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Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only)

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4.3-Inch Base Model
  • Hear spoken street names
  • Navigate right out of the box with preloaded maps and over 6 million points of interest
  • Speed limit indicator
  • Lane assist with junction view
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more.
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Product Information

Edition: 4.3-Inch Base Model
Technical Details
Item Weight5.3 ounces
Product Dimensions0.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 inches
Item model number010-00990-01
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Display Size4.3 inches
Display Resolution480 x 272
WarrantyLimited 1-year parts and labor
Battery Life2 hours
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #389 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 24, 2011

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Technical Details

Edition: 4.3-Inch Base Model
  • Touch Sensitive Screen

Product Description

Edition: 4.3-Inch Base Model

nüvi 40 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!

Start out for your destination and leave the navigating to nüvi 40. This device features a 4.3” (10.92 cm) touchscreen and provides accurate, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

nüvi 40's intuitive interface greets you with two 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 the lower 48 states plus Hawaii and Puerto Rico. nüvi 40’s speed limit indicator shows you how fast you can go on most major roads. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. It also comes preloaded with more than 8 million points of interest (POIs) and offers the ability to add your own.

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, lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

What's in the Box

nüvi 40, preloaded NAVTEQ U.S. maps, vehicle suction cup mount, vehicle power cable, and quick start manual

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All nüvis come with detailed NAVTEQ maps containing more than 6 million pre-loaded point of interest locations.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I like how quickly it recalculates a route.
Used it on a road trip from NY to CA and was very helpful in navigating around towns I'd never been to before.
Very easy to use, and the screen and voice are crystal clear.
JoAnn Humphus

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2,041 of 2,104 people found the following review helpful By Sir William Williams III on October 13, 2011
Edition: 4.3-Inch Base Model Verified Purchase
I have had Garmin, Tom Tom, Sony and Magellan GPS's over the last ten years. I have come back to Garmin for my last two because they have by far the best interface. My other Garmin is a 1690.

The maps that came with this GPS are up to date. A restaurant that opened within the last six months is on the list.

I have found the 4.3 inch screen size to be the optimal size. It has a nice size keyboard and amazing graphics. It feels 'right' on a car dashboard.

The two features I absolutely require are the speed limit on the screen and the lane guidance. This GPS has both. This is my first Garmin out of three that goes into a split screen mode and shows the interstate signage as you come upon an exit you will be taking on your route. Great feature!

The audio is crisp and clear. It has plenty of volume capacity.

When needed, this unit will recalculate the directions quickly. I should also mention that it is very quick to acquire the satellites.

The one thing that this GPS does not have is traffic. My last four GPS's have had traffic and I have found it to be of limited usefulness. More than 50% of the time, the traffic has cleared out and you are still being alerted. The alternate routes around the traffic jams tend to be somewhat dubious.

Finally, what a great price!!! Just a year ago, you would have paid double the price for a GPS with all of the features you get with the Garmin 40. It is an excellent buy!
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1,204 of 1,294 people found the following review helpful By Gregory A. Henry on November 29, 2011
Edition: 4.3-Inch with Lifetime Maps
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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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Espy on November 30, 2011
Edition: 4.3-Inch with Lifetime Maps
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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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By R. Chittenden on July 9, 2012
Edition: 4.3-Inch with Lifetime Maps Verified Purchase
I have had the Garmin nuvi 40LM for one month and have used it for some minor direction finding around the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. It did a respectable job but on the two occasions I really needed help finding a new destination in that metro area it identified my destination as being on the opposite side of the road from its true location. Now for the real fiasco: I was traveling in the Chicago metro area and needed directions from the Ikea store in Schaumburg, IL to a location in Coralville, IA. After inputting the Coralville address I headed toward I-90, within sight, and where I thought I should be heading. The Garmin redirected me in the opposite direction. My wife and I decided to trust it and followed its directions for the next hour and one half while it continually tacked away from the interstate highway system, leading us through numerous western suburbs at 35-45 mph, with many traffic lights. We finally stopped at a Wal-Mart to ask directions to I-88, which we knew I-90 would have led us to. Wal-Mart customer service directed us to retrace our route about two miles and to take Illinois 59 south about six miles to where it intersected with I-88. The Garmin had actually taken us off Illinois 59 and away from I-88. After a cooling off period, I have edited this review and upgraded to three stars from one star. I'll continue to use the Garmin but I also know now to keep a road map within reach to verify directions.
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