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The nuvi 205W dosen"t show new roads.

Like going down RT. 119 in Kentucky a new section of road that's been completed for a couple of years. It still tries to route you on old Rt.119

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    That is a mapping issue and can only be resolved by the company that made the map. The map in your Nuvi was created at least a year before the date shown on the map. Ex: 2008 map was created at in 2006 or 2007.



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You need to upgrade your mapping system. Go to www.garmin.com to find the appropriate upgrade for your particular GPS. Try google-ing "free map upgrade for garmin nuvi 205w" and check to see if any free upgrades are available for it.

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Are you sure you have glasgow as town ?
There is an argyll place (different spelling)

Normally it shows similar names in a city and you chose the correct one.
Is the argyle place it shows actually argyle street ?
On my garmin it shows argyle (gardens, Place, road, square .... ) as one option and the 2nd option argyll place.
I have the 2010 city navigator maps.


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Feb 17, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Will the 205w nuvi find restaurants and gas stations along the route?


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GARMIN NUVI 205W series. We are trying to find an Owners Manual. We only have a Quick start manual - which does not have adequate information.


Garmin has a library of manuals for their products online. You can access and download any desired for use after purchase - or for help deciding on one prior to purchase. Click here to access the library page.

When prompted for "Market Type" select "On the Road", "Subcategory" is "Automobile" and finally, for "Choose a Product" scroll down to "nuvi 205W"

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It may be because no map or the wrong map is selected. Try pressing on Tools, Settings, Map, Map Info. The map name should then be shown and should have a tick beside it. If it's not ticked press it to tick it. The map is then selected and should be ok.

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Sounds like you might have "off road" selected for your navigation preference. Shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line, or great circle for GPS units. As the crow flies will be shorter than a road route.

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Garmin Nuvi 205w and now it wont turn on.


You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

I hope that helps.

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Dosen't show new completed roads thats in routing


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You'll need to update the maps on your sat nav, they don't automatically update. You'll have to go to nuvi website and download them to your unit via the PC. Visit the nuvi website and follow the detailed instruction.

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