Garmin Nuvi 850 Review Spec

With the nüvi 800 series, Garmin adds smooth speech recognitionto its bestselling line of sleek portable GPS navigators. As with all nüvis, you get a slim, pocket-sized navigator with a gorgeous display, detailed NAVTEQ maps that let  you search by name for more than 6 million points of interest like stores, restaurants or hospitals, and an easy, intuitive interface. All of the 800-series navigators also feature a rich array of features including spoken directions in real street names, integrated traffic receivers, MP3 player and photo viewer, and an FM transmitter that will play all the nüvi’s audio, including voice prompts, MP3s, audio books, and more, directly through your vehicle’s stereo system. The 850 also features an integrated traffic receiver and enhanced MSN Direct content with traffic data, reas-time gas prices, movie times and more.

Product Features

  • Sleek, ultra-slim design fits in a pocket; high-sensitivity GPS receiver for fast satellite lock
  • Pre-loaded with City Navigtor NT maps for North America, including more than 6-million name-searchable points of interest
  • Speech recognition: speak menu options and keep your eyes on the road
  • Multi-destination routing: enter several destinations and get the best route to all of them; “Where am I?” and “Where’s my car?” features
  • Full feature set: text-to-speech for spoken directions with real street names, MP3 player, and photo viewer

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Garmin
  • Model: 010-00577-23

Key Features/Benefits

  • New — Voice Recognition — Just tell it what you’re looking for (Learn more)
  • Easy to use interface (Learn More)
  • Integrated Antenna for a slim form factor
  • Pre-Loaded Maps for North America with 6 million searchable points of interest (POIs), plus add your own custom POIs (Learn more)
  • Multi-Destination Routing — tells you the best way to get to a lot of different places in one trip (Learn More)
  • FM Transmitter lets you hear spoken navigation prompts, MP3s or audio books through your car’s stereo system
  • Add FM traffic incident data or Enhanced MSN traffic flow data and content with an optional antenna (Learn more)
  • Where Am I? — instantly shows you all of the emergency services nearby (Learn More)
  • Where’s My Car? — never forget where you parked again (Learn More)
  • Widescreen — gives you a better idea of what’s around you (Learn More)
  • microSD card slot — store extra maps, travel guides, photos or MP3s
  • Photo Viewer and MP3 Player (Learn More)
  • Customize Your Onscreen Vehicle Icon (Learn More)
  • Garmin Lock (Learn More) — keep others from using your navigator
  • New — Photo Navigation lets you upload geo-coded photos from a phone, geo-coding camera or photo site and navigate to them. (Learn more)
  • New — Send addresses directly to your Garmin from Google Maps or Mapquest (Learn more)