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

Garmin nüvi 205W

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Overall 6
6.0

another choice

bessiepardner12, Ebay
4 January 2011
  • Summary: eBay asked me to write a review about the Garmin 205W GPS receiver. I have not taken the time to install the product as yet. Therefore, I cannot make a thorough evaluation of said product. I would suggest that eBay offer a choice covering this situation.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very good 'cheap' GPS if looking for basic navigation

R. Toro "Tech Junkie", Amazon
20 November 2010
  • Summary: I have had this unit for about 8 months. It has given me no problems what so ever. The bad thing about it for me is how basic it is. If you want bluetooth compatibility, traffic updates, movie times, etc on your GPS, then this is not the device for you. But if all you want is to get around and find places, then this unit will work well. The price seems a little high right now for what it does ($167). For that price I would expect bluetooth compatibility.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very good 'cheap' GPS if looking for basic navigation

R. Toro "Tech Junkie", Amazon
20 November 2010
  • Summary: I have had this unit for about 8 months. It has given me no problems what so ever. The bad thing about it for me is how basic it is. If you want bluetooth compatibility, traffic updates, movie times, etc on your GPS, then this is not the device for you. But if all you want is to get around and find places, then this unit will work well. The price seems a little high right now for what it does ($180). For that price I would expect bluetooth compatibility.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad luck?

Alison Shih "AL", Amazon
29 August 2010
  • Summary: Update: 9/26/2011 I received a replacement unit from Garmin, but I chose to go back to my TomTom. I recently passed this Garmin to my brother, and it's treating him pretty well for the pass 2 weeks. Hasn't run into any problems I had with the previous unit, and hopefully it will stay that way. Nice basic unit after all, but not worth the price as is right now ($169??
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: Works great we used it on our last trip, it helps you find the fastest route and helps your find places to eat or hotels to stay in etc..... it does everything but pay for the your food, gas and lodging.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin VS TomTom

HandyGuyWithTools "Jeff In Milwaukee", Amazon
20 December 2009
  • Summary: I have had the Garmin 205w for almost 6 months. I'm going to sell it and buy a TomTom. Why you ask? Here is some background. We took a trip out of state. Borrowed the neighbors older TomTom ONE. Never used a GPS prior to this. My family was AMAZED. Worked great. Turn by turn right up to stop signs, turn lanes and so forth. I decided I needed a GPS for myself. I spent weeks reading reviews on this page and consumer reports pages.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0

Gift-to-be

Overstock
5 November 2009
  • Summary: This is a gift to be, not given yet...Have not yet had it out of the box...therefore, can't rate...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0

Gift-to-be

Overstock
5 November 2009
  • Summary: This is a gift to be, not given yet...Have not yet had it out of the box...therefore, can't rate...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed bag

Retired Prof, Amazon
9 July 2009
  • Summary: The 205W meets one's basic expectations for a GPS, and has some nice (though not critical) features, including showing speed limits, your speed, the time, and direction. I also like the fact that it has a built-in battery that can be used on shorter trips. I would recommend getting the wide screen (W) version. I've only used it a few times so far, and not for a long trip. One time it took over 3 minutes to connect with satellites, even though it wasn't a cloudy day.
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Overall 6
6.0

Is it any good?

G. Turner, Amazon
18 June 2011
  • Summary: Is it any good? I don't know, because I bought it as a gift, but the person I gave it to has managed to find her way to my house and back home again without getting lost or going down undrivable country lanes. The mapping is desperately out of date and doesn't show any new roads constructed in the last two years, and the one time I used it, I found it far less intuitive than my own TomTom.
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