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Garmin Nuvi 250

Garmin Nuvi 250
alaScore 82

1668 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1668 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 250. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, performance, maps, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 250 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, maps, screen

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 250 Satellite Navigation System with Full EU MappingGarmin European City Navigator NT Update 2008Garmin Nüvi 250 Wide Screen Gps Europe 4.3 Screen Tactile

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 837 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 250 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, performance, size, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 250 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Silver)Garmin nüvi 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator-250WGarmin nüvi 250 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (English/French Version)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin nuvi 250

 

The groundbreaking Garmin nüvi 350 practically created the shirt-pocket travel companion category. It also had a price befitting new technology from a leader in the compact GPS space. Garmin is now offering a cheaper model, the nüvi 250, which sells...

Familiar Garmin menu system. Preloaded with maps. Includes some travel kit features

No text-to-speech conversion. Less-sensitive GPS receiver than the 300 series

Even for $100 less than the much more capable nüvi 350, the nüvi 250 may not be that great a value.

Apr, 2007
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Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin pink nuvi 250 review

 

The Garmin pink nuvi 250 is a special edition version of a popular entry-level nuvi GPS. It sports a 3.5 inch color touch-screen display, has preloaded maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and 6 million points of interest.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Fletch (gpsmagazine.com)

Garmin nuvi 250 Review

 

This week I put the nuvi 250 through GPSmagazine's rigorous testing criteria and found out how the newest, budget-friendly nuvi stacks up against the competition (and other nuvi's!).

Great Entry Level GPS (But Kinda Pricey)

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 250 review

 

UPDATE: A newer model, the nuvi 255, offers these features and more.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (garminnuvireviews.com)

Garmin Nuvi 250 Review

 

When my old gps guidance unit broke, I immediately turned on my computer and went shopping for a new one, because as a business man I cannot afford to waste time getting lost trying to figure out the correct way to my destination. As I was shopping for...

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin nuvi 250

 

Garmin's entry-level unit has the same features as its widescreen brother, and differs only in a smaller sized display. The nuvi 250 retains the sleek...

Sleek and slim design, user-friendly interface, reasonable performance

Lack of included accessories, small display

The nuvi 250 is a solid unit and commands a lower price than the 250W, despite possessing the same features.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The diddy 250 is more than just a sat-nav – it's a city guide and phrasebook for your holiday shorts

An inexpensive, neatly designed sat-nav that happens to offer additional travel info if you want it

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Garmin Nuvi 250

 

An inexpensive, neatly designed sat-nav that happens to offer additional travel info if you want it

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Iabulldog1980 (newegg.com)

Good for the price

 

This is a entry level unit, but is solid. I have had three GPS and while this is missing some features I liked for the most part its fine... I find I miss a flip up antenna, and bluetooth.... I will continue to test it and if I still have issues with...

Light weight, Crisp clear screen, responsive touchscreen, Volume is loud. recalculates routes

Have run into the problem where it thinks I am off road on some older highways here in Iowa. Recalculating route can be a touch slow at times, Seems to like to take me on the scenic route. Have run into two instances where it never told me to turn...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: TechParadox (newegg.com)

Good while it lasted

 

My unit worked great during the short time I had it. I updated the maps and had added a couple new voices and vehicle indicators with very little trouble once I figured out how to do it. Was even planning on doing some light geocaching with it. And...

Easy to use ; Easy to set up ; Got a free map upgrade with it since it was purchased within a map update release window

No driver disc ; No instruction manual ; Died after less than a month's use

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

With its powerful sonar, high-resolution screens, abundant features and affordable price, the Garmin Fishfinder 250 will excite fishermen of all skill levels. The Garmin Fishfinder 250's high-performance sonar and high-resolution screens make fishing easy. Its single or dual-frequency sonar is dependable and intuitive to use. The Fishfinder 250 features a 320 x 320 pixel, 10-level grayscale FSTN, 4.5-inch diagonal screen - similar to those normally found in higher-priced units. Suitable for both fresh water and saltwater, the Fishfinder 250 is available with either a dual-frequency 50/200 kHz transducer for deep-water applications, or a single-frequency 200 kHz transducer for shallow inland lakes and bays. The Fishfinder 250's slim profile also makes it ideal for mounting in-dash or on the bow. The unique quick-release, one-knob tilt swivel-mount allows for easy viewing at any angle.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Display Diagonal:4.5in
Display Diagonal (metric):11.4cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in/2.9in
Height:2.8in/4.9in
Weight:1.1lbs/5.2oz
Width:3.8in/6.1in

GPS Compatibility

Compatible GPS Receivers:Garmin n / Garmin StreetPilot c330 / Garmin StreetPilot c340 / Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Garmin zumo 400 / Garmin zumo 450 / Garmin zumo 500 / Garmin zumo 550 / Garmin zumo 660

GPS Software

Distribution Media:DVD
Maps Included:Hawaii / North America / Puerto Rico/North America
Product Type:Map/application update/Maps (update)

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Recommended Use:Automotive/Automotive / Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Localization:English / French
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:250/DVD Update 2009/Map Update 2008 Europe/Onetime City Navigator Europe NT 2010 Map Update
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Fishfinder/Garmin n/MapSource City Europe NT/MapSource City Navigator NT

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Navigation

Routes:0
Waypoints:500

PC System Requirements for GPS

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 or later / Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Microsoft Windows 2000

Sonar

Device Type:Fishfinder

Transducer

Transducer Presence:Included transducer