Fly smarter and safer with the GPSMAP 496 on board. This “know-it-all” mini-MFD
puts more power and information at your fingertips than any other portable
handheld in the history of aviation. Similar to the GPSMAP 396, the 496 combines satellite datalink
weather with a detailed color map and terrain alerting, then takes it
up a notch with even more high-end software and features. The 496 is
a “must have” for any pilot.
View Your Position on Taxiways
Garmin SafeTaxi™ data providesdetailed taxiway diagrams and position
information for over 850 U.S. airports. Preloaded on the unit,
this information helps you navigate unfamiliar airports with confidence
and shows your aircraft’s exact position on the field.
Easily Access AOPA Airport Directory
Look up taxi services, plan an overnight, choose fuel stops and more
with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Airport Directory
included on the GPSMAP 496. This indispensable reference guide puts a
wealth of airport and travel information at your fingertips. It offers
detailed information for over 5,300 U.S. airports along with the names
and phone numbers of thousands of FBOs, plus ground transportation, lodging,
restaurants, local attractions and more.
Receive Altitude-Sensitive Smart Airspace™ Alerts
in the air, Garmin’s new Smart Airspace feature makes it
easier than ever to identify what airspace lies ahead. Smart Airspace
automatically highlights airspace close to the pilot’s current
altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude, which
gives you increased situational awareness.
Navigate with Enhanced Terrain and Aviation Databases
496 features a built-in Jeppesen database with terrain and obstacle databases.
Fly with informed confidence thanks to the enhanced, higher-resolution
terrain database. With over ten times as much data as the 396’s terrain database, the 496 provides even more visual
reference. It monitors your current position in relation to surrounding
terrain to provide alerts. Even customize your own minimum clearance
levels to receive terrain cautions. With the unit’s Jeppesen® database,
you can view your flight route displayed over contour terrain mapping.
The addition of private airports and heliports to the database provides
even more navigation and emergency "nearest" options.
Enjoy Faster Update Rate for Maps and Indicators
For added realism
and safety, the 496 updates map data and "Panel" page
instruments at 5 Hz, a significantly faster update rate that gives you
a smoother, near “real-time” presentation of your aircraft’s
analog indicators, such as the HSI and turn coordinator.
Make Informed Decisions with Optional Weather and Traffic
With an optional subscription to XM
WX Satellite Weather™ and
the included GXM 30A smart antenna, you’ll have access to constantly-updated,
high-resolution weather data for the U.S, right in the cockpit. Weather
information includes Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD), Aviation Routine
Weather Reports (METARs), Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs), Temporary
Flight Restrictions (TFRs), Lightning and Winds Aloft, plus more and
can be laid directly over the 496’s Jeppesen and topographic map
databases. Add a Garmin Mode S transponder, and the 496 will also display
TIS traffic alerts that identify surrounding air traffic.
Navigate by Air, Land or Sea
Garmin’s GPSMAP 496 comes ready to go right out of the box with
preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps and a hefty points of interest
(POIs) database, including motels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more.
Simply enter a destination, and you’re automatically routed with
voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions. In addition, GPSMAP 496 accepts
customized points of interest such as school zones and safety cameras and includes
proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. Add optional BlueChart® g2
data cards, and turn the 496 into a color chartplotter.