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Garmin-nuvi-500.941213
6.1 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 500

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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Ron Brunk "Ronb", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Overall 10
10

If you need one for motor-based outdoor adventures, grab this model.

robg998, Ebay
4 April 2014
  • Summary: Great for snowmobiling when combined with trail maps from gpstrailmasters.com. Made for outdoor ATV/motorcycle/snowmobile use. Used it for 400+ miles in northern ME on a snowmobiling trip, only one minor issue that it rebooted once while riding in a snow storm. Not sure if it was a vibration issue or wetness? Has worked flawlessly the rest of the season.
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Overall 8
8.0

I am totally satisfied with the product

cardiafelipe, Ebay
12 January 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

I bought this Nuvi 500 for my off road vehicle, Polaris Razor.

John B. Pedretti, Amazon
27 December 2012
  • Summary: I only use my new Nuvi 500 for off road. It is mounted on the dash with the supplied suction cup which holds fine. Pros: The screen is bright and clear and very easy to see, even in the sunlight. That it comes with TOPO maps at no extra charge was a $$ plus compared to other units. I am completely satisfied with this unit and do recommend it.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin Nuvi 500

Joseph, Amazon
10 December 2012
  • Summary: I will be using this on my snowmobile and in my truck both. I bought the the Ram Cradle and mount and the Garmin hardwire kit so I can mount this to my sled and wired it directly to the battery on the sled. The Nuvi comes with automotive mount so now I can transfer the Nuvi GPS unit only from my truck to my sled and back with great ease!
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Overall 10
10

Just the right unit for snowmobiling

preferredproperty, Ebay
2 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great product for the features it claims to support.

vugane, Ebay
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.
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Overall 10
10

Very Good

muspawn, Ebay
10 March 2012
  • Summary: A very good device, easy to use ... I highly recommend it. It does not take long to find the satellite.
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Overall 10
10

Great product, especially for the price!

ldygadyva, Ebay
5 September 2011
  • 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!
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Overall 10
10

Easy to use, smart machine...

bigjim81, Ebay
13 June 2011
  • 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.
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