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Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System - 010-00717-20

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Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System, Model 0100071720

  • (Nuvi 205 Series)

For peace of mind on the go, nüvi 255 leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names and optional MSN Direct® to get you there on time and keep you informed. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America or Europe. Like the rest of the compact nüvi 2x5-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.

Navigate With Ease
nüvi 255 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn voice directions, 2-D or 3-D maps and and smooth map updates as you navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 255 accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix™ satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Take It With You
Like the rest of the nüvi 2x5-series, nüvi 255 sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.

Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 255 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download Google™ Panoramio™ pictures via our Garmin Connect Photos website and navigate to them. The 255 is compatible with optional enhanced MSN® Direct content and our free Garmin Garage where you can download animated vehicles that show your location on the map. It also comes with Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

Features:

  • Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
  • Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : yes
  • Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
  • 3D map view: yes
  • Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): no
  • Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
  • Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
  • Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
  • Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology: no
  • FM traffic compatible: yes
  • XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
  • MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: yes
  • Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
  • Car locator feature (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
  • MP3 player: no
  • Audio book player: no
  • Picture viewer: yes
  • Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
  • World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator: yes
  • Touchscreen: yes
  • Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): no
  • Remote control: no
  • FM transmitter: no
  • Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
  • Dead reckoning: no
  • Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
  • Motorcycle-friendly: no
  • Additional: This USB Mass Storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Package Contents:

  • nüvi 255
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America or Europe (full coverage)
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Dashboard disk
  • Quick Start Manual

Specifications:

  • Physical & Performance:
    • Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
    • Display type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
    • Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
    • Battery life: up to 4 hours
    • High-sensitivity receiver: yes
    • RoHS version available: yes
  • Maps & Memory:
    • Basemap: yes
    • Preloaded maps: yes
    • Ability to add maps: yes
    • Built-in memory: internal solid state
    • Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
    • Waypoints: 1000
    • Routes: 0

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit:
    • Width: 3.8"
    • Height: 2.8"
    • Depth: 0.8"
  • Display Size:
    • Width: 2.8"
    • Height: 2.1"
    • Diagonal: 3.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.325 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer's Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    1 Year Parts and Labor

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

TypePortable
Height (inches)2.8"
Width (inches)3.8"
Depth (inches)0.8"
BluetoothNo
Display Size (inches)3.5"
Display TypeQVGA Color antiglare TFT
Display Resolution (pixels)320 x 240 pixels
TouchscreenYes
Text to SpeechYes
Voice ControlYes
Live Traffic ServiceYes
Maps IncludedEurope, North America
Multiple Destination RoutingNo
Points of Interest6 Million
Tuner TypeFM
Average Battery Life4 Hrs
Power SourceRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Number of Waypoints1000
Supported Playback FormatsMP3
  

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Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Easy to read (8)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Easy menus (7)
  • Reliable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Finding specific address (8)
    • Rural navigation (7)
    • Faster routes (5)
    • Urban navigation (5)
    • Planning trips (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (7)
      • How are you with directions:
      • Great w/directions (7)

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    4.0

    Got me where I needed to go - painlessly

    By Cindi

    from Reading MA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Acquires Satellites Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

    • Difficult Menus

    Best Uses

    • Finding Specific Address
    • Planning Trips
    • Rural Navigation

    Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

    We are RVer's - one of the worst situations to be in is to miss a turn and not be able to turn around - especially with something in tow! The Garmin alerts us to upcoming turns when we are in unfamiliar territory. Got to try it out last weekend in rural Maine and it was great with pinpoint accuracy. The voice is clear and the volume goes high enough to hear in a noisy cab. Menu's could be more straightforward putting favorites first - had to learn to hit the down arrow to find them.

    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/Directions

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great GPS - More bang for less bucks.

    By Hard2Please

    from Reisterstown, MD.

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Acquires Satellites Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy Menus
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Large enough display
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Faster Routes
      • Finding Specific Address
      • Planning Trips
      • Rural Navigation
      • Urban Navigation

      Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

      Finding unknown destinations. Compact. Adequate display size. Clear & concise directions. Inexpensive. NO complaints.

      Service and delivery comments:

      ABT Electronics was perfect. Fast delivery. Good condition. No complaints.

      • How are you with directions:
      • Great w/Directions

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great little system

      By vacation1

      from chicago

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy Menus
      • Easy To Read
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Finding Specific Address
        • Rural Navigation

        Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

        provides comfort

        • How are you with directions:
        • Bad w/Directions

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Garmin Nuvi 255 - Solid Performer

        By Boo Boo

        from Bloomington, IL

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy Menus
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Large Screen
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Acquires Satellites Slowly

        Best Uses

        • Faster Routes
        • Finding Specific Address
        • Planning Trips
        • Rural Navigation
        • Urban Navigation

        Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

        This thing can find its way out of the woods along with navigating complicated interstate exchanges.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        If I can do this, you can!

        By Soricobob

        from Gilbert, AZ

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acquires Satellites Quickly
        • Better than one in car
        • Compact
        • Easy Menus
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Large Screen
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls
        • Speaks

        Cons

        • Din't get it long ago

        Best Uses

        • Faster Routes
        • Finding Specific Address
        • Rural Navigation
        • Urban Navigation

        Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

        Since we just moved to Arizona, we are just becomming familiar with the Phoenix area. This Garmin makes it easy to get around.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Intuitive and very useful

        By VH Chris

        from Vernon Hills IL

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acquires Satellites Quickly
        • Compact
        • Easy Menus
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Large Screen
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Minor limitations

        Best Uses

        • Faster Routes
        • Finding Specific Address
        • Planning Trips
        • Rural Navigation
        • Urban Navigation

        Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

        An excellent product that is very useful for everyday navigation. I have used other units and find the Garmin to be the most user-friendly. (3 owned among family members). Saves time even on short trips, and helps find better routes even in known areas. Minor limitations - sticks to main routes and doesn't consider some viable shortcuts. Also, can lose satellites among very tall buildings (like downtown Chicago). I recommend this product and would buy it again.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I ordered online and picked up in store. Quick and efficient, and online help (live chat) was very helpful. No problems, and I will continue to shop at Abt.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super purchase

        By dhandelsman

        from cary, nc

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acquires Satellites Quickly
        • Compact
        • Easy Menus
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Large Screen
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Short notice for turns

        Best Uses

        • Finding Specific Address

        Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

        I've only used the GPS a few times so far, but I've found it to be shockingly accurate. It's done a great job on every task so far. My only gripe is that sometimes there's barely enough time between the instruction to turn, and the opportunity to turn.

        The only concern is behavioral. I don't pay attention to where I am anymore. If the GPS were to stop working, I couldn't find my way home.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        easy

        By Mom

        from Tennessee

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy Menus
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Faster Routes
          • Finding Specific Address
          • Rural Navigation
          • Urban Navigation

          Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System:

          First time user can really appreciate the simple set up.

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions

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          Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System

          Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Navigation System

          UPC Code: 753759077402
          Discontinued


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