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Garmin nuvi 50LM

Garmin nuvi 50LM
alaScore 90

11409 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11409 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and performance. The screen and value for money are also appreciated, but some have doubts 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 166 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 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, screen, voice guidance, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 50 5 inch Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with UK and Ireland MapsGarmin Nuvi 50 LM - 5 Inch Sat Nav With Western Europe Maps & Lifetime Map Updates Garmin NUVI 50 Satellite Navigation System EU

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin nuvi 50LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5774 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 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS receiver

 

Garmin's new 2012 line of GPS devices leads off with what the manufacturer calls its "Essential" series of entry-level navigation devices. By "Essential," Garmin means everything you need to get from point Alpha to Bravo. Things that you need include...

The Garmin Nuvi 50 features a large screen and an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand interface. Text-to-speech-spoken street names and colorful maps also aid user friendliness.

Text and graphics appear pixelated upon closer inspection. The dashboard mounting disc and USB sync cable are not included in the box.

Garmin's formula for entry-level GPS devices doesn't change much with the new Nuvi 50, but small tweaks, a lower price, and a massive screen enhance value.

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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 50

 

The Garmin Nuvi 50 is an entry-level GPS navigation system with a 5-inch touchscreen that has text that is large and easy to read. It also has text-to-speech and detailed maps, so don't count it out just because of the cheap price. Garmin did, however,...

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Garmin nuvi 50 GPS unit

 

A 5in portable navigation device that's functional and easy to use

Big, responsive touchscreen ; Ease of use ; Great navigation experience

No Bluetooth ; Can't adjust volume from map screen ; No advanced features

If you're looking for a basic GPS unit without any extra bells and whistles, the Garmin nuvi 50 should definitely be near the top of your list. It may lack some extra features like Bluetooth, but it's large screen combined with an excellent overall...

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Garmin nuvi 50

 

Garmin takes on the budget competition with the nuvi 50, a 5in sat-nav for a very keen price.

Great value ; Huge 5in screen ; Speed camera locations

No traffic option ; No Bluetooth ; No trafficTrends route calculation

However, none of Garmin's usually extras, like world clock, calculator and currency converter, are included. This device isn't initially aimed at international travel, as it comes with maps for the UK and Republic of Ireland only. If you do ever want...

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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Garmin nuvi 50 GPS review

 

If you're looking for a basic GPS unit without any extra bells and whistles, the Garmin nuvi 50 should definitely be near the top of your list.

If you're looking for a basic GPS unit without any extra bells and whistles, the Garmin nuvi 50 should definitely be near the top of your list. It may lack some extra features like Bluetooth, but it's large screen combined with an excellent overall...

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This is the most worthless Garmin GPS I have ever seen.

 

I have always been a satisfied Garmin GPS customer with all the previous models I have owned until this one. With all of the choices for GPS navigation out there such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and built in GPS systems in newer vehicles you...

It turns on when you plug it in

It can not find any town that does not have a Zip Code which means that there are hundreds if not thousands of small towns it can not find, because when you try to type the town name in it does not show it! Points of Interest are VERY limited also

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Product is very good until it fails

 

Garmin typically makes good GPS receivers. However, I would recommend a different model than the nuvi 50 and perhaps a company that has better customer service

Very accurate maps and under normal circumstances a fast satellite connection. Good battery life. Interface is user friendly as well

Bad customer support ; Product has loading issues and will not load past the boot up screen about 1year after purchase and will only work unplugged ; I emailed customer service and they sent me directions to a website that did not work

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Great product

 

I like the ease of use and that I have an option to take toll roads or back roads. I use it a lot even when I know where I'm going just so I have an estimated time of arrival so I can let others know when I should be there.

Screen is large enough to see even without my reading glasses, but doesn't get in the way of driver's line of vision ; Very easy to use ; I like that I can turn the volume off if I'm just using it for an ETA to my destination

Would prefer the charger connection to be either on the side or on the bottom. Having it in the back is inconvenient if you have to plug in while driving

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 / Yes

Display

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

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode:No / Yes
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single continent / Single countries / Single countries + Major continental roads
Map Provider:GPMapa / 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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