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Garmin Drive 52 - GPS navigator

Mfg # 010-02036-06 CDW # 6712869 | UNSPSC 52161518

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  • GPS navigator
  • automotive 5" widescreen
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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 4.00 out of 5 by 154.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer Since 2007 I have been loving Garmin GPS since 2007 and upgraded to the 52 series just a few weeks ago. I am still in love with Garmin and am impressed with the updated features. Since I am directionally challenged, Garmin has saved my rear end many times from being lost in America! Thank You Garmin...Youre a PEACH of a company!
Date published: 2024-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New garmin I bought this about a month age, battery goes dead within a day. I hope I don't lose any of my saved addresses.
Date published: 2024-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Great for prepping This is my third vehicle Garmin. Beats other products based on its reliability and ease of use. My built-in vehicle GPS mapping software has produced errors from time to time. Unfortunately, these errors have resulted in some troubling recommendations. I can rely on Garmin to double-check the vehicle mapping unit. When in doubt, the Garmin is my gold-standard.
Date published: 2023-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well Took a while to get used to changes in the way you do certain things on the 52, compared to my old nuvi 1490. But it acquires satellites almost instantly (my 1490 took 10 minutes) And gives detailed directions. Works well. One thing that could be improved is the battery doesn't last very long when not plugged in , and even when unit is off it goes from full charge to dead in less than 2 days.
Date published: 2023-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As excellent as Garmins we’ve had in the past. We are so glad to find this Garmin to use both in our home neighborhood and while traveling.
Date published: 2023-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works but screen too bright Screen is too bright ..even adjusted to lowest level -- esp. at twilight. Also the newest data is not accurate for where I live
Date published: 2023-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brings me right to my location I have used the Garmin GPS twice now. I love it & it works great and I highly recommend it as a low cost GPS.
Date published: 2023-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from appears good Sort of early to tell but so far it seems to do the job well.
Date published: 2023-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy navigating We have several Garmin GPS on our fleet. They are very easy to use for the drivers.
Date published: 2023-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery is junk Battery didn't make 6 months. My Nuvi 1300 went 8 years. Evidently there is good reason you do not warrant batteries. I now have to wait 4 or 5 minutes for unit to activate. If you made cell phones you would be out of business.
Date published: 2023-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good GPS with some Upgrades I have been using Garmin GPS units for many years since the 1990s, and and wanted to get into a newer on. I chose this Drive 52 at a discounted price and it works well. I like a number of newer options it provides a,d for a GTM 36 cable to provide traffic info for when I am traveling in areas covered. Older units I have had used separate rechargable batteries which was nice, but this one the battery is built in, but when disconnected from the power source the battery doesn't hold a charge very long. Other then that it's a good unit.
Date published: 2023-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A downgrade from my previous Garmin GPS My previous GPS was a Drive 60. It stopped operating after a couple of years and I elected to take Garmin up on an online sale. Every time I have purchased a newer Garmin I have been pleased with the update. Not this time. I upgraded at this particular time due to the anticipation of a cross country trip. I ordinarily customize the suggested route by introducing alternative towns as waypoints. That method is impossible with this particular unit. There is no “city” search within the categories available for searching. I have found ways to mitigate this deficit though it is laborious and unnecessary. Also, when searching for state sponsored Rest Areas I found that many are not included in the database that is delegated for that purpose. My wife gave me a very hard time when I informed her that I was going to purchase a new unit, saying that these devices are antiquated and redundant considering existing smart phones and free software. Now I wish I had listened, she was right.
Date published: 2023-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't used it yet, but.... I bought this Garmin Drive 52 because my old Garmin Nuvi's SD port would not work. All our cars have built-in navigation and I bought this unit to put in a rental car when we go to Africa. I purchased Garmin's South Africa SD card and I am confident that the Garmin Drive 52 will accurately navigate us.
Date published: 2023-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
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 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 Outstanding features for such a small unit As soon as I walked out of the store I just set it up and started using it right away. It was loaded with maps right out of the box. Great product and easy to update.
Date published: 2023-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best GPS I’ve used 4 different GPS systems and the Garmin is the best and easiest to use!
