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Garmin aera 510 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas)


- 38 customer reviews.

Garmin aera 510 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas)

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Featuring crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format displays with touchscreen interface, Garmin's aera series of GPS portables are the perfect fly/drive navigation solution. All four aera models come with preloaded automotive maps, a built-in terrain/obstacles aviation database, Garmin's patented Panel Page, and more. So, you can transition smoothly from runways to roadways with the aera model that best matches your needs and budget.

Consider the aera 510
Stepping up from Garmin's base model aera 500, the 510 version adds support for NEXRAD imaging and all the other great SiriusXM WX satellite weather capabilities. Plus, you can use the XM Radio capability to enjoy 170+ channels of digital music, news and other programming through your headset or cabin audio system. (The GXM 42 smart antenna is NOT included with your aera.) In addition to the XM satellite access, the aera 510 comes fully preloaded with detailed aerial mapping of terrain contours and structural features. So, you'll have a wealth of information resources at your fingertips, to help you make better flying decisions. What's more, the simplicity of a single integrated cabling solution for power, music and datalink weather antenna options makes for easy, clutter-free aera connectivity in the cockpit.

In the Air, It's a "Mini-MFD"
Your aera 510 comes ready to fly, right out of the box. Its detailed chart-style shaded mapping and extensive terrain and aviation databases (including private airports and heliports) help you visualize your flight path in relation to nearby navaids, terrain, SUAs, obstruc¬tions, and so on. Terrain/obstacle detail is shown in standard 30 arc-second resolution on the aera 510 display. And, as in all the aera models, GPS updating is provided at a super-fast 5 Hz rate. For added safety, a database-driven terrain advisory feature offers TAWS-like color coding and pop-up alerts when possible obstructions or ground proximity conflicts loom ahead.

Reach New Levels of Awareness
The aera 510's graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the landscape beneath your wings. And an IFR map mode lets you display and navigate on high or low enroute airways - while using your touchscreen map cursor to reference MEAs (Minimum Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections. For traffic awareness, an optional power/data cable (sold separately) makes it easy to interface your aera with the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder in your aircraft, thus enabling you to 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 510 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
  • XM weather and audio capability
  • 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

Garmin aera 510 on the road
When you arrive at your destination runway, aera lets you hit the ground running - 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 510 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. You can use the aera's XM satellite capability to watch the weather or listen to XM Radio entertainment while driving. And to speed your transition from aircraft to automotive mode, a unique "smart mount" for the aera offers instant clip-and-go car navigation.


Garmin aera 510 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 510
  • Free single database update
  • Yoke mount with power cable
  • Battery pack
  • Portable Friction Mount
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Dashboard disk
  • Pilots guide

SiriusXM Weather Ready but requires the Garmin GXM 42 Weather Receiver.

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 510 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 (GXM 42 antenna NOT included and SiriusXM 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 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)

 

List Price: $649.00
Now: $599.00

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After Rebate: $549.00

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Customer Reviews For Garmin aera 510 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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  Great product, very user friendly. Touch screen works better than I thought it would.
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Monday, May 07, 2012
Working very well
by Graham from Indian Land SC USA 

Pros: Many useful features
Cons: Have to return to home page to change functions
Review: Aera 510 is very useful. Reception without external antennae very good. Took some time to study the book and experiment to learn how to use it. A little inconvient to have to go back to home page to change functions.
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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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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
Good!
by Sonia from Lake Charles LA USA 

Pros: Good resources
Cons: The battery quickly get dead.
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  Good resources.
The battery quickly get dead.






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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I would buy this again
by Bruce from Kingsford MI USA 

Pros: like the touch screen...wx availability..great back up
Cons: smaller screen
Review: Still learning with it and working with it so far so good.
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
I would buy again
by Douglas from Melbourne FL USA 

Cons: None
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  Great product and easy to use.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
outstanding
by Oscar Cabrera from New York NY USA 

Pros: data display, touch screen
Cons: short life of battery
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Needs remote GPS antenna for mountain flying
by RedCreekDude from Chandler, AZ 

Pros: touch is faster, good price
Cons: poor battery life and signal in the sticks, software bugs
Review: C-182 (yoke mount); I bought one of the very first 396 units and recently "upgraded" to the 510. The 510 needs an external antenna for serious mountain/canyon flying as it drops out frequently due to weak signals. I never had this problem with my 396 on the yoke. You also need to carry the car mount bracket to connect the XM antenna when looking at weather outside the plane. The battery life is poor and I found a number of software bugs. The useable display screen is no bigger that my old 396 because of the touch menu area. The touch is nice, but if I could go back at no cost to my 396, I would.
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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
GREAT
by Larry from Whitney Point NY USA 

Pros: great portable GPS for the price.
Cons: none
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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
GOOD
by MARIO from SANTIAGO CHILE 

Pros: GOOD INFORMATION
Cons: I LIKE AEREO SPANISH LANGUAGE IN THE AIR MENU
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  IN THE AIR ROUTES IN CHILE THIS A LITTLE OFF THE TRACK AND IN THE TERRESTRIAL ROUTES IN CHILE IS VERY OFF THIS TURNING ASIDE WITH RESPECT TO THE PLANE OF REAL
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Excellent
by Russ from HUNTINGTON BEACH CA USA 

