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Garmin nüvi 205W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

1.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • Sunlight-readable, 5-inch backlit TFT color touchscreen display with 480 x 272 WQVGA pixel resolution
  • Preloaded with City Navigator NT data for North America (U.S. and Canada) and Puerto Rico, with nearly six million points of interest
  • Free lifetime map and traffic updates for the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and navigation info, along with constantly updated traffic information
  • Advanced navigation features including voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, lane assist with junction view, fuel-saving ecoRoute
  • Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calling. Comes with One-year warranty.microSD card (not included)

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 7.1 x 2 cm ; 172 g
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Item model number: 010-00718-40
  • ASIN: B0015F1L7A
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 20 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 1.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #202,361 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

The large screen nüvi 1490lmt comes with free lifetime maps and traffic and offers multiple-point routing and lane assist with junction view to help you manage busy highway interchanges. It announces streets by name, has hands-free calling compatibility and pedestrian navigation options. The ecoroute feature calculates a more fuel-efficient route.


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I recently purchased this product. It works wonderfully and is an excellent Garmin product. However, this particular item does not come shipped with Canadian maps and therefore is relatively useless to Canadian residents. The product contains maps of USA only.

Keep this in mind when considering purchasing this item.
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This item only contains USA maps. Will not work in Canada. If you want the same item for Canadian use buy the 255W
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There should of been some indication from Amazon that this GPS has no Canadian maps. When I called Garimen they were shocked that Amazon."CA" was even selling it.

I returned it as it was of no use to me.
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Please add something to the title to indicate that this GPS does not contain Canadian maps. Its in description but easy to miss. Can't use this product in Canada unless I'm willing to BUY Canadian maps which basically doubles the price. Buyer beware!
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The unit may be fine but I naturally assumed that when amazon.ca was selling it, it would have
the Canadian Maps included. It didn't. You have to pay another $60 to download them.
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By Clint on Dec 28 2010
Hope you're not Canadian if you buy this because there's no Canadian maps on it. So I have to spend an extra $60+ to buy the map I thought it came with. If I knew it didn't come with the only map I wanted then I wouldn't have bought it.
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All in all, it's good, very simple to use, and efficient GPS... if you live in the States!...
By default, when you receive the device, you only have the intra-continental USA maps, so forget about trying to find where you are right now in Canada and where's the closest gas station.

By chance, the internal "disk" space of the 205W is 2 Gig, and as the maps of the USA amount to 1 Gig, you can overwrite the built-in map "file" with one that has both US and Canada ... if you are hacker enough to find that new map file online...

I find it very odd that GPS sold on Amazon.CA are USA only.

Now that you know, enjoy the ride!
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