Summary: Pretty easy to use, great display and color. It has trouble with pinpointing some addresses and doesn't always take the shortest or fastest route. If I had it to do over again, I'd pay a little more and get something better.
Summary: I've had good luck with Garmin units, just bought a 265T to replace a 275T stolen from the car. The problem with the 250W is that it should be an $80 unit in today's market, Amazon has a regular price of $200 on it. Why not buy a 255W, or 265W instead, probably adding traffic (255WT or 265WT). Much better deal currently.
Great features for the price, but maps leave alot to be desired.
23 February 2008
Summary: Bang for the buck = 9 stars. The included features for the low price tag are a great buy. Bought this item to replace my c330. I'm glad I did, but... Maps and trip routing = 5 stars. The mapping software suffers from the following flaws: a) There are many addresses in the database which actually don't exist; b) There are addresses which are at the wrong place on the map; c) The route planner will sometimes give screwy, out-of-the-way directions (no, I don't have...
Summary: I purchased my 250W a couple months ago. In several occasion the GPS device failed to acquire signal within a few minutes. There were a few times when it took up to 15 minutes for it to find signal, even under clear sky outdoor. Once the signal is acquired, it is always 4/5 bars and very stable, which only makes the problem to find signal even more baffling. It was really annoying at times because it essentially forced me to "warm up" the unit before I start driving.
Mixed review after trying out a nuvi 250w and a tomtom one xl
Chillin' Out, Amazon
2 January 2008
Summary: Well, I've had a garmin nuvi 250w and a tomtom one xl for two weeks now and have tested both out in Canada and the US, both on streets I am very familiar with and in areas I've never been before. They both cost exactly the same when I bought them so that isn't a consideration in my evaluations. My feelings on both devices are mixed. A quick rundown of winning points for each is given and then I will go into more detail below.
Excerpt: I love my TomTom, but when I saw one of these on Amazon for under £100 I just whipped out my credit card. My TomTom was an older version with standard 4:3 screen, so this promised to be a good update. At the time I was doing some part time courier work, so the purchase, although unplanned, could be very helpful. When it arrived I was very pleased. The widescreen format is very nice, the screen is also very bright and clear.
Excerpt: Tengo un GARMIN nuvi 250w y hay algo de lo que me gustaría preguntar al que me pueda dar una respuesta clara. Cuando pongo el gps y le doy una nueva dirección veo que en el mapa aparece la anterior y lo único que veo en el gps es : Adquiriendo satelites ó Localizando satelites. Puede estar en esa posición horas y no se restaura. Lo apago y vuelvo a selecionar la última dirección y me pasa lo mismo. Alguien me podría decir que debo hacer para solucionar este tema??.
Pros: Buena duración de bateria
Cons: En mi caso tarda demasiado en adquirir satelites
Excerpt: Gekocht omdat hij zo goed uit de test kwam. Heb nu de Garmin Nuvi 250W 1 dag in bezit. In de doos zat geen 220 kabeltje, USB kabeltje, Software cd fatsoenlijke handleiding. Das wel erg jammer !!!! Wil je je bij Garmin registreren dan moet je met je Garmin vebrinding hebben met internet en heb je dus een USB kabeltje nodig !! Ik vind het jammer dat dit type in het scherm niet altijd vermeld op welke weg je rijdt.
Pros: Makkelijk scherm, duidelijk leesbaar .
Cons: Geen snelheid, geen straatnaam in het scherm