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Garmin Mobile 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the voice guidance and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the design.

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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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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.

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Garmin Mobile 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Garmin Mobile 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Mobile 20 GPS Receiver for SmartphoneGarmin GPS 20SM Mobile Phone Cradle for BlackberryGarmin Mobile for BlackBerry with GPS 20SM - GPS kit

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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...

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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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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...

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.

Cable

AV Cable Type:Cellular phone charging cable

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.3in
Height:4.2in
Weight:2.2oz
Width:2.7in

GPS Compatibility

Interface:Bluetooth

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

DGPS:DGPS ready
Product Type:GPS kit/GPS receiver module
Receiver:12 channel
SBAS:WAAS

Header

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

PDA System Requirements for GPS

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