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GARMIN nuvi 50LM 5.0" GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Map Updates

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With a big 5” (12.7 cm) touchscreen, more than 5 million points of interest (POIs) and spoken turn-by-turn directions, nüvi 50LM makes driving fun again. Plus, with FREE lifetime map updates, you always can keep your roads and POIs up to date.

  • newegg Get Turn-by-Turn Directions nüvi 50LM'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 50LM’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.
  • newegg Enjoy FREE Lifetime Map Updates With FREE lifetime map updates, you always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs and navigation information available at your fingertips. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.
  • newegg 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.


Learn more about the Garmin nuvi 50LM

General

Brand
GARMIN
Model
nuvi 50LM
Part#
010-00991-21
Type
Portable Navigation Device

Dimensions

Height
3.4"
Width
5.5"
Depth
0.7"
Weight
6.3 oz.

GPS System

Receiver
High-sensitivity receiver
Voice Guidance
Yes
Audio Features
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Text-To-Speech
Yes
Built-in Speaker
Yes

Map

Pre-loaded Map
Yes
Maps Included
City Navigator NT data with preloaded street maps of the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy and Jamaica

Navigation

Waypoints
1000
POI
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Routes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)

Junction view (displays junction signs)

Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Trip Computer
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)

Memory

Support Memory Cards
microSD

Display

Screen Size
5.0"
Screen Format
TFT
Touchscreen
Yes
Display Resolution
480 x 272
Display Features
WQVGA color TFT with white backlight

Connections

PC InterFace Supported
USB

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery
Battery Life
Up to 2 hours

Feature

GPS System Features
Includes lifetime map updates

nuMaps Guarantee

Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection)

Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout)

Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device)

Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device)
Whats in the Box
nuvi 50LM
Lifetime maps (indicated by "LM" after model number on the box)
Vehicle suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
USB cable
Quick start manual

Quick Info


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  • William G.
  • 6/24/2014 12:19:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Father's Day Gift

Pros: Easy to use and set up. The windshield suction cup mount works really well and the device is pretty adjustable. I mounted this thing both near the bottom of my windshield (resting above the dash in the center of the car) and on the upper left corner of my windshield (next to the sun visor) and the device was comfortable to use in both positions. I customized this baby with the Srgt Hartman voice from FMJ and now I get directions from the drill seargant himself... pretty awesome! Also my car symbol was changed to the X-Wing Fighter from Star Wars - the customization is pretty cool.

Cons: The only cons, and they are small, include the amount of registration that comes with the package - I'm not a fan of creating accounts for things. The cord plugs into the cigarette lighter and wires to the device which can get in the way but this is pretty standard and nothing a twist-tie can't fix.

Other Thoughts: My father is 50 years old and quite the redneck gun toting cowboy. He can operate a cell phone but the internet is beyond his comfort zone. I was worried that this device would be beyond him as well but after playing with it I felt that it was simple and intuitive enough. He was extremely excited to receive this GPS after moving to a new city and getting lost once or twice. Now he has the freedom to explore and can find stores without using google. Apparently its easy enough for a redneck to figure out and he can't be happier with the gift. I would suggest this device whether you are tech savvy or not - the interface is large and helpful, practically holding your hand which is nice.

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  • Isaac S.
  • 6/23/2014 7:52:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs"Look elsewhere"

Pros: There is a map, and it moves. It does work. Free map upgrades? I like the feature where it shows a visual representation of complicated highway interchanges and shows you the lane in which you should travel. The device also shows the speed limit and your speed. Which is helpful when accurate... and it is the majority of the time.

Cons: Downloading the map updates when it arrived was a failure. Apparently, there isn't enough storage space on the device to download the upgrades. I wasn't trying to download the entire world, just the area I will drive in. It seems that I have to purchase an expansion memory card to get the latest info. That ain't cool.

Whatever, the maps are probably up to date... right? I was using the GPS to travel from NYC to southern Florida. A few times the GPS didn't know which road I was on and sort of freaked out and gave me some bogus directions. Especially when I would exit to get gas and have to do a U-turn or something to get to a gas station. It would actually tell me to go *miles* out of the way to get back - I started to do it, but when I was in a shady backwater neighborhood in the deep south at 1 am, I decided to use my judgement and just turn around. I thought it was taking me on a shortcut, when in reality it was a derp-cut.

My old Garmin 330c was MUCH MUCH better at this. I am sad I "upgraded".

