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Garmin Nuvi 42LM Portable GPS (010-01114-01)

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Product Information

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  • Features: Navigation Product: Lifetime Map Updates, Updatable, Built-In Maps, Turn-by-Turn Instructions, Automatic Route Recalculation, Turn-by-Turn Voice Instructions
  • Product Thickness: 0.800
  • Media Card Compatibility: MicroSD Card
  • Wired Connectivity: USB
  • Map Coverage: Contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, Hawaii
  • WAAS Enabled: No
  • Accessories Included: Electronics Product: Vehicle Power Cable, User Manual, USB Cable, Suction Cup Mount
  • Screen Resolution: 480 x 272
  • Power Source: DC Car Lighter
  • Built-In Memory Storage Capacity: 1GB
  • Product Width: 4.900
  • Screen Size: 4.300
  • Mount Type: Suction
  • Product Weight: 5.300
  • Product Height: 3.100
  • Number of Waypoints: 1000
  • Features: Car Navigation Product: Lane Assist, Voice Prompts, Text-to-Speech, Speed Limit Indicator
  • Features Electronic Display: Backlit Display, WQVGA, TFT Liquid Crystal Display
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
  • Battery Charge Life: Up to 2 Hours
Garmin Nuvi 42LM Portable GPS (010-01114-01) is rated 3.7692 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sample I bought navigated poorly, then failed to get satillites. Had a Garmin 40. Worked well tho navigation was sometimes funky. After a year would no longer find satellites. So I went to get another basic unit, the 42LM. Problems starting first week. Would send us by odd routes and then took long time to respond to a different route, eg trying to avoid traffic jam. This one insisted on trying to force us back to the same old route, often backtracking. After 1 week it started to take a long time to find satellites. After 2.5 weeks nothing would get it to find satellites. Returned.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Purchase this unit for some friends visiting from France. Upon removing from the box I noticed that the unit was already outdated for maps and needed to be upgraded. After upgrading the unit took forever to find locations.i purchase this unit for some friends visiting from France. Upon removing from the box I noticed that the unit was already outdated for maps and needed to be upgraded. After upgrading the unit took forever to find locations. I return the unit for a refund.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from was exelent end fast a like Nice job I can order again we no problem
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good so far I have had this for about a month and it hasn't given me any problems yet. It has told me some weird ways to get somewhere but all GPS units seem to do least the ones I have used. I normally don't leave home without it.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Nuvi 42lm When traveling, I use the Garmin rather than use my iphone data. This is a good point! Love the free, life-time maps.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good one Affordable and does the job
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Low quality, unreliable, not accurate Resistive touchscreen is one of the worse I have seen. No way to calibrate and keypad input characters do not work for about half the keys. Nearly impossible to enter address. Battery life is horrible - need to keep it plugged in to use. I fully charged the unit and low battery indicator came up after about 1 hour of use. Road test: Failed. Set GPS to location 43 miles from home. Got from point A to point B with no problems. Problem started when returning home from point B to point A. This was a pretty straight forward route with just a few turns. Well when I set the destination to return home, the Garmin had me make a left turn off the main road I came in on. I thought that odd, but I thought maybe there was a shorter route. Well the Garmin then had me turn right twice down two more side roads, then left again, left again, and then right, and right up to a dirt road where it said to turn right. I zoomed out and saw the Garmin had taken me in two big circles -- about 6 miles -- and now I was only about a mile or 2 from where I started. This GPS actually got me lost on a pretty straight forward route. I turned on my $50 cell phone and the opened the GPS and selected Home as destination. The cell phone GPS got me back to the main road and took me right back to Home destination. I left the Garmin on and the entire time it was going crazy trying to reroute and send me down side roads. I ignored the Garmin and trusted my cell phone. Bottom line - Free GPS software works better than the Garmin. Maps are kept up to date, but the GPS does not know how to navigate the maps. Touch screen is the worse screen I have ever used - my $39 Roadway GPS worked much better and screen was much more responsive.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy use and hookup it is like a GPS for dummies I have used this GPS in the past but I never owned my own now that I do I cannot wait to travel with it
Date published: 2015-01-27
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