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|With a bevy of features that will help the consumer not only get from one location to another, but also keep them entertained while on the road, the harman/kardon GPS receiver is a versatile and fully functional GPS device. The 4-inch screen makes it easier for the user to read street names and directions, but even more user-friendly is the famous voice navigation feature that provides directions along the way. This minimizes the danger of manually checking the GPS receiver itself for these directions, which can distract the driver. The harman/kardon GPS-500 is an automotive GPS receiver, meaning its built-in antenna is specially designed to retrieve GPS satellite signals while traveling at higher speeds. The harman/kardon GPS receiver also offers a special address book feature, which the user can edit and program into the mapping system on the receiver. Furthermore, the harman/kardon GPS receiver functions as a media player. It enables the user to store MP3 files and play them while on the road. The harman/kardon GPS-500 automotive GPS receiver provides the consumer with efficiency, safety, and entertainment in one package.|
|MPN||GPS-500, GPS50, GPS500|
|System Type||Fixed, Portable|
|User Interface||Touch Screen|
|Display Type||65k Colors LCD Display|
|Resolutions||480 x 272|
|Features||Address Book, MP3 Player|
|Audible Features||Voice Navigation Instructions|
|Trip calculator||Route Recalculation, Shortest distance, Shortest time|
|Included Software/Maps||Canada Maps, Europe Maps, USA Maps|
|Compatible PDA OS||Windows XP|
|Battery Type and Quantity||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery|
|Battery Life||4 Hours|
|PC Interface||Mini-USB, USB 2.0|
|Installed Memory||128 MB|
|Expansion Slot Type||SD (Secure Digital) Card Slot|
The Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500 features a stylish design and wide screen. It offers text- and voice-guided directions as well as music and video playback.
The GPS-500 doesn't support text-to-speech functionality, and it takes the system a while to acquire a GPS fix. Directions weren't always efficient.
Style and ease of use mark this basic portable navigation and multimedia device, but the Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500 doesn't offer the same smooth performance and efficiency of competing products.