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Model: GPSMAP 195




Handheld GPS

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*** View our Garmin Handheld GPS Purchase Policy ***
  • Please see Garmin aera portable GPS options for an alternative 
  • Accuracy to 15 meters
  • Moving Map
  • 12 parallel channel receiver
  • 1 second continuous update rate
  • Built-in land map database: Americas or International, with worldwide surface outlines, international borders and cities; U.S. state and city outlines, highways, thoroughfares, railroads, rivers and lakes.
  • Jeppesen database including Airports, VOR's, NDB's, intersections, frequencies, and runway information
  • 38,400 pixels, 4-level grey, high-contrast, backlit LCD display
  • Waypoint library holds up to 250 user-defined waypoints
  • Stores up to 20 reversible flight plans with up to 30 waypoints each
  • HSI page offers a full range of horizontal and vertical guidance complete with a deviation bar, OBS, heading bug and TO/FROM indicator
  • Fuel and trip planning, weight and balance calculator
  • Includes universal yoke mount, remote antenna with bracket, 6-AA battery pack, cigarette lighter power cable, wrist strap and carrying case.


Size: 7.6"H x 2.9"W x 2.1"D Weight: 1.4 lbs Display Size: 4.1" diagonal high-contrast, 4-gray LCD with backlighting (160 x 240 pixels) Temp Range: 5F to 158F (-15C to +70C)


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In relation to NE (New) parts, many OEMs change their prices and availability without any notice to dealers or the industry. Therefore, through the REQUEST or RFQ indication, we ask that customers contact us for the most accurate price and availability.

In relation to SV & OH parts, the used parts aftermarket in the aviation industry is not an infinite supply. It is a dynamic, constantly changing market that is significantly affected by and susceptible to highs and lows in supply and demand. Therefore, although we attempt to, at times, we are unable to predict the exact moment when an item may be available. Once again, through the REQUEST or RFQ indication on our website, we ask that customers contact us for the most current and accurate price and availability.

No, currently only the GPSMAP 295 is compatible with the Mapsource software option
The Garmin GPS III Pilot, GPSMAP 196, and GPSMAP 295 do not have vertical obstruction data such as radio towers standard in the Jeppesen database. Obstruction data is included on the Mapsource Topographic CDs that can be used as an option with the GPSMAP 196 and 295 units.
No. The remote antenna that is included with the GPSMAP 195 and GPSMAP 295 handheld GPS units is primarily intended for interior, remote use. This antenna is not an external antenna for mounting on the exterior of the aircraft. A common use for this antenna would be for better satellite reception by mounting the antenna on the windshield or dash of the aircraft.
Currently, Garmin is offering a one-time update for the USA MetroGuide CDs. If you purchased the CD after June 1st 2001, you can receive a free update directly from Garmin. If you purchased the CD before June 1 2001, you can purchase an update directly from Garmin for 50% of the list price ($87.50 plus applicable sales tax). For either siutation, you must complete an update form and return the old CDs with the request form. Garmin has indicated that this update request takes 8-12 weeks to process. To obtain instructions and the update form, click Here to go to this page on Garmin site.
Since all handheld GPS units are for VFR navigation only, there is no mandated schedule for database updates. Handheld database updating is solely at the leisure and choice of the user. We found most handheld GPS users update their databases every 6 to 12 months.
One obvious difference between the Garmin GPSMAP 195, GPSMAP 196, and GPSMAP 295 is the size of each unit. The 195 is vertically orientated, the 196 is almost completely square, and the 295 is horizontally orientated. Both the 196 and 295 offer optional interfaces to land/street level map inputs/display while the 195 does not include this option. The 195 and 196 are grey level type displays while the 295 is color. For the most part, the 196 and 295 offer many of the same features. However, here is a brief summary of some of the additional features and improvements of the GPSMAP 196 released June 22, 2002: - Improved processor speed (near instantaneous map zoom in and out) - Easier to use menu system - Improved land mapping features and usage (turn by turn directions, best/fastest route calculations) - Convenient panel page displaying GPS derived instrumentation indications (VSI, rate of turn, etc.) - 196 uses only four alkaline batteries (295 needs 6) - Multi mode potential (will interface/display aviation, land, marine detail with options) - New memory features for specific aircraft parameters such as fuel flow and logbook
The GPSMAP 195 has a battery pack that slides on and off the back of the unit. The battery pack has a cover as well that is removed with the latch on the top of the pack. Under this cover, six AA batteries are installed. Garmin does offer a rechargeable Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) battery pack for the GPSMAP 195. This kit can be puchased for an addtional $75. If you do not opt to purchase the NiCad kit, we recommend purchasing an additional battery case for $20. With this, the user can fill another battery pack with batteries and have a spare battery pack that can be replaced quickly and easily.
Complete instructions for the Nickel Cadmium battery kit used on the GPSMAP 195 are located on Page 94 of the GPSMAP Pilot's Guide. These instructions include recharge time and battery life recommendations.
If the GPS you receive has an expired database, then you can obtain a one free update from Garmin. Most Garmin handheld GPS units arrive to dealers with databases that are not within the current 28 day cycle. Please note that database updates are not required or mandatory for handheld VFR GPS units.
Newly Overhauled parts obtained from Garmin are designated with an N in their part number. This usually follows the 010- in the part number. As with most Garmin 010 part numbers, the N part numbers are for ordering purposes only and do not actually appear on the dataplate of the unit.