Garmin nuvi 850 Portable Automotive GPS System w/ Voice Recognition
NOTE: This item has been discontinued by Garmin. It is replaced by the nuvi 855 (click here), with lane assist.
Simply speaking, the Garmin nüvi 850 is one advanced navigator. It features speech recognition (SR), a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and more. Like the rest of the wide nuvi 800-series, just speak a menu option and nuvi obeys your command.
nuvi 850 not only tells you where to turn but listens to your spoken commands. With nuvi's innovative speech recognition, you safely control nuvi'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. nuvi even recognizes shortcut phrases for popular functions. Tell nuvi "Find Address" and speak an address to start navigating.
With nuvi 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.
See How the nuvi 850 Works:
Navigate With Ease
nuvi 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 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. In addition, nuvi 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 nuvi 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. nuvi 850 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nuvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls.
nuvi 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, nuvi 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
nuvi 850's high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than the nuvi 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. nuvi 850 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 850'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.
nüvi 850: At your command.
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Package IncludesBox Contents:
- Garmin nüvi 850
- Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
- Speech recognition remote
- Vehicle suction cup mount*
- Vehicle power cable
- USB cable
- Dashboard disc
- 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:||4.9"W x 3.1"H x .7"D (12.4 x 7.8 x 1.77 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|
|RoHS version available:||yes|
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards:||microSD card (not included)|
|Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands):||yes|
|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:||yes|
|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.|
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