Displays speed limit, current speed and accurate arrival time
Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
Spoken turn-by-turn directions
Dependable, Easy-to-use Guidance
With its bright 4.3" display, spoken turn-by-turn directions and many innovative features, the sleek nüvi 42 offers dependable, easy-to-use driving guidance.
Lane assist with junction view indicates the proper lane for a turn or exit with brightly colored arrows and detailed images. nüvi 42 also displays speed limit, current speed and accurate arrival time.
One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.
Physical & Performance
4.9"W x 3.1"H x 0.8"D (12.6 x 7.8 x 1.9 cm)
Display size, WxH
3.8"W x 2.3"H (9.7 x 5.8 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH
480 x 272 pixels
WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
5.3 ounces (149.3 g)
up to 2 hours
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps
internal solid state
Accepts data cards
microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
Trip Planner: no
Trip Log: yes
In the Box
Preloaded with City Navigator® NT North America — Lower 49 States
Vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
Quick start manual
Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.
Maps for New Regions
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Need a map update?
Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.