Last update: Garmin Nuvi 200/250 Video Review (added on 07/08/07)
The Garmin Nuvi 200 features Easy-to-use colorful touchscreen, High-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more.
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REVIEWS (last updated: 07/08/07)
Garmin Nuvi 200/250 Video Review
CNET reviews the Garmin Nuvi 200 and writes;
“The good: The Garmin Nuvi 200 boasts a compact design and is easy to use. It offers accurate directions and some nice tools for the traveler. The bad: Though the Nuvi 200 is more affordable than other models in the series, we wish the price was slightly lower based on the included feature set. The bottom line: The Garmin Nuvi 200 series offers drivers and travelers a more budget-friendly version of the popular portable navigation devices, but we think the price is still slightly high for what you get.”
GPSReview reviews the Garmin Nuvi 200 and writes;
“The speaker is plenty loud and I could clearly hear instructions at highway speeds with the radio on at normal levels and the windows cracked. It isn’t quite as loud as the speaker on the Nuvi 300 series, but it performed just fine. There is no text-to-speech option on the Nuvi 200 series, but the voice prompting was timely and of very good quality.”
Garmin Nuvi 200 User Reviews @ Amazon
“I owned this GPS for few days now and very much know everything about it. I am very impressed with what this GPS can do. I tried out many other GPS before buying this one but none of other brands can match Garmin in this area. I tried Magellan, Tomtom one, other Garmin GPS (included other Nuvi). Nuvi 350 has better feature such as MP3 player but little pricy. This GPS actually looks and feel better than what it look like in the picture. It’s so simple and easy to use. It has V8 map which is about 2 years old map and the latest map Garmin provides. V9 mapping is coming soon within few months. Direction and voice guidance are very clear and accurate. Touch screen is one of the nicest, very soft and sensitive. If you missed a turn, it recalculates a new route very quickly. POI is not very complete but good enough, you will not find many of the new POIs and some old POIs that existed for many years. Over all, it’s a great GPS.”
USER MANUALS (PDF)
- Download Garmin Nuvi 200 User Manual in English (PDF – 943 KB)
Navigate without breaking your budget with nüvi 200. This affordable entry-level Personal Travel Assistant comes with preloaded maps for the continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico or regional coverage in other areas. For even more mapping options, nüvi 250 features preloaded maps for all of North America or Europe, while the transatlantic nüvi 270 includes preloaded maps for both continents. Like all nuvi 200-series members, the 200 features an easy-to-use colorful touchscreen and ultra-slim design — perfect for everyday navigation.
Navigate With Ease
nüvi 200 comes preloaded with City Navigator® NT map data for the continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail) or one European region or country (click versions tab to view all). Simply touch the color sunlight-readable screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. In addition, nüvi 200 accepts custom points of interest (POIs) such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 200 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. It also comes with Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature, and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Optional plug-in SD cards for travel guides and a savings program provide detailed data for attractions and information on nearby merchants offering discounts, so you can customize nüvi for your travel needs.
nüvi 200: Simple navigation at an affordable price.