Garmin Nuvi 1200 Review

Garmin Nuvi 1200


The Garmin Nuvi 1200 is a great small ultra-thin gps system that is designed for easy carry. It has a bunch of great features which include text-to-speech, comes with a SD mapcard and has a newly redesigned interface.

CityXplorer maps for pedestrian navigation are an optional download in the Garmin Nuvi 1200, which include information on tourist destination cities in North America and Europe. Also included is the ecoRoute green feature that calculates the most efficient fuel route, tracks fuel usage and much more.

Why its good

  • Form factor – Well designed and easy to carry
  • Good Routing Engine – The system calculates the best routes for you, better than competitors
  • Garmin WebUpdater – Garmin provides a very easy way to keep the gps system maps up to date
  • Text to Speech – The system announces the street names in a very nice natural voice.
  • Additional features like “Where am I”, ecoRoute and cityXplorer


  • No QWERTY keyboard
  • No USB Cable

Bottom Line – Who is this best for

The Garmin Nuvi 1200 is a great gps system for people who are purchasing their first gps system and just want a solid navigation system that works. The newly redesigned user interface is sleek and easier to use, you cannot go wrong with this gps system.

Best Price

In the Box

The following items are included in the box

  1. Garmin Nuvi 1200
  2. Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
  3. Preloaded with maps of North America (48 States)
  4. Quick start manual

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  1. Joe Whittington

    Why does downloading “life” maps wipe out points of interest? Without warning!

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