GPSMAP® 296

Part Number: 010-00356-00
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Overview

Taking terrain awareness to a whole new level, the GPSMAP 296 is a color aviation portable with built-in terrain mapping and alerting.

Enhance Situational Awareness

GPSMAP 296 comes with a detailed built-in Jeppesen® database along with terrain and U.S. obstacle databases. Using this information, the 296 provides detailed views of your flight route, displayed over realistic topography. For added safety, you can put the unit in Terrain mode for TAWS-like warnings and alerts when proximity conflicts loom ahead.

View Images in Sharp Detail

Viewing the display in any light is easy, thanks to the unit’s 256-color, high-resolution (320 x 480-pixel) sunlight-readable TFT display with adjustable backlighting. The 296 also features USB data transfer, fast processing speed and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack.

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, FlightBook, this feature simplifies recordkeeping. Flightbook software allows you to create, manage, analyze, save and print flight data from the GPSMAP 296's logbook.

Navigate by Air, Land or Sea

Simply press a button to switch GPSMAP 296 to automotive or marine mode. The 296 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 296 with optional marine cartography. Easily add detailed maps with plug and play Garmin data cards.

GPSMAP 296: Go from plane to boat to automobile without missing a beat.

Online Jeppeson NavData WAAS enabled BlueChart g2 Vision Compatible

Specs

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Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.7"W x 3.2"H x 1.9"D (14.5 x 8.1 x 4.8 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.2"W x 2.1"H (8.1 x 5.3 cm); 3.8" diag (9.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 320 pixels
Display type 256 color TFT with backlighting
Weight 13.6 ounces (385.5 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 15 hours (Battery Saver mode, no backlighting)
Water rating No
Voltage range 11-40
SBAS/WAAS receiver 12 channel
IFR or VFR VFR

Maps, Databases & Memory

Basemap Yes
Navigation database (includes Jeppesen® data) Yes
Types of Jeppesen data full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints
Navigation database coverage areas Americas, Atlantic International or Pacific International
Preloaded Terrain database Yes
Preloaded Obstacle database Yes
Preloaded SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams No
Preloaded AOPA Airport Directory No
Preloaded Garmin FliteCharts® No
Preloaded low & high altitude enroute airways No
Preloaded private airports No
Preloaded street maps No
Ability to add maps Yes
Accepts data cards yes (Garmin data cards)
Built-in memory internal solid state
Waypoints/favorites/locations 3,000
Routes 50

Features & Benefits

Moving map Yes
Patented panel page Yes
HSI (GPS-based) Yes
IFR map mode No
Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible No
Audible terrain alerts No
Terrain resolution standard
Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts) No
Automatic logbook Yes
Separate serial and USB interfaces Yes
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.") Yes (Auto mode)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") No
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) No
3-D map view No
Bluetooth® wireless technology no
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) No
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) No
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible No

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Maps

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