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nüvi® 205 and 205W series
owner’s manual
for use with these nüvi models:
205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275, and 285W 

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© 2008–2010 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiariesGarmin International, Inc.  
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Olathe, Kansas 66062, 
USA  
Tel. (913) 397.8200 or 
(800) 800.1020 
Fax (913) 397.8282 Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
 
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Taiwan 
Tel. 886/2.2642.9199  
Fax...

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nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual i
Introduction
Introduction
Manual Conventions
When you are instructed to “touch” 
something, use your finger to touch 
an item on the screen. 
The small arrows (>) used in the 
text indicate that you should touch a 
series of items. For example, if you 
see “touch Where to? > Favorites ” 
you should touch Where to?, and 
then touch  Favorites. 
nüvi® Tips and Shortcuts
• To quickly return to the Menu 
page, touch and hold  Back.
•  Touch 
 and  to see 
more...

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ii nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual
Introduction
Table of Contents
Introduction .......................... i
Manual Conventions  .............. i
nüvi® Tips and Shortcuts ........i
myGarmin™   ........................... i
Contact Garmin  .....................i
Getting Started  ....................1
Step 1: Mount Your nüvi  ....... 2
Step 2: Configure Your nüvi  .. 3
Step 3: Acquire Satellites  ..... 3
Step 4: Use Your nüvi  ........... 3
Finding Your Destination  ...... 4
Adding a Stop...

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nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual iii
Introduction
Phone Menu ....................... 16
Managing Files  ..................19
Supported File Types ..........19
Loading Files  ...................... 19
Loading Pictures for Photo 
Navigation  .......................... 20
Deleting Files   ..................... 20
Using the Tools  .................21
Settings .............................. 21
Where Am I?  ....................... 21
Help  .................................... 21
MSN
® Direct...

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iv nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual
Introduction
Changing the Proximity 
Points Settings  ...................37
Viewing Traffic Subscription 
Information  ......................... 37
Restoring All Settings  .........39
Appendix  ........................... 40
Caring for Your nüvi   ...........40
Locking Your nüvi  ............... 41
Calibrating the Screen  ........ 41
Resetting Your nüvi  ............ 42
Updating the Software  ........ 42
Clearing User Data  ............. 42
Battery Information...

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nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual 1
Getting Started
Getting Started
  See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product 
warnings and other important information.
Speaker
Mini-USB connector
Memory 
card slot
 Power key:
Slide to the left to turn the nüvi on/off;  slide to the right to lock the screen.
Microphone
 note: Memory card slots on units may be equipped for an SD card or a microSD™ 
card. 
Warning: This product contains a lithium-ion battery. To prevent...

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2 nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual
Getting Started
Before mounting the nüvi, see the Important Safety and Product Information guide for 
information about laws pertaining to windshield mounting. 
Step 1: Mount Your nüvi1. Plug the vehicle power cable into the back of your nüvi. 
2.  Snap the cradle onto the suction cup arm. 
3.  Remove the clear plastic from the suction cup. 
Clean and dry your windshield and the suction 
cup with a lint-free cloth. Press the suction cup 
firmly on the...

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nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual 3
Getting Started
Step 2: Configure Your 
nüvi
To turn your nüvi on, slide the  
Power key to the left. Follow the 
on-screen instructions. To turn your 
nüvi off, slide the 
 Power key to 
the left.
Step 3: Acquire 
Satellites
1.  Go outdoors to an open area, 
away from tall buildings and trees.
2.  Turn on your nüvi. 
Acquiring satellite signals can take a 
few minutes. The 
 bars indicate 
satellite strength. When at least one 
of the bars is green, your nüvi...

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4 nüvi 205 and 205W series owner’s manual
Getting Started
Finding Your Destination
The Where to? menu provides 
several different categories for you 
to use when searching for addresses, 
cities, and other locations. The 
detailed maps loaded in your nüvi 
contain millions of points of interest, 
such as restaurants, hotels, and auto 
services. 
1. Touch Where to?.
2. Select a category.
3. Select a subcategory.
4. Select a destination.
5. Touch Go!.
 tiP: Touch  and  to see 
more choices. 
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