Garmin nuvi 1200 Portable GPS Navigation System with USA Maps
out some pocket space to get ready for the new
With regional mapping, a super slim design
and a great price, this little navigator packs a powerful punch while
announcing street names and taking your driving green by calculating
the most fuel efficient route with ecoRoute.
The nuvi 1200 is just one of our featured Garmin nuvi Portable Automotive GPS Systems!
Ultra Thin So You Can Take It Anywhere
The Garmin 1200 and 1300 series are 25% slimmer than other nuvi models, making it easy to grab them and get where you need to go – quickly and efficiently. The nuvi 1200 can be stashed in a pocket or purse, and the rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes navigating by foot or car simple. Need directions in the city? You can download CityXplorer content (coming soon in select cities) to add to the navigator's Public Transit mode to easily get around via bus, tram, subways and more.
Preloaded Street Maps, Million of POIs & More Give Top of the Line Navigation
The Garmin 1200 gives you two options on its touchscreen interface: “Where To?” or “View Map.” Easily input addresses and Points of Interest (POIs) to get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions. Preloaded with maps of the continental US, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, millions of POIs, the choice of 2D or 3D maps, the ability to slide between screens with the swish of a finger and HotFix satellite prediction, you'll get to your destinations faster and more accurately than ever before.
Not Your Mother's Navigation Unit
This Garmin nuvi isn't just your basic GPS unit; its features go far beyond simple navigation. You'll go green and save gas and money with ecoRoute – it calculates the most fuel efficient route while tracking how much fuel you're using. With other amazing tools like the JPEG picture viewer, a world travel clock with time zones, a currency converter, a measurement converter, a calculator and more, it'll put other GPS units to shame. You can even download images from Garmin Connect Photos and be directed right to them. Want to know about traffic or construction delays before you hit them so you can avoid them? This navigator works with lifetime traffic alerts or MSN Direct (receiver not included). Always know exactly where you are or where the nearest stops are with the "Where Am I?" emergency function. Just tap the interface and you'll get your exact location, the closest address and intersection and the nearest hospitals, police and fuel stations. The nuvi also comes with a built-in anti-theft feature, the Garmin Lock. Be sure to visit the free Garmin Garage to add custom voices and vehicles to your device.
Garmin nuvi 1200 & nuvi 1300 Series Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the nuvi 1200?
A: The nuvi 1200 ushered in the next wave of personal GPS navigation devices from Garmin. The nuvi 1200 and nuvi 1300 series are the smallest, slimmest models available from Garmin, while also featuring excellent tools like a new, improved pedestrian mode.
Q: What is the difference between the nuvi 1200 and nuvi 1300 series?
A: The nuvi 1300 series has 4.3" diagonal screens, while the nuvi 1200 series' diagonal screens measure 3.5". Also, the higher-end nuvi 1300 models have added tools and features.
Q: What models are available in the nuvi 1200 series?
A: The nuvi 1200 is the base model, and already is loaded with maps of the lower 48 United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The nuvi 1250 includes maps of Alaska and Canada on top of the base maps. The nuvi 1260T includes the same maps as the 1250 and tacks on Bluetooth for hands-free calling and a lifetime traffic receiver in the box.
Q: What models are available in the nuvi 1300 series?
A: The nuvi 1300 is the base model and includes maps of the lower 48 United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The nuvi 1350 includes the base maps plus Alaska and Canada as well as Lane Assist that directs drivers to the lane they should be in before making a turn or getting off on an exit. The nuvi 1350T includes a lifetime traffic receiver that the 1350 base model does not have. Step up to the nuvi 1370T for Bluetooth and maps of Europe in addition to North America; upgrade to the nuvi 1390T for Bluetooth technology and Junction View, which shows drivers realistic highway signs. Both the nuvi 1370T and 1390T also include lifetime traffic receivers.
Q: What is the difference between the nuvi 1200 and nuvi 205?
