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With its simple menus and easy-to-read maps, Garmin Drive 52 lets you view turn-by-turn directions at a glance on a bright 5" touchscreen display. With map updates plus helpful driver alerts to encourage safer driving, this GPS navigator complements any road trip or daily commute.
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Garmin Drive 52 - GPS navigator is rated 4.10 out of 5 by 73.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good! Enjoy using it! Easier to use than the last GPS!!!
Date published: 2022-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little portable car GPS I have had few in the past, and i keep coming back to Garmin because of the quality, price and efficiency.
Date published: 2022-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy This was a great buy, especially with the promotional price. My only disappointment was the inability to order accessories for the unit. I use the unit on my motorcycle (as I did my "nuvi"). I was hoping that there would be a clamping type of holder available. The cell phone holder from "RAM" will hold the product but occasionally the unit will vibrate out of the holder. If there is a good product available, I would love to learn about it.
Date published: 2022-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not too happy To be honest, I am not overjoyed with the new software features. When I first used it and put in an address or a name of a church it could not find either. I finally found out I had to put the information in the search mode. This one feature cost me a lot of time and effort I should not have had to spend.
Date published: 2022-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good Equipment To Have This Garman speaks for itself, it finds what you are looking for in seconds, that maps out the best roads to take to get you to your destination
Date published: 2022-10-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clarity is awesome Farming are easy to use. The only feature that doesn’t have that would be so helpful is right side pick up for I am a school bus driver and I wouldn’t be driving around in circles
Date published: 2022-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guides us well After 20 + years, our Nuvi gave up the ghost. This was a good replacement. The Foursquare feature does help some.
Date published: 2022-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some Nice Improvements I really like the suggestions when I'm searching for a specific destination. It has been more difficult to set up than my previous unit and needs more fine tuning. One dislike is it can't pronounce Tamiami the main road I travel. It says it like Tommiami.
Date published: 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New feature I bought this unit 2 weeks ago and have not been disappointed. I discovered a new (to me) feature, which is very nice. This unit announces a speed limit change. My old one would warn of upcoming school zones, so it took me a little time to figure out the alert when I wasn't near a school zone. Very useful.
Date published: 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable I bought this to replace my Nuvi 50 and enjoy that this one has a more touch friendly screen, is quick to find satellites, and ease of use. The only minus is the spoken directions are hard to hear even at the top level and sounds tinny. The bright split screen is handy for those trips where you need to know exactly which lane to be in.
Date published: 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did more than expected Upgraded older unit. Was seriously impressed when I crossed the boarder and the GPS converted km/hr to mph. Easy to update with computer, nice touch screen. Very impressed.
Date published: 2021-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed Used it on our trip west for the first time. Disappointed for two reasons: [1] it does not show altitude as previously models did, and [2] does not show distance to destination, only distance to the next turn.
Date published: 2021-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is good enough…! Is too slow loading the address and if you lost the street get too much time to redirect.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works when you need it This is a great device. When we enter an area that has no cell phone reception, others in the car whine until the Garmin comes to the rescue. Works every time and anywhere. Thanks.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I have always bought Garmin for their reliability accuracy.
Date published: 2021-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin 52 Return it within a week. The text is TOO small to read. I have an older Garmin with readable text and fills the whole screen. I hear this is an issue with all the newer Garmin's. MAKE THE TEXT LARGER.
Date published: 2021-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GARMIN DRIVE 52 About Garmin Drive 52 -a little "MORE" info like History, National Parks & Trip Advisor!
