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Garmin nuvi 50LM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8646 reviews of Garmin nuvi 50LM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the maps and screen. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi 50LM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 667 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 50LM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and performance. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the route planning and reliability are different.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GARMIN 010-00991-18 nuvi 50LM Western Europe - (SatNav GPS Devices)GARMIN 010-00991-18 nuvi 50LM Western Europe - (SatNav GPS Devices)

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin nuvi 50LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5217 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 50LM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the maps and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the memory.

usability, price, performance, screen, maps

memory

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US)Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US)

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 50LM

 

The Garmin nüvi 50LM is the top of the line navigator in Garmin's new 2012 Essential series, offering a 5” wide screen and lifetime map updates. The models in this series are meant to be basic navigators at a budget price, lower than what we've...

No powered mount ; Cannot add a traffic receiver ; Can only hide Trip Log; cannot clear it without resorting to a hard reset ; Only includes maps of 48 states (although a version that adds Alaska, Hawaii and Canada is also available)

Highly recommended. This is without a doubt the best entry level navigator Garmin has ever released. It has an ultra-wide 5” screen along with features previously restricted to mid-range units. You can't hardly go wrong with this one.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Garmin Nuvi 50LM

 

The Garmin Nuvi 50LM proves that you don't have to spend a small fortune to get a high-quality navigation GPS. While it is light on many extra features, the maps and instructions are better than many other devices on the market. The 50LM has most of...

Despite its low price, this navigation GPS includes several high-end features

There are no traffic updates, and you cannot attach a traffic antenna to alert you to jams or congestion

If you would like to get a navigation GPS for your vehicle, but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, the Garmin Nuvi 50LM delivers high quality at a low price.

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Drive 50LM

 

The Drive is the entry-level model in Garmin's latest set of satnavs, with its primary focus on driver awareness. The two other devices in the range include the DriveSmart, which partners with your smartphone to provide extra facilities, and the...

The Garmin Drive is a capable entry-level satnav, with some natty new verbal direction and driver awareness features, but the TomTom Go51's live traffic updates makes it the better option at this price.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Frank (newegg.com)

Garmin NUVI 52LM

 

Great tech support. They even used windows remote assistance to make sure the fix was done right. I was very favorably impressed! Way to go guys!

Bought refurbished it worked fine out of the box. Replaced a much older, smaller Garmin unit (that still works, by the way)

After an initial trip with the unit, I updated it using Garmin's website, and the only problem with THAT was the update wiped out the voice directions feature. Contacted Garmin tech support and they promptly fixed the problem on line with updated...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Jeean (newegg.com)

Great Father's Day Gift

 

My father is 50 years old and quite the redneck gun toting cowboy. He can operate a cell phone but the internet is beyond his comfort zone. I was worried that this device would be beyond him as well but after playing with it I felt that it was simple...

Easy to use and set up. The windshield suction cup mount works really well and the device is pretty adjustable. I mounted this thing both near the bottom of my windshield (resting above the dash in the center of the car) and on the upper left corner of...

The only cons, and they are small, include the amount of registration that comes with the package - I'm not a fan of creating accounts for things. The cord plugs into the cigarette lighter and wires to the device which can get in the way but this is...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: 4EverLost (newegg.com)

"Look elsewhere"

 

In closing, I'm sad I bought this device. I wish I purchased something else or kept with my old Garmin 330c.

There is a map, and it moves. It does work. Free map upgrades? I like the feature where it shows a visual representation of complicated highway interchanges and shows you the lane in which you should travel. The device also shows the speed limit and...

Downloading the map updates when it arrived was a failure. Apparently, there isn't enough storage space on the device to download the upgrades. I wasn't trying to download the entire world, just the area I will drive in. It seems that I have to...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: dude (tigerdirect.com)

Works Great -- Great Price

 

worked perfectly. Bright display with two different voices.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Best Product

 

Very Good as new, as are all the Garmin refurbs I've bought.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: DHD951 (tigerdirect.com)

Garmin Has Always Been My Choice

 

I had an older Nuvi 350i which didn't have lifetime maps. Decided to upgrade to one that did have that feature. It offers a side picture of the off ramp which I do like. I do miss my old voice for instruction.. Excellent Value.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Gravedigger (newegg.com)

Better than my old magellan meridian color

 

Has very quick satellite acquisition and an indoor mode so you can plan your trip even without any sats visible. It has a bright 5 in screen that is quite responsive to touch, as well as ; downloadable traffic cam locations

None that i can find

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

GPS type

Bicycle: No
Motorcycle: No

Navigation

Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Quick search: Yes

Packaging Content

Window mount holder included: Yes