Garmin nuvi 55LM 5 inch Sat Nav With UK and Ireland Maps (Free Lifetime Map Updates) - now £58.99 delivered @ Amazon
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Garmin nuvi 55LM 5 inch Sat Nav With UK and Ireland Maps (Free Lifetime Map Updates) - now £58.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 9th Mar 2016
Best price i've seen yet Sat Nav. It's currently on special offer in Halfords (£74.99) and Argos (£68.99), but Amazon is the cheapest.

• Bright 5" touchscreen sat nav with preloaded street maps of UK, Ireland with Free Lifetime Map Updates
• Easily search addresses and millions of points of interest
• Lane assist and junction view provide guidance at tricky junctions
• Displays speed limit, speed cameras and accurate arrival time
• Easily find places Up Ahead, like food and petrol stations, without leaving the map

61 Comments

Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's? This seems like a good price considering previous products but as mobiles dominate most markets I struggle to see what value an additional device offers?

stevenfeeney

Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's? This seems like a good … Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's? This seems like a good price considering previous products but as mobiles dominate most markets I struggle to see what value an additional device offers?



​it has. used in Turkey , better than phone, and free! ( full euro maps)

stevenfeeney

Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's?



Yes.

Further details may well follow....

Bought this from Argos but don't think I've ever managed to get it past "Aquiring Satellites". Guess they're all occupied whenever I take a drive.

I see they also have a 6" screen.

Just in case anyone fancies an extra inch.

tony211166

​it has. used in Turkey , better than phone, and free! ( full euro m … ​it has. used in Turkey , better than phone, and free! ( full euro maps)


when going abroad certainly nice to have a dedicated device as it leaves your phone free to use. However you can get full offline maps HERE maps for free just so you know.

Whats the battery life like on this?

Garmon or tomtom? I need one for a Fuerteventura holiday coming up.

Just bought the 4.3" for £49 (Tesco outlet) without map updates. This is a much better deal.

stevenfeeney

Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's? This seems like a good … Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's? This seems like a good price considering previous products but as mobiles dominate most markets I struggle to see what value an additional device offers?


Ah, an old favourite returns.

The answer is yes, I use a sat nav all day. I use a phone all day. I want my phone to phone and my sat nav to sat nav. The phone I charge at night. The sat nav runs off the van battery.

Personally I wouldn't touch garmin again, I think the build quality is crap. The device was fine when it worked, unfortunately it lasted just over a year. I'd stick to tomtom, more expensive outlay but it'll be cheaper in the long run.

Niz

when going abroad certainly nice to have a dedicated device as it leaves … when going abroad certainly nice to have a dedicated device as it leaves your phone free to use. However you can get full offline maps HERE maps for free just so you know.



WHERE?

I have one of these. excellent sat navs. this is a "no Brainer" price

Can you get traffic updates on these?

teambintip

Can you get traffic updates on these?



Yes, pretty sure this is same as mine, but if not listed in specs you would have to pay. Mine came free. sometimes it works ok, but pretty annoying sitting in a jam for ages and traffic update states no traffic. If have enough data Google, Apple maps is better I think. It depends a bit on area though too.

Just a note, the model from Amazon includes UK & ROI lifetime maps for £58.99. The Garmin Nuvi 55LM referred to at Halfords for £74.99 includes Western European maps also. The price therefore isn't 100% comparable. Nonetheless, it is a good price, so heat added from me!

Banned

Niz

not sure if thats a joke … not sure if thats a joke :)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.here.app.mapshttps://itunes.apple.com/app/id955837609



​Where you type " HERE " in your first comment , it wasnt't a link in your "HERE" thats why he asked..Where

Banned

When * you type..

My sat nav is with my pager in the man drawer

Not used a Sat-nav for years, i personally dont think they can compete with a Mobile Phone Sat-nav these days.

Refering to Google maps here:
- Maps are nearly always upto date and FREE
- Traffic info (a godsend - has saved me hours of queuing over the years) and FREE
- Can search for a business and it loads in the address straight away
- Your phone charges while using it as a satnav (providing you plugged it in of course)
- Newer phones have screens as big as a Sat nav and better resolution
- No need to carry it around in the car, freeing up glovebox space.

