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    Garmin aera 510 Touch Screen GPS (Americas) 5554A Garmin aera 510 Touch Screen GPS (Americas)
    Rated 4.44444444444 /5 based on 27 customer reviews
    899
    Product description: Garmin Aera Features Comparison Chartaera 510XM datalink weather for under $1300All the features of the 500, plus XM Satellite Datalink Weather and Radio. This is the least expensive, easiest way to get NEXRAD radar, satellite images, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and more in the cockpit.Aviation and automotive features, with optional XM Datalink WeatherThe new aera from Garmin will change the way you look at touch-screen GPSs. This series of compact GPSs is packed with cutting-edge features based on Garmin’s industry-leading expertise in both aviation and automotive GPSs. A completely new interface makes these the easiest-to-use Garmins yet: simply tap the icons to access the desired page, then drag your finger to navigate through each page. It’s also well-suited to the cockpit, with large buttons, minimal button-pushing, and a sunlight-readable 4.3” screen. Includes internal GPS antenna and internal battery.  One Year Manufacturer Warranty.Aviation Features• Detailed moving maps with land data, airports, airspace, navaids and much more. • Terrain page warns of nearby terrain or obstacles, including a side profile view. • Comprehensive nearest airport screen shows airports, weather, navaids and more. • Detailed airport information pages with runways, frequencies and more. • Garmin’s famous panel page, with nearly real-time updates, is a great emergency backup. • The aera 510 and 560 also feature XM Satellite Datalink Weather (requires separate monthly subscription).Automotive Features• Intuitive turn-by-turn navigation, with spoken street names. • Millions of points of interest pre-loaded (hotels, gas stations, ATMs and more). • aera 550 and 560 feature Garmin’s Lane Assist feature, so you never miss an exit. • Media player and picture viewer keep you entertained on the road. New AccessoriesAlso new with the aera are Garmin’s unique single wire mounts, one for your airplane’s yoke and one for your car’s dash. These organize the maze of wires coming out of your GPS into a single one. There is only one connection to the back of the aera, making it fast and easy to move from plane to car and back again. Includes:aera 510, GXM™ 40 XM antenna, yoke mount, automotive friction mount, vehicle power cable, battery, A/C adapter, USB cable, pilot's guide, quick start manuals. Garmin Database Area of Coverage Americas - North, South and Central America (includes Hawaii) Atlantic International - Europe, Africa Pacific International - Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and the South Pacific (includes Hawaii)

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    Airways/Intersections

    Airways/Intersections

    Displays victor airways and intersections on the GPS's moving map page. Helpful for instrument pilots who may get complicated clearances.

    Yes
    AOPA Directory

    AOPA Directory

    The most comprehensive collection of airport and facility information, AOPA's Airport Directory shows FBO services, ground transportation, hotels, area attractions and much more. This is in addition to a full Jeppesen® database of runway lengths, frequencies and more.

    No
    Approach Charts

    Approach Charts

    This feature allows you to view digital versions of instrument approach charts on your GPS, and zoom in for better detail. For Part 91 operations, these can even replace your paper charts. Some models will overlay your aircraft's position on the chart for unbeatable situational awareness.

    No
    Automotive Navigation

    Automotive Navigation

    Many modern aviation GPSs are also fully-functional navigators in the car. These GPSs offer turn-by-turn directions for hassle-free navigation on the road, and some even provide voice directions. They also come preloaded with detailed automotive databases, including hotels, gas stations and other points of interest.

    Yes
    Bluetooth

    Bluetooth

    This wireless interface is an easy way to connect third-party accessories to your GPS, including XM Weather receivers and portable traffic systems. In automotive mode, it allows you to make cell phone calls through your portable GPS.

    Yes
    Built in Battery Yes
    Display 4.3″ Diagonal
    Enroute Charts

    Enroute Charts

    In addition to approach charts, you can also view en route instrument charts (high/low altitude). Ideal for instrument pilots looking for a backup to paper charts.

    No
    Fuel Prices

    Fuel Prices

    With an update from the Internet before takeoff, some GPSs will display current fuel prices for each airport. This is a handy way to find a fuel stop while en route.

    No
    International Versions

    International Versions

    For use outside of North America, most GPSs are available with international databases. Not all features are available outside of the US, including XM Weather.

    No
    Panel Page

    Panel Page

    Pilots have come to love Garmin's simulated instrument panel, which displays GPS-derived instruments for speed, altitude, vertical speed, bank angle and heading. While not suitable for primary navigation, in an emergency it is a valuable backup.

