Portable, affordable and wide, nüvi 205W 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., Canada or regional sections of Europe. Like the rest of the sleek nüvi 2x5-series, the 205W is priced right and ultra-easy to use.
With nüvi 205W's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3" (10.92 cm) display is easy to read, from any direction.
Navigate With Ease
Depending upon the version, nüvi 205W comes preloaded with City Navigator® NT map data for either the contiguous U.S., Canada or one European region or country (click versions tab to view all). 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 205W 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 205W 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 205W includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. The 205W is compatible with optional enhanced MSN® Direct content (subscription and receiver required) and our 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.
nüvi 205W: Simple navigation at an affordable price
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 color TFT with white backlight
6.1 ounces (172.93 g)
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 lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail) or one European region or country (click versions tab to view all)
Vehicle suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
Quick start manual
Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.
Maps for New Regions
Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.
Need a map update?
Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.