Not as user-friendly as it should be Recalling and storing flight plans is not as straightforward as it should be. Waypoint can't be added to a direct to route. Basic functions should be more intuitive as these tasks need to be performed quickly in flight
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UPDATE! If you are running Android 6, this update will trash your database! If you are running Android 5, this update will wreck your entire installation so that it won't even run! WAY TO GO, GARMIN!!!
Incompetent - safety of flight issue! I have had this app installed for most of a year. However, I am ABANDONING the last two month of my subscription! In the past year, Garmin has had intermittent problems with reliably downloading and/or updating the charts. With the 1608 cycle and v5.4.0, I had to do the downloads and updates twice, and part of the update screen showed updates complete, while another part of the same screen showed updates available. This was on two different devices from two different manufacturers running two different versions of Android. Garmin's reply to my report? Reinstall. A couple days later, Garmin Pilot auto-upgraded to v5.4.1. Upon starting Pilot, I found all my downloaded files/charts gone! (See the other user report below) Good thing I didn't wait until flight to start up Pilot!!! So, I decided to uninstall and do a clean install. I successfully selected the external SD card (just like had worked before), and force-restarted Pilot, whereupon it moved some 3000 files, and then hung downloading the 30MB startup DB. This happened on the same two different devices. Try Avare; it's better and it's free.
Want to love it more... Saw a great feature on Foreflight that adds approach plates overlays to enroute charts for nice planning/situational awareness. Any plans to do so with Pilot?
App keeps on stopping. Cannot depend on it. It's too bad. It once was a great app. Please refund my subscription.
Runs smoothly on my Nexus 9. Anticipating new features.
Version 5.4.1 contains bug fixes for 5.4.0:
- Database Concierge feature added to download and manage Garmin databases.
- Support for the Flight Stream 510, WIFI and Bluetooth media card for wireless database updates, flight plan, GPS, attitude, weather and traffic information transfers.
- Added flyGarmin logbook support with automatic logging.
See our release notes in Settings, General.