The GPSMAP 196 is a powerful aviation portable that acts like a panel but goes from cockpit to land to water without missing a beat. With its crisp, grayscale screen, the 196 is an affordable introduction to Garmin's portable aviation products.
Enhance Situational Awareness
The WAAS-capable GPSMAP 196 has detailed map graphics, HSI steering guidance, Jeppesen® database and all the other pilot-friendly features you’ve come to expect from Garmin. Steering guidance is clearly presented through a graphic HSI with VNAV indicator offering a full range of horizontal and vertical awareness. Extended runway centerlines help orient pilots to the runway. The 196 even supports a comprehensive U.S. database of towers and obstacles (upgradeable via the Internet) to help you see and avoid high-rise structural hazards in the vicinity of your flight path.
View Images in Sharp Detail
GPSMAP 196 features a 320 x 240 pixel, 12-level grayscale display with exceptional resolution and contrast. This display with backlighting showcases crisp graphics which redraw with incredible speed thanks to a fast processor.
Automate Your Logbook
A built-in logbook tracks your flying hours and automatically records departure and arrival locations. When used with Garmin's free logbook software
, this feature simplifies record keeping. Flightbook software allows you to create, manage, analyze, save and print flight data from GPSMAP 196's logbook.
Navigate by Air, Land or Sea
Simply press a button to switch GPSMAP 196 to automotive or marine mode. The 196 comes with a built-in routable basemap. Add optional MapSource® detailed street maps to receive voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions to addresses and points of interest. For a great day on the water, customize the waterproof 196 with optional marine cartography. Easily add detailed maps with plug and play Garmin data cards.
GPSMAP 196: Go from plane to boat to automobile without missing a beat.