What is Connext?
Connext is delivering the truly connected cockpit – one that seamlessly brings together people, flight information and portable devices in ways you’ve only before imagined. From wirelessly uploading flight plans from your iPad to calling your spouse from 10,000 feet to let them know when you’ll be home, Connext promises to radically simplify the life of the pilot.
The connected cockpit you’ve been dreaming of may be the one you already have. Flight Stream provides information from select Garmin avionics to your mobile devices1 like Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight and aera 796/795, even if you don’t have a display already installed. Simply connect your tablet and gain a 3-D perspective of what lies ahead, overlay ADS-B traffic and weather on a moving map, plus much more.
With the Flight Stream 210, you can even graphically create flight plans from the comfort of your FBO and then transfer them to your GTN and GNS series avionics within seconds of powering them on. If ATC amends your flight plan, simply make the changes on your mobile device and sync them again in flight.
Keep your focus on flying with Connext remote control functionality. It allows your passengers to view and change SiriusXM radio channels on their own so you stay less distracted in flight.
Connext also enables you to wirelessly control VIRB action cameras. View what your remotely mounted camera is seeing, then start and stop recording as you desire, capture still photos, view elapsed time and more, currently only available with the G3X Touch and Garmin Pilot.
Whether it’s a datalink that brings weather and traffic information from a nationwide ADS-B network, or a localized Bluetooth®/Wi-fi connection between individual devices, wireless technology is revolutionizing how pilots use and connect with their portable devices in the cockpit.
For example, handy reminders and alerts from the Garmin Pilot™ app wirelessly appear on the D2™ series of pilot watches. You can also remotely control start/stop, view elapsed time, and capture still shots on the VIRB™ series of action cameras using any of the D2™ series of pilot watches or compatible tablet or mobile device.
World Wide Weather
With World Wide Weather through Connext, you can easily check weather conditions in virtually every corner of the globe. World Wide Weather gives you access to NEXRAD radar, cloud cover, METARs, TAFs and much more for any point on the globe where the data is available. You can access this information right on your Garmin flight display from virtually anywhere in the world.