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

Garmin nüvi 205W

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 205W

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Overall 4
4.0

"This thing loves the back roads and pig paths."

rea49, CNET
26 May 2011
  • Pros: It will get you where you want to go, eventually. Enough features for most people.
  • Cons: Will take you in circles.
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Overall 4
4.0

outdated, not reliable

Claire Bloom, Amazon
27 December 2010
  • Summary: This model has outdated maps.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!
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Overall 4
4.0

"Has battery problems like others mentioned"

someone004, CNET
27 October 2010
  • Pros: -Big screen -Easy to type on keyboard -Accurate directions 98% of the time
  • Cons: -horrible battery quality -reception takes a while sometimes.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Not a Good Unit overall. Very Poor Battery Performance."

kwso10, CNET
8 October 2010
  • Pros: Good size and good maps.
  • Cons: Terrible battery, and not enough tools, options or functions to choose from.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Poor battery life"

rlp99, CNET
22 August 2010
  • Pros: Nice screen size, good features for the price
  • Cons: It is practically unusable for anything but the shortest trips because of the poor battery.
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Overall 4
4.0

Useful but annoyingly hard to use.

Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Amazon
5 August 2010
  • Summary: The functionality is good, but there are two major drawbacks that have caused this to lie unused in the glove compartment since I bought it: * it takes incredibly long to acquire the initial satellite signal. Just to get started takes ~ 5 minutes. Using Google Maps on the iPhone is much more efficient. * the touchscreen is very poor. Hard to type and key recognition is often awry and I need to restart to get the display aligned with the touch input.
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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! ...... No thank you!
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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! ...... No thank you!
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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! ...... No thank you!
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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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