July 28, 1999
Unveils a Color Handheld GPS for the Airplane
leader makes reading map data easy on the eyes with this one-of-a-kind
Kan. Garmin International, the GPS manufacturer that continues
to break new ground in avionics technology, has done it again.
Garmin has unveiled the GPSMAP®
295, a new color handheld GPS that is designed to feel right
at home either in the cockpit or in your car.
to offer products that can serve dual purposes," said Gary Kelley,
director of marketing, Garmin International. "In the case of the
GPSMAP 295, you can buy just one unit and have the ability to
navigate your way in the air or down the highway. Even better,
you get the clarity of a color display to help you find your way
295 takes the best of two popular Garmin products -- the GPSMAP
195, an aviation handheld, and the StreetPilot® GPS ColorMap,
a portable automotive GPS -- and combines them into a unit that
will lead pilots to their destination accurately and in color.
What sets the unit apart however, is the horizontal layout of
the display and a unique split-screen feature. The split-screen
makes it possible for pilots to view a color moving map page and
an HSI graphic simultaneously. In the plane, the GPSMAP 295 can
be mounted either on the glareshield or on the yoke. While in
the car, the unit fits easily on the dashboard.
Fans of the
Garmin GPSMAP 195 will find a similar basemap on the new GPSMAP
295. Contained within the map are miles of lakes, rivers, railroads,
cities, coastlines, state and country boundaries, and U.S., state
and interstate highways as well as local thoroughfares. The unit
also includes a built-in Jeppesen® database. Within this database
pilots will find airports, VORs, NDBs, intersections, special
use and controlled airspace, runway data and comm frequencies.
Other significant features include an HSI with VNAV indicator,
the ability to store 20 reversible flight plans of 30 waypoints
each and five audible alarms that include arrival, CDI, clock,
timer and SUA alerts.
When on the
ground, the GPSMAP 295 has the ability to bring you even greater
mapping detail. An optional CD-ROM feature allows you to download
mapping information from Garmin's exclusive MapSource® line of
CD-ROMs. When paired with the MetroGuide® U.S. CD, your GPSMAP
295 will provide you with street-level detail of major U.S. cities.
Simply load the CD-ROM onto your computer, highlight the area
you are interested in, and download the information onto a small
blank cartridge that is inserted near the battery compartment
on the GPSMAP 295.
features of the GPSMAP 295 include:
- A 16 color
high-resolution display, with 240 x 128 pixels
Jeppesen database with worldwide airports, VORs, intersections,
runway data, plus airports, FSS and ARTCC frequencies
basemap with state/country boundaries, lakes, rivers, railroads,
cities, coastlines, U.S. state and interstate highways, and
of up to 250 waypoints and 20 reversible routes
to download additional data through optional MetroGuide U.S.
on just six AA batteries
295 will ship standard with a carrying case, dash mount, 12 volt
adapter cable, owner's manual and quick reference guide. It will
be available early in 2000 and will sell for around $1449.