Driving though the small town streets of central FL, one needs to be aware of the speed limits. They go from 60 to 35 in a short distance. The cops would like nothing better than to write a ticket for speeding out-of-towners. I can't blame them. I *want* to adhere to posted speeds. Thank fully the Garmin nuvi 50LM displays the posted speeds. There was some slight deviation, if I was only relying on the GPS, I might have gotten a ticket. Although to be fair, it was usually correct and helpful.

I've even been using the GPS locally even though I know where I am going, just to test it out. I, for the life of me can't figure out how to get it to search for a place by name. I can get to the screen where I enter the name of the location "W**-M***" and it can't find it by name. It is in the "searching" screen forever and never returns any results. The 330c, though 5+ years old, would find things instantaneously.

Ok, well, there are menu items for locating types of locations, I'll try that. After stumbling around trying to find the one that might be holding "W**-M***", I find it. And Huzzah, there is a W**-M*** just a few miles away, closer than the one I knew about. I'll go there! Sigh, After driving there - I find it is an empty lot. WHAT?!?! :facepalm:

It also seems like the calibration is off on the voice and the map. The voice says turn here, and the map shows that I am far from the turn. With the old 330c, I was never confused about where the turn was. This is just uncomfortable

Other Thoughts: In closing, I'm sad I bought this device. I wish I purchased something else or kept with my old Garmin 330c.

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  • Charles N.
  • 12/5/2013 9:57:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

Pros: Just got it and love it. It's a larger display than my older Garmin, but it works just the same. The mounting bracket seems very nice is the suction mount holds up.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: For the people that don't like it: It's a handheld device that gives directions, it's not a computer that always get the optimum route based on your personal criteria. Your expectations may be too high if you haven't used a Garmin gps before.

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  • Gary R.
  • 10/13/2013 8:51:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsReally helps make travel enjoyable

Pros: Lifetime map updates are easy and quick if you have a fast internet connection (5-10 min.). Compact- I can store the unit, car and computer cables, friction mount (sits and stays on any dash) in the small Garmin carry-all case, which packs easily in carry-on luggage. Large screen with clear views, and detail of off-ramps and turns. Several voices that pronounce street names so you know you're turning where you should. Good battery life so you can use it to carry around, and it easily fits in a shirt or pants pocket. Handles complicated situations well with accurate information (turn left on 2nd street, then bear left...). Easy to add in a stop for food or whatever, and clear display of your choices, and resume the trip after the stop, with a list in order of distance, with the name and an arrow to indicate the direction, so you can eliminate those you've passed or that are out of the way. Easy to mute the voice when you take an unexpected turnoff or stop, no annoying "recalculating..." messages like earlier Garmins. MicroSD card slot. Your speed and the speed limit are right there on the map display, and the speed limit shown is very accurate...great when you miss a sign in unfamiliar territory. Easy return to the home screen from anywhere, just press and hold the back button for a second. Easy to add, edit and categorize your stops and points of interest once you read the help and see how to do it (help is always there, available by pushing the onscreen ?. Quick entry of addresses for your destinations (use a zip code if you know it, saves having to type in the city).

This GPS is much improved over my older Garmin 330, which was pretty nice to begin with. I would buy it again without hesitation, and in fact bought another one (with case and dash mount) for my daughter, who also loves it). Buy it, take a few minutes to learn the features, and test it on a REAL trip (not to your neighborhood store), and I think you'll find it indispensable.

Cons: The one con I've seen is that when first starting it up and preparing to resume a trip from a parking lot, etc., you need to give it a few seconds to orient itself to your direction of travel. If you're parked next to the exit, it's best to take a look at the map to see where it wants you to go, instead of relying on 'turn left' voice directions. Once you've been moving for a few seconds, it will orient itself properly and this isn't an issue. I notice many folks post 'cons' for all sorts of GPS units that basically say they tried it in their home neighborhood and it didn't pick the best route, so it's no good. We all know shortcuts and preferred routes in our home neighborhoods, if you need a GPS to guide you through that, you need a chauffeur, not a GPS. Other things that some may consider 'cons' really aren't, at least to me. It doesn't have traffic, but I don't use it for commuting, and all you need to do is turn off the highway and it will redirect you to a way around, and traffic warnings are often unreliable anyway. Doesn't play MP3's (who cares).

