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The nüvi 1210 is an ultra-thin, pocket design, affordable and simple-to-use sat-nav with mapping for the UK and Ireland. It has Bluetooth® wireless technology for handsfree calls and comes with Garmin’s unique speed camera warning system to help you drive safely. An optional CityXplorer™ download it will even direct you via public transport (information varies between cities) or give you instructions for walking to your destination so you can use your sat-nav in and out of the car.
The nüvi 1210 has a clear, intuitive menu so you can just turn it on and go. You simply need to touch the screen to look up addresses and get turn-by-turn directions. It announces street names before you turn so you always know where you are going, for example, “Turn right at Dell Road”.
Make hands free phone calls
Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel with nüvi 1210’s integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, microphone and speaker. Just pair with your compatible mobile phone and talk hands-free through the nüvi. You can also search for a place of interest on your Garmin nüvi (such as a hotel or restaurant) and call it simply by pressing the telephone icon on your sat-nav’s screen. It means you can stow your phone in your glovebox, bag or pocket and let your sat-nav do the work. To see if your phone is compatible, go to www.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.
Great on the go – driving, walking or on public transport
The fact that nüvi 1210 is only 15mm thick means you can take it anywhere. Use to its full potential by downloading cityXplorer™ via www.Garmin.co.uk/cityXplorer to navigate like a local. The enhanced pedestrian mode gives you directions for walking including footpaths and shortcuts through parks – places you wouldn’t be accessing while in your car. It also tells you where to catch trains, buses and tubes (dependent on the city), and how long it will take to reach your destination. cityXplorer even has public transport timetables to ensure you arrive at the station on time and help avoid long waits (dependent on the city).
To make the most of your Garmin sat-nav when exploring a new city, whether on a day trip, a holiday or for business, you can also add an optional AA City Guide. It tells you everything you need to know about your chosen city from attractions and places to eat, hotels and shops.
Garmin has a unique speed camera warning system, giving real-time, reliable, and accurate alerts. nüvi 1210 has the location of fixed, average speed, mobile and temporary cameras already built in. New or moved cameras are constantly tracked and the database is updated daily.
Go Green and save fuel
The ecoRoute™ fuel-saver feature enables you to choose a fuel-efficient route which could save you fuel and money. Simply choose the “less fuel” option and nüvi 1210 will calculate the route which will use the least fuel. You can also see the estimated cost of your journey as you plan it and get scored for your driving performance with the Driving Challenge – good for identifying areas for improvement.
Where am I? safety feature
The Where am I? safety feature can be very helpful if you break down or need a certain service urgently. Just tap the car icon on your map screen for your exact coordinates, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to hospitals, police and petrol stations.
You can choose to activate The Garmin Lock™ anti-theft protection system to disable your Garmin sat-nav from performing any functions until a specific 4-digit PIN is typed in or the unit is taken to a predetermined location. Simply enter a 4-digit PIN and select a Security Location. Write down your PIN and keep it in a safe place. Each time you turn on the GPS, enter your PIN to unlock the GPS. If you forget your PIN, you can go to your Security Location. Note: If you forget your PIN, and your Security Location, Garmin cannot unlock your GPS over the phone; you must send your GPS to Garmin to get it unlocked.
Extras for your Garmin
There are lots of extras you can add to your Garmin sat-nav. These include travel guides such as AA Days Out, The Good Pub Guide, historical audio tours and more. You can also have some fun by adding celebrity voices. If you’re a music fan you may want to download the locations festivals in the UK, or if you want to go on a shopping trip the locations of shopping centres. See www.garmin.co.uk/garminextras for more information.
Upgraded my Sat Nav , it was easy to do and now I am up to date to travel on the continentPublished 10 months ago by H20
Had one or two problems at first updating the maps but once completed it has been even more useful.
Occasionally I have missed a turning because of the distance of an exit... Read more
I've owned a tomtom for many years but I wish I'd found the Garmin sooner. Friends recommended it and so I splashed out. Pricey for me but worth it in the end. Easy to use. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Norm
Bought as first sat nav. Does the job but very expensive to update maps after first year. Roads change so frequently that this soon becomes a major issue. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Pickles88
Had this for a while now, and recently paid a one-off fee for permanent updates. Did cause a problem when we headed to Wales and the town we wanted was not detected. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Alan Devenish
I don't use it lot. It gets me there. The picture could be larger but that is why it is a cheaper versionPublished 20 months ago by alflf67