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Garmin N VI 1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and size. The screen and value for money also get good opinions, but the build quality and voice guidance get negative reviews.

usability, value for money, screen, size, performance

voice guidance, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin N VI 1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Garmin nuvi 1200 review

 

Hands on with the Garmin nuvi 1200 The Garmin nüvi 1200 is the entry-level model in a recently introduced line of Garmin GPS navigators. All of the units in the 1200, 1300 and 1400 series come with customizable data fields and the ability to utilize...

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Great GPS for little money.

 

Easy to use. It found my daughter's house up in mountains with no problem. Easy to update software on line and you can use camera data cable. Went to Asheville NC and would have been lost a lot except for the Nuvi. Love this GPS

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Amazon review summary for Garmin N VI 1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Garmin N VI 1200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, size, screen, performance

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 1200 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin n?vi 1200 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin nüvi 1200 NOH 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lower 48)

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very quick and easy

 

great so far -- very easy...although it took a while for the gps to see that I wasn't in chicago. simple and logs how much gas each trip costs too as an added bonus.

Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

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very quick and easy

 

great so far -- very easy...although it took a while for the gps to see that I wasn\'t in chicago. simple and logs how much gas each trip costs too as an added bonus.

Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

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Garmin Nuvi

 

It eems to get stuck when recalculating and it is disconcerting.

Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up

Acquires Satellites Slowly

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First Rate

 

Does the job.

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Large Screen,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls

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Small in size but maps are outdated

 

Its small in size but its outdated and has old pre-installed maps.

Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Simple Controls

Acquires Satellites Slowly,Inaccurate

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GPS Keeps us on the straight and narrow

 

This Garmin helps us when we have to change our route and I do not have any backup.

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls

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Good for beginners

 

Not bad for first-time users but for a little more money, the 265WT has more features that a more experienced user will find more desirable. At least I did.

Compact,Easy To Read,Large Screen

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