Inputs and Outputs
Product Overview: The nüvi 880
is a portable GPS navigator, traveler's reference, and digital entertainment
system, all in one. Combined with detailed maps, the nüvi 880 provides automatic
routing, turn-by-turn voice directions, and touch screen control. In addition to
these navigation features, the nüvi 880 can play MP3 files and audio books
(available from Audible.com), and display JPEG photos.
Voice Guidance/Text-to-Speech: This unit provides turn-by-turn voice directions
during navigation. When a maneuver occurs, the nüvi 880 will announce the
directions clearly, including the street names and/or the exit names.
Speech Recognition: The nüvi 880 comes with a wireless
Speech Recognition remote control that can be strapped onto the steering wheel
or mounted in a convenient location. Using Speech Recognition, you can speak
voice commands into the remote control or a "Find Nearest" command, and the unit
will respond. Commands include:
|Audible Player ||Go home ||Volume Down |
|Cancel Route ||Hands free ||Volume Up |
|Detour ||Help ||Where Am I? |
|Find Address ||Main Menu ||Where To? |
|Find City ||Music Player ||Find Nearest Gas Station |
|Find Favorite ||Stop Listening ||Find Nearest Grocery Store |
|Find Place by Category ||Tools Menu ||Find Nearest Bank |
|Find Place by Name ||Trip Computer ||Find Nearest Movie Theater |
|Find Recently Found ||View Map ||Find Nearest Restaurant |
Internal Memory: The nüvi 880
comes with an internal memory for storage of supplemental
maps, photos, MP3s, and audio books. When the unit is connected to your
computer, the nüvi 880 is recognized as an additional drive (USB Mass Storage).
Note: The nüvi 880 is compatible with Windows 2000 or newer.
microSD Memory Slot: The nüvi 880
can display photo images or play back MP3 audio files or audio books from an
optional microSD memory card.
The nüvi 880 comes loaded with City Navigator North America NT 2009 software, which contains
mapping detail of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The maps
feature more than 6 million points of interest (POIs), such as hotels, restaurants,
gas stations, ATMs and attractions.
Satellite Status: Once the GPS
receiver in the nüvi 880 has collected the necessary data to calculate a fix,
the status field indicates a 2D or 3D status. A 2D status means that at least
three satellites with good geometry have been locked onto, and a two-dimensional
position fix (latitude and longitude) is calculated. A 3D status means that at
least four satellites with good geometry have been locked onto, and your
position is calculated in latitude, longitude, and elevation.
Garmin Lock: Garmin Lock is an
anti-theft feature. You can set a 4-digit PIN and a security location (such as
your home or office). Every time the nüvi 880 is powered on, you must enter the
PIN, or drive to your security location.
Touch Screen Display: The unit
features a bright, 4.3" (diagonal) LCD with touch screen controls. The display
has a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and 64,000
colors. The screen has a manual brightness adjustment.
Bluetooth: For hands-free
calling, the nüvi 880 integrates Bluetooth wireless technology
with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with a
compatible phone (to confirm compatibility visit the Garmin website) and talk hands-free through the 880 while
focused on the road. Simply speak or dial numbers with nüvi's
touch screen keypad to make a call.
FM Transmitter: In addition to
the built-in speaker, the nüvi 880 has an FM transmitter which allows you to
hear turn-by-turn directions on your vehicle's FM radio. You can set the
transmitter to any FM frequency not currently occupied by a local FM station.
Custom Points of Interest: The
nüvi 880 will accept custom points of interest (POI) databases, available from
various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert
information for points such as safety cameras and school zones, and the unit can
notify you as you approach one of these points. To download custom POIs, you
will need the Garmin POI Loader software, available on Garmin's website.
Information Pages: The
information provided by the nüvi 880 is found on various display screens called
pages. The pages give you the following information:
- Indicates real-time moving
map illustrating your current position and intended route
- Shows map scale and
geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns
- Allows you to zoom, pan, and
point using the touch screen controls
- When you are following a
route, your arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner, the
distance to the next turn (Turn In) is shown in the lower right corner
- When you are simply driving
while viewing the Map page (not following a route), your speed is shown
in the lower left corner, the direction you are driving is shown in the
lower right corner
- Trip Information:
- Shows current compass heading
- Indicates current speed,
average driving speed, overall average speed, maximum speed
- Calculates driving time,
stopped time and total time
- Displays overall distance
traveled (odometer) and distance to your final destination
- Current Route:
- Displays a list of
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route as well as arrival
- Shows direction of each turn
- Next Turn:
- Shows the next turn on the
map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn
Where To? During navigation,
you can search for places by pressing "Menu", then "Where To?" You can select an
Address, Go Home, Points of Interest, Recently Found, Favorites, Intersections, Extras, Cities,
Routes, Browse Map, or Coordinates. You can also access
Spell Name for direct entry of your new destination. You can
search for locations near your present location (default), or select a different
city, your current route, or your destination.
Where Am I? The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant access to
important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where Am I?"
from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your current
position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also buttons to
help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and
roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.
