Ever since sat-navs became popular all those years ago I was always put off by the huge price tag, however this device retails at around £50 which is a lot cheaper that I expected. At that price I thought there had to be a catch.
The only negative comment I have is that it doesn’t have a traffic option. Also it is made from chunky plastic rather than metal like some of the higher priced models, but to me that just makes it more kid proof.
Using the Garmin Nuvi 50 is a doddle and it works straight out of the box. There’s the option to add other maps to the device but I haven’t needed to do that yet. This is then a great choice if you’re planning a European road trip. I would advise that you keep the in car adapter handy at all times as the battery life doesn’t last too long, much like the effect of using maps has on my mobile phone. A great feature that a didn’t expect to find was ‘speed camera detection’, which should come in handy for those with already sky high insurance premiums. Another great feature is the lane assist split screen that displays when you’re approaching major junctions or interchanging motorways.
For the price and it’s ease of use, I would have no problem recommending this device to friends and family if there looking for a well priced sat nav, that helps save your smartphone’s battery on future journeys.