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Garmin Nuvi 860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 860. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the design and screen are generally positive. The maps and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability and price.

usability, performance, maps, screen, design

price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 860 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the performance. The price also gets good feedback.

usability, price, performance

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 860T Satellite Navigation System - Voice ActivatedGarmin Nuvi 860T Satellite Navigation System - Voice Activated

May, 2018

Expert review by (

Garmin Nuvi 860 Vehicle Navigation Device Review


The Garmin nuvi 860 has exactly the same specification as the recently reviewed Garmin nuvi 880 except for the preloaded City Navigator NT maps which are for Europe (full coverage) rather than the US. The premium feature of both the Garmin nuvi 860 and...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Garmin Nüvi 860T review


Lacking in style, but a fully featured and easy-to-use satellite navigation device

Great display ; Useful range of features ; Easy to use menus ; Voice control is an interesting idea

Not as stylish as some rivals

A generous array of features makes this a great value sat nav

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : James Morris (

Garmin nuvi 860 Sat-Nav


Garmin's nuvi 860 sat-nav isn't cheap but its voice-activated navigation is the best we've used so far.

Although the voice recognition is the main feature of the 860, it is a premium device and has numerous other extra facilities. The maps cover the entirety of Western Europe in detail, plus major roads in some nearby countries in Eastern Europe. The...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : James Morris (

Garmin nüvi 860 Sat-Nav Review - Mobile Device Reviews


Garmin's n-vi 860 sat-nav isn't cheap but its voice-activated navigation is the best we've used so far.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : electricpig (

Garmin nuvi 860T


With innovative features such as voice control, the Garmin nuvi 860T is breaking new ground. It doesn't forget its routes, though. Arf.

Innovative new features. Speedy mapping.

Voice control can be a bit laborious. Pricey.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (

Garmin Nuvi 860T


Speech recognition that's something to talk about with nuvi 860. This advanced navigator features speech recognition (SR), a widescreen display, preloaded maps, hands-free calling, traffic alerts, an FM transmitter and more. Like the rest of the wide...

Breaking new ground with features such as voice activation, the Garmin 860T is an exceptionally advanced satnav. It is expensive, but you get a lot for your money. Garmin Nuvi 860T is tagged with GPS device, Garmin and FM transmitter. Select a tag (GPS...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (



this is the best one out there!

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


Dec, 2008

Consumer review (



for almost 1100 dollars id rather walk with the directions this thing gave me 8 mio 500's before you think about using this item

Simple Controls

Acquires Satellites Slowly, Bulky, Difficult Menus, Flimsy Mounting, Short Battery Life

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Get speech recognition that's something to talk about with n


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


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

Built-in Display

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


Built-in camera: No


RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Plug-in

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.81 x 2.25
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:USB

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Time/date
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking
Speed Camera Warning: Yes
Traffic Services:MSN Direct / TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type



Model:860/Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin/Garmin n


Map coverage:All Europe
Map view options:3D
Maps included: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash


CE Product Type:GPS receiver mount
Compatible Mobile Devices:Garmin n


FM traffic compatible: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:10
Tracklog Points:10000
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:-Windows 2000\n-Mac OS X 10.4

Packaging Content

Cables included:Mini-USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:USB


Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Anti-theft function: Yes
Color of product:Black
FM Transmitter: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Plug-in
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Languages support:DEU, ENG
MP3-player: Yes
Number of Waypoints:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.0709 / 0.709
Height:0.307 / 3.07
Width:0.492 / 4.92