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Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
Top 67%82 points
Top 67%
Top 24%190 points
Top 24%
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
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Garmin Nuvi 500 vs Magellan SmartGPS: 36 facts in comparison

1. Has day and night mode

The brightness of the display adapts to the level of light, for example at dusk it will dim as the amount of sunlight decreases.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
24% have it

2. Has lifetime maps

Users are able to download the latest maps four times per year with no further fees or subscriptions.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
64% have it

3. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.5"
Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT-Digital: 7"
5"

4. Has weather updates

You can access weather forecasts using the device.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
8% have it

5. Has route optimizer

If the user has many destinations planned, for example a UPS driver, they can enter in all of the destinations and the GPS will calculate the most efficient route to take, saving time and reducing fuel costs.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
49% have it

6. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
77% have it

7. thickness

11mm thinner.
23mm
Becker Revo.2: 7mm
12mm

8. Has photo viewer

You can upload your favorite photos to the device and always have them on hand while travelling.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
32% have it

9. resolution

5x higher resolution.
320 x 240px
TomTom VIA 1605 M: 800 x 600px
800 x 480px

10. Has a favorites menu

Save all your favorite destinations, such as certain towns or restaurants, so you have directions ready for your next visit.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
57% have it

11. weight

3g lighter.
215g
Garmin Nuvi 3760T: 113.4g
212g

12. Has lifetime traffic updates

The device includes a subscription to a lifetime of free traffic updates.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
60% have it

13. Has route avoidance

The device can avoid certain routes depending on the user's preference. For example, if you wish to avoid expensive toll roads then the device can design an alternative route.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
76% have it

14. has voice prompts

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
91% have it

15. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
88% have it

16. Has multi route capabilities

This is the ability to have multiple “vias” per route.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
58% have it

17. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
10% have it

18. Has speed alerts

The device will alert you of upcoming speed cameras and warn you if you exceed the current speed limit.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
79% have it

19. Has lane guidance

This feature will tell the user what lane they should be in when preparing for upcoming turns or junctions.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
75% have it

20. width

53mm narrower.
107mm
Garmin eTrex 30x: 54mm
160mm

21. Has dedicated smartphone application

You can have routes prepared on your smartphone and sync it with your device before beginning your journey.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
11% have it

22. Has map editing capabilities

This means that users can add extra detail to their map or correct any wrong information.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
1% have it

23. battery life with GPS on

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
8h
Garmin eTrex 30x: 25h
0.5h

24. every pixel has three subpixels

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
93% have it

25. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
4% have it

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