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6.5 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 265WT

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Overall 9

Garmin Nuvi 265WT Review

12 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Having mounted more than few ultra-high-end GPS units in our vehicles only to find that only half the features really made any sense to use on a day-to-day basis, Garmin’s Nuvi 265WT represents the very best that would be left standing after we trimmed the fat. You won’t find oddities like half-baked media players, voice destination entry, or backup cameras that other companies have tried to shoehorn into top-shelf units, but you will find all the basics, backed up by a...
  • Pros: Free lifetime traffic; solid mount; quality Bluetooth speakerphone; intuitive interface; quick to find location; quality text-to-speech
  • Cons: Garmin not forthcoming about built-in ads; POI searches can be slow; somewhat bland styling
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Overall 7

Garmin nuvi 265WT Review

8 November 2008
  • Summary: Garmin's nuvi 265WT builds on the success of previous nuvi 200 models, adding free real-time traffic, Bluetooth for hands-free calling, GPS hotfix for faster position acquisition, terrain maps, and an improved map screen. A year ago this nuvi would have cost three times as much, and been considered Garmin's top of the line GPS.
  • Pros: Easy to use, well designed, user interface, Preloaded Maps of North America + Hawaii + Puerto Rico, Speed limit information is displayed on the map screen (where available), Improved traffic reporting options now include traffic map, traffic search, and traffic on route, Automatic map zooming adjusts the map zoom level based on your speed and the current maneuver, Upcoming turn indicator displays direction of next turn, Well designed map screen is easy to understand, ...
  • Cons: Screen not as bright as more expensive nuvi models, No way to avoid a specific road from a planned route, Can't change information displayed in the data field on the map (more expensive nuvi 7x5 models let you choose between arrival time, distance, c, Lackluster Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone call quality, Searching POI database by spelling a business name is slow, Cannot sort Favorites alphabetically; saved addresses always listed in order of closeness to your cur...
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Overall 7

Garmin Nuvi 265WT

15 October 2008
  • Summary: Despite some minor performance issues, the Garmin Nuvi 265WT is a good value GPS, offering a number of high-end features for an affordable price.
  • Pros: The Garmin Nuvi 265WT offers integrated Bluetooth and a lifetime of free traffic alerts. The portable GPS also has a spacious touch screen and text-to-speech functionality.
  • Cons: We wish the audible traffic alerts and route recalculations were a little faster. Call quality was mixed.
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