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Garmin Nuvi 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 550. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are generally positive. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the memory.

usability, performance, reliability, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and reliability are generally positive. The performance and maps also get good feedback. The size and memory get negative views, and opinions are divided on the durability.

usability, maps, performance, reliability, design

price, screen, memory, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 550 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps Garmin Nuvi 550 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe MapsGarmin Nuvi 550 and Zumo 220 Mounting Cradle with Power Cable

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and performance. The durability and reliability also get good feedback.

usability, reliability, durability, performance, price

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin nüvi 550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin n?vi 550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 550 review

 

The Garmin nuvi 550 represents Garmin's foray into the “crossover” GPS market, aiming for a device that functions well whether used for driving, hiking, cycling or boating. UPDATE: Here's a post I did about dual-use GPS, and how well they work for both...

Nov, 2008
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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Garmin Nuvi 550

 

Garmin is the lead in navigation GPS units because they make quality products that deliver on all ends of the spectrum. The Garmin Nuvi 550 is a perfect example of this; they have taken a navigational GPS and a recreational GPS and combined them into...

The design and waterproofing are standout features on this GPS

There is no Bluetooth option available on this GPS

If you can’t decide between a navigation GPS or a recreational GPS, this is a combination between the two.

Expert review by: (activegps.co.uk)

Garmin nuvi 550 - Garmin Sat Nav

 

Drive, hike, bike, scooter or boat. With the rugged, waterproof and multi-purpose Garmin nuvi 550 sat-nav, you can do it all. Garmin nuvi 550 features an easy-to-use 3.5-inch screen.

Consumer review by: ESCAPEMAX (tigerdirect.com)

Motorcycle GPS

 

Hi all. I purchased this to use on my Yamaha Majesty Scooter. Bought the mount from Garmin. Seems to work pretty good. Battery life is decent. I have another Garmin in my car. Have not had a chance to try all the functions yet.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Sam (jr.com)

Garmin nuvi 550

 

I wouldn't buy anything else than a Garmin. I have tried others and Garmin is buy far the most reliable and easiest to use with no nonsense directions.

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

Glare

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Backwater Eddy (tigergps.com)

Great allaround Sportsmans GPS unit

 

The 500 and or the 550 are great bargains in a all around sporting GPS unit. The ability to go from the dash to the boat, or to the field, is extremely useful and efficient. Adding a LakeMaster/Garmin data card of your choice and your all set for road...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: kba679 (jr.com)

Works Well on my Motorcycle

 

I bought this primarily for use on motorcycle trips in Western Washington. It works well, altghough I'd recommend purchasing a cover that blocks out the sun. The optional motorcycle mounting bracket is heavy duty and keeps the unit from excess vibration

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Large Screen","Simple Controls

May, 2010

Consumer review by: kba679 (jr.com)

Works Well on my Motorcycle

 

I bought this primarily for use on motorcycle trips in Western Washington. It works well, altghough I\'d recommend purchasing a cover that blocks out the sun. The optional motorcycle mounting bracket is heavy duty and keeps the unit from excess vibration

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Large Screen","Simple Controls

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Casper (jr.com)

Great product for the money

 

This product is the best on the market for the money. Any other GPS that is water proof is more than twice the cost.

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Large Screen","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

No USB cable

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Tony (jr.com)

i would recommend to a friend & Have

 

Good product

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Large Screen","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Do it all with the rugged, waterproof, multi-mode n

Battery

Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:3.3in
Weight:7.6oz
Width:4.2in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:550
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:10
Waypoints:1000
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