UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide.
The Garmin nuvi 200 is Garmin’s entry level device in their incredibly popular nuvi series of GPS navigators. The slim nuvi 200 has preloaded maps of the 48 contiguous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. It sports a 3.5 inch touch-screen display and, as with other nuvis, the 200 series includes voice-prompted directions, picture viewer, calculator, currency converter, unit converter and world clock. The Garmin Lock security feature is provided as well.
UPDATE: A new model, the nuvi 205, offers these features and more, and has occasionally been selling for a little less than the nuvi 200.
Stepping up to the nuvi 250 adds Alaska and Canada to the map set, while the nuvi 260 adds one more feature — the ability to call out upcoming street names. This is also known as text-to-speech, giving you “turn left on Highway One in 500 feet” rather than “turn left in 500 feet.”
The nuvi 270 has maps of more than 30 European countries, in addition to the North American maps. Meanwhile, the Garmin nuvi 200W has the exact same feature set as the nuvi 200, albeit with a wider 4.3″ screen.
A newer model, the nuvi 205, adds text-to-speech and a range of new features to the nuvi 200.
To compare other nuvi models, check out our Garmin nuvi comparison chart.
More Garmin nuvi 200 reviews
- Gizmodo has posted the first Garmin nuvi 200 review, calling it bare bones, fast, capable and highly recommended.
- Numerous consumer-written Garmin nuvi 200 reviews have been posted at GPSNow.
- Dozens of user-written Garmin nuvi 200 reviews have been also posted at Amazon.
- GPS Magazine has posted a detailed review of the nuvi 200.
- User-authored nuvi 200 reviews are also being posted at CNet, where the editors give it a 7.7 out of 10 rating.
- Consumer Reports reviews the Garmin nuvi 200.
- The GPS Guy has posted a Garmin nuvi 200 review, rating it 4.6 out of 5.0.
- Tech Talk reviews the Garmin nuvi 200.
- Here’s a brief Garmin nuvi 200 review from IT Business.
- Another brief review of the nuvi 200.
- Tech Review calls the Garmin nuvi 200 a good value.
- A video review of the Garmin nuvi 200:
Other Garmin nuvi 200 resources
- A PDF version of the Garmin nuvi 250W owners manual.
- Here is a Garmin nuvi 200 mini-site.
- Confused about so many models of GPS receivers? Try this Garmin auto GPS comparison tool or check out our own Garmin nuvi comparison chart.
- There is a dedicated Garmin nuvi message forum at GpsPasSion.
- A Garmin nuvi 200 demo from Garmin.
- Five tips for nuvi newbies
- The official Garmin nuvi 200 web page
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