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Garmin nuvi 1240

Product Code: GAR1240

Garmin nuvi 1240 is an ultra-thin, pocket design, affordable and simple-to-use sat-nav. The Garmin nuvi 1240 comes with preloaded street level maps for Western Europe, including the UK and Ireland and has ecoRoute to calculate a fuel-efficient route.

Garmin nuvi 1240 is also compatible with the optional CityXplorer download to get you around on foot or public transport, and you can even add City Guides to make the most of your time in town. In addition an optional traffic receiver can be added to provide live traffic information.



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An ultra-thin, pocket design, affordable and simple-to-use sat-nav with preloaded maps for Western Europe, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy amongst many others. The Garmin nuvi 1240 has ecoRoute™ to calculate a fuel-efficient route, is compatible with the optional cityXplorer download to get you around on foot or public transport, and you can even add City Guides to make the most of your time in town.

Garmin nuMaps Guarantee - simply register your new Garmin nuvi 1240 within 90 days of first using your sat-nav to see if a free map update is available. See map coverage below for more details.

Great on the go - driving, walking or on public transport

Garmin nuvi 1240’s pocket design means you can take it anywhere. Use to its full potential by downloading cityXplorer to navigate selected cities via trains, tubes or buses* as well as on foot. Add an AA City Guide for your chosen city to find out about all attractions and places to eat, stay and shop.

* Note: Public transport data may vary between cities.

Go Green and save fuel

The ecoRoute fuel-saver feature enables you to choose a fuel-efficient route which could even save you money as well as fuel. See the cost of the journey as you plan it and get scored for your performance with the Driving Challenge - good for identifying areas for improvement.

Traffic Alerts (optional accessory for Garmin nuvi 1240)

Not every traffic service is equal. With Garmin you’ll always know what lies ahead. And it’s subscription-free, for life. Based on Trafficmaster data, there is extensive coverage of the road network (100% on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales). Know how long you’ll be held up, and choose to be routed around the queues.

Cyclops Speed Camera Alerts

The Garmin nuvi 1240, like all Garmin sat nav's, gets its speed camera data from the Cyclops speed camera database. The database provides advanced alerts to fixed, average speed, mobile, variable, temporary roadwork, red light and red light speed cameras. As you approach a camera, your device sounds an alert. Subscription charges apply. Click here to read more about the Cyclops speed trap database.

Garmin nuvi 1240 Features

‣3.5-inch touchscreen display, sleek, ultra-slim design that fits easily in your pocket
‣Street-level mapping for the UK, Ireland and Western Europe (22 countries) with 90 day nuMaps Guarantee
‣Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompts
‣Text to speech calls out the names of upcoming road names on the route
‣8-digit postcode - navigate using full UK postcode search
‣Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)
‣Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
‣Route avoidance (avoid motorways, tolls etc.)
‣Optional accessory for traffic avoidance
‣Speed limit indicator - unit displays speed limits for most major roads
‣Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
‣World travel clock, currency and measurement converter, calculator
‣Public Transport and Pedestrian mode with optional cityXplorer download
‣Optional Garmin Travel Guides (sold separately)
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery (up to 4 hours)
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database (includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots)
‣Only 15mm thick - ideal for use in and out of the car
‣Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee


The Garmin nuvi 1240 has been designed to be plug and play, and as such can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle with ease. The Garmin nuvi 1240 is powered via the supplied vehicle power cable. The Garmin nuvi 1240 then attaches to your vehicles windscreen via the Garmin nuvi 1240 suction cup mount. Alternatively using the supplied dashboard disk you can mount the suction cup mount on top of your dashboard instead.

Map Coverage

Garmin nuvi 1240 comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator street maps for the UK, Ireland and Western Europe (22 countries) provided from map supplier NAVTEQ. Rolling screen transition, accelerated map redraw and routing capabilities make screen zooming even smoother and ensure the navigation always matches your pace.

Further Garmin nuvi 1240 maps are available microSD card which insert directly into the Garmin nuvi 1240. Available Garmin nuvi 1240 maps include USA and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Garmin nuvi 1240 maps.

Garmin nuMaps Guarantee

The latest maps on your new sat-nav guaranteed - FREE

Get the newest maps available and navigate with confidence with Garmin nuMaps Guarantee. Simply register your new Garmin nuvi 1240 at within 90 days of first using your sat-nav to see if a free map update is available. With Garmin nuMaps Guarantee, you'll be up-to-date when you hit the road.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin nuvi 1240
‣12 volt Vehicle Power Cable
‣Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
‣Dashboard Disc
‣Quick Start Manual

Garmin nuvi 1240 Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin nuvi 1240? All parts are genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 1240.

Accessories available to purchase include vehicle power charger, suction cup mount, a weighted dashboard mount and an air vent mount kit. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger. View all of the nuvi 1240 accessories here.

Garmin nuvi 1240 Maps

Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 1240? All mapping comes on microSD card with SD card adaptor and is genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 1240 Countries available to buy include: UK and Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa, North America (USA and Canada), Australia and New Zealand. View all of the nuvi 1240 compatible maps here.

Garmin nuvi 1240 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 3.5-inch QVGA colour antiglare TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 4 hours (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 93mm, Height - 75mm, Depth - 16mm
‣Weight: 113.4g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin nuvi 1240 manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Why buy from us?

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

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