Sunday, March 18, 2012

Discontinued Garmin nuvi models

The following, older nuvi models have been discontinued, though many are still available online and are fully supported by Garmin. Here is our current chart to compare Garmin nuvi models.

Model/ review Maps Screen size Speaks street names Traffic Blue- tooth Powered mount Multi- point routing Lifetime maps Speed limit display Lane assist Voice command Amazon link
nuvi 465T U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Lifetime Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 500 49 states+ topo maps 3.5″ Yes Option No No Yes No Yes No No Amazon
nuvi 550 U.S. Canada 3.5″ Yes Option No No Yes No Yes No No Amazon
nuvi 1100 49 states 3.5″ No Option No No No No No No No Amazon
nuvi 1300 49 states 4.3″ Yes Option No No No No No No No Amazon
nuvi 1300LM 49 states 4.3″ Yes Option No No No Yes No No No Amazon
nuvi 1350 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Option No No No No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1350LMT U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Lifetime No No No Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1350T U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Lifetime No No No No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1390LMT U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Lifetime Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1390T U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Lifetime Yes No No No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1450 U.S. Canada 5.0″ Yes Option No No Yes No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1450LM U.S. Canada 5.0″ Yes Option No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1450LMT U.S. Canada 5.0″ Yes Lifetime No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1490LMT U.S. Canada 5.0″ Yes Lifetime Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 1490T U.S. Canada 5.0″ Yes Lifetime Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuLink 1695 U.S. Canada 5″ Yes nuLink! Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 2300LM 49 states 4.3″ Yes Option No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Amazon
nuvi 2350LMT U.S. Canada Mexico 4.3″ Yes Lifetime No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 2350LT U.S. Canada Mexico 4.3″ Yes Lifetime No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 2360LMT U.S. Canada Mexico 4.3″ Yes Lifetime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Amazon
nuvi 2450 U.S. Canada Mexico 5″ Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 2450LM U.S. Canada Mexico 5″ Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 2460LMT U.S. Canada Mexico 5″ Yes Lifetime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Amazon
nuvi 3760LMT U.S. Canada Mexico 4.3″ Yes Lifetime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 3760T U.S. Canada Mexico 4.3″ Yes Lifetime Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Amazon
nuvi 3790LMT U.S. Canada Mexico 4.3″ Yes Lifetime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Amazon

Even older discontinued nuvi models

The following, older nuvi models have been discontinued, though many are still available online.

