Summary: Save your money and avoid this terrible GPS, which is at best annoying and useless. It can take from 15 minutes up to half an hour to acquire satellites and just start working. This happens even in big metropolitan areas like L.A.
Summary: I started using this product and in 1 months time it is doing weird things. It shows me incorrect paths and also does not work as per the settings. I would like to return it and get a new one. Let me know the warranty for the item.
Summary: I purchased a nuvi 255WT in December of 2009. The unit had 2010 maps loaded. I did not turn the unit on until March when I was making a trip to Phoenix. I connected to Garmin on the web and ran updates. I started using the unit at the car rental at the Phoenix airport.
Summary: In reading reviews, many folks seem to compare a gps device to having no gps at all. In that respect, practically all devices would deserve 4-5 stars. I received this device as a replace to my old, slow, and very large (but quite good) garmin streetpilot III.
Excerpt: I bought the 255W a few weeks ago in the UK and find it very easy to set up and helpful for getting around towns in the UK. It is slim enough to fit into your pocket, but I would suggest purchasing a case.
GARMIN NUVI 255WT became less accurate after updating maps
Brian Graham, Amazon
9 July 2011
Summary: Updated maps recently on my Garmin Nuvi 255WT and directly from the manufacturer. Accuracy of directions became much worse than ever before. Forget about trying to navigate in Toronto, SW Ontario or even on the Bruce Peninsula. The final straw was yesterday when returning from Lake Huron.
Summary: At first, this seemed like a wonderful product, but attempting to use it has had mixed results. When it's accurate, it's great. Sadly, though, it's more often so inaccurate that it can even be dangerous.
Summary: All seems fine except the free map update wouldn't update the complete map. Ended up replacing the whole of Euro with a single country. Having got that sorted the first journey seemed ok. Arrived at the destination. Went to enter the next location and it locked up.
Summary: Garmin Nuvi 255WT with Full EU Mapping I bought this unit complete with Full EU Mapping pre-installed. I was assured that when I arrived in Europe the unit would recognise its location and load the appropriate maps. Others confirmed this. I updated the Garmin maps i.a.w. instructions on first use.