Garmin’s new GDL 52 combines GPS, ADS-B and Sirius XM to provide a full package of data to a portable tablet or smartphone, and even some panelmounted avionics. The wireless device connects to ipads and smartphones through Garmin’s Pilot app as well as Garmin’s portable GPS systems, such as the aera 660, 795 and 796. It also links to the G3X touchscreen avionics suite and can be hard wired to the displays.
Up to two devices can use the GDL 52 data concurrently. Passengers can listen in on Sirius XM audio channels either through a Bluetooth headset or compatible audio panels. Garmin boasts a five-hour battery life for the GDL 52. Available for $1,199