Summary: I am totally satisfied with the product, I used and had no problem seems so far. Arrived on time delivery in excelent conditions It's a great to your GPS signal reception and otimo well as the functionality of the map
Summary: My original Nuvi 500 needed repair. I decided to purchase a new one in lieu of repairing the old one. Repair cost, new battery and only a 30 day warranty didn't make sense. I can't wait to use it snowmobiling this winter.
Great product for the features it claims to support.
6 April 2012
Summary: Nuvi 500 is a great "starter" GPS for folks who want to do more than go from A->B. I bought this for customizing "routes" for my motorcycle rides. Its also waterproof, which makes it a bit more rugged. if you need something for outdoor activities than just automobiles, this is a good start. if you've got $$, then you go could ideally buy a Garmin Zumo or the etrex/legend etc.
Summary: This is a GREAT product! We use it both on the highway and on our side by side when we are mudding/off roading. It is a great value due that you buy one product and can use it anywhere! Highly recommended!
Summary: I'm still learning about the Nuvi 500. But, from what I've seen it's been very easy to operate. I bought it for my ATV. I saw a number of people liked it for use on their machines. I've only used it in my car and it's super easy to setup right out of the box. I've been a TOMTOM user for ten years. Never thought I'd try another. Looks like I'd lean toward using one in my boat now.
Garmin Nuvi 500 - Perfect for Boat,Auto, Biking, and walking - A+
10 June 2011
Summary: Great GPS unit - quick response and inital activation pick up of GPS signal. Purchased the Garmin USA INLAND LAKES SD card - works great - now it is functional for land and sea and Auto, bike, and walking. Very good value - and about 25% of the price of a true BOAT GPS unit. Very pleased with the directions and performance.
Summary: Purchased it for use on a boat and motorcycle. It would be better to have wide screen and I am missing fish eye view and some other marine functions (as on GPSMAP) for boating. Maybe missing a bike handlebar mounting (also ccould be used on boats).