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Garmin aera 500 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas)
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Garmin aera 500 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas)

Garmin's aera series of dual-duty GPS portables offer easy transition from flying to motoring - by combining the best in moving-map display features with intuitive, menu-driven touchscreen control. With aera, fingertip navigation has entered a whole new era: One that streamlines operation. Eliminates knobs and buttons. Simplifies the pilot/motorist interface. And lets you think in terms of door-to-door guidance, not just runway-to-runway.

Garmin aera 500
There are four aera models in the Garmin lineup, offering a full range of cost/capability choices. The first and most affordable unit in the series is the aera 500. Featuring a crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format touchscreen and pre-loaded graphical mapping, this versatile, feature-rich unit comes ready for takeoff, right out of the box.

Fly aera.
In aviation mode, the aera 500's detailed chart-style shaded mapping and extensive terrain and aviation databases help you visualize your flight path in relation to nearby navaids, terrain, SUAs, obstructions, and so on. Plus, the addition of private airports and heliports to the database affords even more navigation and emergency "nearest" options. A database-driven terrain advisory feature offers TAWS-like color coding and pop-up alerts when possible obstructions or ground proximity conflicts loom ahead. And with terrain/obstacle data shown at standard 30 arc-second resolution, you'll enjoy a surprising level of detail on the display. The unit's graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography you're flying over. What's more, there's an IFR map mode that lets you display and navigate on high or low enroute airways. You can also pull up MEAs (Minimum Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections by touching the airway on the map. As in all the aera models, GPS updating is provided at a super-fast 5 Hz rate. And for added safety, an optional power/data cable (sold separately) makes it easy to interface your aera 500 with the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder in your aircraft, so you can access and display TIS traffic alerts in busy terminal airspace. What's more, you can also use the aera to load communications frequencies into your Garmin SL 40 Comm or SL 30 Nav/Comm transceiver.

Garmin aera 500 Aviation Features:

  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
  • Bright 4.3" diagonal, color touchscreen display; 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT display with white backlight
  • Lithium-ion battery: lasts up to five hours, depending on usage and settings
  • Flight Plans: 50 with up to 300 points each
  • Flight log: At least 30 most recent flights
  • Auto time zone - aera will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver with WAAS position accuracy for improved performance and reception
  • Simplified PC connectivity, using USB for easy data base updates


Drive aera.
Once your aircraft returns to terra firma, the fun of aera navigation continues with full automotive GPS capability and preloaded City Navigator(R) NT street mapping. Operating much like Garmin's popular nuvi(R) line of touchscreen auto navigators, your aera 500 offers voice-guided turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech audio technology that calls out streets by name. In addition, there's built-in Bluetooth(R) support for wireless hands-free calling with your compatible mobile phone. And the aera's built-in "points of interest" database offers helpful guidance to millions of motels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and other local attractions. To further speed your transition from aircraft to automotive mode, a unique "smart mount" for the aera offers instant clip-and-go car navigation.

Automotive Features

  • Preloaded street maps of North America
  • Turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance - "Turn right on Main Street"
  • Bluetooth wireless technology - enabling hands-free calling
  • Micro-SD(TM) card slot for optional mapping and data storage
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
  • Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
  • Garmin Connect(TM) Photos - associate your favorite images with saved locations and visit Garmin Connect

Garmin aera series: It's the ultimate fly/drive option.

What's in the Box:

  • aera 500
  • Free single database update
  • Yoke mount with power cable
  • Battery pack
  • Portable Friction Mount
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Dashboard disk
  • Pilots guide

Unit dimensions - 5.3"W x 3.3"H x 0.9"D
Weight - 9.5 oz (270g)
Rugged and waterproof (IPX-7)
Interface with SL30 and SL40 for frequency tuning
GTX 330 interface capability for TIS traffic

Garmin aera Comparison

  aera 500 aera 510 aera 550 aera 560
5 HZ GPS update rate for near-real-time updates of panel page
Patented aviation panel page
Terrain and obstacle data
Private Airport data
XM WX capable and GXM(TM) 40 antenna included (XM WX subscription required)    
Standard 30 arc second terrain/obstacle data    
High resolution 9 arc second terrain/obstacle data for a more vivid depiction of proximity hazards (over 11 times more onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second)    
SafeTaxi(R) with over 950 US airports    
AOPA Airport Directory    
One year complimentary aviation database updates (obstacles, terrain, SafeTaxi, NavData and AOPA Airport Directory)    
Preloaded auto maps with voice prompted directions that speak street names, "turn right on main street"
Bluetooth capability in automotive mode
Ruggedized and waterproof (IEC 529 IPX-7 standards)
Enhanced auto features (lane assist, junction view, and speed limit notification)    
NAVTEQ automotive traffic compatible (requires purchase of accessory cigarette lighter adapter with integrated FM traffic receiver)    



