Garmin nüvi 215

Garmin nüvi 215


Availability: DISCONTINUED
Product Code: 010-X0576-32


Features

Overview

Features

  • MapSource® City Navigator NT 2010 - with Garmin's nüMap 60-day map update guarantee
  • Map data includes: Ireland & UK
  • 3.5" diagonal, QVGA colour antiglare TFT display with white backlight
  • ecoRoute™ optional download - For fuel-efficient navigation to save fuel and money
  • Intuitive easy-to-use navigation - touchscreen, voice prompts
  • 2D/3D map display
  • Automatic re-routing
  • "Where Am I" function

Product Screen Shots

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Package Includes

  • nüvi 215
  • 12-24 volt vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Dashboard disk
  • Owner's manual & quick reference guide
Technical Details

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 3.8"W x 2.8"H x .8"D (9.7 x 7.1 x 2 cm)
Display size, WxH: 2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
Display type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight: 5.2 ounces (147.42 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 4 hours
Waterproof: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 0

Features:

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.") : yes
Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
3D map view: yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): no
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
FM traffic compatible: yes
XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: yes
Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Car locator feature (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
Picture viewer: yes
Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): no
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no
Additional: This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.


Our Comment

Our December deal includes

  Garmin nüvi 215    Garmin USB Cable    50,000 extra Irish locations

  • Garmin USB Cable.  The USB cable is an essential accessory. When you connect your satnav up to the computer with this cable, you can charge your battery and update your maps.

  • myPOIs Irish locations.  We preload your satnav with over 50,000 extra Irish locations (POIs) that do not come as standard with any Garmin in-car satnav.

Verdict

The nüvi 215 model has been around for just over a year now and we think they are really good devices. They are simple to use, very portable, extremely reliable and with the latest Ireland & UK mapping they are definitely an excellent buy at €125. The 215 does exactly what it says on the box - highly recommended.