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Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount
Portable and affordable, nüvi 205 is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions and optional MSN Direct services to get you there easily. The nüvi 205 comes preloaded with City Navigator NT map data for the contiguous US. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn voice directions. With HotFix satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

The nüvi 205 sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Navigation is just the beginning; nüvi 205 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator, and more.
  • GPS navigator
  • Use while driving, hiking, biking, or boating.
  • Bright 3-1/2" diagonal color display
  • 320x240 Pixels
  • QVGA TFT display with white backlight
  • MSN Direct compatible
  • Features Hotfix technology, which decreases satellite acquisition time.
  • Digital elevation maps at zoom levels of 5 miles and above.
  • Where Am I? feature finds closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and intersections.
  • Auto time zone
  • Sleek, ultra-slim design
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
  • Turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance
  • Preloaded with City Navigator
  • Features detailed maps of US and Puerto Rico
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time, and more
  • Built-in travel kit includes picture viewer, world clock, currency & measurement converters, and calculator.
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Includes Garmin Lock anti-theft feature
  • Configurable vehicle
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1 Year Warranty

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Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount
 
4.4

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy menus (92)
  • Compact (91)
  • Easy to read (91)
  • Easy to set up (88)
  • Acquires satellites quickly (80)

Cons

  • Short battery life (11)
  • Flimsy mounting (9)
  • Inaccurate (4)

Best Uses

  • Finding specific address (86)
  • Urban navigation (61)
  • Planning trips (58)
  • Rural navigation (54)
  • Faster routes (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (67), Enthusiast (25), Power user (11)
    • How are you with directions:
    • Bad w/directions (53), Great w/directions (49)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love my New GPS so much I got another!

I decided that I wanted a GPS for my car. Mainly because I had seen a friend use her TomTom to find a place to eat. That was something I didn't know they...Read complete review

I decided that I wanted a GPS for my car. Mainly because I had seen a friend use her TomTom to find a place to eat. That was something I didn't know they did.
Usually I am a major researcher. I research everything from cars to coffee pots before they are purchased. (let not even talk about the length of time it took to purchase a house and looking at upwards of 5+ a day!)
But my husband and I went to Best Buy to get a new TV. I let him do his thing and traveled the store playing with the newest gadgets when I came up to the GPS counter. I started playing with them seeing which would do what. So fun! When a sales man came over I ask to borrow his computer to get on the company website and read reviews, he laughed but allowed it. All 3 units I was looking had had a 4.0 rating or higher. So back to the devices I went.
My husband came over as he hadn't seen me in an hour, I told him I was going to get one of them but wasn't sure which. So he started messing with them also. We finally came to the agreement on the Garmin nuvi 205 only because he said he wanted one for his truck also and since they had different colors He wanted black and I got red.
After placing them in our vehicles, learning them was a snap. There are directions but I found I didn't even need them. Setting up took no time at all for it to connect and locate me.
I am going to get my boss one for Christmas as he goes places all the time and carries map books. He also knows nothing beyond checking email on a computer but I am sure that he will have no problem with this little gem!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

no problems with GPS- just meijer

I actually have not used the unit-- it is new and unopened. However, my experience with Meijer has been horrible! I tried to return the gps unit to a store three times...Read complete review

I actually have not used the unit-- it is new and unopened. However, my experience with Meijer has been horrible! I tried to return the gps unit to a store three times because I found a better deal on another one and have run into problems each time-- and I have the receipt from my online purchase and the packing slip and box it was mailed in. After my second visit, the customer support person took my information and said they'd call me when they could figure out what the problem was. I never got a call so about a week later I went into the store and my information card was sitting next to a register. The person at the counter told me nothing had been done with my information and the card was sitting where it was left when I was last there. Now I need to call and see if I can get it resolved via the telephone. So irritating! I'll keep this experience in mind when shopping online in the future.

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3.0

good, but not always accurate

By None

from ann arbor, MI

About Me Casual User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy Menus
  • Easy To Read
  • Simple Controls

Cons

  • Chooses only hghwy routes
  • Flimsy Mounting
  • Inaccurate
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Finding Specific Address

Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

This GPS always chooses highway routes even if there is a shorter route. Seems to loose its signal easily and does not easily update.

