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Garmin Nuvi 855

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1610 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 855. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and screen. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the durability and reliability get negative opinions.

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reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 855 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 855

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1471 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 855 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Views about the size and screen are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the durability and reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, size

reliability, durability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 855 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin nüvi 855 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Speech RecognitionGarmin nüvi 855 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Speech Recognition

May, 2016

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Garmin nuvi 855

 

With voice activation inclusion and the additional features such as MP3 Player, the Nuvi 855 slots into a higher price category. These features are useful if your GPS is in constant operation, becoming the central point for your in-car needs. For a...

Experienced GPS manufacturerVoice ActivationSupports microSDMP3 Player and Audio book features

Higher price range

The Garmin Nuvi 855 comes with voice activation, a feature that is...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Garmin nuvi 855 Review

 

Garmin nuvi 855 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Garmin nuvi 855 and comparisons to other Auto GPS

Voice-command GPS at a reasonable price; Excellent navigation; Easy to use

Lacks some features from the nuvi 7x5 series; Traffic alerts cost extra

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 855 review

 

UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide. The Garmin nüvi 855 is one of Garmin's excellent voice command navigators. Updating the nuvi 850, the 855 adds junction view, lane assist...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 885T review

 

The Garmin nüvi 885T is Garmin's top of the line voice command navigator. Updating the nuvi 880, the 885T adds junction view, lane assist and a speed limit indicator. It is also compatible with the third generation of MSN Direct services, including...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Fletch (gpsmagazine.com)

Garmin nuvi 885T Review

 

First, a little history: Garmin has been steadily updating its popular nuvi product, rolling out new units complete with updated map screens, lane guidance, improved GPS chipsets, free traffic, and more. First to receive the update was the entry-level...

Great if Speech Recognition Is Your #1 Priority. Otherwise, Get A nuvi 7x5 Model Instead (And Save Money Too)

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: mcgyver (newegg.com)

GARMIN nüvi 855 4.3" GPS Navigation with voice activated

 

voice Activated working great specially address input voice activate is the best part ; if price is going down again I will get more

once in a while freeze but not a big deal cuz once in a 3month that happen

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Jodi Girl (newegg.com)

Garmin is the best

 

Unbeatable price for the features. Free map update a breeze after suppling Garmin with proof of purchase. Very easy to use. Voice activation works perfectly. If you are looking for full feature GPS for under 105 bucks you can't go wrong with this...

none

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Nox (newegg.com)

Great machine.

 

Very easy to use for any tech level. The interface is user friendly

Lane Assist is pretty much useless in Atlantic Canada. After a trip to Montreal, I now see it's purpose

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: GuitarpickerSA (newegg.com)

Best GPS Brand on the Market

 

Can't beat the price or the product. :)

Great price. All the features you would want in a GPS. Great Company and service. You can't go wrong with this product, especially for the price

None

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: peacock (newegg.com)

Works Great

 

Is very user friendly the voice command works great it so easy. I can listen to audio book and get direction at the same time

The unit I purchased was a reconditioned unit and I did not relize untill I received it. But it work great

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

4.3-Inch nüvi with full North American mapping, voice-activated navigation, lane assist with junction view, and spoken street names

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.1in
Weight:6.2oz
Width:4.9in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
GPS Functions / Services:Lane Assistant / Time/date
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:MSN Direct
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:855/885T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Navigation

Routes:10
Tracklog Points:10000
Waypoints:500