I love this app Its got all I need and I like knowing a big name is behind it...Garmin.
Have been using Garmin Pilot for one year on my Nexus7 and it has been very good I have had no problems of any kind. The reason for the one star is i renewed my license 9/15 be for the old one ran out and i received a new download but when you open it all it says is "your subscription has run out, please renew your subscription using one of the purchase options". Tried to get my money returned and that didn't happen ether, Fell on deaf ears. Looks like i lost my money and no program .I been flying for 73 years so can do with out Garmin Pilot.
Generally speaking I like the app. However in the last month or so the approach plates have become abysmally slow in loading. When you hit charts, it takes up to a minute to load the binders, and then when you select a binder it can take another 30 seconds or more to get the thumbnails of the different plates, and then finally when you select the plate it can take another 30 seconds to load the actual plate. When you are in a hurry and things are going to heck that is just too long a time. I called Garmin support and after an hour of taking them through the problem, yes I had already deleted cache, reloaded the app, factory reset the tablet, they finally tried it on their tablet and acknowledged that there seemed to be a problem. The response was "we will email the developer". That makes you wonder what is going on. Anyhow, they told me they would send me an email with a resolution but nothing in the last two weeks. I have a Samsung Galaxy S 10.5. It runs a little faster on my phone, Samsung Galaxy 6, but not much. I thought I would post this and see if we can get some grassroots effort going to inspire them to fix it. Otherwise I'm going to have to look for a new app.
I have almost every Garmin portable product for aviation and loved everyone. Out of loyalty to Garmin I canned my ForeFlight and got Garmin Pilot. It was slow improving but it is a good product now. When I got rid of ForeFlight I moved to Android in the beginning it was only a few weeks behind IOS but this last few months is driving me back to ForeFlight and Apple and I don't like Apple. If they would just tell us something it would help but they are really hurting their reputation for me. I will give it a 5 rating when Android get obstacles if I have not already moved back to ForeFlight. Finally got obstacles, thanks
I've been using Garmin Pilot for more than 2 years now. Like others I had some issues with it Garmin and their engineering staff worked one-on-one with me to solve all my issues. They would even send me BETA versions to help debug. I am now devoted to Garmin. Never once did I get a redirected tech support person in another country. All were in the US. As for the new Log Book feature, it has only been released for the iOS. I really like Garmin Pilot. I am a CFI and teach students that use both the Android OS as well as the iOS. Thanks Garmin! Keep up the great products and support!
No helicopter charts... I made the switch from Apple and Foreflight a year ago and really liked Garmin Pilot overall. I was primarily flying helicopters in the southern U.S. and it worked great for me. About 6 months ago I took a job flying charters in NYC and I discovered a major problem, Garmin Pilot doesn't have helicopter charts for Android! I've talked to Garmin customer service and still nothing. I am literally being forced back to Apple because this missing feature renders Garmin Pilot useless to me. Very disappointed!
- Fixed intermittent issues loading SafeTaxi and AFD features. NOTE: if AFD continues to not function it may be necessary to re-download the AFD bundle.
- Fixed problems rendering the map with the terrain avoidance layer when night mode is on.
- Fixed XM audio controls defaulting to disabled state after connecting.
- Navigation data is now computed for single point routes during flight.
- Added more taxiway labels to SafeTaxi, also improved the font of the labels.