Summary: This is a pretty good GPS, better than the last Garmin that was given to me as a gift a couple of years ago. The problems include freezing on route to my destination, making it necessary to restart the device, and this has happened several times since I've owned it over the last 2-3 months.
Great product for the features it claims to support.
6 April 2012
Summary: Nuvi 500 is a great "starter" GPS for folks who want to do more than go from A->B. I bought this for customizing "routes" for my motorcycle rides. Its also waterproof, which makes it a bit more rugged. if you need something for outdoor activities than just automobiles, this is a good start.
Not all I thought it would be... DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
ImaginePeace "Imagine Peace...", Amazon
10 March 2010
Summary: I did a lot of research when I decided I wanted to buy a "cross-over" type GPSr. I have an old Garmin eTrex, which works great for Geocaching, but wanted something that I could use on-road as well. The Garmin Nuvi 500 seemed like it would do the trick. 1.
Summary: while this will lead you back to a starting point on or off road the road directions are questionable. it was recently used on a trip to scout out possible home sites.some addresses were right on the money a couple were way off base 2 taking us miles off and past the spot we were looking for and on...
Summary: This is my third garmin GPS unit. Bought the Nuvi 500 as a crossover unit for the topographical maps. I had previously owned garmin Quests and REALLY liked them! The nuvis are a mixed bag. PROS/Improvements over the quest: 1) Excellent large touch screen.
Summary: This unit is fairly nice, but its more of an on-the-road GPS. It has a terrific 3D view and works well at guiding you down the road. It does lack any way of holding it when in the back country though, and has no screen lock for when you throw it in your backpack, so the touch screen goes nuts while...
Excerpt: Годится только для использования на скутере, что бы там не писали в рекламе. Оригинальный комплект крепления для скутера на мотоцикле не применим. От ветра он сгибается, а от вибраций просто ломается. так и потерял навигатор из-за перелома кронштейна...
Pros: Удобное и простое меню.
Cons: Неадекватная цена за увеличенную ёмкость аккумулятора, и влагозащищенность в сравнении например с Nuvi 205. Карта очень медленно поворачивается в городах. Поворот уже давно пройден, а карта на месте... Приходится по несколько раз "попадать" в нужный выезд например на кольце.