November 25, 2007

Holiday Gift Guide Highlight: Nuvi 200/250

I thought I would walk through a few of the models on my GPS Holiday Gift Guide to offer a little more insight into them. GarminNuvi200sm.jpgToday we look at the Garmin Nuvi 200 and the Nuvi 250, a relatively new line of units from Garmin.

Both are entry level Garmin units, that are thin and flat. Prices online are generally <$250 for these, and reflect the best you can get in a top notch interface and trustworthy unit.

The Nuvi 200 has maps of the continental US + Puerto Rico and Hawaii. The Nuvi 250 has maps of all of North America (adds Canada and Alaska). Neither have Text to Speech, but they do have clear spoken voices and offer accurate turn indications at appropriate distances before the turns.

The unit is quick to calculate routes and grab a satellite signal. It comes in a slim sleek design with no pop-up patch antenna like the older Garmin Nuvi 300 series. The easy interface that greets you with a "Where to?" and "View Map" choices is an easy way to get into the unit and get going. Definitely my pick for easy to use and easy on the pocketbook.

See my full review on the Garmin Nuvi 200/250/270.

At Amazon: Garmin Nuvi 200 and Garmin Nuvi 250.

Compare Prices on the Compare Garmin Nuvi 200
or the Garmin Nuvi 250


For all more Holiday GPS Gift Picks see my

GPS Holiday Gift Guide



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Posted by Scott Martin at November 25, 2007 10:04 PM

Recent Comments

I bought this on BF even though I really wanted the text-to-speech (TTS) function. After 4 days of use, I'm happy to say that the clean display, intuitive menus, and the very bold green banner across the top (with the turn details the TTS would have voiced) have made this a non-issue.

I plan to use this on my motorcycle as well as my truck, so the informative but clean display was more important as the TTS wouldn't have been used on the bike. Ideally, it would have had Bluetooth capability but for $169 complete (no tax in NH) how could I complain?


Posted by: Roy at November 26, 2007 9:49 AM
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