A: To understand the differences between the current models and the new 1200 series, users can examine the nuvi 1200 and the nuvi 205. Though both models have the same screen size, the nuvi 1200 is smaller and more lightweight than the nuvi 205, making it easier to grab and go. Also, the nuvi 1200 has text-to-speech (it verbally tells you street names), while the nuvi 205 just gives basic voice prompts that don't include street names. The nuvi 1200 also has a pedestrian mode for walking directions and is compatible with new CityXplorer maps that make it easier to navigate around cities.
Q: What is the difference between the nuvi 1390T and nuvi 265WT?
A: Users should compare the nuvi 1390T to the nuvi 265WT to understand the differences between the current models and the new 1300 series. While both have the same screen size, the nuvi 1390T is thinner and more lightweight than the nuvi 265WT, which lets you take it anywhere. On top of that, the nuvi 1390T has a pedestrian mode for walking directions, lane assist with junction view that tells you which lane to be in before a turn, and is compatible with new CityXplorer maps for easy city navigation.
Q: What are CityXplorer maps?
A: The new CityXplorer maps will be available to Garmin users through a paid download on Garmin's website, and will cost between $9.99 and $14.99 per region. These maps let users combine local transportation data with the nuvi's Public Navigation mode to make travel on foot in cities easier via subways, trams, buses and more.
Garmin nuvi 1200/1300 Series Feature Matrix
|nuvi 1200||nuvi 1250||nuvi 1260T||nuvi 1300||nuvi 1350||nuvi 1350T||nuvi 1370T||nuvi 1390T|
|Mapping Coverage||Lower 48 States||Full USA & Canada||Full USA & Canada||Lower 48 States||Full USA & Canada||Full USA & Canada||Full USA, Canada & Europe||Full USA & Canada|
|Add-on||Add-on||Lifetime included||Add-on||Add-on||Lifetime included||Lifetime included||Lifetime included|
|Link||nuvi 1200||nuvi 1250||nuvi 1260T||nuvi 1300||nuvi 1350||nuvi 1350T||nuvi 1370T||nuvi 1390T|
Garmin nuvi 205 vs. nuvi 1200 Difference Matrix
|nuvi 205||nuvi 1200|
|Size||3.9"W x 2.9"H x .8"D||3.7"W x 2.9"H x .6"D|
|Weight||5.2 oz||4.0 oz|
|Speaks Street Names||no||YES|
|Speed Limit Indicator||YES||no|
|City Xplorer maps for pedestrians||no||Add-on|
|ecoRoute Mode||Add-on with MSN||Included|
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- nuvi 1200
- Preloaded City Navigator 48 states NT
- Vehicle suction cup mount
- Vehicle power cable
- Dashboard disc
- Quick start manual
Product Features and Specifications Sleek, ultra-slim design fits easily in pocket
Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
All models include turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names (text-to-speech) Turn right on Main Street
The map data is provided by NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality mapping
ecoRoute drivers can view suggestions for fuel-efficient navigation, conserving both money and fuel
Public transit navigate using buses, tramway, metro and suburban rail systems with optional CityXplorer content. Available for download at www.garmin.com
Garmin Connect Photos associate your favorite images with saved locations. Visit http://connect.garmin.com for additional information
DEM maps show you shaded terrain contours at zoom levels of five miles and above
"Where Am I?" feature find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address, intersection and coordinates
Auto time zone nüvi will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating
Bright 3.5" diagonal color display; 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA TFT display with white backlight
High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix
Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
microSD memory card expansion slot
Includes Garmin Lock anti-theft feature
Configurable vehicle icons allows users to select fun, customized car-shaped icons; download additional choices from www.garmingarage.com
Offers a 3-D mapping perspective, or 2-D overhead view
Unit dimensions: 3.7W x 2.9H x 0.6D ; Weight: 4 ounces
Built-in lithium-ion battery lasts up to four hours depending on usage
Includes sturdy suction cup mount that allows for easy adjustment and quick release
Simplified PC connectivity, using USB mass storage, access either the microSD card slot or the units internal memory directly from your PC desktop
POI loader program set up proximity alerts for school zones, create custom POIs and more
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