Garmin nuvi 5000 Big-Screen Automotive GPS Navigation System for Trucks & RVs
Get big-time navigation and mapping with the large screen Garmin nüvi 5000. This super-sized navigator is designed for RV and truck drivers and gives a big picture of the route ahead without obstructing your view. It features a whopping 5.2 inch display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and lots of entertainment features for fun on the open road.
See Even More
With nuvi 5000's large, clear display, you won't miss a thing. View map detail, driving directions, photos, play games and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 5.2-inch display is easy to read and gives you an extended view of your surroundings. nuvi 5000 also includes a composite video input so you can connect it to a rear-view camera for backing up safely.
Navigate With Ease
nuvi 5000 comes with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more. Touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nuvi takes you there with 2D or 3D 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, and its 3D digital elevation map view gives you fair warning of grade changes. nuvi 5000 also 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?
In the event of an emergency, nuvi's "Where Am I?" feature helps find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates.
nuvi 5000 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 5000's wide screen. In addition, nuvi 5000 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands or deliveries. It also displays speed limits for highways and Interstates. A trip log provides an electronic breadcrumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nuvi 5000 includes many "must have" entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, games and more. With nuvi 5000's wireless FM transmitter you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It's also compatible with FM traffic alerts or MSN Direct content (receiver and subscription required). It comes with Garmin Lock (an anti-theft feature) and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Optional plug-in SD cards let you add additional features to enhance your travel experience including language translation and detailed travel guides. Garmin SaversGuide provides information on nearby merchants offering discounts to customize your nuvi.
Get the newest maps available and navigate with confidence with Garmin's nüMaps Guarantee. Simply register your new Garmin nüvi or zumo at my.garmin.com (click here) within 60 days of first using your device, and if there is a new map version available, you'll be able to download it for free! Or if you prefer, you can have a map DVD mailed to you for $10. With the Garmin nuMaps Guarantee, you'll be up-to-date when you hit the road.
nuvi 5000: Navigation better than life-size
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Package IncludesBox Contents:
- Garmin nüvi 5000
- Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
- Vehicle suction cup mount*
- Vehicle power cable
- Dashboard disc
- USB cable
- Quick start manual
*NOTICE TO DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA AND MINNESOTA: State law prohibits drivers in California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be used. Garmin and Tiger GPS do not take any responsibility for any fines, penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of disregarding this notice. (See California Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes 2005, Section 169.71)
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:||5.65"W x 3.71"H x .8"D (14.35 x 9.42 x 2.03 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||4.5"W x 2.7"H (11.4 x 6.9 cm); 5.2" diag (13.2 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||800 x 480 pixels|
|Display type:||WVGA color TFT with auto dimming backlight|
|Weight:||9.29 ounces (263.3 g)|
|Battery life:||external power only|
|RoHS version available:||yes|
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps:||no|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards:||SD card (not included)|
|Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands):||no|
|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|
|3D map view:||yes|
|Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):||yes|
|Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):||yes|
|Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):||yes|
|Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):||yes|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):||yes|
|Hands-free calling with Bluetooth wireless technology:||no|
|FM traffic compatible:||yes|
|XM Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible:||no|
|MSN Direct for U.S. compatible:||yes|
|Audio book player:||yes|
|Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation):||yes|
|World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator:||no|
|Headphone jack/audio line-out:||yes|
|Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature):||yes|
|Additional:||This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows 2000 or later and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.|
Now the bad: Garmin needs to create a system update that makes the Nuvi 5000 speak your up and coming turns more often. For example, I would make a turn onto the interstate and the Garmin would say “turn right onto exit 152 in 45miles. Then the Nuvi will not speak again until you are 0 .8 miles from your turn. I guess that is not bad if traffic is light, but if it is heavy then look out. You might miss your next turn especially if you have to cross over three or four lanes of traffic. I think that this would be a simple fix if Garmin heard the cries from many.
***Oh, I almost forgot-CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On my trip I had to go through a tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I just knew that I would briefly loose my satellite signal and I was ok with that because it should come back once I was out of the tunnel. Guess what, I DID NOT LOOSE MY SATILITE SIGNAL. The Garmin Nuvi 5000 tracked my position all the way through the tunnel. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t ask me how because I thought that this GPS did not have the “dead reckoning” feature. But I did notice that there were a lot of new features in the GPS after I did the latest system update for free online. For example, the “detour” function has changed for the better. Now when you tap the detour button it brings up a list of choices for detouring. It now allows you to pick how much of the route you want to detour (like ˝, 2, or 5 miles) or you can exclude some or all the roads in the route.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a good light weight GPS with a big bright colorful screen, good accurate directions, and a lot of useful features then this unit is for you. If Garmin fixes the above complaint then this thing would be PERFECT.
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