    Yes
    Private Airports

    Private Airports

    In addition to the usual public airports database, some GPSs include expanded private airport databases. While information about these airports may be limited, you can view locations and identifiers for thousands of smaller airports.

    Yes
    Touch Screen

    Touch Screen

    Touch screen interfaces have become more and more popular, allowing the pilot to control everything the GPS does without pushing buttons. While this can make a GPS easier to use, many pilots still prefer the panel-like controls on non-touch screen units.

    Yes
    Brand Garmin
    XM Weather

    XM Weather

    The ability to receive datalink weather in the cockpit is one of the biggest advances in portable avionics history. You can view NEXRAD radar, satellite imagery, METARs, TAFs and more right on your moving map, allowing for strategic weather avoidance and better situational awareness. For active cross-country pilots, this is almost a must-have feature. Monthly subscription required (http://www.xmwxweather.com/aviation/)

    Yes
    Buyer’s Guide

    Garmin aera 510 Touch Screen GPS (Americas)

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    Accessories

    Quickly add accessories along with your Garmin aera 510 Touch Screen GPS (Americas) purchase by changing the quantity for the accessories you would like to purchase.

    Avionics Screen Cleaners

    Passengers and copilots have a nasty habit of touching the screen of your GPS, multi-function display or radar (you're probably guilty too). These handy Screen Cleaners will remove fingerprints, oil and everyday dust—without damaging your expensive avionics. Enhances visibility and keeps your cockpit looking like new. Each package contains one moist and one dry towelette specially formulated for use on aircraft electronics.

    12V Cabin Power Connector
    Suction Cup Mount (for Garmin aera)
    Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B Receiver for portable GPS (wired connection)

    Garmin was first to introduce datalink weather for portable devices over a decade ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. Now Garmin is bringing the benefits of in-flight weather to your Garmin portable GPS – without a monthly subscription. The new GDL 39 is a compact, portable ADS-B receiver that delivers weather, traffic and GPS information to the cockpit all in one package.

    Requires Garmin Pilot app to work with iPad or Android devices.

    Garmin Battery Charging Kit (for Garmin Aera 500 Series)

    Kit includes:

    • Lithium Ion Battery

    Garmin GA 25MCX External Antenna

    For better GPS reception in vehicle interiors, this new and improved remote antenna is the answer. Built-in, magnetic mount for the outside of your vehicle. Comes with over 8 feet of cable and MCX connector. Measures 2¾″ L × 2″ W × ¾″ H.

    Carrying Case (for Garmin aera)
    Replacement Lithium Ion Battery (for Garmin aera)
    Aviation Bracket with bare wires (for Garmin aera)
    Garmin Aera 500-560 Panel Dock
    12V Power Cable (for Garmin aera)
    Extension Cable for Garmin XM Antenna

    Six foot extension cable for Garmin XM antenna.

    Suction Cup Mount for Garmin aera

    These are simply the finest mounting systems available. Every RAM Mount carries a Lifetime Warranty. The square base has four pre-drilled holes at each corner. Ideal for mounting to the Garmin Aera™ series GPS units. Attaches to the Garmin cradle (not included).

    Standard Double Socket Arm

    Automotive Mount (for Garmin aera)
    Dash Mount (for Garmin aera)
    GA 27C Antenna (for Garmin aera)
    Garmin AC Adaptor (for Garmin aera)
    Yoke Mount for Garmin aera

    These are simply the finest mounting systems available. Every RAM Mount carries a Lifetime Warranty. The square base has four pre-drilled holes at each corner. Ideal for mounting to the Garmin Aera™ series GPS units. Attaches to the Garmin cradle (not included).

    Beechcraft Yoke Mount for Garmin aera

    Lifetime Warranty

    Ram Round Base with hardware

    Aviation Bracket (for Garmin aera)
    Yoke Mount (for Garmin aera)
    Garmin 396/496 XM Antenna Dock

    This Antenna Dock is designed to mobilize your costly 396/496 XM antenna. It helps to maintain the clean look of a permanent installation by organizing the antenna cable.

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    Garmin Aera Features Comparison Chart

    aera 510
    XM datalink weather for under $1300
    All the features of the 500, plus XM Satellite Datalink Weather and Radio. This is the least expensive, easiest way to get NEXRAD radar, satellite images, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and more in the cockpit.

