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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.