Car Locator: The nüvi 880 will automatically mark the
vehicle's position when the unit is removed from the windshield mount. This
allows you to easily find your vehicle at a later time. This is a helpful
feature to help you locate your vehicle when visiting large amusement parks or
Avoid: You can program the unit
to avoid certain things that may be undesirable on your route. Examples of
things that can be avoided include U-Turns, Highways, Unpaved Roads, Toll
Roads, Ferries, Carpool Lanes, and Traffic.
Multiple Destination Routing: You can enter multiple
destinations and the unit will automatically sort the destinations, providing
the most direct route. This is a helpful feature for those working in real
estate, making sales calls, making deliveries, or visiting multiple sites. The
routes can be saved to the built-in memory for later recall. Up to 10 routes can
Waypoints: You can manually
mark and name any map position as a waypoint for later recall. Up to 500
waypoints can be stored in this unit.
Map Orientation: You can select
one of three map orientation displays:
- 2D Track Up:
two-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from top to bottom on
- 2D North Up:
two-dimensional map that constantly displays North at the top of the screen
- 3D Track Up:
three-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from top to bottom
on the screen
Screen Color Mode: You can
select one of three color modes for the display screen:
- Daytime: has a lighter,
- Nighttime: has a black
background, easier to see at night
- Auto: display
automatically switches between daytime and nighttime at sunrise and sunset
When indoors, you can activate the built-in simulator and practice using the
unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites.
Games: The unit features eleven electronic games to help you pass the time.
Built-in games include: Solitare, Sudoku, Space Shooter, Temo, Rock Slide,
Interceptor, Boxing, Bubbles, Video Poker, Crumble, and Brick Breaker.
Travel Aids: The nüvi 880
gives you access to the following travel aids:
- World Clock: the world
clock allows you to display the current time for four locations throughout
the world, you can also display a map of the world
- Currency Converter: this
feature allows you to update the currency rates manually so you are always
using the most current information
- Unit Converter: you
can convert area, distance, speed, temperature, volume, and
- Calculator: the calculator
allows you to perform simple arithmetic
MSN Direct: MSN Direct is an optional service that sends
traffic reports, gas prices and more to your navigation device through an FM
signal. MSN Direct is available in 100 of the largest cities across the United
States. Using the supplied MSN Direct receiver and free 3-month trial service to
MSN Direct, you can check the weather, avoid traffic backups, compare local gas
prices and check movie times and locations when you travel with the nüvi 880. It
can take several hours to receive all the content to your nüvi 880 the first
time you use it or after you have traveled long distances and after you have not
used MSN Direct for several days.
Note: After your 3-month trial, you can choose one of
the following options to extend your service.
- One-Time Payment Plan: The One-Time Payment Plan
includes all of the services from the free-trial for a one-time payment
of $129.95 plus applicable taxes. Some restrictions apply.
- Annual Payment Plan: The Annual Payment Plan
includes all of the services you came to love during your free year of
service for $49.95 plus applicable taxes per year. You may cancel at any
FM Traffic: The nüvi 880 can receive traffic information
broadcast over the FM Radio Data System (RDS), when connected to an optional
Garmin FM TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver. When you are in a coverage
area, the traffic delays are rated by severity with color-coded icons. If you
encounter severe traffic along your route, the unit will automatically
recalculate the route for you to avoid traffic delays.
Power Requirements: The nüvi 880 operates on your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette
lighter power adapter, or the supplied removable Lithium-Ion battery. The Lithium-Ion batteries provide
up to 4 hours of use. Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings,
are not lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Note: The nüvi 880 does not come supplied with an AC adapter. An
optional AC adapter (150ACNUVI) is available separately.
Antenna: The built-in antenna
is located in the unit's back panel. An
optional external antenna may be needed when operating the unit with a
coated windshield or an in-screen heating system, which can block the GPS
signal. The unit has an external GPS antenna jack with an MCX-type connector.
Mounting Options: The unit
should be securely installed when used in a vehicle. The unit comes with a
mounting bracket that includes a suction cup. The suction cup can be used to
mount the unit to the windshield or to the dash (using the plastic mounting
disk). Once the nüvi 880 is mounted, it can be adjusted on the ball-and-socket
bracket for best visibility.
Note: If you're not
using a remote antenna, the unit must be installed where it has a
relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Interface Capability: This unit
can be connected to a PC via the supplied USB cable. This interface allows you
to download additional map information to the unit's flash memory.
Music Player: The unit has a built-in music player capable
of playing MP3 music files (from the internal memory or optional microSD cards)
over the built-in speakers or out the headphone or line output jack. In addition
to music files, audio books can be loaded into memory or onto microSD cards for
playback through the nüvi 880.
Inputs and Outputs
Left Side of Unit:
- Headphones: mini-jack
headphone or audio line output
- Card Slot: accepts microSD cards
- USB: USB Mini-B Type 2.0
that allows you to connect the nüvi 880 to a computer using the supplied USB
Bottom of Unit:
- Cradle Connector: a proprietary connector that allows you to dock
the unit into the supplied cradle. The cradle has a proprietary connection
for plugging in the supplied cigarette lighter adapter or optional traffic
- Antenna: MCX-type jack allows you to connect an
optional external GPS antenna