After first being announced at AirVenture Oshkosh last year, Sagetech’s Clarity hit a few delays as the company redesigned the portable ADS-B receiver. This week, though, Sagetech announced that Clarity is now shipping. The small battery-powered receiver connects to an iPad or iPhone via WiFi and provides subscription-free weather and traffic to compatible apps.
There are 2 models available, one with an ADS-B/GPS receiver, and a second which adds an AHRS sensor (attitude and heading reference system), which allows the device to monitor aircraft pitch and bank information. Data from the AHRS is then used to drive a digital attitude indicator in compatible apps. WingX Pro7 will also display synthetic vision moving map when connected to Clarity. The unit has a 6-8 hour battery life, and also includes an integrated WAAS GPS to provide navigation information.
Clarity is compatible with WingX, SkyVision Extreme, Adventure Pilot and Global NavSource EFB. After being redesigned, prices did go up: the dual-band ADS-B/GPS model retails for $1,150, and the model adding AHRS retails for $1,400.
Given some of the issues Dual has experienced with its XGPS 170, how Clarity integrates with each app is a key consideration. We’ll have a full pilot report coming in a few weeks after we log some time with the new receiver.
Sagetech has released a video detailing some of its innovative features: