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Garmin nüvi 205W
5.2 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 205W

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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin 205w

Gary D., Newegg
4 January 2011
  • Summary: Garmin, or Newegg, should specify it doesn't say street names only a direction.
  • Pros: Nice screen, easy to read.
  • Cons: Only says, for instance, "turn left". Trouble is, sometimes their are two left turns available. Wouldn't have purchased two of these if I knew it doesn't say street names.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fair Unit

Jason I., Newegg
28 November 2010
  • Summary: Audio around town is super annoying for the rapidfire directions, even with the voices turned down, but this has to be common with all the GPS units. Our GPS has an awesome battleship as our icon, and this unit comes with some cool extra features.
  • Pros: This unit is so-so. I haven't had others in the past, and so this is a good introductory unit. Touch screen has the perfect balance of sensitivity and resistance. Good features, intuitive navigation of menus and strong online support, but will work totally on its own. It learns certain routes, fo...
  • Cons: Extremely slow satellite pickup time. For short trips, like trying to find our daughter's friends house, I have to look up the info on google maps before leaving, and have frequently arrived before it picks up the satellites. In our neighborhood our cell phones have full bars, so this seems inexc...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this on sale for like half price and though i was getting one heck of a deal because of its 'original price' This GPS does not even begin to qaulify as a deal. We bought a smaller tomtom that is so much cheaper and so much better with features and maps. The maps for this GPS are $70 each!
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this on sale for like half price and though i was getting one heck of a deal because of its 'original price' This GPS does not even begin to qaulify as a deal. We bought a smaller tomtom that is so much cheaper and so much better with features and maps. The maps for this GPS are $70 each!
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this on sale for like half price and though i was getting one heck of a deal because of its 'original price' This GPS does not even begin to qaulify as a deal. We bought a smaller tomtom that is so much cheaper and so much better with features and maps. The maps for this GPS are $70 each!
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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 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 4
4.0

Not so great

Josh F., Newegg
3 May 2010
  • Summary: Not impressed at all. I would rather use Google maps and print out a sheet and follow that. There are some cool features on this like automatically switching from day to night color scheme, but, that's not a functionality thing, so it doesn't really matter for the over all score.
  • Pros: Bright and colorful display. Loud enough to hear over your music. Big screen, good battery life. Touch screen.
  • Cons: VOICE PROMPTS SUCK! The gps has a set list of things it knows how to say, so every word it knows is preprogrammed. It cannot say road names. I bought this a week before I got the droid, and I am switching to the GPS on the Droid. I have been driving down a straight street, and the GPS starts yell...
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Overall 4
4.0

Really Dissapointed

Colin R., Newegg
30 December 2009
  • Summary: I could say something really smart but all i will say for now is that i would not recommend till they sort theses screens out
  • Pros: Good entry level GPS
  • Cons: Dead pixels all over the LCD screen .. what ever happened to quality control
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Overall 4
4.0

Maybe mine was possessed?

anna b., Amazon
25 April 2009
  • Summary: I received the Garmin Nuvi 205W as a Christmas gift this year. I had been using my mother's 255, which gave great routes, was really easy to use, and I never had any problems with it. I figured, same company, same maps, same routes, right? Wrong. So wrong.
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