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).
Summary: As a return customer from Garmin Street Pilot III. I found the new unit has several things that are hard for me. 1. It needs very long time to register sat. 2. Less accurate and slower response 3. Assume you always are on the route it plotted.
Summary: I am happy with this GPS. It is very user friendly, has lots of nice features, and most of all, works well. The re-routing feature is very good compared to other products (it doesn't keep trying to get you back on the original way but quickly recalculate and respects your decision).
Summary: Loved the big bright screen. No problems with the routing or maps. I just got a dud, that didn't want to work when I plugged it into the cigarette lighter adapter. It worked fine while running on the internal battery but when I plugged into the power cord in the car, the unit would go into computer...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Buena duración de bateria
Cons: En mi caso tarda demasiado en adquirir satelites