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Garmin Nuvi 40LM Navigator

by Garmin
4.3 out of 5 stars 2,318 customer reviews

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  • Spoken street names
  • Free lifetime maps with over 6 million points of interest
  • Accepts data cards: microSD card (not included)
  • Lane assist with junction view,Speed limit indicator
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
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Garmin Nuvi 40LM Navigator Providing a complete navigation solution, the Garmin Nuvi 40LM Navigator delivers you safely wherever life takes you. Designed to make navigation easy, simply enter an address, and premium features, including lane assist with junction view, help you make all the right turns. The Nuvi 40LM makes a great gift idea, whether it's an extra Garmin for another car, a college student, or anyone who could use a little help with directions. Additional features: Slim design fits easily in pocket Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface offered in 4.3" diagonal color display Lane assist with junction view navigate with confidence while Nuvi directs you to the preferred lane; also view images of upcoming junctions Voice prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination "Turn right on Main Street" Speed limit indicator unit displays speed limits for most major roads "Where Am I" feature find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address, intersection, and coordinates

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Over the years, I've used several GPS units which have included Garmin, Magellan, and Mio brands. Overall Garmin is typically the best and most accurate which is why I took advantage of the recent Black Friday sales to upgrade to this unit due to the map update feature included with it.

New Garmin units no longer say "recalculating route" when you deviate from the set course it lays out for you. They supposedly just begin to give you new directs based on the direction you're then heading in, to steer you back to your destination. In the case of this model however, I've found the "quiet recalculating" feature to be less accurate than Garmins I've used in the past. In my well-established Atlanta neighborhood when I deviated from the planned course, it said nothing. I could see the purple route to follow, went in the opposite direction, and the Garmin remained silent with no new route shown on the screen as well, until I was perhaps nearly half a mile off course. At that point, it finally kicked in and started to take me back on course. On the flip-side however, my Android phone using Google Maps, and my older Mio brand GPS immediately recalculated the route once I deviated, and steered me back. While in a different section of town, when I deviated from a main route, it tried to get me to drive through a subdivision of homes and do a U-turn to go back, instead of recalculating a new route forward (even though I had the U-turn option turned "off"). The Android and Mio units rerouted me forward without trying the U-turn. This I'll point out, is after a system reset and update via the computer (which was recommended by a Garmin employee via support email).

The point is this: You're most likely NOT going to get lost (well, badly) if you use this unit.
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Color: Black
I previously had a Garmin 265wt, as well as occasionally using my Android phone's Google Navigation feature. I prefer having a dedicated device that I can just leave in my car. Although this is a "budget" GPS unit, it is an incredible value and has tons of features that used to be premium.

-Very fast user interface compared to the 265wt.
-Lifetime maps. Cannot emphasize this enough. Buy the LM version of any of these units. Buying new maps later become very expensive.
-Website and software allow installation of additional navigation voices, and "vehicles" including Dora the Explorer, most of which are free.
-Screen is more sensitive and brighter than my old 265wt, with better viewing angles. These aren't IPS, capacitive touchscreens, but they are very functional. There are some complaints about how this unit isn't viewable in direct sunlight. But I live in southern California and have no such problems. Works fine. It may be different if you are walking on foot with these, but these are meant to be used primarily in a car.
-Connecting unit to the computer allows you to "send" navigational points, "Favorites", directly into the unit from Google Maps.
-Lane assist features, which tell you which lane you should be in, are now standard on these basic units. It's a great feature that used to only be on the high-end units.
-Audio for navigation is audible, I had no problems with it.
-And of course, text-to-speech is now available on the cheapest units from Garmin, specifically this one. You can get more voices online.

-Still no way to manage "Favorites" on the computer directly. Creating, deleting, categorizing them. Most of this must be done on the unit itself.
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Color: Black
Garmin's new 2012 NÜVI Series is positioned as their basic line of navigators. My 7 year old NÜVI 660 finally died and I had a brief flirt with a NÜVI 1490T which boasted a transit feature. Even with a tech support call to Garmin I never could get the transit feature to work properly so the high-end 1490T was returned.

The NÜVI 40LM includes a lifetime maps subscription. I have no idea how many updates will be offered over a lifetime of a typical GPS navigator but my NÜVI 660 was seriously out of date and I refused to pay the fee for a "patch."

Features I've come to consider "must haves" on a GPS are:

1. Accurate maps with an easy to use interface
2. Lane assist
3. Speed limit display
4. Junction view

The NÜVI 40 incorporates all the above and I found the 4.3" screen a nice compromise between portability and readability.

Thumbs up to Garmin for giving us a useful entry-level automotive GPS navigator at a budget price.
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Color: Black
So I got this thing for Christmas (it's now March). Two days ago I was 270 miles away when the device went ape$h!+ on me. I turned it on and had to press a little dot on the screen a whole lot of times. Eventually I got this to go away but then it said something like "cannot unlock maps" and I was unable to enter a destination. Got home and after about an hour or two of searching online for help I found how to resolve the issue IN 20 EASY STEPS :(
Oh and by the way the free map updates take about 4 hours to download :(

Here's a cut and paste from this webpage. Good luck when this happens to you on the road....
If you are getting the message "Can't Unlock Maps. Your unit will not function without maps," on your Garmin mass storage device, there may be an issue with the unlock file on your device.

Please follow the steps below to restore the mapping unlock file:

1.Log into your myGarmin account1
2.Select myMaps
3.Below the appropriate device, select the "Details" link
4.Look for the Unlock Code listed on this page
5.Copy all the unlock codes for your device
6.Close your internet browser
7.Right-Click on your Desktop
8.Click New and then click Text Document
9.Double-Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop
10.Paste or type your unlock codes into the document
11.Click File and then click Save As
12.Change the file name to: gmapprom.unl
13.Change the "Save as type" to "All Files"
14.Click Save
15.Close the document (You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your Desktop)
16.Right-Click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click Copy
17.Connect your Garmin device to your computer and open Computer/My Computer
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