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5.7 out of 10

Harman Kardon GPS-500

With a bright 4“ widescreen LCD , the Harman Kardon Guide + Pla Read more

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Overall 7

Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500

2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Style and ease of use mark this basic portable navigation and multimedia device, but the Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500 doesn't offer the same smooth performance and efficiency of competing products.
  • Pros: The Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500 features a stylish design and wide screen. It offers text- and voice-guided directions as well as music and video playback.
  • Cons: The GPS-500 doesn't support text-to-speech functionality, and it takes the system a while to acquire a GPS fix. Directions weren't always efficient.
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Overall 7

Harman Kardon Guide+Play GPS-500

14 September 2007
  • Summary: There’s no disputing the GPS-500’s prowess at satellite navigation. My one worry here was the claimed battery life of up to five hours. I got three hours at most on my tests after a proper initial charge of the system. Easy to follow audio instructions and nice animated 2D (top down for example) and 3D maps with route indication give good and early warning of where you need to go next.
  • Pros: Ready to go out of the box, standalone design, screen, pre-installed Tele Atlas 2D and 3D maps, 2GB of internal memory
  • Cons: Claimed battery life optimistic, video playback “judder” and DROPped frames, not as svelte as it could be, frustrating menu system and address entry, screen easily marked, occasional system freezes
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harman/kardon guide + play GPS-500 Review

15 September 2007
  • Excerpt: harman/kardon will be known to hi-fi enthusiasts as they produce a range of audio and video products, however they have now released their guide +play GPS-500 Sat Nav device onto the market, which combines navigation and entertainment in one neat little package.
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Overall 6

Navi mit Multimedia-Funktionen: Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500

18 October 2007
  • Summary: Der Guide + Play ist zuallererst ein GPS-Navigationsgerät und erst in zweiter Linie ein Media-Player. Er ist einfach bedienbar und bietet hervorragende Routenplanungsfunktionen, wenn man von gelegentlichen Unterbrechungen einmal absieht. Dem entgegen steht jedoch die dürftige Medienwiedergabe, durch die der Guide + Play als portables Unterhaltungsgerät enttäuscht.
  • Pros: aktive Ortssuche während der Eingabe, relativ lange Akkulaufzeit, klare Navigationsanweisungen
  • Cons: schlechte Audio- und Videowiedergabe, wenig Multimedia-Funktionen, zeitweilige Unterbrechungen der Bild- und Tonwiedergabe
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