It’s safe to say the Christmas season has arrived early for all of the aera 795/796 owners out there! The latest version of operating software, Version 3.10 was recently made available to download on our website, which offers a variety of exciting features on the 795/796.
One of the changes v3.10 has to offer is that the aera 795/796 is now Bluetooth capable. What does this mean for the GDL39 owners out there? The ability to connect your GDL 39 to the aera 795/796, wirelessly!
Once the update has been completed on the aera 795/796, from the Main Menu select Tools > Setup > Bluetooth. Selecting the Bluetooth icon will allow you to enable the Bluetooth capabilities by selecting On. Furthermore, selecting the Devices icon will allow the aera 795/795 to search for Bluetooth capable devices. Once the list of devices has populated, select Pair Device next to the GDL 39 and the aera will begin the connection process. When the aera and GDL 39 are connected, you will receive a ‘Connected’ message in green.
Some additional updates to the 795/796 include the ability to view our new TargetTrend technology on the traffic page. TargetTrend provides relative motion tracking that provides a better, more intuitive method of judging aircraft movement and closure rates relative to your aircraft’s position. Furthermore, the Map Setup page also offers the ability to edit the zoom level at which the target symbol and labeling display on the moving map page.
Whether or not you have an aera 795/796, it is always good practice to ensure the operating software is up to date in any of our portables so you do not miss out on any of the latest features your GPS may provide! As always, you may update the operating software on any of our GPS units by connecting it to the computer and downloading our free WebUpdater program.