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Garmin nüvi 255
5.0 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 255

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Overall 8
8.0

Works but has a slow response time.

Kavan Yen, Amazon
27 November 2013
  • Summary: It works and does the job as a GPS. The only thing that I have an issue with is that the response time from the voice navigation is slow. I would miss a few turns because of that delay. If you rely on audio for your navigation, you will end up making lots of U-turns and such.
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Overall 8
8.0

Serves it's purpose

Anonymous, Newegg
14 June 2011
  • Summary: Bought this as an aid for my second job as a pizza delivery guy. Does pretty much what everything that I wanted it to do. One thing that I useful that I haven't seen mentioned is that you can enter a destination along with a stop before end point. Very useful.
  • Pros: Good price. Lifetime maps. No need for any accessories. Windshield mount included, good enough for me. Have not had system crash when updating maps that others have mentioned, but then again I take my time and don't try to rush through processes. First update took a while. Updated maps are fairly...
  • Cons: Don't care for the keyboard, not qwerty. Also don't care for having to enter the city for every address that I look up. After 3 months of use, I have had to enter a different city maybe twice out of at least a couple hundred entries. Maybe with other models you don't have to, I don't know
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Richard C., Newegg
16 February 2011
  • Pros: For the money, great buy. Got this for my father and set it up for him. He loves it. Lifetime maps is a must since you can pay $40 to $60 for a map update otherwise.
  • Cons: Vehicle suction cup mount doesn't work very, had to go out and get one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price

Ronald S., Newegg
4 February 2011
  • Pros: Small size means it will fit on my girlfriend's handlebars and be inobtrusive. The included suction cup mount works great in her car as well. I already have a garmin for my Harley, so updating the maps and trips on both units will be a snap!
  • Cons: It really is small, so if you have a long dash, you may want a bigger screen.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Good Value

flashs, Amazon
24 December 2010
  • Summary: This item is a very good buy for the money. It is a basic, "get me where I want to go" unit. Not complicated to use, and for most first time users is probably a very good choice. It has given me the ability to come and go without the stress of getting lost. That alone is well worth the cost.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very dependable so far...

Jay W., Newegg
20 December 2010
  • Summary: I had a Nuvi 260 that did not quite make it to the 2 year mark. My Nuvi 260 is suffering from the very common loose mini usb port issue. Do your research, it's obvious that these units are defective from the factory and the issues can crop up a different times of the unit's life.
  • Pros: Bought this to replace a Nuvi 260. Has performed very well and updating to the newest software makes a huge difference. Also including a free download of the newest map update is a huge plus. The detour button is a welcome addition.
  • Cons: None for this model but see notes on my previous 260 below.
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Overall 8
8.0

Deceptive advertising picture

Weezi, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • Summary: Easy to use out of the box. Size is fine; not worth the extra money for the wider screen. Voice quality good. However, one of the pictures on Amazon shows it comes with a carrying case. It does NOT. It comes with the windshield mounts and car charger and that's it. Very limited instruction booklet.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Marcellus I., Newegg
6 October 2010
  • Summary: on longer trips I use google maps to get me in the route that I want to go and then I turn on the GPS when I get close to the destination. Ie going to Ohare from michigan it routs me down the Dan Ryan and out the Stephenson where I prefer the tristate.
  • Pros: same interface as an earlier Nuvi, so I was familiar with it. Reliable
  • Cons: spent all day downloading map update (my isp has qos limts to discourage streaming) to only have it fail. routing is inconsistent: it will pick one route to a destination and then another when going badk to "home"
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joyce W., Newegg
12 September 2010
  • Pros: Seems to work fine. Love the voice directions. I have tested the "recalculating feature". If I know a shortcut, it recalculates. Have downloaded current maps, but had to purchase SD card. Purchased because it had lifetime maps, but I get the feeling it has changed. If so, hopefully Newegg will ad...
  • Cons: None, so far. Only had approx. 30 days.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good

Huy N., Newegg
10 September 2010
  • Pros: Good GPS for the price, update the route quickly and apparently faster than the sony nv u44 that I owned (bought this one because the nv u44 's battery died)
  • Cons: 1 dead pixel, but no big deal.
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