Polaroid MGX-0550 GPS Navigation sold at Target

polaroid-navigation-992.jpgThis thing’s probably not legal in the UK, or many states in the US, like California, but Polaroid has combined a GPS Nav system with a DVD Player.

The Navigation itself isn’t anything out of the ordinary. It uses the Sirf Star III GPS Processor and has a touchscreen interface. But, the 5.6” screen allows you to watch The Fast and The Furious while you’re barreling down the 101 at 5 miles an hour.

Also, the system has a built-in FM transmitter, so that means you can listen to the audio from your movie through your car’s speakers. However, you can’t listen to music and this at the same time, unlike in-dash navigation systems.

Available at Target.

Navigation Features:

  • Pre-loaded detailed maps of the United States including Hawaii, and Canada
  • Rotary knob makes navigation of menus and other functions quick and easy
  • Large 5.6” TFT LCD with easy touch-screen operation;High-brightness display is easy to read even in sunlight
  • Display backlight dims automatically during nighttime use
  • 1.6 million points of interest
  • Visual and audible navigation prompts with user-selectable languages for voice and text provide clear turn-by-turn directions
  • Send audio to the car stereo system through the built-in FM wireless transmitter
  • WAAS-enabled 12-channel GPS for pinpoint accuracy
  • View maps in 2D and 3D perspectives
  • Auto route recalculation if you change your route; Built-in antenna and external antenna
  • Sirf Star III GPS processor
  • Built-in compass, speedometer and altimeter
  • Zoom in/out

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11 Responses to “Polaroid MGX-0550 GPS Navigation sold at Target”

  1. patrick robertson Says:

    i am looking to buy the polaroid mgm-0550 but i can’t find it is there another gps that comes close to this gps and where can i get it on line


  2. patrick robertson Says:

    i went online to the target and sam club / walmart and these stores didn”t have any on had


  3. Mark Says:

    Dont buy it. I had mine for 1 month then it would not come on. I sent it in to Polaroid and they have had it for over 2 months due to “backordered” parts. Terrible service department. How can you do that to customers!


  4. Kyle Says:

    I’ve had one for quite a long time now. I love this GPS, though having trouble getting updated maps, but since it is only a year old they are all still pretty current. I’ve had great luck with it thus far though.


  5. Lois Says:

    I have had this GPS since Fall 2006. Polaroid promised updated maps by the end of 2006 and even though I’ve contacted them several times regarding the promised update, they have yet to respond and have still not provided updated maps on their website. I would not recommend based on this fact alone.


  6. SAL ULTO Says:

    WHEN I CALLED FOR UPDATES WAS TOLD THEY WOULD NOT BE SELLING ANY MORE GPS UNITS. THEIR ATTITUDE TO ME WAS ” TOUGH LUCK “. WILL NEVER BUY ANY POLAROID AGAIN.


  7. Donnie Williams Says:

    SORRY TO YELL BUT DO NOT BUY NEW OR USED UNIT! TOTAL DEFUNCT DIVISION OF POLAROID. UNIT WORKS GREAT EXCEPT FOR GPS GO TO SECTION IS OUT OF DATE AND PROGRAMMING IS FAULTED ONCE FROZEN UP IT WILL NEVER TAKE YOU FROM POINT A TO POINT B EVER AGAIN!
    POLAROID HAS AN OH WELL BUYER BEWARE ATTITUDE.
    WHAT A SHAME ITS CONCEPT WAS THE BEST IN THE WORLD!


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  9. Sandi in Michigan Says:

    My unit has died after 2.5 years of use. The navigation program won’t start, all I see is Windows CE. I was never completely happy with the unit. I liked the big screen size, but it was so heavy it would sag in the windshield holder until it touched the dashboard. We seldom played DVDs since it tended to overheat the unit. The out-of-date maps never seemed to be an issue for me, but it did take quite a long time to lock on to enough satellites to triangulate my position. I see prices on GPS units have fallen drastically in the last 2 years, I can get a new one for under $200. I think I paid $300 for this unit.


  10. Tom Says:

    PLEASE check with Polaroid before you buy any of their electronic products. Their GPS units were sold as ‘BUYER BEWARE”. They never intended to have any software or map update for these units and their customer servive DOES NOT help with complaints.


  11. jacob Says:

    does anyone know if there is a dvd hack code?


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