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Garmin Nuvi 885

Garmin Nuvi 885
alaScore 76

488 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 488 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 885. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 885 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 885

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 440 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 885 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 885/885T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Speech RecognitionGarmin nüvi 885/885T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Speech RecognitionGarmin Nuvi 850 855 860 880 885T Cradle Replacement

Feb, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin n?vi 885T

 

What a difference a year makes in the GPS market. Early in 2008, Garmin introduced its top-of-the-line nüvi 880. With a list price of $999.99, the 880 was the first portable GPS to feature voice-recognition capabilities for virtually all commands. Now,...

Voice recognition. Text-to-speech conversion. Enhanced MSN Direct services. Lane view and Junction View. Maps for U.S. and Canada. Solid Bluetooth phone support

Expensive. Flight Status function caused the system to crash during testing

Garmin's top-of-the-line nüvi 885T replaces the excellent 880 but adds more features, and comes at a lower price.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: OZCAN (buydig.com)

My first GPS device!

 

I live in Turkey. Garmin NUVI 885T on 10\/04\/2010 I got here. Turkey opened the box. I used a day. Now the screen is completely white. I can not use. : (

Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Large Screen

Flimsy Mounting","Short Battery Life

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark (buydig.com)

Bluetooth sucks

 

The sound through the built-in speakers is very tinny and unclear. Getting sound through the FM speakers is better, but the static makes doing that unreliable

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

Bluetooth Sound

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Lori (buydig.com)

Great GPS!!

 

I have an older Garmin and love it, but wanted to get something less bulky and operates on battery. Purchesed this one and love it too.

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

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Jackie (buydig.com)

This Garmin is loaded with features

 

I had a TomTom I felt was not as intuitive to program as the Garmin.

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

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Len (buydig.com)

A Truly Elegant Product

 

I go to a party at night and when I leave I just push a button and say find, home, yes, and I am on my way.

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

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Polarbear (buydig.com)

My first GPS device!

 

Using for trips from Kansas to New England,

Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Set Up","Large Screen","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

Flimsy Mounting","Short Battery Life

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: CCloud (buydig.com)

I Love It. [...]

 

Now that I bought this Garmin Nuvi, I just can\'t live without it. It does so much. It even directed me out of a winding themepark parking lot which doesn\'t have a street name. If you\'re not trying to find an address, but you still have it on, it...

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

Short Battery Life

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Gaby (buydig.com)

Every thing as they promised!

 

I use this product to find Hotels, restaurants, Friends address, and I am happy with it, but what I did not like at all is that It is really slow finding new routes, if a missed an exit or if I took the wrong street, I almost had to stop waiting for...

Compact

Acquires Satellites Slowly

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Bud (buydig.com)

Excellent street and highway display

 

A giant leap forward over the Street Pilot III. Fast, lightweight and accurate. Very intuitive entering addresses. Mapping excellent. Screen occasionally

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

Short Battery Life

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

4.3-Inch nüvi with full North American mapping, voice-activated navigation, lane assist with junction view, three free months of MSN Direct dynamic content, bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling, 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:885T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Navigation

Routes:10
Tracklog Points:10000
Waypoints:500
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