Portable GPS Units??
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:48 PM
Hiking, Biking, Driving, or Boating, the Garmin Nuvi 500 has the ability to help you navigate anywhere you want to go. Because it is a Nuvi, the 500 has a sleek design that is ultra portable. The Nuvi 500 is the first Garmin, waterproof, multi-mode GPS device. The Garmin 500 case is built to IPX-7 standards so it is submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Inside, there is a highly sensitive GPS receiver with HotFix technology for the very best satellite reception and tracking. The 3.5” display is a touch screen and it is bright and easy to see, even in direct sunlightThe Nuvi 500 is setup for multiple uses so it has different modes for your different activities. Already inside the unit is the Garmin Mapsource U.S. topographic maps plus City Navigator® NT data for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. In the Automotive mode the Nuvi 500 will guide you to a specific address or point of interest of your choosing right from its database and guide you there with verbal and on screen turn-by-turn directions. Just use the touch screen to enter the destination and you are on your way. If you miss a turn the Garmin Nuvi 500 will recalculate and get you right back on track. Switch the Nuvi 500 over to the Walking mode and you will see yourself on top of Garmin’s 1:100,000 scale topo maps and get details like elevation contours, hiking trails, ranger stations and many more outdoor related POI’s. Add the optional Garmin BlueChart G2 Vision or Inland Lakes Vision cards and the Marine mode will help you maneuver your way through the water. The Nuvi 500 will take you right to your favorite fishing spots.Going get this one instead.The Nuvi 500 is also loaded with other great features. With Garmin Connect Photos you can add images to your saved locations to easily identify them. The microSD card slot will allow the Garmin Nuvi 500 Crossover GPS to take the Garmin Travel and Saver Guides as well as load additional maps from other Garmin Mapsource titles such as International City Navigator, BlueChart, and Inland Lakes. The Nuvi 500
Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:24 PM
Good luck with it the screens on them aren't the best to look at in bright sun. Plus being they're touch screen makes holding them more difficult because every time you do something you touch the screen and they leave way points you have to go back in and erase. I could be all wrong but the reports I read of there newer touch screen non automobile models isn't good.
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