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Superb GPS Out Performs Units At Twice The Price
on August 6, 2013
Having been born with the dreaded condition NSOD (no sense of direction) a GPS is essential if I'm ever to end up getting to where I need to go. My last GPS was the Garmin 3790 which was excellent - however it froze up and died on exactly the 29th day of use which allowed me 24 hours to return it to Amazon.
As I researched a new GPS I found it more complicated than putting the specs together for a computer. Reviews are incredibly mixed on each model. All of them have plenty of pros and no shortage of cons. I decided to call the dedicated number for GPS units on Amazon. And doing so was an excellent experience and one that I highly recommend to anyone frustrated over which unit to buy. Amazon also has consultant Reps for computers, cameras, televisions and so on.
These folks don't work on commission - so there's no vested interest on their part in the recommendations the make it's a zero pressure approach and really an under estimated service - but a very valuable one. After going through the applications I was looking for i.e.: map updates, voice recognition, large screen etc - I was steered to the Garmin 52LM.
At the low price of $145 I was at first skeptical as the 3790T was $300
As I prowled through all the GPS units on Amazon the 52LM had the highest percentage of positive reviews - I was sold.
* Preloaded Maps
* Card Reader microSD
* Interface USB
* Voice Street name announcement,
* Navigation instructions
* Included Software Garmin City Navigator North America NT,
* nüMaps Guarantee
* Antenna Built-in
* Internal Memory Flash
* Speed limit warning
* Junction view
* Emergency Help
* Lifetime map updates
* Custom POIs (points of interest)
* Built-in speaker
* Gorgeous Display
* Trip Computer let's you Avoid toll roads
* Connector Type is USB
* Battery - Lithium ion
Suction cup mount
Car power cable
This unit offers tremendous bang for your buck, I miss the photographic quality of the street maps of the 3790T but considering how beautifully the 52LM performs it's one issue that's easy to get past. The voice directions are crystal clear, set up is effortless and the large screen really makes an enormous difference.
You can spend more - however if your looking for a solid non problematic GPS that's going to get you to and from where you need to go, warn you of traffic delays, provide alternative routes and is absolutely effortless to set up and update - You'll be hard pressed to find a better GPS at any price.