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Garmin nuvi 50LM

Garmin nuvi 50LM
alaScore 86

8264 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8264 reviews of Garmin nuvi 50LM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the maps and performance. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, screen, performance, maps

reliability

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 50LM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the maps and voice guidance are generally positive. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the performance. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

usability, price, screen, voice guidance, maps

reliability

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

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Nuvi 50 LM - 5 Inch Sat Nav With Western Europe Maps & Lifetime Map Updates

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin nuvi 50LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5479 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. Reviewers really like the maps and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, screen, maps

reliability

88% 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 with Lifetime Maps (US)Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US and Canada)Garmin NUVI50LMBUNDLE 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map Updates and Friction Dash Mount (Black/Black)

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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"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...

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Works Great -- Great Price

 

worked perfectly. Bright display with two different voices.

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Best Product

 

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

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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.

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Garmin Nuvi 50LM

 

It was very easy to set up and use and the mounting is easy to use and is sturdy. Problems noted: it will sometimes direct you to a less desirable route ie. off the interstate to back roads that are OK but slower and less convenient. Also, as noted in...

Acquires Satellites Quickly Compact Easy Menus Easy To Read Easy To Set Up Large Screen Simple Controls

Inconvenient Directions

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Garmin Nuvi 50LM

 

I HAVE CALLED GARMIN 2 TIMES AND BEEN GIVEN THE RUN AROUND. I HAVE BEEN AN AVID GARMIN USER FOR YEARS RECOMMENDING IT TO OTHERS! BUT THIS NEW ONE, THE NUVI 5OLM IS A FULL FLEDGED LEMON!!!! CANT BE TRUSTED FOR DIRECTIONS AND THEN LOCKS UP THE...

Inaccurate Lousy customer service Stupid Pronunciation Takes You Off Course The Keys Stick

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: No

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: No
Voice Control: No

Playback

CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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