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Garmin nüvi 550

Product Code: 010-00700-00

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Shop now for Garmin nüvi 550

Garmin nüvi 550

Product Code: 010-00700-00

Item is no longer available.


Full Europe mapswaterproof IPX7g2 Vision marine chartsPreloaded with 50,000 extra points of interest from Preloaded with Navteq map data.  BlueChart® Marine compatible  Geocaching ready


  • MapSource® City Navigator NT 2010 - with Garmin's nüMap 60-day map update guarantee
  • Map data includes: Ireland, UK and Europe
  • Preloaded with extra 50,000 Irish points of interest from
  • 3.5" diagonal, QVGA color antiglare TFT display with white backlight
  • User-replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards
  • Intuitive easy-to-use navigation - touchscreen, voice prompts
  • Multimode - switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat
  • Motorcycle friendly
  • 2D/3D map display
  • Automatic re-routing
  • "Where Am I" function

Product Screen Shots

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Package Includes

  • nüvi 550
  • Vehicle Power Cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Dashboard disk
  • Owner's manual & quick reference guide

Technical Specification

Garmin nüvi 550 Product Code: 010-00700-00

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.21"W x 3.35"H x .9"D (10.7 x 8.5 x 2.3 cm)
Display size, WxH: 2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
Display type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight: 7.6 ounces (215 g)
Battery: user-replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 8 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 10


Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : no
Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
3-D 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
Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat): yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
Picture viewer: yes
Garmin Garage™ (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): no
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: yes
Geocaching-friendly: yes
Additional: This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.


Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews for the Garmin nüvi 550.

Our Comment

Drive, hike, bike or boat, the Garmin nüvi 550 does it all.  The nüvi 550 is the latest innovative GPS device from Garmin that combines features from several of the most popular automotive and outdoor navigators into one compact unit. With one touch, the nüvi 550 can change between driving, cycling, hiking or marine mode.

Note. The nüvi 550 is shipped as a in-car sat-nav and the accessories in the box assume that it will be used in a car. If you intend using the device on a boat or motorcycle and you want to wire it up then you must purchase the optional accessory, Garmin Universal Mounting Cradle with Power Cable (bare wires), part number 010-11143-07. The reason is that the power cable that is shipped with the device is not waterproof and is only suitable for in-car use. The universal mount has a sealed USB which makes it waterproof and suitable for use on a boat or motorcycle.