New units take flight


Something is in store for aviation enthusiasts – it’s the GPSMAP 695 and 696 and they’re just in time for the Holiday season. The just-announced units are hitting the Garmin Store Chicago next week. Equipped with a 7-inch portrait high resolution screen that is readable in either day or night, the 695/696 make a statement to be different.

The 695 and 696 are packed with must have features but one thing we keep hearing from customers is that they like that it has a joystick similar to the G1000. Thanks to the joystick, it's much easier and faster to enter in data and maneuver through menus and pages.

If you're wondering what's the difference between the 695 and 696, the 696 comes with the GXM 40 smart antenna so that you can have weather data via XM WX on your GPS, just like the GPSMAP 396 and 496.  XM WX has two subscription services to choose from — Aviator LT and Aviator — so before activating XM WX, make sure you visit their site and choose the best one for you.  And just in case you're curious, the 695 can't display weather. If you don't need weather now but think you may want it in the future, get a 696 so you'll have that capability in the future.

What about the GPSMAP 396, 495/496? Well, never fear; they aren’t going anywhere. Come visit the store and we'll show you all of our aviation portables so you can do a side-by-side comparison and decide which one is best for you.

-Gadget Girl

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