Simple, safe, portable and affordable with optional premium traffic alerts, the nüvi 205W is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This simple, safety-minded navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions and a unique, advanced Cyclops speed camera warning system to get you there on time and keep you safe on the road. Packed with millions of points of interest (POIs) and maps for the UK and Ireland, the 205W is compact, versatile and easy to use.
Simplicity and safety
nüvi 205W comes preloaded with City Navigator® NT map data 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, 2D or 3D mapping and smooth map redraw rates. Digital elevation maps show shaded contours for an understanding of the surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 205W accepts custom points of interest such as traffic blackspots and post offices and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix® satellite prediction, Garmin calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.
’Where Am I?’ gives you details about your location in a flash. Simply tap the car icon for your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, nearest address, contact details for your vehicle rescue service and directions to the closest hospital, police or petrol station.
nüvi 205W’s advanced Cyclops speed camera database helps you travel with the confidence you are driving safely, responsibly and legally. As you approach one of hundreds of fixed, mobile and temporary speed cameras, variable limit or red light speed cameras across Europe, it gives an audible alert, overspeed warning and speed limit information.
nüvi 205W also comes with Garmin Lock™, an inventive anti-theft protection system that uses GPS to lock to a secure location of your choice.
The nüvi 205WT model adds lifetime traffic alerts to provide dependable delay information and keep you aware of jams, accidents and roadworks on your route. These alerts are informed by real-time data from reliable sources including the Highways Agency, police traffic control centres and more than 8,000 traffic flow cameras and sensors on motorways and trunk roads across England, Wales and Scotland. This service is broadcast over a national network of FM radio stations to ensure an excellent reception.
Your traffic is always a toggle away. Just flick between your navigation screen and congestion delay information, reassured you will be guided safely to your destination. nüvi 205WT’s versatile navigation works with the traffic alerts to report on the tailbacks and suggest a better route around the delay.
nüvi 205W comes with photo navigation to revolutionise your sightseeing. Plan trips to landmarks and attractions simply and easily before you set off. Choose and save location-tagged photographs from millions of Google® Panoramio pictures in a wish-list of places to visit. Then, at your leisure, select a photo destination on your Garmin 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.
Personalise your nuvi 205W with your choice of background photograph. To customise your screen further, select a new vehicle icon from the Garmin Garage™. With a wide range of wheels, including off-road vehicles, motorbikes and classic cars, you can tailor your Garmin to suit your style.
Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD™ cards such as Garmin Travel and Language Guides as well as links to third-party content providers including RoadTour and The Good Pub Guide.
Portable bigger picture
nüvi 205W has a sleek, slim design to fit comfortably in your pocket or purse. 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" (10.92 cm) 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 205W: Simple, safe, portable and affordable navigation goes widescreen.
Physical & Performance
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
WQVGA colour antiglare TFT with white backlight
172.93g (6.1 ounces)
up to 4 hours
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps
internal solid state
Accepts data cards
SD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.
In the Box
Preloaded City Navigator® NT data for the U.K. and Ireland
Vehicle suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
Quick start manual
Maps for New Regions
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Need a map update?
Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.