Garmin 010-00577-31 (nuvi855) Portable Voice-Activated GPS

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Garmin nuvi 855 (nüvi® 855 - MPN: 010-00577-31)

Portable Voice-Activated GPS Navigation System w/ 4.3" Touch Screen, SD Card Port and MP3 Playback


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Product Features:
  • 4.3" Touch Screen Portable GPS Navigation System
  • Wide Quarter Video Graphics Array (WQVGA) sunlight readable TFT color display with white backlight
  • 480 x 272 pixel display resolution
  • Removable lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • High-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna for a thinner design
  • Built-in internal solid state memory
  • Internal dual speakers for MP3 playback and voice navigation
  • Garmin Lock™ anti-theft feature
  • Dimensions: 3/4"D x 5"W x 3-1/16"H
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Navigation Features:
  • Innovative speech recognition software listens to your voice commands
  • Lane assist with junction view guides you to the proper lane for navigation
  • Pre-loaded City Navigator® NT North America street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs)
  • Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 300 ft.")
  • Text to speech feature speaks street names (e.g. "Turn left ON AVENUE CROCKER in 300 ft.")
  • Auto sorts through multiple destinations to provides the most direct route of travel
  • Auto re-route features provides fast off-route and detour recalculation to get you back on track
  • 2-D or 3-D map display with turn-by-turn voice directions
  • Garmin Locate™ feature remembers where you parked when removed from the windshield mount
  • Where Am I? feature finds the closest hospitals, police and gas stations, nearest address and intersection
  • 500 savable way points, favorites, and locations
  • Up to ten routes may be saved with the route planning feature
  • Displays speed limits for highways, interstates and most major roads
  • Trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, allowing you to see where you have been on the map
  • Route avoidance allows you to avoid highways, toll roads, etc.
  • Photo navigation allows you to download Google™ Panoramio™ pictures and navigate to them
Expandability Options:
  • Updated or new maps can be uploaded to the built-in memory or an SD card
  • Built-in FM transmitter connects the Nüvi to your vehicle's stereo to hear music, voice prompts, etc.
  • Compatible with optional FM traffic alerts or optional MSN® Direct content
  • Steering wheel mountable remote control activates voice command features
  • Download custom vehicle icons or voices with free Garmin Garage that displays your location on the map
  • Built-in SD card slot and headphone line-out jack
Entertainment Features:
  • MP3 player
  • Audio book player (subscription to required)
  • JPEG picture viewer
  • Currency converters
  • Garmin Games
  • Alarm clock and more
Package Includes:
  1. Nüvi 850
  2. Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
  3. Remote for voice activation
  4. Vehicle suction cup mount
  5. Vehicle power cable
  6. Lithium Ion battery
  7. USB cable
  8. Dashboard disc
  9. Quick start manual

Portable GPS Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
Built-In Antenna
Provides superior reception and can provide position accuracy.
Built-In Compass
This means that the device has a compass built into it. The compass can make traveling and finding your destination easier.
Built-In Altimeter
This means that the device has a barometric altimeter integrated into it. This is used to determine your current elevation and altitude.
MP3 Playback
If "Yes", MP3 files can be played back on the car stereo either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how MP3 files are loaded to the unit.
WMA Playback
If "Yes", WMA files can be played back on the navigation unit either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how WMA files are loaded to the unit.
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Uses a 3.5mm stereo jack to connect to an audio source. This is the common size found on most CD and Mp3 players, as well as most home computers.
A/V Input
A/V (Audio/Video) inputs allow the unit to playback external audio and/or video sources typically using common, composite RCA connections. For example, you could connect an external DVD player, XBox360 or other audio or video device if the unit has an audio and video input. 1 A/V Input refers to 1 set of audio and video inputs. Other inputs may be included on the unit and we recommend you read the product description to find what type the unit has.
USB Port
This means that the item has a USB port. The port can be used to provide the unit with updates or to transfer data on to it.
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
Battery Life
The average capacity of the battery when fully charged. This value is provided by the manufacturer and is an average, not a guarantee.
4 hours

Navigation Features

Portable Navigation Use
This is the intended use of the navigation device.

Road: These navigation devices assist in driving.

Sports: These navigation devices are used primarily for sports such as golf, cycling, and other fitness sports.

Trail: These navigation devices are used for off road and trail applications.

Water: These navigation devices are used on boats and for marine applications.

These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Puerto Rico
Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Built-In Flash Memory
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
Basemap Includes
These are the types of data that is preinstalled on the navigation devices basemaps.

City and Road Data: This includes all the maps, road, and street data that are commonly used. They are designed for use in cars, trucks, and most vehicles that travel on the road.

Rivers, Lakes, and Coastline Data: This includes all the necessary data that is used for marine and boat applications.

City and Road Data
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
6 Million
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Points-of-Interest (POI) Type

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating


Mooresville, IN

Great product

March 1, 2010

This gps has been great for my wife. She has had no problems using it or figuring out how to use the different features. This Garmin kicks my tom tom in the dirt. I would definitely recommend it, and have, to friends and family.

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Great product and great value

May 12, 2010

This is a great product with all the features i needed. I must add the shipping and transaction with Sonic was very fast and professional

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Garmin Nuvi 855

January 11, 2010

1. Unit only comes with "Quick Start" manual. Owners Manual for the 855 has to be down loaded from Garmin website.
2. After 1 sucessfull usage, unit would "freeze" during bootup. Evidently this is a recurring or known problem for the Nuvi 800 series as Garmin has posted a software patch available for download, also at their website. No post patch download problems with 1 usage since to date.
3. Power ON/OFF switch is tiny.

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Garmin nuvi 855 (nüvi® 855 - MPN: 010-00577-31)

Portable Voice-Activated GPS Navigation System w/ 4.3" Touch Screen, SD Card Port and MP3 Playback


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