This is navigation at its simplest. nüvi 42 is designed for those who want an easy-to-use, reliable sat nav.
nüvi 42 arrives loaded with detailed maps of the UK and Ireland or Western Europe, depending on the model you choose. Both are preloaded with Points of Interest (POIs) such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. There’s no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one — or many — and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs.
Keep an eye on the latest speed cameras
nüvi 42 contains our unique Cyclops Speed Camera system, for real-time, direction-relevant and accurate alerts. The full safety camera database is already pre-loaded on your sat nav. However, you can get regular or one-off updates to ensure you’ve always got the latest camera locations, so you can drive safety and legally.
Driving Guidance You See and Hear
Avoid confusion at tricky exits and junctions. Lane Assist guides you into the correct lane for approaching turns and exits, and Junction View displays an onscreen image of the upcoming junction so you know what to expect before you reach the junction. The split screen mode shows your position on the map alongside a realistic depiction of your upcoming manoeuvre.
Information at a Glance
nüvi 42 displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street.
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 favourites 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
What's in the box:
Preloaded with maps for UK and Ireland or Western Europe.
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
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.