Garmin introduces widescreen navigation devices

  • Olathe (KS) – Garmin expands its nuvi 200 product line with two widescreen portable navigation devices.

    Both the nuvi 200w and nuvi 250w come in a slightly revised casing that follows the general widescreen trend. The 4.3” screen offers a resolution of 480x272 pixels. The two models a similar feature set, including a preloaded database with six million points of interest, a built-in picture viewer, calculator, currency converter, unit converter and a world clock.

    The only difference is available geographic data: The nuvi 200W includes preloaded detailed mapping of the contiguous United States (lower 48states ), Hawaii and Puerto Rico, while the nuvi 250W comes with mapping of the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Puerto Rico.

    For the European versions of the nuvi 200 and 250, Garmin is also offering location data of permanently installed speed traps.

    The nuvi 200 and 250 will be available in July and will sell for $500 and $550, respectively.