Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation, Highly recommended!

Sat Navs
1

Superb piece of equipment.

This is a leading of the variety sat nav, from one particular of the main navigation machine brands, which is quite fantastic all-toldin the modest box arrives the sat nav by itself (perfectly, created, not at all cumbersome, feels like good quality and magnetised at the again, so it sticks to the mount like glue), a usb charging cable, a 12v electrical power direct (for a cigarette lighter in a motor vehicle for instance – this powers the mount directly, so the sat nav itself can just be lifted on and off the mount with out stressing about cables), a mount with a suction foundation for affixing to your auto and at last the unavoidable established of ‘quick start’ guidance. In use the display is quite responsive and quite sharp – with no jagged lines being noticeable on possibly the hud or the maps them selves. Navigating about the menus to input routes or alter options for case in point is a satisfaction all the things is logically put and self explanatory. Appears emitted from the device, like directions, are apparent, concise and not in any way bothersome like some sat nav gadgets. The sat nav provides you a lot of very clear notice when it comes to turns or other difficulties in the street. The maps them selves, for which you get lifetime updates as portion of the package deal, are clear and there are a good deal of possibilities to display screen many pois thanks both to the maps, and the mounted foursquare application. Traffic data – also provided as aspect of the offer – performs properly and would seem to properly replicate road problems. When in use the sat nav also offers many driver help functions (some examples : sharp corner warning, different route suggestions, animals in the road parts and lane guidance) which actually make you truly feel like you’re applying a top quality unit. I’ve found on-the-fly route changes, the bane of numerous a sat nav user’s life, are dealt with seriously quickly and have had unquestionably no difficulties with patchy satellite reception or dodgy program mucking issues up.

Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

  • Enter your model number
    to make sure this fits.
  • Elegant design with a sleek metal body and a powered magnetic mount
  • Driver awareness features include alerts for dangerous curves, fatigue warnings and more
  • Receive Smartphone notifications such as calls, texts etc, straight onto on your satellite navigation screen
  • Simply plug in your satellite navigation to get digital traffic alerts to avoid incidents and congestion
  • Pair your smartphone and your satellite navigation via Bluetooth to get hands-free calling and voice activated navigation

Always utilised garmin sat nave are unable to go mistaken.

A terrific travelling companion. When you unpack this device for the to start with time, it definitely has a emotion of high quality about it. It has a metal case and a huge display and is significant it reminds of a excellent smartphone or phablet. The only control on the device is the electric power button on the back, everything else being pushed by voice control or contact display. It has an ingenious and secure way to join to the windscreen mount: it employs a impressive magnet with two finding lugs that make confident that it snaps into the proper position. It can be very brief to get on and off the mount, which is good as you in all probability really don’t want to leave this £300 unit noticeable in the car. First off, i connected this to my personal computer (there is a garmin application you obtain from their web-site) and up to date the maps, which was quite effortless to do, but it does consider a pair of hours to get all the maps. Deciding upon ‘where to’ will allow you to pick by town or submit code, or favourites (wherever you’ve gone in advance of), or the ‘go home’ possibility if you have established your home address. It can also lead you the closest petrol station, or quite a few other types like stores and places to eat.

Incredibly awesome to work with clear and concise.

Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount : Sleek, modern design with loads of extra features and addons for a safe stressfree journey. I’m reviewing the garmin driveluxe 50lmt-d eu 5-inch satellite navigation system with lifetime map updates and digital traffic for uk, ireland and full europe. Here are my thoughts:^^ the casing is a smart smooth metal and is magnetised on the back, so when you put it anywhere near the actual satnav base it attaches itself hard and fast making this very secure indeed. ^^ it feels heavy not overly but in a way that looks and feels expensive and flash^^ the base that attaches to the window also works as the charging point, so you can remove the satnav without having to unplug it. ^^ free map updates for life and digital traffic throughout uk, ireland and full europe. ^^ i really like the warnings this satnav provides, something my older and cheaper version never did. I went from cambridge to milton keynes to test this out on a longer journey, and thought the driver awareness features were especially handy. Examples are dangerous curves coming up, traffic alerts and alternative routes to take to avoid hold ups and closed roads. ^^ the screen is a good size and has a smooth phone-like, colour, touch screen front.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

Excellent item, good clear screen, magnetic mount, quick to update if i do not follow suggested route.
Excellent item, good clear screen, magnetic mount, quick to update if i do not follow suggested route.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

