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By Andrew Gould 7 January 2009

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The Garmin nüvi 215W is a simple, safe and affordable GPS solution with Bluetooth hands-free phone calling.

This simple, safety-minded GPS navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions to help you find the best route and stay safe on the road. Give the drive your full attention with hands-free phone calls through the integrated speaker and microphone. The 215W includes thousands of Points of Interest (POIs) and Southern Africa Street maps.

The nüvi 215 comes ­preloaded with Garmap Southern Africa Streetmaps mapping. All you do is touch the colour screen, key in your destination and the nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn ­spoken ­directions.

In addition, the nüvi 215 ­accepts custom points of ­interest such as speed traps, with proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs as you approach.

The “Where Am I?” function gives you details about your position on demand. You just tap the car icon for your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, nearest address, and directions to nearby hospitals, police and petrol stations.

PROS
The 215W has integrated speaker and microphone for hands-free phone calls. It has a ?«£Where Am I???? function which gives you details about your position on demand.
CONS
Call quality on the hands free is a little inconsistent and route recalculations could have been quicker.
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