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Customer Reviews For Garmin aera 500 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas):
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Monday, July 07, 2014
Just as good the second time around.
by Warren from Sprague River OR USA 

Pros: easy to operate.
Cons: Garmin AC to DC converter should be included with the unit.
Review: Got my first Aera 500 May 2013. It was taken while at a motel ice machine 09/24/2013. Got my second Aera 500 May 2014.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013
Too many failures
by MountainFlyer from SE BC 

Pros: Great planning and trip log tools, as well as HSI. Fairly readable in cockpit.
Cons: Unreliable - has gone completely dead twice and can not be revived.
Review: The unit performs well, when it works. I tried to update using the Garmin app, and it pooched the GPS. Dead screen, no way to revive it. However, Garmin did replace the unit and service was rapid. That was bout six months ago. On a recent trip, I used it in "road" mode. After a few days of working perfectly, the position started to be a bit behind our actual position (whaaa?) and shortly thereafter it went dead again. Fortunately this has not (yet) happened in the air. I always follow a paper chart on long X-country trips, but I'd like a bit more reliability. I have an 12-15 year old "76S" which still works perfectly - I wish I could say the same for the Aera 500.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Easy to use. People friendly.
by Tony from San Antonio FL USA 

Pros: Easy to install and people friendly.
Cons: It is hard to see in the sunlight. Do not ware a white T shirt, you can't see the screen
Review: I'm very satisfy with my Aero 500. I also purchase the extra software for one year download. The machine along with GDL39 work with no problem from Tampa to Pompano Beach.
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Meets expectations
by Y G Robinson from Candler NC USA 

Pros: Like the 'line' feature.
Review: So far the Garmin has proven to be very useful and meets our expectations and more!
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Monday, July 08, 2013
AC power adapter should have been included.
by Warren from Sprague River OR USA, Dairy, Oregon 

Pros: Nice size touch screen. Easy to operate. Lots of features. Customer service helpful at all times.
Cons: Updates to some features are costly. Purchased about $100 in AC adapters and extra battery with charger.
Review: Met all of my expectations. Had to buy the AC power adapter because it is not practical to run the battery down while learning. It lacked long battery life. So I bought the AC adapter for use in my home and bought an extra battery and charging unit to use enroute if I every take a four hour trip, I can just use two batteries. I also bought a sun shade from the Mount guys in New Jersey to cut the glare on the GPS as my RV-4 is a bubble canopy. The 500 offers many things you may not need but are handy to have.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
by bobwaco from Wieser, Idaho 
Review: This is the most user friendly GPS I have ever used. Excellent in bright sun shine. I never used the book for the first two days.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
Great Product
by A Customer from Covington WA USA 

Review: Great product, very user friendly. Touch screen works better than I thought it would.
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Friday, March 23, 2012
Excellent Product
by Csar Alejandro from Barranquilla, Colombia. 

Pros: Portable, Easy to manage, Simply.
Cons: Low battery Duration
Review: Is very useful in unknown territories, specially if you don't have nav aids...
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
It is excelente gps
by WILLY from LIMA . Peru 

Pros: Have a good screen
Cons: May be the product aoj
Review: I love this product because it help me to navigate easily.
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Thursday, June 02, 2011
Great resource for flying
by tony from La Canada CA USA 

Pros: don't leave the ariport without one
Cons: takes time to learn all the capabilities
Review: Functionality is great. Screen is a bit small which makes touch control tricky when trying to select an airport from the map for example. Battery life is about 2 hours. Getting the instrument updated with current info from Garmin over the internet took some learning, a few hours and a phone call to Garmin. If you do not have a 110 Volt charger there is a risk the unit will run out of power before downloads complete!
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Great buy
by Basil from Coal City WV USA 

Pros: everything you need in a gps for any aircraft.
Cons: needs mapsend sent with it
Review: The area 500 is everything it was supposed to be and the only thing it lacked was mapsend or some way to set waypoints from the computer.I use it in my T-Bird lsa and it is perfect.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
How can you fly without one?
by A Customer from Santa Cruz CA USA 

