nüvi® 55LM

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Essential Series Navigation for Your Car

  • Easy-to-use dedicated GPS navigator with 5.0” dual-orientation display
  • Does not rely on cellular signals; unaffected by cellular dead zones
  • Preloaded with detailed maps of the lower 49 states, plus free lifetime updates¹
  • Navigate complex interchanges with ease
  • Easily search addresses and millions of points of interest

Dedicated, Easy-to-use GPS Guidance

For driving directions on the road, put away the smartphone and power on your nüvi. nüvi 55LM is an easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator that does not rely on cellular signals and is unaffected by cellular dead zones. nüvi provides easy-to-follow, spoken turn-by-turn directions with street names.

nüvi 55LM features a bright, 5.0” dual-orientation display, for use horizontally or vertically.

Detailed Maps

nüvi 55LM arrives pre-loaded with detailed maps of the lower 49 states.

Free Lifetime Map Updates

Roads change. Businesses open and close. nüvi 55LM enables you to keep your device up-to-date with the latest maps¹ that Garmin has to offer, with no fees. Map updates also contain fresher points of interest, so your nüvi can give results that are more relevant and have greater accuracy. With increased road detail and more points of interest, new maps could be larger in size; as a result, map updates may require a microSD™ card (sold separately).

Navigate Complex Interchanges with Ease

nüvi 55LM has lane assist with junction view that displays upcoming junctions and uses brightly colored arrows to indicate your proper lane.

Easier to Search, Quicker to Find

nüvi 55LM has a search field that makes it easy to find addresses and millions of points of interest, in a single place. Now, simply enter a category (like “pizza”), an entire address (“1234 Sycamore Lane, Anytown, USA”) or a proper name (“Starbucks”) and nüvi 55LM quickly returns your results.

More Information Right on Your Map

No need to search for a hard-to-read or nonexistent sign; with a glance at nüvi 55LM, you’ll see your current street. nüvi also displays speed limit, current speed and estimated arrival time.

With the Up Ahead feature, you can easily find places you want – like restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and shops – without leaving the map. Best of all, Up Ahead is customizable, so you can always know the location of favorite destinations along your route.

You can access Up Ahead and other useful information from the map tools panel. Conveniently remain on your map screen and still find places Up Ahead, change the volume and more.

School Zone Warnings

nüvi 55LM issues an audible alert and displays an onscreen warning whenever you approach a school zone.

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.

¹Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions

Models without bundled traffic are not compatible.



Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.5"W x 3.4"H x 0.8"D (13.9 x 8.6 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 6.4 oz (180.1 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 2 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
Includes lifetime map updates
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 1000

Navigation Features

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)
View upcoming points of interest along route


  • Trip Planner: yes
  • Trip Log: yes

In the Box

  • nüvi 55LM
  • Preloaded with City Navigator® NT — Lower 49 states
  • Lifetime maps¹ (indicated by “LM” after model number on the box)
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

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

Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions


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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Compatible Devices