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The Garmin Nuvi 200 is an entry-level GPS receiver released in mid-2007.

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Pros

maps can be updated via SD card or USB connection

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affordable price

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compact design

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5 hours of portable use with rechargeable battery

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3.5" touchscreen display

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2D and 3D maps

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voice prompts

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Unit can be configured to require a password if not in the area where you set up the password.

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You can route by utilizing distance and direction.

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Standard mini USB connector for PC and for charging.

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Speed reporting is relatively accurate.

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Quick acquisition of satellites

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Even if discontinued and at discount price it comes with latest maps warranty - free update to most recent maps.

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Very affordable price (< 60 Euro) - half the price of direct competitors

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Cons

does not include higher end features such as spoken street names, wireless connectivity or waypoints

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Cannot submit updates to other people as you can with the Tom Tom

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Upgrading maps is tedious

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You cannot add speed limits and detours

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Discontinued

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No option for a QWERTY keyboard

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Can only do 1 Waypoint

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If multiple favorites are saved of the same name, it will not allow it and will over write the previous.

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If you get locked out of the GPS due to excessive number of password attempts, you have to send the unit back to Garmin.

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Cannot change background colors as you can with the compeditors.

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You cannot change street accessibility

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POI loader is not user friendly.

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Garmin Nuvi 200 is an entry-level GPS receiver released in mid-2007. This device was designed as a low-cost alternative to its predecessor, late 2005’s $1000 Nuvi 350. While not as fully featured as the Nuvi 350, this GPS does include the essentials for the average driver’s traveling needs. The Nuvi 200 comes preloaded with maps for the lower 48 states, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Additional maps may be downloaded to the device via the internet and saved to an SD Card. This GPS also features voice prompts (“turn left in 500 ft.”), but does not feature spoken street names like in most higher-end receivers. With the ability to save 500 favorite locations as well as custom points of interest, most drivers looking for an entry-level GPS should find Garmin’s Nuvi 200 more than adequate.

Features
  • 3.5” touch screen color display, 320 x 240 resolution

  • voice prompts for hands-free navigation

  • preloaded with maps for lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

  • USB 2.0 connection for additional map updates

  • 2D and 3D map interface

  • data cards: SD Card

  • dimensions & weight: 3.8" x 2.8" x .8" in, 5.2 oz

  • battery: rechargeable lithium-ion, 5 hours
Post Review
Dan (Shrek)
05/13/2009 04:43

While I have used my Garmin for over a year now, and the fact that it seriously lacks some features. I must say that it has been, overall, a decent unit. I would have to say that if you are going to look into getting a GPS unit, really think about the options that you need.

Given my current job as a TAXI driver, it fits my needs relatively well, and that is why I still use it.

If you are going to use the device for things such as truck driving where there are restrictions from the standpoint of height, length, or weight then I would advise not getting this GPS unit. When I was driving truck, I still heavily relied on a map book and routing provided by the company that I worked for.

Bekwinz
12/31/2008 11:29

great GPS, works wonders, got mine of ebay

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