You can easily tuck this compact GPS system in a purse or pocket to make sure you always travel backed by the reputation of a trusted company. Providing excellent service in portable GPS navigation, the Garmin Nuvi 40LM is programmed with an advanced guidance system. Featuring a pre installed map with more than 6 million points of interest, there may be no limit to where the Garmin can take you. As a part of Garmin's quality service, the 4.3 inch GPS system is also supported by lifetime updates. You can simply use the USB slot on your computer to connect the GPS and update the maps. The Garmin Nuvi 40LM can simplify getting directions by offering an easy to use interface. It gives you a choice between viewing the map and putting in your destination. The touchscreen allows for easy and fast searching for an address or location. The Garmin Nuvi GPS comes pre loaded with maps that include millions of popular points of interest, such as restaurants and stores. You also have the ability to add your own popular destinations to make getting directions even easier. With the Nuvi GPS, you can access pre loaded map designs for the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, and Canada. Once you have entered a location, the Nuvi 40LM provides voice directions featuring turn by turn instructions with spoken street names. The Garmin GPS device displays the speed limit for most major and secondary roadways. For added safety, the indicator turns red when you are driving over the limit. It also ensures that you know what your next move will be by providing lane assist with junction view. This feature guides you about what lane to be in. It also displays road signs and exit ramps in realistic form. If you do happen to get lost or need to know your location, you can use the Where Am I feature. It provides your exact location and shows you the nearest exit and address. The Where Am I feature also brings up information to help you find the nearest hospitals, police stations, and gas stations.The Garmin Nuvi 40LM can give each user the ability to customize what is displayed. You can easily change the settings to show the current time, your arrival time, the current elevation, and the speed limit. You can also add one additional via point to a route for easy rerouting. The Nuvi GPS' trip log feature saves all your previous destination points. This can make it easy to find addresses or locations that you have traveled to before. The Garmin Nuvi 40LM GPS device can have the accessories to meet your travel and navigational needs. It can provide lifetime maps software and other high end accessories at an entry level price. The large 4.3 inch widescreen display with suction cup mount can make it easy to view all of these features on the go. Despite the large screen, the system may still sized appropriately to be carried easily even after you get out of your car. You can look no further than the Garmin Nuvi 40LM model to get you wherever you need to go with ease, safety, and reliability.