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Garmin nüvi 255W
5.8 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 255W

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Overall 4
4.0

I like everything but the routes

WCGardener, Amazon
1 August 2011
  • Summary: I ordered this GPS because my previous GPS, by Magellan, suddenly was unable to find a satellite after less than 2 years. This unit does 2 things well that the MAgellan didn't do at all or did poorly: as long as I keep it plugged in, it finds a satellite immediately, instead of taking 5 or 6 minutes...
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Overall 4
4.0

Useless around eastern Massachusetts

Stefan Kenehan Letizia, Amazon
4 May 2011
  • Summary: I'm not sure how this navigates around the rest of the united states, but in Boston and its surrounding 'burbs, it is laughably unhelpful. My job occasionally requires me to travel throughout this area by car, so this is verily a problem. I often have better luck by printing out google maps.
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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

Not So Hot

jwgap, Ebay
27 December 2009
  • Summary: First I wanted to give myself a piece of mind by giving Mom a gift of Don’t get lost. She hates Driving on highways, driving at night. And reading and map just adds more distractions for a blind women. This Unit speaks to you but from the unit only.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin Nuvi 255W 4.3" GPS Navigation with Text to Speech

Waldemar, pricebat.ca
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Garmin seems to have the ideal POI organization by category -- Tom Tom, for instance, will just list all "restaurants" alternatively of allowing you to pick "Asian" or some other category.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin Nuvi 255W 4.3" GPS Navigation with Text to Speech

Guinevere, pricebat.ca
31 March 2012
  • Excerpt: LCD screen is a excellent sizeThe GPS quickly fits in a bag when on the road.You'll almost certainly get to your destination. 1. The suggested routes are terrible. The GPS doesn't recognize that getting off the highway and generating numerous turns will take additional time.two.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not So Good

Clarsach, Amazon
22 February 2012
  • Summary: The unit as supplied does not have enough memory to hold Europe-wide maps, so I bought a suitable SD card. This worked OK, though downloading refreshed maps took hours till Garmin replaced their PC software last year.
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Overall 4
4.0

BUYER BEWARE!

Mr. R. Morgan, Amazon
16 April 2011
  • Summary: This overhauled product appears to be as good as buying the new version,which you are lead to believe by some of the customer feedback, BUT it is supplied with maps more than two years out of date - THE GARMIN FREE UPDATE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
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Overall 4
4.0

Map view freezes frequently

jm "jm685", Amazon
12 April 2010
  • Summary: Good: - Speed of satellite acquisition - Mechanical suction cup to windscreen (My TomTom falls off, the Garmin doesn't) Bad: - Software freezes routinely. The only way to get it going again is to shut down multiple times and wait - sometimes hours.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so impressed

Mr. T. A. Fenton "sustainable self", Amazon
6 November 2009
  • Summary: I have been using my Navman bought 3 years ago and which although an old model and without any perks, and dare I say it, absolutely rubbish when travelling in and around London, it did the job, and it found most addresses.
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