Garmin Nuvi 200W 4.3" Widescreen GPS UK & ROI Mapping - now £75.14 delivered @ Bargain Crazy !

Garmin Nuvi 200W 4.3" Widescreen GPS UK & ROI Mapping - now £75.14 delivered @ Bargain Crazy !

Found 25th Feb 2009
Use the 20% discount code WTWEN001BCP to get this price

3% Quidco cashback

Good price IMO... £87.89 @ AMazon

Pre-loaded with detailed UK & Ireland Mapping
4.3" Widescreen display
Slim & Sleek design
Pre-loaded with Speed Camera location
Full UK postcode search
Built-in help system
Garmin Lock (security feature)


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Garmin nuvi 200W Features:

[*]Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): Yes (internal speaker)
[*]3D Map View
[*]Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)
[*]Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
[*]Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
[*]Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
[*]Basemap: Yes
[*]Preloaded maps: Yes (regional)
[*]Ability to add maps: Yes
[*]Built-in memory: Internal solid state
[*]Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
[*]Waypoints/favorites: 500
[*]Picture Viewer: Yes
[*]Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation)
[*]World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator
[*]Touchscreen: Yes
[*]Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature): Yes
[*]Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm)
[*]Display size, WxH:3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm)
[*]4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
[*]Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
[*]Display type: WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
[*]Weight: 6.1 ounces (172.93 g)
[*]Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
[*]Battery life: Up to 5 hours
[*]High-sensitivity receiver
[*]RoHS version available: Yes[/LIST]

You can get the Nuvi250 with Full European mapping for £79.99 at Amazon

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You can get the Nuvi250 with Full European mapping for £79.99 at Amazon

3.5" screen for that price @ AMazon whereas the one in OP is 4.3" widescreen


You can get the Nuvi250 with Full European mapping for £79.99 at Amazon

That's a good price but I'd prefer the widescreen version which is £102 from amazon. Depends if you really need the Euro maps I guess.

I have had the 200w for over a year and am very pleased with it and reviewed it on amazon (tallpete33, second review). It's often £79.99 on amazon too tho not at the moment.…1-1

The only thing to bear in mind with Garmin's is that you only get 60 days free map updates (if there are any) from the date of registering. After that it's £60 per update or £100 for lifetime updates (4 per year). Had I known that, I would of held of before registering mine as now when I drive down the new part of the A2 my car appears to be "off-road"! :?

Otherwise, it's an excellent Sat Nav

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Excellent review btw tallpete33

Copying here for the benefit of all.

121 of 122 people found the following review helpful: for drivers and walkers !, 2 Mar 2008
By ][COLOR=#004b91]tallpete33[/COLOR] (London, UK) - ][COLOR=#004b91]See all my reviews[/COLOR]
I've had this for several months now and am very pleased with it. It was my first Sat Nav and after a lot of research I went for the 200W as I didn't need all the top-end features or Europe maps but I was keen on a widescreen and this seemed a good price (now at less than a ton it's even better)

A multi-stop flat-hunting trip in SE London for my girlfriend was a very relaxed affair. The Garmin took us door to door without a hitch and avoided the usual page turning arguments. It's taken me to numerous remote Kent villages and towns and door-to-door to villages in South Wales easily too. It was excellent on a recent UK holiday, taking us to various tourist locations without a hitch, making the travelling much less stressful. Missed turns or deviations from the route are re-calculated promptly and safely. It works well if you're in town on foot, though remember to change to pedestrian mode first for the quickest route.

Out of the box it took a few minutes to locate a satellite but response time after power on now is just a matter of seconds, depending where you are. It really is a smart looking device, I particularly like the impressive "speedo" screen (see photo) which shows your speed, journey time, average speed and more - though this is definitely more for the male of the species ! The 3D map is generally pretty easy to read with voice prompts offering able assistance. You can change the view to 2D easily if you prefer. Safety cameras are well prompted in advance though you have to pay for updates but it has pin-pointed every one so far, including temporary ones. Map updates are free (but infrequent) and you can also download different vehicles if you so desire. I quite like the American cop car....

The manual is pretty spartan but as the Nuvi is easy to use, this has not been a problem for me. It does not come with a mains charger or USB cable but these are available cheaply on auction sites. Your digital camera USB cable could quite easily be the right size (USB A to mini B) and it will charge quite quickly from the PC.

I now also always take it when I go walking in the country, obviously it doesn't show footpaths etc but it has been invaluable on a couple of "where am I" occasions when I'm on or near a road, and it shows the all-important direction of travel too. Runners could find it useful to log their overall speed and distance.

What I like :
Excellent display - apart from in the brightest sunlight it is easy to read
Screen lock - handy when you're on a journey break and you put the unit in your pocket
PIN security
Speedo page - all the numbers you could ever want! (journey time, average speed, stopped time etc etc)
7 digit postcode entry
Quality (and discreet) fixing - I use the "dashboard disc" rather than the windscreen and it sits there rock solid all day. It does not have one of those long arms that looks like it fell of a dalek
Very robust build quality (it has been drop tested more than once!)
Memory card slot - if you don't have a USB cable you can use it to upload photos to view if you want - quite handy if you're visiting relatives.
Good battery life of 4-5 hours on a full charge
Nice touches like the chequered flag at your destination and the change to night display at sunset
Locates places of interest (with phone numbers) and utilties like ATMs and petrol stations easily - very useful

What I would like :
One-touch sound on/sound off button to make it easier to quickly mute the voice when you're nearing home. Having said that I rarely use the voice instructions, preferring the sound off
Road colours to follow map standard i.e. motorways blue, A roads red etc
Mains charger - but so far I've not really needed one as it charges quickly in-car
Better instruction manual
More user-friendly website - it's not easy to navigate (even once you have registered your device) and map updates are not at all regular. I haven't had any since I bought it.

I would not recommend a Sat Nav for new drivers as they can be a distraction when they need to be concentrating on the road.

Overall it's been a very good buy - I use it a lot more than I thought I would but I haven't thrown out my A-Z's yet!

Ebuyer has it for 74.74 with free shipping;…953
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