Garmin Nuvi 55LMT Review

Garmin Nuvi 55LMT Car GPS Review


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  • Large 5-Inch Screen
  • Fast Processor
  • Dual Orientation Display
  • Gas Prices
  • Very Easy To Use


  • Needs an Extra Mount
  • Menu System Can Be Annoying
  • Battery Life

Garmin 55LMT Review

Garmin is one of the best GPS brands on the market and is well known for not only just producing great Car GPS Units, but also handheld, Marine and wearable GPS units.

As we have said many times on this website, brand name GPS unit maybe a little more experience however its well worth it as you are buying a much better GPS unit that will last longer and offer you more features that both work well and that you can actually use.

Often GPS Models offer traffic alerts, but we have found that with many other brands they simply do not work and therefore actually you have paid or are paying a monthly subscription for a product that does not work.

Garmin Car GPS unit come with many standard features such as the Garmin website which not only work well but allow you to updated your device and at the same time see other users information.  Given that there are millions of users all over the world, you know this information is correct and up to date and will remain up-to-date long into the future as Garmin continually invest in their technology to ensure that you Garmin device is always up to date.

Garmin Nuvi 55LMT Review

The Garmin Nuvi 55LMT is a Garmin 2014 Device that comes with a 5-Inch dual-orientation screen that not only means that you can clearly see your GPS unit, but you can also have two screens showing on the same GPS at the same time.  This means that you can view both your instructions and an overhead view of your up-and-coming junctions at the same time which can be very useful.  The device comes with free lifetime map updates, free lifetime traffic avoidance navigation, and is preloaded with detailed maps of the lower 49 US states. With the Nuvi 55, you don’t have to worry when you pass through cellular dead zones since it doesn’t rely on cellular signals. It provides for dual orientation displays so you can view it either vertically or horizontally.



The Garmin Nuvi 55LMT comes with fantastic voice navigation and offers automatic voice prompts, including street names, so you’ll always know where you’re going, without having to take your eyes off the road. The Nuvi 55 puts you in the driver’s seat, with a choice of turn by turn directions or displaying your entire route.  If you enter a difficult junction where you’re not sure which lane you should be in to take the right exit, don’t worry, this device comes with a lane assist feature with “junction view” that displays upcoming intersections and shows you the best lane to be in using brightly colored arrows.

The Nuvi 55 is a comprehensive navigation system, allowing you to search for restaurants, fuel stations, even ATM’s without ever leaving the map. This is made possible with the millions of points of interest that are included in the unit. It even displays the speed limit, so you’ll relax, knowing you’re driving safely.  The Nuvi 55 comes with a heads-up display that shows your current street, local speed limit, your current speed, and estimated time of arrival a handy feature for those moments when you can’t see or read signs.

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It saves you money by avoiding costly speeding ticket fines. Not only are the local speed limit and your current speed always displayed, but the unit also issues an audible warning and an onscreen warning when a school zone is within sight.

Other features include updating golf course maps, free registration of all your Garmin products, and the ability to upload your activities to Garmin Connect. You can store, analyze, and share all your traveling experiences. Garmin Connect lets everyone in on the fun.

Plus, with the nuMaps guarantee, you’ll be able to drive with confidence, knowing your Nuvi 55 always has the most up to date maps available. Just connect your new Garmin device to your computer and you’ll be able to see if a free map update is available. With the nuMaps guarantee, you’ll be up to date when you hit the road.

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You can customize your Nuvi 55 with Garmin Garage, which allows you to download car-shaped icons and custom voices to your device. With the trip planner and trip log, you’ll be able to plan your trip just the way you want it, and share great memories of all your travels.

Avoid costly, time-consuming wiring and installation headaches. The unit comes with a suction cup mount, so your unit is ready in just minutes. In addition, even when you drive over a bump, it won’t tip over. Managing the device is made easy with the Garmin Express. This way, you can always keep your Nuvi up-to-date with an easy update of software and maps and an option to transfer favorites between devices in addition to installing free custom vehicles and voices.

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  • Large screen display (5 inch)
  • Dual orientation display
  • Gas prices available
  • Lifetime traffic and map updates
  • Improved routing with IQ Routes historical road speed database
  • Correction of maps and sharing the same is possible with map share


  • Connection to computer is necessary to access gas prices
  • Some functions require too many steps
  • Mount may detach from device when you adjust angle

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