Massive, sharp screen
Lifetime map and traffic updates
Voice navigation works really well
Great display with responsive controls
Extensive junction view and lane assist coverage
Features a suite of destination searching apps from Yelp Expedia
'The service operates on AT&T's EDGE network and is free for the first two years of ownership, after which users can elect to pay a $5 per month subscription or use the Nuvi without the connection.'
'Very slim enclosure'
'The prices seemed accurate in my sampling, but you can't search for the cheapest fuel price other than by scrolling through the list.'
Street name announcement.'
'Garmin's well designed location screen also provides one-touch access to find nearby hospitals, police stations, and gas stations.'
'The widescreen is extremely clear, and you can see all the directions upon it quite easily.'
Lifetime traffic updates included
'good color screen'
'rich features only a dedicated device'
'The Garmin Nuvi 1200 comes complete with a rechargeable battery which, when fully charged, will last for approximately four hours.'
'spacious touch screen and text-to-speech functionality'
'Included maps for Canada and U.'
'When it first shipped, Garmin broke ground by offering a built-in traffic receiver with subscription-free, advertising-supported lifetime traffic alerts. '
'In either case, by the time you’re ready to step on the gas, the Nuvi is ready to tell you where to go. '
'What's Not Small screen.'
'Small screen, no lane guidance, can't change default keyboard layout.'
'Pros: Touch screen was nice. '
'As this is a thin and compact unit, it can easily be carried in the pocket or a purse. '
'The 4.3-inch display is easy to read even in the sunlight.'
'The Nuvi 255W's feature set is rather limited.'
'Garmin is also releasing a new “HotFix” feature which will likely be similar to TomTom's QuickFix system of acquiring satellite signals faster.'
'this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.'