Smart, digital variometer

Compatibile with LX Cloud
Next generation Era variometer features the latest technology for the most accurate data enquiry delivered through the super bright, transflective display and smart user interface in 57 mm or 80 mm.

Era variometer features IGC+ENL flight recorder with backup battery, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, TP, APT, TSK and NEAREST navigation with airspace support, G-meter, FLARM radar and more.
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LX Era 57
LX Era 80
Screen size2.5"3.5"
Size62 x 62 x 52 mm 82 x 82 x 52 mm
Weight242 g313 g
Resolution320 x 240 px320 x 240 px
Brightness800 cd/m² 800 cd/m² 
ChipLX One chip™LX One chip™
Backup batteryYesYes
Power usage250 mA @ 12V DC250 mA @ 12V DC

Screen size and orientation


Processor and memory

LX one chip™
16 GB internal memory, 16 GB external memory

Power and battery

Era 57

Power supply: 12 V DC
Power consumption: 250 mA @ 12 V
Battery: Built-in battery in vario unit (3-5 hours)

Era 80

Power supply: 12 V DC
Power consumption: 250 mA @ 12 V
Battery: Built-in battery in vario unit (3-5 hours)

Flight recorder

IGC (International Gliding Commission) approved flight recorder
ENL (Environmental noise level) for combustion engines
MOP IGC for JET and FES powered gliders optional

Options and upgrades

Contact our local dealer for upgrade options.
Software & Upgrades

Buttons and handling

2 marked buttons
MC - Change the NavBoxes on navigation pages
VOL - Enter quick Volume, MacCready, Bugs and Ballast menu

2 Push-rotary knobs
Upper  - Zoom in/out
Lower - Move through pages


RJ12 SD CARD port
RJ45 CAN port
RJ12 INPUTS port
RJ12 USER port
RJ12 FLARM port
2,5 mm jack OAT port
3,5 mm jack AUDIO port
12 V power cable with connector
SMA BLUETOOTH/WIFI antenna connector
SMA GPS antenna connector

What’s in the box

Accessories pack:

  • 16 GB Micro SD card
  • OAT probe with 2,5 mm jack
  • Audio speaker with 3,5 mm jack
  • Inputs interface with RJ12 connector
  • 40 cm CAN-BUS cable
  • Bluetooth/WiFi antenna with SMA connector
  • GPS antenna with SMA connector

Support and warranty

Your Era comes with technical support a two-year limited warranty.

Equip your club gliders

Era is perfect for club gliders. The installation and use is simple and intuitive without compromising any features.

Super smart yet simple

From ground up, we reinvented the graphic user interface and made the user experience simple yet sophisticated.

Replace old vario system

The Era was designed as upgrade of older vario-navigation units and will fit into the standard instrument panel cutouts. 

Feature packed system

IGC + ENL flight recorder, G-meter, full navigation, backup battery and more you just can't go wrong.
Installation and configuration

The back is as important as the front

LX navigation strives to develop easy to use as well as easy to install gliding instruments. To provide clear functions and actions, we mark every button or rotary knob.

The same applies to the back of the device, where we mark each port. The installation and wiring should not take more than 30 minutes of your time.

Cutout size

57 mm / 80 mm


WiFi & Bluetooth


Club / Competition


AHRS / Joystick / Flaps sensor
Plug and play accessories

Single CAN BUS cable accessories

LX navigation uses CAN BUS interface to deliver power and data to any device connected in the loop which means pilot can setup a new add on within minutes.

Connect a small, compact AHRS module via single CAN BUS cable to Era CAN port on the back of the device and AHRS page will appear.
User interface

Select your color theme

Our development team works hand in hand with visual and graphics department to design the most versatile and straight forward user interface. 

We strive to make your flight better, longer and safer with ability for you to focus on one single thing that really matters, gliding.
Backup & memory

Backup battery is our standard

All our devices come with backup battery in case of electrical failure with at least 3 hours of battery juice inside.

We have been able to save numerous competition flights with backup battery power and made it a standard, because we understand how important it is, to have a backup.




WiFi & Bluetooth


16 GB Micro SD card


On the Era 80

2 push buttons, 2 rotary push buttons

We designed the smart and intuitive button layout for the best user-experience in the cockpit.

Simple control over the complex device

User experience is superb, as you move through pages with rotary knob and select your options with push function. Each page is designed to be readable and clear to understand.

The biggest transflective display on the market

Transflective display technology is the best to use in cockpit. And we did it. The Era has the biggest display in 80 mm device on the market.

Connectivity is the key

We strive to make our instruments easy to install and use. That is why we use CAN bus to connect our devices.

Just in case, you have backup

It is always smart to have a backup. That’s why the Era has a backup battery and an IGC approved flight recorder built inside.

Plug & play accessories

Choose between multiple LX accessories, all designed to be simply connected via CAN and ready to use.

Full navigation with Nearest landable page

Era comes with full navigation to Turnpoint (TP), Airport (APT), Task (TSK) and Nearest landable (NRST) which will navigate you at any given moment to the nearest landable point with airspace support on all navigation pages.

Thermal assistant

Once pilot enters the thermal and starts to circle, Thermal assistant page will appear on the main screen. In the centre, is the relative direction of the wind with its direction and speed. On the left side of the screen is the Indicated airspeed tape and on the right side is the Altitude tape. Follow the bigger red circles to hit the centre of the thermal.

Configuration of the main page

Pilot can choose which information will be displayed and 2 or 4 information layout. Always visible are clock, outside air temperature (OAT), wind, battery and status icons. "VAR" marks the current vario mode which can be Vario (VAR) or Speed command (SC).

Unlock the full potential

Connect your Era to an LX Joy

"Plug and play" ergonomic Joystick with hand-stitched leather finish will improve the dynamics in the cockpit and make pilots workload even easier. Control all the functions with clever 5-way central button and dedicated buttons for:
  • Up/down/left/right/push to confirm central button
  • BOX button will change the NavBox view
  • X button will exit the current menu
  • MC button will enter the MacCready, Bugs and Ballast setup
  • VOL button will enter the Volume setup
  • Push to talk button (PTT) will operate your Radio 
  • Speed control button in the back of Joystick

Find the right vario indicator

All vario indicators offer the same functionally
Era 57
Era 80
Eos 57
Eos 80
Size82 x 82 x 52 mm82 x 82 x 52 mm60 x 60 x 76 mm
82 x 82 x 52 mm60 x 60 x 63 mm
BatteryUp to 3hUp to 3hUp to 3hUp to 3hUp to 3h
IGC + ENLYesYesYesYesNo
TP navigationYesYes
APT navigation
TSK navigationYesYesYesYesNo
NRST navigationYesYesNoYesNo

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