Garmin Nuvi 550 Review
March 15, 2009 by admin
The Garmin Nuvi 550 automobile navigator is perfect if you travel frequently, both in the city and in the wilderness. It is perfect to take along on your bicycle trips or on fishing outings to keep you going in the right direction.
The Nuvi 550 is compact in size, with it's 3.5 inch display and 7.9 ounces of weight, making it the perfect navigator to carry in your pocket or backpack.
The 3.5-inch color touchscreen display has a 320 x 240-pixel resolution, making it a cinch to read in the brightest sunlight or on a rainy day. The Nuvi 550's easy to use interface means you won't waste valuable time searching for information. You can spend that time enjoying your trip. The 550 boasts simple controls and sub-screens which make it very easy to enter or search for your destinations and get info about your trip. You only need to simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and the Nuvi 550 takes you there with it's turn by turn voice directions and 2-D or 3-D maps. It's digital elevation model(DEM) mapping provides you with shaded contours at higher zoom levels so you can get the 'big picture' of the area around you. The Garmin Nuvi 550 accepts custom points of interest (POIs) and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs as you travel along.
Garmin nüvi 550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator
By utilizing Garmin's Connect Photos website, you can choose from tons of geo-located photos provided by Google's Panoramio photo sharing community and simply download them to your Nuvi so you can have actual pictures as a guide.
Choose from a vast array of photos from around the world.
The Garmin Nuvi 550 is compatible with Wherigo, the latest GPS-based activity from geocaching pioneers Groundspeak. Whereigo is a tool for creating and playing location-based multimedia experiences in the real world. It's users can create wild adventure games or other fun activities.
The Garmin Nuvi 550 is ready for adventure and easy to use.