Excerpt: We rented a car for a vacation trip recently. Much to our surprise the rental car had a GPS system in it. Cool! Now we would be able to get around in a unfamiliar town and not be so completely lost. The rental car had a Garmin Nuvi 200 Series GPS System in it. I didn’t like that the Garmin Nuvi 200 Series GPS System took so long to sync up with the satellites.
Excerpt: When I was in another country, I went there to study. Being an international student, everything is new to me, the culture, the people and the place itself. I am not familiar with the places and the roads. There were times when I have to go to a grocery store and it took me four hours to walk around the community. Well, I have seen this grocery store in a magazine and was able to read the address. The problem is, I had a difficulty in finding those road.
Summary: My previous GPS, a NEXTAR "recalculated" his self to the death so that I had to look for another one. As I plan to buy a new car next year I wouldn't invest too much in this and found the GARMIN NUVI200 used on eBay. I get it for a great price and was surprised that this GPS works better for me as the old NEXTAR! A great, clear display, clear voice and sufficient features make it a 5-Star Value to me. The price-performance ratio is top!
Summary: finally a gps that is simple enough for the wife; for some reason she thinks everything is too complicated for her; so got this garmin nuvi and now she's in love with it, it's easy for her to use to find where and what she wants; resturants malls and doctors; use to i'd have to write down detailed driving intructions give her a google map; now she says i got he address; see ya later; no problem so if ya got a family member that's not computor savy and ya want something...
Summary: Widescreen navigation at a price that won't break your budget, meet nuvi 200W. This affordable, entry-level personal travel assistant comes with a bright widescreen display and preloaded maps for the continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico or regional coverage in other areas. Similar to nuvi 250W, it features an intuitive touchscreen and ultra-slim design perfect for life on the go. See More: With nuvi 200W's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture.
Summary: I have owned about 8 nuvi 200's, and I have never had any problems with any of them. This model is discontinued and if you search the internet you can find acceptable alternates, such as the nuvi 1300 for 90-100, they have a little larger screens as well. I would recommend sticking to a GARMIN product though, I have also owned a Magellan and Tom Tom, The Garmin's are the most dependable and easiest to use.
Summary: Let's just get this out there first-- The one thing I don't like-- At startup, if you want to view the map while driving WITHOUT setting a destination, you have to click the "View Map" button or else it just stays at the "where to"/"View Map" screen. --Unless mine's messed up or there's some way around that I couldn't figure out because on the newer ones, if you start the car and don't click anything, it'll default right to the map--That aside, I have to remind myself I...
Summary: I own 5 GPS units, all are this model Nuvi 200, and brand. In most cases you don't need one with any more gadgets then this basic one has. A larger screen can be too distracting while driving, especially at night. Garmin is the only way to go for GPS, and is very user friendly. When you buy one, make sure it is a fairly recent update for information, as the update is important for long hauls, and will cost you to update it.
Summary: I love Garmin products, find they are good quality and accurate as gps's go. this 200 nuvi is just perfect if looking for a navigation tool. no frills, has everything you would need for navigation plus a few xtra's. tried 1300nuvi and still would go with the 200. cons:if you like speaking the street names, this does not. I perfer not to hear the names spoken, just right or left etc in so many feet.