Garmin NÜVI 200

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Garmin NÜVI 200

Navigate without breaking your budget with nüvi 200. This affordable entry-level Personal Travel Assistant comes with preloaded maps for the continent...

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Review of "Garmin NÜVI 200"

published 12/05/2011 | mongooseholly
Member since : 27/02/2011
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Hi, my name is Holly. I'm in my twenties, married and have two cats. My major loves are reading and my husband. Don't make me choose. I also enjoy films, a lot of different types of music and videogames.
Pro Good maps, great features and durability.
Cons Fussy touchscreen, varying map scale.
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"Good product let down by the touchscreen."

I bought my Garmin Nuvi 200 second hand from a friend and it's getting on to be about 3 years old. I only use it on long journeys when I really don't know where I'm going and in those cases this little baby is indispensable. The only time I got lost using this satnav was truly my own fault for assuming it didn't know what it was talking about. Bad move.

I find the display is a good size, not too big to be distracting but not so small you can't see the directions. The range of the volume is extensive enough to cover all your needs. It can be quiet enough so you just hear that it's telling you something without being obtrusive and loud enough so that you can't miss it. I tend to have mine turned down quite low so I can just use it as a prompt.

The maps are quite clear but they do change in scale so it can look like your next turn is closer than it really is, once you get used to this and use the other information on the screen the map scale matters a lot less.

I really like the features of this satnav. I like that I can ask it for nearby shops, petrol stations and attractions. These features have been so valuable to me on more than one occasion!

The battery life is good and can last for several hundred miles before dying, enough to get you nice and lost!

The only real down side to this satnav, I feel, is the touchscreen. It can be really frustrating when you're trying to enter a destination and it keeps picking up the wrong letter. Sometimes it only needs a feather-light touch and other times it seems like you have to press firmly to make it acknowledge you. Other than that this is a good quality item that should get you where you're going!

Remember, a satnav is only as good as it's last map update, keep your satnav up to date!

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  • Zurich11 published 10/06/2011
    Best invention ever. I'd be stuck without my SatNav! Good review. Kate xx
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Product Information : Garmin NÜVI 200

Manufacturer's product description

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. Like all nuvi 200-series members, the 200 features an easy-to-use colorful touch screen and ultra-slim design - perfect for everyday navigation.

Product Details

EAN: 0753759065621, 0753759079826

Manufacturer: Garmin

3D Landmarks: No

3D Elevation Mode: No

Category: Portable Navigation Device

Telephone Included: No

TV-Tuner: No

FM Tuner: No

Screen Size in Inches: 3.5, 2

Monitor Type: Fixed Monitor

Monitor Format: 4:3 Monitor, 16:9 Monitor

Touchscreen: 1-Point Touch

CD Player / Recorder: without CD Player / Recorder

DVD Player / Recorder: without DVD Player

MP3 Playback: No

Map Coverage: Single countries

Map Provider: Navteq

Map Sharing: No

Map Storage Medium: On Board Flash Memory

Traffic Message Channel: No

Voice Control: without Voice Control, Address only

Text-to-Speech: No

USB: Yes

Internet Connectivity: No

Bluetooth: No

iPod Control: No

Reality View: No

Lane Assistant: No

Application: Car

Pedestrian Mode: Yes

Voice: Navigation instructions

Product Type: GPS receiver

Weight: 147 g, 173 g, 172 g

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.7 cm x 2 cm x 7.1 cm, 12.2 cm x 2 cm x 7.4 cm

Recommended Use: Hiking, automotive

Product Description: Garmin nüvi 200 - GPS receiver, Garmin nüvi 200W - GPS receiver, Garmin nüvi 200W DACH - DACH - GPS receiver

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Included Software: MapSource City Navigator NT, NAVTEQ ON BOARD, MapSource City Navigator NT, Garmin Atlantic Lite Routable Basemap

Interface: USB

Preloaded Maps: Ireland, United Kingdom

Touch Screen: Yes

Display: 3.5" colour - 320 x 240, 4.3" colour - 480 x 272 - widescreen

FM Transmitter: No

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): without Traffic Message Channel, Traffic Info ready


Integrated Radio: without Radio

Monitor Size In Inches: 4.3

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Features: Digital player


Features: Anti-glare

Display Illumination: Yes

Resolution: 320 x 240, 480 x 272

Diagonal Size: 3.5", 4.3" - widescreen

Type: TFT - colour - touch screen

Media Player

Supported Image Formats: JPG

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 147 g, 173 g, 172 g

Height: 7.1 cm, 7.4 cm

Depth: 2 cm

Width: 9.7 cm, 12.2 cm


Included Accessories: Car power adapter, dashboard disc, suction cup mount

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Colour: Pink

Body Material: Plastic


Run Time (Up To): 5 hours

Type: Lithium Ion

Included Qty: 1


Interfaces: USB


Trip Computer: Avoid highways, quickest route, avoid toll roads, fast/short route


Waypoints: 500


Product Type: GPS receiver

MPN: 010-N0621-12, 010-00621-27, 010-00621-10, GPIAUTNUVI200EUR, 010-00621-2A, 010-00621-15, 010-00621-2D, 901650, 010-00656-12, 010-00656-10, NUVI200WNOH, 901305

Features: Built-in speaker, calculator, clock, 2D / 3D map perspective, Garmin Lock, photo viewer, custom POIs, automatic routing, measurement converter, currency converter, Garmin Garage

Aerial: Built-in

Compatible Software: Garmin Travel Guide, Garmin SaversGuide, Garmin Travel Guide

Included Software: MapSource City Navigator NT, NAVTEQ ON BOARD, MapSource City Navigator NT, Garmin Atlantic Lite Routable Basemap

Voice: Navigation instructions

Interface: USB

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Preloaded Maps: Ireland, United Kingdom

Recommended Use: Hiking, automotive


Update Rate: 1/second

Accuracy: Position - 10 m ¦ Velocity - 0.05 m/sec

Integrated Components: Digital player

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 55 °C

Min Operating Temperature: -20 °C


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