How to Put Coordinates Into a Garmin GPS Nuvi 205W

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How to Put Coordinates Into a Garmin GPS Nuvi 205W
Let your Nuvi guide you to specific coordinates. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Sometimes, your desired destination does not have an address, such as a trail head or boat launch. In those instances, navigating with your Nuvi 205W can be a difficult process. The 205W model does, however, include a coordinates feature, allowing you to input the latitude and longitude of the location. This feature often goes unnoticed by Nuvi owners because the "Coordinates" menu lies hidden in your device's "Where to" section.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Slide the 205W's "Power" switch to the left to turn it on. The main menu appears after a few seconds.

  2. 2

    Tap the "Where To" icon. A menu opens.

  3. 3

    Tap the downward-pointing arrow in the menu's lower-right corner. More options appear, including "Coordinates."

  4. 4

    Tap the "Coordinates" icon.

  5. 5

    Tap a coordinate field. An on-screen number pad opens.

  6. 6

    Tap the on-screen numbers to enter the coordinates for the chosen field and tap "Done." Repeat Step 5 and Step 6 to fill out the remaining coordinate fields.

  7. 7

    Tap "Next." A summary appears.

  8. 8

    Tap "Go."

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