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Garmin NUVI 40LM UK & ROI + Western Europe

Garmin NUVI 40LM UK & ROI + Western Europe
alaScore 81

6264 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6264 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 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the maps and screen are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the memory.

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6192 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 Comments about the maps and screen are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are critical about the memory.

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 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only)Garmin nüvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US and Canada)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (

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

Consumer review by: Jas83 (

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

Consumer review by: Lost and waiting (

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

Consumer review by: Bob (

Men never ask for directions!


I never ask for directions and when things go wrong, the wife lets me know. With this she can enter the information and keep her entertained. Should of bought one a long time ago.

Accurate","Easy to use","High Volume Output","Intuitive Menu","Never Had One Before","Quick Navigation","Simple Controls","Wish I Had Bought Sooner

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Sandeep (

Elegant GPS product bought at gr8 price


I am using this to travel for the weekend getaways

Large Screen","Quick Navigation","Simple Controls

Short Battery Life

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Srinivasa Rao Nadendla (

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

Consumer review by: garak64 (

Get where you\'re going w\/ Garmin


A slightly older one we have was great to find food, fuel, lodging in areas w didn\'t know.

Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Reliable Performance

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Gladari (

My First GPS


It was fully charged right out of the box. Easy to link and set up with my PC. Maps updated readily, but it seems to keep wanting to do an update that doesn\'t seem to exist. Works fine otherwise. This was my first GPS, and am satisfied with the price...

Accurate","Came Fully Charged","Durable","Easy set up","Easy To Use","Fits In Purse","Lifetime map updates

Limited Poi\'s","Talking Directions

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Engineer (

No Better Than 5-Year Old Nuvi 350


We bought the Garmin Nuvi 40LM as an update to a still-usable Nuvi 350 whose maps were woefully out of date. Buying a new GPS was only slightly more expensive than purchasing a map update from Garmin for the old unit. The Nuvi 40LM works about as well...


Bulky","Difficult To Use

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: Yes
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: No
Voice Control: No


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No