Garmin® introduces new and exciting ways to interact with GTN™ 650/750

Database Concierge wireless database transfer, Telligence™ Voice Command, pinch-to-zoom and more

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced an expanded feature set, an enhanced user interface and
additional wireless connectivity solutions for its popular GTN 650/750
touchscreen navigators. New GTN enhancements include pinch-to-zoom,
Telligence Voice Command1 and more. Additional Connext®
capabilities include Flight Stream 510 integration, which supports
wireless Database Concierge between the GTN and the Garmin Pilot™ app on
a mobile device. Flight plan transfer, as well as traffic, weather, GPS
information and more also display on select mobile devices when paired
with Flight Stream 510. Pilots can also utilize the Garmin Pilot app on
Apple mobile devices to send text messages and initiate phone calls1.
These new features bring advanced capabilities and even more
functionality to new and existing GTN 650/750 touchscreen avionics.

“We continue to make major enhancements to the GTN that gives tens of
thousands of customers access to new, industry-leading features and
connectivity options, while also giving prospective customers flying
behind older equipment even more reasons to upgrade their avionics,”
said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
“With features like Telligence Voice Command, pilots will feel as though
they have a virtual co-pilot sitting in the seat next to them as the GTN
completes tasks via spoken commands. These features and more help pilots
keep their eyes out of the cockpit by providing a more intuitive,
natural user interface that assists them in completing the most
important task – flying the aircraft.”

Control the GTN via spoken commands using Telligence

When installed with a separate push-to-command button, Telligence Voice
Command can help reduce pilot workload by using automatic speech
recognition technology within the GTN and GMA™ 35/GMA 350 audio panels
to perform common tasks. Based on intuitive phraseology, Telligence now
accepts hundreds of commands at the push of a button.

For example, when on approach to land, pilots can simply state, “Tune
Destination Tower” to load the tower frequency into the standby
position. While on a cross-country, pilots can state “Tune Nearest
Center” to proactively load the closest center frequency that pilots can
expect during the next hand-off from ATC. To view a specific page within
the GTN at-a-glance, pilots can simply state “Show Flight Plan Page.”
While flying over an interesting point, simply saying “Create Waypoint”
will place a user waypoint at the aircraft’s current location. In the
event ATC asks for distance information from the airport or a particular
fix, stating “Show Distance” will display a pop-up box with distance
information based on information entered in the flight plan.
Alternatively, for a verbal readout of distance information, pilots can
state, “Say distance to destination” and the GTN will verbally read out
the distance to the destination airport through the audio panel.

Pinch-to-zoom user interface

The GTN 650/750 now features pinch-to-zoom capability on any map,
traffic or terrain page, in addition to the dedicated zoom icons. Much
like pinch-to-zoom on a smartphone or tablet, pilots can naturally use
two-finger gestures on the GTN to zoom in and zoom out.

Database Concierge wireless database management

The new Flight Stream 510 is a small, patented Wi-Fi® and
Bluetooth®-enabled MultiMediaCard (MMC) that enables wireless
Database Concierge and communication between the GTN 650/750 series,
select avionics and up to two compatible Apple or Android mobile devices
operating Garmin Pilot. Wi-Fi connectivity is specifically for wireless
database transfer, while Bluetooth enables a wide variety of additional
capabilities, including flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic,
weather, GPS and more. Customers can easily incorporate wireless
technology into their aircraft with the latest GTN software upgrade and
Flight Stream 510 as no wiring changes or complex installation
considerations are required. For customers with a G500/G600 glass flight
display installed, back-up attitude information also wirelessly displays
within a mobile device.

Database synchronization

Customers with any combination of GTNs or GTNs with G500/G600s receive
additional benefits with database synchronization. Once customers
complete the wireless database transfer to the GTN, the databases are
automatically transferred to the G500/G600 and synced across both
systems to ensure database information matches and is up-to-date. Chart
streaming also allows pilots to view and utilize departure, approach and
arrival charts immediately, even while the charts database is
synchronizing between the two systems. Flight Stream improves the
experience by adding Database Concierge wireless database transfer,
which automates database management between Garmin avionics. Flight
Stream 510 wirelessly transfers the following databases to compatible
avionics: Jeppesen NavData or the Garmin Navigation Database, Airport
Directory, Obstacle, Terrain, SafeTaxi®, FliteCharts®
and Basemap.

Connext text and voice control via mobile devices

With Flight Stream 510, customers can pair an Apple mobile device
operating Garmin Pilot to the GTN to access text and voice services
enabled by a GSR 56 datalink1. While in-flight and on the
ground, pilots can quickly send and receive messages with a mobile
device using a familiar conversation format and conveniently utilize the
phone’s existing contact database. Similarly, customers can initiate
phone calls on an Apple mobile device using Garmin Pilot, so it’s easier
to complete phone calls over a headset while in flight. The GSR 56 also
supports the display of weather on compatible avionics.

European enhancements

Tailored specifically to European operators, the GTN series now includes
the option to display Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) on the moving map.
Often used as reporting points in controlled airspace, pilots can easily
reference these points relative to their position on the map so its easy
to navigate and help make accurate reports to air traffic control.

Trusted, cost-effective Garmin Navigation Database extended to
certified avionics

The new Garmin Navigation Database offers a cost-effective path to
incorporate the latest database information within select Garmin
avionics throughout a single aircraft for one low price. The Garmin
Navigation Database coverage encompasses the North America. U.S.
coverage of the new Garmin Navigation Database starts at $129 for a
single update and $299 for an annual subscription for the GTN 650/750.
Single navigator bundles for the GTN 650 start at $499, while a variety
of new OnePak annual database subscriptions are available starting at
$649, which can be downloaded across multiple Garmin avionics and one
portable in a single aircraft at no additional cost. In addition to
database information, the purchase of a U.S. or North America OnePak
subscription also provides customers with an annual subscription to
Garmin Pilot IFR Premium on Apple or Android mobile devices. To purchase
and download new OnePak database subscriptions and to view additional
database pricing or coverage information, visit:

Additional features within the latest GTN software upgrade

  • Radios available during power-up prior to engine start
  • Addition of flight track vector gives pilots more visual cues to help
    ensure flight plan tracking
  • Option to clear-all stored flight plans and user-waypoints
  • Pilot selectable SafeTaxidiagram hot spot descriptions

These new features are expected to be available in August from Garmin
Authorized Dealers for hundreds of aircraft makes and models1.
The GTN software upgrade is supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation
support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty
support. For additional information, visit

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1 Additional equipment and/or subscriptions may be required

2 Installation charges may apply

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200 [email protected]