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Garmin nuvi 5000

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Overall 6

Garmin's New 'Big Rig' Nuvi 5000 GPS Features a 5.2-inch Screen

14 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The new-for-2008 Garmin Nuvi 5000 features the biggest screen in the portable car GPS market, at 5.2 inches (diagonal) compared with the more typical 4.3-inch and 3.5-inch sizes. This provides a wider view of the map and navigation cues. The big screen is also designed to be more easily visible when mounted on a windshield that is far from the driver, such as those found in some recreational vehicles and trucks.
  • Pros: 5.2-inch diagonal screen is the biggest in the portable car GPS market., Audio-visual input jack and video display capability.
  • Cons: No internal battery to allow programming when disconnected from a power source., Does not accommodate hands-free calling.
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Overall 7

Large screen navigation designed for 4WD and truck drivers.

Good Gear Guide.au
8 December 2009
  • Summary: We really like the nuvi 5000's large screen, but the lack of Bluetooth and an internal battery will undoubtedly turn potential users elsewhere. It’s a shame, as the navigational experience is otherwise excellent.
  • Pros: Large display, simple interface and map screen, Where Am I help menu, FM transmitter, Australian text-to-speech voice
  • Cons: No internal battery, no Bluetooth, unorthodox address input method, sluggish start-up time
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