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Garmin Nüvi 255

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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Super

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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Excellent

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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Good

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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Product Information : Garmin Nüvi 255

Manufacturer's product description

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.

Product Details

Monitor Type: Fixed Monitor

Monitor Format: 4:3 Monitor, 16:9 Monitor

Integrated Radio: without Radio

Monitor Size In Inches: 3.5, 4.3

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): with Traffic Message Channel, without Traffic Message Channel, Traffic Info ready

Manufacturer: Garmin

Voice: Navigation instructions, voice command recognition

Product Description: Garmin nüvi 255T - GPS receiver, Garmin nüvi 255 - GPS receiver, Garmin nüvi 255WT - GPS receiver, Garmin nüvi 255W - GPS receiver

Product Type: GPS receiver

Card Reader: Micro SD Card, SD Memory Card

Included Software: MapSource City Navigator Europe NT, MapSource City Navigator Europe NT, NAVTEQ, MapSource City Navigator North America NT

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel)

Interface: USB

Preloaded Maps: Europe, North America

Touch Screen: Yes

Display: 3.5" colour - 320 x 240, 4.3" colour - 480 x 272 - widescreen

Localisation: Europe

Recommended Use: Automotive

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.7 cm x 2 cm x 7.1 cm, 12.2 cm x 2 cm x 7.4 cm

Weight: 147 g, 173 g

EAN: 0753759077617, 0753759078904, 0753759093808, 0753759083588, 0753759077419, 0753759078898, 0753759094829, 0753759077389, 5055147541072, 0710931303438

TransFlash Card: No

Memory Stick: No

Smart Media Card: No

xD-Picture Card: No

Voice Control: without Voice Control

Telephone Included: No

TV-Tuner: No

Touchscreen: with Touchscreen, 1-Point Touch, One-Point Touch

Secure Digital Card: Yes

Screen Size in Inches: 4.3, 3.5

Multimedia Card: No

MP3 Playback: No

Map Storage Medium: On Board Memory Card, On Board Flash Memory

Map Sharing: No

Map Provider: Navteq

Map Coverage: Single continent

iPod Control: No

Internet Connectivity: No

FM Tuner: No

DVD Player / Recorder: without DVD Player

Compact Flash Card: No

CD Player / Recorder: without CD Player / Recorder

Category: Portable Devices Dedicated For Navigation, Portable Navigation Device

Bluetooth: No

3D Landmarks: No

3D Elevation Mode: No

Text-to-Speech: No

Reality View: No

Lane Assistant: No

Pedestrian Mode: Yes, No

Traffic Message Channel: Traffic Info ready, No, TMC ready, Yes

Application: Car

USB: Yes

FM Transmitter: No

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 1

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Speed Camera Warning: Yes

Functions & Services: Time / Date

Internal Memory: 200 MB flash

Navigation

Waypoints: 1000

Trip Computer: Avoid highways, trip timer, trip distance, avoid toll roads

Routes: 1

General

MPN: 010-00717-12, 901856, 010-00717-11, 010-00717-56, 901860, 010-00717-21, 010-00718-20, 010-00718-21, 010-00718-13, 010-00718-12

Product Type: GPS receiver

Features: Built-in speaker, calculator, clock, 2D / 3D map perspective, Garmin Lock, photo viewer, custom POIs

Aerial: Built-in

Included Software: MapSource City Navigator Europe NT, MapSource City Navigator Europe NT, NAVTEQ, MapSource City Navigator North America NT

Voice: Navigation instructions, voice command recognition

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel)

Interface: USB

Card Reader: Micro SD Card, SD Memory Card

Preloaded Maps: Europe, North America

Recommended Use: Automotive

Internal Memory: 200 MB flash

Compatible Software: MapSource MetroGuide, MapSource City Navigator, Garmin Travel Guide, Garmin Language Guide

Speed Camera Warning: Yes

Functions & Services: Time / Date

Connections

Interfaces: USB, USB ¦ TMC

Display

Features: Anti-glare

Display Illumination: Yes

Resolution: 320 x 240, 480 x 272

Height: 5.4 cm, 5.7 cm

Width: 7.2 cm, 9.7 cm

Diagonal Size: 3.5", 4.3" - widescreen

Type: TFT - colour - touch screen

Menu Language: Slovenian, English

Battery

Run Time (Up To): 4 hours

Type: Lithium Ion

Included Qty: 1

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power cable, vehicle mount

Localisation: Europe

Colour: White

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 147 g, 173 g

Height: 7.1 cm, 7.4 cm

Depth: 2 cm

Width: 9.7 cm, 12.2 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Media Player

Supported Image Formats: JPG

Power

Low Voltage Power: DC 12 - 24 V

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Listed on Ciao since: 31/03/2008