Summary: As entry-level GPS navigators go, the Garmin Nuvi 255W is still one of the best choices available for anyone who wants speedy performance without breaking the bank.
Pros: The Garmin Nuvi 255W features a large touch screen and an easy-to-understand interface. Start-up, destination entry, and trip routing and rerouting times are slightly faster than the competition. "Where am I?" feature is very useful for emergencies. Text-to-speech reads street and points of interest names aloud.
Cons: The Nuvi 255W's feature set is rather limited. Mounting cradle is bulkier than competing models and not very portable.
Conclusion: The key to a good GPS is the interface and the Garmin nüvi 255W’s is one of the best ones that I have dealt with in comparison to other GPS models. It is well designed unit from both the out casing to the software within. Garmin has been regarded as the leader in GPS technology and they continue the trend with the nüvi 255W. While it is sold as an entry level unit in terms of price, its features and function make it act like a more expensive GPS model.
Pros: GPS works terrific, Widescreen provides ample information in clear format, Map locations via Google Maps and PC, TTS enabled, Rapid start up, Quick satellite detection
Cons: No charge indicator light, Does not include USB cable
Excerpt: The Garmin nüvi 255W is one of Garmin’s entry level navigators and, as part of the nuvi 2×5 series, it’s loaded with features previously unavailable in the nuvi line or found only in high-end models. More about that in a moment; first the basics.
Excerpt: Il Garmin nuvi 255W è un navigatore satellitare di elevata qualità, dotato di schermo touchscreen da 4,3 pollici, con risoluzione 480x272 pixel, e mappa dell’Europa precaricata sulla memoria interna. Rispetto al modello più accessoriato, il 255WT, non dispone di antenna TMC integrata ma è solo compatibile, quindi l’antenna va acquistata a parte.
Pros: Foto georeferenziate, Schermo widescreen, Visualizzatore di immagini, Mappe con sfumo altimetrico