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Garmin nüvi 2555LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

by Garmin
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Lifetime Maps & Traffic
  • Lifetime map and traffic updates
  • Speed limit indicator - unit displays speed limits for most major roads,Card Reader: microSD
  • Lane assist with photoReal junction views,Display resolution: 480 x 272 pixels
  • Park position recall - find your car where you left it,Battery Run Time up to 2.5 hour(s)
  • Preloaded City Navigator NT North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bahamas)
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Edition: Lifetime Maps & Traffic
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Product Description

Edition:Lifetime Maps & Traffic

Let nüvi 2555LMT lead the way with its big 5" (12.7 cm) touchscreen display and powerful navigation features. It includes FREE lifetime traffic¹ and map² updates, advanced lane guidance and more.

Get Turn-by-turn Directions

Garmin Guidance 2.0’s intuitive interface greets you with 2 simple choices: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the screen to easily look up addresses and services and to be guided to your destination with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. It comes preloaded with maps for North America. It also comes preloaded with more than 8 million points of interest and offers the ability to add your own.

Avoid Traffic Tie-ups

With FREE lifetime traffic updates from 3D Traffic, our most extensive traffic avoidance system, nüvi 2555LMT can help you avoid delays. We check traffic conditions more than 2 billion times each month, so you can easily reroute around congestion and arrive on time.

Enjoy FREE Lifetime Map Updates

With FREE lifetime map updates, you always have the most up-to-date maps, points of interest and navigation information available at your fingertips. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.

Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late

Now there’s no more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Available in select metropolitan areas, photoReal junction view makes unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. When you approach an exit or interchange, nüvi 2555LMT will enter split screen mode and show you a realistic depiction of junctions on your route, complete with road signs and arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

Go Beyond Navigation

Point-to-point navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 2555LMT features a microSD™ card slot so you can store and use detailed cityXplorer™ maps or download custom voices and vehicles for free from the Garmin Garage™. Dual-orientation functionality lets you hold the nüvi vertically or horizontally for added convenience driving or walking. The “Where Am I?” emergency locator provides your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and more. And Enhanced Exit Services tells you what services you’re approaching on the highway.

What's in the Box:
  • nüvi 2555LMT
  • Lifetime maps¹ and traffic² (indicated by "LMT" after model number on the box)
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount³
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

¹FREE lifetime traffic updates may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product. Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver’s “useful life” means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available for all areas. See traffic coverage areas.

²If you purchase a nüMaps Lifetime subscription (sold separately or bundled together with certain GPS models), you will receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on Garmin’s website, for 1 compatible Garmin product until your product’s useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. A product’s “useful life” means the period during which the product (a) has sufficient memory capacity and other required technical capabilities to utilize current map data and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. A product will be deemed to be out of service and its useful life to be ended if no updates have been downloaded for such product for a period of 24 months or more. Unless otherwise stated, the updates you receive under the subscription will be updates to the same geographic map data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased. In some instances, your Garmin product might not have sufficient memory remaining for you to load an update to the map data, in which case you will need to either (a) select reduced map data coverage for your updates, or (b) purchase separately a microSD™/SD™ card (if and as applicable to your Garmin product) and load all or a portion of the map data coverage for your updates to the card and insert the card into the microSD/SD card slot contained in your Garmin product. If neither of the measures in (a) or (b) can be used to address your product’s lack of sufficient remaining memory, then Garmin may conclude that the “useful life” of your product has expired. Garmin may terminate your nüMaps Lifetime subscription at any time if you violate any of the terms of this agreement or your subscription. Your nüMaps Lifetime subscription may not be transferred to another Garmin product.

Product Information

Edition: Lifetime Maps & Traffic
Technical Details
Item Weight6.9 ounces
Product Dimensions0.6 x 5.4 x 3.3 inches
Item model number010-01002-29
National Stock Number5825-01-602-8528
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size5 inches
Display Resolution480 x 272
Warranty1 year limited
Memory Card SlotFlash
Battery Life2.5 hours
Technical Specification
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Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #1,744 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableAugust 24, 2011
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574 of 629 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey R. Young VINE VOICE on November 9, 2011
Edition: Lifetime Maps & Traffic
Most of the reviews here are for the 2595, not the 2555 that I purchased. I didn't need voice activation or bluetooth so the 2555 is just fine for me.

I have to disagree with the reviewer that says it is slow to find where you are. I am a long-time Garmin user and I think it is light years faster than my old Nuvi model. Although some of the new features are a little difficult to get used to I still think this unit deserves the highest marks. The larger screen alone makes it worth an upgrade from an older unit.