    Aviation and automotive features, with optional XM Datalink Weather
    The new aera from Garmin will change the way you look at touch-screen GPSs. This series of compact GPSs is packed with cutting-edge features based on Garmin’s industry-leading expertise in both aviation and automotive GPSs. A completely new interface makes these the easiest-to-use Garmins yet: simply tap the icons to access the desired page, then drag your finger to navigate through each page. It’s also well-suited to the cockpit, with large buttons, minimal button-pushing, and a sunlight-readable 4.3” screen. Includes internal GPS antenna and internal battery.  One Year Manufacturer Warranty.

    Aviation Features
    • Detailed moving maps with land data, airports, airspace, navaids and much more.
    • Terrain page warns of nearby terrain or obstacles, including a side profile view.
    • Comprehensive nearest airport screen shows airports, weather, navaids and more.
    • Detailed airport information pages with runways, frequencies and more.
    • Garmin’s famous panel page, with nearly real-time updates, is a great emergency backup.
    • The aera 510 and 560 also feature XM Satellite Datalink Weather (requires separate monthly subscription).

    Automotive Features
    • Intuitive turn-by-turn navigation, with spoken street names.
    • Millions of points of interest pre-loaded (hotels, gas stations, ATMs and more).
    • aera 550 and 560 feature Garmin’s Lane Assist feature, so you never miss an exit.
    • Media player and picture viewer keep you entertained on the road.

    New Accessories
    Also new with the aera are Garmin’s unique single wire mounts, one for your airplane’s yoke and one for your car’s dash. These organize the maze of wires coming out of your GPS into a single one. There is only one connection to the back of the aera, making it fast and easy to move from plane to car and back again. 

    Includes:
    aera 510, GXM™ 40 XM antenna, yoke mount, automotive friction mount, vehicle power cable, battery, A/C adapter, USB cable, pilot's guide, quick start manuals.

    Garmin Database Area of Coverage
    Americas - North, South and Central America (includes Hawaii)
    Atlantic International - Europe, Africa
    Pacific International - Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and the South Pacific (includes Hawaii)

    Note: Free shipping discount only applies to orders shipped within the 48 contiguous United States.

    Americas Pacific Atlantic
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    Location - Oxford, CT

    Date - 12-5-2012

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Simple to use, more features than expected. A great addition to a VFR aircraft. Especially in MVFR conditions.

    Cons

    XM Weather is an additional (hidden) cost. I was under the impression that this was included with the added cost over the Aera 500. And it's kind of expensive for the subscription. Also, I'm having issues with the reliability of the XM signal, but not sure if it's the unit, the XM, or myself.

    General Comments

    In general, I'm very happy with the unit, but it is a bit expensive for the XM weather option, and if you want the important weather features it's even more costly. But if money is not an issue, it's a great unit.

    Date - 8-16-2012

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

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    Reviewer - skyyking56

    Location - Rockford, IL

    Date - 7-4-2012

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Much more intuitive than my old 195 and graphics great
    Pros

    I flew from Arizona to illinois and it was brand new. I had only played with it for about an hour and was pretty user friendly compared to the old units. Graphics are great. The XM weather was great. I love that I did not have to use an external antenna. Great reception whole trip, even in my motel room.

    Cons

    I wish I could add more FIELDS on the map screen...from what i see ..there is only four you can have up..maybe a setting somewhere i dont know about...there is a setting to have weather radar set to off...WHy the hell that would be there is unreal...i used my cigar lighter for power so i annot say about battery life

    General Comments

    Generally the product is satisfactory but the garmin manual is not user friendly....There web site is also one of the more difficult ones to use that I have found....Garmin please improve ease of use of your website

    Location - Tinley Park, IL

    Date - 2-8-2012

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Expected
    Recommended No
    Pros

    Garmin has always been the easiest unit to use.

    Cons

    I may be naive, but I thought the weather feature was not an extra cost add-on as I read it in the product description. Would have purchased basic unit had I known this fact.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 7-6-2011

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to navigate
    Good tools included

    Cons

    Battery life is not even close to advertised. Using XM and higher back light the battery lasted well less that 40 minutes.

    General Comments

    Suggest Sporty's discuss this in the advertisement in more depth. Using an 12vdc adapter made it a minor issue but I feel Garmin does a poor job on talking about this problem. Suggest Sporty's push back to Garmin on this issue since they have the clout that we as your customers don't.

    Date - 6-21-2011

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

    Overall
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Aera 510 is easy to use, very quick, easy to read, and has many very usable features that aids in safe flying. I highly recommend it to other pilots.

    Cons

    Took eight days to get the weather feature functional due to the receiver being coded as an automobile GPS receiver.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 6-21-2011

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 6-6-2011

    Overall
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    Recommended No
    Pros

    ease of use.

