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Garmin nüvi 265WT
5.7 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 265WT

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product

Noah F., Newegg
6 November 2013
  • Summary: I have to travel for John Deere, sometimes going to Canada. This thing has never let me down, where my cell phone has, because it is out of tower range.
  • Pros: It is very reliable, sound is excellent, and has an external SD card slot for more space for larger maps. The FM-Transmitter is handy for traffic backups. Great Tech support too! And there are lots of little features such as time format, icon type, voice type, languages, etc. The fuel economy thi...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the Job (when kept plugged in)

Bradley S., Newegg
5 October 2013
  • Summary: Battery stopped working for more than 10-15 minutes after about a year, but I always used it plugged in anyway. Mine died today (no apparent damage, won't power on) after 3 years, 2 months.
  • Pros: Fast Never Freezes Counts down 60 seconds and shuts off if automatically when you turn off the car (if that turns off the power outlet)
  • Cons: Heavy (causes windshield mount to fall often, get the beanbag kind instead) Bluetooth phone microphone works poorly and cackles, speaker works fine, address book import and voice dial depend on phone had mixed results over the years. No Lane Assist
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Michael V., Newegg
12 August 2011
  • Summary: Will lose satellite feed when you least expect it.
  • Pros: Worked without a hitch for over a year.
  • Cons: Stopped working after a year and will not turn on. Slow to upload maps, 45 minutes to an hour.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin quality, feeling outdated

Anthony P., Newegg
10 August 2011
  • Summary: It's a hearty, solid GPS unit, but is starting to feel outdated in terms of what smartphones can do anyway.
  • Pros: It's the quality and simplicity of Garmin. The GPS is super easy to use. Voice directions are great and there is a cool gas mileage function to calculate the cost of a trip. Display is nice and bright when plugged in. Wide screen is also good for visability, but not too big.
  • Cons: Tiny flaws in the directions (it'll sometimes take yo uto the wrong side of the street or around the block an extra time that you don't need), touchscreen seems to not be quite sensitive enough (possibly since touch phones sensor technology is starting to feel so natural. my girlfriend specifical...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Tim S., Newegg
6 August 2011
  • Summary: I recommend Garmin to anyone that wants to buy a new GPS unit. One of my jobs is as a delivery man, so mine has gotten a workout, and never lets me down.
  • Pros: I've been using mine for well over a year now. It's great. This one replaced a 4 year old model, which also worked great, and is still working. I can only hope this one lasts as long. Every few months, I consider replacing it, and then wonder why I would. It works perfectly. It's so simple my mot...
  • Cons: Mine didn't come with lifetime map updates, which I paid extra for later, and it cost WAY more than the $105 this is going for now. If this one came with lifetime updates, it would be perfect.
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Overall 6
6.0

decent

Gene M., Newegg
24 July 2011
  • Summary: Requires the special power cord to receive traffic info - when plugged into the GPS, then traffic icon is displayed. Entering destination is cumbersome, especially if you live near another state, as unit default to your home state - so you have to change state then select city or address.
  • Pros: Receives traffic info. Fairly quick to acquire satellite signals - after the initial out of the box configuration. Wide screen.
  • Cons: Initial configuration/satellite acquisition took a long time. traffic info sometimes not correct/updated. Voice has gotten distorted from time to time - requiring power off then back on. Voice direction generally tells you to turn before the actual turn, which can be a problem if there are multip...
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Overall 2
2.0

not happy

Brett S., Newegg
5 July 2011
  • Summary: I'll be returning this for one that actually works.
  • Pros: newegg is great.
  • Cons: just bought this. turned it on and acquired signal. went to type in a go-to address and it tells me no data available. rebooted the device and it tells me cannot load maps. the north american map should be preloaded. did a hard reset and reran the Garmin WebUpdater and still does same thing. went...
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Overall 8
8.0

great upgrade

Robert T., Newegg
28 June 2011
  • Pros: lots of great features like the eco test and fuel economy, knows what im typing before i get halfway done in most cases
  • Cons: speed zones are not always correct so if your in an area you dont know watch out or you'll get a decent sized speeding ticket like me
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than not have it.

Anonymous, Newegg
9 June 2011
  • Summary: Probably, all GPS are that bad in our days. This is not the worst, compare to others.
  • Pros: Made solidly, responds quickly, no problem connecting the satellite. Light-weight. Comes with a good holder.
  • Cons: Has an intelligence of the poor cellphone. Tries to pull me off the highway in the middle of the way. Going through menus is complicated. Also, entering the address you're about to go to is overcomplicated.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok for Price

Jeremy D., Newegg
6 June 2011
  • Summary: Summary: Not worth it, get a newer unit with more features or just use your phone. Garmin will be dead in 3 years anyway.
  • Pros: Price. It "works".
  • Cons: Works is in quotes for a few reasons. Since this is a refurb the maps are woefully out of date, and sometimes just plain wrong, I don't think that house over there actually has a Quiznos, Garmin. The traffic feature is worse than useless. It runs of an FM signal that is 10-15 minutes behind and t...
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