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GPS 500 Performance is very poor. I didn't know how poor 'til I got one (another brand) that worked. Are there any downloads/upgrades available and woth doing?

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  • navi gator Dec 27, 2007

    Cobra GPS 500 performance is very poor.
    I didn't know how poor 'til I got one (another brand) that worked.

    Are there any downloads/upgrades available and worth doing?

  • GuitsBoy Mar 18, 2008

    Same thing. Itll time out 3 or 4 times before it finally aquires sats. Cold startup time is 15 minutes as opposed to the claimed 35 seconds, and you have to be watching it so that you can keep clicking 'continue searching'.

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    toddduffy Mar 02, 2013

    Had a bad experience with the 500 went into the bush and lost signal; my unit is in areas 63-A somewhere wherever it landed .

  • toddduffy
    toddduffy Mar 02, 2013

    my GPS is now in area 63

  • toddduffy
    toddduffy Mar 02, 2013

    yes i to owned a gps500 untill while hunting i lost its signal and spent 3 and a half hours trying to get my way to the bush it has permanent residence in 63A where I threw it



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Same here. Unit was completely unusable. Returned to retailer and got a cheap Garmin etrex instead.

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