Summary: Where do I start? How about touch screen problems? Press a letter and get a response from the other side of the screen. Spelling? Can't remember EXACTLY how to spell "Teriyaki" while looking for lunch? You won't find a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl if you can't.
Summary: i ride motorcycle. the only problem i had with this unit was that when i connected it to my motorcycle's DC power, after 30 minutes or so, it would cycle on and off many times making it useless. So, i would remove the power cable and use the internal battery.
Summary: This is a pretty good GPS, better than the last Garmin that was given to me as a gift a couple of years ago. The problems include freezing on route to my destination, making it necessary to restart the device, and this has happened several times since I've owned it over the last 2-3 months.
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.
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.
Summary: Bought this unit mainly for the boat, (Using with Garmin lake map chip) but also wanted to be able to use for trail riding. I like that the chip is compatible with my Garmin Oregon. When I have it in the front of my boat by the trolling motor, I'm running off of the battery.
Summary: When I read the spec sheet on this Garmin, it said that this GPS would guide me down Route 66. All it did was get me to Route 66 in Chicago. When I left Chicago I selected the 1st leg of the trip and all this GPS did for the entire 20 days that I was riding Route 66 was try to point me back out to...