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Garmin - Drive 52 5" GPS - Black-Front_Standard

Garmin - Drive 52 5" GPS - Black

Model: 010-02036-06SKU: 6319479

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding GPS

    Posted
    FLBob
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So after much investigation and testing of other brands, I purchased the Garmin Drive 52 and absolutely love it! The Garmin Drive 52 gives you spoken real time directions with street names. It is wonderful!!! It always shows your next exit or turn with mileage at the top of the screen. It is fantastic! And when you come up to your next exit or turn, it goes to split screen and shows you which lane you should be in. It is idiot proof! My wife and I travel a lot towing a 25' travel trailer (48 states in 2 years since I retired) and we need something that we can depend on. Also it has lifetime maps as well, even though it doesn't have LM on the box. I called Garmin to make sure. Also I updated the maps with the campground wifi and it only took about 1.5 hours! I couldn't believe it! So goodbye to TomTom, it was a great ride with the XL340 which we loved but after we "upgraded" to your via 1525M we did not like your "improvements" and did not feel confident or safe in your directions or the accuracy of the unit so we returned it and bought the Garmin Drive 52 and haven't looked back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I bought it because my car does not have gps.

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

    First off no gps is perfect, but this one is nice, it has nice features simple to use and operate. I personally like the trip meter/ driving time it has on the right side it's handy so far I used it for 1100 miles of driving and about 25hrs. I'm just curious how long it will hold up, looks build well, simple interface, never let me down so far so it's 10/10 for me only thing is maybe I should of got the higher model for the bigger screen, but for the price I paid no complaints at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin Yes, Google No

    Posted
    dfwhenry
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is my second Garmin. I had a Nuvi for 15 years. When it came time to replace I thought for a moment of just using Google Maps on my phone, but it was a no brainier. Garmin is by far so superior to Goggle. I like and need a device that is designed for the purpose of helping me get to where I'm going. Smart phones are okay, but sometimes an all in one isn't the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hardware did not last a month

    Posted
    Ronald
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This GPS unit was pretty good until it stopped working less than a month after I purchased it. I left the unit in my car on a sunny April day, and when I returned, the unit would not power on. My guess is that the heat killed it. I was able to replace the unit, but I highly doubt it will survive during the summer months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thank you for your feedback. When a device does not power on, or if the screen has become frozen and will not power off, a soft reset can help by forcing the device to reboot. This Garmin article provides soft reset instructions along with common reasons why a device might not turn on: https://bit.ly/2DVug9W

      If you encounter power issues with your replacement device, Garmin Product Support would be happy to offer additional assistance. Our contact information, including telephone number and hours of operation, can be found on at: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/ Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice clear screen

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

    My old Garmin went on the blink, and we replaced it with another Garmin, since the old one served us well for many a year. Although my first use of it in PA gave me incorrect directions and ended up on the Turnpike and it cost me $50 because I didn’t have a ticket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well and is up to date.

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

    I bought this GPS to replace an older Garmin GPS that needed a map update and was starting to have battery problems. The Garmin Drive 52 solved both problems. I down loaded a copy of the Owner's Manual to make learning how to use the device easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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

    I had a similar model for about seven to eight years and it finally went on me after using it every day for work so that's why I chose to use another Garmin since the quality was good and it lasted for a long time

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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

    It was easy to set up, and use. It got me where I needed to go. And I didn't have to listen to it "recalculating" every time I took a short cut close to home, it just made the changes and continued giving directions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Take me there

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

    Love this Gps my first one died one and this new one is even better then the old one very happy with this .. glad i bought it is great for anyone that travels a lot and need to get to a place with help..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good and easy to use

    Posted
    GoForIt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Had a different GPS for many years and had lots of trouble with it at the beginning. This Garmin has worked great from day one. Like the fact that it has free map updates!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best GPS for anyone

    Posted
    Rabbi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Garman GPS is the best investment I have made. It is very precise in getting me to whatever location U needed to get to. I would highly recommend Garman GPS!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Room for improvement...

    Posted
    MrsCZ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Picture and volume level - Wonderful! It often takes the LONG way to your destination. And the maps are not always correct. Having said that, it's good for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good GPS

    Posted
    russell
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This GPS has very good optics and the navigation is spot on. The bigger screen is very nice as well as the voice being more pleasant than my last one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy

    Posted
    Gadgetnut
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This gets the job done and has lifetime free updates. Good price point. Beats having to pay to update navigation system in the car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent GPS for a price

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

    The GPS works well, It is user friendly, however the map is not updated. I believe it needs to be updated before using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

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

    Excellent, easy to use. Good for beginner who’s never used a gps before.. employee explained everything prior to sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gps

    Posted
    Carla
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This GPS was replacing my old Garmin nuvi and it has a bigger screen and a lot more options and extras. Definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    Posted
    Avery
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have an old TomTom that has not been updated in at least 7 years and TomTom can find streets Garmin can not

    No, I would not 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS

    Posted
    Charley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    So far we are enjoying this gps! Still trying to figure out all the features, though! Like the split screen as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great device, bad battery

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

    Wish the box had said the battery life was only 1 hour, great for when I need it though as far as fastest route.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend