screen?BEST ANSWER: The Stratus 3 itself does not but the Electronic Flight Bag app (Foreflight for example) does have the nearest function.If I use this with my WingX app, what features would I not have as compared to using it with Fore Flight?How long does it take to charge fully?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 8 hours.Will this work with a WiFi only iPad or do you need cellular?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it works with the WIFI only model.Does this work with Garmin Pilot?BEST ANSWER: Currently, it does not work with Garmin Pilot.Can a Stratus 3 operate with a 256G iPhone 8’s?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can.could the 796 be connected the stratus ESG for traffic information?Stratus 3 ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: No, to provide traffic on the 796 you would need the Garmin GDL 50, 52 unit.will this unit work jeppensen software on ipad?BEST ANSWER: Appareo does not list the Jeppensen Software as compatible. The software manufacturers are adding compatibility, I would check with Jeppensen.Can you shoot an LPV approach using this with foreflight?BEST ANSWER: No, it is not legal to use Foreflight and the Stratus as a primary navigation. It is for situational awareness only.How much does it cost per year?BEST ANSWER: There is not a subscription fee per year.Is this device TSO compliant to the ADS Mandate?BEST ANSWER: This unit is not. The FAA mandate is for ADS-B OUT. This is an ADS-B IN receiver.
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