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Garmin Nuvi 30
Garmin Nuvi 42/44
Garmin nuvi 1100LM
Garmin nuvi 2360
Garmin Nuvi 50
Garmin Nuvi 30 - 3.5 in. Car GPS Receiver
Garmin Nuvi 42/44 - 4.3 in Car GPS Receiver
Garmin nuvi 1100LM - 3.5 in. Car GPS Receiver
Garmin nuvi 2360LT GPS Receiver
Garmin Nuvi 50 - 5.1 in. Car GPS Receiver
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Release Date
Oct 2011
Jan 2013
Nov 2011
Sep 2010
Aug 2011
Map capabilities
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards
Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards
Designation
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Form Factor
Fixed
Fixed, Mountable
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Screen Size
3.5 inch
4.3 inch
3.5 inch
4.3 inch
5.0 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command

  • All in all the nuvi 30 is actually a very nice PND to use, particularly for the price. If a 3.5 inch screen is a bit small for your liking then you can upgrade to the nuvi 40 which is exactly the same albeit with a 4.3 inch screen and an RRP of £89.99. The nuvi 50 will take it to a 5 inch screen at a reasonable £99.99. It's packed with useful features and no extra bloat, it's easy to use and it performs well. I'm happy to give this an outstanding 9/10 when taking the price range into consideration.

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    Highly recommended. The only trouble I had testing the Essential series was that it wouldn't connect to the computer once. But after I used it in the car, I was able to bring it in and connect it with no problem. This is a basic navigator but it has all the features most people will need. An improved mounting system and faster processor mark the most significant updates since the nuvi 40.

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    Garmin has rolled out another winner with the 23xx series, incorporating the best features from their top of the line units and providing additional features, while keeping the price tag reasonable. There is very little here not to like.


  • The Garmin nuvi 2360LMT is a commercial GPS navigation unit for use in a car. This is the same as the Garmin nuvi 2360LT, but also includes lifetime map updates to ensure that the system remains up to date.


  • Garmin's nuvi 2360LT is a midrange sat-nav with plenty of features. It offers excellent voice control, full European maps, premium RDS-TMC traffic, and support for cityXplorer maps. It also has an accelerometer and compass, so will switch to portrait mode when held in this orientation, and can detect the direction you're facing when in pedestrian mode. However, although the price is good, there is increasing competition now that budget 5in models only cost a little over £100.


  • Garmin's formula for entry-level GPS devices doesn't change much with the new Nuvi 50, but small tweaks, a lower price, and a massive screen enhance value.

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    This is without a doubt the best entry level navigator Garmin has ever released. It has an ultra-wide 5" screen along with features previously restricted to mid-range units. You can't hardly go wrong with this one.


  • With the nuvi 50, Garmin has met the budget competition from the likes of Mio's Spirit 685 full-on. There's nothing exceptional about it, apart from the price. But Garmin has managed to deliver its core navigational features alongside a 5in screen for a cost that's equal to or less than the competition. If you're after basic UK navigation in a dependable big-screen format, the Garmin nuvi 50 is great value.