Summary: froze up had to reboot every time I typed location. Overstock charged me shipping to return defective product.....not buying from overstock again. Why should I pay return shipping on defective product?
Summary: The GPS works as it should. It is a Garmin refurbished model. The only flaw so far is the some times after it has been turned off and then turned back on it changes from the voice setting to the default setting "Jill". I haven't contacted Garmin yet to see if there is a fix for this problem.
Summary: This was a very good GPS unit, when it was working right. It had a lot of features that I liked (I won't list them, since the product description already does). If not for the problems I list below, I would have rated it 5 stars. Problem 1: It would occasionally freeze up while in use.
What a dissapointment - 10 reasons why to avoid this one.
Kantw8 "Kevin", Amazon
4 October 2011
Summary: I purchased the Garmin nuvi 855 to replace my nuvi 350. What a mistake that has turned out to be. This unit has been a disaster from the start. Here is a list of the issues I've had with this unit: 1) Very slow to acquire the satellite. It has taken as long as 10 minutes to get a signal.
Great GPS when it works but poor quality & terrible customer service!
23 August 2011
Summary: I bought this GPS less than a year ago and was fortunate enough to not have the freezing issues that others mentioned. PROS: - Custom Avoidance feature: You can choose detour for 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 5 miles OR you can choose a road to avoid all together! This is the reason why I bought this model.
Summary: I have had the 855 for several weeks now and liked it so much that I just bought a second unit. Even though this is a discontinued model, you cannot beat or match its features, especially for the price, if you want voice control and do not need Bluetooth.
Summary: I purchased this device thinking that the speech recognition would improve safety and convenience. Wrong, wrong wrong! The 855 totally freezes very frequently. And the only way to unfreeze it is to dismount it, open the battery cover and remove the battery, replace the battery, restart the device...