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Garmin nuvi 500
5.1 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

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 2
2.0

Awful

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

stupidest routing

a home owner, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • 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

Terrible customer service

Kevin M. Mcnichols, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • 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

Garmin Nuvi 500 Route 66 GPS

coony53, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Is NOT WAAS-enabled.

MN, Amazon
11 September 2008
  • 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

Garmin Nuvi 500 France

Anonyme, Comment Ça Marche
10 April 2010