Date published: 2023-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ok as a backup. It’s ok as a backup and works in areas where cell coverage goes out, but it’s not great. It’s good for National Parks, but it’s not as user friendly as the gps in any smart phone. I feel like I overpaid for a backup gps. Pros: works in rural areas. It shows upcoming places like restaurants, rest areas, gas stations when driving. Cons: not as easy to use as a gps in any smart phone. Not great at finding specific places like campsites or hotels. I paid around $135 and I feel it’s too much for the device’s shortcomings. Nevertheless, I’m glad I have a backup gps while I camp in remote areas.
Date published: 2023-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT GUIDENCE FEATURES ON SCREEN EVERY THING THAT I HAVE USED HAS WORKED GREAT. IT HAS SHOWN ALL THAT HAS BEEN NEEDED
Date published: 2023-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST DEVICE I USE FOR TRAVEL LOVE IT, LOVE IT , LOVE IT, BE IN TROUBLE WITH OUT IT USE IT DAILY
Date published: 2023-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Drive 52 easy to use I bought the Garmin Drive 52 for my wife and she is very happy as it is very easy to use compared with an older GPS.
Date published: 2023-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it Bought last year and recently updated, every thing works
Date published: 2023-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
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 A GPS for biking the roads. I got this on sale so I got a good value on the type GPS I need. Expensive biking GPS units have much trail information that I don't use, so I per this one. Years ago I got a Garmin that had maps of Europe and the US. It also had a bicycle mode which would give reasonable estimates of arrival time for bikes. This one isn't quite as good, but adequate.
Date published: 2023-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Help you when you have a detour in the area And you need to change your route.
Date published: 2023-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garnin 52 as a senior and a tech dummy, i liked the ease in which i was able to 'navigate' the garmin 52. i like the large screen and appreciated the ability to increase the volume. i have a prius with a screen in middle of the front panel where i was able to stick the suction holder. this made glancing at the map (but only at stops) very easy. the ability to change the fastest route and the shortest route was nice.
Date published: 2023-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like my Nuvi 2597, except that this one works I have a 5" Garmin GPS unit that I have had for 5 years or so, and it work fine except when I have to connect it to my MacBook. I have the original cable and a new official Garmin USB cable, and it only works about 15% of the time. The GPS unit knows there is a PC connected, but Garmin Apps cannot find my Nuvi. I was desperate the night before a trip, so I bought an open-box "Drive 52" at Cabellas. It communicates with my MacBook (using the old cables) 100% of the time, and I was able to download all my waypoints and leave in the morning. I noticed while driving that this unit may look the same, but it has better features. It signals you when you enter a School zone, or when the speed limit drops, something the Nuvi did not do. It wont accept the SD card from my Nuvi, so I do not have access to some Garmin Maps I paid good money for, but overall I am happy with this purchase. My guess is that the hardware and firmware are much newer, so it has better features than the Nuvi. I dropped this a star because I am not happy that my old unit is flaky. The mount and power cable (with traffic receiver) seem to work fine with the new unit. Not sure what I will do with the old unit now
Date published: 2023-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast set-up. Easy to use. Finds satellites quickly. Easy to use interface. Good-looking graphics. Helpful traffic info, but you need a traffic cable as the power cable. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2023-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great technology, for 1995 I bought this (and the Euro map) for a trip to Italy so I did not have to use Waze and Terabytes of data. The system has a very slow processor, poor touch screen, and a terrible search capability. I was in Florence and wanted to find the ‘airport’, or the ‘aeroporto’ -it had no suggestions to find it! Similar success multiple times for other destinations. It can find a city, but unless you know, and enter the EXACT address in EXACTLY the right order, it just stares at you. When the competition is Waze, Google Maps, etc. guys ya gotta do a LOT better than this.
Date published: 2023-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent update to my existing older Garmin unit. It was available at 2 great price online. Easy to set up. Not overcomplicated oprtaionally.
