January 2015 Issue


The chassis dimensions speak for themselves. The Galaxy Tab S, right, is slightly longer, narrower and thinner than the iPad mini 3, left. That makes the iPad slightly better for viewing approach plates, in our view. Notice the fewer main menu icons on the Galaxy thatís running Garminís Pilot mobile app? Thatís because Garminís Android version of the app doesnít support synthetic vision, terrain/obstacle alerting and static maps. It wonít display traffic alerts, but it will display ADS-B traffic targets. Also missing is chart annotation capabilityóthatís where you can scribble notes and draw on a georeferenced approach chart.

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