Refurbished Garmin ( 50 LMT-HD )

 

Just received the GPS yesterday afternoon. It came in a "Refurbished" Garmin smaller label box, not the retail box.

Having seen some dialogue about refurbished Garmins I paid very close attention to this GPS.

NOT 1 single scratch on the case or screen. No sign of any use or wear. Absolutely no saved way-points etc. The installed maps were 2016.2 which I updated to 2019.2.

So in my opinion where it was suggested in another thread that these Garmin refurbished "(NEW)" units may be "old" stock being sold "(dumped)" off by Garmin I would totally agree with.

So far I found setting up a route was much easier than in any other Garmin I've had or still have.

If there is one complaint it is the connector on the rear which is a MINI USB port. It is used for power as well as connecting to the computer. I'd already run into where the GPS had to be rebooted each time after installing files from Garmin. I learned quickly not to unplug the cable on the back of the GPS but rather unplug at the computer which has the same result. But it reduces the amount of plugging and unplugging on the rear of the GPS.

This is NOT my 1st Refurbished Garmin.

See also

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT Retired now, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

which one?

Is it the DriveLuxe?

edit:

Now I saw your other thread. It is the DriveSmart 50. Maybe Angela can combine the threads?

Something new (for me)

The DriveSmart 50 LMT_HD will show me on the screen in advance that the speed limit is going to change, NEATO !

Also something else, when I enter a route the DS 50 will give me two route choices. NEATO !
BTW: My VW Built in Garmin based GPS does give me a choice of 3 routes but not as straight forward as the DS 50.

It also alerts me to level railway crossings well in advance, NEATO !

Yesterday, Sunday I drove past several schools but got no alert.
So will have to do that today to check if it only alerts on weekdays.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT Retired now, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.