Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System - 0100071820
Go wide and get peace of mind with nüvi 255W. This affordable, widescreen navigator leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names and optional MSN Direct® services 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 sleek nüvi 2x5-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.
With nüvi 255W's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read from any direction.
Navigate With Ease
nüvi 255W 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 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 255W 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 255W 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 255W 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 255W 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Physical & Performance:
- Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 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
- Width: 4.8"
- Height: 2.9"
- Depth: 0.8"
- Display Size:
- Width: 3.81"
- Height: 2.25"
- Diagonal: 4.3"
- Unit: 0.325 lbs
- Shipping: 1 lbs
- Manufacturer's Warranty (authorized online retailer):
1 Year Parts and Labor
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.