Trouble updating maps
I tried to update the maps. I've owned this Garmin less than two years. I can no longer update the maps. I tried. Now I see this model is discontinued. Before I tried updating, at least I had maps. I am so incredibly disappointed. I won't buy another Garmin. Update: A friend researched the problem on the Internet, discovered another person with the same problem who found a way to manipulate the unit settings, and got the maps updated. I'm now using the Garmin again. The maps seem fine. Before trying to update maps again I'll likely buy a different brand of product.
- nüvi 50
- Verified purchase
Nice gps but beware f free maps.
I bought it on 29 th July 2012 from JB Hifi to use in NZ . Worked well again in August 2013 when I got my son to register it for free maps and update them prior to going. Worked well. In December 2014 he update it again for free and used it in NZ again. When he tried to update the maps last week Garmin would not update the maps only the software. I called them and was told I wasn't entitled to free maps . They said I had paid previously to update which isn't true and have to pay for an update. So much for free maps for life.
Absolutely terrible re updating maps through their "Garmin Express"
Extremely difficult to get their garmin express app for mac to work. Their suggestion on changing data cable is worthless. AND, if I leave it running "in the background," (as they suggest),it prevents the mac from sleeping when on power adapter mode!
A totally junky app. Will not buy garmin again. If you cannot update the maps, what use is it? AND, it can mess up your computer.
- nüvi 67LM
- Verified purchase
The Worst and Slowest GPS
This GPS is the worst i used in my life.
I had the Garmin 2597 which was Freezing so took it to the JB HI FI where i bought it they replaced it for the Garmin Nuvi 67lmt which was 37$ Extra. I regret i have spend the money on this products.
Touch Screen Very Hard to
We purchased a Garmin GPS the usb inside socket had a manufacturing fault sent it away to be fixed cannot repair refused to refund,repair,or replace , had lifetime maps cannot upload at all. They wanted us to pay for a refurbished unit will never buy a Garmin product again terrible company to deal with never again. However The Good Guys were terrific and offered a credit towards a new GPS Garmin would not credit any money at all.
guess what won't be buying a new Garmin.!!!
Every time it comes to a junction on the motorway it takes you off, round the roundabout and back on. It is incredibly dangerous and I ended up turning the thing off and resorting to maps. I suppose the voice is excellent, if inaccurate, the only way to use this on a motorway is to check the route by maps first and know which junctions you wish to exit.
don't use on motorways,
Will Garmin's Nuvi 50 GPS Kill You?
The latest map is 2013.30 which was released in 2012.
Forget all the lifetime free map upgrades up to four times a year.
You can't trust the speed limit alerts and the speed camera database is almost 3 years old.
The Garmin Nuvi 50 suggests you go the wrong way up one-way streets.
Sooner or later the Nuvi 50 might kill you if you trust it rather than ignore it.
You will never be seen again!
I have never been so lost in my life using the nuvi 40. I used the GPS as I did not know the exact route. It has twice taken me off the highway sent me down back roads that are C roads or dirt. The mountainous journey over the Great Dividing Range was terrible. I was on my own and I was directed away from the Hume Highway and onto a C road that ended in dirt, when it started to rain it became a nightmare. I emailed the company and left a complaint as why did the GPS direct me off an A road onto a C road, but they never got back in touch. I cons...ider it dangerous now and will not use it, I just get lost. Good, clear screen, nice size. Recharges quickly and long battery life. The routes are for the quickest by calculation based on distance and speed, not the safest or the quality of the road i.e. a dirt road over a highway.
GARMIN!!! are you people reading this?
This unit has only lasted 6 months, The right side of the touch pad is not working at all, I misplaced the purchase receipt so the store wont honor the warranty, This gps used to tell me I was 100 meters left of where I really was, It also showed me as being 80 meters under sea level. NOT HAPPY AT ALL.
Thsis was my first gps so I have nothing to copare it to.
I purchased my Garmin device while on holidays in London and was told I could load Australian maps when I returned home. I have tried to contact the company several times by e mail with no response. The only reference to a map I can find is Aust and NZ combined for 150 US dollars More than the device cost. Not happy with after sales service. My device is now useless after using it for 8 days.
Device was Ok but after sales service does not exist especially with my problem
Disappointing map error and bad routes calculations/given
Cheap with free liftime map, but bad experienced with streets in wrong suburbs in Qld and Vic. Reported to NAVTEC a few months already and get available map updated later - still streets in wrong suburbs. tend to give bad routes - long and slow. For example give only long route to Port Campbell along Great Ocean road and would not give the alternative inland route like the ToTom GPS that we had before.
Lifetime map update
Put streets in wrong suburbs and give bad routes.
Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS
Dont bother. Have had 2 of these and both have frozen within first few days of use. Garmin have replaed the first one but i get the impression there is a problem with this model after surfing the net and reviewing others who have had problems with this unit. sending the second one back for a refund. Would not recommend this as it has let me down when i most needed it in heavy traffic and unfamiliar territory. Thumbs down
good size screen
no use having a big screen when its freezes when you need it
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 ...
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 ...
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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