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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┬Čtions, 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)

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Garmin aera 510 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas)

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Garmin aera 510 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas) Overview:

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┬Čtions, 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)

 

45 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • Garmin aera 510 Portable Aviation GPS (Americas)

    45 Reviews

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Battery Power

  • By Harold Brown from Hobbs, New Mexico on Sunday, July 30, 2017
  • Pros: The 510 is fantistic as is a lot of our modern devices.
  • Review: When my 510 has power I love it but power is an issue. How do I find the remaining power in the present battery being used? I will start pluging my 510 in to the cig lighter socket and be a happy camper.

  • By Brian from Amboy MN USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Pros: easy to use
  • Review: The garmin is easy to use and will work well for what I need it for. The big disappointment and problem for me is that the battery life is terrible. I am flying an Aeronica 7ac Champ without electronics so I need a good battery.

Too many extras, not enough battery

  • By Paul from Mount Airy MD USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
  • Pros: Good graphics when you can see them. A well-lit cockpit is a poor environment for this product.
  • Review: I fly a Cub. No electric. Lots of glass, lots of ambient light in the cockpit, which means, in order to see the screen, I need it on full bright. The battery dies after about 45 minutes, and even with it full bright, it is difficult to see. I made a slip on hood out of aluminum and that helps. I also had to buy an extra battery and charger, only to find that Garmin has discontinued their charger. I then bought a small 5 amp hour dry cell battery and charger and use that with the cigarette lighter cord. All told, I have about $100 extra in this setup. The unit has a lot of things I don't need. All I want from a GPS is a heading, speed, time, and distance. With a 12 gallon tank, I don't need memory, routes, most of the software you end up paying through the nose for only to never use. Since so many pilots are now flying Sport Pilot in small aircraft with no electric and very simple requirements, why doesn't Garmin get with the program and come out with a version that doesn't have all the bells and whistles and will last 2 hours on a charge at bright screen? And a hood.

Nice dual unit for both air and ground

  • By Mark from Silver City NM USA on Saturday, May 09, 2015
  • Pros: Easy to read, and menus are easy to learn.
  • Review: I am not a pilot, but I bought this unit because I frequently fly commercially and often see areas that I would like to identify. The air portion of this unit quickly locates multiple satellites and gives accurate information as to nearby cities and airports. In general when cruising at 35,000 and above, the GPS usually shows altitude to be about 1200-1500 feet higher than actual altitude, but I have been told that this is common due to GPS inaccuracy when it comes to altitude. The speed, direction and attitude seem to be right on.

Great

  • By A Customer from Diamond Bar CA USA on Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Pros:
  • Review: Great product

Really Great for a Kit Plane with not much Panel Space

  • By Rodney from Hemet CA USA on Monday, January 19, 2015
  • Pros:
  • Review: My partner and I put in a docking station so that the unit is essentially hard wired in to the buss without a bunch of cords and ram mounts. This works great. The declutter feature on the map is nice to have when I'm in an area with lots of facilities, and complex airspace. Some of the menus are not as simple as they might be.

  • By Willaim from Fredericksburg VA USA on Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Pros:
  • Review: The 510 is ok but wish you could rubber band when doing route.

Battery Power

  • By Harold Brown from Hobbs, New Mexico on Sunday, July 30, 2017
  • Pros: The 510 is fantistic as is a lot of our modern devices.
  • Cons: The 510 could be a little simpler for us old timers
  • Review: When my 510 has power I love it but power is an issue. How do I find the remaining power in the present battery being used? I will start pluging my 510 in to the cig lighter socket and be a happy camper.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 8 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By Brian from Amboy MN USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Pros: easy to use
  • Cons: very little battery life.
  • Review: The garmin is easy to use and will work well for what I need it for. The big disappointment and problem for me is that the battery life is terrible. I am flying an Aeronica 7ac Champ without electronics so I need a good battery.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 13 Other people found this review helpful.

Too many extras, not enough battery

  • By Paul from Mount Airy MD USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
  • Pros: Good graphics when you can see them. A well-lit cockpit is a poor environment for this product.
  • Cons: I can't even get it to last an hour and it dies on me.
  • Review: I fly a Cub. No electric. Lots of glass, lots of ambient light in the cockpit, which means, in order to see the screen, I need it on full bright. The battery dies after about 45 minutes, and even with it full bright, it is difficult to see. I made a slip on hood out of aluminum and that helps. I also had to buy an extra battery and charger, only to find that Garmin has discontinued their charger. I then bought a small 5 amp hour dry cell battery and charger and use that with the cigarette lighter cord. All told, I have about $100 extra in this setup. The unit has a lot of things I don't need. All I want from a GPS is a heading, speed, time, and distance. With a 12 gallon tank, I don't need memory, routes, most of the software you end up paying through the nose for only to never use. Since so many pilots are now flying Sport Pilot in small aircraft with no electric and very simple requirements, why doesn't Garmin get with the program and come out with a version that doesn't have all the bells and whistles and will last 2 hours on a charge at bright screen? And a hood.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 30 Other people found this review helpful.

Nice dual unit for both air and ground

  • By Mark from Silver City NM USA on Saturday, May 09, 2015
  • Pros: Easy to read, and menus are easy to learn.
  • Cons: The weather module is an additional expense.
  • Review: I am not a pilot, but I bought this unit because I frequently fly commercially and often see areas that I would like to identify. The air portion of this unit quickly locates multiple satellites and gives accurate information as to nearby cities and airports. In general when cruising at 35,000 and above, the GPS usually shows altitude to be about 1200-1500 feet higher than actual altitude, but I have been told that this is common due to GPS inaccuracy when it comes to altitude. The speed, direction and attitude seem to be right on.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 13 Other people found this review helpful.

Great

  • By A Customer from Diamond Bar CA USA on Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Review: Great product
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 10 Other people found this review helpful.

Really Great for a Kit Plane with not much Panel Space

  • By Rodney from Hemet CA USA on Monday, January 19, 2015
  • Review: My partner and I put in a docking station so that the unit is essentially hard wired in to the buss without a bunch of cords and ram mounts. This works great. The declutter feature on the map is nice to have when I'm in an area with lots of facilities, and complex airspace. Some of the menus are not as simple as they might be.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 13 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By Willaim from Fredericksburg VA USA on Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Review: The 510 is ok but wish you could rubber band when doing route.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 7 Other people found this review helpful.

8 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Previously Asked Questions

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Q: Does the 510 include Canada in it's data base?

    A: Yes it will have North and South America in it. 

  • Monday, June 27, 2011

    Q: Will charger work on 28volt cigarette lighter in airplane?

    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.

  • Friday, May 13, 2011

    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.

  • Monday, April 25, 2011

    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.

  • Sunday, February 27, 2011

    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.

  • Saturday, February 19, 2011

    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.

  • Monday, March 22, 2010

    Q: How do you delete waypoints in WPT INFO ?

    A: This is described on page 59 of the aera 510 User's Guide.

  • Monday, January 18, 2010

    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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