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Garmin nüvi 885T Portable GPS Navigator with MSN Direct Service

Garmin nüvi 885T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with MSN Direct Service
The sleek, ultra-slim design fits in a pocket, nüvi 885T, builds upon the features of the 855 by adding dynamic content from MSN Direct. You’ll benefit from traffic updates, flight status, advanced weather (now includes Doppler radar), gas prices, enhanced movie listings, stock info, news, local events and send to GPS feature for trip planning. A 3-month subscription to MSN Direct is included with the device. After that, subscription fees are $49.95 per year, or $129.95 for a lifetime subscription.

The nüvi 885T offers full coverage mapping for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Speak commands and get on-demand travel info from MSN Direct. This widescreen navigator features voice-activated navigation, preloaded maps, hands-free calling and an FM transmitter. Also, take advantage of hands-free calling when paired with a compatible Bluetooth phone.

Garmin nüvi 885T Portable GPS Navigator Features Details

See More with 4.3-inch Widescreen Display
With nüvi 885T’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.

Navigate With Ease
nüvi 885T 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 nüvi takes you there with 2-D or 3-D 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, nüvi 885T 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 nüvi 885T. 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. nüvi 885T even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nüvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls.

Plan Ahead
nüvi 885T 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 its wide screen. In addition, nüvi 885T 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.

Make Hands-free Calls
Talk about worry-free driving. For hands-free calling, nüvi 885T integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 885T while staying focused on the road. Simply speak or dial numbers with nüvi’s touchscreen keypad to make a call.

Take It With You
nüvi 885T’s high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than other gps units, 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. nüvi 885T includes many “must have” entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters, Garmin Games, alarm clock and more. With the included wireless FM transmitter, you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle’s stereo. It’s compatible with optional FM traffic alerts and comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature. Download custom vehicles that show your location on the map from our free Garmin Garage. With photo navigation, you can download Google Panoramio pictures via our Garmin Connect Photos website and navigate to them. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.
Search for locations on Google Maps or Mapquest, then transfer the addresses directly to your Garmin GPS navigator.

Navigate by Photo with Garmin Connect Photos
Using Garmin’s Connect Photos Web site, you can choose from millions of geo-located photos provided by Google’s Panoramio photo sharing community and download them to the nüvi for a richer navigation experience using pictures as a guide.

  • Choose from Panoramio’s collection of photos from around the world.
  • Easy to use interface displays photos on Google Maps.
  • Search for photos by location name or map area boundary.
  • Transfer photos directly from Garmin Connect to device with the Garmin Communicator.
  • View photos in Google Earth.
  • Supports Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2+, Safari 3+ on Windows and Mac.

Send Addresses Directly from Google Maps or Mapquest
Itching to try out a new restaurant, or setting off on a road trip to locate the best toffee apples on the East Coast? Now, it’s easy to search for locations on Google Maps or Mapquest, then transfer the addresses directly to your Garmin GPS navigator.

  1. Hook up your Garmin to the computer via its USB port
  2. Search for the location you want
  3. Click the Send link in the info window for the address. That will bring up a popup “Send to” form.
  4. Pick GPS, then pick Garmin and hit the “Send” button.

The address will instantly transfer to your Garmin device, The point will be saved as one of your favorites, and you can navigate to it or view it on a map just like with any other favorite.

The process does require a small plugin, which you can get at Garmin’s website. You can send business addresses to your Garmin device from these countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

Other Features

  • Auto time zone–nüvi will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating
  • DEM maps–show you shaded terrain contours at various zoom levels
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
  • Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
  • High-speed PC connectivity using USB 2.0 mass storage
  • Configurable vehicle icons–select fun, customized icons from
  • Standard headphone and microphone jacks
  • microSD card slot for optional mapping and data storage

What’s in the Box
nüvi 885t, preloaded City Navigator North America NT, remote for voice activation with battery, vehicle suction cup mount, MSN Direct receiver/vehicle power cable, lithium-ion battery, USB cable, dashboard disc, quick start manual.

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