The ONLY downside is if you get a call, it knocks off the Sat nav app and you have to jump back to it.

Cant see me ever using a regular nav again. (Unless you count a built in Sat-nav then that is different again)

But it uses your data on your phone.

The screen on these is much better than the equivalent TomTom. More reactive and similar to a mobile phone, saying that I took mine back and got a TomTom as I preferred that functionally and menu. Heat though

MrBrightside1987

Bought this from Argos but don't think I've ever managed to get it past … Bought this from Argos but don't think I've ever managed to get it past "Aquiring Satellites". Guess they're all occupied whenever I take a drive.



Either you're doing exceedingly short runs, have it placed somewhere where it cant get a signal or its faulty.

luvadealme

Garmon or tomtom? I need one for a Fuerteventura holiday coming up.



Garmin for me personally. I've used them for an easy 15+ years. This one wont do your job though - you need the one with lifetime Europe maps. Thats the one i have. Took it to Lanzarote and used it no problems at all. Going back next week too

teambintip

Can you get traffic updates on these?



No - you need to look for the Garmin moniker LMT for Lifetime Maps Traffic, rather than LM.

You can get a 55 LMT though
Edited by: "pgilc1" 10th Mar 2016

Just to re-iterate whats already been said - this is NOT the same unit as is in Halfords at £74.99 as it does not have Euro maps.

Edited by: "pgilc1" 10th Mar 2016

sidesey

Yes, pretty sure this is same as mine, but if not listed in specs you … Yes, pretty sure this is same as mine, but if not listed in specs you would have to pay. Mine came free. sometimes it works ok, but pretty annoying sitting in a jam for ages and traffic update states no traffic. If have enough data Google, Apple maps is better I think. It depends a bit on area though too.



No. You cant add Traffic to a 55LM. You need to have bought a 55LMT in the first place.

I've just checked

Ofc there's still need for a standalone say nav rather than a phone

Better maps, save phone battery, save data and the speed cameras too ofc. Yes there's that **** app that works as a sat nav and supposedly does speed cameras but it does nothing but play up!

Awesome deal, garmin are by far the best sat navs.

I would suggest you start using WAZE, which is an awesome app. I have a TomTom, but seldom use it.

Ed Winchester

Ah, an old favourite returns. The answer is yes, I use a sat nav all day. … Ah, an old favourite returns. The answer is yes, I use a sat nav all day. I use a phone all day. I want my phone to phone and my sat nav to sat nav. The phone I charge at night. The sat nav runs off the van battery. Personally I wouldn't touch garmin again, I think the build quality is crap. The device was fine when it worked, unfortunately it lasted just over a year. I'd stick to tomtom, more expensive outlay but it'll be cheaper in the long run.



You want your phone to phone?

Better stop listening to music and radio, taking photos, browsing the web and generally doing all non phone related activities then.

Nobby65

Ofc there's still need for a standalone say nav rather than a phoneBetter … Ofc there's still need for a standalone say nav rather than a phoneBetter maps, save phone battery, save data and the speed cameras too ofc. Yes there's that **** app that works as a sat nav and supposedly does speed cameras but it does nothing but play up!Awesome deal, garmin are by far the best sat navs.



Better maps than Google and Waze?!

Hahaha sure. I take your other points but don't compare the geographic behemoth Google to a Sat Nav producer.

Looking for a sat nav for driving in France, I'm guessing that this one isn't any good for this, any recommendations?

spullot

Looking for a sat nav for driving in France, I'm guessing that this one … Looking for a sat nav for driving in France, I'm guessing that this one isn't any good for this, any recommendations?