Review: I had been looking at the Aera 500 for at least a year and with the price reduction finally pulled the trigger.
How did I fly without it?
Christened this wonderful piece of equipment with a trip from 7S9 (Oregon) to WVI (California). Still need a Sectional for back up, reference plus the HSI screen for more help in knowing what is going on.
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Monday, May 09, 2011
Good Buy
by David from Hilo HI USA 

Pros: Menu options are simple and efficient
Cons: Harder to see diplay in sunlight
Review: We have a Garmin 430 in our other helicopter, and the 430 is more appropriate for IFR flights. The Aera 500 is much easy to navigate through the menu options, and the screen and functions are comparable. The best thing is it's 1/10 the cost. I use the Aera 500 as the primary navigational aid in the aircraft and have removed the panel mount (an old Magellan).
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Monday, April 25, 2011
very price competitve with 2 for 1
by A Customer from isanti MN USA 

Review: I havent had a chance to fly with it, but on the road it works just like my nuvi which I love. Playing with the aviation part at home it is impressive,and I think I am going to love that part too. One downside, it took me 9 hours to download the free up-date.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
by Sonia from Lake Charles LA USA 

Pros: Good resources
Cons: The battery quickly get dead.
Review: Good resources.
The battery quickly get dead.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
I would buy again
by Douglas from Melbourne FL USA 

Cons: None
Review: This product fulfilled my own expectations and is easy to use it.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Garmin did it right
by Janice from Brainerd MN USA 

Review: Great product and easy to use.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
by Oscar Cabrera from New York NY USA 

Pros: data display, touch screen
Cons: short life of battery
Review: Met my expectations.
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Friday, September 17, 2010
Worth the upgrade
by Susan from Henderson NV USA 

Pros: The level of detail provided in tracking a flight.
Cons: Takes finesse to program during any turbulence.
Review: I replaced an old Apollo. Seeing a moving map in color and in detail is a treat. Keep the manual handy for a while. This is a practice makes perfect type of electronic device, and I'm still working with all the features it offers. The auto mount was modified and affixed to the panel instead of using the yoke attachment.
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Monday, August 16, 2010
good investment over all
by April from IA USA 

Pros: good navigation
Cons: poor battery
Review: As far as the navigation with this product goes, it is fantastic. Both the aviation mode and the driving mode were very helpful. I am very disappointed with the battery life. A fully charged battery only lasted a little over an hour. Opening the back to access the battery is a pain too. I have to use a pen or another hard, small object to get it open. I'd just leave the back open all the time, but the device won't let you.
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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
by Larry from Whitney Point NY USA 

Pros: great portable GPS for the price.
Cons: none
Review: Great little GPS. Transitions from car to plane easily. Light on the controls. Easy to see even in bright light.
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Monday, June 14, 2010

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Pros: Ease of use, relative low cost, airspace avoidance, flight planning.
Cons: No major cons.
Review: This GPS fits the bill perfectly. Much easier to use than most in-panel gps units. I recently used this GPS to fly Long Beach to Mojave and it did a perfect job of navigating and displaying my location and helped me avoid bravo and charlie airspace. Great product for the money compared to most aviation GPS units. Allows routing and flight planning.
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Better than a LORAN
by Sagebrush from Idaho 

Pros: Simple, Compact, Very user friendly
Cons: Updates suck. I spent about 4 days trying to download and install the updates,
Review: For a tech idiot (me) this is a easy to use and effective GPS. Great display and excelent mounting systems(yoke and dash). Has VFR and IFR charts and aproaches easy to zoom and move the maps around. The car side works well too.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Lovin' it.
by Jeffrey from Orlando FL USA 

Pros: Excellent value for the money
Cons: Haven't found any cons at all
Review: Used this thing for a few flights.. Works great. No issues in bright sunlight. And the 500 model is really a great value for the money.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
by Larry from Marshfield MO USA 
Pros: Does everything I need for vfr flight
Cons: Touchscreen is a problem to touch in turbulance
Review: I haven't used it a lot so far. I replaced my Loran when they shut the Loran system down and was pleasantly surprised that the Garmin aera 500 does everything the Loran did, and more. There is a problem using the touchscreen in turbulance caused by not being able to touch the right spot. I like the idea of being able to take it from the plane to the car.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
by Casey from Fort Collins CO USA 

Pros: Love the terrain feature, easy switch from G1000
Cons: None
Review: This GPS is like having a tiny Garmin G1000. I learned on a glass panel 172 and when I bought a plane, I was back to round gages. The GPS in the plane was hard to read for me with no graphical display and by getting the Aera 500, I basically use is just like the G1000. All the features are great and having that kind of backup in your plane is priceless!
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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Garmin brings navigation to a whole new level!
by Dave from Big Bear City CA USA 

