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Old 04-29-2020, 06:32 AM
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Default Garmin Introduces the Aera 760 Portable Aviation GPS

Garmin is pleased to introduce the aera 760, a premium aviation portable that is purpose-built for the pilot and the cockpit. The aera 760 boasts a 7-inch bright, sunlight readable touchscreen display complete with comprehensive chart options in a compact and dedicated portable GPS. Additional features of the aera 760 include the option to load instrument approach procedures, arrivals and departures, approach chart overlay on the map, Garmin Connext wireless connectivity, as well as the option to integrate it with select Garmin avionics.



Featuring a modern yet rugged design, the aera 760 is an all-in-one aviation portable complete with a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver that is optimized for the cockpit. Its bright, 7-inch sunlight readable display can run on battery power for up to four hours on a single charge. Along the bezel, an industry-standard USB-C connection is used to charge and power the aera 760, while a microSD card slot allows pilots to load topography and street maps or use it to easily transfer user waypoints. The aera 760 features an intuitive user-interface resembling that of many other popular Garmin products such as the GTN Xi series, G3X Touch and Garmin Pilot allowing pilots to easily transition between multiple Garmin products in the cockpit. Capable of operating in harsh conditions, the aera 760 has also been tested and hardened to meet stringent temperature and vibration standards.



New to the aera 760, pilots can load departures, arrivals and instrument approach procedures (IAPs) within a flight plan, which can be wirelessly transferred to a navigator in the cockpit. Once a procedure is loaded within the aera 760, pilots have the option to view the chart or they can overlay it on the moving map. IFR enroute charts, VFR sectionals and Garmin FliteCharts are also geo-referenced, providing optimal situational awareness. Jeppesen electronic charts are compatible with the aera 760 and give customers worldwide access to instrument approach chart information. In addition to procedures, victor airways, user-defined holds and holds over an existing navigation fix can be entered into a flight plan.



Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow the aera 760 to take advantage of Garmin Connext wireless connectivity inside and outside of the cockpit. When connected to Wi-Fi, pilots can easily download aviation database and software updates without the need to physically connect it to a computer. Prior to departure, pilots can also view worldwide weather information on the aera 760 when it?s connected to Wi-Fi. In the cockpit, it is capable of wirelessly connecting to select products such as the GTX 345 or the GDL 52 to display the benefits of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic, Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather, SiriusXM aviation weather and more via Bluetooth. Exclusive features such as TerminalTraffic and TargetTrend can also be viewed on the moving map and dedicated traffic pages.

Pilots can hard-wire the aera 760?s power, audio and dual RS-232 connections to receive additional benefits. When connected to a navigator such as the GTN 650Xi/750Xi, GTN 650/750 or the GNS 430W/530W, the aera 760 can send and receive flight plan data that is entered into the navigator over a serial port so all products remain synchronized throughout the flight. It is also capable of wirelessly connecting to these navigators when paired with a Flight Stream 210/510. When connected to a NAV/COM such as the GTR 225, GNC 255 or GTR 200, frequencies and airport identifiers can also be transferred from the aera 760 to the corresponding NAV/COM. For aircraft flying in visual conditions, pilots can optionally connect the aera 760 to select autopilots to fly lateral GPS and single point vertical navigation (VNAV) guidance. For example, pilots flying in visual conditions can fly a VNAV profile from their current altitude to pattern altitude using the aera 760 fully coupled to the autopilot.



3D Vision technology displays a virtual 3D perspective view of surrounding terrain, obstacles and airports, as well as a horizontal situation indicator (HSI) that is capable of showing lateral and vertical deviation bars. When the aera 760 is panel mounted or paired with a compatible attitude source such as a GDL 52 or GTX 345, pilots can view synthetic vision (SVX), which adds the display of back-up attitude information on the portable.



The aera 760 also features fuel price information, an E6B flight computer and weight and balance calculators. The E6B can be used prior to a flight to aid in calculating fuel burn, estimated time of arrival (ETA) and more. While in-flight, the aera 760 utilizes ground speed information to recalculate fuel burn and ETA. GPS altitude display is offered in both mean sea level (MSL) and above ground level (AGL), so they are easier to identify relative to the aircraft flight path.



