with enhancements like Bluetooth wireless technology hands-free cellphone calling, an integrated traffic receiver, and an MP3 player. The internal battery powered the unit for approximately eight hours with the backlight at 50%.
It has only an ON/OFF button and a thumb wheel volume control on the right side.
Fixed issue with main menu dashboard caused by changing Profiles via shortcut on main menu. Fixed issue with preserving routes imported from Basecamp (identical maps required). Fixed shutdown related to a shortcut that locks a specific orientation.
The screen is brighter than the c300 series, with one of the highest-resolution (320x240) color screens we have reviewed. Configurable vehicle icons allow you to select a customized car-shaped icon showing your position on the map.
The Mass Storage has 1.94 GB of internal memory with about 667 MB left for other data and maps.
(See The c550 comes with preloaded maps of Europe or North America and includes automatic routing, 2D or 3D map perspective, and turn-by-turn voice directions that speak street names, making "heads-up" navigation easy.
NOTE: If you change the voice in the "Locale" section, you need to select a voice labeled "TTS" (Text To Speech) if you wish to use this feature. Then Map Source can recognize the c550, and any waypoints loaded into a Map Source map can be uploaded to the unit directly without having to go through the routine.