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Garmin nüvi 265W
5.6 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 265W

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

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 265W

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Overall 2
2.0

burn out

C. Porter-Borden, Amazon
2 December 2010
  • Summary: Mine burned out after less than a year. I never left it in the sun when the car wasn't operating, but after a long trip in air conditioned car, it froze up and now doesn't work at all and there is no warranty on it. Waste of money.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of junk

Davorin D., Newegg
20 August 2010
  • Summary: Utter piece of of junk and the most expensive piece of junk I have bought.
  • Pros: This is great when it is working which is rarely.
  • Cons: The unit would lock up periodically, then shut down without any way to turn it on again. There is only one button on the top to press and nothing else. If this does not work you are out of luck. It is impossible to remove and recharge battery any other way that through USB cord.
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Overall 2
2.0

not working out-the-box

Paulo C., Newegg
29 April 2010
  • Pros: NR
  • Cons: Out-of-the-box, it could not locate the satellites - indoors or outdoors. It is frustrating and costly - shipping-back cost. I
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin 265wt Review

Marc A. Coventry, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: Unit worked intermittently, often shutting down or freezing and had to be reset. Downloading patches from the website, resetting, and clearing did not help. Technical support responded by saying, "If the problem continues give it a few weeks to see if there is another update for that unit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Corrupted and lost voice after 2 weeks

Kuang K. Lin, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: Bought this product since its family was rated best product in consumer report. What a disappointment - got corrupted voice after 2 weeks of sample use. Suggested by Garmin support to update software and voice.
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Overall 2
2.0

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

Securitywyrm, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • 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
20 August 2009
  • 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, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • 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

Not a good value

Boomer B, Amazon
19 August 2009
  • Summary: We are very disappointed with this product. For navigation, it has consistently led us on crazy routes (yes we have tried switching between fastest and shortest) taking us through neighborhoods when we could have stayed on the main roads.
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Overall 2
2.0

nuvi 265wt: decent GPS, lackluster traffic reports

Sajee Mathew, Amazon
19 August 2009
  • Summary: I purchased the 265wt primarily for the free traffic reports and that feature has been disappointing. There are false positive and false negatives. Hence the GPS's traffic data has been unreliable. At best, it works well about half the time. I guess it's better than nothing?
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