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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. Views about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the design and maps get critical opinions.

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.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin nuvi 245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 245 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Many are negative about the design.

design

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nüvi 245Garmin Nüvi 245

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: tom (reevoo.com)

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 (comet.co.uk)

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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

none

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Garmin Nuvi 245 Sat Nav

 

small,leightweight.good directions

annoying u-turn bit needs turning off as it drives me nuts when she doesn't recalculate a new route

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in

Display

Backlight display: No
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3.5 / 4.3
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 480 x 272
Display size (HxV):2.25 x 3.81 / 2.8 x 2.1 / 7.2 x 5.4 / 9.7 x 5.7
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.25 x 3.81 / 2.8 x 2.1 / 7.2 x 5.4 / 9.7 x 5.7
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen:No / Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2.5 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck:No / Yes

GPS type

Bicycle:N

Indication

Audible alarm(s):N
Audible Alarms: No

Map

Map coverage:All Europe
Maps included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:SSD

Navigation

3D landmarks: No
Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible:No / Yes
Lane guidance: No
Live service: Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):Y
Photo navigation: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000\nMac OS X 10.4

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, CI, USB

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):2.5 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Calculator: Yes
Color of product:Black
FM Transmitter:No / Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in
Image viewer: Yes
Languages support:ENG
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Waypoints: Yes
World travel clock: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.591 / 0.787 / 2.91
Height:0.787 / 2.91 / 2.99
Weight:5.01 / 5.2
Width:3.86 / 4.76