Pros: Too much to list
Cons: menus are extensive. Study the owners manual to get full use out of the unit
Review: Wow! Was I ever pleasantly surprised after using my garmin aera for the first time. While navigating, you can switch between the HSI panel, moving map, in-flight data like timer or ETA etc..., give a position fix (FROM a waypoint or airport), check terrain ahead, avoid restricted airspace, and be alerted when to start your descent with VNAV. I drive a C-310 with a GPS/moving map but won't be going anywhere w/o this GPS. It's way easier to use and worth the touch screen, you can pan anywhere on the map, touch the item and get all info on that item including elevation. Flight planning is effortless and the "Direct To" function is great. It's also a great car GPS. This unit is unbelievable for the price. Have Fun.
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Friday, February 12, 2010
Perfect for what I needed.

Pros: Simple to use
Cons: Touch screen could be a little friendlier.
Review: I use this as a back-up to my GNS530W in the airplane and take it with me on the highway..........perfect unit for fly and drive trips.
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Thursday, January 07, 2010
a nuvi 705 in disguise
by old gooseberry from uk 

Pros: touchscreen works well
Cons: Overpriced, bluetooth disabled in aviation mode, battery life sucks
Review: This is nuvi in disguise, so it just highlights how overpriced and how far behind aviation portables are. That said, the touchscreen works well and makes it very usable. Not many alternatives to the aera 500 at this price range, 600, with the same features. The lawyers have been at this too, the bluetooth is disabled for aviation mode, so that means no connecting it wirelessly to a zulu headset for terrain warnings or music. The automobile friction mount ain't bad, but it's no bean bag friction mount. The battery life is a bit of a sham, it's ok in the car but I've been in plenty of planes where the cigarette lighter has been u/s, the garmin 496 has 15hours, the garmin 96c has 40 hours and uses triple A's. The automobile mode works like any other nuvi, it's great.
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Friday, December 25, 2009
VERY Nice, but a few small issues
by Bill from Savannah, GA 

Pros: It replaces an awful load of charts, books, etc.
Cons: sometimes doesn't respond to screen touches
Review: A super add-in to any cockpit. I can't wait to try it in the air. It even has a simulation mode so you can learn on the ground. My only gripes are that the battery compartment cover must be removed in order to plug in the USB cable to recharge the battery. That and the spring on the release for the battery compartment cover is WAAAY too strong requiring one to just about break a nail getting the darn thing open. I hope Garmin reads these things once in a while. All they need to do is cut a small hole in the cover to solve this user-annoying aspect of an otherwise fine machine.
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Previous Customer Questions For Garmin aera 500 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas):
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On Saturday, November 17, 2012 a customer asked:
how do i put in the cordinates in the 500 , lets say i want to fly somewhere and all i got is the cordinates for that place ??
A: Yes, that can be easily done with the Garmin aera 500.  See pages 56 to 60 of the Garmin aera Pilots Guide.

On Sunday, May 20, 2012 a customer asked:
(1) Does the Americas DB include the Hawaiian Islands? (2) Can the aera 500 have two DB's installed at the same time (ie: Americas and Atlantic)? (3)If so, how do you switch between the two DB's after boot up? (4) Looking at the Garmin web site, I do not see how you can purchase an additional DB such as the Atlanitc DB separately. I see DB updates available. How is this done? (5) How are the DB sold - downloaded or on a sdMicro SD card?
A: In response to your questions:

1.  Yes, the Americas database does include the Hawaiian Islands.  The Americas includes the USA including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, Caribbean & Central America, and Central & South America.  You can see a complete Garmin Aviation Coverage Area Map here.
2.  It cannot have both databases installed at one time.  To install a new database, you would just connect it to your computer via USB and install the other database OR store the other database on an option MicroSD card and install the database from the MicroSD card.
3.  See #2
4.  Once you have the unit, you will setup an account using the serial number at and then you will be able to purchase updates to your current databases or buy a new coverage database (i.e. Atlantic).  The coverage database is downloaded and saved on your computer and/or the MicroSD card as noted in #2 above.
5.  The databases are downloaded from

On Sunday, April 22, 2012 a customer asked:
Can the aera 500 work with the R.A.M. mounting system for use in an ultralight?
A: Yes, the included yoke mount is compatible with all of the RAM mounting products. 

