A couple of weeks ago, I was asked, if I wanted to become a Safety and Security Tester for Tesco Compare and as road safety is something important to me when traveling with Amy, I joined the campaign.
As part of our role, we have received the Garmin Nuvi 50, a 5-inch sat nav which is perfect for everyone who is traveling in England and Ireland. It comes with all maps you will need for both countries, which is great, if you want to use it straight away without having to spend money on basic installations.
Other features are:
- bright, extra-wide 5-inch touchscreen display
- preloaded with maps for the UK & Ireland
- accurate turn-by-turn directions
- spoken street names
- unique Cyclops Speed Cameras, Lane Assist with Junction View
- points of interest such as hotels, restaurants and attractions
- real-time, direction-relevant and accurate alerts
- overspeed warning and speed limit information
What did we think of the Garmin Nuvi 50?
It’s a great piece of kit and a must-have for every driver who doesn’t fancy battling with maps, grumpy partners on the passenger seat or locals that really have no clue where they’re sending you.
The setup of the Garmin Nuvi 50 is intuitive and self-explanatory. We simply installed it on the suction cup mount and got started. There was no need to study the manual and the on-screen instructions are clear and very easy to follow.
The screen is bright and colourful, making it easy to distinguish lanes and easily reaching your destination even within busy city centres. Points of interest are easy to find by name, post code or category while the Junction View is a great help for all those who struggle with unexpected crossroads.
Probably, our favourite feature is the Lane Assist feature, which guides you into the correct lane for approaching turns and exits – perfect on motorways, especially when you have a partner who insists on ignoring your instructions!
All in all, the Garmin Nuvi 50 is a great little gadget for every driver. The directions are clear and easy to follow, which in itself makes your journey a whole lot safer as you avoid taking your eyes off the road, plus it is a real bargain. With an RRP of around £70, you really can’t complain, can you?
Disclosure: We were provided with a free Garmin Nuvi 50 for the purpose of this review. Our opinion is 100%.