The Garmin Nuvi 200W/250W has arrived for review at GPSLodge.com, and we’re pretty happy to check out the latest unit from Garmin to hit the stores. The Nuvi 200W/250W were announced back in June just as the Summer driving season was beginning. I would expect that the Nuvi 200W/250W will start gathering steam right before the Holidays when the next wave of GPS buying takes place.
The Nuvi 200W/250W extends the line of Nuvi 200 series units that are designed to be easy to use and easier on the wallet. The Nuvi 200 and Nuvi 250 standard screen models are starting to really settle in and take up their place among the entry-level units a few months after introduction, and are really starting to create a buzz. A year ago, who would have thought that you could have gotten a flat model Garmin for under $300 with maps pre-loaded and ready to go? You can with the Garmin Nuvi 200 standard screen right now for less than $300.
The Nuvi 200W and Nuvi 250W are well poised to offer widescreen usability at the entry-level end of the market, while bringing the confidence of the Garmin interface to the marketplace. The Nuvi 200W and Nuvi 250W are based on their standard screen siblings as far as design cues and interface go. The same thin design elements with slate gray mark the new widescreen models, with the same slider switch.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll check the Nuvi 200W/250W out to see what it is made of and let you know our thoughts.
What’s the Difference between the Nuvi 200W vs. the Nuvi 250W?
Maps; that’s it. The Nuvi 200W has all the features of the Nuvi 250W.
- Nuvi 200W - Maps of continental U.S., Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
- Nuvi 250W - Maps of U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
What’s in the Nuvi 200W/250W box?
- Nuvi 200W or 250W GPS Navigation Unit
- Suction cup Mount with cam lever action
- Car Power Plug – 12V
- Adhesive Dash disk
- Set-up and Go guide