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Garmin Nuvi 50LM
8.0 out of 10

Garmin Nuvi 50LM

Great Deal: $110.00

Reviews and Problems with Garmin Nuvi 50LM

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Hauskapoika, Walmart
13 September 2014
  • Summary: I tried out the NUVI 50LM for the first time today, and it routed me all over the place, and mostly in the completely opposite direction of where I wanted to go. I had been to this destination before which is 26 miles southwest of my home. The NUVI kept trying to send me east to Pasadena, but I wanted to go southwest to Encino, CA. Because it was steering me in the wrong direction, the nagging from the GPS got more than a little bit irritating.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

RGV1938, Walmart
2 September 2014
  • Summary: I have owned a Tom-Tom GPS which has worked admirably with my RV. I drive a 40" Class A Winnebago Motor Home with a 2010 Saturn in Tow. I got tired of paying for updates of maps, so I decided to purchase a new device with lifetime updates. Based on a poor review of the Tom-Tom, I decided I would try the Garmin. I took delivery in Columbia, SC. I tested the unit WITHOUT the Motor Home, and it selected a route that took me through downtown Columbia.
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Overall 4
4.0

It is not getting updated. It took me to ...

praveen Ramasubramanian, Amazon
2 September 2014
  • Summary: It is not getting updated. It took me to roads that are closed for many weeks without updating on proper routes.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

SunniDayfifty, Walmart
19 November 2013
  • Summary: I just received today and upon first look the Unit was very dirty with fingerprints on screen. I looked at other items in box and the suction cup mount has something sticky on it as well as a dry thick substance all over it. I thought when I read the details that they cleaned refurbished products before they were resold??? Not in my unlucky case I guess.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just whagt you would expect from GARMIN

Kevin, J&R
5 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The Garmin GPS is ideal for new towns and cities to help you get around. With the lifetime updates you will no longer see the message telling you your maps are out of date.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Reliable
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Overall 4
4.0

BEWARE OF "LIFETIME MAPS"

kjens, Amazon
6 December 2012
  • Summary: We purchased this unit as an emergency replacement for another Garmin unit that died (turned out to be the power adaptor) during a trip. I was interested in the larger screen compared to our Nuvi 255 unit and the lifetime maps option. Verdict: Larger screen and lane indicator features were nice in high traffic/multiple lane areas. Lifetime maps is a very misleading term.
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Overall 4
4.0

BEWARE OF "LIFETIME MAPS"

kjens, Amazon
6 December 2012
  • Summary: We purchased this unit as an emergency replacement for another Garmin unit that died (turned out to be the power adaptor) during a trip. I was interested in the larger screen compared to our Nuvi 255 unit and the lifetime maps option. Verdict: Larger screen and lane indicator features were nice in high traffic/multiple lane areas. Lifetime maps is a very misleading term.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

JAG74, Walmart
14 November 2012
  • Summary: I have owned many portable GPS Units including Magellan and Garmin. My last Garmin was over 4 years old and I figured with the new screen sizes available I would give this a shot. I purchased it last year during Black Friday (2011) for $99.00. A decent price with free lifetime updates how could that be bad. I use the unit a lot so here is my good and bad...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Whiteride, Walmart
2 November 2012
  • Summary: I knew that I was buying a refurbished unit. I expected it to work when I received it. The unit was locked in the simulation mode and could not be unlocked. It was also set up for use in Spanish. There is no operating manual with the GPS. That has to be downloaded from Garmin. After 2 days of playing with the unit I went to the Garmin Web site and started reading through the Help section.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bigger and cheaper, yes; better, no

Chris the Bulldog, J&R
10 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Bought this to replace an older unit I lost that had a smaller screen and cost more when I bought it four years ago. This unit is easier to read because of the larger screen and provides voice prompts further in advance of upcoming turns. It's slower to acquire satellites, though, and more difficult to program, because it doesn't know what a state is!
  • Pros: Accurate, Large Screen, Quick Navigation
  • Cons: Buggy Software, Difficult To Set Up
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