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Garmin-nuvi-855.33432189
6.8 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
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

What a Dud

Carol Lugg, Amazon
14 November 2009
  • Summary: We purchased this unit in late October, for an upcoming trip to Las Vegas we were taking in early Nov. This was our first GPS, and we were looking forward to putting it to the test. As it turned out, it put us to the test! Right after we arrived, and got our car rental, we used it to navigate to an In & Out Burger place. That went pretty well. After lunch, we decided to use it to help us navigate to a couple of ghost towns.
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Overall 4
4.0

Critical flaw associated with the design.

TP, Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: Garmin 855 has no power off button! You are not gonna believe this. The slide button at the left top corner seems like the power off but it actually turns for the stand by mode. Althrough you turn the unit to stand by, it will continue to drain your battary when not using it and it will be dead in 2 or 3 days. Only way to stop this, the battary need to be physically removed from the unit. I am so frustrated with this.
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Overall 4
4.0

Navigation's OK, but battery life is POOR!

gth, Amazon
14 September 2009
  • Summary: This model is not as good as previous units! Nav route selection has produced longer routes several time - older units selected proper routes. "BIG" problem is that the battery life is 1/2 the advertised life, barely 2 hours. This means you use it plugged in on the road or take short trips. Not very handy for a portable gps unit when walking around either.
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Overall 4
4.0

"weak on applications"

Kmosher6, CNET
29 May 2009
  • Pros: Good picture qualitity, easy to use
  • Cons: The map screen doesn't have mileage to go just time of arrival. When arriving at a turn it had no warning.
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Overall 4
4.0

Se cuelga

GERARDO HERR, MercadoLibre
12 November 2011
  • Conclusion: No lo recomiendo. Recoemindo el que tiene base normal y hacer la conexion de alimentacion manualmente. Esta base que trae es fragil. Se cuelgan los mapas, se tilda mucho.
  • Pros: Tiene puntos a favor en lo que seria que muestra el recorrido que uno trazo. Despues no tiene mas nada que resaltar. Rapido en conseguir satelite.
  • Cons: Se cuelga, se pone en negro la pantalla y aparece la imagen Garmin, comienza en idioma ingles hasta que se acomoda nuevamente. Los mapas son lentos. La musica en mp3 se puede poner para que salga por la estacion fm de una radio que no sea utilizada, pero jamas pude lograr que funcione., El sonido del garmin es muy bajo, teniendolo en 100% es como tenerlo en 60 de un gps 200w., El sistema de enganche del gps a la base es fragil y no es tan comodo como se lo podria supo...
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