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By Andrew Gould 3 September 2008

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Do you want a Nüvi with a difference?

The 205W is one step up from the 205 and as everything is moving to widescreen, so should you. This Nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn voice directions, 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map updates as you navigate, just like all the other Nüvi’s. But, the 205W incorporates some very unique features ­including digital ­elevation maps that show you shaded ­contours at higher zoom levels, Garmin ­Connect photo navigation with Google, ­super-fast first-fix satellite ­location through ­predictive orbital calculation, ­a­utomatic time zone setting, smoother map display ­refreshing and ­improved user interface.

The 205W is small and thin enough to fit in your pocket, so you can take it with you, whether it’s in the concrete jungle or an actual jungle.

PROS
It features turn-by-turn voice directions and 2-D or 3-D maps and its widescreen is a great improvement upon the standard 205 model.
CONS
The 205 lacks speech control and Bluetooth hands free calling.
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