Summary: Being new in US I needed something to start with for ease of my job and easy commuting. Garmin Nuvi 250 is a nice pocket size device with a 3.5" screen, and very easy use of programming. I found it handy, easy to use and easy to feed in the desired location. I suggests names after just typing the initial two letters and you get a choice to select your desired city and streets, that is all and go. I found it convinient at a good bargain at its price.
Rather small screen, but like it better than Magellan
James E. Miller "musicmakers2", Amazon
5 August 2013
Summary: Works fantastic. I have a Magellan and it sometimes heads me in wrong direction. This one has never failed to give correct directions. Near Washington, DC, I was looking for a certain restaurant and it kept sending me around the block. I finally realized it was correct, because the restaurant was in a mall. Tall buildings may be your only problem as with any other GPS.
Summary: I've had this GPS for about two days now and I think that it is an essential tool. Considering that it is an earlier model in the series, the features are basic which for me is a good thing.It receives a good signal while I'm driving and I never have to wait more than a minute for my directions to load. The sound is crystal clear and allows you to hear every turn by turn direction. Given its size, its perfect to take with you pretty much anywhere.
Summary: Overall this is a pretty good GPS. It is very user friendly as far as saving addresses, finding points of interest and typing in destinations. It does not speak the street names which I don't think is a big deal. It does not give the best routes but if you are using it in an area where you do not know where you are going you will not realize. Also, if you ignore the suggested route it takes some time for the device to recalculate.
Summary: This GPS is great. It was a Christmas gift for my husband, and he loves it. The only downfall is that it takes you through the city and avoids highways. This causes the route to be longer than expected, but other than that it has even helped me when I was on the road alone. Great sound and clarity.