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Garmin nüvi 42

The nuvi 42 offers easy to use GPS guidance, spoken turn-by-turn directions and many innovative features.

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$109.99 – Lower 49 States.

Essential Series Navigation for Your Car

  • 4.3" display
  • Maps of the lower 49 states
  • Lane assist with junction view
  • Displays speed limit, current speed and accurate arrival time
  • Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
  • Spoken turn-by-turn directions

Dependable, Easy-to-use Guidance

With its bright 4.3" display, spoken turn-by-turn directions and many innovative features, the sleek nüvi 42 offers dependable, easy-to-use driving guidance.

Innovative Features

Lane assist with junction view indicates the proper lane for a turn or exit with brightly colored arrows and detailed images. nüvi 42 also displays speed limit, current speed and accurate arrival time.

One-stop Device Management

Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.

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Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions 4.9"W × 3.1"H × 0.8"D (12.6 × 7.8 × 1.9 cm)
Display size, W×H 3.8"W × 2.3"H (9.7 × 5.8 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, W×H 480 × 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 5.3 ounces (149.3 g)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 2 hours
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps Yes
nüMaps Guarantee Yes
Built-in memory Internal solid state
Accepts data cards MicroSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000
Navigation Features
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") Yes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) Yes
Junction view (displays junction signs) Yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Yes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) Yes
Additional
Additional
  • Trip Planner: no
  • Trip Log: yes
  • nüvi 42
  • Preloaded with City Navigator® NT North America — Lower 49 States
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Quick start manual

Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.

These accessories are available for Garmin nüvi 42. Click a button to add that item to your shopping cart.

$24.99 – AC adapter Kit, U.S. (includes mini and microUSB cables, U.S. adapter).

$9.99 – Universal mount, connects suction cup to unit.

$14.99 – USB cable.

$24.99 – Vehicle power cable.

$19.99 – 4.3" Premium nuvi case, magnetic closure.

$19.99 – Vehicle suction cup mount.

$15.99 – 4GB microSD card with SD adapter.

$14.00 – Vehicle suction cup (replacement).

$23.00 – Dashboard mount.

$24.99 – Portable friction/ beanbag mount (no installation required).

$24.99 – Portable friction mount.

$19.99 – Air vent mount.

$25.99 – High Speed Multi-Charger.