Date published: 2023-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad It is always taking the longest ways, even after updating. When I was setting it from Mississauga Canada to Chicago USA, the Garmin take the way through 403 west to Buffalo then to Chicago with drive time about 11 hours, while Wayz, Google map and i phone map taking me on 401 west to Windsor then to Chicago with driving time about 8 hours. Is there is a chance to return back and get my money back, it is less than one year since I bought from Canadian Tier store in Oakville?
Date published: 2023-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect portable unit I inherited the unit from my wife who can't go anywhere without navigation!! She bought a new car with navigation in the dash. it works great just wish I could darken the screen.
Date published: 2023-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice I got it after a trip using my phone with gps app and it worked but comparatively this is hands down. For local spur of the moment phone is fine but for planned trip this garmin can't be beat oh except maybe a higher featured one. Thank you for fine product and reasonable price.
Date published: 2023-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got me there and back This was a replacement for my older Garmin which I misplaced during a move. Rocky start to our trip as the voice directions contradicted the map (voice said to exit north but directions were to go south).
Date published: 2023-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, but could use one more We have a previous model (nuvi255W) and wanted to upgrade to the 52. The 52 is much faster to connect with satellites and provides excellent road views not available on the 255W. Voice guidance is clearer and louder than the 255W. One item we miss on the 52 is estimated time of arrival, which is on the 255W. I've not been able to find this feature on the 52. All in all this is a fine unit and I'm sure we will enjoy using more of the available features in the future.
Date published: 2023-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good features replaced old 10 year old Garmin same model same screen size as the old one not many changes but works well to get you where your going.
Date published: 2023-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great unit im please with my garmin ready for a road trip with it
Date published: 2023-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, easy to use device! I bought this to replace an old Nuvi unit that became erratic. Same easy to use features with some nice updates. Prefer using a stand alone device over sucking up data from my smart phone hooked into my car.
Date published: 2023-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade/Replacement My nuvi 30 is full, due to the first 2023 update. I called in and was offered a drive 52 at a discount and took the deal. Thank You Garmin! :)
Date published: 2023-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from poor gps I bought the Garmin 52 and whenever I put in an address for another state, it says it can't find address. My Garmin Nuvi was better than this one!
Date published: 2023-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nice upgrade I've owned this for about a month now. It was purchased to replace a 20+ year old Garmin that was stolen from my car. The new device provides the same functionality as the old device, but the interface is significantly better. A few new (to me) features and what appears to be faster satellite acquisition and computing. I could use the same mounting and power connection as on my old device. Installation took all of 30 seconds! I would give the device 5 stars but I don't have traffic set up yet. I want to see how well it works before declaring this a perfect 10.
Date published: 2023-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
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 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 Best way to navigate I’ve had Magellan in the past, this is my 2nd Garmin. The best product imho. Precise, relevant information , easy to read on the go, good customer service,
Date published: 2023-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I've had this GPS for a while now, I love it. It's easy to use and accurate.
Date published: 2023-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grrrrr! Its horrorable!°°°° The thing got me lost three times in one trip if not for stores workers getting me back on track i would have been in serious trouble
Date published: 2023-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Features of Garmin Drive 52 This was a replacement for an earlier version Garmin 250. I liked the earlier version more than this. The routes this Garmin chooses are confusing. Garmin 52 doesn't say when it's recaluculating a route. It also chooses routes that sometimes lead through alleys. I'm not pleased with this replacement model.
Date published: 2023-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin 'Drive 52 - Simple Ease Easy for my family to use in the PNW. Smaller, more local trips.
Date published: 2023-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good GPS, good price I've used a Drive 51 for a few years, and liked its accuracy, and the Drive 52 seems as good. Its features regarding everyday hazards are appreciated (RR X-ings, red light cameras, school zones, etc.), and it has features helpful for the traveler (Foursquare, TripAdvisor, and two others).
Date published: 2023-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable ready to go Love this unit as can take with me in any car. Easy to update. Just connect to a computer.
Date published: 2023-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact Very easy to use.Great color and the voice is loud enough to hear over radio.
Date published: 2023-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GPS and MORE! I was using an automotive Garmin on my motorcycle and didn’t know they made one for motorcycles. What could be different…right? I now have the Zumba XT and the quality is off the charts…from the water proof power connection, the water proof casing, to the connection to my music through my iPhone to my headset. Although I finally figured it out, I wish they had better videos o how to get planned trips from your external planner to the Zuni XT. Great product!
