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Multi-function device: Full featured navigation system, Android based mobile phone, PDA and digital camera in one. GPS receiver with fast auto-routing, voice guidance including announcement of street names, color display with touchscreen, worldwide base map, pre-loaded detailed maps of all of Europe. Mobile phone, SMS/MMS, Google and Email services plus Web browser. Contacts and calendar. Supports Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth and USB interface. Well suited as navigation system in vehicles but may also be used as hand held device.

The GARMIN nüvifone A50 provides fast automatic route calculation - including multiple intermediate destinations if required - plus visual and voice guidance. and is equipped with a speech computer to announce the names of the roads. It is easy to use, has a large, easy to read color display with touch screen, an extremely sensitive antenna and an integrated worldwide base map. It is very well suited as a navigation system in cars, but you may also use it as a hand held device.
The nüvifone A50 has 3.06 GB built-in memory to store detailed maps with even more information, such as local roads, hotels, restaurants, public buildings and points of interest. This model comes with pre-loaded maps of all of Europe which occupy approximately 2.47 GB of memory including various language files. The remaining 607 MB memory is available to store additional detailed maps, MP3 and waypoint files or pictures.
The nüvifone A50 is also a high class mobile phone based on the Android operating system which supports all current technologies such as GSM, GPRS, Edge, UMTS and HSDPA. It provides SMS/MMS and email functionality, supports various Google services such as Google Search, Gmail or Google Maps, includes a web browser and . It also supports communication via Wi-Fi (also known as WLAN) and BlueTooth.
In addition, the nüvifone A50 is also a Personal Assistant with contacts and calendar and supports synchronization with Outlook. A 3 megapixel built-in digital camera and a MP3 player complete this device. There is a slot for an optional µSD memory module to store additional maps or other data and an USB connector to exchange data with a computer. The device is powered by a rechargeable battery. The package includes a USB connection cable, a charger unit, headset with microphone, a car mounting kit and a car power cord. The nüvifone A50 provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples).


Contents: Features - Navigation - Overview - Main Pages - Price - Options - Maps - Downloads - Order


Features:

GARMIN nuvifone A50 in landscape mode        GARMIN nuvifone A50 in portrait mode
The nüvifone A50 adapts the display to the current orientation.
Simply rotate the device to change from landscape to portrait mode and vice-a-versa.
  • Integrated 12 channel receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna.
  • User interface in 8 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanisch and Turkish.
  • Voice prompting in 5 languages: British English, French, German, Italian and Turkish.
  • Integrated worldwide base map with countries of all continents including major cities and major highways.
  • 3.06 GB built-in memory to store detailed maps with even more information, such as local roads, hotels, restaurants, public buildings and points of interest. This model comes with pre-loaded maps of all of Europe which occupy approximately 2.47 GB of memory including various language files. The remaining 607 MB memory is available to store additional detailed maps, waypoint files, music and pictures.
  • Slot for µSD memory card, supports SDHC memory cards (µSD memory cards available as options).
  • Routing speed: 12.25 (see GPS Routing Speed for details).
  • The travel kit provides the following features:
    • Calculator
    • World clock, alarms, world map showing day and night, stop watch with split time
    • Currency and measurement converter
    • MP3 player
    • Picture viewer, displays pictures and provides various options, such as zooming, rotation etc.
    • Supports Apps from the Android Market
  • Suited as a hand held device or to be used in any kind of vehicles. Comes with power cable and mounting kit with suction cup for quick mounting and dismounting to easily remove the GPS receiver (seamless switching between cars, theft protection etc.), does not require any installation.
  • Large, illuminated, easy to read LCD display with automatic backlight adjustment. Dimension: 75x50 mm (2.95x1.97 inches), resolution: 480x320 pixels, 65536 colors
  • Easy to operate via touchscreen.
  • Manual or automatic switching of the display between daytime and nighttime, based on time and the current position (changes the colors of the display between sunset and sunrise for more comfortable viewing) Daytime: bright background, nighttime: dark background.
  • Mobile phone with SMS/MMS and email functionality. Support for 2G- (GSM/GPRS/Edge 850/900/1800/1900) and 3G-networks (UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100).
  • Wireless communication via Wi-Fi (also known as WLAN 802.11b+g) and BlueTooth.
  • Integrated 3 megapixel digital camera. Video recording (MPEG4 & H.263) and play-back (MPEG4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV)
  • Free software download to synchronize contacts and appointments (calendar) with Outlook.
  • Device is not waterproof.
  • Powered by built-in replaceable, rechargeable battery (lasts up to 4 h when using the phone or 250 h standby) or by an external 12/24 V power source, e.g. from a car's cigarette lighter (power cord included). Additional batteries available as an option.
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 1 second after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 38 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available).
  • Data exchange with PC via USB V2 connector (connection cable included).
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 40°C (5 .. 104°F)
  • Dimensions: 62x116x13 mm (4.57x2.45x0.5 inches)
  • Weight: 150 g (5.3 ounces)