Date published: 2021-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Drive 52 I bought this a month or two ago and when I first used it it was very difficult to touch the numbers and letters to enter an address. If you touch the letter you want it takes the letter above it so you have to touch just below it. I am thinking about calling the retailer where I bought it and exchanging it hoping a different one will be OK? I have an older version and it doesn't do this. Other than that I like it
Date published: 2021-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well as a GPS, backup camera not so much. I like the GPS, the warnings for upcoming speed limit changes and things like school zones is a nice feature. The suction mount seems to be much improved over older Garmin units. One of the reasons I purchased it was to use it with the Garmin BC-30 backup camera accessory. The quality of the backup camera image is very poor, that was a big disappointment. From my past experience with Garmin products I would have expected the backup camera to be much better.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Address Search is Deficient I want to find an address by State, Town, Street in that order, the way my old Garmin worked. GD 52 selects State last. It is annoying.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good traffic tool Es mi segundo Garmin, lo compre en especial por la mitad de su precio, es una herramienta de trafico muy eficaz.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Upgrade What a nice upgrade from my old Nuvi 200. New features, bigger screen, Love it!!!
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goody Go! I have two. Easy to use and up date! Never been wrong and very accurate.
Date published: 2021-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steady as a rock I bought this several years ago, and I brought it back out because it works much more reliably and accurately than the GPS that came with my truck. It doesn't sparkle with an abundance of extra features, but it always gets me there - even on back roads.
Date published: 2021-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Setup & Very Accurate I bought this a week ago, used it on my vacation, got me everywhere I needed to go. First it was very easy to set up and I was able to download the updates via my computer fairly easily. I love how it instructs what lanes to be in prior to reaching your exit. Very Good Purchase for me! Very Satisfied.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin 52: Excellent Features My new Garmin lets you create and save your locations faster than my older Garmin GPS.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fine little unit This was a replacement for an older unit that is no longer supported. While this unit is not water resistant as was the older unit, and it does not include topographical maps as does the older unit, in my car it works just fine.
Date published: 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Device I love my Drive 52, the only problem I had was when I installed the SD card from my Nuvi 2597LMT it wants to format the SD card.
Date published: 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery Charhing I bought 2 of these devices, one my car and one the wife's car. We plugged them in overnight and brought them up to a full charge. A couple days later we went to use one and the battery was dead. We tried the other one and it did the same thing. We have to charge the battery just before we use it which is very frustrating. We think the charge longer than a day or two, if its not being used.
Date published: 2021-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great GPS I love the how simple it is to use, and ease of the touch screen compared to my last GPS. I love the feature of the speed odometer showing warning color when you are speeding. I am very happy with the quality and functionality of this GPS Drive 52.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great It's totally different from my old one still getting used to it
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New garmin My old Garmin finally died and I had to buy a new one. What a pleasant surprise. Not only was it much better than the old one, but it also still fit my dash holder. I am a happy camper.
Date published: 2021-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harmon 52 Happy with the 52 I need it for citywide travel in all 48 states only wish it could guide 18 wheelers along their routes
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Device This device is everything that it claims to be. I am very happy with the directions it provides and the speed it gets me to my location.
Date published: 2021-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good features but not better the one I had prior. I bought this one at a discount and it works well.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin 52 It sucks it couldn't find a bag of $100 bills if it was sitting on the hood of my truck the thing constantly send you down backwood roads and you end up lost everywhere do not buy this piece of crap
Date published: 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dissapointed I bought this Garmin, even though it was an older model, because I travel in places where there is no cell service. It does not seem to be updating to the actual speed limits in the area and setting in locations and other items for routes is very difficult and it seems to put me in other parts of the USA than where I want to be.
Date published: 2021-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Just returned from a 12 day road trip. New features are amazing!
Date published: 2021-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice upgrade over my previous gps! a feature that I especially enjoyed was that when it gives you an instruction it doesn't just say a street name, or to turn right. Instead it will give a landmark as well, eg. "at the second traffic light turn left" or "turn right before the singin gas station". Also, it tells you which lane to be in eg. "be in either the two left lanes"
Date published: 2020-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Things missing.......... It needs a Detour button on screen so you can easily change your route. It also needs a trip planner feature so you can set up a route through 10-20 cities where you will pass by, but not drive to the post office each time.
