33points

Garmin Nuvi 500

76points

Magellan SmartGPS

Garmin Nuvi 500
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Garmin Nuvi 500 vs Magellan SmartGPS

Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

Why is Garmin Nuvi 500 better than Magellan SmartGPS?

  • Has photo viewer
  • Weather sealed
  • 53mm narrower
    107mmvs160mm
  • 6mm shorter
    85mmvs91mm

Why is Magellan SmartGPS better than Garmin Nuvi 500?

  • Has day and night mode
  • Has lifetime maps
  • 42.86% bigger screen size
    5"vs3.5"
  • Has weather updates
  • Has route optimizer
  • 11mm thinner
    12mmvs23mm
  • 5x higher resolution
    800 x 480pxvs320 x 240px
  • 3g lighter
    212gvs215g

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General info

1.screen size

3.5"

5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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2.thickness

23mm

12mm

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3.resolution

320 x 240px

800 x 480px

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800 x 600px

4.weight

215g

212g

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113.4g

5.has an external memory slot
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

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.

6.width

107mm

160mm

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54mm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Navigation

1.Has day and night mode
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

The brightness of the display adapts to the level of light, for example at dusk it will dim as the amount of sunlight decreases.

2.Has route optimizer
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

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.

3.Has lifetime maps
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

Users are able to download the latest maps four times per year with no further fees or subscriptions.

4.Has lifetime traffic updates
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

The device includes a subscription to a lifetime of free traffic updates.

5.Has route avoidance
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

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.

6.Has a sensitive receiver
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

A sensitive receiver can deliver even more accurate estimations of your current position.

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Features

1.Has weather updates
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

You can access weather forecasts using the device.

2.Has photo viewer
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

You can upload your favorite photos to the device and always have them on hand while travelling.

3.Has a favorites menu
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

Save all your favorite destinations, such as certain towns or restaurants, so you have directions ready for your next visit.

4.has voice prompts
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

5.Has dedicated smartphone application
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

You can have routes prepared on your smartphone and sync it with your device before beginning your journey.

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6.has a search browser
Garmin Nuvi 500
Magellan SmartGPS

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.

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