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

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Information for navigation:

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Overview of the GARMIN nüvifone A50:

Overview GARMIN nuvifone A50
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Main pages of the GARMIN nüvifone A50:

Note: The nüvifone A50 adapts the display to the current orientation of the device: It may show every page either in landscape or portrait format; however, some pages are shown in landscape format only if the device is attached to the car mounting kit. The pictures below show the main menu in in both formats. All further screen shots will be shown in only one format, but they are always available in both formats. You may customize the appearance of the screen to meet your personal needs. The pictures below are just examples, the actual display may differ depending on your settings.

The two images below show the screen in its true resolution (480x320 pixel). However, the size of the pictures depend on the characteristics of your display and may differ from the actual dimensions (75x50 mm). The screen shots below have been reduced in size in order to improve the appearance of this document.

Main menu in Android mode in landscape format Main menu in Android
mode in portrait format
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Main menu in Android mode in landscape format GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Main menu in Android mode in portrait format
  • Status bar with mode rsp. appointment reminder, GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage phone calls
  • Shortcuts for email, short text and image messages, web browser and Android market
  • To navigation mode (blue arrow)
  • Extras (gray tab)
  • Phone functions (green phone icon)

 

The Nüvifone A50 supports two different user interfaces: GARMIN and Android. The image below on the left shows the A50 in GARMIN mode, all other images show it in Android mode. The user interface in GARMIN mode is very similar to the user interface of its predecessor Nüvifone G60, see here.

Main Menu in
GARMIN mode
Main Menu in
Android mode
Extras in Android mode (1 of 2) Extras in Android mode (1 of 2)
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Main menu in GARMIN mode GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Main Menu in Android mode GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Extras in Android mode 1 of 2 GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Extras in Android mode 2 of 2
  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage phone calls and dial numbers
  • Search for locations
  • Display map
  • Manage contacts
  • Manage short text and image messages
  • Web browser (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • Email (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • Manage widgets
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage phone calls and dial numbers
  • Email (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • Manage short text and image messages
  • Web browser (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • Access to Android Market (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network plus an email account at Google)
  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Web browser
  • Calculator with basic operations
  • Calendar with appointments
  • Camera
  • Clock with alarm and stop watch
  • Manage contacts
  • Unit converter
  • Display documents
  • Email
  • Flight status
  • Picture gallery
  • Show map
  • Voice Studio to record your own navigation directions
  • Gmail
  • Help
  • Latitude
  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • MySpace
  • Subscription settings
  • To navigation
  • Manage phone calls and dial numbers
  • Find local attractions
  • Manage routes
  • Settings
  • Talk
  • Traffic information
  • Twitter
  • Weather forecast
  • Information about current location
  • Find destination
  • Manage widgets
  • YouTube
Settings (1 of 4) Settings (2 of 4) Settings (3 of 4) Settings (4 of 4)
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Settings 1 of 4 GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Settings 2 of 4 GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Settings 3 of 4 GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Settings 4 of 4
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage wireless connections
  • Manage audio and display settings
  • Manage phone settings
  • Manage main menu
  • Manage navigation settings
  • Manage email settings
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage contact settings
  • Manage calendar settings
  • Manage short text and image messaging settings
  • Manage browser settings
  • Manage quick search
  • Manage applications
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage account and synchronization settings
  • Manage security and location settings
  • Manage language and keyboard settings
  • Manage date and time settings
  • Manage units
  • Manage text-to-speech settings
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage date and time settings
  • Manage units
  • Manage text-to-speech settings
  • Manage privacy settings
  • Manage storage settings
  • Manage accessibility settings
  • Information about the device including firmware version
Satellites Current Position
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Satellites GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Current Position
  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Position of the satellites in the sky
  • Current elevation above sea level
  • Coordinates of the current location
  • Strength of the satellites signals
  • Accuracy of position indication
  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Coordinates of the current location and elevation above sea level
  • Nearest address
  • Nearest intersection
  • More information
Where To? (1 of 3) Where To? (2 of 3) Where To? (3 of 3)  
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Where To? 1 of 3 GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Where To? 2 of 3 GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Where To? 3 of 3  
  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Free text search in all categories
  • Navigate to a contact
  • Search for final destination or intermediate stop
  • Show map
  • Manage phone calls and dial numbers
  • Stop navigation (only shown if there is an active route)
  • Find detour (only shown if there is an active route)
  • To main menu
  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Search for "Points of Interest" (banks, hotels, restaurants, attractions, gas stations etc.)
  • Navigate back home (an address set by the user)
  • Search for an address
  • Search for places in the area using Google (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • Search for favorites (user defined waypoints)
  • List of recently found locations
  • More search options