These devices are having a lot of competition from the equivalent smartphone apps, so they try to offer something “extra” over your regular smartphone app. Indeed, this device is one of the very best, with lots of new features and a highly usable interface, offering a similar experience to an expensive smartphone. I highly recommend the driveluxe, it is definitely one of the best dedicated navigation devices. The new garmin software is very annoying, alerting you of all sorts of imaginary or silly things, like “object on the road in 355km”, or “animal crossing”. Unfortunately, this “animal crossing” comes up all the time, sometimes every minute or so (in rural areas), annoying the driver and causing him to loose his attention from driving. To give you an example, i drove from the netherlands to austria, via germany, a trip of over 1000km and every single alert was wrong. Ignoring the above software issues, the device is superb, very nicely built, a beautiful design and with a bright and colourful display.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

These devices are having a lot of competition from the equivalent smartphone apps, so they try to offer something “extra” over your regular smartphone app. Indeed, this device is one of the very best, with lots of new features and a highly usable interface, offering a similar experience to an expensive smartphone. I highly recommend the driveluxe, it is definitely one of the best dedicated navigation devices. The new garmin software is very annoying, alerting you of all sorts of imaginary or silly things, like “object on the road in 355km”, or “animal crossing”. Unfortunately, this “animal crossing” comes up all the time, sometimes every minute or so (in rural areas), annoying the driver and causing him to loose his attention from driving. To give you an example, i drove from the netherlands to austria, via germany, a trip of over 1000km and every single alert was wrong. Ignoring the above software issues, the device is superb, very nicely built, a beautiful design and with a bright and colourful display.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

Mainly very good but with a couple of drawbacks. Mainly very pleased with this. Navigation mainly very good (but has at times taken me down single track lanes when a good a or b road would have been more appropriate. Traffic is quite accurate and much more reliable than my old tomtom (and free). The magnetic mount is very convenient and a neat touch is that the device senses which way it’s orientated and switches into “landscape” mode (like an iphone). Convenient method of grouping favourites into folders. Two main drawbacks: first the speed camera alerts have a very quiet warning beep that cannot be increased in volume, which is difficult to hear especially with music playing in the car; and you have to pay for speed cameras and it’s a faff downloading them. Second is that the traffic relies on a dab signal using the 12v socket cable provided – which is fine unless you want to run the power cable around the base of the windscreen to keep it out of sight and need a longer cable or your car has a usb power supply (used a 12v extension with female socket).
Mainly very good but with a couple of drawbacks. Mainly very pleased with this. Navigation mainly very good (but has at times taken me down single track lanes when a good a or b road would have been more appropriate. Traffic is quite accurate and much more reliable than my old tomtom (and free). The magnetic mount is very convenient and a neat touch is that the device senses which way it’s orientated and switches into “landscape” mode (like an iphone). Convenient method of grouping favourites into folders. Two main drawbacks: first the speed camera alerts have a very quiet warning beep that cannot be increased in volume, which is difficult to hear especially with music playing in the car; and you have to pay for speed cameras and it’s a faff downloading them. Second is that the traffic relies on a dab signal using the 12v socket cable provided – which is fine unless you want to run the power cable around the base of the windscreen to keep it out of sight and need a longer cable or your car has a usb power supply (used a 12v extension with female socket).
Having used this for a while, i would say that it’s a pretty good sat nav. The screen is nice and clear, even in bright daylight and there are lots of useful features. The main drawbacks are 1) like most if not all other satellite navigation units, this often sends you down single track country lanes instead of keeping to a & b class road; 2) spoken instructions at roundabouts – in most cases the road numbers are not given, so you are often left guessing which lane to be in on a major junction; 3) there are quite a few errors on the displayed speed limits. The unit does seem well made though and has a metal case, which is quite unusual for a sat nav. It attaches to the holder by a magnetic mount (the magnetism makes sure you mount it the correct way up). Updating the maps is straightforward although i had to have some assistance to get it to be recognised by my windows 10 machine – you either have to load some special drivers in a particular way or else change the unit to connect to your computer as a mass storage device, which is done on the sat nav by entering “developer mode. ” user poi’s can if desired, be created in garmin basecamp and then transferred to the sat nav via a usb cable. Basecamp is a but fiddly to use however, especially if you have never used it before. There is a lot of help on the pocketgpsworld forum if anyone needs additional help and you can if you wish, subscribe to their speed camera database, which is much better than the one provided by garmin.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

