Garmin nüvi 550 Touchscreen GPS Navigation Receiver

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Garmin nüvi 550

3.5" Touchscreen GPS Navigation Receiver with Voice Guidance and microSD Card Slot (010-00700-01)

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Product Features:
  • Touchscreen GPS Navigation Device with Auto Re-Route Features
  • Rugged, waterproof construction perfect for hiking, biking, boating and more outdoor activities
  • Preloaded with detailed street maps for North America or Europe
  • Large, 3.5" color display with advanced navigation features
  • Customizable for method of travel; biking, walking, bicycling, boating, etc
  • Design can easily slip in and out of pockets or purses
  • Easily look up addresses and services and get a voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions
  • Detailed City Navigator NT street maps, millions of points of interest, and features digital elevation maps
  • Where Am I emergency location to view exact latitude and longitude coordinates
  • Auto sort multiple destinations provides most direct route
  • Preloaded microSD card safely in waterproof battery compartment for all off-road adventures
  • Download geocaches and instructions from straight to device
  • BlueChart g2 compatible
  • High sensitivity GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction locates position quickly and precisely while maintaining GPS location even in heavy cover or deep canyons
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
  • Display Type: QVGA color anti-glare TFT with white backlight
  • Battery: User-replaceable, rechargeable Lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • High Sensitivity Receiver: Yes
  • Dimensions (Unit): 15/16"D x 4-1/4"W x 3-3/8"H
  • Dimensions (Display): 4-1/4"W x 2-1/8"H
Additional Features:
  • Basemap: Yes
  • Preloaded Street Maps: Yes
  • Ability to Add Maps: Yes
  • Built-in Memory: Internal solid state
  • Accepts Data Cards: MicroSD card (not included)
  • Waypoints/Favorites/Locations: 500
  • Routes: 10
  • Voice Prompts: Yes (internal speaker)
  • Speaks Street Names: Yes
  • Voice-Activated Navigation: No
  • Lane Assist: No
  • trafficTrends: No
  • myTrends: No
  • 3D Building View: No
  • Auto Sort Multiple Destinations: Yes
  • Auto Re-Route: Yes
  • Choice of Route Setup: Yes
  • Route Avoidance: Yes
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology: No
  • Garmin nuLink Services: No
  • FM Traffic Compatible: Yes
  • MSN Direct Compatible: Yes
  • XM Compatible for US: No
  • Speed Limit Indicator: Yes
  • Where Am I?: Yes
  • Garmin Locate: No
  • ecoRoute: No
  • QWERTY or ABC Keyboard: No
  • Custom Point of Interest: Yes
  • Garmin Garage Vehicle Compatible: Yes
  • Garmin Garage Voices Compatible: Yes
  • Photo Navigation: Yes
  • World Travel Clock, Calculator, Currency and Unit Converter: Yes
  • Picture Viewer: Yes
  • MP3 Player: No
  • Audio Book Player: No
  • FM Transmitter: No
  • Headphone Jack/Audio Line Out: No
  • Garmin Lock: Yes
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Dead Reckoning: No
  • Motorcycle-Friendly: Yes
  • Trucking-Friendly: No
  • Geocaching Friendly: Yes
  • Marine-Friendly: Ye
  • USB Mass storage device is compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Package Includes:
  1. Nuvi 550
  2. Preloaded City Navigator NT North America (US and Canada) or Europe (full coverage)
  3. Lithium-ion Battery
  4. Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
  5. Vehicle Power Cable
  6. Dashboard Disc
  7. 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.
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
320 x 240 
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
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.

Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
MSN Direct Traffic Tuner (Subscription Required)
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.
8 hours

Navigation Features

These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
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.
SD Card
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.
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.
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.

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1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Garmin nüvi 550

3.5" Touchscreen GPS Navigation Receiver with Voice Guidance and microSD Card Slot (010-00700-01)


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