  • How are you with directions:
  • Great w/Directions
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Awesome product

By Pavan

from Bloomington IL

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy Menus
  • Easy To Read
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable Performance
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Faster Routes
    • Finding Specific Address
    • Urban Navigation

    Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

    Its a great product..easy to use..ust enter the address and go..

    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/Directions
     
    4.0

    Garmin GPS rating

    By Sue

    from Grand Rapids, MIchigan

    About Me Casual User

    Pros

    • Acquires Satellites Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy Menus
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • Flimsy Mounting

    Best Uses

    • Finding Specific Address
    • Planning Trips
    • Rural Navigation
    • Urban Navigation

    Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

    I really like the product for accessing sporting events for my child's volleyball matches. Nice to have! I also enjoy for my teenage drivers who aren't so familar with locations

     
    5.0

    Excellent product!

    By happy traveler

    from lansing, mi

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Acquires Satellites Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy Menus
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Large Screen
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Faster Routes
      • Finding Specific Address
      • Planning Trips
      • Rural Navigation
      • Urban Navigation

      Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

      I love my garmin. I use it all the time when I travel...it's so nice to not have to look at paper maps or directions!!

      • How are you with directions:
      • Bad w/Directions
       
      4.0

      Great Purchase!!!

      By MayB2Nite

      from Sterling Heights, MI

      About Me Power User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Acquires Satellites Quickly
      • Compact
      • Easy Menus
      • Easy To Read
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Finding Specific Address
        • Rural Navigation
        • Urban Navigation

        Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

        I really like the size and the extra little things this GPS offers. You can choose an icon for your vehicle if you want - there are a lot of great options.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions
         
        3.0

        Easy to operate

        By mollysmom

        from Coopersville, MI

        About Me Casual User

        Pros

        • Acquires Satellites Quickly
        • Compact
        • Easy Menus
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Flimsy Mounting
        • Not always the best route

        Best Uses

        • Urban Navigation

        Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

        Fairly standard GPS, graphics are good. Initially it could not acquire a satellite and would not work at all the first day I tried it. Before returning it, tried one more time with success! Easy to operate and offers piece of mind in unfamiliar cities. The mount does not hold very well at times, but other than that, for the money, a good GPS.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions
         
        5.0

        Great gift

        By Jenni

        from Mason, OH

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy Menus
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Finding Specific Address

          Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

          I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he loves it! He couldn't wait to use it! It was a great deal [...]

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions
           
          5.0

          GREAT PRICE for GPS

          By maggie navigator

          from michigan

          About Me Power User

          Pros

          • Acquires Satellites Quickly
          • Compact
          • Easy Menus
          • Easy to learn and use
          • Easy To Read

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Faster Routes
            • Finding Specific Address
            • Rural Navigation
            • Urban Navigation

            Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

            This is great - it finds me when I am lost, and corrects my path. Greatest invention made.

            • How are you with directions:
            • Great w/Directions
             
            5.0

            GREAT GPS

            By My Four Girls

            from Dayton, OH

            About Me Casual User

            Pros

            • Acquires Satellites Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy Menus
            • Easy To Read
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Large Screen
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Faster Routes
              • Finding Specific Address
              • Planning Trips
              • Rural Navigation
              • Urban Navigation

              Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

              I bought this GPS for my four adult girls. I have an older Garmin that is so easy to use. They all agree with the above review and tell me how happy they are... almost every day!
              They range from Bad with Directions to Great with Directions

              • How are you with directions:
              • Bad w/Directions
               
              4.0

              a must have for the road

              By kenda

              from Ionia,MI

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Acquires Satellites Quickly
              • Compact
              • Easy Menus
              • Easy To Read
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Large Screen
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

              • Uses side or dirt roads

              Best Uses

              • Finding Specific Address
              • Planning Trips
              • Rural Navigation
              • Urban Navigation

              Comments about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Navigator with Free Dash Mount:

              useful on road trips, my daughter travels alot and its easy for her to use. Takes all the guess work out of how to get there.

              • How are you with directions:
              • Bad w/Directions

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