Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 122
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich002 Outstanding Value
I love this GPS. The 5" width makes it much easier to see. It almost instantly picks up all satellites when it is turned on. Routing is rapid. It also recalculates a new direction rapidly if you miss a turn. It is lightweight and worked great right out of the box. I updated the maps with no problems. Garmin has taken the guesswork out of doing it. ALso the Garmin 50LM is one of the latest models that Garmin has made. I almost forgot...the lane assist is REALLY great
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zan29 I Love it!!!
This is my first GPS unit and soon as i got it home i plugged it in to charge on my computer, Very Easy to update the unit!!! Once I unplugged it i had no problem at all Putting in my home information and a destination. I'd try a tomtom in the past and i fought trying to figure out how to program the thing. Garmin it was very quick and painless to figrue it out. I would defiantly recommend it to friends specially fro the price!!!
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChrisFromBoston Piece of junk!
I bought the Garmin 50LM GPS on Black Friday 2011 to upgrade a 2+ year old Garmin that I was happy with but was just getting old and not worth paying for a map update. Plus I really wanted a 5" screen.
Outwardly, the 50LM looks great. Unfortunately, it was laggy and kept switching itself to GPS Simulator mode and getting stuck there. It wouldn't let me disable simulator mode in the setup screen. Updating the software didn't help, nor did several calls to Garmin. They said it's a common problem and they had no solution other than a series of resets which only worked a couple of times. I can't imagine the frustration if I had bought this as a gift instead of for myself. Garmin makes great products, but this one was a huge disappointment.
I ended up returning it and getting a 1450LMT for only $20 more. It's a far better GPS and the lifetime traffic was well worth the extra investment.
Rated 5 out of 5 by seneuk Love it!
My first GPS-so far-I love it! Easy to use and easy to get started and just plain old easy!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ledguy Not what they use to be.
I have praised garmin for years, now it looks like they are going down hill.
My older units had removable batteries, these new ones do not. Once in a blue moon, it would lock up, and removing the battery was the only way to really reset it. What do I do now?
A lot of time, I just have the gps on just to see the surrounding streets, that way I learn the area.
Now in these new units, it no longer shows the names of those streets, I called garmin, they said that was a update that customers wanted! Tell me, who would ask for a gps that does not show the names???? They could have put that as a option in the how much detail to show, but no, even in high detail, no names. It does not even show the name of the street you are on, but will show the name of a up coming street, which is very distracting as it keeps flashing the next street name. I'm sorry Garmin, I can't say tell people how good you are anymore. ps, at least the unit will get you to your location, unlike the tomtom.
Rated 5 out of 5 by IBMITTECH For the money this unit is excellent
Recently purchased the Nuvi 50LM from Walmart. Everything worked as expected. I did have a bit of a problem when I first connected the unit to my PC but a reboot fixed evrything. I read a lot of reviews and the 4... 1 star reviews for this item on the Walmart site have NO merit. I believe the users don't know how to down load the software. One person said the unit wouldn't turn on ... well, it does NOT come with the battery charged so you have to charge it before you can use it. Another said it locked up his computer .... did you try a reboot. Your computer most likely did not recognize the device the first time around. Sometimes that happens ... it was your computer not the Garmin. I could go on but let me summarize with this. The unit is great. The sound is good, the street names are pronounced funny at times but are understandable, the unit is dead on accurate, etc. Finally and most importantly it takes a long time to download the maps ... there is a lot of data and after they download, there is a long wait for the verify. Be patient, it is worth it .....
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimsrod Huge screen, satellite response, lifetime maps
I've been using Garmin's for years now and this one is the best value so far. The screen is great compared to 3.5 inch models that I'm used to. It's almost like going HDTV compared to standard definition just because the overall screen size is so much larger.
It quickly recalculates when a turn is missed...way faster than any other navi I've had. Easy to use interface...the Nuvi 50LM doesn't have tools I'm used to though: no calculator, currency converter, etc. But to be honest I really didn't use those much and would rather pay less to get a larger screen and lifetime maps.
Plus some of the newer models like this one have a new feature that shows you exactly what lane to be in when on highways and such while navigating so there is much less chance to miss turns.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hiwayman I like it!!
