nüvi® 550

Part Number: 010-00700-01
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Overview

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

Take It Anywhere

nüvi 550 features driving, walking, bicycling and boating modes which customize your nüvi 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 nüvi 550 into your pocket or backpack. The user-replaceable, rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery lets nüvi navigate you on roads or off.

Turn-by-turn Directions

nüvi 550 has an intuitive interface that greets you with 2 simple questions: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed 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 nüvi 550, you can upload custom 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 and Inland Lakes 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, nüvi 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. nüvi 550 includes many travel tools, including world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and calculator. Show off photos of your excursions with nüvi's picture viewer. Even download geocaches and instructions from OpenCaching.com straight to your nüvi. It also supports Garmin Traffic services. 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.

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Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 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 color antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight 7.6 ounces (215 g)
Battery user-replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 8 hours
Headphone jack/audio line-out No
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Water rating IPX7

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps Yes
Includes lifetime map updates No
nüMaps Guarantee yes
3-D terrain view No
3-D buildings and landmarks view No
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 500

Features & Benefits

Features That Save Time & Money
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
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) Yes
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) No
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) No
Junction view (displays junction signs) No
myTrends™ (predicts your routes) No
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow) No
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) Yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Yes
XM® compatible for U.S No
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth® wireless technology No
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) Yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection) Yes
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town) no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) Yes
View upcoming points of interest along route No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature) Yes
Customizable Features
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device) Yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device) Yes
MP3 player No
Audio book player No

Additional Specs

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

In the Box

  • nüvi 550
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada) or Europe (full coverage)
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Quick start manual

Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.

Maps

Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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