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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 4
4.0

Disappointing: A pain to use

Georg, Amazon
17 November 2011
  • Summary: Given the reputation of Garmin, I had very high expectations when I bought this device as my first satnav (ever). I've been using Google maps on a phone before (though I don't own a smartphone myself), and given that this is a dedicated navigation unit, I was expecting the user experience to be at...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

daov83, Yandex
24 May 2011
  • 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.
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