Garmin nuvi 42LM 4.3-Inch Satellite Navigation System with UK, Ireland, Western Europe Maps and Free Lifetime Updates
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- Bright 4.3" touchscreen sat nav with preloaded street maps of UK, Ireland and Western Europe
- Includes Free Lifetime Map Updates for the UK, Ireland and Western Europe. Includes microSD card slot to accommodate additional map options and map updates
- Easily search addresses and millions of points of interest
- Lane assist and junction view provide guidance at tricky junctions
- Displays speed limit, speed cameras and accurate arrival time
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Style Name: Satellite Navigation System with UK, Ireland, Western Europe Maps and Free Lifetime Updates | Size Name: 4.3-Inch
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The Garmin nüvi 42LM is navigation at its simplest, for those who want an easy-to-use, reliable sat nav. It has a compact 4.3" touchscreen, and is preloaded with street level mapping for the UK, Ireland and Western Europe (24 countries) with free lifetime map updates for the life of the sat nav.
Garmin nüvi 42LM also contains Garmin's unique Cyclops Speed Camera system, for real-time, direction-relevant and accurate alerts. Speed camera alerts are provided along your route, including fixed, mobile, variable limit and temporary speed cameras.Lane Assist and Junction View guides you into the correct lane for approaching turns and exits.
The Garmin nüvi 42LM displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival.
The Garmin nuvi 42LM comes preloaded with Points of Interest (POIs) such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. There's no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one - or many - and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom Points of Interest.
Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi sat nav up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favourites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.
Garmin nuvi 42LM WE
Vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
Quick start manual
From the manufacturer
An Essential Sat Nav For Simple Navigation
With its bright 4.3 inch display and spoken turn-by-turn directions, nüvi 42LM is an easy-to-use, dedicated sat nav that helps you get to your destination easily.
It comes with lifetime map updates for free, speed camera alerts, lane assist and junction view for simple and safe navigation so you don’t get lost.
Free Lifetime Map Updates
nüvi 42LM arrives loaded with detailed maps of the UK, Ireland and Western Europe (45 countries) and thousands of Points of Interest (POIs) such as restaurants, businesses and shops.
However, roads change, businesses open and close and traffic lights or roundabouts appear. With nüvi 42LM you can keep your sat nav up-to-date with the updated maps and points of interest, with no fees.
Use Gamin Express to keep your Garmin sat nav up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favourites to and from devices and install free custom vehicles and voices.
Please note, with increased road detail and more points of interest, maps could be larger in size; as a result, map updates may require a microSD card (sold separately).
Clear Guidance At Junctions
Avoid confusion at tricky exits and junctions. lane assist guides you into the correct lane for approaching turns and exits and junction view displays an onscreen image of the upcoming junction so you know what to expect before you reach the junction. The split screen mode shows your position on the map alongside a realistic depiction of your upcoming manoeuvre.
Speed Camera Alerts
Garmin nüvi 42LM displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival.
With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street.
nüvi 42LM contains Garmin’s Cyclops Safety Camera system, for real-time, direction-relevant and accurate alerts. The full safety camera database is already pre-loaded on your sat nav. However, you can get regular or one-off updates to ensure you’ve always got updated camera locations, so you can drive safety and legally.
Where Am I?
The Where am I? Emergency locator is a safety feature that can be very helpful if you break down or need a local service urgently.
Simply tap the car icon on the map screen to get your exact coordinates, address and junction, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to your nearest hospitals, police and petrol stations. This can also be used to save your current location so you can find your way back there again easily in the future.
Bluetooth technology provides wireless connectivity for hands-free calling.
Active Lane Guidance
Hear voice prompts and see bright arrows that indicate the proper lane needed for your next manoeuvre.
PhotoReal Junction View
Realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape.
Smartphone Link Compatible
Download the Smartphone Link app3 to your iPhone or Android device for access to real-time services like live weather radar and more (some services require purchase).
