Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Rachael Reviews - Garmin Nuvi 50 Sat Nav*

Since finding out I was pregnant I've radically changed my driving style. I used to drive around 500 - 1000 miles every week with work and I cut that down dramatically. I also started to schedule my meetings later in the day so I could avoid the rush hour traffic, meaning I could take my journey a little steadier. I gave myself an extra half an hour for every journey and always made sure I stopped when I felt tired rather than pushing on to get to my destination

Since having Forrest I've become even more safety conscious, as you can imagine. So when Tesco Compare asked me to become a Safety and Security Tester, I thought I'd be perfect!

They sent me a Garmin Nuvi 50 sat nav to trial and review, which I tested on a recent shopping trip to Lincoln. The Nuvi 50 comes in at the lower priced end of the market and whilst it doesn't come with the (mostly unnecessary) bells and whistles that a more expensive sat nav would, it's still pretty impressive

Assembling the bracket, plugging in the charger and affixing the device was the work of seconds, as was programming in my destination by postcode - I didn't even need to pick up the instructions 

The sat nav is very user friendly and the mute function is easy to find - a big plus for me as I hate annoying sat nav voices! The unit is lightweight and the screen is extremely touch sensitive, making it easy to navigate the menus

For balance, I've tried to come up with a negative point but I really can't! I'm absolutely delighted with it and have given my work sat nav (which retails at more than double the price) to Matt so I can use this one instead

Overall I'd highly recommend the Garmin Nuvi 50. It may be basic but it's extremely effective and if you're looking for an entry level sat nav you will not be disappointed

1 comment:

  1. Ooh this sounds so good! I never need to turn the sound down on satnavs- am so hopeless with directions and driving I practically need it to be shouting at me before I can compute and drive in the right direction!


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