Garmin, GPSMAP 96

Garmin, GPSMAP 96

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The portable GPSMAP 96 along with the color GPSMAP 96C combine a pilot-friendly operating system with powerful navigation features and great value — giving you the freedom to go anywhere.

Enhance Situational Awareness

The GPSMAP 96 offers a built-in Jeppesen® database and a U.S. database of obstacles, for the ultimate in situational awareness. View Jeppesen airport data overlaid on a map and receive alerts when potential obstacles loom ahead. In addition, the 96 shows localizer-like runway extensions and graphic HSI steering with GPS-derived VNAV for added orientation.

View Images in Sharp Detail

GPSMAP 96 has a bright, sunlight-readable, 4-level grayscale display that makes map detail easy to read. Its simple keypad and streamlined design literally put the world of GPS capability in the palm of your hand.

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, you can simplify your record keeping by creating, managing, analyzing, saving and printing flight data from the GPSMAP 96's logbook.

Navigate by Air, Land or Sea

GPSMAP 96's three navigation modes and built-in autorouting basemap let you go from plane to car to boat to hiking boots without missing a beat. With 23 megabytes of memory and a mini USB port, you can quickly download and store map data from a variety of optional MapSource® products. Add MapSource detailed street maps for street navigation. Or, for a great day on the water, customize the water resistant 96 with marine cartography. The 96 also operates on 2 AA batteries, making it easy to use on foot.


  • GPSMAP 96
  • One basemap below:
  • MapSource® Trip & Waypoint Manager CD
  • Yoke mount
  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • 12-volt adapter
  • Two AA batteries
  • Owner's manual
  • Quick reference guide



Physical dimensions 2.7"W x 6.2"H x 1.4"D (6.9 x 15.7 x 3.6 cm)
Display size 1.6"W x 2.2"H (4.1 x 5.6 cm)
Display resolution 180 x 240 pixels
Display type 4-level grayscale FSTN
Weight 7.6 ounces (215 g)
Battery two "AA" batteries
Battery life up to 25 hours (in battery save mode)
Memory/History 23 MB

Maps & Memory

Ability to add maps
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1,000
Routes 50


Navigation database (includes Jeppesen® data)
Navigation database coverage areas Americas, Atlantic International or Pacific International
Types of Jeppesen data full + ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints
Preloaded Obstacle database

Aviation Portable Features

Moving map
HSI (GPS-based)
Terrain resolution not available
Automatic logbook
Separate serial and USB interfaces