On Monday, July 18, 2011 a customer asked:
Can the aera 500 be used in both America and south africa
A: Yes, but you would need to buy the additional database from Garmin after you receive the unit.  You could either buy the Americas version and then add on the Atlantic Coverage area which includes Africa.  Or, you purchase the Garmin aera 500 Atlantic version and then add the Americas later.

On Monday, June 06, 2011 a customer asked:
can the aera be used in south africa?
A: Yes, but you would need the Garmin aera 500 Atlantic version to cover Africa.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 a customer asked:
I want to use this on the motorbike is it, or can it be waterproof?
A: Yes, this is made to IPX-7 standards.   This basically means the GPS case can withstand accidental immersion (splashes, etc.) in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

On Monday, May 16, 2011 a customer asked:
1. Can the Asia (India) database be loaded instead? Also the road maps of India? 2. WIll this cost more? How Much?
A: You would need to get the Garmin aera 500 Atlantic version to cover India.  The price is the same.

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010 a customer asked:
Is the vehicle powercable used to recharge the gps or power it or both.

It is used for both powering and recharging.

On Thursday, September 16, 2010 a customer asked:
Does this unit have the measure distance function found on the 296?
A: The Garmin Aera series will display the distance and bearing to the pointer or a fixed location from your current location.  It will also show you the distance and bearing to the next waypoint.  Is that you what you mean?

On Monday, September 06, 2010 a customer asked:
what is the warranty on this GPS? Warranty claims are with you or directly with Garmin?

The Garmin aera series GPS units all have a one year warranty.  Any warranty work is handled directly by Garmin.  Here is the first paragraph of their warranty.  The rest can be viewed on page 193 of the Garmin aera Pilot's Guide.

This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident, or unauthorized alteration or repairs.

On Sunday, August 08, 2010 a customer asked:
will this unit work for Philippines?
A: No, this Americas version covers North America, South America and Central America.  The Philippines is covered with the Garmin aera 500 Pacific database.

On Friday, July 09, 2010 a customer asked:
Will this unit using the "panel mount" fit in a standard King stack? I have a 24V system and would like to direct wire to audio panel switch to avoid battery use??
A: The AirGizmos Garmin aera 500 Panel Dock fits a standard radio stack. The dimensions of the panel dock system are 6.25" wide by 4.25" high.  To get power from the aircraft, you would use one of the Garmin aera power adapters found here.

On Friday, June 04, 2010 a customer asked:
Will this work on a 24 volt system? And does the database include Canada and Alaska?
A: Yes, it will work on a 24 volt system.  You can plug the unit into a 12-Volt or 24-Volt connector to charge. And, the unit can be used while it is charging.
Yes, this will cover Canada and Alaska.  It actually covers all of the Americas (North America, South America, Central America).

On Monday, May 03, 2010 a customer asked:
How much do the various updates for the Garmin Aera, such as Jeppesen, Obsticals, and terrain cost and how do you get them?
A: The current prices from Garmin for the different updates (found here) are shown below.  Many pilots will update the Jeppesen Database on a regular basis but only periodically update the other databases.  It is your decision about which databases should be updated and how often for safe flight.
  • $35.00 for the Jeppesen Database that contains the general aviation data (NavData) used by pilots (Airports, VORs, NDBs, SUAs, etc.). 
  • $35.00 for the obstacle database that contains the locations of towers, tall buildings, and other vertical obstructions that could be a potential source of hazard to pilots.
  • $150.00 for the terrain database that contains the elevation data which represents the topography of the earth. Terrain database updates are not cyclic in nature and are not updated on a regularly scheduled basis. This is because the data does not change regularly as do man-made objects (towers, airports, VORs, etc.). Updates to terrain data are primarily driven by new data sources and/or error correction.
  • $35.00 for the SafeTaxi database that contains the graphical depiction of airport diagrams. The SafeTaxi database is currently only avialable for the U.S. coverage region which contains information on limited airports within the U.S.
  • And, $35.00 for the AOPA database that contains additional aviation POI data (point of interest). The AOPA database is currently only avialable for the U.S. coverage region which contains some of the airports within the U.S.  AOPA data is released four times per year on the 15th day of each quarter

On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 a customer asked:
Will this unit work for European roads?
A: In order to use it on roads in Europe, you would need to add the City Navigator Europe software to the unit.  City Navigator Europe can be purchased directly from Garmin and downloaded directly to your GPS.

On Friday, January 22, 2010 a customer asked:
will this unit work for Brazil??
A: Yes, this Americas version covers all of North America, South America, and Central America.



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