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Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System - 010-00718-20

Abt Model: 0100071820 | UPC Code: 753759077600
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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.

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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.

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 Content:

  • 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: 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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit:
    • Width: 4.8"
    • Height: 2.9"
    • Depth: 0.8"
  • Display Size:
    • Width: 3.81"
    • Height: 2.25"
    • Diagonal: 4.3"

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.

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TypePortable
Height (inches)2.9"
Width (inches)4.8"
Depth (inches)0.8"
BluetoothNo
Display Size (inches)4.3"
Display TypeQVGA Color antiglare TFT
Display Resolution (pixels)480 x 272 pixels
TouchscreenYes
Text to SpeechYes
Voice ControlYes
Live Traffic ServiceYes
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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (39)
  • Easy to set up (38)
  • Easy menus (36)
  • Simple controls (36)
  • Large screen (35)

Cons

  • Acquires satellites slowly (9)
  • Inaccurate (4)

Best Uses

  • Finding specific address (34)
  • Urban navigation (24)
  • Rural navigation (19)
  • Planning trips (17)
  • Faster routes (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (29), Traveler (6), Enthusiast (4), Power user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/directions (21), Bad w/directions (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Like It

We have used it substantially since we got it and it works great. Satellite acqusition is very fast (that was something that bugged me on other units I have used in the past). ...Read complete review

We have used it substantially since we got it and it works great. Satellite acqusition is very fast (that was something that bugged me on other units I have used in the past). The speed limit sign is very helpful...most of the time it hit the speed limit changes within a few feet of the sign. It is also very quick on route calculations. I had read reviews where people did not like the voice very well but that is not a big deal to me. Most of the time I do not listen to the voice anyway unless I am in an unfamiliar location and need to use the voice. The voice is fine to me. It would not win a grammy but what do you expect? It is fairly good on points of interest. You are always going to have some lag on new restaurants and attractions and those that have closed that will be behind until the next upgrade. It does not have BlueTooth or some of the other fancy bells and whistles but it does very well at what I want it to do...navigation. I highly recommend it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A CHEAPER VERSION WOULD OF DONE THE SAME

ITS NOT WORTH THE MONEY

ITS NOT WORTH THE MONEY

Reviewed by 44 customers

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5.0

Garmin Nuvi 255W - Smart!

By Aunt C

from Dallas, TX

About Me Bargain Hunter, Frequent Traveler, High-end Shopper, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Experience

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

    This product was well worth the good price and gave better directions on many occasions than the portable GPS system that my husband rented from the airport car rental counter. In fact, my Garmin Navi saved us from missing our return flight, as my husband led us in wrong direction twice, adding 20 minutes to our trip. I finally took over and we got there.

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    5.0

    More bang for your buck

    By toketa

    from Bloomingburg, NY

    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

    • Flimsy Mounting

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

    Finding golf courses was always a problem and I
    missed a couple of tee times because I was late.
    I love the audio directions.
    So far I can't complain about the Garmin GPS

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    I LOVE this GPS!

    By Judy

    from Sarasota, FL

    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

      Best Uses

      • Faster Routes
      • Finding Specific Address
      • Planning Trips

      Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

      I was surprised how easy this was to set up! I originally bought this as a gift for my husband;at the same time he bought the same model, so I kept it for myself! We both love the ease of use and accuracy. Large, easy to read screen is a bonus!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great Value!

      By Sam

      from Michigan

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Faster Routes
        • Finding Specific Address
        • Rural Navigation

        Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

        I am always on the road in different areas going different places! This particular GPS is highly useful in finding shorter routes and addresses!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Very worthwhile purchase!

        By Rockymer

        from Sterling Heights, MI

        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
        • Rural Navigation
        • Urban Navigation

        Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

        It finds local businesses easily for me. It does everything I need at a reasonable price. Only one error so far--it told me an address was on the right side of the street, when it was on the left. Small potatoes.

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

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        5.0

        Just go ahead and buy this GPS

        By Hanks

        from Augusta. Ga

        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

          Best Uses

            Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

            It is easy to use. I like that it shows you the speed limit that is posted on highway

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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By panther28433

            from Clarkton, NC

            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

            • NA

            Best Uses

            • Finding Specific Address
            • Rural Navigation

            Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

            My wife really likes this product. She doesn't know how she has lived without it all this time.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Love it, very dependable

            By Girl on the Go

            from Alsip, IL

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Faster Routes
              • Finding Specific Address
              • Urban Navigation

              Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

              Only suggestion, don't leave it in the car in cold weather. If it gets cold, takes a very long time to warm up and acquire satellites. Otherwise, it's great!

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

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Easy to use!!

              By eeya

              from little rock, ar

              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 Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

              Bought for a x-mas gift for hubby. He loves it. I have no directional sense and even I understand it.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt and packaged well

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

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              We like it

              By V.

              from Kentucky

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Acquires Satellites Quickly
              • Easy To Read
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Large Screen
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Finding Specific Address

                Comments about Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation System:

                I am not tech smart. This GPS is big enough for me to see and easy enough for my 6 year old to program for me.

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

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