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Note: Open box unit. This offer is for the unit only with the rechargeable battery. No other accessories are included.

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 XM WX™ satellite weather capabilities¹. 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 40 smart antenna is 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, obstructions, and so on. To help keep pilots aware of special airspace activity, over 683 parachute drop zones are detailed in the Americas navigation database. 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.

Out of the Heavens, Onto the Highways

When you arrive at your destination runway, aera lets you hit the ground running – with full automotive GPS capability and preloaded City Navigator® NT street mapping. Operating much like Garmin’s popular nüvi® 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® 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 series: It’s the ultimate fly/drive option.

¹Subscriptions are required for optional XM weather and audio entertainment packages (sold separately).


  • Moving map: yes
  • Patented panel page: yes
  • HSI (GPS-based): yes
  • IFR map mode: yes
  • Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible: yes
  • Audible terrain alerts: yes
  • Terrain resolution: standard
  • Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts): yes
  • Automatic logbook: yes
  • Separate serial and USB interfaces: yes
  • Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (auto mode)
  • Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."): yes (auto mode)
  • Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation): no
  • 3-D map view: yes (auto mode)
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes (auto mode)
  • Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe): no
  • FM traffic compatible: no
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes (auto mode)
  • XM WX Weather & Radio for U.S. & Canada compatible: yes


  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 5.3"W x 3.3"H x .9"D (13.5 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm)
  • Display size, WxH: 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
  • Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
  • Display type: touchscreen WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
  • Weight: 9.5 ounces (270 g)
  • Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
  • Voltage range: 11-35
  • Receiver: high-sensitivity with WAAS position accuracy
  • IFR or VFR: VFR
  • 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
  • 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
  • Download the specification in PDF.

In The Box

  • Aera 510

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Q: Can I load Pacific database for Philippines onto the Garmin Aera 510 GPS?

Yes, after you receive the unit, you can purchase and download the Atlantic or Pacific database to your device by going to

Q: Will this refurbished unit come with the most current database?

Yes, the refurbished Aera 510 units come with a recently updated database, however, we do stock these so it is possible there has been an update since we received the units.