|The waterproof and rugged Garmin nüvi 550 is here to be the perfect companion on all your thrilling adventures. With driving, walking, bicycling and boating modes, you can virtually take this GPS device wherever you go. Now you can have the perfect ride without taking your eyes off the road as this Garmin automotive GPS receiver gives you verbal turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Thanks to high-sensitivity receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, this GPS device locates your exact position and maintains it even in heavy cover, deep canyons, etc. What’s more, with various travel tools, this Garmin automotive GPS receiver gives you more than just ease of navigation. The Garmin nüvi 550 combines the advanced navigation features and large, color display of automotive units and the durability of an outdoor handheld to give you excellent performance both on and off the road.|
|MPN||010-00700-00, 010-00700-01, 05794391000P, 100056700, 100056701, 100070000, 100070001, 28152, 28152 ZX301374F A2250562FRFR BUN6191 NVGAB142 DHZUMO550 ZUMO550 GPIAUTZ550CSRFM GRM0056700 010-00700-00 010-00700-01 100056700 8441046342 33536 100070000 100056701 GARMINZUMO550 100070001 GARMINNUVI550 05794391000P, 33536, 8441046342, A2250562FRFR, BUN6191, DHZUMO550, GARMINNUVI550, GARMINZUMO550, GPIAUTZ550CSRFM, GRM0056700, NVGAB142, ZUMO550, ZX301374F|
|UPC||076931753759, 4050196537176, 689076672153, 753759061760, 753759076931, 753759079598, 753759081768|
|System Type||Fixed, Portable|
|Map Capabilities||Map cartridges / Data cards|
|User Interface||Touch Screen|
|Display Size||2.8 in. x 2.1 in.|
|Display Type||LCD TFT Display|
|Resolutions||320 X 240|
|Features||3D Map View, Calculator, Converter, Geocaching Mode, Waterproof, Waypoint Icons|
|Trip calculator||Detour Feature, Points-of-Interest (POI), Route Recalculation|
|Compatible PDA OS||Windows 2000|
|Battery Type and Quantity||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery|
|Battery Life||8 Hours|
|Expansion Slot Type||micro-SD slot|
Average review score based on 24 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I purchased a refurbished unit about 6 weeks ago and have no real complaints. My primary use is on the motorcycle but I also transfer the unit to my other vehicles with the included suction cup mount and power cord. It is small enough to not be in the way of controls and gauges or line of sight on the motorcycle yet large enough for comfortable viewing even in the truck.
I also purchased a Ram mount and bare wire power cord for use on the motorcycle. I highly recommend both of these items for motorcycles.
Battery life is good, especially if you keep the brightness level down. At full brightness (necessary in full sun on motorcycle) battery life is only about 4 hours, which is why I recommend the kit to hard wire it to your battery.
For me I have found that accuracy in driving mode is +/- 40 feet and speed indicator seems to be dead accurate. I updated the maps right after the purchase (free at Garmin's web site)but there have been a few times that it sent me on closed roads (only) when I was way off the beaten path.
For the money, I do not think this unit can be beat for motorcycling. Wish it had an audio out or bluetooth capacity so that I could hear it in my helmet speakers but this one short coming is not enough to justify twice the cost for the Zumo series.
I bought this GPS unit primarily because I wanted a waterproof GPS for use on my motorcycle without spending the big bucks on a Zumo. So far I am very pleased with this unit. The different modes available, such as driving, bicycling, scootering (which I use as motorcycling with a free downloaded motorcycle icon instead of the scooter) are especially nice. These different modes allow for different avoidances in the settings depending on how you want to travel. Also, the walk mode is really nice for when you drive close to a location, such as a geocache, then switch to walk mode and it'll take you there using its compass and map as you travel off-road.
I have been very happy with this device and the other day got caught in the rain while using it and it proved its waterproof capabilities.
The only thing I have noticed that I don't like about this Garmin is the fact that occasionally the touch screen seems to get a little confused and types a letter I didn't intend (although this could be my fingers not striking exactly where I want). However, this happens very rarely and is easily resolved by erasing the incorrect letter and moving on.
Also, being a touch screen, you will notice smudges on the screen, as you would with any touch screen. There is no way around this unless you wear gloves all the time. However, not having any buttons to press probably allows it to be waterproof a little easier, so I guess its a decent trade off.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this GPS unit for anyone who wants a multi-mode waterproof GPS and doesn't want to spend lots of money.
Very user friendly product with lots of features for the money. Will be used primarily on a motorcycle since the unit is waterproof. Highly recommend investing in a good mount for a motorcycle such as a Ram Mount system. Tried the cheaper type from Garmin and the unit hit the driveway. Thankfully not the highway at 70 mph! Highly recommend this unit and vendor.
the nuvi worked well on the trip out west -- unfortunately that was not the case on the trip back home. the gps would suddenly go off and have to be reset. i have not had the chance to call and see what can be corrected --- hopefully we can get the problem corrected --- my experience with ebay has always been positive and i feel confident this problem will be corrected
I bought this product because we like to travel a lot! I like that it´s very friendly and easy to use, as well as it works in the car, boat, bike or just walking!