Garmin nüvi 50 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Lane assist with junction view
- Speed limit indicator
- Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more.
- Hear spoken street names
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Preloaded maps with millions of POIs
Lane assist with junction view
Speaks street names
Speed limit indicator
With a big 5" (12.7 cm) touchscreen, more than 5 million points of interest (POIs) and spoken turn-by-turn directions, nüvi 50 makes driving fun again.
** Get Turn-by-turn Directions
nüvi 50's intuitive interface greets you with 2 simple choices: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the screen to easily look up addresses and services and to be guided to your destination with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. It comes in 2 mapping versions and has preloaded maps for the lower 48 states plus Hawaii and Puerto Rico, or full coverage of the U.S. and Canada. nüvi 50's speed limit indicator shows you how fast you can go on most major roads. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. It also comes preloaded with millions of POIs and offers the ability to add your own.
** Know the Lane Before It's Too Late
Now there's no more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Available in select metropolitan areas, lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.
Top Customer Reviews
The Nüvi 50 is a basic GPS, and worked fine. Easy to use, big and readable screen, I did almost 2000 miles with it and I didn't got lost once. The operation is straightforward and Points of Interest worked fine and are really comprehensive.
At first I wasn't very happy on how the lane assist feature works, but after some time with it I got the hold of it. In fact, I drive better with that disabled, while in some circumstances it can be really helpful in other it adds too much distraction.
IMHO, an ideal GPS for people looking for a simple GPS that does the job.
This is the serious one: at freeway junctions where there is a ramp that later forks into the two opposite directions, as it instructs you to take the ramp, it will only announce the name of the alphabetically first direction. For example, when traveling to SeaTac airport from eastbound SR520, there is one ramp that leads to both north-bound and south-bound I405 and is labeled as north/south I405. The device will instruct you to take the north-bound I405 exit; it does not announce "south", even though that is the correct direction, until the ramp later bifurcates and then at-the-very-last second (when one is already committed to one of the two lanes on the ramp) it switches from telling you to exit north to telling you to exit south. I've encountered this at least three different places, and it's very confusing, and could be dangerous.
The second is just silly. It cannot recognize that "St" is an abbreviation for "street"; instead it tells you, for example, to turn on "eighth ess-tee" instead of "eighth street". Given that "street" is probably the single most frequently used word in navigation instructions, you'd think it would know how to say it.
Couple things I like:
- 5" screen. It is easier to see the detail on on the GPS. Saves me perhaps half a second looking at the GPS while driving.
- QWERTY keyboard. Even though I am used to the old alphabetical keyboard, it's just so much convenient and natural for me to type on QWERTY keyboard. Which I believe applies to most people.
- Lane assist. I drive in a relatively rural area so it doesn't help much. But when I go to Florida, or urban area that I am not familiar with, it help A LOT,
- Speed limit indicator. Even though some places it does not show, or does not show the correct speed limit. Generally speaking, it is accurate. If you are speeding, your MPH will turn red, to let you know that you went over speed limit.
- Zip code option for entering the city. Rather than typing the whole city name to search through the whole database. A simple 5 digit zip code will be able to pick up the city of your destination.
Couple things I don't like.
- 5" screen. It's big enough to actually block some view sometimes.
- Keyboard lag. Sometimes you thought you don't press hard enough so the letter doesn't show by press multiple times, turns out to be a lag. Then you need to erase the duplicates, and it lags again so you erase too many characters. This did no happen even in 265, not sure why newer model has this issue?
Other than above things I don't like. It's a great GPS.
After trying for about an hour I was not able to update the software and the unit is still frozen. Additionally, while they say it comes with a one year warranty, when I tried to fill out the form online to get a return authorization I got this message "At this time, we are unable to process online service requests for this product"
So, I called garmin and was put on hold for 25 minutes and gave up, and that's when I decided to write this honest review of my experience.
Update: I finally got a return authorization from garmin after 3 emails. I have to send them the broken unit and they are going to send out a refurbished one. I just wish it did not take countless hours to resolve this.
I would go for another product or brand next time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had this unit for about four, five years now and it has served me well. I would give it a grade of 80% out of 100%. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Customer
The screen started to show more and more vertical lines until it was practically unusable in a few monthsPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
have used several times, works great, still playing with different selections, but works great and the little car display is cute. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer