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Garmin Drivesmart 50LM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of Garmin Drivesmart 50LM. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the route planning and reliability. Opinions are divided on the maps.

usability, performance, screen, size, price

reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Drivesmart 50LM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Drivesmart 50LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Garmin Drivesmart 50LM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the maps and screen are overall positive. The durability and performance also get good opinions, but the reliability and usability get less positive reviews.

price, performance, durability, screen, maps

usability, reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5-Inch Satellite Navigation System with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full EuropeGarmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5-Inch Satellite Navigation System with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D review

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The 5-inch Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D has hands-free functionality and plenty of smartphone features. It comes with smart notifications and free lifetime map updates. Does this sat nav have what it takes to become a Best Buy? We sent it off to the test...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Small and compact

 

I bought this product for my holiday I find it easy to use

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

Easy to use.

Still takes me down unsuitable narrow roads and I haven't found any way of stopping this.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

Too early to know - we have only used it a couple of times.

No Quick Start leaflet enclosed as stated on box. Made it very difficult when we are novices with satnavs. We have now downloaded a manual from the web. Maps were not "on the system" and our son who is very IT aware took at least an hour to sort that...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

Fantastic value! Very helpful when driving- it tells you what lane to be in, when there are speed cameras etc.

Sometimes doesn't differentiate between 'turning left' and 'bearing left' etc.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

Easy to use. Clear maps,pairs with phone.

Phone volume not very loud.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

the veiw

cant work out how to just use postcode

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

Very easy to use and program, made a 5 hour trip into the unknown very easy to navigate.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

It's nice and easy to use.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT-D

 

Very good sat nav , easy to use, I’m well impressed with it

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):2.5 x 4.4
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.5 x 4.4
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / USB

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck:No / Yes

GPS type

Bicycle:N
Motorcycle:N

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
License term:Lifetime
License term in years:Lifetime
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Alps, Benelux, Central Europe, Croatia, Denmark, France, French Guiana, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland / Western Europe
Map view options:2D
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:20

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage media type:Flash / SSD

Navigation

Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Y
Quick search: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:1000
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Trip computer: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 55

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Window mount holder included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / USB

Technical Details

Announces street names: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
Tracklog: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes
USB port:1
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.709
Height:3.31
Weight:6.13
Width:5.51