Garmin Drive 52 GPS Navigation & Traffic System

BH #GA0100203607 • MFR #010-02036-07
Garmin Drive 52 GPS Navigation & Traffic System
Key Features
  • U.S. & Canada Maps
  • Includes Map Updates
  • Traffic Alerts & Suggestions
  • 5" Color Display
Enjoy spoken turn-by-turn directions throughout the United States and an easy-to-read 5" color display with the Drive 52 GPS & Traffic  navigation system by Garmin. Along with pre-loaded, easily updated street maps for the contiguous U.S., Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas, the system comes with numerous features to make driving easier and safer.
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Garmin Drive 52 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Navigation Features
  • 3TripAdvisor & Foursquare Info
  • 4HISTORY Network & National Parks Directory
  • 5Driver Alerts
  • 6Real Directions
  • 7Camera Compatibility

Enjoy spoken turn-by-turn directions throughout the United States and an easy-to-read 5" color display with the Drive 52 GPS & Traffic  navigation system by Garmin. Along with pre-loaded, easily updated street maps for the contiguous U.S., Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas, the system comes with numerous features to make driving easier and safer.

Garmin Traffic helps you avoid jams and slowdowns with suggestions for alternate routes, and it's ready to use right out of the box with the included traffic cable—no smartphone required. Info from the HISTORY Network will guide you to notable parks, monuments, museums and historic sites, while an integrated U.S. National Parks Directory navigates treasured natural resources and experiences, including visitor centers, picnic areas, campgrounds, trailheads, and more. TripAdvisor info points the way to hotels and restaurants, and data from Foursquare covers millions of local businesses and attractions. Driver alerts warn you of upcoming sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings, and more. The Real Directions feature adds local landmarks and businesses to map info for easy navigation (such as "Turn right after the McDonald's."). The system is compatible with user-supplied Garmin backup cameras.

Navigation Features

  • Preloaded maps of the contiguous U.S., Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas
  • Includes map updates
  • Suggests alternate routes to avoid jams and slowdowns
  • Ready to use with included traffic cable, no smartphone needed

TripAdvisor & Foursquare Info

  • TripAdvisor info on hotels, restaurants, and attractions at your destination and on your journey
  • Foursquare info on millions of restaurants, entertainment venues, shops, and other points of interest

HISTORY Network & National Parks Directory

  • Notable parks, monuments, museums and historic sites from the HISTORY network
  • Visitor centers, picnic areas, campgrounds, trailheads and more at U.S. National Parks

Driver Alerts

  • Sharp curves, speed limit changes, railroad crossings, and more

Real Directions

  • Uses recognizable landmarks, buildings, and intersections to let you know when and where to turn

Camera Compatibility

  • Pair with user-supplied backup camera for improved safety
UPC: 753759211783

Garmin Drive 52 Specs

ApplicationVehicle
Battery TypeInternal (Rechargeable)
RuntimeInternal (Rechargeable): 1 h
Display Size4.4 x 2.5" / 11.18 x 6.35 cm, Diagonal Size: 5" / 12.7 cm
Display TypeColor
Memory Card Slot1 x microSD
BluetoothNo
Backup Camera CompatibleYes
TouchscreenYes
CameraNo
Dimensions5.5 x 3.3 x 0.8" / 14.0 x 8.4 x 2.0 cm
Weight6 oz / 170.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 4.5 x 3"

Garmin Drive 52 Reviews

Garmin Drive 52 GPS

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

A quality GPS unit by Garmin. I have purchased Garmins for nearly 20 years. This Drive 52 unit is the most advanced GPS that I have ever owned. It includes Navigation and Traffic. I am enjoying this unit. It does what I want. I am happy with this purchase.

Much Better than Google Maps or Waze!!!

By Morgan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-02

I hadn't owned a portable navigation system in at least 10 years but I'm so glad I got one again. Bought it on a road trip where I was getting bad cell reception. Totally saved me!! Most people don't realize that your Google Maps and Waze apps on your smartphone don't connect with a satellite, they connect with a cell tower. So if you're phone reception is weak or non-existent you're going to be without navigation. Not only that but even when you do have reception the location beacon for Google Maps is often WAY off. Dangerously so. With the Garmin you never have to worry about any of that. It's accurate and precise. Great for rural areas! And great for people who travel off the interstates on a road trip! With the turn by turn navigation the voice tells you much more helpful instructions than you get in Google Maps or Waze! For example. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left, and then continue straight. Or In 500ft turn left at the Capital One. The traffic system works great and updates instantly in real time. Love the way it shows slightly sluggish traffic even if there's no accident or construction and shows free flowing traffic. Also it's really nice that there are no extra car attachments needed like with Sirius-XM for example. It's just the cigarette lighter power charger, the touchscreen device, and that's it. WELL worth $140.

Not as good as expected!

By Barbara
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-07

Have gotten lost once already with this new GPS. Although the address entered was correct, the Garmin Drive 52 took me miles away from my destination - trying to go to a car dealer on a major road, I wound up at a rural high school instead - 15 minutes away . Also this GPS does not seem to hold a charge - battery keeps gong dead. Previously owned a Garmin Nuvi 2597 which worked perfectly for several years - until it suddenly died on the road for no reason.

Poor traffic reception

By Hlton
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-09

I was torn between 2 and 3 stars due to unreliable traffic signal reception. My wife's old TomTom VIA model quickly tunes into traffic in our fringe DC area. The Garmin 52 GPS traffic is barely hit or miss. Even closer to DC where coverage is presumably better reception was shaky. Garmin support offered zero help on this. My generous 3 stars reflects that the Drive 52 offers a reasonably intuitive and uncluttered interface. It's easy to plan a route with various stops and the routing can be optimized. On a road trip POIs can be searched along route the entire route. Unfortunately you must select a candidate POI to determine how close it is to the route. Estimated arrival time displayed on the screen's bottom right can be touched and changed to display time to destination, time to next stop, distance to destination, etc. Some calculated routes can be head scratching. I was offered a route through town's congested slow zone despite a faster highway. The Drive 52 is an okay basic navigation tool. Too bad traffic, a key feature is so iffy.

Easy to use but inferior traffic to OLD TomTom

By Hlton
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-08

I was torn between 2 and 3 stars. Device is easy to use. Route planning is better than old TomTom VIA. Some routing can be strange. I was routed through town slow zone when interstate was the obvious better choice. Traffic reception is poor AT Best compared to wife's old TomTom. Traffic without need for smart phone was reason for purchase.

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