"Simple, yet effective" is probably the best way to describe Garmin's entry-level Nuvi 205W GPS device. This unit doesn't pack a lot of bells and whistles and focuses on getting the basics right, delivering a user experience that's easy for your chronically lost grandma to use.
The standout feature in this new model is a new "Where am I?" option that can come in handy during an emergency. But mostly, the 205W represents a significant performance boost over the older Nuvi 200 models.
The 205W is aimed at users who want the benefit of a big, responsive touch screen, but don't want to break the bank. Techies should go elsewhere for more full feature sets, perhaps looking further up Garmin's line or at competing TomTom models.