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GPS Navigation For Dummies FD-220 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 3.5-inch color touch display GPS system with high-sensitivity GPS receiver for quick location fix
  • Digital map with browsing capability, 2-D and 3-D map perspective
  • Turn-by-turn visual guidance and voice directions
  • The familiar, easy-to-use For Dummies style, complete with icons, leads you through the GPS navigation software user interface and user's manual
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight0.8 ounces
Product Dimensions3.6 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
Item model numberFD-220
Display Size3.5 inches
Warranty1 year limited parts and Labor
Battery Life4 hours
  
Additional Information
ASINB001S2RDGS
Best Sellers Rank #64,595 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.8 ounces
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2009
  
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Technical Details

  • For Dummies GPS Nav software with easy-to-use user interface for simplifying the GPS navigation operation!

Product Description

Product Description

Need to get where you are going easily, quickly, and accurately GPS Navigation For Dummies is the answer. The state of the art For Dummies personal GPS navigation device ensures you get to the destination quickly. Designed to be the world's most user friendly interface, GPS Navigation For Dummies is perfect for automobiles, backpacks, purses, RVs, or bicycling. The name says it all the easiest and most intuitive personal GPS navigation on the market.

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Amazon.com Product Description Need to get where you are going easily, quickly, and accurately? GPS Navigation For Dummies is the answer. The state-of-the-art For Dummies personal GPS navigation device ensures you get to the destination quickly. Designed to be the world's most user friendly interface, GPS Navigation For Dummies is perfect for automobiles, backpacks, purses, RVs, or bicycling. The name says it all--the easiest and most intuitive personal GPS navigation on the market.

A GPS device worthy of the Dummies name. Click to enlarge.

GPS Made Simple
About the size of a deck of cards, this device comes with the For Dummies GPS Navigation software, which boasts a familiar and easy-to-use interface worthy of the Dummies name. A backlit 3.5" color LCD touch screen with 320 x 240 resolution makes for easy navigation in both 2D and 3D map viewing.

Designed for Portability
This GPS unit's compact design means you can take it anywhere, and the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 4 hours of use on a single charge.

Enjoy simple charging and data transfer on any PC with USB plug-and-play, or use the in-vehicle charger when you're on the road.

Visual turn-by-turn navigation in 2D or 3D. Click to enlarge.

Familiar and easy-to-use interface. Click to enlarge.

Entertainment Options
Grab your GPS when you've got a travel break and enjoy a digital music player and picture viewer, along with a headphone jack for private listening.

Competitive GPS Features
Ease of use doesn't mean a light feature set. Enjoy preloaded maps of the U. S. states, complete with 1.7 million searchable points of interest. Visual and voice turn-by-turn navigation lets you keep your eyes on the road while navigating. Automatic re-routing calculates a new travel route when you stray from the original.

FD-220 Features:

  • For Dummies GPS Nav software with easy-to-use user interface for simplifying the GPS navigation operation
  • 3.5" touch screen
  • Digital mapping with browsing capability
  • Visual and voice turn-by-turn navigation
  • Pre-loaded map of the contiguous 48 US
  • Millions of points of interest
  • Included digital music player and digital picture viewer software
  • Easy-to-understand For Dummies user's manual

What's in the Box
GPS For Dummies FD-220 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator, Pre-loaded maps, In-vehicle charger, Suction cup mounting kit, User's manual, Mini USB cable

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this gps to anyone out there that just doesn't get any technology at all!
kira
Did not work as I expected it to, returned it a couple days later and got back my money from the merchant.
kj7aa
It's easier to figure out a mapping website than to make this thing work, so I'd just do that.
Melanie Thompson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Richard La Barca on March 16, 2010
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I bought this GPS for Dummies last year and have been pleased with it's performance. It does take a moment for it to acquire a satellite signal. After signal is acquired, it keeps the connection quite well. I like that it also has a media player for playing my music through my car stereo although you have to use WMA music files...easily converted from MP3. Plus there is a a picture and video viewer. Quite nice for the mere price of $70.00 which I found this player on sale for at, of all places, CVS store. Also, for this price, it has voice navigation and/or displayed turn-by-turn routing. It quickly re-routes if you stray from original route. One note of information is that I don't see a choice to avoid tolls but I found that choosing the "quickest" (as opposed to the "shortest") route function did avoid local tolls...maybe because it knows that stopping for tolls actually adds time to route. I haven't had any product problems and it has been reliable so far. Overall, I recommend this GPS for ease of use and also for its additional features for a very reasonable price. Look for sales!

