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Garmin Mobile 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Garmin Mobile 20. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and maps. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the memory and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Mobile 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Garmin Mobile 20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The size and maps also get good views, but many are critical about the memory and durability. There are some mixed views about the price and usability.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Mobile 20 GPS Receiver for SmartphoneGarmin Mobile 20 GPS Receiver for Smartphone

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Garmin Mobile 20 GPS Kit review: Garmin Mobile 20 GPS Kit


In this day and age, buying a standalone GPS device isn't the only way to get navigation help. If you have a cell phone or smart phone , you can add software or GPS accessories to turn your mobile into a handheld navigation device. One such solution is...

The Garmin Mobile 20 accommodates a number of Palm- and Windows Mobile-based smart phones and offers turn-by-turn directions and hands-free operation. You can also receive traffic alerts, weather updates and more, and send your location to contacts via...

The cradle design is somewhat kludgey, and we wish there was better hands-free integration. Speaker volume is on the low side, and the kit is a bit pricey.

Though the setup is a bit messy, the Garmin Mobile 20 is a nice alternative for smart phone owners who need navigation help but don't want to buy a standalone GPS device.

May, 2007

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Garmin Mobile 20 - A GPS and BlueTooth Mount for Smartphones and BlackBerrys - Review


The Garmin Mobile 20 is a mobile phone mount with a GPS receiver and Bluetooth built-in to add GPS navigation and hands free calling to your on Nokia, Windows Mobile or Treo 650 Smartphone or BlackBerry (note that there is a different version for...

Aug, 2007

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Garmin Mobile 20


It works as described, less the traffic and weather updates. It asks for a activation code - I could not find the code even after registration - called Garmin and was told there is no activation code and to check with my cell carrier for other...

Apr, 2007

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Great receiver!


This is a great mini GPS receiver! The stand makes it easy to see and it's not as bulky as the normal ones.

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Mar, 2010

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perfect for the frequent traveler


Using mine since Feb '07, first with a BlackBerry 7100, then with the faster 8100 Pearl. Absolutely fabulous. One particularly useful feature when in other (boroughs or) cities is the finder, which provides all locations of a post office, particular...

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Make your smart phone even smarter with Garmin Mobile 20 - a GPS and Bluetooth wireless package that includes a phone mount and data card with plug-and-play maps and navigation software. Garmin Mobile 20 makes it easy to add GPS navigation and hands-free calling to your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone. The data card includes Garmin Mobile XT navigation software and City Navigator NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest database. Easily look up addresses and services and receive voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions to the front door. With 3D map view, automatic off-route recalculation plus more, you'll never ask for directions again. The compact and portable smart mount combines a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, Bluetooth hands-free kit, adjustable phone cradle and 12-volt phone charger all in one. It easily adjusts to fit a variety of smart phones, and moves from vehicle to vehicle, making it convenient to take on business trips or vacation. With Garmin Mobile 20's wireless technology, you can talk on your phone safely via the smart mount's built-in speaker and microphone. Easily look-up and dial numbers from your phone's address book or the extensive points of interest database - including hotels, restaurants, stores, attractions and more. With Garmin Mobile 20's PeerPoints feature, you can text message your position to any other phone as well as view and navigate to the location of Garmin Mobile XT users in your group. Simply send your current position via text messaging to your Garmin Mobile XT partner's phone, and your location shows up on your partner's map page. PeerPoints is the perfect feature to keep track of friends and family at an amusement park, lake, or other outdoor group activity.


AV Cable Type:Cellular phone charging cable

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Compatibility


GPS Performance

Acquisition times - cold:38
Acquisition times - warm:1
GPS accuracy - position:393.7
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
Interface:Bluetooth / Connects to Nokia Symbian, Windows Mobile and Palm OS Treo smartphones with Bluetooth wireless technology / Nokia Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm OS Treo

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

Product Type:GPS kit/GPS receiver module
Receiver:12 channel


Model:20/20SM/For BlackBerry with GPS 20SM
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin/Garmin GPS/Garmin Mobile

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 60

PDA System Requirements for GPS

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC / Palm OS / Symbian OS (Series 60 Platform) v2.0

Technical Details

Color of product:Grey
WAAS capability: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.32 / 4.21
Height:2.32 / 4.21