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Garmin Nuvi 855

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1678 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 855. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback, but the durability and reliability get negative comments.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1534 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 855 from 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 Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative views about the durability and reliability.

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76% of the reviews on 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

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (

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

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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: jimbrady39 (

Garmin nüvi 855 Automobile Navigator


There are some real bad algorithms in this unit or it would not get lost so much. If you lose the satellite signal when it comes back on it is confused, and it gives you bad directions. Garmin, you ought to put a delay between getting a satellite...

Good marketing

Can't keep track of where it is. Gets lost and suggest wrong turns. If you pull of to get gas or eat lunch, 50% of the time it sends you the wrong way on startup. The browse map feature is useless

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: turbomooney (

Garmin nuvi 855 GPS


i am going to return this (which is why i only buy garmin stuff from costco)you would think they would start cleaning up some of their goof's in the programming. I have about three where you are driving down the highway nd it wants you to turn left...


weak audio and continued poor programming

Nov, 2005

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Garmin nüvi 855 Automobile Navigator


I sold my nuvi 750 to purchase the nuvi 855.Garmin changed the on/off switch from something you could use to something you have to fumble to turn on and off.I didn't think they would dump the SD memory card, so I didn't give it a thought when I bought...

Voice recognition

Micro SD and ON/OFF switch

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: mcgyver (

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 (

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...


Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

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


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


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n




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