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Garmin nuvi 500

nüvi 500 features driving, walking, bicycling and boating modes Read more

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Garmin Nuvi 500

14 November 2008
  • Summary: The Garmin Nuvi 500 is a satisfactory multimode GPS, but serious boaters and outdoor enthusiasts should consider dedicated devices.
  • Pros: The Garmin Nuvi 500 is a multiuse GPS that can be used in the car, on foot, on a bike or a boat. It comes loaded with topographic maps and features a waterproof casing.
  • Cons: The Nuvi 500 lacks text-to-speech functionality. Satellite acquisition time was a bit slow. A USB cable is not included in the box, and marine maps are extra.
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Overall 6

Garmin nüvi 500

PC Magazine
13 October 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 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
18 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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Garmin nuvi 500

26 November 2008
Overall 6

Garmin nuvi 500

20 April 2009
  • 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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