Garmin GPS Questions

As my old GPs had finally died, I am looking for a mulitpurpose GPS for turn by turn, off road and boating. The Garmin Nuvi 500 seems to be the closest to what I require as it is turn by turn, can take the marine charts and is also waterproof - a requirement that I must have..

My 1st question is can Tracks 4 Australia and Shonky maps be loaded onto the Garmin Nuvi 500. I have used these on my old GPS and they have been very useful.

Also my old GPS was a Garmin eTrek Vista and I have heaps of tracks (mainly places I have been in the boat) saved on my PC and want to use these on the new GPS. Can they be downloaded via Mapsource which I also own.

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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 22:28

Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 22:28
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Garmin also has The Garmin Topo Aus which is routable with cities etc and includes topo maps at about 1 to 100,000. I think the garmin 500 will take it but best you check with someone who knows.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 23:43

Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 23:43
At a guess I would say yes, add the other maps to a microSD card .

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 07:24

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 07:24
Have a look at a Garmin Oregon 300, that has all the things you need too. Great little unit.

Also, if you have tracks and waypoints and things on your PC you can easily upload these to the Oregon via Mapsource
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 10:38

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 10:38
And some say Garmins don't die. I guess you get what you pay for ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:11

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:11
I've run Shonky on my Nuvi 760. As long as the 500 has enough memory you should be fine. And yes, you can download your own files with MS.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:19

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:19
Just to add: Garmin Topo Aus v 3 would have to be a great improvement over v 2 for it to be worth the money IMO.
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