Good, clear screen and fairly easy to set up. The menus not as intuitive as they might be; a copy of the manual in one hand and the satnav in the other probably the best way to approach it. Pickup of satellites was quick, at least here in the wilds of wales. In use, for a basic model, it is helpful although the maps that come with it are not up-to-date. Even after updating to the latest version of maps, i found a dual-carriageway bypass during a journey that had been open at least a year that wasn’t shown – the garmin thought i was driving across fields. Also, some speed limits were wrong (usually higher than the ones actually in force). Don’t rely on this to save you from speeding fines. Having said that, the speed you’re actually travelling at was shown very accurately. On the same subject, the poi file containing speed camera information was woefully out of date and was a chargeable update.
I’m the most nervous driver ever when i. I’m the most nervous driver ever when i don’t know where i’m going, but this gives me the confidence to drive anywhere i like.
Garmin nuvi 52LM 5″ Sat Nav With UK and Ireland Maps and Free Lifetime Map Update
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- Bright 5″ touchscreen sat nav with preloaded street maps of UK and Ireland
- Includes Free Lifetime Map Updates for the UK and Ireland. 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
I bought this to supplement the built-in sat-nav in my citroen c3 picasso because this has significant issues when you want to enter your destination using a post code. Used it to drive 130+ miles to a rather out-of- the way, cross-country destination that i was familiar with and for which there are at least 4 optional routes. The quick route was exactly as i would have used and the shortest route was also spot on. Beautiful, easy to read display with loads of option regarding your viewing mode. Even the estimated time of arrival was extremely accurate, considering the distance involved. As for the speed ‘indicator’, this very accurately confirmed that the one fitted as original equipment in the citroen generally ran 2 mph fast.
With 823 reviews averaging four and a half stars each it is hardly necessary for me to add my two pennorth. . But i willi have had a tomtom for about three years now and have been reasonably happy with it. . One of the downsides is having to pay for map updates. However i now have this garmin (with free. Map updates) and the difference is remarkable. The volume is much better than the tomtom. The touch screen is excellent. The on screen instructions are simple and straightforward.
Excellent value for money with free map upgrades.
Garmin nuvi 52LM 5″ Sat Nav With UK and Ireland Maps and Free Lifetime Map Update : Can’t beat the garmin brand – it works great.