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6.5 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 255W

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Overall 3
3.0

"Dont last at all"

evilchineseguy1, CNET
21 September 2011
  • Pros: Has traffic update to help me reroute
  • Cons: it last last than 2 year!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: This is my second Garmin product and the display brightness is very poor to where I can hardly see it during daylight hours. The brightness is set to 100% but my first Garmin GPS was MUCH brighter so I'm assuming something is wrong and I'll try to exchange it when I return from vacation.
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Overall 4
4.0

Returning "IT"

dcm767, epinions.com
6 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Purchased my Garmin 255w in May of '10. It seemed to work fine.
  • Pros: Easy to use and understand.
  • Cons: NOT ACCURATE AT ALL.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Ancient maps bad sound irritating voices lowBatteryLife"

megatransect, CNET
5 July 2010
  • Pros: easy to get it going out of the box
  • Cons: Some information on the display is annoyingly small. Sound distorts badly. Maps included are uselessly out of date. Map update costs more than the machine itself. Can't change the voice. Insensitive touch screen. Low battery life.
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Overall 3
3.0

"IT WORKS OK, WHEN IT DECIDES TO START WORKING."

amclaussen, CNET
2 July 2010
  • Pros: Esay of use, when it finally achieves satellite reception, that is.
  • Cons: SLOW to get satellite reception. If it continues to be so slow in starting to work, I will trash it and go for another brand. Notreally recommended.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Not as pleased as others."

crbishop3, CNET
29 June 2010
  • Pros: nice features for price, graphics pretty decent
  • Cons: doesnt pick best routes in many cases
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Overall 3
3.0

"Don't expect this GPS to take you where you want to go!"

datashifter, CNET
20 April 2010
  • Pros: It has a nice interface, it quickly locks onto satellites, and is easy to use.
  • Cons: The maps have no clue where things really are. It will say the destination is on the right when it's really on the left, and it thinks addresses are in places they really are NOT. The GPS is directionally challenged!
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Overall 4
4.0

"Slow and inaccurate"

gbabione, CNET
9 March 2010
  • Pros: Easy to read
  • Cons: Very slow finding satellites. Has a hard time finding POIs that Tom Tom doesn't. Gives wrong directions frequently causing many missed exits and turns. This is my 3rd Nuvi. Have exchanged each year for new model hoping to be better with no success.
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Overall 3
3.0

"not recommendable"

friedrich-m, CNET
9 March 2010
  • Pros: -) handling
  • Cons: -) old maps (>1 year) -) initialising position ist very, very slow (5 minutes on average) or expects a position that is miles away, altough view to sky is free -) sometimes the instrument resets itself to factory settings and user presets are lost
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin Nuvi 255-W Car GPS Chargeable Mobile System Don't Get Lost!

lukn2hvn, epinions.com
2 January 2010
  • Excerpt: If you want a device that doesn't charge well, takes at least 3-5 minutes to set up for each use, an
  • Pros: Talks, shows wide view, highlites route, easy to add destination and store favorites, 'night' view.
  • Cons: does not hold charge, cannot navigate 'shortest route', gets you lost more times than not.
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