nuvi model Maps Screen size Speaks street names MP3 player Traffic Blue- tooth FM trans- mitter MSN Direct Multi- destination routing Track display Speed limit display Voice commands
nuvi 200 49 states 3.5″ No No No No No No No No No No
nuvi 200W 49 states 4.3″ No No No No No No No No No No
nuvi 205 49 states 3.5” No No Option No No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 205W 49 states 4.3” No No Option No No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 250 U.S. Canada 3.5″ No No No No No No No No No No
nuvi 250W U.S. Canada 4.3″ No No No No No No No No No No
nuvi 255 U.S. Canada 3.5” Yes No Option No No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 255W U.S. Canada 4.3” Yes No Option No No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 255WT U.S. Canada 4.3” Yes No Lifetime No No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi model Maps Screen size Speaks street names MP3 player Traffic Blue- tooth FM trans- mitter MSN Direct Multi- destination routing Track display Speed limit display Voice commands
nuvi 260 U.S. Canada 3.5″ Yes No No No No No No No No No
nuvi 260W U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes No No No No No No No No No
nuvi 265T U.S. Canada 3.5” Yes No Lifetime Yes No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 265W U.S. Canada 4.3” Yes No Option Yes No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 265WT U.S. Canada 4.3” Yes No Lifetime Yes No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 270 U.S. Canada Europe 3.5″ No No No No No No No No No No
nuvi 275T U.S. Canada Europe 3.5” Yes No Lifetime Yes No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 285WT U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No
nuvi 295W U.S. Canada 3.5” Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi model Maps Screen size Speaks street names MP3 player Traffic Blue- tooth FM trans- mitter MSN Direct Multi- destination routing Track display Speed limit display Voice commands
nuvi 350 U.S. Canada 3.5″ Yes Yes Option No No No No No No No
nuvi 360 U.S. Canada 3.5″ Yes Yes Option Yes No No No No No No
nuvi 370 U.S. Canada Europe 3.5″ Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
nuvi 650 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Option No No No No No No No
nuvi 660 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
nuvi 670 U.S. Canada Europe 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
nuvi 680 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
nuvi model Maps Screen size Speaks street names MP3 player Traffic Blue- tooth FM trans- mitter MSN Direct Multi- destination routing Track display Speed limit display Voice commands
nuvi 750 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Option No Yes Option Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 755T U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Lifetime No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 760 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Option Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 765T U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Lifetime Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 770 U.S. Canada Europe 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Option Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 775T U.S. Canada Europe 4.3″ Yes Yes Lifetime Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 780 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 785T U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi model Maps Screen size Speaks street names MP3 player Traffic Blue- tooth FM trans- mitter MSN Direct Multi- destination routing Track display Speed limit display Voice commands
nuvi 850 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Option No Yes Option Yes Yes No Yes
nüvi 855 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Option No Yes Option Yes Yes Yes Yes
nuvi 880 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
nüvi 885T U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
nuvi 1200 49 states 3.5″ Yes No Option No No No No Yes No No
nuvi 1250 U.S. Canada 3.5″ Yes No Option No No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 1260T U.S. Canada 3.5″ Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No
nuvi 1370T U.S. Canada Europe 4.3″ Yes No Lifetime No No No Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 1690 U.S. Canada 4.3″ Yes No nuLink! Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 2370LT U.S. Canada Mexico Europe 4.3″ Yes No Lifetime No No No Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi 5000 U.S. Canada 5.2″ Yes Yes Option No Yes Option Yes Yes Yes No
nuvi model Maps Screen size Speaks street names MP3 player Traffic Blue- tooth FM trans- mitter MSN Direct Multi- destination routing Track display Speed limit display Voice commands

Garmin nuvi feature descriptions

  • Speaks street names – Formally known as text-to-speech, this function allows the device to call out the name of the street for upcoming turns, so you’ll get “in one-half mile, turn left on Oak Street,” rather than just “in one-half mile, turn left.” The only current nuvi without this is the 1100 series.
  • Live traffic – A nice feature that isn’t quite ready for prime time. Expect lots of inaccurate reports as well as incidents that aren’t reported. Delivered via FM, this service is provided by the Traffic Message Channel, hence you will sometimes see it referred to as FM-TMC. Here is a link to a coverage map. Most Garmin nuvis with a T following the model number have ad-supported traffic (see reviews for screenshots). One exception to all this is the 3490LMT, which features ad-free HD traffic.
  • Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use – Generally speaking, the sound quality has gotten much better on recent models, but check the reviews (the first column links to these) as it does vary.
  • Powered mount – The power cord plugs into the mount, rather than the GPS. That’s one less connection to fuss with when you want to use your navigator. I’m a big fan of these, especially when combined with a friction mount.
  • MSN Direct – UPDATE: MSN Direct services are being permanently discontinued as of January 1, 2012.
  • Multi-point (multi-destination) routing – A very nice feature, but not a critical one. If the chart says “no,” you can only enter one destination and one via point. This isn’t problematic since you can easily find locations under Favorites or Recently Found. The one exception here is the nuvi 2×5 series, which allows multiple via points, even though it doesn’t have the other true multi-destination features such as sorting.
  • Lifetime map updates – Garmin has started selling units bundled with lifetime map updates, which you can typically download quarterly. Newer models with these have an LM or LMT (the latter includes lifetime traffic) tacked onto the end of the model number.
  • Track display – See where you’ve been. This shows up as a thin blue line as shown below. It can be helpful in finding your way in unfamiliar areas. Found on all current nuvis, but only some discontinued models.
  • Speed limit display – 100% of roads aren’t covered, but I typically find that most are.
  • Lane assist – Shows which lane you need to be in for Interstate exits and some surface streets in larger metros.
  • Voice commands – A killer feature and it actually works pretty well on most models.

Garmin nuvi GPS reviews

 

Comments

  1. What’s the least expensive model with traffic and mulit point destination please?

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