Garmin nuvi 55 vs 56

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A product comparison between Garmin nuvi 55 vs 56 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 55Garmin nuvi 56
ModelsGarmin nuvi 55
Garmin nuvi 55
Garmin nuvi 56
Garmin nuvi 56
View the model availability and current price from AmazonGarmin nüvi 55 GPS Navigators SystemGarmin nüvi 56 GPS Navigators System
nuvi seriesNuvi 55 is a model in Garmin’s 2014 Essential series. (This series was anNounced by Garmin on January 7th 2014)Nuvi 56 is a model in Garmin’s 2014 Essential series. (This series was anNounced by Garmin on January 7th 2014)
What's Difference
Preloaded street maps:Yes. City Navigator® NT – Lower 49 states.Yes. City Navigator® NT - U.S. and Canada
What's Common
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:5.5"W x 3.4"H x 0.8"D (13.9 x 8.6 x 2.0 cm)5.5"W x 3.4"H x 0.8"D (13.9 x 8.6 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH:4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:480 x 272 pixels480 x 272 pixels
Display type:WQVGA color TFT with white backlightWQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight:6.4 oz (180.1 g)6.4 oz (180.1 g)
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:up to 2 hoursup to 2 hours
High-sensitivity receiver: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
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):YesYes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):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
View upcoming points of interest along route: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 Planner: Yes
Trip Log: Yes
Trip Planner: Yes
Trip Log: Yes
What's Unavailable
Headphone jack/audio line-out:NoNo
Includes lifetime map updates: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):NoNo
XM® compatible for U.S:NoNo
Bluetooth® wireless techNology: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 55 at garmin.comRead more about Garmin nuvi 56 at
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