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Garmin nuvi 1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Garmin nuvi 1200. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and size are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the durability and reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, screen

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi 1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin nuvi 1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 1200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The maps and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the reliability and screen.

usability, price, maps, size, performance

screen, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 1200 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland MapsGarmin Nuvi 1200 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin nuvi 1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 1200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Opinions about the maps and performance are on the whole positive. The size and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, performance, maps

reliability

74% 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 nüvi 1200 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Garmin Nuvi 1200 GPS Sat Nav

 

Although the Garmin Nuvi 1200 is designed for use on the road it is also constructed with handheld use and pocket storage in mind. That means it is a slim, light and relatively small unit designed to provide satellite navigation to people who are not...

European mapping is included and the touch screen interface has been simplified for ease of use when your mind is on other things. It also has speed camera locations throughout Europe and various intelligent software tools that are designed to...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Thomas Mckinnon (techsmart.co.za)

Garmin nuvi 1200

 

The nuvi 1200 with its 3.5-inch touch-screen is Garmin's entry-level device. It features text-to-speech navigation, an improved pedestrian mode and an overhauled interface.

In the short-medium term standalone devices remain more convenient in South Africa and they will likely always have a place in the market, but the nüvi 1200's RRP of R2300 will cause many to think twice. The fact that is an excellent device is...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: kclk (officedepot.com)

great

 

i bought this for my daughter for her bday and we used it on the way to dinner was ready to go right out of the box i have a magellean and this is much better product

Value for Money, Features, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Performance

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: shatan (viewpoints.com)

Garmin n?vi 1200 Life Saver! ”

 

This is our 2nd Garmin Nuvi, so far we are loving it. We just needed something simple and easy to understand. The Garmin nüvi 1200's speaker directional instruction is Loud and clear. Garmin Nuvi 1200 is small and can just slip into the shirt pocket,...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: ashleyval1 (viewpoints.com)

Garmin nuvi - great price for great GPS ”

 

This was my first GPS purchase, and I was very pleased.  Bought last year on Black Friday for a steal of a deal.  I was worried I wasn't buying high enough quality.  But I was wrong!  This GPS has so many wonderful features.  This is a must for any...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: PeaS (officedepot.com)

Garmin

 

We are new to Garmin but it has been great right out of the box. We choose to use the male voice as it seemed easier to understand. The recalulating on this one didn't irritate us like we were told about with other Garmins. The screen is easy to read...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: KRobby (viewpoints.com)

Works well except for losing satellite signal ”

 

I received this unit as a gift, and I've really enjoyed having it.  It's got nice features like "Find" where you can just type the name of the place and approximate location and it will find it for you and give you turn by turn directions from wherever...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Lost (staples.com)

Garmin Nuvi

 

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

Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up

Acquires Satellites Slowly

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: llibby (staples.com)

First Rate

 

Does the job.

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

Jun, 2010