What's this? This score mainly reflects how easy a navigation system is to use, combined with factors such as information given, portability, and routing options. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
$89.88 - $189.95
Summary:This Garmin has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
The Ratings applied to untested model Garmin Nuvi 50LM come from our tests of model Garmin Nuvi 50, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
By far the biggest selling brand, with more than 50 percent of the market. Based in Olathe, Kan., Garmin was founded in 1989, and today it has 7,000 employees. Garmin GPS navigators have consistently scored near or at the top of our ratings. In addition to portable GPS units, Garmin makes a variety of fitness training devices and products for marine and aviation use. The company announced plans to sell its own telephone with built-in navigation two years ago, but the scheduled release date has been pushed back several times.
Features & Specs - Garmin Nuvi 50
Screen size (in.) The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
Screen size (in.)
Weight (oz.) Measured weight of just the unit (excluding mount) in ounces rounded to the nearest tenth.
Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
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:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Redfield SD
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Like the large screen & free map updates
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Finding Specific Address
Like in large citys
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:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Clifton Park, NY 12065
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
How to use my new Nuvi 50 GPS
I am an 83 yr old man with a new Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS. It came with no instructions. I'm rather computer illiterate and need insturctions on how to use the GPS and what it will do and how to do it. PLEASE, ANYONE, HELP