23points

Garmin Nuvi 205W

21points

Garmin Nuvi 42

Garmin Nuvi 205W
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24 facts in comparison

Garmin Nuvi 205W vs Garmin Nuvi 42

Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42

Why is Garmin Nuvi 205W better than Garmin Nuvi 42?

  • 2h longer battery life - GPS
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    4hvs2h
  • Has eco-routing
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  • Has photo viewer
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  • 4mm narrower
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    122mmvs126mm
  • 4mm shorter
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    74mmvs78mm

Why is Garmin Nuvi 42 better than Garmin Nuvi 205W?

  • Has lifetime maps
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  • Has lane guidance
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  • Has spoken street name feature
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  • 23.63g lighter
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    149.3gvs172.93g
  • 1mm thinner
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    19mmvs20mm

Price comparison

General info

1.screen size

4.3"

4.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.has an external memory slot
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.battery life with GPS on

4h

2h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
4.resolution

480 x 272px

480 x 272px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
5.has a touch screen
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Navigation

1.Has lifetime maps
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
Users are able to download the latest maps four times per year with no further fees or subscriptions.
2.Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
3.Has route avoidance
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
The device can avoid certain routes depending on the user's preference. For example, if you wish to avoid expensive toll roads then the device can design an alternative route.
4.Has eco-routing
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
This option allows users to plan environmentally friendly routes which can reduce fuel consumption.
5.Has lane guidance
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
This feature will tell the user what lane they should be in when preparing for upcoming turns or junctions.
6.Has spoken street name feature
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
The device will tell you what street you arrive on.

Features

1.Has a dedicated smartphone app
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the device.
2.Has photo viewer
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
You can upload your favorite photos to the device and always have them on hand while travelling.
3.Has voice prompts
Garmin Nuvi 205W
Garmin Nuvi 42
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

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