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Garmin nuvi 500
4.9 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 8
8.0

It does the job

J. Louis, Amazon
18 August 2010
  • Summary: It's small and compact which makes it great for hiking, however seems overpriced for it's size and minimal features. I guess your paying for the waterproof feature and topo maps. Unfortunately, the topo maps that come with this unit are poor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great For Off Road

Gayle H. Disch, Amazon
21 April 2010
  • Summary: A must for every off roader - don't be concerned about getting lost ever again. There doesn't appear to be the smallest trail out there that this GPS topo can't find. It is taking some extra effort in learning the ins and outs, not as easy as I had thought but slowly it is making sense.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Crossover GPS Device with Pretty Good Performance

T. Chan, Amazon
9 August 2009
  • Summary: PROS: 1) A crossover type GPS device works for driving, hiking, boating etc. After updating its latest software, you will have an additional usage mode: Scootering. 2) It has longer battery life comparing with other nuvi models.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product for the dollar

Kendell Robinson, Amazon
6 April 2009
  • Summary: This nuvi is a great deal and if it had a wider screen it would get a 5 stars from me. I like the fact that it goes right into navigating once it's turned on and that it's waterproof.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best on the road all around

Jonathan, Amazon
26 January 2009
  • Summary: I exchanged my nuvi 750 for this one so I could do some geocaching but still do all of the car navigating. It does the car navigation perfect. I have done half a dozen geocaches so far it has done we well. I usually get within 30 feet of the cache...
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Overall 8
8.0

An Excellent Multi-Functional GPS

Timothy B. Riley, Amazon
5 November 2008
  • Summary: Let me start by saying that I currently own and use several different GPS units: Garmins Nuvi 750, Colorado 400t, Rino 130 (a pair), Magellan 1470 and a Dash Express (I've also owned Garmins 2720, 2820, Nuvi 350, and a 60CSx in the recent past).
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Overall 8
8.0

works great

RABIDJAWA, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • Summary: works great, only complaint is that the hiking feature doesn't work when moving slow (hiking hard trails) & I can't find any hiking trail maps to download for it
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Overall 8
8.0

Cool Garmin!

Barb Tompkins, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • Summary: I would've given it 5 stars if it only had a way to carry it with a lanyard. There is no place to attach any strap. Besides that, it does a great job thru traffic and geocaching!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice for City Geocaching

Ricardo Diaz, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great bang for the buck after a few tweaks.

Kevin jakey, Amazon
22 September 2008
  • Summary: I bought the nuvi 500 through drivengps.com. It was refurbished but I couldn't tell by looking at it. Not many options to change as with other Garmin products I have, but I guess that's by design.
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