Date published: 2023-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome features My wife bought this for as a gift, I use it everyday day while on the road. I love that it tells you the speed limit, the name of the upcoming road and it’s easy to use.
Date published: 2023-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and a great buy I bought this a month ago and very satisfied with it.
Date published: 2023-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Upgrade I have owned a Garmin Nuvi for over 10 years. I realized that I needed to replace my old unit because I couldn’t upgrade the maps anymore because of limited memory and the battery was almost dead. The new unit is similar to operate but I need more time to learn the newer features. Updating the maps was easy enough but a computer and WiFi are necessary.
Date published: 2023-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT UNIT I bought this to replace a very very old nuvi50. This unit is much quicker and has a bunch of features. I'm very happy with the Garmin Drive 52
Date published: 2023-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent GPS I bought this 5" GPS on sale, and it has all the features that my larger, more expensive one has (that I use in our SUV) and it is the correct size for my Jeep Wrangler. Very good value!
Date published: 2023-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features GREAT INVESTMENT. From scalehouses to truckstops, this GPS is so informative. Into my 46th year in trucking.
Date published: 2023-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adequate Drove from Maine to Texas. Very good directions and warnings on interstate. In city driving, wrong directions. Wrong way on one way street. Worthless for road and lane closures.
Date published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin 52 Works well. Easy to get new directions when unfamiliar to an area.
Date published: 2023-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor performance I am very unhappy with this Garmin. Even after rebooting it, it took too long to find a signal I don’t like the feel of the touch screen, it feels very cheap. I will be returning it
Date published: 2023-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact GPS I bought the Model for my Slingshot. Works great and is a small enough size to fit.
Date published: 2023-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I wish you would make it possible for a destination to be named so I could reference it at a later time. Rather than go through the search mode each time I need to go to a destination.
Date published: 2023-12-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Accurate I've had other brands before and Garmin is by far the best. Very easy to use and works very well.
Date published: 2023-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good unit! This is my second one. I liked the first one one so much I got a second one for my other vehicle.
Date published: 2023-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor Navigator I have bought this because I thought that would be helpful but many times this navigator cannot take me to the right destination. Only 30% of the time it is accurate. Garmin GPS are not good at all, at least not for accuracy which is the most important one.
Date published: 2023-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great we've had this for awhile but haven't use it,but it's great for over the road!
Date published: 2023-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great GPS Unit This unit works great and even showed a deer crossing sign and sure as heck was a deer crossing sign on the road.
Date published: 2023-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Friendly Device First time out, easy to set up, clear directions. This item replaces an eight year old higher end gps that served very well. The Drive 52 seems to be more than the equal of that device.
Date published: 2023-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the stupid devices, existed out there Not accurate, most of the time. Not a good quality device, Garmin devices are getting worse. In accuracy they are the worst. Buy a TomTom instead or something else.
Date published: 2023-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I just bought this garmen to replace my real old garmen for my trip I was SO DISAPPOINTED in it it couldn’t give the right way to go I had to rely on my iPhone google maps to get me there and back. I’m looking into returning this garmen
Date published: 2023-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from maps not updated even w updates maps missing info even with all updates complete thje garmin maps are missing tons of info
Date published: 2024-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very valuable features Very valuable features....easy to operate. The size is perfect for car dash and hand held.
Date published: 2024-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Directions are good but some drawbacks Let me preface this by saying we used to have a nuvi 1450, which was a pleasure to use. We just moved to the Jacksonville, FL area and have been establishing ourselves with a whole new set of doctors, banks, car repair places, etc. and so a lot of new addresses pile up in Recents. But to associate the address with the company name we have to put it in Saves. Saves doesn't allow enough entries (only 6 or 7). Also the device emits a loud noise when exceeding the speed limit, and I can't find how to opt out of that. Plus there's a camera icon in the upper right corner that clicks when it is touched inadvertently. I guess it is snapping a picture each time but there seems to be no way to get to the stored pictures to delete them or look at them. Also the Drive 52 didn't come with a Garmin-to-computer cable or a storage box, which I had to buy separately. And the device asks if we want to avoid tolls for a given route. We say no, but then it wants to force us into the toll lanes rather than giving us the option.
