The Best Garmin

By Marc Jenkins

Garmin has manufactured high-quality GPS and navigation systems for use in automobiles, aviation and outdoor recreation for 20 years. Over that time Garmin has developed hundreds of devices and even more software for them, making them one of the leaders in GPS and navigation systems. With all those choices, you need time-saving information to select the best one for your needs.

Garmin Nuvi 885T Automobile Navigation System w/GPS

The Garmin Nuvi 885T automobile navigation system is the best and most popular Garmin device. The Nuvi 885T not only not gives you directions to and from any location in the country on its 3.8-inch wide by 2.25-inch tall, 480x272-pixel LCD screen, but it also allows users to speak a request and receive information without ever having to take your hands off of the wheel. You can receive turn-by-turn directions and there is a feature that tells you your exact turning or exit lane before you approach it. The Nuvi 885T also contains a feature that enables the user to speak "Where am I" and it will tell you the nearest address, intersection and even near-by businesses. Users can plan ahead with the Nuvi 885T by utilizing the route planning feature, which allows you to store up to 10 separate route destinations and up to 10, 000 points in between each to see everywhere you have driven.

Additional Features

The Nuvi 885T is completely portable and, due to its diminutive size, can be placed inside a pocket of purse, so there is no hassle if it is needed in two vehicles at separate times. The Nuvi 885T contains non-directional features as well: It allows users to make hands-free phone calls on their Bluetooth-compatible cell phone, and you can speak the numbers to place the call. The Nuvi 885T has a built-in MP3 player, audio book player, picture viewer, currency converter and games, which makes it the ultimate tool when driving long distances.

Nuvi 885T Specs

The Nuvi 885T weighs just 6.2 ounces and is 4.9 inches wide and 3.1 inches high with a depth of 7 inches. It runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion removable battery that has a life of four hours when fully charged. It accepts all microSD data cards, so users can download things such as pictures and music. It is comes with thousands of pre-loaded maps and allows users to download more via the data card.

About The Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.

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