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

4.1 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews
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4.3-Inch Base Model
  • Lane assist with junction view
  • Speed limit indicator
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more.
  • Navigate right out of the box with preloaded maps and over 6 million points of interest
  • Hear spoken street names
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Product Features

Edition: 4.3-Inch Base Model
  • Size (LWH): 0.7 inches, 4.9 inches, 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 5.28 ounces
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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 49 States and Canada. 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 North Amercan 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.


Product Information

Edition:4.3-Inch Base Model
Product Dimensions 0.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 inches
Item Weight 5.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B005HSDL92
Item model number 010-00990-00
National Stock Number 5825-01-605-7475
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #42 in Automotive > Motorcycle & ATV > Accessories > Electronics > Powersports GPS
#51 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Vehicle GPS > Trucking GPS
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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Edition: 5-Inch Base Model
I've been using GPS units for over a decade. My first unit was a Magellan hiking oriented unit. I ditched it after two weeks and got a Garmin hiking unit that lasted me 6 years. The UI was much better, and Garmin really seems to pay attention to that. When the Nuvi wide screen units came out, that was the price performance price to get me into a unit oriented for driving. I've had both the 200w and the 255w. The 200w was good. The 255w had subtle UI improvements such as the speed limit display.

The new Garmin 50 beats them hands down. It's larger, and for less money than the others when they were new. The 5" display makes a huge difference. In addition to the larger display, almost everything about the maps details, fonts for text info, icons and symbols all seem larger, beyond just scaling up for screen size. Everything is much easier to read at a quick glance. The bootup is much faster. The first couple of times, there's a rather annoying license click-through, but it goes away after that. It hasn't been back. There's a "safety mode" which tries to tell you what a bad idea changing settings while driving is. It's easy to override, and easy to turn off.

Lane assist! It works... Sometimes it's timing is a little off... If it triggers too early you can end up in a "disappearing lane". Too late, and it can be tough to get into the correct lane in time, so this feature isn't an easy one to get right. It's still a big help.

When approaching a critical intersection, the screen splits, and a "street view" of the intersection appears. A cartoon depiction. I was worried that this would be disconcerting. But it's not. It works. It's helpful. BTW, this size screen in a motorcycle-toughened unit would be FABULOUS. Just my view.
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By J. Koster on October 9, 2011
Edition: 5-Inch with Lifetime Maps Verified Purchase
The menus are very simple and easy to understand. Navigation is accurate. 5" display is plenty big enough. Reception is great. One thing I would change is the voice option. There are 2 voices. The standard voice is a bit muddled and speaks street names. The other voice is much clearer but DOESN'T speak street names. I think you can download more voices online but I haven't tried that yet. Overall the GPS is well worth the 179 we paid.

UPDATE: I don't care for the lack of street names on the screen. My old garmin gps shows all the street names. This one only shows half of them even if i'm zoomed in or out. I need to know what street I'm on! See photo I uploaded.
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Edition: 5-Inch Base Model Verified Purchase
I've never been impressed by Garmin's product documentation but now they've just given up completely. There's no documentation for this GPS system other than some extremely small HTML pages built into the product that simply state the obvious for the most part. Now for the stupid part - the system ships in demo mode which means it still won't turn on. The GPS simulator is turned off and when you find the screen that let's you turn it back on, it won't work. Because there's no documentation, there's no way to know how to get it out of demo mode.

This is what you do...
Start by charging the unit for an hour or so because the battery is probably empty.
Turn the unit on by pressing the button at the top, left corner.
At the main page press View Map
Press the speed readout in the bottom right corner
Press and hold the Speedometer until the debug screen shows (10 seconds)
Select Demo Mode
Click Disable Demo Mode
Return to the debug screen
Select GPS Simulator Mode
Select Off and click OK

Piece of cake, right?
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Edition: 4.3-Inch with Lifetime Maps Verified Purchase
This GPS is 100 times better than my old GPS, the Garmin 750! Everything is a lot quicker now from finding satellites to scrolling on the screen. Plus, there's a whole bunch of great new features. Some examples are how it now tells you which lane to be in so you don't have to guess, the screen refreshes faster so it's easier to actually tell when to turn, the junction view is pretty handy, and apparently it shows you speed traps and red light cameras! Definitely a great buy.
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Edition: 4.3-Inch with Lifetime Maps Verified Purchase
I purchased this as a replacement for a 2008 Garmin model on which the maps were outdated...and for what Garmin charges for a map update, one could buy this model for a few more dollars! I was specifically looking for a unit that included maps of Canada. The life time map update feature will be handy. When I openned the package, I immediately connected it to my PC and got the latest map update. The map updates take about 30-45 minutes on a DSL connection to download and install. On the road, the unit performed well. It has a feature that alerts you to red light cameras in certain cities. The alert came on a few times as I drove through the Chicago area. The speed limit warning indicator is handy as well...although the moment you exceed the speed limit even by 1 MPH, the indicator turns red. The speed indicated on the GPS is about 3 MPH slower than my speedometer on my 2011 Sienna. Not sure if the Sienna is correct or the Garmin is correct. The speaking of street names still sounds a bit awkward unless it is a standard name such as "Main, Oak, Plum, etc". Non standard names get butchered!! Not a problem for me...just entertaining! Everything else works great. Good product at an affordable price point for a unit that has life-time updatable maps of North America.
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