Most Of What We Loved In The 496, But At A Lower
When it comes to offering big things in small packages, little
else compares to Garmin's know-it-all, do-it-all GPSMAP 496...
designed to offer (well, almost) everything a pilot could possibly
want and need in a portable GPS.
For some pilots, however, the 496 is TOO much of a good thing...
and has a pricetag to match. Recognizing a segment of the pilot
community who wants the functionality and reliability of the GPS
496 -- but not necessarily ALL the bells and whistles -- Garmin
unveiled its GPSMAP 495 portable aviation device this past
Garmin says the new GPS 495 is designed for pilots who want many
of the same features as the popular 496, at a fraction of the cost.
The GPSMAP 495 includes Garmin's SafeTaxi airport diagrams,
Garmin's Smart Airspace, AOPA's Airport Directory data, enhanced
high-resolution terrain database, aviation database with private
airports and heliports, accelerated GPS update rate, and European
VFR reporting waypoints.
The GPSMAP 495 incorporates the same, higher resolution terrain
database found on the GPSMAP 496. The land graphics have over 10
times as much data as other Garmin handhelds and vividly display
proximity hazards. In aviation mode, pilots have the benefit of
terrain and obstacle alerting, pop-up alerts, and customizable
minimum clearance limits that give audible terrain alerts at
Pilots will also appreciate Garmin's Smart Airspace feature that
automatically highlights airspace close to the pilot's current
altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude.
Like the GPSMAP 496, the GPSMAP 495 has an increased GPS update
rate that is five times faster than other handheld GPS devices.
This impressive speed gives fluid updates of GPS derived data
including the aircraft's flight indicators, such as the HSI and
turn rate indicator.
The GPSMAP 495's SafeTaxi diagrams and Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association (AOPA) Airport Directory data help reduce the
headaches associated with navigating unfamiliar taxiways and
airports. With over 850 US airport diagrams preloaded, SafeTaxi
lets pilots see the aircraft's exact location on the field in
relation to charts that identify runways, taxiways and hangars.
The GPSMAP 495 does not include the GXM 30A smart antenna with
XM WX Satellite Weather, and it is not compatible with the GXM 30A
smart antenna. The GPSMAP 495 has a street price of $1,595.00. The
GPSMAP 495 package includes a yoke mount, cigarette-lighter
adapter, AC adapter cable, USB-to-PC interface cable, low-profile
remote GPS antenna, carrying case, free Jeppesen update
certificate, owner's manual and quick-reference guide.
Aero-TV Checks Out The Powerful and Affordable
Garmin GPSMAP 495
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