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Garmin Aera 550 Touch Screen Aviation Portable GPS

Garmin Aera 550 Touch Screen Aviation Portable GPS
Garmin Aera 550 Touch Screen Aviation Portable GPS Garmin Aera 550 Touch Screen Aviation Portable GPS Garmin Aera 550 Touch Screen Aviation Portable GPS

Brand: Garmin

Product Code: 010-00836-22
Availability: Discontinued


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Garmin Aera 550 Touch Screen Aviation Portable GPS

With Garmin's new aera™ series portables, fingertip navigation is now a reality. On screen menus that simplify the pilot interface and eliminates knobs and buttons.

Buy from New Zealand's Authorised Garmin Distributor.
Learn how to update your NAV Database here.

The automotive mode and pre loaded street maps for New Zealand + Australia lets you think in terms of door-to-door guidance, not just runway-to-runway.
The graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography you’re flying over.
The IFR map mode 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.
You can use the aera™ to load frequencies into your Garmin SL40 or Icom IC-A210 VHF Comm.
Aera 500 / 550 differences.
  • 550 has a more detailed terrain map.
  • 550 has lane assist and junction view (automotive).
  • 550 comes with a 12 month Jeppesen NAV Data subscription.
Maps, Databases & Memory:
  • Basemap: yes
  • Navigation database (includes Jeppesen® data): yes
  • Types of Jeppesen data: full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints
  • Navigation database coverage areas: Americas or Atlantic or Pacific
  • Preloaded Terrain database: yes
  • Preloaded Obstacles database: yes (U.S. and Europe only)
  • Preloaded SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams: not available
  • Preloaded AOPA Airport Directory: not available
  • Preloaded Garmin FliteCharts®: no
  • Preloaded low & high altitude enroute airways: yes
  • Preloaded private airports: yes (U.S. only)
  • Preloaded street maps: yes
  • Ability to add maps: yes
  • Accepts data cards: yes (microSD™ cards)
  • Built-in memory: internal solid state
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 3,000 (aviation mode); 1,000 (automotive mode)
  • Routes: 50
  • Moving map
  • Patented panel page
  • HSI (GPS-based)
  • IFR map mode
  • Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible (Note: TIS Not available in NZ)
  • Audible terrain alerts
  • Terrain resolution - Hign Res
  • Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts)
  • Automatic logbook
  • Separate serial and USB interfaces
  • Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")
  • Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
  • 3-D map view: yes (auto mode)
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes (auto mode only)
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
What's in the Box:
  • aera 550
  • 1 year of prepaid database updates
  • Yoke mount with power cable
  • Battery pack
  • Portable friction mount
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Pilot's guide and owner's manual
WxHxD 5.3"W x 3.3"H x .9"D (13.5 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm)
Weight 9.5 ounces (270 g)
Environmental Waterproof to (IPX7)
Resolution 480 x 272 pixels
Size 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Type touchscreen WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Type Removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
Life Up to 5 hours (less with full backlight and options) Note: this is as quoted by the manufacturer, actual battery life will be determined by many factors and is not guaranteed by SPA.
Maps, Databases & Memory
Pre-Loaded Maps Worldwide Basemap. Pacific Region Jeppesen NAV Database. Pacific Region Terrain Database. No Obstacle, Safetaxi or AOPA data. New Zealand + Australia Raodmaps.
Navigation Database Type Jeppesen. Updates are downloadable from Garmin. One-Off and Subscription service available.
Navigation Database Coverage Pacific International. (Includes NZ, Australia, Part of Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Datacard Type External microSD™ Card
Features Terrain Database has 9sec Arc Increments (High Resolution) Comes with 12 month Nav Database Subscription Service.

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