aera 550 'Pre-Owned'

aera 550 'Pre-Owned'

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Manufacturer: GARMIN

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Touchscreen Aviation/Automotive GPS

The aera® 550 touchscreen portable GPS offers easy transition from flying to driving with an intuitive, icon-driven user interface. The aera® 550 features a crisp 4.3" QVGA widescreen, plus the simplicity of a single cable solution for power, music and antenna  options.  For aviation, aera® combines colorfully detailed topography with built-in terrain/obstacles alerting. Preloaded SafeTaxi® charts, AOPA data, high-resolution terrain, and airways. In the car, the dual-boot aera® series offers the ease and simplicity of Garmin's industry leading Nuvi automotive navigators with City Nav NT mapping and audio callout of street names simplifying navigation. The aera® 550 also offers lane assist, speed limit notification, traffic alerts, and more.

Aviation Features and Specifications

  • 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
  • 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 mass storage for easy data base updates
  • 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

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™ card slot for optional mapping and data storage
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
  • Lane Assist - lane guidance will direct you to the lane that you need to be in while navigating
  • Junction View - you will see a realistic image of some major junctions
  • Garmin Connect™ Photos - associate your favorite images with saved locations
  • Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
  • Popular optional accessories include: Navtec traffic updates via GTM 20 and motorcycle mount

Package includes:

aera® 550, yoke mount, automotive friction mount, vehicle power cable, battery, USB cable, pilot's guide, quick start manuals, and carrying case

9 Arc
SafeTaxi™ KDSM
Auto Traffic
Auto Lane Assist
product comparison:
aera 500/510 aera 550/560

• Terrain resolution
• SafeTaxi® airport diagrams (U.S. only)
• AOPA Airport Directory (U.S. only)
• GPS update rate
• GPS-derived Panel Page
• XM Weather/Radio Compatible
• Preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps2
• Turn-by-turn street directions with spoken street names
• Bluetooth® wireless technology (auto mode)
• Lane assist with junction view
• Speed Limit notification
• Navteq automotive traffic compatible3
• Carrying case included

5 Hz
510 only


5 Hz
560 only


1 NOTE: Subscriptions are required for optional XM weather and audio entertainment packages (sold separately).
2 North American coverage includes the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. Mexico coverage is not included.
3 Navteq traffic alerts require an external TMC receiver (sold separately).


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