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Garmin nuvi 300

Product Code: GAR300

Garmin nuvi 300 comes with preloaded maps for UK and Ireland. The Garmin nuvi 300 displays detailed street-level road maps on easy-to-use colourful 3.5-inch touchscreen and in addition provides clear, voice-prompted directions to your destination. The Garmin nuvi 300 features full UK postcode search and optional speed camera locations via the Cyclops speed camera database.

The Garmin nuvi 300 also includes the option to use the unique Garmin nuvi Travel Guides which provides helpful and thorough reviews and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife, sporting events and tourist attractions, along your route.



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The Garmin nuvi 300 is preloaded with City Navigator NT street maps for UK and Republic of Ireland, including points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, petrol, ATMs and more. Like the rest of the nuvi series, the Garmin nuvi 300 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.

The Garmin nuvi 300 3.5-inch colour antiglare touchscreen display is easy to read - from any direction. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant colour. The Garmin nuvi 300 also features a full UK postcode search. Simply enter a destination or postcode, and the Garmin nuvi 300 will take you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. In addition, Garmin nuvi 300 accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and speed cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.

The Garmin nuvi 300 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. The Garmin nuvi 300 also comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature.

Cyclops Speed Camera Alerts

The Garmin nuvi 300, 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 300 Features

‣3.5-inch display - colour touch screen
‣Preloaded maps for United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
‣Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompts
‣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.)
‣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 8 hours)
‣Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee


The Garmin nuvi 300 has been designed to be plug and play, and as such can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle with ease. The Garmin nuvi 300 is powered with the 12-volt vehicle power adaptor and attaches to your vehicles windscreen via the Garmin nuvi 300 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 300.


The Garmin nuvi 300 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 300 maps are available SD card which insert directly into the Garmin nuvi 300. Available Garmin nuvi 300 maps include, France, Spain, Germany, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and North America. View the complete range of maps available for the Garmin nuvi 300.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin nuvi 300
‣12 volt Vehicle Power Cable
‣Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
‣Dashboard Disc
‣USB Cable
‣Quick Start Manual

Garmin nuvi 300 Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin nuvi 300? All parts are genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 300.

Accessories available to purchase include vehicle power charger and suction cup mount, a weighted dashboard mount and an external GPS antenna. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger. View all of the nuvi 300 accessories here.

Garmin nuvi 300 Maps

Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 300? All mapping comes on microSD card with SD card adaptor and is genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 300 Countries available to buy include: UK and Ireland, France and Benelux, Australia and New Zealand. View all of the nuvi 300 compatible maps here.

Garmin nuvi 300 Questions and Answers

Question: I have a Garmin nuvi 300 sat nav over 10 years old. I would like to update the map disc, which enters at the side. other info as follows;

city navigator europe nt+v8. sandisc microsd/transflash adaptor. Is an updated England/Ireland disc available and at what price?

Answer: Yes, a UK and Ireland map on SD card card can be purchased for use with your Garmin nuvi 300. Please click here to view and buy the UK/Ireland map.

For more information and help on installing Garmin pre-programmed maps supplied on microSD/SD card into your Garmin nuvi 300 sat nav please see Garmin map install tips.


Question: I have an old nuvi 300 pre loaded with UK maps for City Navigator Europe NT 2008.

Is it possible to purchase a memory card or download a map to enable this unit to work in USA?

Answer: The Garmin City Navigator North America map that we sell is no longer compatible with the nuvi 300 series. You would need to buy a later Garmin nuvi sat nav model to use with this map.

On the Garmin website you will find a Garmin US ONLY map which you can download. However, you will need to speak to Garmin prior to purchase to ascertain whether the map they sell is compatible with the nuvi 300 sat nav.

Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 300? Submit your question via our contact page.

Garmin nuvi 300 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 3.5-inch QVGA color TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 8 hours (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 98mm, Height - 74mm, Depth - 22mm
‣Weight: 144.6g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin nuvi 300 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.

Why buy from us?

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

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