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Garmin nuvi 550

Discontinued. Try the zumo series or the Montana series >>

Do it all with the rugged, waterproof, multi-mode nuvi 550. Drive, hike, bike or boat — this dynamic device switches modes to navigate your active lifestyle. It's packed with detailed street maps for North America and has millions of places of interest. Like the nuvi 500, nuvi 550 provides spoken turn-by-turn directions to your destination and accepts optional maps for any adventure.

The Garmin nuvi 550 comes preloaded with highly detailed City Navigator North America NT maps including the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The preloaded map data features millions of points of interest, including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and attractions. The map data is provided by NAVTEQ™, a world leader in premium-quality mapping.

This new model's features include:

• Waterproof
• Garmin Connect Photos - associate your favourite images with saved locations and visit Garmin Connect at http://connect.garmin.com to download new images with included coordinates
• Wherigo player
• Voice Guidance (e.g. "Turn right in 500 feet")
• Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
• Usage modes - Driving, Boating, Bicycling and Walking
• microSD™ card slot for optional mapping and data storage
• Built-in DEM Basemap (Digital Elevation Model)
• Unit dimensions: 4.21”W x 3.35”H x .9”D (10.7 x 8.5 x 2.3 cm)
• Display size: 3.5” QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight touchscreen
• Pixels (H x W): 320 x 240
• Battery type: user replaceable lithium-ion
• Battery life: up to 8 hours depending on use
• Weight: 7.6 oz (215 g)
• Supports Geoching.com GPX files for complete cache descriptions and hints

Take it Anywhere

nuvi 550 features driving, walking, bicycling and boating modes which customize your nuvi specifically for your method of travel. This portable hybrid combines the advanced navigation features and large, color display found in automotive units with the durability of an outdoor handheld. Sleek and slim, you can slip nuvi 500 into your pocket or backpack. The user-replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets nuvi navigate you on roads or off.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

The Garmin nuvi 550's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Maps." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions to your destination. It comes preloaded with City Navigator® NT street maps, millions of points of interest (POIs) and features digital elevation maps that show you shaded terrain contours at higher zoom levels. With nuvi 550, you can upload custom points of interest (POIs) and navigate to geo-tagged photos. If you're lost, use the Where Am I?® emergency locator to view your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.

Navigate Off-Road

Conveniently plug in optional maps on preloaded microSD™ cards for all your off-road adventures (see Maps tab for compatible maps). Add topographic maps to explore the backcountry or load BlueChart® g2 Vision and Inland Lakes Vision marine maps for a great day on the water. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. With its high-sensitivity GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, nuvi 550 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover, deep canyons and near tall building and trees.

Expand Your GPS

Navigation is just the beginning. nuvi 550 includes many travel tools, including world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. Show off photos of your excursions with nuvi's picture viewer. Even download geocaches and instructions from Geocaching.com straight to your unit. It also supports optional FM traffic alerts or optional MSN® Direct content. The 550 features Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage, where you can download custom vehicles that show your location on the map.

Physical & Performance
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
4.21"W x 3.35"H x .9"D (10.7 x 8.5 x 2.3 cm)
Display size, WxH:
2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:
320 x 240 pixels
Display type:
QVGA colour antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight:
7.6 ounces (215 g)
Battery:
removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:
up to 8 hours
Waterproof:
yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:
yes
RoHS version available:
yes
Maps & Memory
Basemap:
yes
Preloaded maps:
yes
Ability to add maps:
yes
Built-in memory:
internal solid state
Accepts data cards:
microSD card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations:
1000
Routes:
10
Features
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):
yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):
yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):
no
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation):
no
3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D):
no
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):
yes
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):
yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):
yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):
yes
Bluetooth® wireless technology (connect to your phone for hands-free calling):
no
MSN® Direct compatible:
yes
FM traffic compatible:
yes
XM® Navtraffic & Radio for U.S. compatible:
no
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads):
yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):
yes
Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount):
no
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route) :
no
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):
no
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):
yes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):
yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):
yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):
yes
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator:
yes
Picture viewer:
yes
MP3 player:
no
Audio book player:
no
FM transmitter:
no
Headphone jack/audio line-out:
no
Remote control:
no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):
yes
Touchscreen:
yes
Dead reckoning:
no
Motorcycle-friendly:
yes
Geocaching-friendly:
yes
Marine-friendly:
yes
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Garmin nuvi 550

Package includes:
• nuvi 550
• Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
• Lithium-ion Battery
• Vehicle suction cup mount

• Vehicle power cable
• Dashboard disk
• Quick start manual

Motorbikes!
Motorcycle-friendly!

 

This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

Garmin nuvi 550 Screenshot

Garmin nuvi 550 Where to? Screen

Garmin nuvi 550 Topo Screen

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Garmin nuvi 550 Compass View

 

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Garmin nuvi 550
Discontinued
010-00700-01
Garmin nuvi 550 | Portable Car GPS | Vehicle GPS Device | Garmin Portable GPS

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