Having used this for a while, i would say that it’s a pretty good sat nav. The screen is nice and clear, even in bright daylight and there are lots of useful features. The main drawbacks are 1) like most if not all other satellite navigation units, this often sends you down single track country lanes instead of keeping to a & b class road; 2) spoken instructions at roundabouts – in most cases the road numbers are not given, so you are often left guessing which lane to be in on a major junction; 3) there are quite a few errors on the displayed speed limits. The unit does seem well made though and has a metal case, which is quite unusual for a sat nav. It attaches to the holder by a magnetic mount (the magnetism makes sure you mount it the correct way up). Updating the maps is straightforward although i had to have some assistance to get it to be recognised by my windows 10 machine – you either have to load some special drivers in a particular way or else change the unit to connect to your computer as a mass storage device, which is done on the sat nav by entering “developer mode. ” user poi’s can if desired, be created in garmin basecamp and then transferred to the sat nav via a usb cable. Basecamp is a but fiddly to use however, especially if you have never used it before. There is a lot of help on the pocketgpsworld forum if anyone needs additional help and you can if you wish, subscribe to their speed camera database, which is much better than the one provided by garmin.
So having come from a tomtom 5100 this is a bit of a learning curve. Firstly, despite having a built in traffic receiver you still need to wither have to connected to you cars accessory port or linked to your phone. You can’t use a standard usb cable to then plug it in elsewhere such as a standard usb port. You need to either use the phone link or the accessory port charger. With the tom-tom it was all self-contained. Secondly cameras are a little fiddly. You have 2 options to subscribe via the garmin website at £16. 99 or via the phone link software for £14. . There is no where that the differences have been explained on how each of these services differ. From what i do believe, the 16. 99 option gives you access to the database of cameras to be stored on the device. 99 option gives real time updates via the phone.
So having come from a tomtom 5100 this is a bit of a learning curve. Firstly, despite having a built in traffic receiver you still need to wither have to connected to you cars accessory port or linked to your phone. You can’t use a standard usb cable to then plug it in elsewhere such as a standard usb port. You need to either use the phone link or the accessory port charger. With the tom-tom it was all self-contained. Secondly cameras are a little fiddly. You have 2 options to subscribe via the garmin website at £16. 99 or via the phone link software for £14. . There is no where that the differences have been explained on how each of these services differ. From what i do believe, the 16. 99 option gives you access to the database of cameras to be stored on the device. 99 option gives real time updates via the phone.
A great travelling companion. When you unpack this unit for the first time, it definitely has a feeling of quality about it. It has a metal case and a large screen and is heavy; it reminds of a quality smartphone or phablet. The only control on the unit is the power button on the back, everything else being driven by voice control or touch screen. It has an ingenious and secure way to connect to the windscreen mount: it uses a powerful magnet with two locating lugs that make sure that it snaps into the right position. It’s very quick to get on and off the mount, which is great as you probably don’t want to leave this £300 unit visible in the car. First off, i connected this to my pc (there is a garmin app you download from their website) and updated the maps, which was quite easy to do, but it does take a couple of hours to get all the maps. Selecting ‘where to’ allows you to select by town or post code, or favourites (where you’ve gone before), or the ‘go home’ option if you’ve set your home address. It can also lead you the nearest petrol station, or several other categories like shops and restaurants.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

A great travelling companion. When you unpack this unit for the first time, it definitely has a feeling of quality about it. It has a metal case and a large screen and is heavy; it reminds of a quality smartphone or phablet. The only control on the unit is the power button on the back, everything else being driven by voice control or touch screen. It has an ingenious and secure way to connect to the windscreen mount: it uses a powerful magnet with two locating lugs that make sure that it snaps into the right position. It’s very quick to get on and off the mount, which is great as you probably don’t want to leave this £300 unit visible in the car. First off, i connected this to my pc (there is a garmin app you download from their website) and updated the maps, which was quite easy to do, but it does take a couple of hours to get all the maps. Selecting ‘where to’ allows you to select by town or post code, or favourites (where you’ve gone before), or the ‘go home’ option if you’ve set your home address. It can also lead you the nearest petrol station, or several other categories like shops and restaurants.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