It's also great to have lifetime maps and traffic upgrades. Again, that gives this model high marks. My favorite feature on the 2555 is the categorization of places you would like to go. For example, on my old unit I used to have search for and then type in "REST A" to find the next rest area on my route. With the 2555 "Rest Area" is a category and therefore only a couple of button presses away.

In summary, I am a happy consumer who is enjoying the new features that Garmin has added to it's new 2012 line of GPSs. Well worth the upgrade!
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Bruce on April 21, 2012
Edition: Lifetime Maps & Traffic
I bought The 2555LMT from Staples, as I needed it the next day, and they matched Amazon's price.

First thing, the map update was maddeningly frustrating. I first used the simple Garmin map updater that only downloaded and installed the map. After running this for 30 minutes and seeing no progress, I aborted this. I installed the Garmin Lifetime Updater, which automatically downloads maps. It took more than an hour to download the new map from the web site. I then tried to update the map. I started at 4PM, and at Midnight, it was still running, with no indication of any progress. Usually there is a progress bar, but this software just has a bar with a green light moving back and forth. This is just terrible as a user interface. I was worried about cancelling the update. I send email to product support, which promised to get back to me within 3 business days. I cancelled anyway. The tool warned that I needed to update the system software first (which I thought I had done).

Luckily, I didn't brick the device. It worked even after the abort. I needed the device for a trip, and started using the Garmin. I'm an engineer, and I found the user interface frustrating to use. I wanted to change a route to avoid certain locations. First of all, the default route showed a time of 2H 40m, while Google says it would take a more realistic 3h 15m. I used the "Detour" option, but that found another route without giving me any choices in the route. So I then tried to add a second location in a route, so I could control the route. I was unable to do this. When I wanted to add a second location, it forgot the first stop.

The Garmin site also had a software package called Basecamp for Windows. I installed this, and gloriously it also allowed you to update your device using this tool. I used this, and it updated the map, the voices, help files, etc and all in 15 minutes! Hurray!
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Drover on April 6, 2012
Edition: Lifetime Maps & Traffic Verified Purchase
A little background about how I use this GPS. I am a Service Technician with a van, and I work all over New England but mostly in the Boston area. I have been using this GPS for about 5 months around 10-20 times a week.
My old GPS was a Garmin 350 which was stolen out of my van. My review is based on comparing the old Garmin 350 with the new Gamin 2555LMT.

The pros:
1. Lifetime maps - Can't go wrong there, it saves you money in the long run.
2. Lifetime traffic - All I can say is that it has it, see below.
3. Large Screen
4. Lane Assist - cool feature, helps me a lot.
5. The GPS shows the speed Limit and shows your speed in red when you travel over the limit.
6. The estimated time to arrival is very accurate.

1. Traffic updates are extremely inaccurate. I have been in a highway traffic jam because of a closed highway and the GPS showed it as no traffic. You also NEED to have the cord plugged in the GPS and charging to get the updates. This feature is useless to me because of the inaccuracy. I use my Iphone app instead.
2. I saw the Trip Log feature and thought it was interesting to see where I have been. Unfortunately it records over itself after around 100 miles.
3. Another big problem is sometimes when you enter the town/city when looking up an address the GPS will not find the town unless you add "Twn" after the town name. This was very annoying until I figured it out.
4. Even with map updates, there are a lot of errors in the back roads.
5. For the price of this GPS, I feel like it should calculate the tolls for you and tell you when your route is on a toll road.
6. When you enter an address, select routes, then click "GO". It will not save your address in the recent list.

overall I gave a 3/5 because this 2555 can do everything my 10 year old 350 could, and only a couple things more. It also has many bugs which surprisingly are not fixed yet.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By John E. Schwarzkopf on May 25, 2012
Edition: Lifetime Maps & Traffic Verified Purchase
What prompted my purchase of the Garmin Nuvi 2555LMT specifically was one, my familiarity with Garmin, and two, the lifetime map and traffic updates. I have two older Garmin units on which I have not updated the maps for a number of years due to the cost of $80/ year.

This unit has easy to navigate screens and provides information which is easy to absorb with a quick glance. The "Lane Navigator" is one of my favorite features. It lets me know if the exit is a right or left exit and how many lanes are used for the exit. The photo realistic view actually looks very similar to the exit lanes themselves!

The traffic feature is also a great feature, but has a minor bug or two. I found myself approaching a very recent accident and an alert appeared on the GPS, which I thought was rather impressive. In other cases, the traffic alert has indicated slow traffic ahead, which has typically been the case, but other times has already cleared up. Yesterday, the traffic alert called out a traffic jam with a one minute delay: the jam may well have been longer than that by the time I got to it. There was enough warning that I was able to re-route without any issues. I recently found myself in a very long line of traffic jam. I chose not to re-route, but it was nice to know about how many miles the jam was.
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