Summary: If you buy this item make sure you get one with life time map updates. I thought I did but as it turns out I did not and the life time map updates cost as much or more than the Garmin nuvi 50 5.0 GPS.
Summary: I made a mistake when I bought this, by not noticing that this particular model does not have free unlimited map updates. I am returning it tomorrow. I have already ordered a replacement, the one that DOES have free updates, which is only $5 more.
Summary: Unit comes with free lifetime map updates...but the box didn't include the cable one needs to connect the unit to your pc/laptop so you can get the map updates, and/or the "Dashboard", and/or the other features that are only available by connecting the unit to your pc and going online to Gamin. Was not informed/did not know that this key component was not included with the unit, and this cable is quite expensive.
Summary: Great Buy! Be aware: the product is refurbished; most likely someone has owned and return it. When decided to buy the lifetime map subscription the produced showed up online to be already registered, meaning someone used it, Wal-Mart refurbished it but did not bother to remove the map subscription for the device with Garmin. It took me a week of emailing with customer support to fix the issue.
Summary: WALMART'S DESCRIPTION IS INACCURATE! Just spoke with Garmin. This unit DOES NOT come with Lifetime Maps... only units ending with LM have lifetime maps. WalMart's description for this unit, in the "What's in the box" section, calls for a Nuvi 50LM. This unit is a Nuvi 50... so, NO LIFETIME MAPS. You will not get the USB cable (for the computer) either.
Summary: The Garmin nuvi50 Gps appeared to be a great buy @ $79.99, but the old saying "you get what you pay for" played true here. Don't assume that a new Garmin GPS will have Life Time maps included. Big mistake on my part. Went on line to puchase map updates & the cost of a "One Time" update after discount was $49.95. The "Life Time" update was $79.95. I was told there was a restocking fee of $10.00 to return plus shipment.
Summary: My PC couldn't detect this GPS unit, to allow updating maps. Garmin support staff couldn't find a solution and agreed it was defective. I used it a few times before trying to update. It was simple and useful-- definitely a low-end unit, but OK.
Cons: no instruction booklet. If I know there is no instruction booklet and you can not view on line, I would not buy this one. when did instruction booklet is a option that you need to pay for. No bluetooth.