Era 57
Future variometer with 2.5 inch anti-reflection screen.
The most sophisticated technology we’ve ever developed.
Feel the future.
In simple we trust.

Future variometers are intuitive and easy to use. With 2 rotary switches and two buttons you control the mastermind in your glider. Smart and logical.

Effortless installation.

We use standard CAN BUS connectors for all devices. That means you can transfer power and data via single cable with every LX navigation device. Plug and play.

40 years of experience in one device.

At LX navigation we believe that the graphical user interface of our operating systems deliver even better cockpit integration. That is why we have developed simple and effective display layout for your personal requirements.

Top edge hardware and software. With the biggest display.

The complete software package was developed by the team with root air navigation knowledge. Future variometers are made in standard 57 and 80 mm which can be fitted into any standard instrument panel cut-out.

Connect everything with CAN

Over 40 years of experience and development to make the best gliding instrument. To connect your devices with ease we use the CAN connection for power and data supply for all our devices.

Your competiton instrument

The team of highly motivated glider pilots have developed the future variometers. It is competition proven device with user friendly OS which is used by many top pilots worldwide. Understanding the device is the most important if you want to experience its full potential. And you will.

Future, digital variometers

Era brings variometer scale to a digital form, providing new level of visibility and ultra precise results.

Clear interface & legible data

Despite Era great amount of functionalities, It’s user interface stays very legible and easy to use.

Two rotary knobs, two buttons

On the right hand side of the Era are two rotary knobs that allows you to scroll or push-press through the system combined with two buttons of predefined functions.

Standalone or in pair

Future variometer can be used in two different configurations, as Standalone all in one vario unit or in pair with Zeus navigation unit.

Just in case, I will be your backup

It is always smart to have a backup. That’s why you can have an IGC approved flight recorder with ENL sensor built inside.

Smallest and smartest. Ever.

Future variometers are  not only the smalest we have ever produced, but also the smartest. Once you try it, you can not go without. Believe us.

Flight recorder.

Highest level IGC approved flight recorder is placed in vario unit with backup battery for competition pilots.


Easy file trasfers via front Micro SD card reader and USB port in the back. Handle the files with ease.


Future variometer with cutting edge components and latest technology designed by pilots for pilots.


Intuitive and user-friendly graphical interface with clear actions and great contrast settings.


Turnpoint, Task and Airport navigation can run at the same time. Make your own .cup files and easily import it.


Let the brain do all the work for you during the flight. Just seat back and enjoy.


Audio-visual warnings with flarm radar, widgets, custom callsigns, follow me functions and much, much more.


All future variometers have at least 3 hours of back-up battery.

Plug & play accessories
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LX Era 57

Tech specs



Size and weight


Height: 62 millimeters (2.44 inches)

Width: 62 millimeters (2.44 inches)

Depth: 60.5 millimeters (2.38 inches)

Weight: 242 grams (0.53 pound)





 Power and battery


Power supply: 12 V DC

Power consumption: 150 mA @ 12 V

Battery: Built-in battery (3-5 hours)





What’s in the box


LX Era 57

Power supply cable

Oudie 6-pin to 8-pin cable

Oat probe


GPS Antenna

WiFi & Bluetooth antenna

Micro SD card

Input interface

Baro-calibration chart (optional)







3 pressure inputs

RJ 45 CAN port

RJ12 User port

RJ12 Inputs port

RJ12 FLARM port

SMA connector for WiFi & Bluetooth

3,5 mm Audio jack

2,5 mm jack for OAT probe






Processor and memory


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





Flight recorder


IGC (International Gliding Commission) approved flight recorder

ENL (environmental noise level) for combustion engines





 Options and upgrades


Contact our local dealer for upgrade options.




 Warranty and Services


Your Zeus comes with technical support and two-year limited warranty.