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Garmin nuvi 500
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Garmin nuvi 500

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Garmin nuvi 500 review

GPS Tracklog
24 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The Garmin nuvi 500 represents Garmin’s foray into the “crossover” GPS market, aiming for a device that functions well whether used for driving, hiking, cycling or boating. This review will take a hard look at how well Garmin pulls that off, but first let’s get some basics out of the way.
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Garmin nuvi 500: Multi-Purpose GPS

Personal Electronics buzz
21 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The Garmin nuvi 500 is a multi-purpose GPS. The device's primary outstanding feature is its car abilities. However, the nuvi 500 has decent walking, hiking, biking and boating capabilities. The Garmin nuvi measure a mere 4.2-inch x 3.3-inch x 0.9-inch depth. It weighs only 7.9-ounces.
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Overall 6

Garmin nüvi 500

PC Magazine
31 July 2008
  • Conclusion: The Garmin nüvi 500 is good crossover choice for those who don't want or can't afford separate dedicated automotive and outdoor enthusiast GPS devices.
  • Pros: Rechargeable, user-replaceable battery. IPX7-rated waterproof. Integrated with geocaching.com, a Web site that tracks geocaches. Topographic maps are included.
  • Cons: Lacks text-to-speech conversion in automotive mode. Poor track log handling. Distance to destination didn't work in compass mode. No Bluetooth phone integration.
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Garmin nuvi 500

26 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The Garmin nüvi 500 ­features driving, walking, cycling and boating modes which customise your nüvi specifically for your method of travel. This portable hybrid combines the advanced ­navigation features and large, colour display found in ­automotive units with the durability of an outdoor...
  • Pros: The 500 is a multi-purpose device suitable for in-car and mobile use and features a waterproof casing.
  • Cons: It lacks text-to-speech functionality and there is not USB cable included.
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Overall 6

Garmin nuvi 500

18 August 2008
  • Summary: Garmin nuvi 500 — хороший комбинированный выбор для тех, кто не хочет или не может купить отдельные специализированные GPS-устройства для автомобильной навигации и пеших прогулок.
  • Pros: Перезаряжаемая, заменяемая пользователем батарея. Водонепроницаемость в соответствии со стандартом IPX7. Интеграция с Web-узлом geocaching.com, предназначенным для отслеживания геокэшей. Топографические карты в комплекте поставки.
  • Cons: Отсутствует преобразование из текста в речь в автомобильном режиме. Слабая функция запоминания маршрутов. В компасном режиме не отображается расстояние до места назначения. Нет интеграции с телефоном Bluetooth.
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