Garmin Pilot App Adds New Features

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Garmin has added new features to its Garmin Pilot app, enabling track-up, faster rendering, SafeTaxi, cloud-based information storage and chart annotations, the company announced Thursday. Garmin says the new feature set includes customization, with adjustable label sizes, visibility range, and map color, and pilots can now also annotate charts. Subscribers to Garmin's SafeTaxi will see airport diagrams appear automatically when zooming in on airports and Garmin says new cloud integration will make it easier for subscribers to use the app across multiple devices.

Garmin says it has made enhancements to its cloud computing technology and pilots can share information "between all Garmin Pilot-enabled mobile devices." That means your trips, bookmarked flight plans, waypoints and other details are automatically uploaded and saved to the cloud. The information is tied to each pilot's user name and accessible from another device that also runs the app. The latest version is available as a free update for existing iOS Garmin Pilot subscribers. New customers can try the app free for 30 days, after which a paid subscription is required for access. Visit Garmin.com for more.