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Garmin-nuvi-855.34245138
6.7 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 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I am a fan of Garmin and really wanted the 855 to work as well as advertised. In particular, I picked the 855 because of two features - voice via FM radio and speech recognition (vs typing in commands). Although I admit that I did read in one review that the FM radio voice directions would NOT work well in a car with a REAR MOUNTED antenna, I went ahead and ordered it anyway. Well, the previous review was correct. My radio antenna was too far away.
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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 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: This garmin had a short and painful life with us. It was speaking Ukranian when we started it (though we didn't know even that at the time. We simply knew it was not a roman alphabet and lookedlike an eastern block language)--with no instructions on how to change that. Our other garmin's layout was different, so we couldn't use that as a model. We couldn't fix it until we called someone, who pulled the instructions up on the internet and read them to us. Ridiculous.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: This garmin had a short and painful life with us. It was speaking Ukranian when we started it (though we didn't know even that at the time. We simply knew it was not a roman alphabet and lookedlike an eastern block language)--with no instructions on how to change that. Our other garmin's layout was different, so we couldn't use that as a model. We couldn't fix it until we called someone, who pulled the instructions up on the internet and read them to us. Ridiculous.
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Overall 6
6.0

solution for battery draining problem

The Rarely Reviewer, Amazon
26 March 2010
  • Summary: So far (knock knock) I've had fewer problems than most of the negative reviews seem to report. There are a number of things I DON'T like about it compared to my trusty old Nuvi 360 - for example the newer units don't show you the names of all the upcoming streets but DO tell you the one you're driving on .... mile after mile ..... - BUT I have discovered what seems to be a solution to the "battery draining when it's turned off" problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

Voice recgonition not useable while driving

Sarah N. Peters, Amazon
24 March 2010
  • Summary: I purchased the 855 to use in my delivery-based rental business which takes me all over the city every day. I finally decided to upgrade from a Tom Tom One XLS to the Nuvi 855 because of it's voice recognition feature. From a safety point of view, most of us don't park the car to type in an address. We do it while we're driving on the freeway and decide we want to find a restaurant or something else on the way.
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Overall 6
6.0

I thought it was a good purchase....

Improper Protocol, Amazon
30 November 2009
  • Summary: The unit wokred fine, was very easy to figure out and use. The screen size and colors are great and the sound audible (could possible be a bit louder - which it is on the 1300 version). Here's my problem - bought it in July, used it sparingly. I recently brought it to California to use for some regional driving. The unit totally froze up. We tried evverything, removed battery, unplugged etc. but each time it would freeze.
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Overall 6
6.0

Would be 5 stars if not for some glaring deficiencies

Don Pearsall, Amazon
2 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought the Nuvi 855 to replace my dead Tom Tom 910 I had for four years. The Tom Tom was loaded with features even though it was among the earliest GPS devices. Boy, things have not come far in 4 years. I am a real estate agent and appraiser, so I have to find new addresses daily. What the Nuvi does better than the Tom Tom: - Easier to enter addresses, however it forces you to re-enter the same city every time. - Voice address entry works, but not real well.
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Overall 6
6.0

May be worse than the 7x5 models

fredf888, Amazon
10 May 2009
  • Summary: If you assume the 8x5 models are automatically better than the 7x5 models, you may be surprised depending on what features are important to you. The most impressive feature of the 855 is the voice command. Many voice commands, such as "volume up", can be done from any screen. Doing "volume up" on the touch screen would have involved 5 presses: "menu", "volume", "+", "back", & "view map".
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Overall 6
6.0

Compra GPS Total Garmin Nuvi 855

GRODRIGUEZCASTANEDA, MercadoLibre
1 December 2012
  • Conclusion: La verdad es el primero que compro, por lo que no tengo con que comparar, pero renegue un rato y sigo, para deletrar ciudades y destinos, dado que presionas una letra y selecciona otra, del servicio tecnico me dijeron como arreglarlo pero no pude, y mandarlo al service del proveedor cuando compras desde el interior es un quilombo. Conclucion, no compro mas aparatos electronicos en internet.
  • Pros: Tamaño, imagen.
  • Cons: Sensibilidad, accesorios.
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