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Garmin nuvi 50
 
Approximate retail price:
$99.99
Summary: This Garmin has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico.
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Type: 5-inches and above screen size
About - Garmin nuvi 50
The Nuvi 50 has a 5-inch LCD screen. Notable features include a trip computer, reality view, and lane assistance. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico.

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About This Brand

Garmin, which also develops aviation and marine technologies, is mainly recognized for developing portable GPS devices. Its current Nuvi lineup consists of three brandlines—Essential, Advanced, and Prestige—for all types of consumers at a variety of prices and select features. 

Features & Specs - Garmin nuvi 50
info Weight (oz.) 6.3
info Bluetooth hands-free calling No
info Spoken street names Yes
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1.0
I hate it with a passion.
9/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I used this device for traveling long distances. It is next to impossible to program it for a custom route with several stops. There is nothing obvious about programming the device. The online user manual is useless. It has taught me to curse the a blue streak. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Software bug makes unit fail
11/24/2012
Pros
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy to use
Cons
Software Bug
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Finding Specific Address
Planning Trips
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
This unit worked very well and I was very please with it till one day it wouldn't turn on. I contacted Garmin and they said, oh yeah, we know about that, its a software bug. We have a fix for that... So why didn't they inform me ahead of time before it failed on me? I went through the trouble of registering my unit with them, so they had all my information. Terrible customer service. Their fix didn't work either. I have to swap it out with them which will take 3 weeks! Nice unit - while it was working. Terrible customer service.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Like the large screen & free map updates
1/12/2012
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Voice clear
Cons
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Finding Specific Address
Like in large citys
Rural Navigation
Comment:
Like al GPS sometimes they lead you astray.overall very good.ilike the big screen.overall it has been very good I had a 1300 before.seems to be abought the same.i like the free map update.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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