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Nomad 5

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An easy-to-use handheld for the professional field worker

2-4 m
GNSS Accuracy
Android 8.1
Operating System
12.7 cm / 5"
Screen Size

The Trimble® Nomad® 5 handheld is a fully-rugged mobile computer designed to make your professional work life easier, productive and more efficient. Offering ease-of-use and flexibility in an all-in-one versatile package, it’s the ideal tool for accurate GIS data collection, asset management and field inspection tasks. Purpose-built for the serious field worker, you can depend on the Nomad 5 to help you get your work done.

2-4 m
GNSS Accuracy
Android 8.1
Operating System
12.7 cm / 5"
Screen Size

Easy to use

  • Powered by familiar, intuitive Android™ 8.1 operating system
  • Google Mobile Services certified to run Google core applications and services to suit your workflow
  • Responsive touchscreen for a consistent and user-friendly operating experience
  • Bright 5-inch display for easy viewing of data, maps and photos in direct sunlight or shadow
  • Access professional workflows for data collection, visualization and communication in the field using Trimble TerraFlex™ or Trimble Penmap® for Android™ software, or third-party apps such as Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS® mobile software

Flexible, versatile, productive

  • Features an expansion slot to attach an interchangeable, user-replaceable Trimble EMPOWER module* for customized workflows with one device
  • Tracks GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou constellations as well as SBAS augmentation systems to improve real-time accuracy
  • Achieves sub-meter positioning when paired with the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver or the Trimble EMPOWER GNSS receiver module that support Trimble RTX™ corrections technology for real-time accuracy nearly anywhere in the world
  • Pair with the Trimble Catalyst™ software GNSS receiver or Trimble R2 GNSS receiver when high-accuracy positioning is paramount
  • Communicate between the field and office via integrated 4G LTE cellular connectivity to share, receive and collaborate on data in real-time for efficient job completion and faster time to deliverable for your clients

*EMPOWER modules currently available: a sub-meter GNSS receiver; a barcode imager; and a barcode imager and UHF RFID reader. 

Reliable and dependable

  • Certified to meet rigorous MIL-STD-810G military standards for drops and vibration to keep your data safe
  • Reliably work in the toughest conditions with an IP-65 and IP-68 environmental rating for water and dust ingress
  • Operate longer in the field with a high-capacity, all day user-replaceable battery that provides continuous use in any temperature
  • Input data with ease, even when wearing gloves, using the tactile programmable hard keys and stylus
  • Capture high-resolution images with asset, event, or site information using the rear-facing camera, and hold face-to-face discussions on the job site via apps such as Skype with the front-facing camera
Devices, Software, and Accessories
Nomad 5 Works With...
Penmap for Android
Trimble Penmap
GIS Workflows Survey Workflows
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R2 GNSS Receiver
Trimble R2
Integrated GNSS Systems
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R1 GNSS receiver
Trimble R1
Integrated GNSS Systems
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Trimble Catalyst
Trimble Catalyst
Software-based Receivers
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GNSS Accuracy 1-100 cm 1-4 m 2-4 m 1-2 m
Operating System WEHH 6.5 WEHH 6.5 Android 8.1 Android 6.0
Screen Size 10.7 cm / 4.2" 10.9 cm / 4.3" 12.7 cm / 5" 13.4 cm / 5.3"
Screen Type Color touch WVGA TFT Color multi-touch Color multi-touch
Used With TerraFlex, TerraSync, Positions TerraFlex, TerraSync, Positions TerraFlex, Penmap for Android, Esri Collector TerraFlex, Penmap for Android, Esri Collector
Satellites GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, SBAS GPS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, SBAS
Processor 1.0 GHz 1.0 GHz 2.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Memory 256 MB 512 MB 4 GB 2 GB
Data Storage 4 GB 16 / 32 GB 32 GB 8 / 16 GB
Environmental IP65 IP68 IP68 (Dust), IP65 (Water) IP67