You may use addresses, points of interest, waypoints a.s.o. either as final destination of your trip or as intermediate stop.

  • Status bar with GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Entry field for search and start search
  • Results of the local search via Google with distance and heading from the current position (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • To previous results
  • To next results
 
Map (Day Mode) Map (Night Mode)
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Map in Day Mode GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Map in Night Mode
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Direction
  • 3D map in day mode with current location (blue car), planned route (violet) and next turn (white arrow)
  • Change scale
  • Data fields (select value to be shown from list)
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Direction
  • 3D map in night mode with current location (blue car), planned route (violet) and next turn (white arrow)
  • Change scale
  • Data fields (select value to be shown from list)
Route Directions
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Route GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Directions
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Map with planned route (violet line), current position (blue car), start (green flag), via points (orange flags) and final destination (black and white flag). You may switch the map to 3D view, rotate the map and change the scale.
  • Distance from start to final destination (length of the planned route)
  • Estimated travel time for the whole route
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Direction with type of turn, distance to turn and name of the road on which you will turn to
  • Display planned route on map (not shown on this image)
  • To previous directions
  • To next directions
Autozoom Lane Assistant
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Autozoom GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Lane Assistant
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Highly enlarged part of the map with detailed view of next turn (will be displayed automatically when approaching a turn)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Direction regarding this turn
  • Estimated time until you approach this turn
  • Distance to this turn
  • To previous turn
  • To next turn
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Detailed view of the lanes at the next turn
  • The arrow indicates which lane to take
Map Data Field Travelled Path (Track)
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Map Data Field GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Travelled Path (Track)
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Estimated arrival time at final destination
  • Distance to final destination
  • Estimated travel time to final destination
  • Current heading
  • Elevation above sea level (not shown on this image)
  • Current time (not shown on this image)
  • More data fields

Der hier ausgewählte Wert wird im Datenfeld der Karte angezeigt.

  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Map with travelled path (track, blue line). You may set the device to show or hide the track on the map. You may switch the map to 3D view, rotate the map and change the scale.
Trip Computer (1 of 2) Trip Computer (2 of 2)
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Trip Computer 1 of 2 GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Trip Computer 2 of 2
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Current heading
  • Travelled distance (odometer)
  • Current speed
  • Distance to destination
  • Time to next turn
  • Distance to next turn
  • To next data fields
  • Status bar with mode (automotive or pedestrian), GPS status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Current heading
  • Maximum speed
  • Time without moving (stopped time)
  • Average speed (without stopped time)
  • Time moving
  • Overall average speed (including stopped time)
  • Total time (time moving plus stopped time)
  • To previous data fields
Contacts Contact Calender Appointments
GARMIN nuvifone GA5 - Contacts GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Contact GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Calendar GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Appointments
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Manage calls
  • Dial number
  • List of contacts
  • Numbers often used
  • List of contacts
  • Add contact
  • To previous contacts
  • To next contacts
  • Search contacts
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Name and picture
  • Edit this contact
  • Details about this contact
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Calendar in monthly view with appointments
  • Add appointment
  • Go to today
  • Show list of appointments
  • Show daily view
  • Show monthly view
  • Status bar with appointment reminder, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Calendar in daily view with appointments
  • Add appointment
  • Go to today
  • Show list of appointments
  • Show daily view
  • Show monthly view
Email - Inbox Text Messages
Overview
Text Message
Conversation
Web Browser
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Email - Inbox GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Text Messages - Overview GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Text Message Conversation GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Web Browser
  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Inbox with number of new messages
  • Compose new email message
  • Email messages with sender, subject, date and time
  • Check for new messages
  • To previous messages
  • To next messages
  • Delete messages

You need a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network to send and receive emails.

