5" dual-orientation touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom
Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates
3-D landmarks and terrain views
Lane assist with Bird’s Eye and photoReal junction views
Powered mount charges as you drive
Thanks to Garmin Guidance 3.0, nüvi 3550LM with FREE lifetime map¹ updates offers the most advanced mapping capabilities available in our thinnest 5" high resolution touchscreen navigator.
Navigate with 3-D Terrain
Garmin Guidance 3.0 allows you to quickly look up addresses and services and be guided to your destination with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. It comes preloaded with maps that feature 3-D landmarks and terrain for North America. It also comes preloaded with more than 8 million points of interest (POIs) and offers the ability to add your own.
Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late
Now there’s no more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Available in select metropolitan areas, photoReal junction view makes unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. When you approach an exit or interchange, nüvi 3550LM will enter split screen mode and show you a realistic depiction of junctions on your route, complete with road signs and arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. Bird’s Eye junction view also is included for a top-down look at upcoming complex interchanges.
Enjoy FREE Lifetime Map Updates
With FREE lifetime map updates, you always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs and navigation information available at your fingertips. Map updates are available for download with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.
Go Beyond Navigation
Point-to-point navigation is just the beginning. With an optional traffic receiver purchase, you can get traffic alerts that update as often as every 30 seconds over the HD Radio system (where available). The built-in microSD™ card slot lets you download custom voices and vehicles for free from the Garmin Garage™. It also comes with a powered mount that charges while you drive, as well as dual-orientation functionality that lets you hold your nüvi vertically or horizontally for added convenience while driving or walking.
“Where Am I?” emergency locator provides your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and more. And Enhanced Exit Services tells you what services you’re approaching on the highway.
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Yes (photoReal and Birds Eye views)
myTrends™ (predicts your routes)
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow)
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
XM® compatible for U.S
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth® wireless technology
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection)
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town)
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)
View upcoming points of interest along route
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature)
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device)
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device)
Audio book player
Featuring Garmin Guidance 3.0, our most advanced navigation engine. It includes all the features of Guidance 2.0 plus predictive routing and the world's best traffic avoidance system to make everyday driving easier.
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.
In the Box
Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico)
Lifetime maps¹ (indicated by “LM” after model number on the box)
Quick release powered mount with speaker
Vehicle power cable
Quick start manual
Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.