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GARMIN 5.2" GPS Navigation

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The pocket-sized Garmin nüvi 5000 gives you turn-by-turn voice directions with spoken street names and a huge full-color screen, so it’s easy to stay on course! The nüvi mounts quickly in your RV, truck, or SUV, and pops off with a gentle tug, so you can take it with you. When you need to make multiple stops, the nüvi 5000 lets you enter all your destinations, then organizes them for you, so you can save time and gas by driving to them in the most efficient order.

The built-in FM transmitter lets your nüvi broadcast directions or play MP3 music out through your car stereo. The composite video input allows you to view feed from a rear-view camera on the nüvi’s display.

The unit ships with preloaded City Navigator NT maps, and includes a huge database of Points of Interest (POI), like truck and rest stops, restaurants, campgrounds, and shopping. The nüvi 5000 uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to pinpoint your location to within 10 feet. The Garmin nüvi 5000 offers all the flexibility you need to make your travels much easier!

  • newegg 5.2” Wide Touch-screen Display Simply touch and go - the 5.2-inch TFT color, touch-screen display puts navigation at your fingertips. With an impressive resolution of 800x480, the extra-wide display provides a detailed, extended view of the road ahead, and features auto dimming backlight making navigation easier than ever in any light condition.
  • newegg Preloaded NAVTEQ Maps Preloaded with NAVTEQ City Navigater NT street maps of North America and comprehensive points of interest locations, the Garmin nüvi 5000 helps make your travel safer, smarter and more efficient wherever you may go.
  • newegg SD Card Slot The Garmin nüvi 5000 provides SD card expansion capability so you can add more maps, POIs and music files to the unit!
  • newegg Get MSN Direct The Garmin nüvi 5000 provides access to enhanced dynamic content from MSN Direct including traffic conditions, fuel prices, weather reports, enhanced movie listings and local events (subscription and receiver required).
  • newegg Entertainment on the Go With the built-in MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to required) and JPEG picture viewer, enjoy your favorite audio books, songs and photos on the road. Plus the built-in FM transmitter sends audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, wirelessly to your vehicle's stereo for an improved listening experience.
  • newegg Voice Prompts The Garmin nüvi 5000 delivers turn-by-turn voice navigation instructions, so you can focus on driving without the need to check the GPS' screen for enhanced driving safety on the go.


Portable Navigation Device


9.29 oz.

GPS System

High-sensitivity receiver
Warm Acquisition Times
1 sec
Cold Acquisition Times
38 sec
3D View
Voice Guidance
Audio Features
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Built-in Speaker
Traffic Alert
FM traffic compatible

MSN Direct for U.S. compatible


Pre-loaded Map
Maps Included
North America


Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Routes: 10

Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route)

Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)

Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)

Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)


Support Memory Cards


Screen Size
Screen Format
Display Resolution
800 x 480
Display Features
Auto dimming backlight


Antenna Connector
Other Connections
Stand 3.5 mm, 4 pole


Digital Player
Supported Formats
Tuner Bands


USB Cable


GPS System Features
External power only

FM traffic compatible

MSN Direct for U.S. compatible

Audio book player

Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation)

Headphone jack/audio line-out

Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)
Whats in the Box
nüvi 5000
, Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
, Vehicle suction cup mount
, Vehicle power cable
, Dashboard disc
, USB cable
, Quick start manual


Min Operating Temperature
Max Operating Temperature

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/11/2008 6:55:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGood Not Great

Pros: Large bright screen, great POI database, automatic screen brightness, multiple map displays 3D and flat, good point to point directions, compact size for having large screen display, good sound from 2 speakers, finds GPS satellites quickly.

Cons: Major flaw is the speed limit feature which takes up 5% of the map space, is often incorrect, extremely annoying because if its size and brightness (white) and cannot be turned off, screen very reflective in daylight, no battery, touch screen not very responsive even after calibration, only suction cup mount, no AC plug included, cannot be used off of USB power, no on-off switch.

Other Thoughts: Garmin could have made this an outstanding GPS but chose to cut corners. They did not include a battery but then this unit isn't really portable. It would have prevented it from rebooting every time the car was restarted. The most annoying feature is the speed limit display which is fixed and cannot be removed. This large white box on the left map display is much too big and should be transparent, a simple number in a small box and user selectable. Its an annoying overly bright white box when the map display goes into night mode. My experience shows that as speed limits change on secondary roads, this GPS does not display the correct value.
The GPS does boot up quickly and find satellites fast in about 1 minute and I have yet to see it lose that connection (Ver. 4.0 firmware). It recalculates fast when you deviate from the stated route and does not force U turns. The display is sharp and bright and the automatic brightness feature works well.

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  • David N.
  • 8/15/2008 8:34:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat system

Pros: big easy to read display. changes screen color scheme when it is dark out so that you can still see clearly, but is not so bright as to hurt your night vision. Plays MP3s through your car radio. Great system even if it is a bit pricey. Haven't found a place that I couldn't find with it yet, including my sisters house, which she tells me many systems can't find. Also when you miss a turn, it doesn't just have you make a U-turn. It will automatically calculate another route to get you where you need to go.

Cons: A bit pricey. No battery, so if you have to restart the car, or it comes unplugged, you have to wait for the system to reboot to be able to use it again. And speaking of booting, it seems to take a long time to boot up (this may be normal as this is the first GPS system I've owned. It also takes up alot of room so if your not careful with placement, it can block your view of the road.

Other Thoughts: Impressive system. Everyone who has seen it has wanted to use it and see all the features (top speed, MP3 player etc) and the ability to find the nearest gas station / resteraunt is great. You can even enter in what type of food you want and it will look for it.

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