Summary: I am totally satisfied with the product, I used and had no problem seems so far. Arrived on time delivery in excelent conditions It's a great to your GPS signal reception and otimo well as the functionality of the map
Summary: Purchased it for use on a boat and motorcycle. It would be better to have wide screen and I am missing fish eye view and some other marine functions (as on GPSMAP) for boating. Maybe missing a bike handlebar mounting (also ccould be used on boats).
Summary: I mainly bought this for Geocaching. It gets me to within 30 feet of the cache sometimes it gets me right on top of it. However if you get near the trees it does tend to jump around. But when you upload all your local caches its fun to see them as your driving and you get that urge to just pull over and add another cache to your lists of finds!
Summary: Like: The unit works very well, it is quick and the zoom feature gives me an overall view of the planned route. The trackback feature is great. When off road it brings you back to the trail head without problems. Dislike: The instructions are not clear on many functions. I have older Garmin gps unit so I as able to figure some of them out. My wife has tried to use it to find specific addresses and just gives up.
Summary: I bought this Garmin GPS for use on a motorcycle. Considering the high cost of motorcycle-specific GPS units, this is a great alternative that does the job for minimal expense. It's waterproof rated and has the same familiar Garmin navigation interface. Plus, it came with the 2011 updated map information. The interface isn't specifically designed for motorcycle use but I only had a few times where gloves interfered. I have no complaints. An all around excellent value!
Summary: I purchased this GPS to update the one I already had and because it did geocaching. The unit has been pretty good. I can't get it to accept a map card for more finite maps, but I think I just need to keep researching this issue. I also had trouble deleting items via my computer. Contacted Garmin and then told me it was my computer and the GPS works great now. It is very clear and accurate - I just love it. The additional dash mount makes the unit superb.
Summary: I like nuvi 500 for the most part. I eats batteries. I mean they don't seem to last very long. It doesn't know some places I was looking for. I did have the latest update too. I had been wanting a GPS that I could use on the trail on the road and off road. I figure for what I paid it was worth it.