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Garmin Nuvi 50LM
 
Price range:
$83.00 - $182.90
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Garmin Nuvi 50 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: 4.7- to 7-inch screen GPS
About - Garmin Nuvi 50LM

The Garmin Nuvi 50LM is a GPS available from Garmin. The Nuvi 50LM typically costs between $83.00 - $182.90.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on GPS models like the Nuvi 50LM.


Screen size (in.):
The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.

Weight (oz.):
Measured weight of just the unit (excluding mount) in ounces rounded to the nearest tenth.

Spoken street names:
Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Garmin Nuvi 50 were applied to untested model Garmin Nuvi 50LM, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Garmin Nuvi 50
Price range:
$83.00 - $182.90
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About This Brand

By far the biggest selling brand, with more than 50 percent of the market. Based in Olathe, Kan., Garmin was founded in 1989, and today it has 7,000 employees. Garmin GPS navigators have consistently scored near or at the top of our ratings. In addition to portable GPS units, Garmin makes a variety of fitness training devices and products for marine and aviation use. The company announced plans to sell its own telephone with built-in navigation two years ago, but the scheduled release date has been pushed back several times.

Features & Specs - Garmin Nuvi 50LM
info Screen size (in.) 5.0
info Weight (oz.) 6.3
info Bluetooth hands-free calling No
info Spoken street names Yes
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User Reviews - Garmin Nuvi 50LM
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
works well until it doesn't
3/25/2014
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Gives Clear Directions
Good At Locating Address
Large Screen
Simple Controls
Cons
Breaks Down Too Often
Inflexible Re Route
Best Uses
Comment:
I think I may have gotten something of a lemon; it's going in for repair for the second time in a year and a half. When it works, I love it; when it dies, I hate it! It usually will easily find the address I need, although if I know a better route that will bring me fairly close to the destination, it will not adjust to the alternate route I have chosen. Despite the problems I have had with it, I would still recommend it because when it actually works it's great.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
PERFIT FOR ELDER PEOPLE
3/23/2014
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Cons
Inaccurate
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Finding Specific Address
Planning Trips
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
the only thing i dont like about it,i have one place i go all the time,it is off by 40 miles in 202 miles.this is the only place it is wrong that i know of.garmin could not corect this.funny i can go 600 miles,reads perfit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
GARMEN 50 LM
3/18/2014
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Fast
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Cons
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Finding Specific Address
Planning Trips
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
I replaced my 3 year old garmen when the battery failed-i had it in the car when the temps fell to zero degrees and I think it killed the battery-the new garmen cost $123 in sams club and came with 2 mounts-a window mount and a dash mount-the old garmen was fast and this one is faster at acquireing satellites plus it gives the lane changes with more arrows pointing you in the corect lane
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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