Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display with play-back, best-in-class document viewer and more for Apple mobile devices

Android adds weight and balance, weather enhancements and more

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for
Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time
display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot
via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an EIS-capable TXi
flight display or the G1000® NXi integrated flight deck. A
new document viewer provides easy access to the Garmin aviation library,
as well as access to popular cloud storage providers, and the addition
of weather improvements further enhances the app. New for Android,
weight and balance calculations and several more features aid in flight
planning. These new capabilities offer greater utility within a single
application and more integration within the Garmin ecosystem.

“With Garmin Pilot, customers receive an optimized Garmin experience,
whether it’s monitoring engine performance, accessing Garmin pilots
guides within the document viewer, database loading or wirelessly
transferring flight plan data – pilots have it all easily accessible at
their fingertips,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing
and sales. “Garmin Pilot is a comprehensive application with
capabilities that no other app on the market can deliver. A simple and
familiar user-interface that closely represents Garmin avionics,
cutting-edge integration and a competitive feature set combine to offer
pilots the best value in the industry.”

Garmin Pilot for Apple mobile devices

®and Engine Information System (EIS)

Exclusive to Garmin, customers will be able to utilize Garmin Pilot on
Apple mobile devices to view real-time engine information via Flight
Stream 510 when the app is paired with an EIS-capable TXi flight display
or the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. Upon landing, the flight data
log is wirelessly uploaded to the flyGarmin website and is stored
securely within the app and on flyGarmin. Within the flyGarmin website,
pilots can access detailed information related to any flight, play back
the flight and download data logs. Pilot-configurable exceedances can
also be set within the flyGarmin website. In the event an exceedance
occurs, pilots can receive an email alert that details that particular
exceedance. Utilizing Garmin Pilot alongside an EIS-capable TXi flight
display or G1000 NXi, pilots are provided with a comprehensive, in-depth
look at engine performance and trend data and can more easily
troubleshoot and identify potential issues.

Best-in-class document viewer

The new document viewer within Garmin Pilot helps pilots better organize
and access a variety of informational products, including the latest
Garmin library of manuals such as pilots guides and cockpit reference
guides, aviation handbooks and more. The premium version of Garmin Pilot
allows customers to access popular cloud storage sites like DropBox to
create and add their own documents such as an aircraft flight manual
(AFM) in PDF, JPG and PNG formats. Additionally, pilots can bookmark all
electronic documents and highlight them for easy recall within the app.

Additional enhancements expected to be available for Apple mobile

  • The flight profile view within the app displays Pilot Reports (PIREPs)
    alongside airspace, terrain, obstacles, TFRs and weather.
  • Pilots can view the Area Forecast Discussion (AFD) within Garmin
    Pilot, which is a plain-English narrative developed by meteorologists
    at the National Weather Service.
  • Model Output Statistics (MOS) are accessible within the app, which
    displays a forecast similar in format to the Terminal Aerodrome
    Forecast (TAF). The MOS is updated hourly and the forecast extends 72
    hours into the future.
  • Within the U.S. and Europe, pilots can view base reflectivity radar,
    which utilizes the lowest elevation scan to display precipitation
    falling from the clouds better than other radar scans.
  • Transitioning across multiple Apple mobile devices or adding a new
    device to an existing account is easier as user preferences such as
    weight and balance, charts, settings, downloads and more are saved to
    the flyGarmin website.
  • The new D2™ Delta PX aviator watch connects wirelessly to the app to
    display wrist-based Pulse Oximeter1 and heart rate data in
    the navigation bar and within the Connext® menu. Garmin
    Pilot also supports wireless flight plan transfer to the new D2™ Delta
    aviator watch.
  • Pilots can create a custom map shape file on a computer to design a
    customized map so it’s easier to reference their position relative to
    a specific geographic area, such as a practice area. This map file is
    transferred from a computer via email and then uploaded within the app.

Garmin Pilot for Android mobile devices

Garmin Pilot on Android mobile devices incorporates weight and balance
calculations into a flight plan or a saved trip, taking into account
fuel burn and more. Pilots can take advantage of pre-loaded aircraft
types or enter aircraft weight and balance figures manually, noting the
arm, moment and station of each point from the Pilot’s Operating
Handbook (POH). Center of gravity (CG) is easily referenced in the
application relative to an active flight plan. In the event CG limits
entered within the app are not loaded within the envelope, pilots
receive a notification. Additionally, customized weight and balance
profiles can be shared across multiple Garmin Pilot accounts.

Additional features expected to be available for Android mobile devices:

  • Storm cell movement displays the projected path of a storm. An orange
    circle paired with a line that extends from the strongest storm cells
    shows its potential path in 15, 30, 45 and 60-minute intervals. If
    hail or tornadic activity is present, a corresponding icon will also
    be displayed alongside the particular storm cell line.
  • Pilots can also view the Area Forecast Discussion (AFD) that is
    disseminated in a plain-English narrative within the app.
  • The new D2™ Delta PX aviator watch and Garmin Pilot connect to display
    Pulse Oximeter1 and heart rate data in the navigation bar
    and within the Connext® menu. Wireless flight plan transfer
    to the watch is also supported by the app.

The newest release of Garmin Pilot for Apple and Android mobile devices
is expected to be available next week during the 2018 EAA AirVenture
fly-in, in Oshkosh, Wis., July 23-29, 2018. For new customers, Garmin
Pilot is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store as a
free download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period,
customers may purchase an annual subscription of Garmin Pilot starting
at $74.99. Visit
for additional information.

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1. This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the
diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see

Pulse Ox is not available in all regions.

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