    Cons

    Would prefer another channel for marine, topographic along with auto & aviation.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 5-15-2011

    Pilot Rating - ATP

    Overall
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    Value
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Touch screen allows for faster access features. Easy to use.

    Cons

    Cannot change fields on the HSI page. I was used to a 496 and enjoyed changing fields and HSI layout on my HSI page for flying survey. This is not the case with the Aera. Your fields are fixed and all you can do is increases CDI scale.
    Battery is useless

    General Comments

    Its alright....I went for it cause it was cheaper then a used 496 and I got what I paid for. Less features. Why Garmin took away some options I dont know? Bummer.. I like it but my statisfaction is only about 70% out of 100% If I had a 496 and Aera to pick before a flight I would go for the 496.

    Date - 4-27-2011

    Overall
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    Reliability
    Value
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    Expected
    Recommended No
    Pros

    Too new to tell. However, since it came from Sporty's I trust it will meet my expectations.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 3-17-2011

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

    Overall
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    Reliability
    Value
    Usability
    Expected
    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    Battery Life less than 2 hours,advertised as up to 4 hours.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 3-16-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Great gps.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 1-6-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    everything i need and more

    Cons

    nothing at all

    General Comments

    thanks sporty's!!!

    Date - 10-28-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    I love this machine! Being in a /A aircraft in IMC it is easy to start getting disoriented. This machine gives so much situational awareness. It has way more features than I expected. It is just like flying with a MFD. I am much less apprehensive while flying through the bad weather now that I have it. Many people have complained about the short battery life. If you don't have a cigarette lighter then you should choose a different product. If you suffer an electrical failure, the battery should provide plenty of back up until you get to your destination. I would highly recommend this product!!!

    Date - 9-15-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Absolutely great and extremely easy to use! Installed in vehicle on "Aviation" mode for a couple of days to get familiar with the interface while on the ground. Ten minutes of use was all that was needed for the Aera to feel completely familiar in every way. Easy to install in Piper Archer using the supplied yolk mount. XM proved itself invaluable in the first week. XM allowed the completion of a 300nm VFR flight back to home airport after a 4 day trip that I would not have been comfortable making without it. Was able to divert around rain and MVFR with only adding 10 minutes to overall flight. Animated weather and METARS through the Aviator LT reduced workload and made cross country flight much more enjoyable.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 8-22-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
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    Reliability
    Value
    Usability
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The versatility of using the car and airplane mode is simple. I like the tracking of a flight function. It is easy to plot a flight plan before the flight or during the flight.

    Cons

    The battery life is not very long and recommend having a plug in option in the plane. I think 3 hours is pretty close to its max battery time.

    General Comments

    I havent used the XM weather yet, but plan on it. I had to play with the GPS before feeling comfortable in the plane. Fairly easy to pick up with out much reading.

    Date - 7-22-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
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    Value
    Usability
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to use, easy to get to the information you need.

    Cons

    Battery life at full backlighting (required in my aircraft to see the unit) is less than an hour.

    Backlighting does not stay on steady but rather must use some sort of flashing backlighting (to reduce power draw?)

    Can't charge it without a dock of some sort (no direct cable plug in)

    General Comments

    It took me three tries to get an acceptable unit from Sporty's and 2 weeks of hassle. When I did get the working replacement, it's backlighting was not as good as expected. I had kept hearing about how great the screen looked but I think the screen on my 296 looks better.

    The battery life at a useable setting is dismal. Using the XM and full backlighting gave me about 45min of life.

    Overal I am not unhappy with my purchase, but I would seriously consider another comparable units.

    Date - 7-14-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

    Overall
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    great gps. touch screen works well easy to use

    Cons

    nothing yet!!!

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 6-22-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
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    Reliability
    Value
    Usability
    Expected
    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Very easy to learn and to use.

    Very acurate.

    Cons

    Touch screen buttons are hard to hit in smooth air and are difficult to hit when bumpy.

    Was expensive, but the functionality is very good.

    General Comments

    Haven't had a chance to use the Weather function yet, but it should prove invaluable.

    Date - 6-11-2010

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

    Overall
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    Reliability
    Value
    Usability
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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to use setup
    Worked as advertised
    Has lots of information available tom the pilot inflight
    Map display is outstanding
    XM weather information and display is excellent

    Cons

    XM weather takes 5 minutes to load initially
    Some of the paths (clicks) to infomation is not intuitive

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

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