The Garmin Nuvi 200

Affordable navigation at it's best.


Review: The Garmin Nuvi 200

Published 03:06 am

hristmas holidays, I received a gift that I had never thought about buying myself. My son and daughter-in-law bought me a Garmin nuvi 200 for automobile navigation.

Now I don't even use a cell phone, so trying to use something new while I was driving was quite a challenge. However, I soon discovered that you program the Garmin before you even leave your driveway.

The Garmin easily hooks into your cigarette lighter for power. You then program it by first typing in your home address (start point). You then either type in the address, town, or place you are going. Knowing the zip code really helps. It then takes a few seconds to accept the information and plot your route to your destination.

The Garmin acts as a personal assistant for your trip. It gives you the time on the length of your travel and is always readjusting if you make stops along the way. It keeps you on the right track by telling you exactly when to turn and which way to go to keep on course. The small portable GPS is about 3 and half inches long and 2 and 3/4 inches wide. It is about one inch thick.

The Gamin even shows water nearby like lakes, streams, and rivers. When I drive over the Mississippi river, it shows all blue for a background. If you are a fishing individual, this will show you places nearby. One of the problems with it is that it doesn't show you new roads that has just opened up. However, as you pass streets and roads on your journey, the Gramin shows the names of those as you pass them. When not plugged in, the battery life is about 5 hours.

Need to find a motel, hotel, or service station? No problem. It will even give you the phone numbers so that you can use your cell phone to reserve a room or find the nearest service station. The Garmin will count down the distance as you approach a turn. It will let you even know by the amount in feet till the turn.

I is colorful and can be read at night very easily. It has a touch screen for setting your locations of travel. The keyboard makes it very easy to type in a location. After you get the name of the city typed, it quickly gives you each State that the name of that particular city is located in. You just click on the right one.

The voice quality is very good and is loud enough to be heard over your radio. The Garmin is also helpful when driving at night because the sound will wake you up, if you start to dose off while driving.

I have used it three times. Once on 170 mile trip. It is nice to know your estimated time of arrival, too. If you get off course, no problem. The unit will recalculate your travel path. They make for a very nice gift. they can be purchased at Target, Best Buy, and Walmart just to mention a few.

Bestselling The Garmin Nuvi 200 Products in 2020


Garmin Nuvi 200

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BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • preloaded with US street maps
  • vehicle power cable
  • vehicle suction cup mount

Garmin Nuvi 57LM 5-Inch GPS Navigator (Renewed)

Garmin Nuvi 57LM 5-Inch GPS Navigator (Renewed)
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ZS Stick Anywhere Multi Surface Suction Car Dashboard Mount for the Garmin Nuvi 200 series (SKU 10861)

ZS Stick Anywhere Multi Surface Suction Car Dashboard Mount for the Garmin Nuvi 200 series (SKU 10861)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • The ZS multi surface suction dashboard car mount with holder for the Garmin Nuvi 200 series.
  • Fits the Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 205, 205W, 250, 250W, 255, 255W, 260, 260W, 265T, 265WT, 270, 275T.
  • The ZS mount uses a special PU coated 60mm suction cup which adhears to most hard flat surfaces. Requires a minimum flat area of just 70mm diameter for a good grip.
  • Suitable for both smooth & textured surfaces. Reliable lever release vacuum grip.
  • Includes a dedicated Garmin Nuvi holder cradle. Function areas remain fully accessible.

Garmin Nuvi 55LM 5" Touchscreen Car Sat Navigation GPS w/Lifetime Maps 0119-801 (Renewed)

Garmin Nuvi 55LM 5
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Nuvi 200W Automotive GPS Receiver

Nuvi 200W Automotive GPS Receiver
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • This stylish navigator and travel companion comes with preloaded maps for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico or regional coverage in other areas.
  • With nüvi 200W's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color.
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Car Suction Cup Mount for GARMIN NUVI 200 200W 205 205W

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Car Suction Mount Cradle Holder for Garmin Nuvi GPS 200 200W 205 205W 250 250W

Car Suction Mount Cradle Holder for Garmin Nuvi GPS 200 200W 205 205W 250 250W
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Genuine OEM Garmin Nuvi 2xx GPS Cradle
  • Snap your Nuvi 2xx GPS onto this OEM holder

Garmin GPS Nuvi 255w Accessory Bundle - Car Charger + Home Travel AC Charger + USB Data Cable

Garmin GPS Nuvi 255w Accessory Bundle - Car Charger + Home Travel AC Charger + USB Data Cable
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • This Combo Pack Includes: One rapid car charger (non-OEM), One home charger (non-OEM),One USB data cable , One Microfiber Cleaning Cloth with Retail Packing ( 1-pack, color may vary) + One Stars Stripes Silicone Wristband
  • Home Travel Charger (AC) allows charging from any outlet and compacts for easy traveling.
  • Car Charger (DC) allows you to rapid or slow charge your phone from any vehicle 12 volt "cigarette lighter" style adapter.
  • USB Data Cable allows you to sync from computer (software not included)
  • Compatible list: nuvi: 200, 200W, 205, 205W, 250, 250W, 255, 255W, 255WT, 255LM, 260, 260W, 265T, 265W, 265WT, 270, 275T, 285T, 285WT, 295W, 30, 350, 360, 370, 40, 40LM, 42, 42LM, 44, 44LM, 52, 52LM, 54, 54LM, 465T, 465LMT, 50, 50LM, 500, 550, 650, 660, 670, 680, 750, 755T, 760, 765T, 770, 770T, 780, 775T, 785T, 850, 855, 855T, 860, 880, 885T, 1100, 1200, 1200LM, 1250, 1250T, 1250LMT, 1260T, 1260LMT, 1300, 1300LM, 1350, 1350T, 1350LMT, 1370T, 1370LMT, 1390T, 1390LMT, 1450, 1450T, 1450LMT, 1490T

Garmin Nuvi Vehicle Power Cable

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BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Compatible with select Garmin devices to provide a steady charge.
  • Built-in cable to nsures that you always can quickly connect your device.
  • Mini USB interface offers simple connection to a variety of devices.
  • Garmin 12 Volt adapter fits into most car cigarette lighters
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Garmin Portable Friction Mount - Frustration Free Packaging

Garmin Portable Friction Mount - Frustration Free Packaging
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Ships in Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Four-arm shape conforms to your dashboard
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  • Compatible with nüvi series GPS navigators and StreetPilot C5XX series
  • One-year limited warranty