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Garmin-nuvi-500.941213
6.3 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 500

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

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Overall 4
4.0

Jeepers and other off road users beware. You can't load tracks to this unit.

David S. "Dave", Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: Got this as a birthday gift 'cause I've been lamenting the small screen on my 60CSx. For an "off road" unit this thing is only useful if you want to be able to track back along the way you came. For those of us who like to download/trade tracks and follow them to places we've never been it's useless. One of the great things about today's GPS tech is the ability to make/trade/download "breadcrumbs" or .gpx/.gdb files and explore places that are new to you.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nuvi 500 not for motorcycle use

Wolfgang, Amazon
22 May 2010
  • Summary: Background: Late in 2008 I decided to buy a GPS unit for a cross country tour with the motorcycle. Total miles 4800, determined with google maps Based on reviews and specs I decided to go for the nuvi 500. Features I required: Waterproof: Yes IPX7 Rugged: Yes Battery life: about 5-6 Hrs in real life, degraded over time to 3-4 Mac OSX Interface : Yes via Roadtrip, however Garmin hasn't updated Roadtrip since 03/24/09 Waypoints/Favorites: Yes up to 500 Routes: Up to 10...
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice, but not ready out of the box

TechieIam "Home health husband", Amazon
31 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought this unit for my wife, who is in home health and sees five or six patients a day. It works very well for this purpose: she enters where she has to go that day and the unit solves the "traveling salesman" problem and gives the shortest (least time ) route which can then be edited and changed. The navigation works very well. The unit can also be used for hiking, biking and boating, which is important to us.
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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 tell me to move again. I was disappointed with the unit. I was not happy with it for driving either. I had high hopes and they did not pan out.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Good ifor on road performance. Bad hiking performance."

Paddler 1, CNET
3 February 2009
  • Pros: The touch screen is easy and generally intuitive. Using it in the driving mode is quite good, if not perfect.
  • Cons: It is very poor for walking.
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

Prisjakt
13 October 2008
  • Summary: Använt den i tvår år Stendöd device utbytt en gång på garantin i fjol, nu krånglar laddningen på den nya Troligen kontaktglapp i sladdanslutningen Om bara den går att starta så gör det den ska, fint att kunna använda den i både båt och bil
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Prisjakt
13 October 2008
  • Summary: Bra för bilnavigering. Ok att ha med i skogen, men sämre en riktig handhållen terräng-GPS. Saknar t.ex. skärmlås och ögla för bärrem och går inte heller att använda med vanliga batterier. Plus för den ljusstarka skärmen som fungerar bra utomhus. Helt oanvändbar för navering på båt med nuvarande mjukvaruversion (3.40): Prickarna på sjökoret är inte placerade på rätt ställe. T.om.
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