Garmin USB Aviation Data Card Programmer for the GNS series of products. Boasting improved performance and RoHS compliance (allowing global availability), this data card programmer enables customers to program Garmin Navigation Database, Obstacle and Terrain databases. Please note this programmer is not compatible with Mac operating systems. If you're looking for Jeppesen aviation data updates, you need to purchase a Skybound USB programmer.
The data card programmer offers greatly enhanced transfer speeds, ensuring that dealers and customers alike spend less time in front of the computer. When transferring Terrain and Obstacle databases to GNS 430/530 WAAS and non-WAAS data cards, users can expect up to 80% faster transfer speeds. This data card programmer is backwards compatible with previous Terrain data cards, so a data card is not required.
Worked perfectly to update GNS430W Obstruction Data
I load both data cards from a Garmin 430W and 530W with this loader. It works with data (Nav, Terrain, and Obstacles) from the Garmin site. If your subscription is from Jeppeson, you may need the other loader.
Shipped and arrived on time. Worked to update data card first time. Will hope it lasts a long time.
Worked fine and now I am saving money over the Jeppessen subscription.
Worked great after I figured out the garmin Web site procedures.
Worked as planned. Fast shipping.
Its working. Cant say much more than that for a $70 card reader.
Works as advertised to update GNS 430/530 data cards directly from Garmin via a Windows OS. Garmin is less expensive than obtaining the updates from Jeppesen.
Very easy to use!
now that Garmin offers nav database updates for the GNS 430W at a lower price than jeppesen, I orders this to use the Garmin updates. I like this unit better than the Jeppesen unit. Installation was easy and quality seems good. I only wish it also worked on a MAC. I will say the Garmin update software is a bit more of a pain to use than the Jeppesen software.
Per Garmin, you will have to use part # 10-05931 to download Garmin terrain data onto the terrain card.
Yes, you can use the Skybound adapter for this purpose.
Yes, this programmer is Garmin model no. 010-10579-20
Yes, it will do this.
No, this unit would not work with the orange navdata cards. The compatible reader for those cards would be the Jeppesen Skybound G2, PN 11-13197
Yes, this will work to download Garmin nav data updates for your data card. Please note that for Jeppesen NavData you would need to utilize part number 11-13197
No, this will NOT work with orange label cards. Those are only for Jeppesen products.