Just make sure you don't have speed camera alerts on or risk up to 1500 euro fine! Some are marketed now as France friendly. http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/niE/Xry/niEXryRXT.gif

Q: Is my Garmin device compliant with French law regarding Red Light and Speed Camera alerts?
A:If you have previously downloaded a Cyclops Red Light and Speed Camera subscription, onetime download, or free trial that covers France to your Garmin device, you can maintain compliance with French law by following the steps below:

Update your Garmin device's operating software using Garmin Express.
Download the updated Cyclops database, which now covers Dangerous Zones in France, rather than specific safety camera locations.
But and a big But, Dvla will not share their database with EU the deadline is July 2017 so if you do get flashed there won't be a fine in the post or any consequence. Unless of course you are pulled up by a Foreign policeman and fined on the spot.
I hope the person who bought my Freelander 2 doesn't take it to France as they may still have it on their database doing a lot more than the speed limit quite a few times. http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/jcx/pMn/jcxpMnARi.gif


Edited by: "biggysilly" 10th Mar 2016

stevenfeeney

Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's? This seems like a good … Is there still a market for dedicated Sat Nav's? This seems like a good price considering previous products but as mobiles dominate most markets I struggle to see what value an additional device offers?


Don't struggle, I can help.

There are a number of people who don't have smart phones or who have phones with relatively small screens as on my blackberry Q5 so a dedicated satnav can be very useful as although there is a satnav facility on blackberry the larger screen on the Garmin is much easier to use. I hope that helped.

I purchased a Garmin 2599 off Amazon for £99 last year with lifetime European maps, traffic prediction, voice activation and Bluetooth for connecting to the phone.

Of the four satnav's I've had so far it is easily the best works exceedingly well and of course doubles up as a hands-free car kit for the phone.

uksnapper

Don't struggle, I can help.There are a number of people who don't have … Don't struggle, I can help.There are a number of people who don't have smart phones or who have phones with relatively small screens as on my blackberry Q5 so a dedicated satnav can be very useful as although there is a satnav facility on blackberry the larger screen on the Garmin is much easier to use. I hope that helped.I purchased a Garmin 2599 off Amazon for £99 last year with lifetime European maps, traffic prediction, voice activation and Bluetooth for connecting to the phone.Of the four satnav's I've had so far it is easily the best works exceedingly well and of course doubles up as a hands-free car kit for the phone.



You haven't answered my question.

What you have done is articulated that you chose to spend £99 on a *fourth* Sat Nav rather than simply purchasing/upgrading to a smartphone with Sat Nav capability.

Your choice obviously but don't try and cloak it in pragmatic language as if you made a great choice - especially since you have said you Bluetooth to your phone.

You know what's better than bluettoothing calls to your phone?

A phone.

stevenfeeney

You haven't answered my question. What you have done is articulated that … You haven't answered my question. What you have done is articulated that you chose to spend £99 on a *fourth* Sat Nav rather than simply purchasing/upgrading to a smartphone with Sat Nav capability.Your choice obviously but don't try and cloak it in pragmatic language as if you made a great choice - especially since you have said you Bluetooth to your phone.You know what's better than bluettoothing calls to your phone?A phone.


Either You or I are drunk! What on Earth are you trying to say?

stevenfeeney

You haven't answered my question. What you have done is articulated that … You haven't answered my question. What you have done is articulated that you chose to spend £99 on a *fourth* Sat Nav rather than simply purchasing/upgrading to a smartphone with Sat Nav capability.Your choice obviously but don't try and cloak it in pragmatic language as if you made a great choice - especially since you have said you Bluetooth to your phone.You know what's better than bluettoothing calls to your phone?A phone.


You are obviously besotted with your smart phone, and hope that one day it will have a 'boil' facility so that you'll then have no use for the kettle, but for other people who have no wish to take out a second mortgage to buy a new iPhone, a stand alone sat nav is an economic and useful tool.

Niz

when going abroad certainly nice to have a dedicated device as it leaves … when going abroad certainly nice to have a dedicated device as it leaves your phone free to use. However you can get full offline maps HERE maps for free just so you know.



Tomtom gives 25% off on new purchase if you owned a Tomtom before. Just a tip for Tomtom lovers.

capirossi

You are obviously besotted with your smart phone, and hope that one day … You are obviously besotted with your smart phone, and hope that one day it will have a 'boil' facility so that you'll then have no use for the kettle, but for other people who have no wish to take out a second mortgage to buy a new iPhone, a stand alone sat nav is an economic and useful tool.



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