Garmin nüvi 850 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Voice Command and FM Transmitter (Soft Black)
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- Sleek, ultra-slim design fits in a pocket; high-sensitivity GPS receiver for fast satellite lock
- Pre-loaded with City Navigtor NT maps for North America, including more than 6-million name-searchable points of interest
- Speech recognition: speak menu options and keep your eyes on the road
- Multi-destination routing: enter several destinations and get the best route to all of them; "Where am I?" and "Where's my car?" features
- Full feature set: text-to-speech for spoken directions with real street names, MP3 player, and photo viewer
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The Nuvi 850PB 4.3" Portable GPS Navigation System features speech recognition (SR), a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and more. Just speak a menu option and Nuvi obeys your command. Nuvi 850 not only tells you where to turn but also listens to your spoken commands. With Nuvi's innovative speech recognition, you safely control Nuvi's interface with your voice, allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply press the button on the remote to activate speech recognition and begin speaking menu options. Nuvi even recognizes shortcut phrases for popular functions. With Nuvi 850's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3" display is easy to read from any direction. Nuvi 850 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps and millions of points of interest such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more. Speak a menu option or touch the color screen to enter a destination, and Nuvi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. See your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. Nuvi 850 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with it on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. High-sensitivity receiver RoHS version available Speech recognition, navigate with voice commands Voice prompts FM traffic compatible Unit Dimensions - Width 4.9 x Height 3.1 x Depth 0.7 (12.4x7.8x1.77cm) Unit Weight - 6.2 ounces (176 grams)
Simply speaking, nüvi 850 is one advanced navigator. It features voice-activated navigation, a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and more. Like the rest of the wide nüvi 800-series, just speak a menu option and nüvi obeys your command.
nüvi 850 not only tells you where to turn but listens to your spoken commands. With nüvi’s innovative speech recognition, you safely control nüvi’s interface with your voice — allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply press the button on the remote (which attaches to the steering wheel) to activate speech recognition and begin speaking menu options. nüvi even recognizes shortcut phrases for popular functions. Tell nüvi "Find Address" and speak an address to start navigating.
View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color.
With nüvi 850's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read — from any direction.
Navigate With Ease
nüvi 850 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more. Speak a menu option or touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with 2-D or 3-D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nüvi 850 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.
Where am I?
Keep track of yourself and your car with nüvi 850. Just speak or tap "Where Am I?" to find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. nüvi 850 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nüvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls.
nüvi 850 includes advanced navigational features to take the worry out of traveling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 850's wide screen. In addition, nüvi 850 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for highways and Interstates. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.
Take It With You
nüvi 850's high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than the nüvi 600-series, making it easy to slip in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or on foot.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 850 includes many “must have” entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters, Garmin Games, alarm clock and more. With the included wireless FM transmitter¹, you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It's also compatible with optional FM traffic alerts or optional MSN® Direct content. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate to them. The 850 features Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage where you can download custom vehicles that show your location on the map. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.
What's in the Box
nüvi 850, Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America, Remote for voice activation, Vehicle suction cup mount, Vehicle power cable, USB cable, Dashboard disc, and Quick start manual
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Cons: Voice-command is a bit sluggish -- you have to wait for the Garmin to finish talking to you (typically a few seconds) before you can speak the next command, and entering addresses requires a series of several voice commands. Linking the Garmin to the radio is easy, but slightly problematic. Legal limitations on the Garmin radio transmission power make the link to my radio slightly noisy (radio static), probably because my car antenna is in the rear window, far from the Garmin. I also am able to link the Garmin by wire to my car audio system (Garmin headphone output to car audio input), but then the Garmin is too quiet. The noisy radio link is not a problem for hearing Garmin instructions, but can be slightly annoying when using the Garmin mp3 music player feature. Because Garmin is a high-theft item, I remove it after each use -- but the suction cup is a bit clumsy to mount and dismount. When used with its own speakers (not linked to radio), the Garmin maximum sound volume is adequate for a quiet car, but not highly audible over a playing radio. Only 1 free map update is available, to be used within 60 days, to bring the out-of-box Garmin up-to-date. The map update is tedious, and takes a long time (over 1 hour) even with high-speed internet.
that I am used to the simplicity of tomtom.
As far as a GPS, it works, but so do all units out there. The voice recognition, throw it away, its worse than trying to say a " Call MOM" from a blue tooth ear piece. The voices are HORRID and there are about 4 ridiculous ones available, sounds like a 1980's computer voice. The cheapest tomtom gps i purchased had more features than this junk. Of course my tom tom go i bought 5 yars ago had blue tooth, this unit does not.
Get ready to spend a night on your computer. you need to log in to garmin, download the update map (approx 1-2 hours no matter how fast your dload speed is) then it has to expand it,( another 20-30 min), BUT WAIT! then it needs to install all of this from your computer to the unit (20 min)THERES MORE! Firmware upgrade ( go get dinner) finally after all that you nedd to be careful to folow the steps perfectly or it says your unit will no longer work!.
On my tomtom, to update, you plug your unit into you comp, tomtom software opens up, map, firmware and all other options are right there, done, in about ONE minute!
I figured i would go see what was new in the firmware upgrade, Nothing, same junk, no features that are driver usable. But it has games, audio book options, and other crap that doesn't belong on a gps, you want games, get a xbox, you want audio book, they're on cd.
Keep in mind, I DO NOT work for tomtom, but this unit sucks, and from what I can see, all the Garmin line has the same stuff.
If I had actually paid the original price this unit cost originally, I Would be Pissed!
Next Time, Ill stick with cheap tomtoms and get better functions and ease of use and a voice that sounds like a person, not like a machine.