Pros: Ease of use, relative low cost, airspace avoidance, flight planning.
Cons: No major cons.
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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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Monday, March 22, 2010
Great product except for the battery!
by Jesse Diaz from Albany, GA 

Pros: Great feature functionality, touch screen, very intuitive.
Cons: The battery, the battery and the battery...
Review: I love everything about this product. Its loaded with features and it is very intuitive. The touch screen makes all the difference in the world. If you have a weather subscription for about 49.00 dollars a month ( that's about the best all around one from XM radio) you can see all the weather and get all the weather information you need while flying. Garmin has really out done themselves!! There is one problem, however, that makes all that wonderful stuff I mentioned just completely worthless though And that is the battery life on this thing. There is no way that it's a five hour battery!! Why they say it is should be considered false advertising This is barely a two hour battery. If you're flying and superimposing weather and have all types of movement on the screen and you're jumping back and forth between menus, then forget it because its barely an hour and a half battery. If you dont have a cigarette lighter in your plane or some way to get power to it, you better carry more than one battery and be prepared to switch while you're flying. If you have the power socket, you'll love the device.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
GREAT GPS
by Casey from Fort Collins CO USA 

Pros: Love the terrain feature, easy switch from G1000
Cons: None
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Great GPS
by Paull from Marietta GA USA 

Pros: Screen size is very good and Satellite acquisition is very fast.
Cons: Lack of training material from Garmin. Would help to have more than just a manual.
Review: This unit is a backup for our 430 but was also purchased for the XM Weather. The unit acquires satellites very quickly and the XM Weather is a must for IFR trips. It takes a little time to learn to navigate through the various screens. I think Garmin would do well to have an online tutorial to get someone familiar with the various navigation techniques. One would do well to experiment with it on the ground before trying it in the air. All in all it is a great unit!
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Excellent Product, definitely would buy again
by Bobby L. from harrison AR USA 

Pros: Touch screen makes it simple to use.
Review: This is an amazing GPS. Very easy to use. The weather is a must have for any pilot. Easy transition from the Garmin 196, 296 GPS's. Touch screen works grate. Met and exceeded all expectations.
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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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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.
by JACK from ST GEORGE UT USA 

Pros: Simple to use
Cons: Touch screen could be a little friendlier.
Review: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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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Sunday, February 07, 2010
Great Situational Awareness
by William from New Hartford CT USA 

Pros: Ease of use
Cons: Documentation lacks examples- How To
Review: Interface very easy to use. All of the VFR features a pilot would be interested in are there. Very manageable during slight turbulence. Screen resolution good, documentation could be better by perhaps using different scenarios, i.e. direct to, nearest, flight planning. I would recommend this to the pilot who is looking for a good,m easy to use backup for navigation in the event of an electrical failure.
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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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]  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: [NOTE: This review was originally written for the aera 500. The 500 was identical but without SiriusXM support.]    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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A: Yes, according to page 3 of the Garmin aera user guide, the unit can be charged using either a 12-Volt or 24-Volt connector.  It can be used while it is being charged.

On Friday, May 13, 2011 a customer asked:
Q:
Is there a panel mounting bracket available as an alternative to the yoke mount?
A:

Yes.  You can mount it in the panel with the AirGizmos Garmin GPS Panel Dock - Garmin aera 500 Series.

On Monday, April 25, 2011 a customer asked:
Q:
Can it be used to feed a Trutrak autopilot?
A: Yes!  You just need to connect the RS-232 OUT wire on the TruTrak to the Data In wire on the Garmin aera.  The TruTrak requires GPRMC and GPRMB sentence in the data string and the Garmin aera supports both GPRMC and GPRMB in either normal mode or fast mode.

On Sunday, February 27, 2011 a customer asked:
Q:
Are you able to add the safe taxi to the 510 and it looks like if you purchase the 550 you have to also purchase the gxm 40 antenna to recieve xm nexrad weather?
A:

It is not possible to add the SafeTaxi database to either the aera 500 or the aera 510.  To enable SafeTaxi, you must have either the aera 550 or aera 560.   

The  GXM 40 antenna for XM Radio and Weather is included with both the aera 510 and the aera 560.  However, you will need to activate a subscription with XM in order to use that included antenna.

On Saturday, February 19, 2011 a customer asked:
Q:
does the 510 show runway centerlines extending out from the runway as you near the runway
A: Yes.  When Vectors-to-Final are activated, the aera creates an extension of the final course, beyond the final approach waypoint in the database.  The map shows an extension of the final approach course using a bold magenta line.  See page 78 of the Garmin aera Pilots Guide for more information.

On Monday, March 22, 2010 a customer asked:
Q:
How do you delete waypoints in WPT INFO ?
A: This is described on page 59 of the aera 510 User's Guide.

On Monday, January 18, 2010 a customer asked:
Q:
How much does it cost to update the AERA database?
A: AOPA Database $49.95
NavData $49.95 (Annual $295)
Obstacle Database $49.95 (Annual $195)
SafeTaxi $49.95 (Annual $195)
Terrain Database $150.00.  Since Terrain data does not include man-made objects (towers, airports, VORs etc.), updates to Terrain data do not occur on a regular basis.


 

 

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