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Garmin nuvi 215

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Garmin nuvi 215. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the screen, and views are divided on the route planning.

usability, price, performance, reliability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi 215 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 215 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the durability and reliability are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the route planning, and there are some critical views about the screen.

usability, price, performance, reliability, durability


93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 215 Satellite Navigation System - UK MappingGarmin Nuvi 215 Satellite Navigation System - UK Mapping

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Garmin nuvi 215 Sat-Nav


Garmin's nuvi 215 sat-nav works well and is easy to use but how does it compare to its rivals?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Garmin Nuvi 215 review


Is Garmin's new entry-level satnav going in the right direction?

Bright touchscreen ; Well-priced ; Useful features

A little slow to locate ; Speed camera locations cost extra

A good-value and acceptably-featured satnav, but nothing majorly noteworthy

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Laldinfela Pachuau (

GARMIN nuvi 215


Basic and compact GPS device that excels in offering navigational guidance. It is a bit overpriced for what it offers though.

Good Reception ; Simple and Clean Interface ; Good Build Quality ; Bluetooth Handsfree Option ; Loud Voice Guidance Volume

No Media Playback ; Costly for what it offers

It may not be the cheapest GPS device for what it offers but its excellent guidance on the road deserves appreciation.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Laldinfela Pachuau, (

Garmin nuvi 215 review


The Garmin nuvi 215 is a compact device which can easily be slipped into your pocket. It has a 3.5-inch, 320x240 pixel resolution touchscreen. It also has a sturdy build and the screen offers good visibility outdoors. The back of the device has one...

It may not be the cheapest GPS device for what it offers but its excellent guidance on the road means the Garmin nuvi 215 deserves consideration.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Gould (

Garmin nuvi 215W


The Garmin n??vi 215W is a simple, safe and affordable GPS solution with Bluetooth hands-free phone calling.

The 215W has integrated speaker and microphone for hands-free phone calls. It has a ?ǣWhere Am I???? function which gives you details about your position on demand.

Call quality on the hands free is a little inconsistent and route recalculations could have been quicker.

Jan, 2009

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Garmin nuvi 215 - Garmin Sat Nav


Garmin nuvi 215 is preloaded with maps of the UK and Ireland with an easy-to-use full colour 3.5-inch touchscreen and speed cameras locations.

Consumer review (

sat nav


so far so good bought this for my husband easy set up.He seems happy with it.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

garmin nuvi 215


had the garmin nuvi 200 loved it but it broke, bought the 215 and love it even more than the 200. vertually same map and search features but its great as a hands free for my phone. so as i switch it on it picks up my phone with full address book, so...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Color of product:Grey
Form Factor:Handheld


Display Diagonal:3.5
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display size (HxV):2.8 x 2.1
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.8 x 2.1
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running): Yes

GPS type



Map view options:3D
Voice maps: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000\nMac OS X 10.4


Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Color of product:Grey
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Handheld
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000

Weight & Dimensions