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Garmin Nuvi 550

Garmin Nuvi 550
alaScore 79

641 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 641 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the durability and performance. The screen and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, screen, performance, 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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 550

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 35 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

screen, performance, usability, durability

price, size

86% 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 and Zumo 220 Carrying CaseGarmin Nuvi 550 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, price, performance, screen, durability

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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Nice GPS with easy to setup software and features.

 

Overall I like the unit and seems to perform well.

Big screen, easy to see even during daytime driving. Kit from Garmin comes with car charger so don't bother getting one if the sales person pushes you for one

Not Bluetooth ready. Does not come with any type of carrying case. Get the dash mount to avoid states where the law prohibit "suction cup" mounts (which never seem to stay on the window when it's too hot or cold outside)

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Waterproof and affordable, perfect for Motorcycles

 

I used it on a rainy motorcycle trip and it worked flawlessly in the rain. It loads fast and the speaker is loud enough to be heard wearing a full face helmet on a cruiser with a windshield. Everything works perfectly with this unit. It stayed dry even...

This is my second Nuvi. I thought I would have to buy the very expensive Zuni to get waterproof, but then I discovered the Nuvi 550

My only complaint and why I gave it less than 5 stars is because it does not have Bluetooth

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Waterproof and affordable, perfect for Motorcycles

 

I used it on a rainy motorcycle trip and it worked flawlessly in the rain. It loads fast and the speaker is loud enough to be heard wearing a full face helmet on a cruiser with a windshield. Everything works perfectly with this unit. It stayed dry even...

This is my second Nuvi. I thought I would have to buy the very expensive Zuni to get waterproof, but then I discovered the Nuvi 550

My only complaint and why I gave it less than 5 stars is because it does not have Bluetooth

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Good for driving, terrible for walking.

 

The walking mode gives driving directions. The unit starts a new track whenever satillite coverage is lost. No way to save tracks. The back track route is either on a road (when in the "On Road" mode) or a straight line (in the Off Road" mode). It does...

Compact, portable, works well when driving

Walking mode is abysmal

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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.

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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

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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...

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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