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Garmin NUVI 40LM UK & ROI + Western Europe

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6950 reviews of Garmin NUVI 40LM UK & ROI + Western Europe. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the maps and screen. The performance and price also get good views. Opinions about the memory and route planning are different.

usability, price, performance, screen, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin NUVI 40LM UK & ROI + Western Europe is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6811 user reviews of Garmin NUVI 40LM UK & ROI + Western Europe from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the maps and screen. The performance and price also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed views on the memory and reliability.

usability, price, performance, screen, maps

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 40LM 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator (US)Garmin nüvi 40LM 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator (US)

May, 2018

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Garmin nüvi 40LM GPS receiver


Design The Nuvi 50 is built around a 5-inch WQVGA (480x272 pixels) color screen with resistive touch sensitivity.

The Garmin Nuvi 50 features a large screen and an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand interface. Text-to-speech-spoken street names and colorful maps also aid user friendliness.

Text and graphics appear pixelated upon closer inspection. The dashboard mounting disc and USB sync cable are not included in the box.

Garmin's formula for entry-level GPS devices doesn't change much with the new Nuvi 50, but small tweaks, a lower price, and a massive screen enhance value.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin nuvi 40LM


The Garmin nüvi 40LM is a 4.3” navigator in Garmin's new 2012 Essential series. The models in this series are meant to be basic navigators at a budget price, lower than what we've previously seen for Garmin entry-level models. Nevertheless, they do...

No powered mount ; Cannot add a traffic receiver ; Can only hide Trip Log; cannot clear it without resorting to a hard reset ; Only includes maps of 48 states (although a version that adds Alaska, Hawaii and Canada is also available)

Highly recommended. This is without a doubt the best entry level navigator Garmin has ever released. It has a generous 4.3” wide screen along with features previously restricted to mid-range units. You can't hardly go wrong with this one.

Oct, 2011

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The Drive 40LM is one of the more affordable Garmin sat nav models and comes with a 4-inch screen and lifetime map updates. It's easy to use and has powerful speakers, but does this budget buy deserve a spot on your windscreen? We sent it to the test...

Jun, 2016

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Good value for the money


Easy to use, responsive to touch, lots of options, lots of extras. Accurate navigation. Easy to update and sync with computer

Lacks voice control not really a con for this price point. Screen is a bit mat finished but clear

Oct, 2014

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Useless! Get something else or use a phone


The touchscreen works well

And you're gonna need it, because it doesn't have voice recognition for spoken destinations. I knew about that, but thought that it wouldn't be that much of problem, until I found myself having to pull over somewhere to type in a new destination. Get...

May, 2014

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Garmin nuvi 40LM Automobile Portable GPS Navigator


easy to use

user should able to select the route from the list of routs for the particular destination

May, 2013

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Good upgrade from nuvi 205


After reading all the reviews, I was a bit worried when I got the nuvi 40LM as a gift. But after a test run home & a trip to Baltimore, MD, it got my to the desired destination without any major problems. Good GPS for the first time buyer, or someone...

Large screen ; Bright screen ; Clear voice directions ; Split screen at major intersections

Battery live can be a bit longer ; Screen sometimes is slow to refresh ; Question it's logic on the routes is sends me on ; Touchpad doesn't always work on the first try

Feb, 2013

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Worst Ever - Do Not Buy


Have spoken with tech support numerous times. The Garmins we purchased always trying to get us to exit and takes us on less traveled often impassable back roads. Or slow moving side streets. Ultimately increasing the time or danger levels. If you are a...

NONE - Oh - cute little voices and icons you can download

Major flaw in routing. Takes off major safe highways onto dangerous rural roads and mountain passes. Refuses to stay on major highways ; Has choices for shortest time, or shortest distance, (off-road ???). Has no option for most use of highways (like...

Jan, 2013

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Works great. Good GPS for the price.

Jan, 2013

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Good replacement for 255w


Except for no bluetooth that I never used this is a fine replacement for my 255w whose battery died. It does far better than the 1300 I ordered by misjudgment. Has all the features I need, including Canada, speed limit display, plus a new feature that...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes


Built-in camera:N / No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed


Backlight display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):2.3 x 3.8
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.3 x 3.8
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1 / 2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes

GPS Type

Auto:Y / Yes
Aviation:N / No
Camper/Caravan:N / No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):N / No
Golf:N / No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders):N / No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking):N / No
Sport (fitness, running):N / No
Truck:N / No


Lifetime map updates:Y / Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Canada, USA / Southern Europe / USA / Western Europe
Maps included:Y / Yes
Number of countries covered:46


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash / Flash, SSD / SSD


3D landmarks: No
Auto re-route:Y / Yes
Choice of route setup:Y / Yes
Lane guidance:Y
Live service:N / No
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Photo navigation: Yes
Route avoidance:Y / Yes
Speed limits:Y / Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N / No
Voice commands:Y / Yes


Bluetooth:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Car power adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y


Battery life (max):1 / 2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

Technical Details

Alarm clock: No
Announces street names: Yes
Calculator: No
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed
Image viewer: No
Languages support:Multi
MP3-player: No
Night mode:Y / Yes
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader:N / No
Waypoints:Y / Yes
World travel clock: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.709 / 0.748
Height:2.99 / 3.11
Weight:5.1 / 5.22
Width:4.8 / 4.88