Excerpt: (1 items) If you're shopping for a bargain-priced GPS, searching for the previous year's models is often a good place to start. One of the current best finds is the Garmin Nuvi 265WT . While it still carries a hefty list price of $220, you can generally find it online for $100 less. The 265WT is essentially a 4.3-inch widescreen version of the older Garmin 265T . It shares an otherwise identical feature set with its 3.5-inch-screen sibling.
Pros: Included lifetime traffic alerts, Included maps for Canada and U.S.
Cons: No highway lane assist, Lacks multi-segment routing
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...
Excerpt: It shares an otherwise identical feature set with its 3.5-inch-screen sibling. Although included in Garmin's 200 series of Nuvis aimed at entry-level buyers, the Garmin Nuvi 265WT includes features often found only in midlevel or premium-priced devices.