Other Thoughts: The first real test of this unit was when we packed it along for use in a rental car in Honolulu. The rental agencies all tell you to stay off the freeways in town, but when returning cross-island, I was tired and just punched in our Waikiki hotel and let it take me there. It guided me flawlessly through the freeway mazes to the offramp and to the hotel parking lot, saving much time and traffic over the surface streets. Returning the rental car required a complicated U-turn under some freeways, and I was apprehensive about it with the traffic, but again it guided us perfectly back to the place. On a recent trip to Oregon, we packed it along on the train. I had pre-added all the hotels and destinations, so it was very easy to head out, and we never once had to stop to look at a map or figure out where we were. At a train delay in San Jose, I used it to find a coffee place nearby so we could enjoy the wait instead of sitting there or drinking the train station's bad coffee...never would have found a place without it, and with the battery I just carried it with me to locate the place. Using a phone as a GPS for driving is dangerous and poor compared to a unit like this, I can't imagine anyone who travels to new places not being happy with this, unless they don't take a little time to learn the basics of how to use it.

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  • Zlatko M.
  • 8/25/2013 6:25:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTotally worth the money

Pros: If there is one thing you should take away from this review, it is: This device is totally worth the money!
- Lifetime map updates.
- External microSD card.
- The lane diagrams are extremely helpful.
- This was my life line during my vacation.

Cons: - The UI is quite unintuitive - it was hard for me to figure how to "continue the trip".
- The name indexing is not very reliable - it may take several tries to find a given point of interest by name (we are spoiled by web search engines these days.)
- The touch screen requires a somewhat strong push,

Other Thoughts: By taking a full egg, I want to drag Garmin's attention to the usability issues. As far consumers are concerned, this is a good buy.

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  • Denis K.
  • 8/10/2013 11:20:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsalmost useless

Pros: gets you to your destination

Cons: gets you to your destination using the worst possible route.
Updating software or changing 'avoidences' in settings does not make this unit route smarter.
It will always tell you to get off the highway and take the slow residential stoplight ridden roads (or dirt country backroads) instead of cruising on the highway that is frequently parallel tot he route it chooses

Other Thoughts: other GPS units and online mapping solutions provide significantly better routes

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  • Ron G.
  • 7/20/2013 1:50:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood product

Pros: Easy setup and works well

Cons: The express software to install updates runs at start up with no option to change this. Since I only need to update a few times a year I don't need to check for updates every time I turn on my computer or have it run all the time.

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  • Asmir M.
  • 6/27/2013 1:27:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReceived open box item

Pros: Unit works.

Cons: Newegg sold me an used item at full price.

Other Thoughts: This is not a review of the GPS unit. This is a review of newegg's quality control.
Unit arrived as an open box item. Box was not sealed, none of the items were wrapped up in plastic. It was clearly an used item.
I've been a newegg customer for over 10 years and have been noticing a significant drop in quality. It's not the first time that I've gotten a used item from newegg and paid full price for it.
Time to move on to a more quality retailer.

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  • Timm O.
  • 5/22/2013 9:08:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLess than thrilling

Pros: *Easy to use
*Good volume and screen brightness

Cons: *Very problematic getting it set up
*Inaccurate maps
*Bad routing

Other Thoughts: Bought this as a gift for my wife. Spent two hours trying to get it registered/updated using three different computers... was on the verge of packing it up to send back the next day when I got the idea to try one of MY cables... BINGO, there it was. Nuvi came with a defective USB cable. After that, the updating was very easy and quick and I put it in my truck to take it for a test drive over the next few days before giving it to my wife.
During that time, I quickly realized that the maps and routing program are not good. I know my area very well and the Nuvi kept repeatedly trying to send me down dead end roads and/or took me way out of my way. In one case, I entered in the location of a Lowes store that is a straight shot 16 miles down the road from my house (two lane road, 55mph, no lights or stop signs). Regardless of the "shortest route" or "fastest route" settings, the Nuvi kept trying to send me five miles out of the way to get to Interstate 95 and then go south for the 16 miles. Despite my taking the easy road, the Nuvi kept chiming in at every intersection that I passed trying to get me to detour over to the interstate.
In another instance, I decided to let the Nuvi be my guide home. There are a variety of two-lane 55mph roads that I can take to get there. However, the Nuvi took me three miles past my house and then doubled back to it.
All in all, the ease of use will make it a great "beginner" brand GPS and it will get you to where you are trying to go... eventually. If the maps and routing are this bad where I live, I must figure they are not great for the rest of the country either.

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  • Paul M.
  • 4/24/2013 5:56:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, But watch out

Pros: Relatively fast start-up, even indoors. Accurate on the highway, and car speed display.

Cons: Short battery life.

Other Thoughts: Watch out when downloading the map update - it takes about 4 hours with DSL. *AND* when you start up the unit after, many details may be missing! Don't despair, but do a system reset to re-start; From an off condition, not plugged in, press the lower right corner of the display and the power button. together. Release when the display starts up, answer the start-up questions, and BINGO - it's working again.

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