  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Compose new text or image message
  • Text messages with sender, date and time plus text

You need a connection over the mobile phone network to send and receive text messages.

  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Sender / Receiver
  • Text messages from and to the same phone number are shown as conversations
  • Create and send another message to the person you are having this conversation with

You need a data connection over the mobile phone network to send and receive text messages.

Text messages may include location information. Locations may be shown on the map if supported by the device such as the nüvifone A50.

  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Web page, use the touch screen to pan the page, touch the screen to follow links, use dual touch (two finger guesture) to zoom in or out
  • To previous page
  • To next page
  • Add current page to favorites
  • Manage favorites
  • Open a new browser window

You need a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network to send and receive emails.

Android Market MP3 Player Clock WLAN
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Android Market GARMIN nuvifone A50 - MP3 Player GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Clock GARMIN nuvifone A50 - WLAN settings
  • Status bar with WLAN signal strength, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Search for apps in the Android Market (requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • List of apps
  • Status bar with MP3 player status, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • To previous title
  • Pause / Play
  • To next title
  • Current artist, current title and current record
  • Elapsed time and total time of current title
  • Turn random play on or off
  • Turn repeat on or off
  • List view
  • Cover view
  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Time and date
  • Manage alarms
  • Stop watch with split time
  • Globus with day and night zone
  • Time of day and date at current position and at different places. Touch the name of the city to look up different locations.
  • Add city to list of locations
  • To previous locations
  • To next locations
  • Remove cities from the list
  • Status bar with WLAN signal strength, mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Turn WLAN on or off
  • Turn notifications about new WLAN networks on or off
  • Search for WLAN networks
  • Add WLAN network to the list of known networks
  • List of WLAN networks with name, status, encryption and signal strength
Weather Calculator Converter Text Entry
GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Weather GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Calculator GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Converter GARMIN nuvifone A50 - Text Entry
  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Weather conditions at current or selected location
  • Weather forecast for the next 6 days at current or selected location

Requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network.

  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Display calculation / result
  • Keyboard
  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Type of convertion: Distance, area, volume, speed, weight, temperature or currency (get actual exchange rate on-line, requires a data connection either over WLAN or the mobile phone network)
  • Units
  • Values
  • Status bar with mobile phone network type and signal strength, status of the battery and current time
  • Entry field
  • Suggestions
  • Keyboard
  • Hide keyboard
  • Select language
  • Special characters
  • Done: End text entry
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Price:

This model has been discontinued; however, you can still order options for the nüvifone A50.

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Options:

Headset with microphone(one such headset comes with the nüvifone A50) Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 | EUR 19 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit with suction cup including adhesive disk to be fixed on the dashboard
(Does not include mounting bracket)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 18 | EUR 16 [Picture and details]
Adjustable mounting kit with suction cup including adhesive disk to be fixed on the dashboard (does not include mounting bracket) Add item to shopping basket CHF 21 | EUR 18 [Picture and details]
Portable friction mount (new design; does not include unit mount) Add item to shopping basket CHF 45 | EUR 39 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter
(one such power cord comes with the nüvifone A50)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 | EUR 25 [Picture and details]
Power supply without USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 | EUR 19 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange with PC and power supply
(one such USB cable comes with the nüvifone A50)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 | EUR 13 [Picture and details]
4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 9 | EUR 8 [Picture and details]
8.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 | EUR 14 [Picture and details]
16.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 19 | EUR 17 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN nüvifone A50 in detail.

MapSource, various µSD memory cards, DVDs and CDroms with topographic and street maps (products on DVD or CDrom require a computer and a cable for data exchange).

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Downloads:

Quick start manuals, owner's manuals and firmware upgrade for GARMIN nüvifone A50:

Quick start manuals:


Owner's manuals:


Firmware Upgrade:
  • There are currently no firmware upgrades available
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