Garmin nuvi 200 W

 

Does anyone know anything positive or negative about the Garmin 200 W? I want to take advantage of POI's and according to the literature the Garmin 200W has a slot for SD card. I want to buy it for my wife who gets lost going around the block sometimes. She laughs about it but I get concerned when she has to go to any unfamiliar places by herself.

I've been playing with a

I've been playing with a friend's Nuvi 200. I think its excellent. Its very easy to use. My very non-technical wife figured out the basics in less than 5 minutes. The 200w is the same as the 200 with a wide screen. Its $224 right now on Amazon. POI data doesn't take much space, you may not need an SD card for it.

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Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

Thanks for the feedback!!

I checked out the Amazon deal and the product specs so what the hell, I bought the unit.

The 200 is available for $160.

The 200 is available for $160. The wide screen isn't worth the extra $$ to me, especially since it makes for a larger device to carry around when you remove it form the car. I'd rather have more screen in the direction of travel than to the sides.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

$160? Where?

gdfaini wrote:

The 200 is available for $160. The wide screen isn't worth the extra $$ to me, especially since it makes for a larger device to carry around when you remove it form the car. I'd rather have more screen in the direction of travel than to the sides.

Who's got it for $160? I'd like to check that out.

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Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

hhgregg

I ordered two nüvi 200s as gifts last Friday. The store was hhgregg.com and they offered free shipping.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

i just got it, and i love

i just got it (nuvi 200W), and i love how nice and clear it is, and it handles POI files really nicely.

The only downside with it,

The only downside with it, for me, is that it doesn't support TTS, so street names will not be announced.

Black Friday deal

gdfaini wrote:

I ordered two nüvi 200s as gifts last Friday. The store was hhgregg.com and they offered free shipping.

That must have been a Black Friday deal only. Its $249 now. Amazon still has the best price I can find, $203, and free shipping.

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Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

I was about to mention

I was about to mention thenerds.net, where I ordered a Nuvi 200 for $184. But the price went to $195 the next day, and now it's $245. I was kicking myself for missing the $169 Black Friday price at Best Buy, but it looks like I got a pretty good deal after all (and I didn't have to get up at 4 am to do it).

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"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 40]