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Garmin nuvi 855
5.9 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 855

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

stolen from car, not going to replace...

R. Skyberg, Amazon
23 November 2009
  • Summary: My 855 is my third Garmin, after the venerable military-grade brick "GPS V Deluxe", and a more recent Nuvi 350 I received as a Christmas gift when the GPS V could not compete with San Francisco navigation.
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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!
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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...
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

The 855 has many features, some are not as expected

ED "ED", Amazon
2 July 2009
  • Summary: The 855 has wide clear screen, it sync with the Sat quickley, route calculation is fast, and it supports different traffic recievers. Most of the other features sometimes work, sometimes do not. Looking on the Garmin 855 photos, it shows the freeway, and the lane that you should use.
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