Garmin Nuvi 42LM reviews

50 customer reviews

This sat nav is a good all rounder.

£90 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

8.4 out of 10 based on 50 reviews.
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Bradley, hayes Use it for work

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Im a lorry driver and it does the job.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2014

Robert, Bangor Occasional user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and clear voice commands.
Bad points:
Not very good pronounsiations of Welsh place names !!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2016

Carly, Sherborne Occasional user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Shows lane splits for roundabouts and gives you road names well in advance
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Aug 2015

Jane, East Sussex Occasional user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Terrible pronunciation of the road names and the number given not in the English way eg twenty twenty one where we would say 2021.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 5.0
Accuracy 4.0
Design 4.0
Size 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Feb 2014

Sarah, Occasional user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Cheap and easy to use
Bad points:
A bit fiddly to attach
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Accuracy 5.0
Design 6.0
Size 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2016

Ryan, Bedfordshire Occasional user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great product, really easy to use at a great price . V happy :)
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Apr 2015

Brian, Ammanford Always use sat nav

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use ,accurate and clear.
Bad points:
Dual time of arrival and actual time would be of benefit.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 9.0
Size 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2016

Product Features

Type of satellite navigation GPS
Screen size (Inches) 4.3
Touchscreen Yes

Also known as: GARMIN nüvi 42, nüvi 42, Garmin Nuvi 42, Nuvi 42 LM

Satellite Navigation Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Bright, sleek and easy to use, the Garmin nüvi 42 4.3" GPS Sat Nav has all the essentials for smooth, stress-free journeying.

A step in the right direction
The Garmin nüvi 42 is a reliable, all-encompassing device that offers navigation in its simplest, most user-friendly form. Drive and navigate with ease and confidence as you’re guided with voice prompted turn-by-turn directions and spoken street naming.

Since the Garmin sat nav is preloaded with maps for the UK and Ireland, millions of addresses and points of interest, you’ll find travelling around a much more pleasant experience. The 4.3” touchscreen boasts great clarity and is simple to navigate. Its realistic road signs and junctions make things much clearer during travel.

Exciting driver-friendly features
The Garmin nüvi 42 Sat Nav hosts a range of extra helpful features, including display of your current speed, real-time speed limit and speed camera prompts, and the most accurate time of arrival.

Lane Assist and Junction View work harmoniously, delivering detailed images with brightly coloured arrows to ensure you’re in the correct lane for a turn or exit. The sat nav has been equipped with a modern design, with an incredibly slim line body and a mount that attaches from behind for minimal distraction.

Bring the joy back in to driving with the Garmin nüvi 42 4.3" GPS Sat Nav.


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