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Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names

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Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names

The nuvi 850 not only tells you where to turn but listens to your spoken commands. With nuvi's innovative speech recognition, you safely interface with your voice allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply press the button on the remote, which attaches to the steering wheel, to activate speech recognition and begin speaking menu options. It even recognizes shortcut phrases for popular functions. Simply say, "Find Address", and speak an address to start navigating. Note: California and Minnesota state laws prohibit drivers from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Optional dashboard or friction mounts should be used in these states.
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Questions & Answers for Garmin Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names

Question

how do i update map

asked 6 years, 3 months ago
By
jerry43038
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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answer 1
You can order a $10 dvd from Garmin.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
By
SGTUSMC
 - Langhorne PA
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Can I tell this model the route I want to go and then save it for future use?

asked 6 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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You can TRY to tell it your destination. It is a major pain in the butt trying to get the unit to understand you. It is extremely sensitive to ambient sound which renders the voice command function totally useless. If by chance you can get it to understand you (rarely), it will save it for future use.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
By
SGTUSMC
 - Langhorne PA
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doese the nuvi 850 come with blue tooth

asked 6 years, 3 months ago
By
elchapo
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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No, it does not!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
By
SGTUSMC
 - Langhorne PA
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Is the 850 Bluetooth Compatible ?

With Bluetooth Cell Phones for dialing out or answering ...
asked 6 years ago
By
KC22750
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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The web page says it is http://www8.garmin.com/bluetooth/
answered 6 years ago
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an anonymous customer
 - CT
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Does this have lane assist??

asked 6 years, 3 months ago
By
oceanitis
 - summerton, sc
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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No.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
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SGTUSMC
 - Langhorne PA
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I'm torn between this model and the 5000, which one is honestly better?

asked 6 years, 9 months ago
By
helpmedecide
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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I honestly don't know. I replaced my 850 with a 760 which has blue tooth and FM for real time traffic reports.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
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SGTUSMC
 - Langhorne PA
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Voice Recognition

What models have "Voice recognition"?
i.e. ". . .find 1234 East Street".
Thank you.
HM
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
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hughmc1
 - Las Vegas, NV
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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the 850 gps voice recognition is excelent cause I don`t have to take my hands or eyes off the road or stering wheel I just tell it what im looking for and it finds irt for me
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
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proficiandriver
 - Lakeland Fl.
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is this unit good for truck drivers

asked 6 years, 2 months ago
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kim413
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Don't see why not. If cab is loud then speech recogniton might not work
answered 6 years ago
By
ldone
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does this unit have gas stations, restaurants, etc. listed??

I want to get my husband a gps for his birthday, we don't travel much yet but with retiring in a couple of years I feel it would be a good gift. Just wanted to know if this has gas stations, restaurants and points of interest listed on it?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
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Joanne624
 - Hamburg
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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yes
answered 6 years ago
By
ldone
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garmin nuvi 850

dears,
i am looking for a gps which must have
1-advanced lane guidence.
2-spoken street name by human sound and not computer.
3-speech recognition abillity to add address.
4- quick in having gps signals.
does these features are in nuvi 850 or not?
please guide me if you have gps with these options.
farrukh
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
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farrukh
 - alexandria ,va-22309
on Garmin nuvi 850 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Speech Recognition & Spoken Street Names
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Yes the Garmi 850 has all these features and is good for those of us who don't want to hear "turn left" but would rather hear "turn left on Main Street." For speech recognition the product comes with a button you can attach to you steering wheel as an on and off switch. We submitted the following review for our G-850. We found out after the purchase that the product had been discontinued by Garmin. A GPS is a good device to get you where you want to go and it works well most of the time; however, if there's a traffic problem due to weather or an accident, then you’re stuck in traffic on the path the GPS has recommended. For maximum benefit you need Lifetime Traffic “and” the FM transmitter cable is required and that's another $120 (approx). We downloaded the requirements for the GPS, and each time we downloaded there were additional downloads almost to the point of frustration. The Garmin instruction manual is available only on line (about 70 pages); after searching on line we called Garmin to find out the exact site; the hold time was at least 30 minutes. We used the on line technical assistance when the Garmin message stated the wait time would be 30-60 minutes; it seemed easy enough, but after we submitted the on line technical assistance request, we received an email stating we would be contacted by phone within 3 business days; so understand it’s not a “chat with Garmin tech people.” If you want a GPS "and" you want to have lifetime traffic (which we highly recommend), ensure you ask about the proper cable (jack) for your GPS; just because the Garmin has the “capability” does not mean that it comes equipped with the correct GTM20 cable. Walmart was prompt in getting the product to us and it arrived in excellent condition. The price was excellent compared to other availability. The process has been extremely frustrating and the Garmin comes with only very basic instructions for putting it together. Everything else must be done on line. It’s a “nice to have” item. If you have some money you can afford to spend on the GPS, cables, programs and holder, more power to you; if you don’t have the extra money, please don’t spend your rent or food money on a GPS—Use a map just like we’ve been doing for years. Good luck.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
By
KilnCreekNeighbors
 - Hampton Roads, VA
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