purchased this unit 3 weeks ago.i live in a major town and maps were in accurate where i live and could not get customer support on the net mant of times as there server was busy and could not contact them by phone so i mailed the unit back to them with much pleasure.
not accurate and no customer support
Can live without it
Didn't realize till I got home from shop I needed to go back to buy usb cable. Then discovered that I had to download alerts..free for i month then $30 to buy. Tried to download free trial but being in my early 70's found it impossible. Garmin downloaded it via my computer and still didn't work.
Have returned it to shop as "Karen" pronunciation of streets impossible to understand eg Mc Conville St==Micon vill st, Watson St = Wahson St,
Bargara Rd =Buggerrra Rd.
It is no wonder she gets lost, had we not known where to go it would have been a ...
Excellent, Simple to use.
After previously owning a TomTom GPS which was nothing but trouble, I decided to give Garmin a go.
I chose the Nuvi-40 model as I wanted a simple basic unit.
So far, in the 5mths I've owned it this GPS has been excellent, hasn't given me any troubles & has never gotten me lost.
Some of the sofware features are pretty handy too ie:
*Locate nearest Police station, hospital, servo, places of interest & your current location(in co-ordinates & street address), choose to find a route to avoid tolls.
But the main feature I really like is the loud, continuous beep the GPS gives when you get near a speed camera or mobile speed camera zone.
Not very useful for Australia
As an owner of three other Garmin GPS units I had high hopes of this one.
It comes with a lifetime upgrade, which is great, I also have this upgrade with one other Garmin unit and its really good. So whats wrong with this unit..... Well, I`m a rep on the road and do 1000s Km a week and guess what, I wear sunglasses. The new units have an awful color scheme, white roads on a kinda grey/green background which is near impossible to see in sunlight with the sunnies on. ( My other units have dark roads on a white background which are really easy ...
User friendly GPS
Needed a new GPS that was straight-forward, inexpensive and easy to use. The Nuvi 50 meets all of these requirements, coupled with a lifetime (of the GPS, not yours) map. In particular, my wife wanted a simple to use GPS that just got her from a to b without a whole lot of bells and whistles. I was able to get just the model, with the large screen so it's easier to see, for a very competitive price at No Frills, who delivered very promptly and did a follow up inquiry to make sure everything was okay.
Easy to use - intuitive, large screen, competitively priced
Don't buy it unless you like getting the run around!
I tried this gadget around familiar areas to practice using it... Well thank goodness i did or i would have had no idea i was being lead on a wild goose chase! It takes you on routes that have the most turns, round abouts and kilometers possible. Yes i have adjusted the settings which made no difference. So far it has never chosen the most direct route or roads with the highest speed limit. The speed limit indicator is inaccurate on roads that have held the same speed limit for years. I am very disappointed with this product and reluctant to tr...y it in unfamiliar territory. I will be returning it to the place of purchase as it does not match the product description. Routes are lengthy with many turns, round abouts and low speed limits. Inaccurate speed limit indicator
Questions & Answers
Does it have bluetooth for hands free phone
what maps and able to be upgraded
Doesn't Garmin have much support? I noticed all the Navman queries were responded to by Navman support staff, whereas I don't see any Garmin staff responses to the Garmin queries. This is worrying.... may help me in deciding my next gps I think.
|Category||GPS Navigation Systems||GPS Navigation Systems||GPS Navigation Systems||GPS Navigation Systems|
|Battery Life||1 hours|
|Dimensions||168 x 94 x 21 mm|
|Release date||Apr 2013|
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