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Nokia 500 Auto Navigation

Nokia 500 Auto Navigation
alaScore 80

176 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Nokia 500 Auto Navigation. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the size and maps are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the memory. Opinions are divided on the route planning.

usability, price, performance, maps, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 176 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 500 Auto Navigation

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Nokia 500 Auto Navigation from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

usability, price, performance, durability, screen

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nokia 500 4.3-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (laptopmag.com)

Nokia 500 Auto Navigation

 

A cell phone maker tries its hand at GPS and delivers a dud.

Bluetooth for hands-free calling, Fast rerouting, Music, photo, and video features, Pronounces street names

Large size, Blandly colored maps, Weak FM transmitter, Outdated POI list

The FM transmitter was a big problem. It's weak and could play music over our car stereo only when the Nokia 500 was held directly against the radio. Even then, it was staticky. When the device was mounted to the windshield, we got no signal at all....

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Steve (allaboutsymbian.com)

Review: Nokia 500

 

Following on from Rafe's introductory look, on video, at the Nokia 500, the cheapest Symbian smartphone of the modern era, I look in more detail and its form, function and performance. It's worlds away from flagships like the N8, but does it still have...

The tech media has dismissed Symbian smartphones (utterly wrongly) for three years as 'no better than feature phones', and in the Nokia 500 they might have a point. However, I'd argue that it sits squarely at the intersection between the two markets...

Feb, 2012
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Consumer review by: ~MK (rakuten.com)

Overall not good..!

 

I had Nokia GPS for more than 2 years, which I came across two issues. First it never says where the destination (right / left) and it is a puzzle most of the times! Secondly I could not find online updates for new maps!

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark (rakuten.com)

A not bad product you can buy it..

 

I have been using Nokia 500 from past 1 year and I did not find any problem with it. 1. The overall value of this product is good only problem I see is its size and the mounting.2. The performance of this product is not bad and the problem is it does...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

I now love this thing

 

I now love this thing, but now I'm no longer running the Smart2Go nav software that came with it. There is a web site http://nokia500.wetpaint.com that has a ton of info on how to unlock this device and load other nav programs. This is a WindowsCE...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Satya (rakuten.com)

Great product for the Price

 

I'm now using this product for last 3 months and I'm very happy with this product. This product works as advertized. MP3 player, video player and FM transmitter works great. Bluetooth enables handsfree which is really excellent feature. It also allows...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: T. Ho (rakuten.com)

Complicated to use and very very limited POIs

 

This GPS is not easy to use. Bluetooth phone call quality is poor and the bad thing is that it has very limited points of interest. It should not cost more than $50 in my opinion. Nokia should have an update POI to suplement the deficiency in POIs.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Cgn (rakuten.com)

Very useful

 

Versatile and very useful. Not only I can get directions but also I can listen music while I am driving. Sometimes it wants to take other routes that are not the best ones, so I recommend you to look at google maps or ask somebody just to be sure.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: dooleyd (shopping.com)

MAP Upgrades???

 

I have had the N500 since October 08 and have not been able to get any assistance from Nokia regarding the product.  The maps for the UAE that came with it are so out of date they are almost useless.  Nokia cannot tell me how to update them.  The unit...

Bluetooth works

MapsNo support

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Excellent GPS

 

I had a smaller Tom Tom before purchasing this and it worked fine but this unit is easier to read and the alternate route function has proven to be very helpful. The bluetooth handsfree works well. The music and video interface is not great but the...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

The super-efficient Nokia 500 Auto Navigation allows you to get to your destination quickly and easily, see who is calling, and make quality handsfree calls. The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation is Nokia's first handsfree dedicated personal navigation device for convenient in-car navigation and communication. In addition to integrated GPS and competitive in-car navigation features, the device also acts as a complete Bluetooth handsfree system for your compatible mobile phone. Its wide (4.3 inch) color screen makes it easy to search through your contacts and make and receive calls, and the handsfree speaker system with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides excellent audio quality. Navigating couldn't be easier - equipped with high-sensitivity GPS and Nokia maps navigation software, the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation gives clear spoken and visual directions (turn-by-turn, including street and city names). For longer journeys, keep yourself and your passengers amused with the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation's advanced entertainment features. Listen to music from the integrated music player or for those down-times on the road, view photographs or watch videos, making any road trip a fun trip!

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:3.4in
Width:4.8in

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
GPS Functions / Services:Distance / Speed
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:500 Auto Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia
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