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Garmin Nuvi 1200
 
Approximate retail price:
$120
Summary: This Garmin has a 3.5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
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Type: 3.5-inch screen GPS
About - Garmin Nuvi 1200
The Nuvi 1200 has a 3.5-inch LCD screen. Notable features include a photo viewer, and a trip computer. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
About This Brand

By far the biggest selling brand, with more than 50 percent of the market. Based in Olathe, Kan., Garmin was founded in 1989, and today it has 7,000 employees. Garmin GPS navigators have consistently scored near or at the top of our ratings. In addition to portable GPS units, Garmin makes a variety of fitness training devices and products for marine and aviation use. The company announced plans to sell its own telephone with built-in navigation two years ago, but the scheduled release date has been pushed back several times.

Features & Specs - Garmin Nuvi 1200
info Screen size (in.) 3.5
info Weight (oz.) 4.7
info Bluetooth hands-free calling No
info Spoken street names Yes
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General Information
Manufacturer Garmin, Ltd
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.garmin.com
Product Line nuvi
Product Model 1200
Product Name nĂ¼vi 1200 Automobile Navigator
Product Type Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
User Reviews - Garmin Nuvi 1200
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3.0
Does the trick
7/11/2012
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Reliable Performance
Cons
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Finding Specific Address
Urban Navigation
Comment:
Inexpensive, easy enough to use, larger screen would be nice, suction cup mount works well enough but does fall off glass every few weeks
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Touch screen not working in left corner
5/31/2011
Pros
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Set Up
I like the mph indicator
Includes mounting plate
It still works
Remembers previous addres
Cons
Small screen
Touch Screen "A" not wkg
Best Uses
Comment:
For the price([$]) it is not bad but the touch screen in the top left corner has failed and trying to spell anything that starts with an A just frustrates [*] you. Like the mph street sign indicator in the lower corner. Don't like that it doesn't tell you ahead of time what your next turn off is on the the screen, you have to change pages in order to see ahead to the next turn. Which takes your eyes off the road to push the buttons.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
It's a Gamble
12/27/2010
Pros
Compact
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Best Uses
Urban Navigation
Comment:
I use it for extensive business travel and for the most part it was serviceable. At times took me to strange places and when I tested it for routes I knew were best, it somretimes took me in circles. My chief complaint was that it died 15 months after I bought it. Repairs too expensive so will get another GPS.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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