Pros: I have an older version (Nuvi 255w). Unit worked fairly well out of the box. However, Garmin's map update system stinks! It doe not work. Tried it twice over the course of 12 months via two different
Cons: Garmin's map update system stinks! It does not work. Tried it twice over the course of 12 months via two different computers. Software is unable to communicate with GPS. Garmin's support is useless at best. I spent $100 for nothing. I will never ever buy another Garmin product.
Summary: Some Nuvi 50s are shipped with buggy software and require tech support to get working. Check up Garmin's support website for details before buying. If you want an easy to use product, this is not it.
Summary: Had a Nuvi 1450. It got stolen from my car. My wife bought me this one because it says it is the newer version. Takes at least twice as long to locate me. Seems to hang up sometimes when it is searching for points of interest when I "Spell Name." I have decided to return it and buy the 1450 again since it is still for sale on Amazon.
Summary: After 1 year, I decided to update the map. Woohoo I have life time map update. I waited for half an hour to update, and finally it has been updated to version 2013 sth. I unplugged it, and it worked perfectly. Reboot it to make sure everything ok and got the warning "please download your Traffic Database" sth like that, then I opened the map and nothing showed up. Tried to update many times again even hard reset, but hopeless. So, lifetime map update? What a joke.
Summary: Ordered on July 24, 2012. Product died on September 3, 2012, just past the 30 day return period allowed by Amazon. So now I am stuck with returning it to to hopefully, be repaired. Not happy. Way too short a return period.
Summary: I just purchased nüvi® 50LM after owning nüvi® 1450T since 2009 that I love and has taken me tons of places. Today I was going on a trip and after running the updates etc, I powered the nüvi® 50LM up and it only stayed on for 10 minutes then it died.. It would not reboot or restart... I was panicked cause I entered the address to the nüvi® 50LM only and trusted it... Thank goodness I still had the nüvi® 1450T in the trunk and pulled it out. Hey Garmin..
Summary: We purchased Garmin Nuvi 50 less than 90 days ago and kept it charged using car charger. We registered and updated it using garmin.com. This took several hours with a fast internet connection. Now the screen is locked at the "Garmin" opening screen and none of the hard boot techniques we can find online work. Garmin support does not work on weekends. They claim they will get back to us in 3 business days. We were 500 miles from home when this happened.