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Garmin nüvi 265W
6.1 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 265W

The 265W has quite a bland design, but it is compact and slim. T Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 265W

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Overall 2
2.0

A GPS that can't tell a freeway from a dirt road

Securitywyrm, Amazon
2 February 2011
  • Summary: I have owned several GPS now, and this one is by far the worst. To be clear, it performs all of the required functions. It provides a route to the destination, turn by turn directions, etc. The problem with this specific model is that the routing methods are garbage. You have four options.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed within a year

Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 December 2010
  • Summary: This product worked great... for only 3 months. Afterward, it started having issues with locating satellites and finding directions. It would sometimes take 10-15 minutes to find directions, making this GPS useless.
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Overall 2
2.0

I haven't had a successful trip yet

Jennifer Carolan "jjinqueens", Amazon
30 November 2010
  • Summary: I have had 2 TomToms, and I switched to Garmin because I wanted a better bluetooth functionality (TomTom's wasn't great). I don't know if I got used to TomTom giving directions and am completely unable to follow Garmin directions, but I have yet to have a successful trip with this device.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk. Terrible customer service as well.

lowlevel, Amazon
16 February 2011
  • Summary: This thing was defective from day one. Didn't save settings properly and reboots constantly. Useless support had me update firmware but that did not resolve the issue. Now it's going to Raytech for repair. I fully expect it to come back scratched and still broken, so I'm going to go buy a Tom-Tom.
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Overall 2
2.0

New sat-nav, old maps

Mr. A. H. Russell "A.Russell", Amazon
15 September 2010
  • Summary: This sat-nav is easy to use, a good screen and a logical layout for set-up and operation. Unfortunately the maps of Scotland and Ireland appear to be about 2 to 3 years out of date.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointed !!

Crop Adjuster, Amazon
23 May 2010
  • Summary: I purchased a Garmin GPS a few years ago and it was very satisfactory. After a year or so, the battery crashed but no problem....it worked off the cigarette lighter in the truck. In 2009, I decided to upgrade my maps and purchased Map Update 2009. The update worked very well in the U.S.
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Overall 2
2.0

Cannot get maps loaded

Joe O'B, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: I have spent about four hours trying to get the maps unto the sat nav and as of now more than three weeks later have failed to do so despite trying the various suggestions from Garmin support.
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Overall 2
2.0

Damaged after second time of use

Ben Asogbon, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: This a great product functionally but will not recommend becuase of its fragility. After the second time of use, I removed this product from the dashboard holder and the next time I put it on, it displayed a grey screen that looks like the result of internal crack.
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Overall 2
2.0

regret regret regret

bogi, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: bought this as my first ever satnav and have regretted since! price was very expensive when i bought it, thinking that was okay because of the bluetooth function. However, later on i found out the bluetooth does not work properly, you can hear people talking to you but people cannot hear you talk...
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Overall 2
2.0

It was ok to start with....

One Armed John, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: This was the first satnav I've ever bought. I got it just before Christmas as my family needed to go on a long drive, and for reasons too lengthy to explain here I can no longer drive our main vehicle, so my wife has to drive, and she doesn't take kindly to my 'instruction' on where to go, so in the...
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