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.
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.
Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
nüvi 500's intuitive interface greets you with two 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 one European region or country (click Versions tab to view
all). 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 points of interest (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
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.
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 Geocaching.com
straight to your unit. 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 FM traffic alerts or optional MSN®
Direct content. 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.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 18 October, 2009.