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Garmin-nuvi-855.34245138
6.5 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 855

Garmin International's nüvi 855 is a GPS navigator and personal Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nuvi 855

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Overall 2
2.0

discontinued model,don`t expect much support

easyoutdoor, Ebay
31 December 2010
  • Summary: If you have the money to buy a brand new model do it. To start with this GPS was not recognizable to my pc, after over 2 hours of jumping through hoops, I reached no satisfaction(with regards to interfacing with my pc). I could not update maps, because My pc could not detect the GPS unit. I want to be clear, as long as you don`t have a problem plugging it in a running it as you recieve it..that is to say the unit did work in my car on a short trip I recently made..
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this

yajian z., Newegg
12 December 2010
  • Pros: bigger display than my old one
  • Cons: Arrived with the one which can't receive GPS signal. Very slow operation than my old 250
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin - badly made and poorly supported

ANDREW K., Newegg
24 November 2010
  • Summary: I have had it with the poor quality and bad service from Garmin. I have owned four Garmin units, and bought or recommended many more. But each one has failed, though all in slightly different ways.
  • Pros: Was fine, while it worked.
  • Cons: The Bluetooth on my Nuvi 855 just stopped working. After spending a week e-mailing their 'support' staff, and resetting every imaginable setting and reloading the software countless times, I'm done. Garmin says they'll fix it for $150 (!) but I've already spend $2,000 with these clowns. I'll be dammed if they get another penny from me or anyone I can keep from buying their lousy products.
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Overall 2
2.0

Freeze Machine!!!

Denis F., Newegg
2 November 2010
  • 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 and wait. How safe is that when you're lost in a strange place in the dark, or driving down an interstate at 65 mph? And it will sometimes just decide to re-start itself.
  • Pros: Voice recognition is nice WHEN IT WORKS!
  • Cons: Freezes, locks up, shuts itself off, can only "hear" under very low background noise conditions. FM transmitter is too weak to be useful.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do Not Buy!

John P., Newegg
2 November 2010
  • Summary: The irony is that Im a programmer and have programmed GPS systems for positioning info on golf courses, so I completely understand their firmware. I asked their tech support to credit me the difference and sell me a different unit, but their response was "we don't do that, but we'll replace it as many times as you choose." Each time I asked for a supervisor, I was left to wait on the phone and no one ever picked up.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: I've replaced this out-of-production unit twice. Garmin tech support RMA'd two separate units to me. The identical problems of freezing up and the use of voice recognition knocking out mp3 playback, among others, continued with all three units. Due to Garmin's lousy policy, I still have the unit, but it's a paper weight that reminds me to never buy another Garmin product.
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Overall 2
2.0

RETURNED SAME DAY

JOSEPH M., Newegg
30 September 2010
  • Pros: Unknown
  • Cons: Owned for less than 2 hours before the unit froze, never even got the maps loaded. It just cost me $11 dollars to return this to NewEgg for UPS ground. Who knows when I will get the replacement.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
27 September 2010
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: The brightness is inconsistent, speaker sound is bad.
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Overall 2
2.0

Freeze!

Denis F., Newegg
27 September 2010
  • 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 and wait. How safe is that when you're lost in a strange place in the dark, or driving down an interstate at 65 mph? And it will sometimes just decide to re-start itself.
  • Pros: Voice recognition is slow but convenient.
  • Cons: Locks-up when you need it the most. And you must go through a fairly involved shut-down and re-start to get it up and running. And that's at the same time you need but don't get directions and you're trying to drive your car in unfamiliar territory.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy This Freeze Machine!!!

Zeydeh "semperveritas", Amazon
13 September 2010
  • 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 and wait. How safe is that when you're lost in a strange place in the dark, or driving down an interstate at 65 mph? And it will sometimes just decide to re-start itself.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nuvi 855 Sucks

ProAudio, Amazon
21 August 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this gadget in preparation to a 1000 mile journey to Ohio and back. Stunning disappointment from the very first day. This unit froze up on me no less than 4 times in the first day of use. No excuse for that! I sent it back within 4 days of purchase (Amazon immediately sent RMA and UPS call tag). I believed that I was purchasing a new and current product that would be reasonably up to date out of the box. Not so friends.
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