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Garmin-nuvi-500.941213
6.1 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 500

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If you need one for motor-based outdoor adventures, grab this model.

robg998, Ebay
4 April 2014
  • Summary: Great for snowmobiling when combined with trail maps from gpstrailmasters.com. Made for outdoor ATV/motorcycle/snowmobile use. Used it for 400+ miles in northern ME on a snowmobiling trip, only one minor issue that it rebooted once while riding in a snow storm. Not sure if it was a vibration issue or wetness? Has worked flawlessly the rest of the season.
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I bought this Nuvi 500 for my off road vehicle, Polaris Razor.

John B. Pedretti, Amazon
27 December 2012
  • Summary: I only use my new Nuvi 500 for off road. It is mounted on the dash with the supplied suction cup which holds fine. Pros: The screen is bright and clear and very easy to see, even in the sunlight. That it comes with TOPO maps at no extra charge was a $$ plus compared to other units. I am completely satisfied with this unit and do recommend it.
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Garmin Nuvi 500

Joseph, Amazon
10 December 2012
  • Summary: I will be using this on my snowmobile and in my truck both. I bought the the Ram Cradle and mount and the Garmin hardwire kit so I can mount this to my sled and wired it directly to the battery on the sled. The Nuvi comes with automotive mount so now I can transfer the Nuvi GPS unit only from my truck to my sled and back with great ease!
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Overall 10
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Just the right unit for snowmobiling

preferredproperty, Ebay
2 September 2012
  • Summary: My original Nuvi 500 needed repair. I decided to purchase a new one in lieu of repairing the old one. Repair cost, new battery and only a 30 day warranty didn't make sense. I can't wait to use it snowmobiling this winter.
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Overall 10
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Very Good

muspawn, Ebay
10 March 2012
  • Summary: A very good device, easy to use ... I highly recommend it. It does not take long to find the satellite.
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Overall 10
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Great product, especially for the price!

ldygadyva, Ebay
5 September 2011
  • Summary: This is a GREAT product! We use it both on the highway and on our side by side when we are mudding/off roading. It is a great value due that you buy one product and can use it anywhere! Highly recommended!
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Overall 10
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Easy to use, smart machine...

bigjim81, Ebay
13 June 2011
  • Summary: I'm still learning about the Nuvi 500. But, from what I've seen it's been very easy to operate. I bought it for my ATV. I saw a number of people liked it for use on their machines. I've only used it in my car and it's super easy to setup right out of the box. I've been a TOMTOM user for ten years. Never thought I'd try another. Looks like I'd lean toward using one in my boat now.
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Garmin Nuvi 500 - Perfect for Boat,Auto, Biking, and walking - A+

phil121212, Ebay
10 June 2011
  • Summary: Great GPS unit - quick response and inital activation pick up of GPS signal. Purchased the Garmin USA INLAND LAKES SD card - works great - now it is functional for land and sea and Auto, bike, and walking. Very good value - and about 25% of the price of a true BOAT GPS unit. Very pleased with the directions and performance.
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turned the car and immediately move on the navigator

severodvinetc, Ebay
1 June 2011
  • Summary: very easy to use. informative menu. is translated in several languages. easy to operate.sealed enclosure. control with one finger. average size of the screen.
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Overall 10
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Works on land, boat, Catrike and it's waterproof.

draykindustries, Ebay
22 April 2011
  • Summary: Purchased this product to use in the truck, on the boat and mount to my Catrike. Very easy to use and waterproof. No other product like it on the market. Many mounting options on land and on the water. Researched all the handhelds and the Nuvi500 exceeded all my expectations.
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