nüvi® 850

Part Number: 010-00577-20
$699.99 USD
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Overview

Simply speaking, nüvi 850 is one advanced navigator. It features voice-activated navigation, a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and more. Like the rest of the wide nüvi 800-series, just speak a menu option and nüvi obeys your command.

Speak Commands

nüvi 850 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.

See More

With nüvi 850'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-inch display is easy to read — from any direction.

Navigate With Ease

nüvi 850 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more. Speak a menu option or touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with 2-D or 3-D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nüvi 850 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.

Where am I?

Keep track of yourself and your car with nüvi 850. 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 850 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 850 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 850's wide screen. In addition, nüvi 850 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

nüvi 850's high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than the nüvi 600-series, making it easy to slip in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or on foot.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 850 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 transmitter¹, you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It's also compatible with optional FM traffic alerts or optional MSN® Direct content. The 850 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. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

nüvi 850: At your command.

¹Notice to customers in the European Union

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Specs

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
Headphone jack/audio line-out Yes
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Water rating No

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 dual speakers)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") Yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands) Yes
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) No
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 Yes
Audio book player Yes

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 850
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
  • Remote for voice activation
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Dashboard disc
  • Quick start manual

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

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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