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Garmin nüvi 255W

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    8.5 8.5 from 713 reviewers
  • Expert Score (2)
    7.8 7.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Value for money (27)
    7.7 7.7 from 27 reviewers
  • Features (19)
    7.2 7.2 from 19 reviewers
  • Ease of use (20)
    7.6 7.6 from 20 reviewers
  • Overall quality (5)
    6.5 6.5 from 5 reviewers
  • Looks (2)
    6.5 6.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Battery performance (2)
    6.5 6.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (18)
    7.7 7.7 from 18 reviewers
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  1. Testfreaks.33053966
    4.0/10
    bh
    1 February 2012

    As described by many: Locks up 2 out of 3 times when you DON'T take its route and has to be powered off/on to reset. Always tries sending you down a route you (even with route tracking on) NEVER take. Detour function is almost useless - its easier just pulling off at the next exit and using it like a ROAD MAP - so WHY bother!!! Mine has "lifetime" traffic which just went out so its the lifetime of a FLY I guess!!! With traffic going out it has killed the unit as I just drove 30 miles and it NEVER found sate reception, BUT as soon as I unplugged the Traffic Antenna/Power cord it found it readily.
    WHY THIS MAKES ME MAD: I have THREE (3) garmin 205 and they NEVER do ANY of this!!! They work fine which is reason I bought this one. They even route me down back roads I took previously to get around traffic AND NEVER route me repeatedly down roads I don't use!!!
    As one review stated: JUNK!!!

    • widescreen
    • fails right when needed
  2. Testfreaks.33053966
    2.0/10
    PAPERMAP.
    31 January 2012

    This product performs as advertised. Why would you even consider such a product?

    • None
    • Updates are outrages, Updates don't work, No customer support, Corrupt Software
  • WikiFreak Description

Garmin nüvi 255W

Garmin nüvi 255W is a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with a 4.3-inch (480 x 272 pixels) WQVGA widescreen touch screen and non-waterproof casing. Its features are high sensitivity, HotFix compatible GPS receiver, voice-prompted turn-by-turn direction that speaks street names and built-in travel kit with picture viewer.

Features

Garmin nüvi 255W is a widescreen navigator that leads the way with 2D or 3D maps and voice prompted turn-by-turn directions. It is able to speak street nam…

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Garmin nüvi 255W

Garmin nüvi 255W is a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with a 4.3-inch (480 x 272 pixels) WQVGA widescreen touch screen and non-waterproof casing. Its features are high sensitivity, HotFix compatible GPS receiver, voice-prompted turn-by-turn direction that speaks street names and built-in travel kit with picture viewer.

Features

Garmin nüvi 255W is a widescreen navigator that leads the way with 2D or 3D maps and voice prompted turn-by-turn directions. It is able to speak street names. It is able to store up to 1000 way points. It is equipped with Points of Interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and others. It also accepts custom POIs such as school zones and safety cameras. User can set proximity alerts to inform user of the upcoming POIs. With HotFix™ satellite prediction, it calculates position with improved speed. It is equipped with build-in memory and micro SD card slot. It has a non-user replaceable rechargeable lithium-ion battery which provides up to 4 hours of battery life. It is also equipped with Garmin Lock which is a theft deterrent system that locks the device. It can be featured as a picture viewer to view pictures. It is FM traffic compatible. With the “Where Am I?” emergency locator feature, user is able to view current location information including location coordinates, nearest address and nearest hospitals, fuel stations and police stations. It is equipped with other features such as world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and calculator. It is compatible with optional enhanced MSN® Direct content and Garmin Garage (car shaped icon for map navigation).The standard package comes with preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America or Europe (full coverage), vehicle suction cup mount, vehicle power cable, dashboard disc and quick start manual. It measures 4.8 X 2.8 x 8 inches in dimension and weighs approximately 173g.

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