Garmin Nuvi 2200: Review

The Garmin Nuvi 2200 is a complete and extremely versatile navigator. Implements functionality of the latest generation such as myTrends (recognizes your favorite routes) and the ecoRoute (calculates a route with lower fuel consumption). The Garmin Nuvi 2200 as well as a navigator by road is also a pedestrian navigation system: thanks to the optional cityXplorer content you can use it as an aid to the movement by public transport.

Therefore provides pedestrian paths, bus stops, subway stations, tram or other means in addition to the time required to reach the various destinations. The nuvi 2200 is not only navigation but also a real travel tool by displaying images, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter to, the calculator. The last highlight of this browser is the Garmin Connect Photos.

Garmin Nuvi 2200: Design

The Garmin Nuvi 2200 is a very versatile and can also be used browser on the pedestrian side thanks to its small size (9.3×7.2×1.5 cm) and weight really light (113 grams). The design is perhaps not the best from a purely aesthetic not presenting a futuristic shape, but thanks to a QVGA TFT screen with a diagonal of 3.5 ” allows excellent visualization of maps.

Garmin Nuvi 2200: Features and Functionality

The navigator compact Garmin Nuvi 2200 is an excellent travel companion containing detailed maps of Italy and Greece. Thanks to myTrends recognize your favorite routes, and thanks to the combination with the unique ecoRoute feature calculates the path to lower fuel consumption. In a period of increasing interest in energy saving especially in automotive, ecoRoute feature allows you to set the routing preference on the Menu fuel.

Once you have selected the nuvi 2200 will check if there is the most economical route based on data relating to the speed and acceleration of the car for the specified location. Another key aspect of the very practical and nuvi 2200 is the pedestrian behavior: thanks to the optional cityXplorer content nuvi allows the use of the browser, even if they are used for public transport.

Garmin Nuvi 2200 GPS
Garmin Nuvi 2200 GPS

So it will be possible to know the bus stops, metro, tram or other transportation and time required to reach their destinations. The nuvi 2200 offers the end user a very simple and intuitive, and shows two simple questions welcome: ” Where To? ” And ” View Map. ” The model nuvi 2200 is preloaded with City Navigator NT street maps for Italy and Greece, with millions of points of interest and speed limits of the main streets.

The base maps show elevation profiles with gradient shaded to greater levels of zoom, offering an image of the whole land adjoining. The Nuvi 2200 allows input of points of interest (POIs) and thanks to technology HotFix satellite prediction. Nuvi calculates the position more fast and guides you to your destination quickly.

In addition to the functions of the navigation nuvi 2200 also includes useful tools for travel, such as picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, a measurement converter, calculator and more. Photo navigation lets you download pictures from Garmin Connect Photos and create routes.

The Garmin Nuvi 2200 is also compatible with the function of receiving traffic alerts but with the purchase of a receiver. You also have the option of emergency ” Where am I? ” In case you lose, and you need to know about your location with latitude, and longitude coordinates. The nuvi 2200 is also equipped with the Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with Garmin Garage where you can download custom voices and vehicles.

Obviously, the Garmin Nuvi 2200 allows the integration of additional maps for a fee of course, and also allows you to select the perspective of the map (2D/3D). Unfortunately there are no buildings and monuments in 3D as well as there are no pads in 3D. Regarding the expansion of the device has a slot for a micro SD memory outside, but on the manufacturer’s website does not show the maximum memory capacity supported.

The number of way points stored is equal to 1000, while the number of routes stored is equal to 100 (perhaps improved). The Nuvi 2200 does not have voiced command, and unfortunately, as I said above, does not have the traffic receiver who will need to purchase separately. Among the shortcomings perhaps more unhappy we can report the lack of Bluetooth and audio output for headset (although on this model would not have served much).


The Garmin Nuvi 2200 is an excellent navigator for those who have too many claims or from the side or from the side of the aesthetic functionality. It has an excellent quality / price ratio and that there is the great value in functionality. The technology used by Garmin for the realization of the nuvi 2200 is excellent, and we find some great features like ecoRoute, but the features contained in the nuvi 2200 are not many. The Garmin nuvi 2200 is still a great product for those who need only a good navigator and automotive pedestrian unpretentious.

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Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : Function EcoRoute, Custom POI, Garmin Locate Function.

CONS : Bluetooth; Battery.

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