Garmin Nüvi 255

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For peace of mind on the go, nüvi 255 leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to get you there on time and k...

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ProNeat installation, decent battery life. Easy to ge...

ConsStill not 100% accurate. Touch-screen a bit unresp...

Note: The blurb supplied on this site and presumably pasted in from something Garmin have written states "For peace of mind on the go, nüvi 255 leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to get you there on time and keep you informed." European versions do...

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ProWide screen, the speed camera alerts

ConsNothing really

Garmin Sat Nav 255WT =Why did I purchase a Sat Nav= I think I’m a pretty good map reader, and although I had seen Sat Navs about, I always considered them to be an expensive boy’s toy. As long as I could read a road sign and a map, I’d manage. But yes there’s always a but, for me - 3 years ago we...

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Excellent

Pronice design, friendly software, pretty accurate pr...

Conssome map bugs, not-so-sensitive touchscreen

I will start by saying that I never used a navigation device before, so for me, there is no term of comparison. I nevertheless had to buy one, considering that I usually travel across the country and I plan a sightseeing vacation in the south of France on my own. The reason why I picked Garmin...

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published 24/06/2008

good sat nav, but maps could be more detailed like with tom tom. also route planning takes quite long and does not show all speed cameras. comes with Free AC adaptor and Carry Case. 3.5ins touch screen. 3D map views. Pre-installed European maps. MicroSD card slot. Garmin Lock? (anti theft feature). World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator.

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Excellent

“No Longer Lost”

published 09/07/2008

ProEasy to use

Consn/a

iWould be so lost without this I find it very user friendly its so simple i think it is better than the Tom Tom not as cluttered on screen and it re-calculates really fast if you take a wrong turn. Picture is crisp and very clear. it also have a key code so you can lock it and it comes with a...

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Good

ProEase of use. Price.

ConsSeems to like "scenic routes"!!.

After much Internet searching and playing with various units in a shop, I finally chose the Garmin Nüvi 255 to replace the Mio which I really didn't get on with. The 255 makes it very easy to select and save a destination, the instructions are loud and clear and the holder supports the unit...

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Not for me

ProNone - product is useless with out of date maps.

ConsExtremely out of date maps.

I purchased a Garmin nuvi 255w recently, and greatly regret it. The maps delivered are so out of date that they're useless. The machine seems to think that the M9 is an old road with cross streets, and is unaware of its exits. It tells me - without warning - to take sudden left turns off it when...

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Super

Provia points, voice prompts, easy to use, great pric...

Constouchscreen can be a little buggy.

Good For Its Price My family owns two of these gps units and they are easy to use and reliable. Additionally, they offer voice prompts and are compatible in most countries (purchase of extra data software may be needed though). The map is very easy to see and you can look up points of interests...

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Not for me

published 16/06/2008

the NUVI 255 unit sold within the UK is different to that stated within GARMINS specification, this unit WILL NOT SPEAK THE STREET NAMES. this option is for the american market

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published 11/08/2010

Hos can I activate TMC on my new NÜVI 255WT. Garmin website does not have an option to activate my TMC? The unit has a print on the back saying it is NÜVI 255W, the box says it is NÜVI 255WT. I hope its the same...
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