How It Works
Portable and affordable, nüvi 205 is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions and optional MSN® Direct services to get you there on time and keep you informed. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for the contiguous U.S. Like the rest of the compact nüvi 2x5-series, the 205 is priced right and ultra-easy to use.
Navigate With Ease
nüvi 205 comes preloaded with City Navigator® NT map data for the contiguous U.S. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn voice directions, 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map redraw rates as you navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 205 accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix™ satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.
Take It With You
Like the rest of the nüvi 2x5-series, nüvi 205 sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 205 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate to them. The 205 is compatible with optional enhanced MSN® Direct content (subscription and receiver required) and the free Garmin Garage where you can download animated vehicles that show your location on the map. It also comes with Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.
Why It's Good - ecoRoute Software
Garmin have released ecoRoute software, which can help you get the most out of your vehicle.
Save Money, Reduce Emissions:
With ecoRoute on your nüvi, you can save money on fuel costs by finding more fuel-efficient routes. These routes are selected by factoring in your vehicles fuel consumption, the number of stops, speed limits, and more. ecoRoute also gives you real-time feedback on the efficiency of your driving. Whether it’s a slower start from a standstill or maintaining an efficient speed, you’ll know what driving techniques help you save gas and money.
The ecoRoute Route Preview will even give you an estimate of the fuel cost and efficiency of your route before you leave!
Track your progress:
The ecoRoute Fuel Report automatically calculates details about your travel time and fuel usage. You’ll see time and distance traveled as well as the cost of fuel used and average fuel economy. Perfect for keeping tabs on your travels and expenses, it’s virtually everything you need to track your ongoing fuel consumption.
ecoRoute Mileage Reports give fuel economy data on individual trips, data that can be used to plan future trips as well as keeping track of distance for company mileage reimbursements.
See just how efficient you drive with ecoRoute’s Driving Challenge. This fun-yet-effective challenge makes a game out of saving gas with your nüvi by keeping a running score that reflects your current driving habits. You’ll get real-time feedback based on your performance and you’ll quickly see the results of your actions. Like to accelerate quickly and jam on the brakes at the last moment? Then prepare yourself for a lower score and higher fuel bill. The better you drive, the higher your score. The ecoRoute Driving Challenge also saves your top three scores so you can keep track of your progress. Saving fuel has never been so much fun.
The Garmin ecoRoute software is compatible with the following GPS devices, which we have on our store. We do not stock Garmin GPS's that do not support the ecoRoute software:
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:||3.9"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (9.8 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||320 x 240 pixels|
|Display type:||QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight|
|Weight:||5.2 ounces (147.42 g)|
|Battery life:||up to 4 hours|
|RoHS version available:||yes|
Maps & Memory:
|Preloaded street maps:||yes (regional)|
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards:||microSD™ card (not included)|
|Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):||yes (internal speaker)|
|Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):||no|
|Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):||no|
|Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation):||no|
|3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D):||no|
|Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):||no|
|Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):||yes|
|Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):||yes|
|Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):||yes|
|Bluetooth® wireless technology (connect to your phone for hands-free calling):||no|
|Garmin nüLink! Services: (receive accurate real-time travel information):||no|
|FM traffic compatible:||yes|
|MSN® Direct compatible:||yes|
|XM® Navtraffic & Radio for U.S. compatible:||no|
|Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):||yes|
|Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):||yes|
|Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount):||no|
|ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route) :||yes|
|Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):||no|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):||yes|
|Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):||yes|
|Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):||yes|
|Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):||yes|
|World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator:||yes|
|Audio book player:||no|
|Headphone jack/audio line-out:||no|
|Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):||yes|
|Additional:||This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.|