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Garmin-nuvi-855.34245138
6.3 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 4
4.0

Would've been 5 stars, except...

B Busler, Amazon
26 February 2012
  • 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. This started happening a few months after I bought it. If I was using it's integrated music player when this happened, I would know right away because it would go silent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Locks UP

Jack B., Newegg
10 December 2010
  • Summary: Surely Garmin can come up with a software fix for this or maybe they reduced the price to get rid of all the currently manufactered units. Really aggravating!
  • Pros: When it works it out performs my GM GPS
  • Cons: Locks up and have to remove battery to get it going again because there is no off or reset button.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible GPS

Quang T., Newegg
5 October 2010
  • Summary: I've owned this GPS since May and have made three separate trips. I read some reviews on this product regarding the problems that it had, froze, kernel error, slow as hell, etc. I did not believe the bad reviews because the price has blinded me. The price I bought was so cheap compared to other brands, especially this is Garmin Nuvi. Well, I experienced the same problems on all of my three trips. I contacted Tech Support and update to the latest firmware.
  • Pros: Bright, large LCD screen
  • Cons: Slow and very inconsistent
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Overall 4
4.0

DON'T

Mark p., Newegg
6 September 2010
  • Summary: This is my 4th GPS. I also had a Garmin iQue 3600 & 3200, so yeah, I'm really used to my GPS crashing and having to reset. I bought a Mio for $99 (about 3 years ago) for backup due to these Garmins being known for crashing. Anyhoo, I can't stand this Nuvi 855 any longer. The battery situation is the worse ever.
  • Pros: Voice commands works decent. Large screen. Nice & slim. Lots of features. NEWEGG's RMA dept is AWESOME, fast & efficient. Their shipping dept. sucks though. Not enough padding for anything being shipped.
  • Cons: Battery. You can't turn it off. It stays on sleep mode while draining the battery in a few days. Takes a long time to recharge too. Must remove battery to turn off. But you'll get used to removing the battery b/c it crashes at least 2-5 times a day. No joke.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: i bought this garmin on june 7th. it is my third garmin. gave the first to my daughter when i upgraded. my last on was the nuvi 660. a great unit. didnt want to update it and wanted one with the voice recognition. so i ordered the nuvi 855 to use on a trip to see my daughter in northern ohio. i live in eastern va. had not really used it before the trip. only put in some addresses. i left for ohio on july 10th and it worked great. i came back home today, july the 14th.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: i bought this garmin on june 7th. it is my third garmin. gave the first to my daughter when i upgraded. my last on was the nuvi 660. a great unit. didnt want to update it and wanted one with the voice recognition. so i ordered the nuvi 855 to use on a trip to see my daughter in northern ohio. i live in eastern va. had not really used it before the trip. only put in some addresses. i left for ohio on july 10th and it worked great. i came back home today, july the 14th.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a great unit

Clinson V., Newegg
10 June 2010
  • Summary: I bought this unit for my wife as she is new to the Atlanta area and wanted something to help her get around. The unit performed fairly well for the most part until we got to downtown atlanta (which can be very daunting for even Georgia natives) and then even the GPS seemed to get lost.
  • Pros: Good price for features offered.
  • Cons: Poor search capabilities, inaccurate maps.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a great unit.

Clinson V., Newegg
10 June 2010
  • Summary: Wasn't really impressed with its route selection either.
  • Pros: Was a good price for the features it was offering.
  • Cons: Poor search capbilities. Innacurate maps.
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