This is a top of the range sat nav, from one of the leading navigation device manufacturers, which is pretty brilliant all-toldin the small box comes the sat nav itself (well, constructed, not at all bulky, feels like quality and magnetised at the back, so it sticks to the mount like glue), a usb charging cable, a 12v power lead (for a cigarette lighter in a car for example – this powers the mount directly, so the sat nav itself can just be lifted on and off the mount without worrying about cables), a mount with a suction base for affixing to your vehicle and finally the inevitable set of “quick start” instructions. In use the screen is very responsive and very sharp – with no jagged lines being visible on either the hud or the maps themselves. Navigating around the menus to input routes or change settings for example is a pleasure; everything is logically placed and self explanatory. Sounds emitted from the device, like directions, are clear, concise and not in any way annoying like some sat nav devices. The sat nav gives you plenty of clear notice when it comes to turns or other issues in the road. The maps themselves, for which you get lifetime updates as part of the package, are clear and there are plenty of options to display various pois thanks both to the maps, and the installed foursquare app. Traffic information – also supplied as part of the package – works well and seems to accurately reflect road conditions. When in use the sat nav also provides several driver aid functions (some examples : sharp corner warning, alternative route suggestions, animals in the road areas and lane guidance) which really make you feel like you’re using a premium device. I’ve found on-the-fly route changes, the bane of many a sat nav user’s life, are handled really quickly and have had absolutely no issues with patchy satellite reception or dodgy software mucking things up.
This is a top of the range sat nav, from one of the leading navigation device manufacturers, which is pretty brilliant all-toldin the small box comes the sat nav itself (well, constructed, not at all bulky, feels like quality and magnetised at the back, so it sticks to the mount like glue), a usb charging cable, a 12v power lead (for a cigarette lighter in a car for example – this powers the mount directly, so the sat nav itself can just be lifted on and off the mount without worrying about cables), a mount with a suction base for affixing to your vehicle and finally the inevitable set of “quick start” instructions. In use the screen is very responsive and very sharp – with no jagged lines being visible on either the hud or the maps themselves. Navigating around the menus to input routes or change settings for example is a pleasure; everything is logically placed and self explanatory. Sounds emitted from the device, like directions, are clear, concise and not in any way annoying like some sat nav devices. The sat nav gives you plenty of clear notice when it comes to turns or other issues in the road. The maps themselves, for which you get lifetime updates as part of the package, are clear and there are plenty of options to display various pois thanks both to the maps, and the installed foursquare app. Traffic information – also supplied as part of the package – works well and seems to accurately reflect road conditions. When in use the sat nav also provides several driver aid functions (some examples : sharp corner warning, alternative route suggestions, animals in the road areas and lane guidance) which really make you feel like you’re using a premium device. I’ve found on-the-fly route changes, the bane of many a sat nav user’s life, are handled really quickly and have had absolutely no issues with patchy satellite reception or dodgy software mucking things up.
Easy to set up and use with great range of options/apps. As a novice to satnavs this could have been a steep learning curve but from set up to use was smooth and easy. The unit feels quality not cheap/plastic and the magnet setting feels incredibly secure. The unit fits to the base with a roller fitting and then the suction holds well on the window but the suction didn’t seem to hold well on other interior trims where you might want to place iti have found that finding places works better with postcodes as i tried 3 local roads/places and they were not picked up so the more detail you have of your destination the better. Voices, volume and image clarity were all excellent and as i slowly get to grips with the broader capabilities i would say this is an excellent machine for a novice to use but the fact it has a lifetime map update option, good updates of traffic and other issues ahead of you, clear directions for the right positioning and the option of additional apps makes it a great satnav for all. As i would prefer to remove it from the car than leaving it in as a temptation a carry case would be handy and i must admit it sometimes has taken me on slightly longer routes than necessary. Maybe avoiding trickier junctions – i checked against my normal route and the satnav route for a few local situations – but overall very happy with this product although i still love paper maps.

This review is from : Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D EU 5 inch Satellite Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates and Digital Traffic for UK, Ireland and Full Europe, Bluetooth and Magnetic Mount

Easy to set up and use with great range of options/apps. As a novice to satnavs this could have been a steep learning curve but from set up to use was smooth and easy. The unit feels quality not cheap/plastic and the magnet setting feels incredibly secure. The unit fits to the base with a roller fitting and then the suction holds well on the window but the suction didn’t seem to hold well on other interior trims where you might want to place iti have found that finding places works better with postcodes as i tried 3 local roads/places and they were not picked up so the more detail you have of your destination the better. Voices, volume and image clarity were all excellent and as i slowly get to grips with the broader capabilities i would say this is an excellent machine for a novice to use but the fact it has a lifetime map update option, good updates of traffic and other issues ahead of you, clear directions for the right positioning and the option of additional apps makes it a great satnav for all. As i would prefer to remove it from the car than leaving it in as a temptation a carry case would be handy and i must admit it sometimes has taken me on slightly longer routes than necessary. Maybe avoiding trickier junctions – i checked against my normal route and the satnav route for a few local situations – but overall very happy with this product although i still love paper maps.
Sat Navs
1
Pumpkin 7 Inch Android Car Stereo, Great product with loads of customisation options

I have bought difficulties with the harness connector, but the client support staff was extremely handy and mail me other. Ipod reader does not have shuffle perform, when music player from usb or sd have it. In total i am content with the general performance of the unit. Critique for …

Sat Navs
1
TomTom VIA 135 M Europe Satellite Navigation System : The fly in the ointment

Purchased the via 135 for our trip to spain, what a great asset. I used it daily for 3 weeks never a problem, so much more than just a journey aid. Points of interest, beaches and a list of many more. Huge improvement on the last model i had. Sad …

Sat Navs
Snooper Truckmate Pro Sound DB8500 Satellite Navigation System, but you must bear in mind that it’s not like a car sat nav

Db8500 the sat nav had mine the best part of 3 years been a great piece of. Db8500the sat navhad mine the best part of 3 years been a great piece of kit, whilst in france and the uk as always got me to my destination without any problems. Dab …