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Garmin nuvi 550 Personal Travel Assistant

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Do it all with the rugged, waterproof, multi-mode n?vi 550. Drive, hike, bike or boat - this dynamic device switches modes to navigate your active lifestyle. It's packed with detailed street maps for North America or Europe and millions of places.

Do it all with the rugged, waterproof, multi-mode n?vi 550. Drive, hike, bike or boat - this dynamic device switches modes to navigate your active lifestyle. It's packed with detailed street maps for North America or Europe and millions of places. Like the 500, n?vi 550 provides spoken turn-by-turn directions to your destination and accepts optional maps for any adventure.

Take It Anywhere

n?vi 550 features driving, walking, bicycling and boating modes which customize your n?vi specifically for your method of travel. This portable hybrid combines the advanced navigation features and large, color display found in automotive units with the durability of an outdoor handheld. Sleek and slim, you can slip n?vi 550 into your pocket or backpack. The user-replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets n?vi navigate you on roads or off.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

n?vi 550's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where to?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator NT street maps, millions of points of interest (POIs) and features digital elevation maps that show you shaded terrain contours at higher zoom levels. With n?vi 550, you can upload custom points of interest (POIs) and navigate to geo-tagged photos. If you're lost, use the Where Am I? emergency locator to view your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.

Navigate Off-Road

Conveniently plug in optional maps on preloaded microSD cards for all your off-road adventures (see Maps tab for compatible maps). Add topographic maps to explore the backcountry or load BlueChart g2 Vision and Inland Lakes Vision marine maps for a great day on the water. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. With its high-sensitivity GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, n?vi 550 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover, deep canyons and near tall building and trees.

Expand Your GPS

Navigation is just the beginning. n?vi 550 includes many travel tools, including world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. Show off photos of your excursions with n?vi's picture viewer. Even download geocaches and instructions from Geocaching.com straight to your unit. It also supports optional FM traffic alerts or optional MSN Direct content. The 550 features Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage, where you can download custom vehicles that show your location on the map.

Specifications

  • Text-to-Speech
  • Display resolution, WxH:    320 x 240 pixels
  • Display type:  QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
  • Weight:  7.6 ounces (215 g)
  • Battery:  user-replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery life:  up to 8 hours
  • Waterproof:  yes (IPX7)
  • High-sensitivity receiver:  yes
  • RoHS version available:  yes
  • Basemap:  yes
  • Preloaded maps:  yes
  • Ability to add maps:  yes
  • Built-in memory:  internal solid state
  • Accepts data cards:  microSD card (not included)
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations:  1000
  • Routes:  10
  • Voice prompts:  yes (internal speaker)

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5 out of 5 stars   Perfect Motorcycle Companion
By MotorMike (LI, NY) July 20, 2010
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Pros: Simple Controls, Compact, Easy To Read, Reliable Performance, Large Screen, Acquires Satellites Quickly
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Other Comments: This Nuvi 550 is the perfect device for motorcycle use, about 1/2 the price of the Zumo. Worked great on a run from NY to Wisconsin, longest battery life of the nuvi line and its waterproof! I used the RAM mounting system and cradle for secure attachment to the bike. I turned off the voice directions, I don't expect to be able to hear them over the bike and road noise!
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4 out of 5 stars   Great features
By shebaum (Ft. Worth, TX) June 12, 2010
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Pros: Easy Menus, Simple Controls, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Compact
Cons: Slow to announce turn off
Other Comments: Had a business trip in Los Angeles. Always read the name of the exit/street. The voice may not announce it in time to merge/change lanes. If you use the "scooter" option you will travel neiborhoods but you do not get crime reports for these areas.
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