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Garmin nuvi 245

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Garmin nuvi 245. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the design and maps.

usability, performance, price, size, durability

screen, maps, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi 245 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 245 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Many are less positive about the design.


57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: tom (

Garmin Nuvi 245W Sat Nav


this my second satnav its everything i looked for accuracyease of use the whole shooting match great product

no usb in box

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Matt245 (

Very pleased


Came with everything I needed to get started in the box and is really easy to input destinations. It's really fast at calculating routes, and the instructions easy to understand.

you can get started straight away

voice control would have been nice

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Simon (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


Does exactly what it says on the tin! Ideal if you want to just get from A to B without all the unnecessary frills of more expensive models

None worth mentioning

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: roger (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


easy to use, accurate, very good value

very, very occassionaly it doesn't pick up satellites

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Susan (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


The speed warning sound indicator is a little tedious, as there are so many speed controlled areas now. There may be a way to switch off the speed sound warning but I have only just purchased it and haven't looked yet.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Lisa (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


Took me to where I was going accurately, it even got the estimated journey time right!

Nothing as yet

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: noel (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


the garmin satnav is so easy to set up and use it only takes a couple of minuts and your up and running


Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


Really easy to use. Clear instructions. Good value for money.

sometimes takes a longer route.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Ken (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


Light easy to use and clear maps.

Has of course been superceded so doses not have all the bells and whistles

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Sue (

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav


I found the actual sat nav easy to operate (although I haven't yet fully explored its capabilities). The screen is clear and easy to read. It locates the satellites very quickly when it is first turned on and with each subsequent use. The device for...

I haven't yet got used to the 'night' mode when the screen itself simulates night time with the surrounding roads/environment etc blanked out in evenings/night time- but this may be an optional feature which can be switched off - I have yet to...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

GPS type

Bicycle: No


Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes