www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Garmin-nuvi-855.34245138
6.6 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 855

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

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Garmin nuvi 855

Showing 1-10 of 24
Overall 2
2.0

"Just how useful is a GPS unit that doesn't work?"

mfslater, CNET
14 January 2013
  • Pros: If I can't use it, how can I find any?
  • Cons: It freezes. Endless resetting (swap battery in-out, fun stuff). ON-OFF switch fails almost immediately. Display goes 'black' despite settings. Have warned friends who say "Is it a Garmin? Ah, well then". Never buy another Garmin.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

"Unreliable, Locks up unexpectedly. Garmin no help."

jiminkearney, CNET
28 April 2011
  • Pros: When it works, it's great
  • Cons: Unit will lock up and the display will freeze leaving user without navigation. I and my daughter both have an 855 that I purchased. Both units have locked up at critical times since they were new. Experienced Garmin's run around and now they want to c
  • Read full review
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..
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

"CNET lied - Nuvi 855 has NO built in FM transmitter!!"

PNW_Sucks, CNET
13 October 2010
  • Pros: Returning it - false info from CNET editor
  • Cons: NO FM transmitter or Bluetooth on Nuvi 855 model!
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I was looking forward to getting this GPS but when I received it, it had the wrong adaptor to plug it into the car. I had to take it to Walmart locally and trade for a higher priced one because they didn't carry this kind.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I was looking forward to getting this GPS but when I received it, it had the wrong adaptor to plug it into the car. I had to take it to Walmart locally and trade for a higher priced one because they didn't carry this kind.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: Very hard to use the voice activated portion it's like talking on the phone to a computer can be just as aggravating. To check the mileage to destination you need to exit. For some reason Garmin thought it would be better to measure your speed I have a digital readout of my speed. They also take up space by putting a speed sign that is only right half the time. I don't think it would be a good argument with a police officer.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I was looking forward to getting this GPS but when I received it, it had the wrong adaptor to plug it into the car. I had to take it to Walmart locally and trade for a higher priced one because they didn't carry this kind.
  • Read full review
Next page >>