Garmin Pilot app adds terrain and obstacle awareness for iPad, iPhone

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) unit Garmin International Inc. said it has announced an updated version of the Garmin Pilot app for the iPad and iPhone that incorporates the display of both terrain and obstacles on Garmin´s dynamic navigation maps, VFR Sectionals, IFR high and low en-route charts.

These best-in-class terrain and obstacle overlays also include visual alerting of potential hazards and projected impact points.

Garmin Pilot v5.1 features the ability to overlay terrain and obstacles simultaneously on the moving map page. Adding to its feature-rich capabilities, pilots have the ability to view the moving map page in a track-up format, ensuring flight plan information is upright and easy to read. Garmin Pilot´s dedicated terrain page displays terrain and obstacles in either an arc or 360-degree view, further enhancing situational awareness.

Garmin Pilot uses intuitive colours to help the pilot discern, at a glance, their proximity to terrain. In addition, it provides a visual Caution or Warning alert for potential conflicting terrain and obstacles given the aircraft´s projected flight path. Terrain data leverages highly detailed data found in Garmin avionics and portables and comes in various resolutions to provide pilots the flexibility to select the level of detail they prefer for their device.

Garmin International is a subsidiary of Garmin. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin Pilot is a trademark and Garmin and SafeTaxi are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.