Summary: Was buying 200 series for x-mas gifts, when testing I liked so much I purchased the 855 for myself,mainly because it has a built in MP3 player that plays through your car stereo, while still geting turn by turn directions and traffic, again,all through your car stereo. It's 4.3 screen is just right, don't need to strain to see.I bought this and took a trip to Lake Placid, NY. Very accurate for ETA! I took every backroad I could find on the way home, never getting lost.
The rebuilt Garmin GPS from eBay surpassed my expectations. Great buy!
10 August 2011
Summary: I love the Garmin GPS, I recently purchased on ebay. I bought it to replace an older model, for a recent trip to Italy. It performed flawlessly and abled me to find out of the way places that I would never have been able to find without it. I paid a fraction of the price that I would have had to for a new Garmin GPS. When I received the refurbished unit, it was packaged and appeared to be new. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Summary: Its an excellent item to those who travel every day, its a very good tool to find places.I love it. You can learn about others places and they location, the easy way to go there. Its easy to use and simple.
Summary: I already owned one Garmin nuvi 855, I bought this one to put on my old Harley for those long road trips. The only flaw I found is common among all GPS receivers not just the nuvi 855. That flaw became apparent on a recent trip into San Francisco, when traffic came to a stand still on the overhead freeway system the GPS device thought by my reduced speed that I was on the surface street below and gave me some crazy directions.
Summary: Garmin tech support says: "If your nuvi 850, 855, 860, 865, 880, or 885 is experiencing any of the following symptoms: * The touch screen is no longer responsive and the unit appears to be locked up * The unit will turn on however freeze at the point where it indicates that it is Loading Maps... * The unit takes five minutes or longer to be recognized by your computer as a mass storage device.
Summary: Hope this new software update solves the well-known freezing problem, and helps all the long-suffering 855 owners. When functioning properly, the 855 has to be one of the best, feature-rich devices in the Garmin automotive product line.
Pros: Garmin tech support says a new software update (released 12/1/10) addresses, among other things, the troublesome 855 screen-freezing problem. It is available through their downloadable WebUpdater client. Here's what the very helpful Garmin tech-support guy emailed to me yesterday: "The steps bellow will help you do a software update for your device. The software updates are free and it's important that you do this once every month or so to ensure your device continues...
Cons: After much research, ordered the 855 today. (Great sale price for a new 855 ... about the same as for a refurbished unit.) Will return to post "Cons" if I discover any.
Summary: I had looked for a GPS product for several weeks to use on a trip to TX (had never been there before). I was very pleased with this product--very accurate, even recognized some detours with road construction going on. Would definitely recommend this product.. Great product--Great Price!!!