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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.