The aera 760 is expected to begin shipping in late May for a list price of $1,599 USD and is compatible with the cost-effective Garmin Navigation Database that is available in the Americas with US coverage starting at $39.95 for a single update. A variety of annual bundles are also available on the flyGarmin website, such as the U.S bundle for $169.95, which includes the Garmin Navigation Database, FliteCharts, IFR/VFR Charts, terrain, obstacles, SafeTaxi, and the airport directory with fuel prices. Pilots can also add enhanced map information such as topography or street maps using a MicroSD card. The aera 760 is supported by Garmin?s award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support.

Please feel free to send any questions our way, you can always contact us directly at G3Xpert@Garmin.com as well.

Thanks,

Justin

Specifications: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/681883#specs
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:31 AM
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Justin
Re feeding traffic via wifi/bluetooth. Will it take a traffic feed from a GDL 39R, via wifi or bluetooth?
I note your info that it will take a feed from "... the GDL 52....", But no mention of the GDL 39 series.
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Old 04-29-2020, 08:10 AM
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Default XM Weather

Will this unit support an XM WX subscription?
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Old 04-29-2020, 09:01 AM
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Will it connect to a Stratux to receive ADS-B traffic and weather?
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Old 04-29-2020, 11:24 AM
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I'm surprised by the short battery life. If I had one complaint about my 660, it's the short battery life. I would have expected this larger unit to carry a few more mah.

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Old 04-29-2020, 12:09 PM
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Default GDL 39 Compatibility

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Justin
Re feeding traffic via wifi/bluetooth. Will it take a traffic feed from a GDL 39R, via wifi or bluetooth?
I note your info that it will take a feed from "... the GDL 52....", But no mention of the GDL 39 series.
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John,

The Aera 760 is compatible with the GDL 39 units.

Thanks,

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Old 04-29-2020, 12:11 PM
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Default SXM Weather

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Will this unit support an XM WX subscription?
With a compatible SXM receiver you are able to display SXM weather information. A GDL 51 or 52 would facilitate this.

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Sweet! So in reading the above, I ASSUME I can use my FS210 to transfer flight plans, adsb weather and traffic from my G-900x panel. Correct?

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Post Aera 760 9 pin D-Sub

One of my favorite features of the new Aera 760 is the 9 pin D-Sub connector on the included mount.



You can still buy a bare wire cable to simplify wiring (shown below), but you can also just grab a 9 pin connector, some aviation wire, and some size 20 (low density) socket pins to make your own wiring specific to your installation with power, ground, the 2 RS-232 interfaces, and alert audio.



If you want to use the Aera 760 in multiple aircraft, just install the necessary wiring/connector in each aircraft and plug the 9 pin connector in when you arrive. I have a label on the connector identifying how each of the two RS-232 ports are configured for the specific installation in case the unit is re-configured for some other use.



Garmin also sells additional Aera 760 mounts if you want to leave one in an aircraft and use another somewhere else.

Steve

Last edited by Longez : 05-19-2021 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Added pin numbers for 9 pin connector.
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Old 04-29-2020, 04:21 PM
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Default Comparison with the 796

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One of my favorite features of the new Aera 760 is the 9 pin D-Sub connector on the included mount.



You can still buy a bare wire cable to simplify wiring (shown below), but you can also just grab a 9 pin connector, some aviation wire, and some size 20 (low density) socket pins to make your own wiring specific to your installation with power, ground, the 2 RS-232 interfaces, and alert audio.



If you want to use the Aera 760 in multiple aircraft, just install the necessary wiring/connector in each aircraft and plug the 9 pin connector in when you arrive. I have a label on the connector identifying how each of the two RS-232 ports are configured for the specific installation in case the unit is re-configured for some other use.

Garmin also sells additional Aera 760 mounts if you want to leave one in an aircraft and use another somewhere else.

Steve
Steve
Is the wiring the same as the 796? Is there a feature comparison between the 796 and 760?
Assuming that the 2 RS 232 ports will hardwire interface to the GDL39 and the autopilot can you also connect garmin pilot on iPhone and iPad simultaneously via bluetooth and upload flight plans?
Can you now download flight data etc to the SD card?
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