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Garmin - Drive 51 LM 5" GPS with Lifetime US and Canada Map Updates - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

77%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick routing. Always up to date maps.

    Posted
    fakeis200
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Used it in Toronto for holiday. Usual usage in TX. Good response in finding routes and all landmarks. Great to know I can update the map all the time. Size is not too small for viewing and not too large for taking it on a vacation. Much more reliable than using your smartphone's map guidance. For this price, it is a steal. Especially if you're the type who rent a NAV as well when you are renting a car. Get the same NAV that the rental car companies charge you for $20 a day. Those NAV have old maps and are useless anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    routing issues, does not always turn on.

    Posted
    PReusch

    I had a Garmin unit for years and it was great. So, when it was time for a replacement I chose a Garmin. I am very disappointed. Upon receipt, I chose to test it's routing ability in my area before trusting it on a longer unfamiliar trip. Three times instead of directing me to simply go straight down the road to an intersection or on-ramp, it sent me in a circle. And, despite being fully charged and plugged into a power source, the unit will not always turn on when the power button is pressed. I have sent an email to Garmin to report the power on issue. Let's see if they respond.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Please ensure that your device has the latest mapping and software installed via Garmin Express: http://www.garmin.com/express

      If the issues persist, Garmin Product Support would be happy to offer additional troubleshooting. Garmin contact information, including telephone numbers and hours of operation, can be found on our Support page: http://www.garmin.com/support Garmin

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Weird route

    Posted
    Harry
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This Garmin is the replacement of my old Garmin that suddenly stopped working after 7 years. While the old one gave me accurate route most of the time, the new Garmin likes to give me winding route. One funny thing that is really new is that whenever I drive inside my apartment complex toward my apartment building, it will say: " You are driving on the wrong direction of the road". I haven't used it in Canada, so I don't know whether it's going to work or not. Will add about this if it is not working

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Normally this issue is resolved by updating to the latest mapping and software, installed via Garmin Express: http://www.garmin.com/express
      If the issues persist, Garmin Product Support would be happy to offer additional troubleshooting. Garmin contact information, including telephone numbers and hours of operation, can be found on our Support page: http://www.garmin.com/support Garmin

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Description of item not completely accurate

    Posted
    jfro
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I'm somewhat disappointed in my overall purchase. This gps is advertised as having "traffic updates". What it doesn't tell you is that a separate cord, which is not included, is required in order for the traffic updates to work. This is the reason for my rating. The cost of this cord is about $80. Other than this issue the unit seems to be good quality though I haven't had a chance to use it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Sorry for the confusion. Out of the box, yes, the Garmin Smartphone link using your smartphone’s data connection is required to receive traffic. If you don’t have a smartphone, a Garmin GTM 36™ or GTM 60™ will be needed to access the traffic feature. Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good.

    Posted
    Yorkshirelad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We have only used it for one trip, to Quebec, worked very well and we had no problems once my navigator (wife) got the feel for how things worked. A good upgrade from our ten year old Garmin (which still operates well but no map updates)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid GPS

    Posted
    jw13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Worth the price if you are looking for just a well executed GPS without bells and whistles. I use the base model without options such as the traffic etc... Great for use overseas if you do not want to deal with data roaming charges on smart phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS

    Posted
    Nanc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this GPS to replace our TomTom that was to old. Used it for a trip to Canada and it was great. Had no problems with it. Got us right to where we were going. Screen is nice & clear during the daytime & nighttime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Haven't really used it much as of now.

    Posted
    Cloudbusterone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It would be unfair to rate this item as of now. What little I have been able to work with it I really don't think it measures up to my previous GPS which got thrown out with the trash accidentally. Therefore I will only give it a moderate rating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin 51 LM

    Posted
    Melomane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It is a very good GPS very accurate and simple to use. If you need a GPS that simple to use without all the added gadget the Garmin 51 is the one and the price is reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GARMIN GPS excellent

    Posted
    Kevin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have used Garmin GPS's over the last few years. Unlimited map updates and traffic really is an excellent ad on. I have no complaints with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and get map updates

    Posted
    needmemory
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The GPS is easy to use and get map updates, it always gets me to where I want to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great unit and precised

    Posted
    CarlosM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Small and easy to setup, the update was fast and no difficult.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality gps

    Posted
    Gswan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Quality gps replaces an earlier model garmin gps. Clear picture

    I would recommend this to a friend