Garmin nuvi 52LM 5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps and Free Lifetime Map Updates
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- Bright 5" touchscreen sat nav with preloaded street maps of UK, Ireland and Western Europe (24 countries)
- Includes Free Lifetime Map Updates for the UK, Ireland and Western Europe. Includes microSD card slot to accommodate additional map options and map updates
- Lane assist and junction view provide guidance at tricky junctions
- Displays speed limit, safety cameras and accurate arrival time
- Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest and "Where Am I?" emergency locator tells you of your coordinates and the nearest address, intersection, hospitals, police and fuel stations
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Style Name: Satellite Navigation with UK and Western Europe Maps and Free Lifetime Map Updates | Size: 5-Inch
An Essential Sat Nav For Simple And Safe Navigation
With its bright 5-inch display and spoken turn-by-turn directions, Garmin nüvi 52LM is an easy-to-use, dedicated sat nav that helps you get to your destination easily. It comes with Lifetime Map updates for free¹, speed camera alerts, Lane Assist and Junction View for simple and safe navigation so you don’t get lost.
Detailed Maps With Free Updates
nüvi 52LM arrives loaded with detailed maps of Western Europe (24 countries), including the UK and Ireland. It also contains thousands of Points of Interest (POIs) such as restaurants, businesses and shops. However, roads change, businesses open and close and new traffic lights or roundabouts appear. With nüvi 52LM you can keep your sat nav up-to-date with the latest maps¹ that Garmin has to offer, with no fees. Map updates also contain fresher points of interest so your nüvi can give results that are more relevant and have greater accuracy. Please note, with increased road detail and more points of interest, new maps could be larger in size; as a result, map updates may require a microSD card (sold separately).
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 before you reach the junction. The split screen mode shows your position on the map alongside a realistic depiction of your upcoming manoeuvre.
Keep An Eye On The Latest Speed And Safety Cameras
Garmin nüvi 52LM contains Garmin’s unique Cyclops Safety 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. nüvi 52LM also displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival.
One-stop Device Management
Use Gamin Express at http://software. garmin. com/en-GB/express. html 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. ¹Lifetime maps terms and conditions at http://www. garmin. com/en-GB/legal/lmdisclaimer
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.
Garmin nüvi 52LM key features
- Western European Maps
- Free Lifetime Map Updates¹
- Speed and Safety Camera Alerts
- Lane Assist and Junction View
- Speed limit, current speed and ETA displayed
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|Map Coverage||UK/ROI||UK/ROI||UK/ROI and Western Europe||UK/ROI||UK/ROI and Western Europe||UK/ROI|
|Free Lifetime Map Updates||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Up Ahead Points of Interest||Yes|
Garmin nuvi 52LM WE
Vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
Quick start manual
From the Manufacturer
Bluetooth technology provides wireless connectivity for hands-free calling.
Active Lane Guidance
Hear voice prompts and see bright arrows that indicate the proper lane needed for your next manoeuvre.
PhotoReal Junction View
Realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape.
Smartphone Link Compatible
Download the Smartphone Link app3 to your iPhone or Android device for access to real-time services like live weather radar and more (some services require purchase).
|Garmin Essential Sat Nav Range||Garmin Advanced Sat Nav Range|
|Free Lifetime Map Updates||Some||Some|
|Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts||No||Some|
|Lane Assist and Junction View||Yes||Yes|
|Bluetooth for Hands-Free Calling||No||Some|
|Pinch to Zoom Display||No||Some|
|Active Lane Guidance & PhotoReal Junction View||No||Yes|
|Smartphone Link compatible||No||Yes|
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Top Customer Reviews
So, after a few seconds to fix the sucker it was time to register and download the software.
Garmin Express is the software to download but any attempt to register on the website will prompt you to download Express anyway. The program downloaded and installed quickly and without a hitch and was self explanatory. It does offer you a quick tour but it's so straightforward you won't need it. It then showed several updates: a map update and some software updates. Took 4 minutes to complete.
Time to try on the open road. The widescreen is quite helpful as you can turn all the options on in the display so this includes the speed limit, arrival time, distance remaining. At relevant motorway points it shows land assist so you know you are in the right lane. I downloaded a couple of the extra pointers just to try it and they work fine, so do the extra voices packs. It has the option to avoid unpaved roads which is a nice touch and it hasn't caused me to go astray yet.
Many years ago I had a Garmin which I categorically hated but having seen recent reviews of TomToms which seemingly have issues over software/map updates, I thought it was about time I tried a new one. If a USB lead was attached then I'd give this 5 stars as it's cheap, easy to use, and the software had no problems.
One surprise I didn't find mentioned at the time of purchase was the fact that it doesn't make a noise to tell you when you're over the speed limit... the speed sign on the screen flashes red but there's no audible sound. I now know this is common with some Garmin models but it is still something I would have liked to have known at the time.
Nevertheless I still love this sat Nav and I've found being able to hunt on the map and select a spot manually to save as a favourite very helpful being a football coach travelling to loads of fields with no real postcodes. Street names is a helpful feature and the menus are very easy to navigate too. I also found the ability to rename favourites very handy for the same reason as above although I'm assuming that's a common feature nowadays.
Another quick point is the fact that you have to set something as a via point if you wanted to avoid a certain road on a journey. For example, if I wanted to avoid a narrow road I know isn't an easy drive even though the Sat Nav is recommending it I'd have to set something on the route that I'd like to take as a via point so it's follows that path. This is all very easily done though and the option in the settings to simulate your route at home helps here too!!
Also worth noting the estimated journey time seems to assume you will be traveling at the speed limit constantly without stopping very often... Google is much more accurate here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent price, super easy to use. I really rely on it. Very pleased with it.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
There was no instruction manual so I was unable to understand it and had to return it.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Super little sat nav. Easy to use and set up. Good battery, long lead if required and works equally well abroad. Light weight if needs to be carried. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Ros Parker
Sends me where it deems fit.. No wonder it was cheap... Garmin knock off me thinks!!Published 17 days ago by Steve buffery
Slow to respond after taking a turn and going for another junction close by. The one I had from 2007 still worked better but thought I was buying a better model but Oh No Yoko... Read morePublished 21 days ago by SANJAY AHLAWAT
Amazing highly recommend I'm. I first time driver I feel so confident in deriving knowing my sat nav will get me there even of I take a wrong turn it I'll re direct me to the... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Foxybingo