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Garmin-nuvi-205w.32620196
6.2 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 205W

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Overall 2
2.0

Poor quility GPS

hattrick, Amazon
6 September 2010
  • Summary: This unit Garmin's nuvi 205W was a Christmas gift 2009 and work ok the first couple of trips. But by spring the problems started - when touching letters on the screen the wrong letter or number would come up. Say I pressed the letter s the number 2 might come up. From there it went to having to press the keys several times before it would respond.
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Overall 2
2.0

What a piece of junk!

kitso4111, Amazon
20 August 2010
  • Summary: I had a previous Nuvi 205 and it was a good, practical piece of equipment that mostly got you where you wanted to go, even if the routings were a little weird from time to time. That's why I ordered another when the first died. This Nuvi 205 has been dumbed down to almost useless. It doesn't give street names out loud--a real disdavantage when driving alone in cities. It has also atempted to route us down some really bad dirt roads in national forests.
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Overall 2
2.0

Irritating

Susan, Amazon
7 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this 2 months ago and find it can be useful but it is inaccurate often enough that I would never rely on it. Although I have it set for fastest route, it has repeatedly sent me down dirt roads. It has shown 40 miles to my destination while estimating my arrival time in 6 minutes. It has sent me to a supposed gas station in a huge corn field and a Kohl's department store in a vacant lot on the wrong road 1/2 a mile away from the real store.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: This gps does not read street or fwy names it just states "turn left in 200 feet" it's not helpful if you need to keep eyes on the road I return product and purchased tom tom which has many useful features
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Overall 2
2.0

Limited view of critical roads.....

Alan G. Good, Amazon
9 May 2010
  • Summary: This model of NUVI does not show county highways...........and that is not acceptable to me. After all.....unless you never leave the freeway or state highway......you need to see them! I returned this model for a better one.
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Overall 2
2.0

garmin gps 205

daddymack41, Ebay
7 February 2010
  • Summary: I bought a total of 3 gps for my kids this last Xmas . 2 from Ebay and one from the store . one of the one's i bought from Ebay was no good It will not find satellite.I have already tryed it in different cars and it still wont work . Not too happy .
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't display approaching streets.

Roland J. Plasser, Amazon
14 December 2009
  • Summary: I upgraded from my old 200W to the 205W when it was stolen. The 205W locks on to satellites much faster, otherwise, it is more or less the same, which is good, except for one MAJOR unacceptable change. Unlike the old 200W, it will not display the approaching street name on the top information bar. It does it on freeways, but for some inexplicable reason, won't do it on streets. Countless times I have driven past the street I wanted to turn on, forcing a u-turn.
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Overall 2
2.0

garmin nuvi 205w

Mike Lee, Amazon
16 May 2009
  • Summary: The nuvi 205w touch screen responses very slow especially for panning map. Sometime, it speaks wrong information such as the display shows 0.2 miles but it say 0.4 miles. It has 4.3 screen but the font size is smaller than the old nuvi 360 which make it harder to read the street name. Unlike, the nuvi 360, this one has a very bad design for DC power cable, you have to pull the cable from the back of the unit everytime when you remove the unit from the window attachment.
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Overall 2
2.0

Watch out for this model!

JKL "francophile", Amazon
25 April 2009
  • Summary: I thought it was sweet as the voice accompanied me to work, in Boston. (Which is hopeless for drivers, but I grew up here so I'm used to it.) Connected unit to satellites OK. Changed home and voice settings OK. Screen menus very intuitive. Problem came when I registered the thing. Had to download software. OK. Then they suggested a map update (good for 60-90 days from purchase). Silly me, I went for the upgrade.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy Garmin

Kim "kimglobal2", Amazon
9 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought this product from Amazon and I have no problem with this product in itself - it was a good little sat nav - first I'd had and I found it fairly easy to use. However - it is a complete rip off and I will not be buying a Garmin product again. After exactly one year a notice came up saying - your mapping is a year old - you need to update it. I didn't do so because I was happy enough with the level of accuracy.
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