Sat navs: Compare features & prices Garmin Nuvi 215 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/sat-navs/garmin-nuvi-215/review/
The Garmin Nuvi 215 is similar in function to the 255WT but it doesn't have the same range of features - there's no traffic information, it has only UK mapping - and it has a small standard-format screen as opposed to widescreen. But crucially does it deliver accurate routing?
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Garmin Nuvi 215
- Launch date: Jan 2010
- Type: Dedicated
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Sat nav type
Dedicated: standalone sat nav, fully portable; Integrated: fixed in 1 car; Motorbike: specifically for use on motorbikes; App: Sat nav app, downloadable to a smartphone; Bicycle: specifically for use on a bicycle
The diagonal measurement across the screen (in mm). Some devices display information on to your mobile phone so no size can be given.
Whether the sat nav can access live traffic updates to help divert you around upcoming jams. You may need to pay a subscription fee and buy extra equipment (eg an aerial, cradle or SD cards), to receive this information.
Whether the sat nav tested includes coverage of the continent. If not, look out for a "Europe" version of the same model. If your model doesn't have European maps, additional maps can often be purchased separately, although this is not always the case and you may need to upgrade to a more expensive model.
Points of interest
Tells you of Points of interest nearby or en-route eg museums, restaurants, petrol stations etc
Speed camera information
Tells you whether the system provides warning of upcoming fixed-location speed cameras. You may need to pay a subscription fee and buy extra equipment (eg an aerial) to receive this information.
Avoids toll roads
Whether the system allows you plot a route avoiding any road charging.