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Garmin nuvi 205WT

Product Code: GAR205WT

Garmin nuvi 205WT comes preloaded with maps for UK and Ireland and displays detailed street-level road maps on an easy-to-use full colour extra wide 4.3-inch touchscreen and in addition provides clear, voice-prompted directions to your destination. Garmin nuvi 205WT also features integrated traffic receiver, providing free lifetime real-time alerts about traffic delays and roadwork's that lie ahead on your route.

Optional Garmin Travel Guides provide helpful reviews and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, shopping and more. Additionally the Garmin nuvi 205WT Cyclops safety cameras locations provided via subscription alert to camera locations.



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The Garmin nuvi 205WT comes preloaded with City Navigator NT map data for the UK and Ireland. Simply touch the 4.3-inch colour widescreen display, key in your destination and nuvi 205WT takes you there with turn-by-turn spoken directions, 2D or 3D mapping and smooth map updates. Digital elevation maps show shaded contours for an understanding of the surrounding terrain. In addition, Garmin nuvi 205WT 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.

Garmin nuvi 205WT’s lifetime traffic alerts keep you aware of jams, accidents and roadwork's on your route, with dependable delay information. These are informed by real-time data from reliable sources including the Highways Agency, police traffic control centres and more than 8000 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.

The Garmin nuvi 205WT includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. The Garmin nuvi 205WT also comes with Garmin Lock, an inventive anti-theft protection system that uses GPS to lock to a secure location of your choice.

Garmin nuvi 205WT’s advanced Cyclops safety 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 safety cameras, variable limit or red light speed cameras across Europe, it gives an audible alert, overspeed warning and speed limit information.

The Garmin nuvi 205WT also includes the ability to use Garmin nuvi Travel Guides which provides you with helpful and thorough reviews and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife, sporting events and tourist attractions. Several versions of Garmin Travel Guides are available for Europe and the United States. Garmin Travel Guides are available on a selection of SD cards.

Cyclops Speed Camera Alerts

The Garmin nuvi 205WT, like all Garmin sat nav's, gets its speed camera data from the Cyclops speed camera database. The database provides advanced alerts to fixed, average speed, mobile, variable, temporary roadwork, red light and red light speed cameras. As you approach a camera, your device sounds an alert. Subscription charges apply. Click here to read more about the Cyclops speed trap database.

Garmin nuvi 205wt Car Sat Nav FAQs

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Garmin nuvi 205WT Features

‣4.3-inch wide touchscreen display, sleek design that fits easily in your pocket
‣Preloaded street-level mapping for the UK and Ireland with 90 day nuMaps Guarantee
‣Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompts
‣2D or 3D map view display
‣Picture viewer (JPG format)
‣Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)
‣Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
‣Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
‣Free lifetime traffic subscription for the United Kingdom to avoid those long delays
‣ecoRoute optional download - for fuel-efficient navigation to save fuel and money
‣Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
‣Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation)
‣World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery (up to 4 hours)
‣Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database (includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots)
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee.


The Garmin nuvi 205WT has been designed to be plug and play, and as such can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle with ease. The Garmin nuvi 205WT is powered with the 12-volt vehicle power adaptor and attaches to your vehicles windscreen via the Garmin nuvi 205WT suction cup bracket. Alternatively with the dashboard disk you can mount the suction cup bracket on your dashboard instead, all three accessories are supplied with the Garmin nuvi 205WT.

Map Coverage

The Garmin nuvi 205WT is preloaded with City Navigator® NT for UK and Ireland provided by NAVTEQ. NAVTEQ maps provide high quality detailed street level maps, which in addition to street information include features such as route calculation, Points of Interest (POI), Estimated Time of Arrival, and more.

Further Garmin nuvi 205WT maps are available SD card which insert directly into the Garmin nuvi 205WT. Available Garmin nuvi 205WT maps include UK and Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa, North America (USA and Canada), Australia and New Zealand.. Garmin nuvi 205WT maps.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin nuvi 205WT
‣FM TMC Traffic Receiver/12 volt Vehicle Power Cable
‣Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
‣Dashboard Disc
‣Quick Start Manual

Garmin nuvi 205WT Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin nuvi 205WT? All parts are genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 205WT. Accessories available to purchase include GTM 36 vehicle power charger, suction cup mount, a weighted dashboard mount and mini USB cable.

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Garmin nuvi 205WT Maps

Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 205WT? All mapping comes on microSD card with SD card adaptor and is genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 205WT Countries available to buy include: UK and Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa, North America (USA and Canada), Australia and New Zealand.

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Garmin nuvi 205WT Questions and Answers

Question: Garmin GTM 36 connected to Garmin NUVI 205W. Does the above combination provide automatic re-routing around accidents, say, or must this be done manually?

Answer: The Garmin nuvi 205 when connected to the GTM 36 traffic receiver will alert you on screen on approaching traffic congestion on the road ahead. You can then decide to reroute. If you have a pre-programmed route (i.e. set the sat nav to travel from A to B) and traffic congestion occurs it will then automatically recalculate your route. You can read more on page 29 to 31 of the Garmin nuvi 205 manual.

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Question: Is the UK SD card suitable for insertion into a Garmin nuvi 205 model?

Answer: Yes, the Garmin City Navigator NT Maps of UK and Ireland microSD/SD card that we stock, is fully compatible with the Garmin nuvi 205 sat nav.

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Garmin nuvi 205WT Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 4.3-inch WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 5 hours (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 122mm, Height - 74mm, Depth - 20mm
‣Weight: 172.93g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin nuvi 205WT manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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