Date published: 2024-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well it is a Garmin, I'll give it a point for that I use my flat GPS's sort of as a HUD map. This Drive 52 a little disappointing in that I have noticed some significant errors in the reported speed limits. Some of these errors could be serious if I didn't already know the actual posted limit of the roadway I was on. I haven't found any easy way to report the error to Garmin, I bet some shady law enforcement has reported the online speeds higher than the posted speeds to increase the number of citations written.
Date published: 2024-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice and easy to use My wife bought this for me for Christmas, and I was super excited because my old garmin that i bought my first garmin in 1998, and it finally died in november of 2023. I checked for updates, made sure it was charged up, ran outside and plugged it in. then sat out in the car looking at all the features. My kids all say buy a new car with a gps built in or use your phone, I like the fact that I can unplug it and take it with me. Don't even doubt that the Garmin GPS is worth it, because it is, and it notifies you when you coming up on school zone so you can reduce your speed. The big screen easy to read, and it looks good. This is a homerun!
Date published: 2024-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple And To The Point Bought this to replace a 15 year old TomTom. Has everything I need. Love the lifetime map updates. Simple and easy to use. Purchased a 32 Gb micro card. Anyone thinking about buying this will need to add since the first round of map updates took up 92% of the internal memory. Card was around $8.00, not a big deal. I have mounted this one with an air vent mount which I like better. Overall, very satisfied.
Date published: 2024-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Upgrade I had an older Nuvi GPS for several years and it seems that the USB port has become dysfunctional. So, my wife got me a new Drive 52 for my birthday. I was able to transfer the back-up of the Favorites addresses to the new unit without any difficulties. We have used it for two long distance drives with dozens of destinations each so far, with excellent results. The new features are great: Easier entry of Favorites, routing listing, maintenance of Favorites, Clearer display, etc.
Date published: 2024-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Help Work great on trips to Texas and from Indiana. I have 3 Garmin one in each vehicle all are great
Date published: 2024-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Drive TM 52 It works fine. Just one question. When I look for Carlie C's in Washington it doesn't show it. It is still showing Piggly Wiggly and we don't have Piggly Wiggly in Washington any more'
Date published: 2024-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features This Garmin is great, all the additional information, such as current street driving on, crosswalk information, school zones marked and speed zone changes upcoming. If your exceeding the speedlimit, your speed turns red. Especially like downloading old address on former Garmin product to this new Garmin.
Date published: 2024-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Replaced one that quit working. Hoping this one will last longer.
Date published: 2024-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome equipment The Garmin 52 is easy to setup and gives great directions
Date published: 2024-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ? The start up procedure should change. It shows warning twice. It also says it’s not supported Unit is on my windshield. I have to stretch twice to start the program. Please fix. Display warning once and get rid of the not supported message because it starts anyway. Thanks l had an older one and it was great.
Date published: 2024-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not too impressed with it Its a bit complicated to use. I have found that I cannot detach it and enter in addresses,it always has to stay plugged in to work.it takes forever to use the touch screen to type in addresses and the format is not user friendly or intuitive.an example is you need to type in the street number first then you type in the street name. For some reason,mine will come up with surrounding states first in the suggestions,rather than the one I live in.I have small fingers,but for some reason,the touch feature will activate the number or letters above the one I am trying to touch/enter.its time consuming and I feel like I wasted the money on this item.
Date published: 2024-03-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good basic GPS for private vehicles Got this to replace an old (2013!) model which had finally stopped working. Like all the features of this one (considering it is the "lower" end of the spectrum) - specifically did not care if it had the "voice command" feature as I found it fairly annoying on the older model as it would often not give the info I was seeking. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because it requires a separate, different power cord in order to receive/activate the traffic warning system - which is already built into this unit. Strange to leave this off, and that fact SHOULD be available in the description of features.
Date published: 2024-06-09T00:00:00-04:00