Garmin’s Full Circle: Two New Panel GPSs

We thought we were done with standalone panel-mount GPS, but in the GPS 175 and GNX 375, Garmin sees a market opening.

At the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Palm Springs, Garmin unwrapped the GPS 175, an old-school standalone IFR navigator with LPV approach capability and a companion product that's something we weren't sure was even possible, never mind that anyone would want. The GNX 375 combines the standalone GPS navigator with ADS-B In and Out in the form of a Mode-S transponder. It's essentially Garmin's hot-selling GTX 345 1090ES transponder mashed together with the navigator. Neither of these units have comm capability, however, so they're not a straight-up replacement for the GTN-series mapcomms nor a new-age GNS 430/530.
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