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Recent reviews for this item:
Rudy Andrews, March 3, 2010 I like the Garmin Nuvi 855, the speaker garmin as installed
in this gps , is a little muffled and not loud enough even
at 100 percent volume adjustment, Garmin made a 250 gps
which they no longer make,the speaker in this gps was a lot
better, over all i would rate the 850,gps 75 percent,
sometimes when you speak for certain direction the gps will
give you the wrong direction, but the worst complaint is the
WillieECoyote, February 20, 2010 Garmin 855-download the latest Garmin software update. will
solve problem of screen lockup or rebooting. Dont forget
when you buy it you have 60 days to register then download
the latest maps update for 2010. when you buy the 855 also
go and find a store that sells the garmin mini microphone
it greatly helps when you do your voice prompts.Get the GTM
20 (go with lifetime) vs the GTM 50. MSN direct is
cancelling their service in 2012 ( it wasnt worth the
money...meant more for US anyways) this unit is capable to
download Point of interests P.O.I. /GPSPassions have free
speed traps,speed limits and radar locations and speed
cameras that you can download into this unit. you can
also download the Garmin TOPO maps into this unit as well
and use it for Hiking/Camping.
The option of the lane distinction is fantastic. It works
and it has helped me remain true to where I have to go
without rerouting me. it is helpful when there are 6 lanes
and you must go in the middle two lanes. It at times even
pops up with cartoon billboard signs displaying where to
turn off of the highway. Voice prompts are great they say
turn right on a road , not turn right 50Metres.
the built in FM transmitter is great when you use the
microsd card slot to download a book or music and play it
through the radio. then all voice prompts go through the
radio as well. If you dont keep the radio volume at a
resonable level of sound otherwise the unit will have a
hard time understanding you.
The auxillary button is fantastic. wrap it around the
bottom of your steering wheel and you are set fo
communicate with your unit. This is the only one of two
units that were made by Garmin that have this feature.
Considering in Ontario the 155dollar fine that is now in
effect when people are playing with their GPS units. This
is a fantastic option to have. This does not have bluetooth
but based on having other Garmin unit that I tried prior to
purchasing this unit I will say the bluetooth option from
Garmin is not worth the money. Sounds hollow and distant
when people receive your call.
The screen is bright enough and can see without problems.
satellite find is good as well. I have yet to use last
postion option for finding my car in a parking lot but you
never know there is always a first.
Brian Bugxxx, February 19, 2010 Garmin manufacture very nice products. I own five of
them and they work well, but they all lack one thing and
the Garmin 855 is no exception. It is fair game when one
sets out on a journey to follow a course, but every sailor
or pilot makes minute changes to their course as they make
final approach to their destination. The Garmin 855 sticks
to it's course like a robot and does not considers small
streets as it make final approach as humans would. It will
not switch from faster to shorter etc. as it homes in on
The one I have has a start up issue. Many times when I
turn it on, the screen does not display anything, so I have
to remove the batteries and rebooth it, but I does work but
it's a drag.
Renald, January 26, 2010 Purchased this gps for my wife
she love it
small and fast reading the map