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Garmin Nuvi 50
7.8 out of 10

Garmin Nuvi 50

Great Deal: $50.00

Reviews and Problems with Garmin Nuvi 50

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Overall 4
4.0

Map Update sucks!

jeffrey832, Ebay
4 August 2014
  • Summary: downloading map update sucked! Timed me out before all data downloaded. All other features worked ok, but it doesn't have alot of the towns & streets or points of interest I have looked for.
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Overall 4
4.0

ripped off

Mike Harte, Amazon
18 June 2013
  • Summary: Didn't come with everything needed to set it up. Had to buy a mini usb cable to hook it up. would you buy a car without a battery in it!
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Overall 4
4.0

irritating

A.S., Amazon
24 February 2013
  • Summary: The best way to describe this product is irritating. I chose it because of the reviews but alas! Garmin nuvi 50 does not provide you with itineray. it's also slow; it announces the streets as you just pass them and it doesn't make a sound as you get to the point where you need to make a turn.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective

Joe Lahoud, Amazon
6 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

"You get what you pay for"

martychriscarma, Ebay
6 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good until the maps stopped working (after 3 months)

Daniel J, Amazon
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I would have previously said this was a good GPS, but after about 3 months of moderate use it will not boot up. I emailed Garmin, and got a reply which said in part "We've discovered a problem with the nuvi 30, 40, and 50 products that in some cases will prevent them from booting up successfully.
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Overall 4
4.0

Product description faulty

Deborah G. Keller "sage.om", Amazon
25 August 2012
  • Summary: Cannot believe AGAIN, THE product description is wrong....." not enough memory on new device" to download US and canadian maps. Second try.....am VERY UPSET
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Overall 4
4.0

Nuvi 50LM Conked in 3 months

TJ, Amazon
31 July 2012
  • Summary: My new Garmin Nuvi50LM just would not load up maps after around 3 months of usage. Thankfully I got a new replacement from Best Buy. Pros; 1) Big & bright screen 2) Easy interface 3) Lane assist feature 4) 4 maps updates in a year Cons 1) Poor battery life 2) No live traffic assistance
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for preplanned routes

James H. Fox, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: This is a good GPS with a large clear screen that many people will find useful, but not me. I travel by computing my routes on Delorme Topo 7, and then transferring them to my TomTom Go 720 via .GPX files. But the Garmin nuvi 50LM does not let you do this.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Up to Expectations

Everyman, Amazon
2 January 2012
  • Summary: 1. Bought the nuvi 50LM for price, Garmin reputation, 5-in screen size, and lifetime maps 2. Was soon disappointed when it didn't give as clear directions near destinations as my old Tom Tom - said destinations were on the right when they were on the left 3.
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