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.
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: Платить за брызгозащищенность в четыре раза больше - сомнительная идея.
Cons: Закрытая архитектура - левые карты устанавливать ну очень непросто. Сдох после полутора лет не очень активного использования. Загружается, карты показывает, но спутники не ловит. В родном сервисном центре в Екб ничего сделать не смогли.