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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.
Pros: Easy to use menu.
Cons: Maps are incorrect.
Other Thoughts: This unit ( new, not a refurb) failed to accept or recognize my home address/location mapping routes through my back yard across neighbors lawns and into a plat, then diverting through the plat 3/4 mile to reach an intersection 100 yards away from my driveway. Even changing start points and destinations that should have used that short section of street in front of my house, a state route in existence for over 100 years (Ohio St Rt 725 ), the routing still detoured through that plat avoiding my address.
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Mostly works as advertised
Pros: Low price, big screen, Lifetime maps, simple interface, customizable
Cons: Simple interface lacking some features, occasionally gets confused, touch screen not that sensitive.
Other Thoughts: I borrowed a cousin's Garmin a few times and loved it, so I decided to purchase a similar one. After some research, settled on this Nuvi 50. I've only used it a couple of times since its purchase and it gets the job done. I like the big, bright screen, free lifetime maps, and the custom icons available. But sometimes it takes a bit to get locked onto the satellites, and it doesn't always give accurate data, so be warned. It's missing some of the map features of its bigger brothers like the 1490. And the touch screen sometimes doesn't respond very well. Honestly, Google Maps is probably more accurate, but a little harder to use while driving. If you travel a lot and need a cheap GPS (and can make up your own mind about the information it gives you), buy one.
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“Low price, big screen, Lifetime maps, simple interface, customizable”— 11/9/2012
“Maps are incorrect.— John 5/17/2013
Map updating failed in an attempt to correct the problem.”