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This product has a FreakScore of 7.2* out of 10 based on 2 scores.
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The Garmin aera 550 is a GPS device that designed in a 5.3“W x 3.3”H x .9“D (13.5 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm) form factor that that weighs 9.5 ounces (270g). It sports a 3.81”W x 2.25“H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3” diag (10.9 cm) WQVGA color TFT touch screen with white backlight that supports 480 x 272 pixels resolution. The unit is powered by a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 5 hours (less with full backlight and options) of usage time. It is waterproof (IPX7), has a vol…See more
The Garmin aera 550 is a GPS device that designed in a 5.3“W x 3.3”H x .9“D (13.5 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm) form factor that that weighs 9.5 ounces (270g). It sports a 3.81”W x 2.25“H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3” diag (10.9 cm) WQVGA color TFT touch screen with white backlight that supports 480 x 272 pixels resolution. The unit is powered by a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 5 hours (less with full backlight and options) of usage time. It is waterproof (IPX7), has a voltage range of 11-35, a high-sensitivity receiver with WAAS position accuracy, VFR, basemap, navigation database (includes Jeppesen®), full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints; Americas, Atlantic or Pacific navigation database, preloaded terrain database; preloaded Obstacles database (U.S. and Europe only); preloaded SafeTaxi™ airport diagram; preloaded AOPA Airport Directory; preloaded low and high altitude enroute airways; preloaded private airports (U.S. only); preloaded street maps; ability to add maps; accepts data cards (microSD™ cards); built-in internal solid state memory; supports 3000 aviation and 1000 automotive waypoints/favorites/locations; and 50 routes. It also features moving map, patented panel page; HSI (GPS-based); IFR map mode; is Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible; audible terrain alerts; comes with standard terrain resolution, Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts) automatic logbook; separate serial and USB interfaces; voice prompts; speaks street names; lane assist; 3-D map view; Bluetooth® wireless technology; speed limit indicator; is FM traffic compatible and has custom POIs.
The Garmin aera 550 GPS features a 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format touchscreen and pre-loaded graphical mapping. The aera 550 supports a higher-resolution 9 arc-second graphical display that provides over 11 times more onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second versions on the 500s. GPS updating is at 5 Hz rate, and the aera 550 comes fully preloaded with Garmin SafeTaxi® charts for over 950 U.S. airports, an included AOPA Airport Directory database that gives users detailed listings, phone numbers, facilities and fuel location information on over 7,400 U.S. landing sites, as well as airports of entry for Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is also covered by a full year of prepaid database updates. The unit’s graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography flown over, and an IFR map mode that lets users display and navigate on high or low enroute airways. It also features MEAs (Minimum Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections which can be accessed by touching the airway on the map. The unit comes with an optional power/data cable that allows users to connect the aera 550 to a Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder in an aircraft, and lets them access and display TIS traffic alerts in busy terminal airspace. The aera can also be used to load communications frequencies into a Garmin SL 40 Comm or SL 30 Nav/Comm transceiver. The device also supports full automotive GPS capability and comes preloaded with City Navigator® NT street mapping. It features voice-guided turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech audio technology that calls out streets by name, has a built-in Bluetooth® support for wireless hands-free calling with compatible mobile phone. built-in “points of interest” database guidance to millions of motels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and other local attractions and a ”smart mount” clip-and-go car navigation that lets users transition the unit from the air to automotive.See less