Garmin GLO™ 2 for Aviation
Universal Bluetooth® GPS receiver for portable devices plus 6-month trial of Garmin Pilot™
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Our take on the Garmin GLO™ 2 for Aviation by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Take Garmin GPS reliability for a flight
If you're a pilot, you know that accurate location information is paramount to a successful flight. This bundle from Garmin pairs their GLO 2 universal GPS receiver with Bluetooth and a 6-month subscription to the Garmin Pilot app, turning your iPad®, iPhone®, or Android™ device into a competent co-pilot for your aerial excursions. You can count on the GLO 2 to lock onto satellite signals and transmit precise location information to your devices quickly. And since it also works with Russian GLONASS satellites, you have even more chances of finding a strong signal quickly, no matter how fast you're going.
6 months of Garmin Pilot app
Garmin's GLO 2 for Aviation bundle gives you 6 free months with the Garmin Pilot app for your iOS or Android device. With the app, you'll be able to enjoy global interactive mapping and weather information. You can file, amend, and close VFR flight plans around the world and IFR flight plans in the U.S. and Europe. The app also features HSI navigation, 3D Vision, and altitude information, plus a pilot logbook with automatic logging, currency reporting, and photo attachment.
Works just as well on the ground
You can also use the GLO 2 with apps for navigation, geocaching, golfing, and more. It can pair with up to four Bluetooth devices at the same time, so you can get your co-pilot and crew in on the fun. If you're using a Wi-Fi-only tablet or laptop, this receiver supplies GPS info so you can use navigation apps in your car without having to use 3G or 4G signals. Once you've done an initial setup with your device, this little Garmin receiver pairs up automatically so you can get going without any inconvenient delays.
Stay on target
The GLO 2 locates your position anywhere around the world in under 60 seconds when properly placed, and updates position up to ten times per second. Since you're not using your device's built-in GPS receiver, you'll extend battery life on your device when it's connected to the GLO 2. The Garmin's battery lasts up to 13 hours on a full charge, and you can conveniently power up with the included USB cable or 12-volt adapter. Garmin includes a no-skid portable friction mount to keep the GLO 2 in place in your cockpit. The receiver's also built to withstand splashing, extreme temperatures, rapid speeds, and high altitudes.
- universal Bluetooth GPS receiver for aviation use
- 6-month trial subscription to Garmin Pilot app included (fee applies after trial ends):
- global interactive mapping and weather information
- file, amend, and close flight plans globally
- HSI navigation, 3D Vision, and altitude information
- pilot logbook with automatic logging
- available for iOS or Android devices
- built-in rechargeable battery with up to 13 hours of life
- portable friction mount, 12-volt charger, and USB charging cable included
- works with most Bluetooth-enabled devices including tablets, smartphones, and laptops
- compatible with hundreds of location-based apps, including car and marine navigation, aviation, golfing, geocaching, fitness, and social media
- pairs automatically to up to four devices at a time after initial setup
- automatic route recording
- use navigation apps in your car without using 3G or 4G signals
- can receive signals from GPS and GLONASS satellites
- faster positioning (updates up to 10 more often than standard GPS)
- greater GPS accuracy: +/- 3 meters
Other Features and Specs:
- dimensions: 3-1/16"W x 3/4"H x 1-11/16"D
- weight: 2.12 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
What's in the Box:
- GLO 2 GPS/GLONASS receiver
- Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7V / 1100mAh / 4.07Wh)
- Anti-skid mount
- Car charger with attached 70" DC output cable (DC output: 4.75-5.25V / 1A)
- 21" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and a Mini-B USB on other end)
- Garmin Pilot promo card
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Overview: The Garmin GLO 2 is a portable GPS/GLONASS sensor that turns your mobile device into a precice navigation device. The GLO 2 has a rechargeable battery, and comes with a non-slip dash mount, 12-volt power cable, and USB charging cable as part of this Aviation Bundle. Dimensions: Width 3.024" Height 0.7" Depth 1.654", Weight 2.3 ounces (with battery)
Bluetooth: The GLO 2 uses Bluetooth to connect wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Android devices require a GLO 2-enabled app to access the functions of the GLO 2.
Accuracy: The GLO 2 receives positioning information from both GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Russia's version of GPS) satellites to give it access to up to 24 more satellites than devices that use the GPS system alone. It is also compatible with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System), which augments the GPS system to improve accuracy, integrity, and availability. The GLO 2 locks on to satellites approximately 20% faster, and remains connected, even at high speeds. The GLO 2 also updates its position 10 times per second, up to 10 times faster than the GPS receivers in most mobile devices. The combination of additional satellites and the higher rate of positioning provides a pinpoint location that's accurate down to 3 meters.
Rechargeable Battery: The GLO 2 has a 3.7-volt 1150mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides up to approximately 13 hours of battery life. A fully-depleted battery charges in approximately 3 hours when plugged into a USB power source or the 12-volt power cable. You can also power the unit directly from the 12-volt power cable.
Startup Time: The unit has the following startup times:
- Hot Start Time: 3 to 5 seconds
- Warm Start Time: Approximately 35 seconds
- Cold Start Time: Approximately 60 seconds
Garmin Pilot Offer: The GLO 2 Aviation Bundle includes a 6-month subscription to the Garmin Pilot app, which provides full-features navigation at your fingertips. The app includes rich, interactive mapping, 3D Vision, Aviation Weather, Global Flight Plan filing, Electronic Flight Bag capabilities, optional traffic/weather, and pilot logbook.
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