The 50 LM is the second garmin I have purchased. The first was a 350 five years ago. This one is so much better than the 350. I really like the instant on feature. There is no waiting for searching for a signal. I also like the 5" size. I purchased a new car and didn't order the built in GPS. I was able to velcro the unit perfectly above the radio and hide the cord down to the 12 v plug. It even announces red light camera's. I have made several trips with this unit and it is great. No problems yet. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RA22 GREAT PRODUCT
Bought the gps on sale love the product clear voice on the turn by turn direction I like the 5 in screen.This is my secound Garmin product they keep getting better
Rated 3 out of 5 by R67VET Fell short of expectations
Replaced an earlier model Garmin that gave good service for several years, but lacked turn-by-turn spoken street names and a map upgrade was $89. Purchased a 50LM and updated the maps as advised when I started the unit, and was required to register it as well. That process was not smooth.
The 50LM was advertized to provide turn-by-turn street names and it did not after testing it for a couple of days in several locations. Also discovered you need to spend $89 to get Canadian maps, when the 50LM was purchased for $99. A differet version is available elsewhere for $10 more, but not Wal-mart, that comes with Cdn maps. Decided to return the 50LM and ordered a 1350LMT, after seeing a friend's 1350LMT, which I know provides the spoken street names properly, includes Canadian maps, traffic updates, pedestrian mode, picture viewer and several other great features. The 50LM is a nice GPS, but limited functions compared to Magellan or Tom Tom for about the same price or a little less. Trusted Garmin would do what I expected, think the 1350LMT will meet expectations!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Subhayes Awesome GPS for any traveler!!
Landed in TX and my older Nuvi I paid $350 for 4 years ago in Maine died....I am from KY, so Dallas ain't really like these parts. Well went into the local Walmart and bam there she was for $99.99 Not sure why the such a markup on-line but still just $99.99 at my Walmart as of 1/23/12.
Anyway, right out the box she started to save my life. My house is less than 5 year neighborhood and this GPS can find it....Awesome for $99.99 and Lifetime Maps you just cant pass that up!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by 71gray Great
We love the Garmin nuvi 50LM GPS with lifetime map updates. Would be lost without it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by tvwatcheralso Great product
I used this on a trip from N. Ohio to Memphis Tn. and it did not miss a beat. Not only advised of lane to be in and turns to make but shows lanes coming up and highlights the proper lane to move into about a mile before you need to make the turn.
I was amazed that estimated time of arrival at destination was accurate within about 2 min.
I would not hesitate to purchase again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Merbro I had to replace the Garmin nuvi that was stolen out of my vehicle about six months ago. I absolutely loved the Garmin I had. I was so afraid I would never be able to find one that I would be that happy with. Boy, was I wrong.
I took my time and researched all the different types of GPS systems available. When I read the rave reviews from people that had purchased the "Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS with Lifetime MAP UPDATES," I knew this was the right one for me. Boy, was I right! I love this one more than the one I had stolen.
It is so easy to use! The big 5" screen makes a big difference. It is very fast to calculate a new route and I am so happy it doesn't say "recalculating" anymore like my other one. I love how the screen splits to show where to turn. It shows what the legal speed limit for the road your on and what speed you are traveling at. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blueskiesalways Excellent!
Replaced a TomTom with a broken screen (Which TomTom do not fix!). Picks up the satalite signals almost instantly. The old Tom Tom would take 4-5 minutes, even in a clear area!...Clear directions, with fast reroute...Love the 5" touch screen. Lifetime map updates, I did my first update of maps and software about 1 week after using the unit, updated with no problem. There are some fun, free add-on's online at Garmin...Cars, voices, ect.
Very satisfied....Only wish would be bluetooth.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bvoytoy fotoform
this is second gps & the best. two weeks old, free lifetime maps, instant sattelite connection, keyboard for typing, lots of options, no advertisements, and very accurate.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fixitomorrow waste of time
This could be an excellent product except for the poor quality control on the part of the manufacturer (no fault of Walmart). The unit performed well right out of the box, but failed after just a few minutes of operation. The unit stopped acquiring satelite signals. After spending half a day updating the software, maps and performing a master reset, all at the direction of the Garmin website, the unit remained in failure. Back to Walmart for a refund. This was my first and probably my last Garmin product. Would have been a great deal at $99.99 with the free shipping, if it actually worked.
Rated 5 out of 5 by OPS1JJE IT WORKS PERFECT!
The Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" just works perfect. It connects fast and it is very simple to use. I love the big screen with big graphics and characters. It is easy to follow. You cannot go wrong for that price. I definetely recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 I borrowed my parents Magellan (similar cost) before buying the Nuvi 50LM and I am so glad I did. I use this daily in work and it has surpassed my prior experience with a Michelin which was A- but because they pulled from the market I could not update the maps. 2 weeks with this unit I have been pleased at it intuitiveness but not over done to be annoying. Easy to migrate from screen to screen and back without messing up the whole travel scene. Well done Garmin ! For the price it was worth lifetime maps. I will check back if my happy experience changes but for now I am a satisfied customer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NK007 Great GPS for A to B directions...
I have used this GPS only for a month now... But it hasn't disappointed me.. The only thing that could be better is that the junction view and lane assists are not available for all roads and all cities.. The 5 inch display is wonderful and updating it is also easy.. It also boots up fast after the first couple times..
Overall satisfied with the product..
Rated 4 out of 5 by GeorgeB39 Good machine
Nuvi 50LM is good but it could use a few more features like multi-destination trips.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Idahopotatoarethebest Dissapointed
bought this product few weeks ago because of its life time map updates but this unit is really not wortht the price...not sure why the street names are not available and when plugging into the computer for an update it froze up and locked out my computer. I returned it right away and bought another unit with less the price point. Truly dissapointed with this unit!
Rated 1 out of 5 by bAcklashZ06 DOA on Christmas morning
The unit was charged and the non-fuctional, the GPS would not turn on. If anyone had bothered to test this unit as part of a quality control process, it would have been caught right away. I will be returning this tomorrow and probably wil not buy another Garmin, these units have gone downhill.
Rated 4 out of 5 by trevvbee Good Value with LM
I got this for my husband for Father's Day so far so good! its a great value because it come with lifetime map updates! My husband loves that its a 5 inch screen! updating it didnt take to long at 1 hour max on our computer. everything seems to work good, i got my moneys worth :)
Rated 4 out of 5 by ddf39 Garmin nuvi50LM
This is a replacement of an older Garmin, which is still working. I like the spoken street names and the lane pictures when exiting freeways and the life time maps. Not having lifetime maps is why I bought a replacement because cost of the unit was not much more than new maps for the old unit.
Like most things today, there is no manual. I was able to see a manual on-line and emailed questions were answered promptly. Updating maps is easy if you are at all computer literate.
As a negative, the battery life of the 5 inch nuvi is only about 2 hours vs about 3 hours for my older and smaller nuvi.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rbuch Excellent device for a great price
We love the slim design and the bigger screen of this unit, it picks up signals very quickly, and the navigation is very clearly spoken and it tells you in plenty of time if you need to change lanes. The lifetime updates was an added bonus. We would definitely recommend this GPS to a first-time buyer, or someone wanting to replace their current GPS unit.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ttbeck Very pleased with purchase
We owned another garmin nuvi and was very pleased with it, but decided to buy this one first because it came with lifetime updates. After we used the Garmin Nuvi 50LM we really liked the new features on it. It gives you voice turn by turn directions, (tells you the name of the street you are going to turn on) instead of just saying "turn left on 500 feet". You don't have to look at the screen to see the name of the road you are looking for. We also like that it gives you lane assist which is great if you are in heavy traffic in an area you are not familiar with. It has a little bigger screen than the other model as well which helps my husband see it better. We are very pleased with our purchase. If you are looking for a GPS unit, you will love this one.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outback41 A novice can use this GPS right out of the box, its ready to go period. Very easy to read and if you deviate from a route you have put in, there is no re-calculating voice telling you so, that's great. The GPS will re-calculate itself with in three seconds, that's very fast. It all, this is a great unit.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bewitch57 Great deal on a Garmin unit.
I did alot of shopping around even on Ebay and this was the best price for this model. I am extremely pleased and like the lifetime updates and junction screen.
Awesome 5" screen too.
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorLover55 Great GPS
This was my first GPS purchase. Friends all recommended Garmin so that is the only brand I looked for. So far I am very pleased with it. I do wish Garmin would include printed directions for us first time users, but it was pretty simple to figure out. I love the wide screen, but I do not like the windshield mount. Garmin offers to send dash mount free of charge, so I am going to request one. I am sure the more I use it the more I will like it. Have only used it on one trip so far and the Lifetime Maps got me there and back withouta hitch.