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Garmin nuvi 500
5.4 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 2
2.0

stupidest routing

a home owner, Amazon
14 November 2011
  • Summary: Garmin has the worst routing algorithm I ever see. No matter how I change the settings (fastest time or shortest distance), it always take the longest route you can image. It over penalize left turn.
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Overall 2
2.0

Is NOT WAAS-enabled.

MN, Amazon
1 June 2010
  • Summary: This GPS works as well as any other Nuvi product for auto navigation. As a matter of fact, it works great for auto navigation in my experience. However, this unit is billed as a crossover GPS that is also suitable for marine, geocaching, hiking, and other outdoor use, and it falls well short in all...
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Overall 2
2.0

broken software

18rf4292, Ebay
9 May 2010
  • Summary: doesnt work . broken i havent been able to use it . Doesnt let me type in a dirction . I took it to Radioshack and best buy but the could'nt do anything , they said that its doesnt work property i want to see if they coulnd sent me a new one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible customer service

Kevin M. Mcnichols, Amazon
6 August 2009
  • Summary: I just got a nuvi 500 and I would never buy another Garmin product. Garmin doesn't include an owner's manual- you have to download one. To register the product you have to go to Garmin and download a plug-in to your browser. The downloaded manual sucks. They don't include an AC adapter.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor customer service

Anya, Amazon
24 November 2008
  • 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 2
2.0

Garmin Nuvi 500 France

Anonyme, Comment Ça Marche
14 November 2008