The Trimble® Nomad™ 5 handheld powered by Android™ 8.1 is a 5-inch, fully-rugged mobile computer. With the ability to integrate almost any additional customized function through the Trimble EMPOWER module interface, the Nomad 5 delivers a unique combination of strength, smarts, and flexibility, and is the perfect companion for professional field workers who cannot afford to compromise their productivity.

Customization comes standard
Introducing the Trimble EMPOWER Platform: a modular expansion system that gives you the power to customize your mobile computing solution to your workflow, and the confidence of knowing that your investment is scalable for future needs.


Trimble EMPOWER modules let you easily add specialized features to your devices such as high-accuracy GNSS or asset tracking using RFID or barcodes. You can even bring your own fully customized solution to life through the EMPOWER Module Developer Program. The Developer Program is accessible to both hardware and software developers, empowering anyone to create solutions that transform the way the world works.


Performance for all your workflows
The Nomad 5 packs a lot in for a handheld device. From the 5-inch sunlight readable toughened glass display, to high-speed 4G LTE cellular connectivity, the Nomad 5 includes all the features, and capabilities you expect in a professional rugged handheld. Nomad 5 is completely rugged, MILSTD-810G and IP65/68 tested, and purpose built to perform in almost every environment - hot or cold, wet or dry.

Powered by Android 8.1
The Nomad 5 is powered by Android 8.1 and comes pre-loaded with Google’s suite of GMS apps and services. Featuring a bold, colorful, and responsive UI design for consistent, intuitive experiences, Android 8.1 represents the peak of mobile OS usability and user friendliness. With Android it is easy to build a custom application that leverages all of the powerful capabilities and functions of the Nomad 5. Alternatively just use any of the millions of apps available through Google Play.


With a host of new security features, Android has become more than just a mobile OS - it has graduated to a business-ready ecosystem that can be deployed across organisations both large and small.

Maintenance and service plans that you can depend upon
Investing in equipment that is destined for years of outdoor operation demands quality that you can trust, comprehensive technical support when it is needed, and professional service and maintenance coverage should something go wrong. Trimble stands by the quality of its products with a full 2-year factory warranty, paid options to extend that cover to up to a total of five years, access to professionally trained service technicians and comprehensive technical support, anywhere in the world.

With Trimble EMPOWER-enabled modules, you can add specialist features such as high-accuracy GNSS, Barcode or RFID Asset tracking to your devices, or bring your own solution to life through the EMPOWER Developer program. The Developer program is accessible to both hardware and software developers, empowering anyone to create solutions that transform the way the world works.


Scale up with Trimble EMPOWER
Ranger 7 rugged handheld offers optional modules (Barcode, RFID and GNSS) PLUS a Developer program to enable quick prototyping of your own custom modules.


High-brightness Screen
5-inch high-brightness touchscreen. The perfect handheld display, indoors and out.

Powerful Connectivity
4G LTE mobile data, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth® 4.2. Reliable high-speed wireless connectivity.


Powered by Android 8.1
Industry-leading usability and access to an ecosystem of over one million mobile apps through the Google Play.




Chipset: Qualcomm® SnapDragon 820 (APQ8096) 
CPU: Kyro CPU, quad core, 64 -bit ARM V8, 2.2GHz 


Operating System: Android™ 8.1 (Oreo) 
Pre-loaded software package includes: Trimble EMPOWER Hub, Trimble GNSS Status, Google GMS core apps and services including: Google Chrome, Gmail, Google (search), Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Play
Access to over one million apps from the Google Play store 


32 GB UFS storage 
Storage expansion: via microSD card slot (SDHC up to 32 GB) SanDisk® or Kingston® recommended 


Display: Transflective with LED backlight, capacitive multitouch 
Size: 12.7 cm (5 inches) (16:9 aspect ratio) 
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels 
LED brightness: Up to 440 Cd/m2 
Daylight readable 


Rear: 16 MP AF with LED Flash 
Front: 8 MP 


Trimble EMPOWER module slots: 1 
Compatible with all “Trimble EMPOWER Enabled” modules 


SIM Type: Micro 


802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz ISM radio band) 
Bluetooth 4.2 (including BTLE) wireless technology 


Chipset: Ublox NEO-M8T 
Horizontal accuracy1: 2-4 m (RMS) 
Constellations: L1 GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou 
Corrections: SBAS, RTCM V2.3 
Supports raw-data output (post-processing) 


Integrated Speaker & Microphone 


3-axis accelerometer 
Magnetic sensor 
Ambient light sensor 


- 3x programmable function keys 
- 3x Android keys 

External MMCX GNSS antenna jack 

Replaceable I/O Boot with:
- 3.5 mm headset jack (CTIA standard) 
- DC power input (19 V @ 3 A) 
- 1x USB 3.0 host/client (Type-C) 
- 3 pin charging station connector 


Li-Ion user replaceable battery pack
Capacity: 10.8 V, 3200 mAh (35 Wh)
Charging time: <4.5 data-preserve-html-node="true" data-preserve-html-node="true" hours (typical)
Standby time: Up to 6 days
Continuous light use: Up to 10.5 hours 2
Continuous heavy use: Up to 5.5 hours 2


IEC ratings: 
- Water/Dust ingress: IP65 and IP68 (IEC 60529) 

MIL-STD-810G test ratings: 
- Operating temperature: –30 °C to +60 °C (–22 °F to +140 °F) 
- Storage temperature: –40 °C to +70 °C (–40 °F to +158 °F) 
- Drop: Multiple 1.8 m (6’) drops, MIL-STD-810G Method 516.7 Procedure IV
- Heavy vibration (MIL-STD-810G Method 514.7 Procedure I Category 24) 
- Humidity: 95 % RH Non-condensing (MIL-STD-810G Method 507.6) 
- High altitude operation: 9,144 m (30,000 ft) (MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6) 
- High altitude transport: 12,192 m (40,000 ft) (MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6) 


Size (L x W x H):
- 200 mm x 95.4 mm x 35 mm (7.87 in × 3.76 in × 1.38 in) without battery 
- 200 mm x 95.4 mm x 44 mm (7.87 in × 3.76 in × 1.73 in) with battery 

Weight: 700 g (1.54 lb) (with battery) 


FCC part 15 (Class B device), CE Mark, RoHS 


Trimble Nomad 5 handheld computer with Android 8.1 
Battery pack 
AC Power adapter/charger 
Stylus and tether 
Accessory screwdriver 
USB Type-C data cable 
Glass screen protector 
Hand-strap kit 


Charging Dock 
Shoulder Sling 
External GNSS Antenna 
Vehicle Hard Mount Bracket 
Suction Mount Bracket 
I/O Boot Module 
Fabric Carry Pouch 
DC Vehicle Charger (12/24 V) 


EMPOWER Platform Developer Program: Including access to a hardware MDK for customized EMPOWER Module developers and specific SDKs for software developers seeking to create custom apps leveraging Trimble EMPOWER Modules 

  1. GNSS accuracy may be affected by environmental conditions including multipath, obstructions, satellite geometry and atmospheric conditions. Specified accuracy assumes open-sky conditions and SBAS corrections are used.
  2. Usage is dependent on factors such as screen on time, brightness, module use etc. Times are indicative only.

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