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Garmin nüvi 55LMT GPS Navigators System with Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions, Preloaded Maps and Speed Limit Displays (Lower 49 U.S. States)
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- Bright 5" dual-orientation displays
- Lane Assist with Junction View: easily navigate complex interchanges; brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane position for your next turn or exit.
- Garmin Real Voice: Hear spoken turn-by-turn directions from speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly human voice
- "Up Ahead": Easily find places up ahead, like food and gas stations, without leaving the map
- School Zone Warnings: Receive alerts for up-coming school zones
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- Size (LWH): 0.8 inches, 5.5 inches, 3.4 inches
- Weight: 6.4 ounces
Essential Series Navigation for Your Car
- Easy-to-use dedicated GPS navigator with 5.0” dual-orientation display
- Does not rely on cellular signals; unaffected by cellular dead zones
- Preloaded with detailed maps of the lower 49 states, plus free lifetime updates¹
- Free lifetime traffic avoidance², no ads or subscription fees
- Navigate complex interchanges with ease
- Easily search addresses and millions of points of interest
Dedicated, Easy-to-use GPS Guidance
For driving directions on the road, put away the smartphone and power on your nüvi. nüvi 55LMT is an easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator that does not rely on cellular signals and is unaffected by cellular dead zones. nüvi provides easy-to-follow, spoken turn-by-turn directions with street names.
nüvi 55LMT features a bright, 5.0” dual-orientation display, for use horizontally or vertically.
nüvi 55LMT arrives pre-loaded with detailed maps of the lower 49 states.
Free Lifetime Map Updates
Roads change. Businesses open and close. nüvi 55LMT enables you to keep your device up-to-date with the latest maps¹ that Garmin has to offer, with no fees. Map updates also contain fresher points of interest, so your nüvi can give results that are more relevant and have greater accuracy. With increased road detail and more points of interest, new maps could be larger in size; as a result, map updates may require a microSD™ card (sold separately).
Lifetime Traffic Avoidance
nüvi 55LMT provides free lifetime traffic avoidance² for the useful life of your Garmin device. Be alerted to delays, know how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours that may help save time and keep you on your way. You can also be assured if you are on the fastest route – so much useful travel information, with no ads and no subscription fees.
Navigate Complex Interchanges with Ease
nüvi 55LMT has lane assist with junction view that displays upcoming junctions and uses brightly colored arrows to indicate your proper lane.
Easier to Search, Quicker to Find
nüvi 55LMT has a search field that makes it easy to find addresses and millions of points of interest, in a single place. Now, simply enter a category (like “pizza”), an entire address (“1234 Sycamore Lane, Anytown, USA”) or a proper name (“Starbucks”) and nüvi 55LMT quickly returns your results.
More Information Right on Your Map
No need to search for a hard-to-read or nonexistent sign; with a glance at nüvi 55LMT, you’ll see your current street. nüvi also displays speed limit, current speed and estimated arrival time.
With the Up Ahead feature, you can easily find places you want – like restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and shops – without leaving the map. Best of all, Up Ahead is customizable, so you can always know the location of favorite destinations along your route.
You can access Up Ahead and other useful information from the map tools panel. Conveniently remain on your map screen and still find places Up Ahead, change the volume and more.
School Zone Warnings
nüvi 55LMT issues an audible alert and displays an onscreen warning whenever you approach a school zone.
One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.
¹Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions can be found at http://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/lmdisclaimer
²Lifetime Traffic Terms & Conditions can be found at http://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/ltdisclaimer
Top Customer Reviews
Once I received it I went on line and registered it and updated the maps. This was way easier than updating my Magellan. Trying to get a comparison of them. I took both of them out for a ride around town to see what I liked better about each one (even though the Magellan is older).
Both had the same road map on them.
They both lacked correct road locations in the same spots even though the roads had been changed for over 5 years.
Garmin: Faster response to actual driving, Magellan lacked behind a little. When stopped at an intersection Garmin showed that you were right there while Magellan was a little bit short of the intersection. Upcoming roads were recognized sooner. Garmins screen seemed easier to see.
Magellan: Magellans icons are by far better. When driving around it was nice to see all icons of upcoming things (gas stations, restaurants, banks, parks etc) Garmin only lets you choose 3 things to display which really sucks. Magellan also displays more icons related to what is up a head (like McDonald's golden arches or Starbucks etc.) Garmin just has the generic icon for most restaurants and everything else. Magellan has better search categories (more to choose from).
Both seemed to lack updated businesses (some had been around for over 10 years) but Garmin lacked more businesses and their addresses that had been open for over 30 years.
I would love to try a comparison to a new Magellan to see if there is any difference.
The Garmin's quicker response to actual driving is what makes this GPS. If Garmin would allow more icons to be shown while driving, then you would have one heck of a GPS. I will be using this on an upcoming trip and see how it works. I will update if anything changes.
1. For one thing, I can't figure out how it determines the fastest route. Under settings, I have selected the fastest route option, but on a recent 1000 mile trip it insisted on selecting interstate routes. I tried selecting alternate routes, and the Nuvi 55 said there weren't any. I've driven to this destination before, and there aren't interstates along most of the way; my route along US Highways saved 2 hours over what the Nuvi 55 calculated as the fastest route. I'm not sure I will be able to trust this model, and may have to input intermediate points along the route I know is fastest so it takes me this way.
2. Secondly, I miss the green/yellow/red icons letting me know the traffic conditions along my route. It gives me a split screen on the right letting me know if there is a delay, and I like that it tells me how far away the delay is. But I'd like my icons back in addition to the split screen.
3. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but the print on the screen seems small and hard to read. I bought the 5" model, and now I wish I'd gotten the 6" version. I changed to a different colored background (Nederland) and it helped, but the banner at the top - which tells which road you'll take next - is still hard to read. I also don't like that the road is listed with the interstate sign (the shield with a tiny interstate number) instead of the "I-25" or "US 87" lettering which was much easier to read on the 1490.
4. I realize that the screen is a bit cluttered, but I do wish it would give me a compass reading so I'd know which direction I am heading. I admit to being directionally challenged. I can get the compass heading if I am not going to a specified destination, but I'd like it on the screen all the time.
That being said, this is still a nice unit which merits 4 stars. I hope to see a few software updates in the future which would rectify some of the shortcomings I've found.