Well designed, robust product with few limitations.
10 February 2013
Summary: I actually bought this item for the display screen since mine was broken,and a new screen was unavailable from the manufacturer, being a discontinued item. It works so well but with USA/Canada mapping, that I've decided to use it for a forthcoming trip to Canada instead. Result!
Summary: triyed to tell me i was hooking the power up rong win i have owend more than one and extreemly ruger told me good luck on geting my money back and it did not have a sir number i thank it was stolen
Summary: I just recently got this GPS and had a full 3 days to test it out. Overall, I would say it's a very good GPS unit but with some notable flaws. BACKGROUND I was using a Garmin C330 that I got 2 years ago until it decided to bite the dust on me. Spent some time on-line looking at this product along with the Garmin NUVI models and TomTom models. I decided on this one due to its widescreen format, mp3 and video capabilities, and price.
Summary: Accuracy within a few blocks. I am sad to say that I have had some terrible experiences where the unit failed to locate an address, completely failed to give proper directions to an address, and on another occasion completely flipped out (must have lost the GPS signal) and went crazy I had to pull off the highway and reboot the thing inorder to get my location correct (and that not counting another time it just flat out lead me down the wrong road).
Summary: I just got this Harman kardon GPS device and thought I'd write up some of my experiences. I bought it for my dad, and it was a bit of a gamble (I was hoping this one would be easy for him to use), but I've been using it myself for the past couple of days. Overall, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. There are two things that particularly stand out on this device. The first is the big screen.
Summary: I've been trying to use this GPS for 8 months but will be replacing it with something that actually works. The Harman Kardon GPS-500 should never have been released for sale. The software locks-up frequently, even pressing the hard-reset sometimes does not help. Loading movies onto the device is nigh on impossible. The maps are hopelessly out of date and can't be updated. The program logic for entering an address almost never finds the address you are trying to enter.