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With a big 5" touchscreen and more than 8 million points of interest (POIs) and spoken turn-by-turn directions, the Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS with Lifetime Map Updates makes driving fun again. Touch the screen to easily look up addresses and services and to be guided to your destination with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. The speed limit indicator of this Garmin nuvi portable GPS shows you how fast you can go on most major roads. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you will know where your exact location is. The voice prompt portable GPS navigator also comes preloaded with more than eight million points of interest and offers the ability to add more places. Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate.
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Questions & Answers for Garmin Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates

Question

Is a specific USB cable needed for product registration and map updates?

I read some reviewer said that a specific USB cable is the key to get updates on map.
asked 6 months ago
By
ZJ
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
The Garmin nuvi 50LM requires a mini-USB cable, which is included with the unit.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The USB cable is provided that you will need to load the Lifetime Maps to your home PC. Once you plug the Garmin to your PC, you can download the Garmin program.
answered 6 months ago
By
Bebe336
answer 3
The device will come with the cable needed.
answered 6 months ago
By
GarminProductExpert
Question

it is May 27, 2014. Does this device come with Canada maps and updates for Canada maps?

asked 4 months ago
By
Jo
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
This model may have map for all North America. But the model from Walmart only have the lower 49 states. I ordered this model from Walmart in 2012. It does not have Canadian maps. The description didn't say anything about this. Canadian maps can be download from garmin.com for $60 (more than half the cost of the device).
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
ttvw
answer 2
Yes
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
WildBill1940
answer 3
Yes, this product comes with Canada maps and updates for Canada maps
answered 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

GARMAN NUVI CAMPGROUNDS

garman nuvi 50 lm does it have camping locations campgrounds
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I have used it for Fishing Docks.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Subhayes
 - KY
answer 2
Yes... I picked up this unit on black Friday at Myrtle Beach. It is under Lodging and Then Camping or RV park, It listed ALL the campgrounds in the area and beyond.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
snoopyfan1
answer 3
Yes, under the "points of interest" menu, then the lodging menu you will find campgrounds and RV parks.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
billbgarminassociate
Question

Does the Garmin nuvi 50LM display Advertisements?

I have read that some Garmins will pop up advertisements for businesses you happen to be near in traffic. I would find this quite annoying and will not pay to have more ads thrown at me. Does this Garmin display any Advertisements? Does it display anything other than map and traffic information? If so, is there a model that only displays map and traffic information?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
No advertisements.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ttbeck
 - Mountain Home, AR
answer 2
No pop-up adds. Only maps & route information.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Outback41
 - Michigan
answer 3
No, advertisements are only on models that have traffic updates and would have a T in the model #. For example the 50 LMT has traffic updates, but not the 50 LM.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
nomorenix
Question

Does the Garmin Nuvi 50LM come with a charger?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Sunshine
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, a charger to use in the car.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Bluejeans2
answer 2
It charges from the car's 12V port, and that cord is included. It also has a USB cable for hooking it to the computer, and it will charge from that, although much slower. Better to plug it into the car for a bit.

I have a separate 12 volt supply that I use to power other automotive devices in the house. This supply has it's own "lighter" socket that accepts the power plug from any automotive accessory electrical items. These supplies are available separately if you wish, and are quite handy.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
DBxprss
answer 3
Yes it does..also a usb for downloading lifetime upgrades,if that is the model you purchase.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Landroverone
Question

Where do I find accessories for 50LM 5"

Window mount, car power adapter, DC power cord
also is this a special sale and how long does it last
asked 6 months ago
By
Ben
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
Garmin web site
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Veryhappyuser
answer 2
Go to Garmin web site.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Veryhappyuser
answer 3
Those accessories are provided with the purchase.
answered 6 months ago
By
GarminProductExpert
Question

Does it work in Mexico?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Matt
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
This GPS includes maps for USA, Canada and Mexico.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
If you down load from their web site.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Veryhappyuser
answer 3
Maps for Mexico would need to be purchased.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GarminProductExpert
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Does it work in Europe

For my holiday in Europe i need a good navi, which one is good
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Sojo
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
Go to their web site.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Veryhappyuser
answer 2
This is a good navi. You would need to download the maps from their web site.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Veryhappyuser
answer 3
Additional maps for Europe would need to be purchased from the Garmin website.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GarminProductExpert
Question

What does the car power adapter plug into?

I drive an older model car and I need to know if it will plug into something in my car has.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Bandanaman
 - Squaresville
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
It plugs into a "cigarette lighter" socket.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Fixitomorrow
 - Roanoke, VA
answer 2
The nuvi 50LM's car charger cable will plug into a 12v cigarette lighter adapter.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
billbgarminassociate
answer 3
The power adapter plugs into what used to be called a cigarette lighter socket.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Terablogger
 - Houston, Tx
Question

Is this unit waterproof

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
mdrhawgman
on Garmin nuvi 50LM 5" Portable GPS w/Lifetime Map Updates
3 answers
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answer 1
NO it is NOT waterproof

- unless you put it in a ziplock baggie with out the cord plugged in, then it is LOL

BUT NO out of he box it is NOT WATERPROOF
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Shooter01
 - N FL
answer 2
Not waterproof, but water resistance to a point.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Outback41
 - Michigan
answer 3
No it is not a water proof unit. I am not sure if there is any vehicle navigation out there that is water proof. Also, the description does not say it's water proof.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
electronicmasta
 - Fayetteville, AR
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