2/20/2011
Okay, I liked this GPS so much that I just purchased another...from Maylong Group (Amazon) on sale, of course. I give the new one almost 5 stars because the updated firmware responds better...quicker satellite recognition and a few upgraded menu items. Comparing the two side-by-side I see the new firmware reads from 8 satellites whereas the older one only reads 4. Still, upon use, both keep signal well and give easily followed directions. Overall, this GPS is a great find for the price including car mount, and all cables needed for power and computer connections. Oh, and I really like the media player...like having a GPS, MP3, and picture/video player all in one.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By TheFrey on January 25, 2010
Due to our past experience with this item, I am currently on line now to buy one for my father to take on a cross country trip.

My husband, who was a GPS newbie bought one and was able to use it right out of the box. Instruction Manual? What is this instruction manual thing you speak of? He don't need no stinkin' manual. And acutally he didn't. He then thought he was a GPS pro, so he gave this to my brother, who loves it, and bought a garvin because he wanted a larger screen. Big mistake. He pawned the garvin off on my neice and bought a tom-tom because he needed it the next day and couldn't find another Dummies GPS locally at 8:45 pm on a saturday.

He still misses his dummies gps very much wants to pawn the tom-tom off on me so he can get another Dummies GPS with the larger screen. Not gonna' happen slick.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By John Doe on December 25, 2009
The FD-220 system is functional, the satellite response could be faster. There is no menu button for quick access to the main screen, and the POI function is not easily accessible. However, it comes with a suction cup car mount, usb cable, and car-power adapter. This device is great for the novice gps user. The system calls out street names and allows the user to bypass roads if they chose. Overall a decent GPS unit for a decent price; not too fancy but good enough.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bill on March 2, 2013
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I have a fleet of vehicles and this unit was about half the price. It works and is what you are looking for if you just can't spend $90 or so on a bigger name brand. I was travelling in Atlanta and instead of going interstate 75 south bound to interstate 20 eastbound (definitely the best way to go) this unit had me exit just a few miles before the interstate 20 exit and travel city streets to interstate 20. It seems to have many "miss calculations" like that. Everything else was fine except it is a smaller unit and difficult for me to type in addresses - etc.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By kira on October 22, 2011
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I bought this as a birthday gift for a guy that has no idea how to operate anything that requires a little computer knowledge, and he gets lost alot!! This product was perfect!!! He wasn't even offended by the"dummy" part. He was able to program this all by himself, believe me, cause he lost the instructions along the highway!! No kidding. I highly recommend this gps to anyone out there that just doesn't get any technology at all! Getting one for Grandma for Christmas. This is the best buy out there according to me!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kelvin B. Ferrell on March 26, 2013
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Very Easy to use-----packaging was just right----all materials to install and mount it were in the Box.....I Love the item and the Price could not be beat!!!!!!!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bafroom on April 9, 2013
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the title pretty much says it all. this gps is FAR cheaper than most any other, and works just as well. that does not mean it's perfect, but it does mean that it didn't send me off in some crazy direction any more often than any other gps i've used. still, if not for the ability to put miopocket on there, i'd have taken off a star. being able to put that on there makes it just that much more novel. after our first one was stolen, i immediately replaced it with the same model with no hesitation.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dave Flack on August 9, 2010
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Right out of the box... Mine didn't work. Factory defect ? Nuff' said for bad. Now the good part. Amazon.com refunded 100% payed out. No questions asked. I will continue to shop amazon.com and recommend it to my friends.
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