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Garmin nüvi 40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4624 reviews of Garmin nüvi 40. 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. People are impressed by the durability and maps. The performance and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, performance, maps, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nüvi 40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin nüvi 40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 509 user reviews of Garmin nüvi 40 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 are impressed by the size and durability. The performance and maps are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the design and screen are mixed, and many are negative about the reliability.

usability, maps, performance, durability, size


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin nüvi 40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3314 user reviews of Garmin nüvi 40 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the durability and maps. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the route planning and reliability.

usability, price, performance, maps, durability

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only)Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Garmin nüvi 40


Product not yet tested by PCMag editors.

As a rule, Garmin devices also offer robust point-of-interest (POI) search, including good category breakdowns, as well as searches that update in real time as you drive, complete with compass directions. We didn't review the nüvi 40 specifically, but...

Nov, 2011

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Handheld GPS Devices


The Garmin eTrex is a very basic GPS receiver that performs most of the same functions as the original eTrex (introduced about three years ago), including position fix, route tracking, and backtracking to your original position. Unfortunately, it...

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin eTrex 30


The Garmin eTrex 30 is the top of the line model in the new eTrex series, which brings a long-awaited update to this popular line. It offers paperless geocaching, new customization options and BirdsEye aerial imagery capability.

Bright display ; Small size ; GLONASS for improved accuracy ; Paperless geocaching capability ; BirdsEye aerial imagery and US/Canada topo compatibility ; Advanced track navigation ; Garmin custom maps capability ; Customization options (dashboards,...

Small display ; Distance to destination cycling and tracklog separation point to immature firmware

Despite some early bugs, I like the new eTrex series, and think it will be a good unit for all sorts of outdoors lovers. My quibbles with it are pretty minor, and Garmin has a good track record of fixing significant issues (although it can often take...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin nuvi 40 review


The Garmin nüvi 40 is a 4.3” navigator in Garmin's new 2012 Essential series. The models in this series are meant to be basic navigators at a budget price, lower than what we've previously seen for Garmin entry-level models. Nevertheless, they do come...

No powered mount ; Cannot add a traffic receiver ; Can only hide Trip Log; cannot clear it without resorting to a hard reset ; Only includes maps of 48 states (although a version that adds Alaska, Hawaii and Canada is also available)

Highly recommended. This is without a doubt the best entry level navigator Garmin has ever released. It has a generous 4.3” wide screen along with features previously restricted to mid-range units. You can't hardly go wrong with this one.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin zumo 665


The motorcycle-centric Garmin zumo 665 updates the zumo 660, adding an XM receiver for XM Satellite Radio®, real-time XM NavWeather® and real-time XM NavTraffic®. Designed especially for motorcycles, the 665 brings earlier zumo series features, like a...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Brian Lam (

First Garmin Nuvi 200 GPS Review: Barebones, Fast, Capable


I'd written about the highly capable c580 GPS the other day with endless bells and whistles—not all of them useful.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Kaylee Todd (

Review of the Garmin "eTrex" GPS Personal Navigator


The Garmin eTrex GPS Personal Navigator may seem like a toy to many, but once you own it, you will be amazed at the ways you can find to use its many navigational features.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin eTrex


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Dec, 2005

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Garmin eTrex GPS receiver


The Garmin eTrex is an easy-to-use, entry-level GPS navigation device for outdoors use. The unit doesn't use maps for navigation, but its PC connectivity gives you flexibility in tracking and planning your routes on a PC.

Value for money: The Garmin eTrex is very good value for money when you are looking for an entry level GPS device. Because of its PC connectivity, it is easier to use for tasks like planning and tracking waypoints and routes than many other entry-level...

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Satsports Multi-Sports GPS


There's a good few sport-based GPS systems out there, but Satsports has gone the whole nine yards with the Multi-Sports GPS and bundled (deep breath) skiing, golfing, running, snowboarding, cycling, mountain biking, walking or hiking into one device....

As an exercise in versatility the Multi-Sports GPS gets top marks; we just wonder who'll ever use it to its full potential. Satsports Multi-Sports GPS is tagged with Satsports Multi-Sports GPS, Satsports and gps. Select a tag (Satsports Multi-Sports...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

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Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Backlight display: Yes
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 5 / 7
Display Resolution:480 x 272 / 800 x 480
Display size (HxV):2.3 x 3.8 / 3.8 x 2.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.3 x 3.8 / 3.8 x 2.3
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Channels quantity:42

GPS Type

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


LED Indicators: Yes


Map coverage:Canada, USA / Central Europe / North America / Western Europe
Map view options:2D / 2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes


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


3D landmarks:No / Yes
Address input:Street
FM traffic compatible: Yes
House numbers: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Photo navigation:No / Yes
Points of interest:5000000
Route avoidance: Yes
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Trip computer: Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap:No / Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP\nMac OS X 10.4
GPS receiver:Y
Power Requirements:DC 12V
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV input: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported


Bundled software:Maptrip / The-minute and detailed traffic information (active-TMC), current fuel prices (Clever refueling), Local Search (Google). All special targets can either work on site / at destination / will be selected along the route.
Mac operating systems supported: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 / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.1
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Technical Details

Alarm clock: No
Announces street names: Yes
Calculator:No / Yes
Calendar: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
Waypoints: Yes
World travel clock:No / Yes


Video playback: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.709 / 1.18
Height:3.11 / 4.61
Weight:5.22 / 6.56
Width:4.72 / 4.88