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Garmin nüvi 265W
5.3 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

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

Free Traffic Does not work - Bluetooth Cuts out after 1 minute

Mergo, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: The free traffic, which is one of the main reasons I bought this GPS, does not work. I live around 10 miles west of NYC and I get no traffic reports. This is my second Nuvi 265WT and other had the same problem. Also the Bluetooth cuts off after about one minute.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a good value

Boomer B, Amazon
20 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

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

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

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

Securitywyrm, Amazon
19 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

I haven't had a successful trip yet

Jennifer Carolan, Amazon
19 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

Failed within a year

Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 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

leaves a lot to be desired

J. Ross, Amazon
19 August 2009
  • Summary: I purchased the unit to replace my ageing (but still working fine Garmin 2610). What a mistake I'll keep the 2610 until it no longer works. Garmin dumbed the interface way down, removed features that I found very useful.
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