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Item#: N82E16858108370

GARMIN nüvi 205 3.5" GPS Navigation with Voice Prompts

  • ecoRoute
  • Custom POIs
  • Picture viewer
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General

Brand
GARMIN
Model
nüvi 205
Part#
010-00717-4J
Type
Portable Navigation Device

Dimensions

Height
2.9"
Width
3.9"
Depth
0.8"
Weight
5.2 oz.

GPS System

Receiver
High-sensitivity receiver
3D View
Yes
Voice Guidance
Yes
Audio Features
Voice prompts
Built-in Speaker
Yes
Traffic Alert
MSN Direct for U.S. compatible

Map

Basemap
Yes
Pre-loaded Map
Yes
Maps Included
Lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Navigation

Waypoints
1000
POI
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Routes
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)

Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)

Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)

ecoRoute (calculates a more fuel-efficient route)
Trip Computer
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads)

Memory

Support Memory Cards
microSD

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
Screen Format
TFT
Touchscreen
Yes
Display Resolution
320 x 240
Display Features
QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight

Connections

PC InterFace Supported
USB

DigitalPlayer

Digital Player
Picture viewer
Tuner Bands
FM

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery
Battery Life
Up to 4 hours

Feature

GPS System Features
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection)

Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device)

Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device)

Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)

World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator

Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)
Whats in the Box
nüvi 205
, Preloaded City Navigator NT data for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail) or one European region or country
, Vehicle suction cup mount, Vehicle power cable
, Dashboard disc
, Quick start manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jimmie K.
  • 8/15/2009 11:40:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst GPS purchase

Pros: Small, convenient, portable. You can pre-program for a trip without being tied to the car cord. Onscreen menu navigation is easy to follow. Onscreen help is limited, but enough help. Compared to two of my friends with other brands, I'm very pleased with mine. Just returned from an 800 mile round trip and it worked fine.

Cons: Default routing seems to prefer major highways, etc. If you know the route and want to avoid a congested two-lane for instance, adding a distant 'via point' to force a reroute, the navigation takes some creativity. But I did it.

Other Thoughts: While I was a little disappointed, the unit worked flawless. My friends' units may have had the same issue (the congested highway). For the price, you can't beat it. I purchased it because I'm starting to have night-blindness. This unit allows me to focus on the road without having to try to read the road signs. The last prompt to turn is almost dead on - MUCH closer than my friend's Magellan.

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  • john m.
  • 8/14/2009 6:42:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=58-108-370

Pros: works great

Cons: none

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  • Maurio M.
  • 8/13/2009 11:06:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Great cost; great product; fast product; easy to use; easy to maintain; very portable; great volume

Cons: Does not call out the street name but this feature is in the higher in models and not a major issue

Other Thoughts: Wish a protective cover and a standard electrical

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  • Jesse L.
  • 8/11/2009 9:33:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsit's okay but expected better..

Pros: Most of the time accurate, but....

Cons: Sometimes it take's a while to calculate.
Sometimes it loses signal.
Unusable in certain parts of New Jersey.
Sometimes it lags and freezes.

Other Thoughts: So far in some parts of New Jersey like Palisades, Fort Lee or Edgewater, the GPS takes a really long time to calculate and when it does finish calculating, it would give wrong directions, as in it would take me on a 300 mile detour to get to New York when its only about 20-40 miles away. I don't know if it's a satellite issue or if this happens in other states but Garmin need's to solve this problem because it left me stranded and lost in New Jersey.

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  • Christopher H.
  • 8/8/2009 6:40:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest for the Price

Pros: Free Map Update after you register it within the first 60 days of acquiring satellites. Mine shipped with 2009 maps but the free update got me the 2010 maps. For the price you can't beat this! Twice as fast as the Nuvi 200 when calculating routes and recalculating routes. Loads of features that I never expected would be on a GPS for this cheap of a price. Shows the speed limit on all the MAJOR roads around my area, Interstates-Highways-Etc. Too much other stuff to list, buy it and you'll love it!

Cons: Not the most up to date maps for my area. Mostly new construction stuff that threw it off and wasn't on the latest update, but it will still get you to where you are going one way or another.

Other Thoughts: Custom vehicles you can download from Garmin or from other sites. Custom POI's that are free to download from websites across the web.

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  • james z.
  • 8/6/2009 9:41:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works great ,low price ,fast delivery

Cons: none

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  • Francis L.
  • 8/5/2009 2:29:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGARMIN nuvi 205

Pros: Compact...does not obstruct view with the Garmin dashpad mount. Inexpensive and simple to use...meaning that it does what it needs to do without stressing you out if it should get stolen.
Personally, it is more than adequate for my simple needs.

Cons: No USB to USB mini cable included to register device/update software. Newegg has a cable for about $1.49 if you should need one.

Other Thoughts: I bought a second nuvi 205 and Garmin dash pad for my daughter after testing one out for myself. Pay more if you want to and impress you friends.

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  • John K.
  • 7/29/2009 8:00:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGarmin nuvi 205

Pros: Awesome system. Great tools. Simple and easy to use. Awesome price.

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: I have a Tom Tom One 3rd edition and now got the garmin nuvi 205. I would recommend to anyone to get a garmin over a Tom Tom. Garmin has a lot more features then a Tom Tom.

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  • Joe C.
  • 7/21/2009 8:50:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome and simple to use

Pros: Absolutely easy to use. Package required a hacksaw to get into, but it was setup and running within minutes of getting it opened. I used to use my laptop with a USB gps receiver antenna. This is so much easier. Touch screen is very responsive. Directions are clear and accurate. Typing is only allowed on an ABC keyboard, but it is easy to get used to. Overall it is a fab product.

Cons: ABC only keyboard, no Qwerty Options. It guesses what you want after a few characters and can be tricky to enter in some wierd address.

Other Thoughts: Great product, highly recommend. And you can download extras, such as voices or car icons from garmin's website. I liked mine so much, I just ordered one for my Dad.

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 7/11/2009 8:26:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsbetter than a tumtum

Pros: simple a to b navigation
decent battery life
good routes

Cons: a little slow on the satellite uptake
searches are also a bit slow, but they do yield good results

Other Thoughts: mine was stolen and i replaced it with a tumtum and although this baby is slower i would definitely go back if i could
for the price, ya can't complain. i mean yeah POIs could embed and stuff but then you need to be shopping for a higher end model.

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