nüvi® 880

Part Number: 010-00577-12


MSN Direct service will be available only until Jan. 1, 2012. Activate a subscription between November 19, 2009, and April 30, 2010, and receive 9 months of MSN Direct service for free.

Speak commands and get on-demand travel info from MSN® Direct with nüvi 880. This widescreen navigator features voice-activated navigation, preloaded maps, hands-free calling and an FM transmitter — plus local weather, traffic, movie times, gas prices, stock information, local news and events. Like the rest of the wide nüvi 800-series, you can navigate with your voice for on-the-go convenience.

Speak Commands

nüvi 880 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.

Get Enhanced MSN Direct

With next-generation dynamic content from MSN Direct, nüvi 880 is one resourceful personal travel assistant. Using the included receiver and free trial service¹ to MSN Direct, you can check the weather, avoid traffic backups, compare local gas prices, get enhanced movie listings, stock information, news and local events when you travel with your unit. Even plan trips from the convenience of your computer, via Windows Live Local, and wirelessly send locations to nüvi 880.

See More

With nüvi 880'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 880 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 880 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 880. 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 880 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 880 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 its wide screen. In addition, nüvi 880 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.

Make Hands-free Calls

Talk about worry-free driving. For hands-free calling, nüvi 880 integrates Bluetooth® wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 880 while staying focused on the road. Simply speak or dial numbers with nüvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call.

Take It With You

nüvi 880's high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than other gps units, 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 880 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 transmitter², you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It's compatible with optional FM traffic alerts and comes with Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature. Download custom vehicles that show your location on the map from our free Garmin Garage. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

nüvi 880: At your command.

¹Includes 3 months free MSN Direct service. Some services available only in select cities where coverage exists.

²Notice to customers in the European Union

MSN Direct Bluetooth Here


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)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Bluetooth® wireless technology
MP3 player



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

In the Box

  • nüvi 880
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
  • MSN Direct receiver with integrated vehicle power cable
  • 3 months free MSN Direct service*
  • Speech recognition remote
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • USB cable
  • Dashboard disc
  • Quick start manual

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


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