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Garmin Nuvi 650

Garmin Nuvi 650
alaScore 75

1262 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1262 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 650. 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. People really like the maps and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 650 from 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 People are impressed by the durability and screen. The maps and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the size and price. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, maps, screen, durability

price, size

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Montana 650 Outdoor Handheld GPS UnitGARMIN - NÃ1⁄4vi 650 GPS EuropeGARMIN - Nüvi 650 GPS Europe

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Garmin Nuvi 650


alaTest has collected and analyzed 985 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 650 from 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 People really like the reliability and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, performance, screen, reliability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 650 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin Oregon 650t 3-Inch Handheld GPS with 8MP Digital Camera (US Topographic Maps)Garmin nüvi 650 Personal Travel Assistant for North America

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin Montana 650


The Garmin Montana 650 is one of three models in Garmin's newest handheld series. With it's huge 4” touchscreen, I had initially thought the Montanas were targeted to the motorized crowd (ATV's, etc.), but after spending over a month with one, I'm...

Large, bright screen ; Extensive customization options ; Garmin’s best dual-use unit ; 5MP geotagging camera ; Li-ion battery (relatively long life and you don't have to open the battery cover to recharge) ; Much quicker access to menu items than on...

Relatively bulky and heavy ; Additional maps and mount required to make best highway use of device ; No carabiner clip

The Montana series has some great features – a larger and somewhat brighter touchscreen that can rotate between portrait and landscape orientations, an interface that makes it much easier to access settings and switch functions, and a dashboard that...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan McLelland (

Garmin Nuvi 650 GPS 4.3" Widescreen Receiver Review


The Garmin Nuvi 650 GPS 4.3" Receiver is one of my favorite GPS devices for its ability to simplify even the most complicated driving routes. Read this review to find out more.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin nuvi 650 review


Step up to the nuvi 660 to get an integrated traffic receiver, Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use, along with an FM transmitter to stream music, directions and phone calls through your car stereo speakers. The nuvi 670 adds European maps to the...

Apr, 2007

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Garmin Nuvi 650 Lowest Prices


The lowest price I found for a Garmin Nuvi 650 was online. This seems to be the same with most items; online retailers can just afford to make less profit because of the much larger market they can reach. Even Wal-Mart cannot compete with it.

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Garmin Nuvi 650 Review


When I first got my Nuvi 650 in the mail and took it out of the packaging it looked so nice with the shiny 4.3″ screen and the map database features nearly six million points of interest (POIs), including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and...

Consumer review by: geo_going (

life time only 2 years


I got it form COSTCO, It worked in first 2 yrs fine. After 2 years, it started show the real color. First, the GPS screen started frozen occasionally, then it stops responsing of the screen input totally. I reset it many times, it does not help. I have...

wide screen

not reliable. short product lifetime. need pay for map update

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: sunday_rider08 (

good unit with stupid flaws!


Use the USB port in the side to charge the unit and forget about the mount charger and it works great! Garmin does not take responsibility for design flaws and really never has. this is the second unit that has had charging issues. Thank God for USB!

Is accurate and fast to connect. Easy to use. I like the Big Screen. Has MP3 and photo storage capabilities I don't use

Design flaw is in the charging system. It stops working after a while and you have to push it and hold it onto the mount to get it to charge unless you figure out you can use a usb phone charger to charge it. It worked for me

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: tamicarp (

Used a limited number of times and needs repair!!


As noted above, for my unit to fail after less than 30 uses is unacceptable and from what I have read in the websites out there in an attempt to find a solution to my problem, I am not alone.

Easy to use. Never sent me on a wild goose chase in terms of route. Loud enough to hear over any noise in the car

I use this unit for business travel only, so it's maybe seen a total of 30 trips and it needs to be repaired!! The screen will not respond to touch. My kids have the $100 brand units and they abuse them, yet it's my $400 unit that needs repair

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: contactchrisharding (

Very easy to use, clear directions, lots of features.


Well recommended.

Easy to use interface, don't even need to read the manual. Plays MP3's (from the included speaker, which isn't that good) but it's there if you want it. Screen is very responsive. Easy to find nearby hospitals, ATM's, restaurants. Very happy

Included suction cup mount is useless. Take my word for it and buy a GN042 goose neck window mount. Original one kept dropping the unit off the windshield

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: imfriendly2all (

all time best guide. a direction guru


its my fav. it has a good wide screen, has pedestrian mode, which i rely upon greatly,finds parking lots better than GPS i have used b4, fun to use, worthy POI's .. overall simply the best.. sometimes for fun i take different route than indicated, just...

it has a wonderful audible clear voice direction, big appealing screen, user friendly.. i m using it for 2 months now,, it helps a lot

cup holder, and car charger, it doesnt come with AC adapter..rarely it takes time to acquire satellite signals, i have experienced it 2-3 times on start up

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

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Run Time (Up To):7hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n