Great GPS for people who need a simple, cheap, and easy to manage system.
17 June 2011
Summary: Standard GPS system. You have decent options with this model, but don't expect the world. Altering your route to serve your tastes is finicky, and you have to enter specific addresses rather than general locations. It'll get the job done though if you don't want to spend a lot of money, and it's friendly enough for the not-so-tech-savvy to interface with.
Summary: Garmin nuvi 205W Automotive GPS Receiver Good product and practical works great I love its simplicity and comprehensiveness of an appropriate price, clear display you can browse the images at a percentage of me and my work is very beautiful When I need I will buy without hesitation
Summary: I have an older Garmin V that I have used for about 7 years. The old Garmin is great for driving around provided you plan ahead and update the maps to show where you're traveling. If you forget, you miss critical detail and you'd better have good local maps. I still have that unit and use it mostly in the woods due to its limited memory. So on a recent trip to Sacramento, I decided to upgrade to a newer unit that had more memory.
Summary: The Good: Good routes, clear voice, plenty of volume, and accurate maps. The Bad: No external volume control, POI database fairly small, no text to speech, and map colors seem a bit kindergartenish. Overall: The Garmin Nuvi 205w is a solid entry level unit for basic navigation needs. If you're looking for extras, this isn't the place to find them. Below you will find my detailed, usage based review.
Summary: [UPDATE 6/25/2011] I found a GPS I actually like! It's the Garmin nuvi 1690 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth Navigator with Google Local Search & Real-Time Traffic Alerts . My review is now there -- maybe I can get in the top reviews again... If you can't find it, comment here. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I have owned a Garmin c320 for a few years now and was looking for some new features, like coordinates and altitude. I first bought the TomTom 330 XL, which was a disaster.
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. For example, the 205 says "turn left at second exit" and the nuvi 265 will say "turn left at second exit on Walnut street". Other than that, it is a good GPS, tracking satellites much faster than the 2-year old Nuv 265 I have. It also has a larger screen.
Summary: Pros: High-end features (see above) at an entry-level price Fast startup and satellite lock The speaker is quite loud; I had no trouble hearing it under any circumstances The ability to delete individual Favorites using the "My Data" feature In addition to the above, you get a quality product and intuitive interface, as we’ve come to expect from Garmin Cons:No text-to-speech; you’ll have to step up to the 255 or 255W for that feature The power cord is not integrated into...
Summary: Very easy product to use. Plenty of warning of turns to make with clear and easy instructions. Mounting device does not work well, replace with a better one. GPS is a nice 4.3 inch size. Very satisfied overall.
Summary: love it, it's very helpful. it's a nice model. it sometimes tells you to turn last minute but i love how it tells you how fast your going and what the speed limit is and when it changes. very helpful when traveling out of the area. I love that it tells you the expected arrival time.. it's awesome!