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As a niche product, I always felt that the Zumo had quite a premium on it compared to the rest of the mainstream line. None of their automotive ones were water proof though, until now.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/23/garmins-waterproof-nuvi-500-navigator-gets-reviewed/


For those who spend just as much time getting lost in the forest as they do on the highways, Garmin's nüvi 500 holds quite a bit of promise. Combining four modes covering cycling, boating (optional), driving and walking, this waterproof navigator has nearly every walk of life covered. GPS Magazine recently got to spend some time with the Q3-bound unit, and not surprisingly, it came away very impressed. On the roads, this device performed just as admirably as any other Garmin unit. When traveling off the beaten path, things were just as great. The only real knocks on this were the added bulk / weight and the omission of text-to-speech, but true adventurers aren't apt to care about that when consolidating four GPS devices into one.
 

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MSRP is $499.99
And on the Nuvi series, since they compete directly with all the other mainstream GPS manufacturers, they don't sell for NEAR MSRP.

My Nuvi 760 has a "Suggested Retail Price: $ 642.84" on www.garmin.com, and I got it for $350 shipped from Costco! :D

So I'd guess that after a month or so from release we should see this for $300 or less easy.
 

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I shudder to imagine the price on that..
I have one on order. The price was $399. It includes road map for the 48 states (but not Canada), and the topo maps. I needed a boat GPS anyway and this may work well as an all-around unit.

The big question mark now will be the mount. My Zumo setup is pretty ideal.
 
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