Summary: Got this about a month ago. At first my impression was pretty positive, but I soon encountered a bunch of flaws that are making me crave a different model. Chief flaws: 1 - I live in LA, and it seems like it takes much longer to find locations or get traffic or directions at travel times when...
Summary: After I borrowed a TomTom GPS from a friend for a trip to Florida, I decided to buy my own. I researched numerous models, and decided on the Garmin Nuvi 255WT, with free lifetime traffic, but not free map updates. I paid $79.99.
Summary: Upgrading from my old gps for the features of spoken streets and traffic was a waste of time & money. No matter which speaker is chosen, understanding is VERY difficult until one returns to the basic speaker with NO spoken streets. Traffic setup has eluded my efforts so far too. Very disappointed.
Summary: Unit is almost useless. Constantly freezes when doing recalculations. In contact with Garmin but so far no fix. Speaker is tinny but discernible. Going back to Best Buy if the situation doesn't improve. When it works, it works well. When it's frozen...:(
Summary: This has some great features. The turn by turn direcions and traffic updater features are really cool. The base works better then older models. I have two complaintsl. 1.) It is WAY more delicate then older models. The slim profile and big touch screen look cool but mean the screen is easily broken.
Summary: I thought I was upgrading GPS units when I bought the Nuvi 255WT. I had owned two different Garmin models, the nuvi 350 and the StreetPilot 500 series. After a couple week's worth of using the 255WT, I'm probably ready to take it back.
Summary: I tried two of these with similar, less than stellar results. I have the nuvi 350 and love it. Only gripe is it takes a 2-5 minutes to lock onto your position, but then it never loses you. The 255 finds you much quicker than the 350. This unit, however, often loses track of where you are.
Summary: Very unimpressive considering how long this GPS technology has been around, I would have expected a lot more. The unit is basic for the price, although the mapping does include the whole of Europe, apparently...