Navigate your way to this one. Very good; easy to use; easy to update software and maps. I had not realised that the ‘speed camera warnings’ only last for a year [and then have to be paid for annually but, that said, this is a super, simple satnav. ]
Smashing little unit, easy to use and didn’t brek the bank.
Good larger screen 6′ sat nav. I’ve been using garmin for years now and quite a lot of their models have come through my hands. This is a newer model which is part of the updated ‘essential series’. Don’t expect a revolution in terms of features (still very much entry level for sat navigation), however you do get a bigger screen which is now a nice large 6 inches. Software across all the models is the same, where they differ is in terms of features. Quick summary on the main points of the 65lmpros:+ good value for a larger 6′ screen with lifetime maps and updates+ the 6′ screen is quite sharp (800 x 480 pixels) and easy to read, it’s ok even in bright light (they have improved a bit here)+ you do get the ‘trip planner’ which is handy for longer multiple waypoint journeys (the super budget models lack this) and the trip log which shows the routes driven on the map+ option to expand memory via micro sd card+ speed limit warning, both visual and audible (you can turn the sound off if you wish some hate it) and safety camera alerts+ points of interest search option, tourist attractions, hotels, petrol stations, restaurants, shopping centres, simply enter the poi mode and you can select what you are looking for and it will show you a list of these and directly navigate you to them once selected. + lane assist, you can’t go wrong here it is very simple and clear for motorway driving+ you can avoid tolls and motorways in the route options+ postcode or street search for main navigationcons:- not traffic compatible, even if you have the fm traffic cable (or plan to buy it later) the device cannot use it- doesn’t have ‘traffic trends’, this uses historical data on well known routes (including the time of day/traffic volume) models that do have this can avoid heavy traffic routes. – no pedestrian navigation mode- no ‘eco route’ option to plan a route based on fuel economy- battery life is quoted at 1 hour out of the charger, in field use you will be lucky to get thatit’s worth installing garmin express via download which will allow you to update the device not just the maps but firmware, newer voices etc etc. This can also improve the route planing (and it has got better with recent updates) you can see updates becoming available on the pc even without attaching the device. Navigation is mostly easy, and most routes are well planned. Here are the specifications for the Garmin Nuvi 55LM 5 inch Satellite Navigation:
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- Bright 5 inch touchscreen satellite navigation with preloaded street maps of UK, Ireland with free lifetime map updates
- Easily search addresses and millions of points of interest
- Lane Assist and Junction View provide guidance at tricky junctions
- Displays speed limit, speed cameras and accurate arrival time
- Easily find places up ahead, like food and petrol stations, without leaving the map
Bought this after reading reviews and am not disappointed. Took a trip with it from london to a hotel in durham (left late & got there at 2 after midnight) and it got me to the front door. Couldn’t have done it without this. With this, i now have the confidence to travel to any part of the u. Without worrying about getting lost, asking people for directions and wasting time. The only things that need improving are: (1) if you get lost, it doesn’t show your current position in relation to the correct route on the map(2) it doesn’t take into account ‘diversions’. As the product states, this model is only good for uk and not for europe.
Garmin nuvi 55lm 5′ sat nav. I bought my last satnav (tomtom for £230) about 25 years ago and got on with that small ‘primitave’ device for all that time. Then i thought that at the garmin price it was time to upgrade. Yes, for the first day (indoors) i hated it just as we all can hate new things after getting used to ‘that old favourite’. Everything seemed in a different place etc, etc. But after that first day i suddenly ‘twigged’ and now i think it is absolutely as good as they can get. It can still do more than i could ask for and the only minor ‘moan’ is that i wish i could speed up the simulation to 500mph as i could on the old tomtom. So – i’m very happy and have no problems at all. Just to help windows users it doesn’t like firefox for updates, but there is an easy workaround here as what ever your default browser is just temporarily change it to internet explorer and you’ll have no problems.
Reviews from purchasers :
- I only have great praise for this sat nav
- Brilliant Sat Nav.
- Navigate your way to this one!
Value for money and is simple to follow. I bought this for my husband for christmas, he had one already but it took us off the beaten track a few times recently so thought it was time to upgrade. We only use it for days out and holidays or in my case to find locations for my sons football games. My husband is impressed as its does the job for us and the graphics clear and the english speaking navigators tone is just right and not annoying like some. I think for what i paid this was value for money compared to some out there and at the end of the day they all get you there.
Very good, clear and precise. . Have used this a couple of times and it was very good. Clear precise instructions and if you stray from the prescribed route, it very quickly corrects and directs again from the new location. Screen size is about right and gives a clear illustration of the route and the roadnames.