Was told by my CFI to get this app for my Android phone (sadly Foreflight isn't available on the Android platform). Registered for the free trial period, and it had not been accepting my login due to no subscription. I guess their is no free trial period. Just a scam, to get you to get the paid subscription with out knowing if you like the product. Steep price to see if it works for you.
I have continuously tried to give Garmin a chance. For the past three years I have dealt with an app that has not worked. After my subscription is up with Garmin Pilot I am chucking my Android for an Apple and for Foreflight. Thanks for nothing over the years Garmin.
Version 5 was good. Currently running 6.0.6, which is unreliable garbage. It restarts itself repeatedly, during which the screen is blank (the standard Android status bar is still active, showing that Android itself is still running). Twice during my latest flight it crashed so badly it asked if I wanted to report the failure (which won't work if you don't have a current network connection -- unlikely at altitude). Attempting to file flight plans, it frequently files my airports (like KBWI, hardly a podunk airport) into Lat/Lon, confusing ATC. It then won't brief the flight, saying it doesn't recognize the airports. When ATC advised a new convective SIGMET the map showed none until I selected AGAIN the already-selected convective display, which finally showed them. I've emailed Garmin tech support and received no reply. I hear the iPad app is better, but if I switch from Android to AppleCrap I'll switch to ForeFlight too.
For what I pay for this I would expect it to work. Keeps crashing, so I reinstalled it, but now it can't even download it's database.
i like the app so far (learning curve is a thing coming from FltPlanGo and Foreflight). however, the app refuses to load radar data from Pedro Dome site near Fairbanks, making it useless for short range flight planning.
GPS wake lock makes this a non starter, it absolutely ruins battery life.
6.1.1 contains bug fixes for our latest release.
New in 6.1.0:
- Added Split Screen Synthetic Vision (Tablet Only)
- Added Checklists
- Added GDL 52/51 Integration
- Added VIRB 360 support and ability to add VIRB photos to logbook entries
- Added enhanced airspace labels. See map setup options under Airspace
See our release notes in Settings, General.