GPS or Global Positioning System technology is widely being used today by travelers to chart their course and to find the best routes possible. There are many GPS units available today on the market, but by far the best GPS units are made by Garmin. Garmin has been making GPS tracking units since 1989 and the company is the leader in the GPS world.
If you would like a all-in-one versatile aviation, automotive and marine navigator that is perfect for use in a small airplane, in your vehicle or in your boat, the Garmin 396 navigational unit is an ideal choice. This portable aviation receiver utilizes the proven performance of Garmin GPS, SM Radio, and XM WX Weather technologies. The 396 by Garmin features a color TFT screen that is very easy to read in bright sunlight and has an auto routing capability to give you turn-by-turn directions. For the airplane, the Garmin 396 offers you constant access to NEXRAD radar, has satellite radio capabilities and features more than 150 digital channels of music, news, sports and entertainment.
The Garmin 496 is another portable GPS navigational unit that is ideal for pilots. Pilots are able to fly more efficiently and much safer with the 496 on board. This is a know-it-all GPS that allows you to have more information at your fingertips than any other portable handheld on the market today.. The 496 features Garmin’s SafeTaxi which gives you detailed taxiway diagrams and position information for over 650 airports. This information is pre-loaded on the unit which assists you in navigating unfamiliar airports with confidence and shows your exact position on the screen. The 496 is loaded with features that allow you to look up taxi services, choose your fuel stops and offers you a gold mine of information about airports, local attractions, lodging and terrain and obstacle information.
The Garmin 695 is an aviation-only navigator that has outstanding mapping features. The 695 by Garmin comes with a big seven inch screen that is easy to read during the day and at night. The Garmin 695 features an outstanding FliteCharts feature that gives the unit Class 1 And 2 electronic flight bag (EFB) capability. You are offered a high resolution terrain page on the 695 that shows you hazards that are relative to your altitude and a vertical position of terrain all along your route.
If you are a pilot and wish to have the absolute best GPS unit available to you, Garmin is the company to go with. You and your passengers will travel safer, have more confidence and will arrive at your destination quickly and efficiently.