Everything it's cool, Garmin just need to fix those blurry charts
Garmin has jumped the shark with this latest version..... it crashes constantly, all my flight plans have been lost, all my trips have been lost, it no longer saves my pilot or aircraft information, and my subscriptions are totally hosed. This is unacceptable for something that needs to work properly in the cockpit. Garmin has always been less than stellar when it comes to their software and Web download support, but this time they have really crashed and burned.
I really liked the app until this last update. It locked up several times and I have attempted to reload it. It works for a little but then fails. I thought it was fixed until it locked up yesterday during a flight. I hope they fix it soon.
Update, 4/21/2017: The latest update was buggy but manageable. What isn't manageable is losing access to the subscriptions! When I upgraded my subscription with Garmin, to take advantage of the new features/coverage in this release, it caused all of my subscriptions on all devices to be lost (they appear when you login to the Garmin website to manage them but not in the app on any device or platform.) Unfortunately, according to Garmin support, they have a highly limited/dedicated support resources on this product and they have no status information to share on whether their web services are up (or down.) As much as I would like to recommend this product, it needs a substantive amount of work for stability and proper support, especially for something meant to be used in flight. Previous review: It's a good start, but behind its iOS cousin in terms of features and functionality. Biggest misses versus iOS are support for Jeppesen Charts and global coverage options. Outside of the platform differences, the flight planning and Weight/Balance features could use some further enhancement to be more immediately intuitive.
I rely on the Garmin Pilot in my cockpit. This new version crashes,does not download maps properly and does not display charts in flight. With each email to the c l meant I get the same non response. Fix this program! I need it to work. There are more bugs in 6.0.2 than ever. Totally unusable. I've Uninstalled and reinstalled ànd downloaded charts 3 times already.
This version crashes often. If I zoom out and in quickly it shuts down. There are several changes that are not as helpful. I had not previously noticed the need to choose downloaded vs. Internet charts. Why did you change the names of the charts. A "sectional" chart is just noted as a VFR chart. When will this all be fixed. I spent a lot of money on an annual license. Will we get a credit for loss of use while it is being fixed.
6.0.3 contains bug fixes for our latest release.
New in 6.0.0:
- Added worldwide region support.
- Added Jeppesen navigation data option in downloads.
- Added Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) in Europe.
- Added photos to Logbook.
- Added a auto-logging view on the Logbook Entries tab during flight.
- Added the FastFind predictive waypoint Entry tool.
See our release notes in Settings, General.