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5.8 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 5000

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Overall 6
6.0

Rear camera hooked-up but rear view isdelayed

lyn boland, Amazon
19 April 2011
  • Summary: Bought this model for larger screen and rear view hook camera up. The hook up to a Boyo camera was very difficult, as the Boyo plug in different from the female input on the nuvi. Eventually had to craft a plug. Also, the Garmin has to go through all its warm up before it will let the rear view camera to get onto the screen. Takes too long. Somewhat disappointing, but not terrible.
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Overall 6
6.0

excellent product, but Mac computer interface needs refinement

Benjamin "Ben", Amazon
17 April 2010
  • Summary: This being my first gps unit I cannot compare it to previous devices, but I can say that I love this unit and have been very pleased with the navigation and features. I have one big issue and one small issue to mention though: BIG ISSUE: Although I'm told I can use my Macintosh computer to update the unit I am finding that software updates don't work and the computer has trouble properly reading the contents of the memory.
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Overall 6
6.0

Could be better

Amazon
17 April 2010
  • Summary: I am an outside sales rep covering Calif, Nevada and Arizona. I have approx 2000 accounts I need to log. I use this product everyday and extensively. The Nuvi 5000 looks great but does not contain a battery. This prevents a couple of extras I was use to with my Garmin Streetpilot. First, you cannot add Points of Interest when it's attached to the PC. The 5000 screen will not open but simply shows it's connected to the computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

garmin gps nuvi 5000

Noah "Noah", Amazon
3 April 2010
  • Summary: It works well. I did not realize that it does not have an internal battery and that Garmin discontinued selling this product. However they do support it and I was able update the software and map. You can only use it while plugged in a car. You cannot use it by plugging it to your computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent Potential - Yet Underdeveloped

Remford, Amazon
12 February 2010
  • Summary: Why does there seem to be no one product that offers the complete suite of features available? The 5000 is a well-made piece of hardware that feels robust and its 800 x 480 display resolution makes possible detail not commonly available elsewhere. Of course, it really only matters if it's used to its maximum potential, and this seems to be the 5000's Achilles heel.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

Summer Breeze, Amazon
12 February 2010
  • Summary: This is the second Garmin nuvi I purchased. The first one is nuvi 660 which serves me really well. I bought this nuvi 5000 since it is the only portable GPS unit able to connect a back up camera (and it is a Garmin). It came with a large LCD screen which I find that easy to read. The menu is simple to navigate and customization is a breeze. Navigation performance is roughly in par with nuvi 660 which I am accustomed to. Now the down side of this unit.
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Overall 6
6.0

lady driver

Cheryl Tyler-folsom, Amazon
4 July 2009
  • Summary: There is a problem with the product not working and saying no tower available. This problematic if you are out of town and need directions.I may need to send this product back.
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Overall 6
6.0

A bit dissapointed

Skip, Amazon
15 March 2009
  • Summary: I would probably rate the Nuvi 5000 somewhere between a 2 and a 3. I love the additional features over a standard gps, namely the bigger screen, mp3 player and a/v input, but it seems to have come at the cost of a quality stand alone GPS. Prior to this I had (and still have) a streetpiolot c340 which has never let me down.
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