Garmin is trying to squeeze another out of uninformed/unfortunate customers for map update). She loves this model and does see the need for the traffic routing. that keyboard works great when stopped, but it is much harder to use while in motion--If you use the favorites, that is fast, three key punches to enable, and safe to operate while moving.Afer using the Nuvi 200 for a day, I would give Nuvi 200 four stars (missing the compass direction that I am used to on the 2610), and ZERO star for Garmin marketing policy. I purchased two of these last Christmas and gave one to my girlfriend. I find new and quicker routes to places I go often. It includes and SD card reader to display pictures--a useless feature, in my opinion. My girlfriend often drive to Manhattan and through New York state from Connecticut to New Jersey--an awful route. It can be a distraction that could get you into an accident if you try to drive and punch in the touchscreen keyboard. There are more advanced models that include traffic reporting. One warning, take the time to punch up the address before you start driving.It provides street name information as you drive that can be read from the display. We used this for several years until the model was outdated. The cost of the update was not worth doing but I believe the new models come with lifetime updates which makes it better.
I called Garmin support and they wanted more for the updated map. There is no info on the box or in the box to indicate which map software version a particular Nuvi 200 has.I make a habit of punching in an address, and storing it in advance of a trip.This gives me a time estimate, which I use to plan my departure time, with an alarm setting on my cell phone.The bottom like is if you get lost with this device, in means the address was incorrect. We also use one of these when we are atv riding so we dont get lost.It does not show we are on a road but we have a track to see if we happen to get lost I bought this for my wife.