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Garmin Nuvi 42 4.3 inch Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps

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  • Bright 4.3 inch touchscreen sat nav with preloaded street maps of UK and Ireland
  • Lane assist and junction view provide guidance at tricky junctions
  • Displays speed limit, safety cameras and accurate arrival time
  • Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest and Where Am I? emergency locator tells you of your coordinates and the nearest address, intersection, hospitals, police and fuel stations
  • Includes microSD card slot to accommodate map updates and additional map options

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Style Name: Satellite Navigation with UK and Ireland Maps | Size Name: 4.3-Inch

Product details

Style Name: Satellite Navigation with UK and Ireland Maps | Size: 4.3-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.6 x 7.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-01114-10
  • ASIN: B00FQHVJCU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (673 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,607 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Style Name:Satellite Navigation with UK and Ireland Maps  |  Size Name:4.3-Inch

Product Description

Garmin nuvi 42 Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps

An Essential Sat Nav for Simple and Safe Navigation

With its bright 4.3-inch display and spoken turn-by-turn directions, nüvi 42 is an easy-to-use, dedicated sat nav that helps you get to your destination easily.

It comes with speed camera alerts as well as Lane Assist and Junction View for simple and safe navigation so you don’t get lost.

Detailed Maps

nüvi 42 arrives loaded with detailed maps of the UK and Ireland and thousands of Points of Interest (POIs) such as restaurants, businesses and shops.

To find an address or POI simply search for it on your nüvi and press ‘Go’ to be directed there with turn-by-turn instructions and spoken street names for extra clarity. You also have the ability to add custom POIs so you can find your favourite locations easily again and again.

Garmin nuvi 42 Driving guidance
Clear guidance at junctions
Driving Guidance You See and Hear

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.

Information at a Glance

nüvi 42 displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street.

Garmin nuvi 42 safety camera alerts
With safety camera alerts
Keep an Eye on the Latest Speed and Safety Cameras with Safety Camera Alerts

nüvi 42 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 the latest 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.

One-stop Device Management

Use Gamin Express online to keep your nüvi 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.

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Screen Size 4.3" 5" 5" 5" 5" 6"
Map Coverage UK/ROI UK/ROI UK/ROI and Western Europe UK/ROI UK/ROI and Western Europe UK/ROI
Free Lifetime Map Updates Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lane Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Junction View Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Up Ahead Points of Interest Yes
Dual Orientation Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual

Box Contains

Garmin nuvi 42 UK
Vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
Quick start manual


From the Manufacturer

Essential Series Advanced Series
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
Voice Command No Some
Active Lane Guidance & PhotoReal Junction View No Yes
Smartphone Link compatible No Yes

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Customer Reviews

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Style Name: Satellite Navigation with UK and Ireland MapsSize: 5-Inch
This is mostly a cosmetic update to the Nuvi 50 model the features are very much the same as the older model, screen and specification are identical just a nicer case; some of the higher end features are missing so don't expect all the bells and whistles of more expensive models, but it's certainly decent value for money and a good choice for new users or folks looking for a simple easy to use device.Read more ›
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By Schnuggles TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Aug. 2014
Style Name: Satellite Navigation with UK and Ireland MapsSize: 5-Inch Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Box is well packaged and contains: the unit, the 12v to USB lead for the car and the windscreen sucker. Instead of a manual there is a quick start guide which shows how to add the sucker and how to update the unit, without even using words. Sadly, there isn't an included USB lead to connect the unit to the PC so you will have to get hold of one making sure it's the right connector type (there are several USB connector shapes). It may seem minor to some but I think it's a bit stingy and you can't update maps or the software without one.

So, after a few seconds to fix the sucker it was time to register and download the software.

Garmin Express is the software to download but any attempt to register on the website will prompt you to download Express anyway. The program downloaded and installed quickly and without a hitch and was self explanatory. It does offer you a quick tour but it's so straightforward you won't need it. It then showed several updates: a map update and some software updates. Took 4 minutes to complete.

Time to try on the open road. The widescreen is quite helpful as you can turn all the options on in the display so this includes the speed limit, arrival time, distance remaining. At relevant motorway points it shows land assist so you know you are in the right lane. I downloaded a couple of the extra pointers just to try it and they work fine, so do the extra voices packs. It has the option to avoid unpaved roads which is a nice touch and it hasn't caused me to go astray yet.

Many years ago I had a Garmin which I categorically hated but having seen recent reviews of TomToms which seemingly have issues over software/map updates, I thought it was about time I tried a new one. If a USB lead was attached then I'd give this 5 stars as it's cheap, easy to use, and the software had no problems.
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Style Name: Satellite Navigation with UK and Western Europe Maps and Free Lifetime Map UpdatesSize: 5-Inch Verified Purchase
After years of the same Tom Tom Sat Nav I decided I needed a new one so after lots of searching and YouTube comparisons (as you do!!) I decided on this one. I'm really impressed with it and glad I chose it.

One surprise I didn't find mentioned at the time of purchase was the fact that it doesn't make a noise to tell you when you're over the speed limit... the speed sign on the screen flashes red but there's no audible sound. I now know this is common with some Garmin models but it is still something I would have liked to have known at the time.

Nevertheless I still love this sat Nav and I've found being able to hunt on the map and select a spot manually to save as a favourite very helpful being a football coach travelling to loads of fields with no real postcodes. Street names is a helpful feature and the menus are very easy to navigate too. I also found the ability to rename favourites very handy for the same reason as above although I'm assuming that's a common feature nowadays.

Another quick point is the fact that you have to set something as a via point if you wanted to avoid a certain road on a journey. For example, if I wanted to avoid a narrow road I know isn't an easy drive even though the Sat Nav is recommending it I'd have to set something on the route that I'd like to take as a via point so it's follows that path. This is all very easily done though and the option in the settings to simulate your route at home helps here too!!

Also worth noting the estimated journey time seems to assume you will be traveling at the speed limit constantly without stopping very often... Google is much more accurate here.
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