Summary: The Garmin Nuvi 50 LM has a nice feature set for a good price, but I bought a refurbished unit. It froze a few times during our first use (on a trip, and twice at critical turns). I called Garmin who offered an upgrade (Nuvi 2597 LMT) at a very good price (essentially crediting the cost of the Nuve 50 LM). This has a richer feature set and is new.
Great tool, but it holds second place to my Android phone
11 March 2013
Summary: I love my Garmin, but I only rate it as average because it is not as good as my android phone. The issues? Certain addresses cannot be found, but they are readily located on my android. U-turns:when you go off course, the Garmin does not suggest u-turns, a necessity in my South Florida area, whereas the android immediately directs you to the first u-turn.
Summary: Not the easiest to set up, took me almost an hour to get the maps downloaded. Once DL then it was not acquiring satilite signal, had to reset. Tried to fid points of interest and it said no data available, once again ddid a reset. Seems to be working now. Love the display, and its very light.
Summary: Just went to download map update to the nuvi 50LM that I received yesterday and downloader says, not enough space to update all the maps, so I had to pick 49 Lower States instead of both US and Canada. What's up with that? On the fence about this purchase now.
Good product. I wish it came with a mounting device.
4 August 2012
Summary: I wanted to buy this product because I thought I could get it cheaper than buying one at the store. The product works nicely. The only problem is that it did not come with a mounting device to mount on my window. So, I had to buy an additional mounting ring. This product features a large display and updated maps. It is very easy to use.
Summary: This was an useless purchase because i was not able to charge the gps even after a month due to lack of usb cable in the box.Either it should have been charged and sent to customer or usb cable supplied.This was about garmin nuvi 50 GPS.
Summary: Bought this based on friend's recommendations for Garmin products; the lower priced unit for a 2nd car. Does not have the features of a comparatively priced Magellan 2035. It's adequate but you better know where you're going as it guides you well off the beaten path to eventually find your destination. The higher priced Garmin units do more I hear, but I'm not about to purchase one to find out. The hardware,ie. mounting device, etc. is great though.
Summary: Received my new nuvi 50LM yesterday afternoon. Charged up the battery, updated the maps, updated the software, all seemed to be good. It worked just as expected. It is my 3rd nuvi, so I sorta knew what to expect... Today I started up the nuvi 50 and it was in some kind of demo mode, cycling through 12 demo screens telling me what a great product it is. GPS was off, but the GPS status screen shows good satellite reception and my current location.
Summary: 1) issue #1 - charging. this should be fairly simple. you plug in USB cable on one end then plug in the other to a powered up pc. I've had this plugged in for 5 hours now and only 3 of 4 bars are lit. Apparently others have this same issue. 2)always take a back up of your directions. this should have put me on the 55N but instead wanted me on the 55S..I knew this was wrong as I had been to the address prior (it was my test phase of this unit).