We know that the majority of smartphones offer GPS and turn-by-turn navigation, but the signals sometimes leave a little to be desired and the screen sizes are too small when compared to a dedicated GPS receiver. This is certainly not the case with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, especially considering it delivers a 5-5 inch display that is bigger than some dedicated GPS devices, but with that said the majority of mobile phones feature a screen too small and some people just want a separate gadget.
Meet the Garmin nuvi 50LM 5-inch GPS receiver – one option you might want to consider this holiday shopping season is the Garmin nuvi 50LM GPS, which features a 5-inch LCD display, speed limit indicator, can act as a mass storage USB device, also supports expansion cards thanks to the microSD card slot. The touchscreen might not be be as clear as you’ll find on some smartphones, especially the Retina iPhone 5, but the 5-inch screen is much easier to see when driving when compared to smaller smartphones like the iPhone.
We’ve heard from an insider that the Garmin nuvi 50LM 5-inch GPS receiver could be one of the products to feature at Walmart this Black Friday, so if you have been saving your money up for the discounts expected next week and want a dedicated GPS device, then the Garmin nuvi 50LM could be for you. Currently you’ll find around a 3rd off on Amazon and other retail stores, but expect something more special in the day after thanksgiving sales.
Are you happy with GPS turn-by-turn on your smartphone, or do you prefer a dedicated GPS device? This is an ideal gift as well for Christmas, so take a look at the first video below to understand a little more about the Garmin Nuvi 50LM specs, or if you own this GPS system and want to know how to replace the battery then see the second video. You should expect to pay no more than $120 at the time of writing for this dedicated GPS, but we hear you could see the device up for under $100 during Black Friday 2012.