Date published: 2021-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uncomplicated and efficient! I purchased this GPS to replace the nüvi® 2555LM which I had for several years. It's a modest upgrade from that one but it does what I need it to do. I don't want wi-fi, bluetooth, or any bells and whistles. I just want to turn it on, put in the address, and go. Simple as that!
Date published: 2022-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still getting to know it It seems to not continue the original instructions. Both of my Garmins tell me to go left, then right to get out to Rt 31. That is a bad intersection on a curve from that road. Unless I have another persopn in the car with me, I don't go that way. I make a left & go 1/2 mile to the stop light. My old Garmin just continued on with the original, sending my up that main road. The new Garmin took me on back roads to the destination, but brought me back the other way. I have to figure out what to do to keep the original directions.
Date published: 2022-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Somewhat dissapointed I drive for a living and have owned many Garmin units including my initial Streetpilot (still pumping out music in my garage via its internal MP3 player), two Nuvi 205"s, (one is still active on my jetski), a 55LM, and now a 52. At the start of my workday, It's not uncommon for me to enter 10-15 stops in just one sitting and then sequence them. I was really pleased with my 55 but the screen eventually got scratched and became unusable, so I had to replace it. Its replacement, my current 52, has been a real disappointment. IT TAKES FOREVER TO CALCULATE JUST ONE STOP! Entering zip codes also has a notable delay. It's especially frustrating when it has to recalculate while I'm moving due to street closures, detours, etc. I literally have to pull over and wait for it to figure out where the heck it's going. I tried updating the software and maps via Express but to no avail. I have not had this problem with any of my other units. Their calculation was lightning fast! Not sure where to go from here
Date published: 2022-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the features I bought this model because it provides what lane one should be in while on multi lane highway. It was great to location and back home
Date published: 2022-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good GPS for portability Good features and portable to take in vehicles without GPS. Better than phone GPS, especially for long trips. Lifetime map updates is a plus. Two recommendations: 1...Get a micro SD card that it can support (max 32 GB) so maps have room to expand into for storage. 2...Set a calendar reminder for connecting your device to your computer occasionally for map and other updates with Garmin Express software (I have mine set to remind every 3 months)
Date published: 2022-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ok for the price It wasn’t the one I thought I was purchasing! I wanted the one with the truck features, being I got it for work.
Date published: 2022-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from accurate works great. very accurate. easy to use. good purchase price.
Date published: 2022-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice It took a bit to get it going right, but now it’s good, thanks
Date published: 2022-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does its job well My 3rd Garmin GPS. I’ve used them for work as a route driver & never disappointed. Good battery life, easy updates, nice variety of features
Date published: 2022-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I use it for my primary GPS as a Lexus Valet, delivering/transferring customers cars. Great product!
Date published: 2022-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No street information Love Garmin but they have messed up the map software. Streets are now numbers with no street names. How can you find some place with no street names. Disappointed for now. Hopefully an update will fix this. Have never had a problem with Garmin before.
Date published: 2022-11-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brings about a sense of reliability I bought the Garmin 52 during my vacation in the USA. With its magnificent features it made my driving much easier. This product gives one a sense of reliability and safety to get to one's destination..
Date published: 2022-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screen It took me a couple of days to get the settings right but now DRIVE 52 is terrific.
Date published: 2022-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too many to pick out one Once I got the settings set up right DRIVE 52 has been a great aide.
Date published: 2022-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tooooo many problems i bought this recently and i don't like it. i have had garmin gps's for many years and this is the worst one ever. it takes to long to find an address and routes me in circles and tells me to take a left turn when i know it should be a right turn and vice versa. it can't find addresses...it says they don't exist when i know they do. it takes to many steps to put in to finally get an address. i still have a couple of older gps's that i use because of this. i do delivery work and it makes it so much harder to put in street addresses for local deliveries. bring back the previous older more efficient devices. your new ones are very much a setback to the older models. you have to put in too much information and way to many steps to get an address. if i am looking for addresses in new york state i shouldn't have to keep spelling out new york state everytime i put in an address for a delivery. this is ridiculous.