Garmin Essential Sat Nav Range
Garmin Advanced Sat Nav Range
|Free Lifetime Map Updates||Some||Some|
|Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts||No||Some|
|Lane Assist and Junction View||Yes||Yes|
|Bluetooth for Hands-Free Calling||No||Some|
|Pinch to Zoom Display||No||Some|
|Active Lane Guidance & PhotoReal Junction View||No||Yes|
|Smartphone Link compatible||No||Yes|
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It froze consistently despite being fully changed and correctly updated and when we veered off track due to the confusion created by the jittery screen we had to pull over for it and wait for it to calculate itself out of its mess for a good few minutes before we could get going again. I use Garmin at work so I know the calculation time shouldn't be long but this is their entry model so beware.
These devices however, are a thing of the past. If you can't get by with a map, some AA route notes and an iPhone then there's something wrong. I was naive in buying this and the only reason it gets two stars is because it turned on and worked sporadically.
Does what it's supposed to in that it gets you from A to B, tells you about specific lanes on Motorways, warns you if you go over the speed limit and tells you if you are approaching known areas of mobile speed enforcement cameras. A word of warning, the speed limits that the unit knows about are not always up to date - recent (within the last year or so) reductions in speed limits are not always accounted for in the maps - so probably best to rely on using your eyes and the road signs for changes to speed limits!
Comes with screen mount, cigarette lighter power cable and usb cable for connecting to a PC for updates.
Very pleased with this purchase. If only they included a travel case rather than having to buy one separately!
The voice sounds robotic, and pronounces things wrong. Instead of saying for example take the second turn on the left, it says turn left on......road, by the time you see name plate and watching traffic in front you've gone by !
I tried it out in my own town where I knew exactly where to go to check it, tried to send me weird and and wonderful long way round.
on a recent trip to Yorkshire, we crossed the humber bridge, so far so good, then where we were staying was straight up the road we were on, and it kept telling us to turn left , we tried it to see if a new road or shortcut, it wanted us to go miles inland to malton then back up across country, crazy would have added miles. binning it and getting another tom tom
The Italian pronunciation of road names is absolutely diabolical when the language is set to English. Weird because they are perfect when the language is set to Italian. So you have a choice, at least when travelling in Italy anyway. Listen to instructions in English but have to put up with horrendous pronunciation for road names or switch it over to Italian if you can understand the driving instructions in Italian.
Otherwise the Sat Nav works fairly well. She gets excited if you drive on a road that she doesn't know about (like a recently opened motorway for example). She keeps telling you to proceed to the marked road, repeatedly, so it would have been nice to have a mute button on the casing or on the map so that you can turn her moaning off when you know better.
Occasionally you are told to take the third exit to "road". Not especially helpful. And she is very reluctant when you choose a route which you know is preferable. Whilst the recalculation seems very quick, she is still trying to get you to do a U-turn for a while until she finally accepts that your route is the way we are going and then readjusts.
All in all, you get what you pay for. Since Hertz charge an extra £100pw for Sat Nav when I visit the UK, this is a cheap option and works satisfactorily. Not for more demanding users though.
1) Sometimes it freezes when I'm driving. I have to turn it off and on again and set the destination again.
2) In Newcastle-under-Lyme there's a roundabout as you enter the town centre (one of them, anyway) - the sat nav doesn't recognise one of the roads coming off this (it is a dead end that basically is parking and a pedestrianised zone, but still..), so what it considers to be the second exit is really the third.
3) Coming off that same roundabout a different day, I wanted the sat nav to take me to a car park that would be on reached through a left hand turn. I positioned to the left, expecting to turn left, then the roundabout told me to take the fourth exit (I later found this was back the way I came???). Thinking this was due to some sort of one way street town centre hell, I followed the instructions anyway and was positioned completely wrong to take the fourth exit and ended up nearly hitting another car on the roundabout. I managed to find parking just off the roundabout and when I walked to my destination I found there was no one way system blocking me being able to access this car park so why it did this I don't know. So be careful..
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This is better, but irritating to use.