Summary: The Garmin nuvi 295W is a nuvifone but without the phone so the same accessories work with it. It has GPS, maps and navigation, lots of information about urban points of interest from ATMs to parking garages, plus wi-fi for web-browsing and email as well as music and widgets.
Summary: I originally purchased a Garmin 1350 for work, but I found this one and saw the features and decided to buy it on sale. Overall I'm very satisfied with this Gps. I'm going to break down my review into different sections. Consider this a cell phone without the phone calling abilities.
Summary: I recently purchased the Garmin nuvi 295W for our frequent road trips. A few days after receiving the unit, we drove across Florida for a day trip and were amazed at the many features and the unit's accuracy, even on less traveled roads and streets.
Summary: I was intrigued by the combination of options that this GPS offered. Wi-Fi Internet access with a web browser, email and weather updates which are easily accessible while traveling, provided your stops have Wi-Fi access. Plus having a built-in 3MB camera couldn't hurt either.
Summary: This little GPS is extremely versatile. Besides the normal GPS navigation functions you would expect, it also has a camera and mp3 player,and wi-fi, each of which can be used as navagation aids.
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3 February 2011
Summary: I bought this for my motorcycle--I can't see spending 800 plus on a motorcycle gps, and this gps, along with the motorcycle/bicycle kit works great! (If you want to hear the directions/music, you will need the headphone jack adapter, though.
Summary: I've never had a GPS unit before, so I'm not an expert. I can't compare the features of this nuvi to other nuvi's or other brands. I read many mixed reviews about the 295W nuvi. I read that the web browser is awful and the wi-fi is spotty.
Summary: I have now had the Nuvi 295W for about three months. I love it, I am living in the Rio Grande Valley in South of Texas. It has paid for itself hands down. Great slim design and easy to mount, shame I have not been able to fit it in any bicycle clamps.
Summary: It's sad that people have forgotten how to read these days. Many of the complaints for the Nuvi 295W (and other products) can well be avoided if people take the time to read the manual. I cannot figure out how they expect to use a high tech device by just turning it on and pushing buttons.
Summary: This is a repurposed Nuviphone after the phone is ripped out. Good if you need a unit for walking and driving. Small screen makes it a little tough for driving use. It has features of the more expensive cousins in the Nuvi line : MP3 player (discontinued on all newer units) and powered mount.