nüvi® 855

Part Number: 010-00577-31


Stay ahead of the curve with nüvi 855. This premium navigator features voice-activated navigation and lane assist with junction view. Now you can keep both hands on the wheel, tell nüvi where to go and maneuver complicated interchanges with ease. Like the rest of the 805 series, it comes with a widescreen display, preloaded maps and more.

Speak Commands

nüvi 855 not only tells you where to turn but listens to your spoken commands. With nüvi’s innovative speech recognition, you safely control nüvi’s interface with your voice — allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply press the button on the remote (which attaches to the steering wheel) to activate speech recognition and begin speaking menu options. nüvi even recognizes shortcut phrases for popular functions. Tell nüvi "Find Address" and speak an address to start navigating.

Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late

No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. Lane assist with junction view is available in select metropolitan cities.

See More

With nüvi 855's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3" display is easy to read — from any direction.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

nüvi 855's intuitive interface greets you with two simple phrases: "Where to?" and "View map." Speak a menu option or 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, nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs) and features digital elevation maps that give you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. You can also upload custom points of interest (POIs). And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Find Yourself, Your Car

Keep track of yourself and your car with nüvi 855. Just speak or tap "Where Am I?" to find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. nüvi 855 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nüvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls.

Plan Ahead

nüvi 855 includes advanced navigational features to take the worry out of traveling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 855's wide screen. In addition, nüvi 855 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for highways and Interstates. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.

Take It With You

Like the rest of the nüvi 805-series, nüvi 855 sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 855 includes many must-have entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters, alarm clock and more. With the included wireless FM transmitter, you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It's also compatible with lifetime traffic alerts (receiver purchase required). The 855 features Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage where you can download custom voices and vehicles. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.



Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 4.9"W x 3.1"H x .7"D (12.5 x 7.8 x 1.8 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 6.2 ounces (176 g)
Battery removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
High-sensitivity receiver
Headphone jack/audio line-out

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
nüMaps Guarantee yes
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 500

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)
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)
MP3 player


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

In the Box

  • nüvi 855
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Remote for voice activation with battery
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • USB cable
  • Dashboard disc
  • Quick start manual

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


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