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GARMIN 3.5" GPS Navigation

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  • Waterproof
  • Speed Limit Indicator
  • Multimode (drive, hike, bike or boat)

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Drive, hike, bike or boat. With the rugged, waterproof, multi-mode nüvi 500, you can do it all. Packed with detailed street and topographic maps, nüvi 500 is ready for adventure both on and off the beaten path. Like the 550, nüvi 500 switches modes to navigate your active lifestyle and provides spoken turn-by-turn directions to your destination.

  • newegg Take It Anywhere nüvi 500 features driving, walking, bicycling and boating modes which customize your nüvi specifically for your method of travel. This portable hybrid combines the advanced navigation features and large, color display found in automotive units with the durability of an outdoor handheld. Sleek and slim, you can slip nüvi 500 into your pocket or backpack. The user-replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets nüvi navigate you on roads or off.
  • newegg Turn-by-turn Directions nüvi 500 has an intuitive interface that greets you with 2 simple questions: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with City Navigator NT map data for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico (or 1 European region or country). It’s packed with millions of points of interest (POIs) and features digital elevation maps that show you shaded terrain contours at higher zoom levels. With nüvi 500, you can upload custom POIs and navigate to geo-tagged photos. If you're lost, use the Where Am I? emergency locator to view your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.
  • newegg Navigate Off-road nüvi 500 also includes preloaded U.S. topographic maps and accepts optional mapping for all of your outdoor adventures (see Maps tab for compatible maps). Conveniently plug in BlueChart g2 and Inland Lakes marine maps on a microSD card for a great day on the water. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. With its high-sensitivity GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, nüvi 500 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover, deep canyons and near tall building and trees.
  • newegg Expand Your GPS Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 500 includes many travel tools, including world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. Show off photos of your excursions with nüvi's picture viewer. Even download geocaches and instructions from straight to your nüvi. nüvi 500 comes preloaded with a free MAD Maps scenic road trip for Historic Route 66. Get turn-by-turn directions on motorcycle-friendly roads and insider tips for an unforgettable ride across America. It supports optional Garmin Traffic services. The 500 also features Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage, where you can download custom vehicles that show your location on the map.


Portable Navigation Device


High-sensitivity receiver
Warm Acquisition Times
1 sec
Cold Acquisition Times
38 sec
Voice Guidance
Audio Features
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Built-in Speaker
Traffic Alert


Pre-loaded Map
Maps Included
Preloaded U.S. topographic maps plus City Navigator NT data for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail)


Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route)

Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Trip Computer
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)


Support Memory Cards


Screen Size
Screen Format
Display Resolution
320 x 240
Display Features
QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight


PC InterFace Supported

Digital Player

Digital Player
Supported Formats


Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery
Battery Life
Up to 8 hours


Vehicle suction cup mount


Min Operating Temperature
Max Operating Temperature


GPS System Features
Waterproof (IPX7)

nuMaps Guarantee

Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection)

Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)

World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator

Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)

Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device)

Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device)

Dimensions & Weight

7.6 oz.

Package Contents

Whats in the Box
nuvi 500

U.S. version includes preloaded U.S. topographic maps plus City Navigator NT data for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail)

Lithium-ion battery

Vehicle suction cup mount

Vehicle power cable

Quick start manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Robert W.
  • 7/20/2010 11:38:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBattery is user-replaceable.

Pros: In 12-36 months when the battery dies you will be able to replace it. You can avoid throwing the entire unit into the garbage unlike many other GPS units when their non-user-replaceable batteries die.

Cons: None

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  • Patricia S.
  • 7/31/2009 12:13:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDoes have bluetooth

Pros: Works great. Have connected three different types of PDAs to it. Syncs my contacts and is much safer than trying to fumble for phone or even bluetooth handset. Love this convenience!

Cons: Keep the map in nighttime view mode all the time as day mode is too bright and hard to see. Only downside.

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  • Robert A.
  • 4/6/2009 7:39:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNO BlueTooth

Pros: Great Product. Does everything I need it to do. Screen plenty big for viewing. Great for use on my motorcycle and vehicle.

Cons: It DOES NOT have BLUETOOTH. I purchased it and read the new egg website which states Bluetooth: Yes. Well, the answer is actually NO. The Nuvi 550 also DOES NOT have Bluetooth.

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