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Bushnell Nav 500

Nov
27
2006

Bushnell has announced their entry into the portable auto GPS navigation market with the announcement of the Bushnell Nav 500. The Nav 500 offers many features found on other navigation devices in its class such as a 3.5 inch touch screen display, pre-installed maps of the USA and Canada, and an MP3 player.
Bushnell Nav 500

Additional features include a photo viewer, and a pedestrian mode to calculate walking routes. And of course this GPS includes the popular SiRFstarIII chipset which should make for very good GPS reception and quick acquisition times.

Expect to pay about $599 for this device when it hits stores later this month, November 2006.

4 Responses


  1. I recently tried the Bushnell Nav500. I have previously used a Mio for a day or 2 as well as a Tom Tom one. The unit started up okay, but was not initially not intuitive as I might like. I live in Canada, and I would not say the unit is Canada-friendly. When asking it to find a nearby gas station, it was picking stations 10-20 miles away as I drove through a town of 2000-3000 with 4-5 stations. I have not tried a difficult destination to route yet so I don’t have much to say regarding routing. It has frozen up a couple of times and needed to be rebooted (I have only used it ~8 times.)
    Not quite what I am after.

    T - March 24th, 2008
  2. Received as a gift. It seems kind of clueless. Base maps are 4-5 years old- does not recognize construction completed as long as 4 years back. Not clear as to how to conclude loading of addresses and info. e-mailed Bushnell- was told no updated software available. Sons Tom-Tom seems more up-to-date and user-friendly at half the price. I’d trade in a minute

    Joe - June 28th, 2008
  3. hard to use ,,and if you get off route it keeps retrying to put you back to it even if there is a shorter road…
    only use it for long trips ,,but no updates for it so it’s not always right

    Dennis - July 24th, 2011
  4. I just bought this model and wondering if I can take it in to be updated ? since its 4 years old

    Chris Watkins - August 29th, 2011



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