Excerpt: It is my unpleasant duty to inform you that I have a car without GPS navigation installed. I knew that to buy a new car is a big hassle and thus I decided to keep my old car and purchase instead a GPS Navigaional System. I wanted toge the …
Summary: First of all, if there ever was ANYONE who needed a GPS, it's ME! I get lost on the way to the bathroom! Living not far from Boston -- one of the most notoriously difficult cities in America to navigate around -- I had some horrible experiences driving around for hours and hours just trying to get...
Summary: I bought this unit (or a similar one) two years ago. This is my third garmin unit (second automotive). This unit comes with a battery, which is quite unnecessary, as it is supposed to be used inside a car.
Easy to use and works well, but doesn't know the back roads
Woodrow Wilson, Amazon
31 December 2010
Summary: Never having owned or even used a car GPS before, I don't have a point of reference as to how this compares to other units. What I can say is the 205W is very easy to figure out for a newbie and gives good basic directions.
Summary: I ordered this GPS a couple months ago after a decision to by a new one rather than pay $65 for the map updates. It made very little sense to me to pay just a little less to get an update than it did for a brand new one. Surely enough, I like this one much better.
Summary: This model has outdated maps. It does not know that the exit I take off of the highway exists, even though that exit opened 6 years ago. This is particularly bad since it is also the new exit to the new Indianapolis airport!
Summary: I agree with others that mp3, bluetooth, fm, announcing street "names," etc., is overboard and is NOT what makes a good GPS. Certainly Garmin has to make those for persons who want them; but for really just GOOD AND FAST navigation, the new series (205W etc) is all that's necessary and is awesome at...
Saved our vacation and a bargin at twice the price
20 November 2010
Summary: I've never used a GPS unit before, but with a two-week driving trip to the UK coming up, I thought it would be a useful tool. I was wrong; it was an INDISPENSIBLE tool. Seriously, if I could give this thing 10 stars I would.
Summary: This product is a descent baseline gps product. I also have a Nuvi 265. Compared to Nuvi 265, what I miss in this Nuvi 205 is that it does not have text-to-speech function. So street names will not be pronounced.