Beautiful interface design (best I've seen for an aviation portable or mobile app), and with recent updates, it's finally stopped crashing all the time. One big missing feature from dedicated portables like the 696 is a "Select approach" option. It's a pain that there seems to be no combined Canada/US package, like there is for the 696, so you have to pay twice if you fly over the border a lot.
Pilot Ver 6.0.3. The app crashes very often and seems to have many buggs. AIP button is greyed out on all Canadian airports so it is impossible to access the CFS in the app. Charts are also still quite blurry when zoomed in. Not very usable in its current state. Nexus 7 2012 with Android 6.0.1 _____________________________________ Update Ver 6.0.4. CFS button bug is fixed. App seems to run a little smoother with less crashes. Will update review if other bugs are found. Excellent work from the responsive support team. Thanks for the fast fix Garmin! Review updated to 5*.
The app has some great features and is very useful, but some software issues make it hard to use. Main issue is the app continues to call GPS even after being closed, killing device battery. If this issue alone was fixed I would give the app 5 stars. Some other small issues were just with responsiveness and a lackluster interface for inputting some numbers. Still probably the best flight app for Android!
What the heck? With the new update now the flight log doesn't work. Notification is there but no entries. I feel like there needs to be better testing before update release. I can't have this crash when I need it. Edit: I have now emailed 3 times and have nothing back. I called in two weeks after my last review and after being put on hold for 45 minutes the person I talked to said all I can do is uninstall and reinstall which I did. I WAS IN BFE ALASKA TODAY IN GARBAGE WEATHER USING THIS AS A REFERENCE RESOURCE AND IT CRASHED. I only use it for logging hours but now it can't even do that. What is this app good for?
I am a man of my word. Support corrected the missing CFS button and also the map redraw have been stabilized. So 5 stars for this now excellent app. Thanks for the support. And no, I am not a Garmin employee. Cheers!
I have used Garmin handheld aviation GPS devices for many years, and moved on to Garmin Pilot when the app first became available. It was a long wait for Terrain and Obstacles on the Android, but it's here and now I love this app! It's official, I uninstalled Avare from my Nexus 7. Thanks Garmin! Edit: 5/23/2017 the last 2 updates have made the app nearly unusable with crashes approximately every 60 seconds on a Samsung Galaxy S5, previous versions worked perfectly.
6.0.4 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.