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Garmin nuvi 500
4.9 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 500

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

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nuvi 500

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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Ron Brunk "Ronb", Amazon
6 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Perfect for our family

hteemgo, Amazon
14 November 2010
  • Summary: We purchased this product as a all-in-one type unit. We needed a turn by turn navigation, a waterway navigation, and a geocaching gps. This unit does all three and works great. Convienent to change from driving, to bicycling, to walking.
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Overall 10
10

Better than Ice Cream

Scotty "Child of God", Amazon
22 August 2010
  • Summary: If I like it better than Ice Cream then it has to be good. I really do like it and think it was a good buy but I am not sure it is as good in the mountains as I had hoped for. At least it knows where I am, even if I do not. One thing for sure is I will never be completely lost.
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Overall 8
8.0

It does the job

J. Louis, Amazon
18 August 2010
  • Summary: It's small and compact which makes it great for hiking, however seems overpriced for it's size and minimal features. I guess your paying for the waterproof feature and topo maps. Unfortunately, the topo maps that come with this unit are poor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great For Off Road

Gayle H. Disch, Amazon
21 April 2010
  • Summary: A must for every off roader - don't be concerned about getting lost ever again. There doesn't appear to be the smallest trail out there that this GPS topo can't find. It is taking some extra effort in learning the ins and outs, not as easy as I had thought but slowly it is making sense.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not all I thought it would be... DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!

ImaginePeace "Imagine Peace...", Amazon
10 March 2010
  • Summary: I did a lot of research when I decided I wanted to buy a "cross-over" type GPSr. I have an old Garmin eTrex, which works great for Geocaching, but wanted something that I could use on-road as well. The Garmin Nuvi 500 seemed like it would do the trick. 1.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor customer service

Anya, Amazon
8 September 2009
  • Summary: I based my one star rating on extremely poor customer service and the fact that the Nuvi 500 is NOT updated for 2008-2009. When I called to ask for the update I was told due to the topo and other map features on the Nuvi 500 there is no update yet.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Crossover GPS Device with Pretty Good Performance

T. Chan, Amazon
9 August 2009
  • Summary: PROS: 1) A crossover type GPS device works for driving, hiking, boating etc. After updating its latest software, you will have an additional usage mode: Scootering. 2) It has longer battery life comparing with other nuvi models.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nuvi 500 for driving and geocaching

Pamela "Pam", Amazon
3 August 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this item hoping that I would have the best of both worlds. Not so. It is on it's way back to Amazon. When I used it for geocaching, it would tell me to walk 25 feet to the left, I would get there and it would then say move 40 ft in another direction and then I would do that and it would...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not what I expected

East River Church "pastort", Amazon
20 May 2009
  • Summary: Good GPS but not what I expected. Screen is small and moving to different sections of the map is difficult. As I said good but I expected more.
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