nüvi® 215W

Part Number: 010-00575-32

Discontinued - Still Supported Device

Overview

Simple, safe and affordable with Bluetooth® hands-free phone calling and optional premium traffic alerts, the widescreen nüvi 215W is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This safety-minded regional navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions and a unique, Cyclops speed camera warning system to help you find the best route and stay safe on the road. Give the drive your full attention with hands-free phone calls through the integrated speaker and microphone. Packed with millions of points of interest (POIs) and maps for the UK and Ireland, the 215W is compact, versatile and easy to use.

Make hands-free phone calls

Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel with nüvi 215W’s integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, microphone and speaker. Just pair with your compatible mobile phone and talk hands-free through the nüvi 215W. Simply dial numbers using nüvi’s touchscreen keypad and answer calls in a tap of the screen. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialling for contacts and points of interest and drive safely and legally.

Simplicity and safety

nüvi 215W comes preloaded with street maps for the UK and Ireland. Simply touch the colour screen, key in your destination and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn spoken directions and smooth moving maps. Digital elevation detail shows shaded contours for a better understanding of your surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 215W accepts custom points of interest such as named businesses and traffic blackspots, with proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs as you approach. With HotFix™ satellite prediction technology, Garmin calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

’Where Am I?’ gives you details about your position on demand. Simply tap the car icon for your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, nearest address, contact details for your appropriate vehicle recovery service and directions to nearby hospitals, police and petrol stations.

nüvi 215W contains Garmin’s unique, advanced driver safety system with daily updates. Travel with the confidence you are driving safely, responsibly and legally and don’t be fooled by false alerts. The system uses a patented ‘corridor’ technique of camera validation so you only get alerts relevant to cameras on your route. nüvi also displays speed limits for greater awareness.

nüvi 215W also comes with Garmin Lock™, our inventive anti-theft protection system that uses GPS technology to safeguard the sat-nav by locking to a secure location of your choice. Just return to the location to unlock.

Enhanced navigation

Redefine your sightseeing with photo navigation and get there in a snap! To plan trips to landmarks and attractions simply and easily before you set off, choose and save location-tagged photographs from Google Panoramio on your nüvi in a wish-list of places to visit. Then, at your leisure, select a photo destination for turn-by-turn directions straight to the scene.

Other built-in travel tools include a JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, a currency and measurement converter, calculator and more.

Optional smart traffic avoidance

nüvi 215W is compatible with Garmin’s smart traffic avoidance. This optional accessory helps you stay aware of jams, accidents and roadworks on your route, with dependable delay information. Garmin’s distinctive, streaming traffic service uses live traffic data from cameras located every two miles along every major route to help you avoid the tailbacks.

Traffic information is always a toggle away. Just flick between the main navigation screen and congestion information while Garmin’s expert navigation works with the traffic alerts to report on the tailbacks while suggesting a better route around the delay.

Portable bigger picture

nüvi 215W has a sleek, slim design to fit comfortably in your pocket or bag. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot with up to four hours’ usage between charges.

With a 4.3-inch widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant colour. The sunlight-readable display is easy to view - from any direction.

nüvi 215W: Simple, safe and affordable widescreen navigation with Bluetooth® hands-free phone calling. Here

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm (4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D)
Display size, WxH 9.7 x 5.7 cm (3.81"W x 2.25"H); 10.9 cm (4.3" diag)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
Weight 172.93 g (6.1 ounces)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
Headphone jack/audio line-out No
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Water rating No

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps Yes (Regional)
Includes lifetime map updates No
nüMaps Guarantee yes
3-D terrain view No
3-D buildings and landmarks view No
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards SD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Features & Benefits

Features That Save Time & Money
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
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) Yes
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) Yes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) No
Junction view (displays junction signs) No
myTrends™ (predicts your routes) No
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow) No
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) No
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Yes
XM® compatible for U.S No
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth® wireless technology Yes
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
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town) no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) Yes
View upcoming points of interest along route No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature) Yes
Customizable Features
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device) Yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device) Yes
MP3 player No
Audio book player No

Additional Specs

  • This USB device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

In the Box

  • nüvi 215W
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT data for UK and Ireland
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Quick start manual

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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