Garmin nuvi 40LM vs 55LM

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A comparison chart of product features and specifications between Garmin nuvi 40LM vs 55LM GPS Navigators System.

Note: This comparison by GPSCompared is a basic guide based on Garmin published specifications and features at their official website. And by no means that this comparison is definitive. There might be other similarities and differences which are not covered here.

Garmin nuvi GPS
Garmin nuvi 40LMGarmin nuvi 55LM
ModelsGarmin nuvi 40LM
Garmin nuvi 40LM
Garmin nuvi 55LM
Garmin nuvi 55LM
View the model availability and current price from AmazonGarmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US)
or
Garmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US and Canada) at Amazon
Garmin nüvi 55LM GPS Navigators System at Amazon

$79.95 Refurbished Garmin nuvi 55LM at F.O.S (Includes One Year Manufacturer's Warranty)
nuvi seriesnuvi 40LM is a model in Garmin’s 2012 Essential series. (This series was announced by Garmin on August 24th 2011)Nuvi 55LM is a model in Garmin’s 2014 Essential series. (This series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2014)
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:4.9"W x 3.1"H x .7"D (12.4 x 7.9 x 1.8 cm)5.5"W x 3.4"H x 0.8"D (13.9 x 8.6 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH:3.8"W x 2.3"H (9.7 x 5.8 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Weight:5.2 ounces (148.0 g)6.4 oz (180.1 g)
Preloaded street maps:Yes. City Navigator® NT - Lower 49 states. or NT North America (U.S and canada)Yes. City Navigator® NT - Lower 49 states.
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):
NoYes
* Garmin myTrends demo video
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):NoYes
View upcoming points of interest along route:NoYes
Additional:Trip Planner: No
Trip Planner: Yes
What's Common
Display resolution, WxH:480 x 272 pixels480 x 272 pixels
Display type:WQVGA color TFT with white backlightWQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:up to 2 hoursup to 2 hours
High-sensitivity receiver:YesYes
Includes lifetime map updates:YesYes
nüMaps Guarantee:YesYes
Built-in memory:internal solid stateinternal solid state
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (Not included)microSD™ card (Not included)
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations:10001000
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):Yes (Internal speaker)Yes (Internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):
YesYes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):YesYes
Junction view (displays junction signs):
YesYes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):YesYes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):YesYes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):YesYes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):YesYes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):YesYes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):YesYes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):YesYes
Additional:Trip Log: Yes
Trip Log: Yes
What's Unavailable
Headphone jack/audio line-out:NoNo
Waterproof:NoNo
3-D terrain view:NoNo
3-D buildings and landmarks view:NoNo
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):NoNo
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):NoNo
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):NoNo
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):
Yes*

* Garmin trafficTrends demo video
NoNo
XM® compatible for U.S:NoNo
Bluetooth® wireless techNology:
* What is Garmin nuvi Bluetooth video
NoNo
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town):NoNo
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):NoNo
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):NoNo
MP3 player:NoNo
Audio book player:NoNo
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin nuvi 40LM at garmin.comRead more about Garmin nuvi 55LM at garmin.com
Amazon Customer Reviews
Read all the reviews inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if available)Click here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 40LMClick here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 55LM
Note: Amazon tend to group a few models into one section of customer reviews (i.e models that belong to same series). So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Check Price
View the model availability and current priceGarmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US)
or
Garmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US and Canada) at Amazon
Click on this link Garmin nüvi 55LM GPS Navigators System at Amazon

$79.95 Refurbished Garmin nuvi 55LM at F.O.S (Includes One Year Manufacturer's Warranty)

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