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Garmin nuvi 50 5" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps

by Garmin
593 customer reviews
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  • Easy to use, widescreen 5" touchscreen sat nav
  • Preloaded street maps for the UK and Ireland
  • Lane Assist shows you which lane to be in for approaching turns and exits
  • Junction view displays an image of the upcoming junction to show the correct lane to be in
  • Look up addresses for more than 5 million points of interest

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-00991-12
  • ASIN: B00BST8U68
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Mar. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (593 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,892 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Navigation at its simplest

The nüvi 50 is ideal for anyone who wants an easy-to-use, reliable sat nav. It is navigation at its simplest. It has a 5” touchscreen display for easy viewing, detailed maps of the UK and Ireland plus Lane Assist and Junction View to help you stay on the right track. Above all it has a user-friendly menu to make driving as stress-free as possible so you can concentrate on getting to your destination.

Garmin nüvi 50: Clear And Simple Directions
Garmin nüvi 50: Clear and Simple Directions

Detailed Maps

nüvi 50 arrives loaded with detailed maps including points of interest (POIs) and navigation information. It is easy to find addresses and POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. Simply search for what you’re looking for and press ‘Go’ to be directed there with turn-by-turn instructions and spoken street names for extra clarity. The super-wide 5" screen enables you to see more detail on the maps and more of the road ahead.

Keep an eye on the latest speed cameras

nüvi 50 contains Garmin's Cyclops Speed Camera system, for real-time, direction-relevant and accurate alerts. The full safety camera database is already pre-loaded on your sat nav. However, you can get regular or one-off updates to ensure you’ve always got the latest camera locations, so you can drive safety and legally.

Garmin nüvi 50: Be Aware Of Safety Cameras
Garmin nüvi 50: Be Aware of Safety Cameras

Driving Guidance You See and Hear

Avoid confusion at tricky exits and junctions. Lane Assist guides you into the correct lane for approaching turns and exits, and Junction View displays an onscreen image of the upcoming junction so you know what to expect in plenty of time.

Garmin nüvi 50: Clear Guidance At Junctions
Garmin nüvi 50: Clear Guidance at Junctions

Information at a Glance

nüvi 50 displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. It’s all the information you need as you travel. With a quick glance, you can also read the name of your current street to make sure you’re on the right track.

One-stop Device Management

Use Express at Garmin online to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favourites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.

Where am I?

The Where am I? emergency locator is a safety feature that can be very helpful if you break down or need a local service urgently. Simply tap the car icon on the map screen to get your exact coordinates, address and junction, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to your nearest hospitals, police and petrol stations. This can also be used to save your current location so you can find your way back there again easily in the future.

Box Contains

Garmin nav 50 UK & Ireland sat nav
Vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
Quick start manual


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

216 of 223 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 May 2014
Style Name: UK and Ireland Map
There are some newer Garmin's out in the entry range, but the price on the Nuvi 50 is hard to beat right now.
It's not the most feature packed GPS you will ever buy, but it gets the job done for modest outlay. I bought this for a friend who just wanted an affordable GPS and didn't need the advanced bits the higher priced models have.

While the usual Garmin interface is the same across the range, there are some differences in the models. As with all Garmin Sat Nav's you get the window mount and car charger included, you don't get a home charger (Garmin do a travel kit that includes this) but you can charge the device with a wall charger that has a "mini" USB port (not micro) there are plug chargers (or even power banks) available that can do USB charging, all you need is a mini USB lead. I rarely home charge the device
Quick summary of the good and bad points.

Pros:
+ Decent 5" touchscreen, fairly clear and bright.
+ Bang per buck is good on the Nuvi 50 it's a pretty good deal
+ Simple and easy to use
+ It does have speed camera alerts
+ Has a micro SD slot so can be upgraded with larger map areas
+ Street name and postal code search, as well as GPS coordinates
+ Points of interest database (shops, hotels, fuel stations, local attractions etc)
+ Has the lane assist dual screen display (handy for motorway driving)

Cons:
- No traffic trends, this isn't a massive downer but some Garmins use historical data for traffic (time of day etc) , and will avoid heavy congestion roads.
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98 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Jo on 19 Dec. 2013
Style Name: UK and Ireland Map Verified Purchase
large enough to see,.clear voice and quiet between directions..also warning sound when my speed exceeds limit! A real confidence booster.
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95 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Carolyn S Parker on 12 Oct. 2013
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I moved to a new area and I wouldn't be without it. Would recommend to anyone and simple to use.
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111 of 119 people found the following review helpful By S. R. Hudson on 22 Oct. 2013
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Cheaper than a TomTom, so easy to use, map large and clear and precise instructions given. Great value for money.
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful By shabhaz on 1 Jan. 2014
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Nicely packed, comes with in car charger and holder, bid scree, accurate touch screen, simple not hard to use at all
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By paul on 11 Dec. 2013
Style Name: UK and Ireland Map Verified Purchase
Very satisfied with the purchase. Would recommend. Good vision and clear instructions. Voice clear but pronunciation not as good as expected
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Gail Norris on 12 May 2014
Style Name: UK and Ireland Map Verified Purchase
Really thrilled with this sat nav. I was worried that set up might be difficult as I'm not the most technical of people and have no one to help, but you plug it into the cigarette lighter, turn on the engine and follow the instructions. The pad that sticks it to the window screen is also easy to use. I tried it on a journey I knew, which wasn't the prescribed route, and the sat nav just adjusted instructions once it caught up. Also gives warnings about speeding camera sites. This is my first sat nav and I wonder what took me so long!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Hailstone on 27 Jan. 2014
Style Name: UK and Ireland Map Verified Purchase
This is my 2nd Garmin, first one was purchased many years back when " sat nav " first came on the market, current model very very good ! First model is still working now.
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