Portable Aviation GPS Comparison

Purpose built Aviation GPS units from Garmin and iFLY offer many advantages.

  IFLY 740B Garmin Aera 660 Garmin 696 Garmin 796 Garmin Aera 510
 
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Price $499.00 $749.00      
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Notes Replaces the 740 Replaces the Aera 560      
  PHYSICAL FEATURES
Receiver 12 channel WAAS Capable 12 channel w/ 5 Hz update rate 12 channel w/ 5 Hz update rate 12 channel w/ 5 Hz update rate 12 channel w/ 5 Hz update rate
Unit Size (inches) 7.25 x 4.5 x 0.82 7.25 x 4.5 x 0.82 5.75 x 7.75 x 1.5 7.25 x 4.5 x 0.82 7.25 x 4.5 x 0.82
Weight (ounces) 14.4 8.64 22.4 26.4 9.5
Voltage Range 12 to 28 10 to 35 11 to 40 11 to 40 11 to 35
Battery Type 1650 mAh Li-PO Lithium-Ion NI-MH Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Battery Life (est.) 30 min Emergency 4 hours 8 hours 3-8 hours 5 hours
Separate Serial & USB Interfaces Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Carrying Case Included Yes No No Yes No
           
  DISPLAY
Display Size (inch) 7.0 Diagonal 4.35 x 2.61 (5.08" Diagonal) 3.6 x 6.0 3.6 x 6.0 4.3" Diagonal
Display Type 1100 nit Digital TFT WVGA TFT bright, color WVGA TFT bright, color, dual-oriented, WVGA TFT WQVGA TFT
Display Resolution 480 x 800 480 x 800 480 x 800 480 x 800 480 x 272
Backlighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Screen Orientation Vertical & Horizontal Horizontal & Vertical Vertical Horizontal & Vertical Horizontal
Touch Screen Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Waterproof No No No No Yes
           
  DATABASES
Jeppesen Database No        
Auto Mapping Yes Mapsource City Navigator No Mapsource City Navigator Mapsource City Navigator
Marine Mapping No No No No No
Coverage Areas North America Americas Americas   Americas, Pacific, or Atlantic
           
  COMPATIBILITY
WAAS Capability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XM Weather Capability No Yes Yes Yes Yes
TIS Traffic Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
           
  FEATURES
Terrain Alerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Prompts Yes Yes (Auto) No Yes Yes (Auto)
AOPA Directory No Yes Yes Yes No
SafeTaxi Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Runway Centerlines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Obstacles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instrument page Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HSI Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VNAV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Routes/Waypoints 50 / 300 50 / 300 50 / 300 50 / 300 50 / 300
Media Player (video, Music) Yes, Music via SD Card XM Radio optional XM Radio optional XM Radio optional Yes + XM Radio optional
Bluetooth Interface No Yes No No Yes
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