Lowrance AirMap 600c
Lowrance has released a new GPS in their aviation lineup, the Lowrance AirMap 600c. This is an upgrade to the previous AirMap 500 from Lowrance. The AirMap 600c gains a a color display which is slightly smaller, but a higher resolution than that of the 500c. The color display is the biggest difference.
The chipset has also been upgraded from a 12 channel WAAS enabled receiver to a 16 channel receiver which should improve GPS signal strength and accuracy. I can personally attest that the signal strength received by the AirMap 500 wasn’t fantastic, so this will be a welcome upgrade.
Another difference is the Lowrance AirMap 600c will have the ability to use more maps, such as the Safe Flight 21 database. Additionally, Flight Terrain Awareness from Jeppesen will be available, and certainly a welcome improvement over the 500c.