Date published: 2022-11-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty Good Enuff 4 Me I bought the Garmin Drive 52 for my cruzin 'round town and quick trips away from home navigation instrument and found it to be alright. I also have the drive smart for my other car and both is the same except the drive smart got little bit more comm's features. I'm very happy of its capabilities and relatively eaze in trying to figure it out. The only concern I have is when you cross state lines and trying to find a place in another state, but it can't help because the GPS still reflect the original location as your home state. Took me awhile to figure it out. I am 66 and not that good of a tech wizard. Garmin should have figured it out that younger generations use their cell phones for navigation. Garmin GPS is for an older generation. Figure what us older folks can handle and put it in your product.
Date published: 2022-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great.......But I dont like having to fight the device to get to the map image during my trip, It;s the only image I use.And whats with the nickname feature below refusing to accept my only nickname "Pete"?
Date published: 2022-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tour Guide It makes simple to travel all over USA even in busy city intersections.
Date published: 2022-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked good I was disapointed that it is smaller than the 65 that I replaced. My wife runs it and I steer the car. It works with the Garmin in the car, they both report what to do next. She did have problems until getting used to it.
Date published: 2022-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a problem on trip. I traveled 250 miles and it worked fine. When ready to go home the travel screen would not turn on. I had to talk to Garmin when I got home. The fix is to hold the on/off button down and count to 30 slowly. Shouldn’t this be a warning in the directions when you receive the device
Date published: 2022-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its ok got this as a gift and it works ok but found out I have to buy a different cable to get traffic that sucks when I had my tom tom it came complete with traffic and if it werent for tom tom no longer offering support for a device that had lifetime updateswell you know the story
Date published: 2022-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Very impressed with this Garmin especially for the price and the features you can easily change your route the way you want to go , it warns ahead of slower speed zones also for RR tracks and school zones, it works somewhat like the old Garmin's but with more features will probably get another
Date published: 2022-12-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works so far I used it several times and it does not have me turning into a field like my old Garmin.
Date published: 2022-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrible customer support Unit doesn't work and when I contact customer support,all I receive is another link to another video to watch. JUST TAKE THE THING BACK AND FIX IT!
Date published: 2022-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy To Use I've had a Garmin GPS since they can out for the masses years ago. Each version is better than the last. This is no exception. Great graphics and easier to use with more features. And the price was also exceptional.
Date published: 2022-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very helpful Have used for a number of years, Very helpful especially when driving to Florida.
Date published: 2022-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver! I was driving through the Red Woods of Northern California. I nerve been in this area. I was so thankful I remembered to take my Garmin with me. Next time I will purchase a Garmin with speech recognition as it was hard to drive the curves and hills and enter information.
Date published: 2022-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super help desk Help desk very helpful for those of us who are technologically challenged. Makes doing the updates less challenging.
Date published: 2022-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept trying to take me the wrong way. I entered the address for a specific hotel in the Orlando area. The hotel was within a couple miles of where we were. Garmin attempted to take us about 20 miles out of our way towards the airport. Yes the address was confirm. Had to use my phone gps to correctly get us there. We were on a time crunch as we had a dining reservation. Only had about a week and this is just one example.
Date published: 2022-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, replaced a over a 13 yr Garmin. This Garmin has great features walking you through getting somewhere down to what lane you need to be in to make the next turn,
Date published: 2023-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good GPS Not too much junk. Just stuff I need. Easy to update.
Date published: 2023-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s an OK machine. The machine does what it is supposed to do but it would be much better if more than 28 or 29 waypoints could be added. I use Basecamp to lay my routes out and the machine divides the route into a couple segments because of the waypoint limit. Additionally, it must have a really small battery because a full charge lasts less than 1/2 an hour.
Date published: 2023-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, easy to program Bought this to have satellite-only gps in the boonies and it works great! Does have a pronunciation problem with street names here in Hawaii, but they’re good for a laugh.
Date published: 2023-01-19T00:00:00-05:00