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Garmin Nuvi 250W

Garmin Nuvi 250W
alaScore 79

573 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 573 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 250W. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The performance and price also get good views, whereas views about the memory and route planning are mixed.

usability, price, performance, screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 250W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 250W from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and maps. The performance and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the memory. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 250 Widescreen Satellite Navigation System with European Mapping Garmin Nuvi 2450 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps Garmin Nuvi 250w Car Charger - Cigarette Power Adapter

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 250W from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People really like the reliability and screen. The performance and price also get good views.

usability, price, performance, screen, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GARMIN 010-00656-00 Nuvi 250W Widescreen Travel AssistantGarmin nüvi 2450 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin n?vi 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator-250W

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Martin (

Garmin Nuvi 200W/250W Review


Update: See my Garmin Nuvi 205W/255W Full Review - better interface and hardware than the Nuvi 200W/250W - I recommend moving up to the 205W/255W if possible.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin nuvi 250W review


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

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Fletch (

Garmin nuvi 250W Review


The nuvi 200 series is Garmin's latest offering in the highly successful nuvi product line, and is targeted at the budget conscious consumer who is looking for basic navigation without all the bells and whistles of the higher end nuvi's. Fresh on the...

Great Entry-Level Widescreen GPS.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Björn Endre (

Purepower Express 250W -


Every overclocker knows that heat is your worst enemy. The best components sometime just cannot cope with the excessive heat and that's why there are tons of products on the market design to keep the components running cool. We have seen CPU coolers,...

There is hardly anything negative that I can come up with regarding the Purepower Power Express 250W. At a price around $45 it is quite cheap, especially when you compare it to buying a completely new PSU. It has no problems to deliver the power needed...

Apr, 2007

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Garmin Nuvi 250W Review


The first Nuvi 250W that I bought came in had a faulty battery that wouldn’t hold a charge for longer than half an hour. However, after I sent it back in and got a working specimen, I was amazed at how clear the 4.3” widescreen lcd was. I...

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Garmin nuvi 250W


Garmin's latest GPS navigation unit is an entry-level model that boasts a 4.3in widescreen display and a sleek, ultra-slim design but it's a little ex...

Sleek and slim design, 4.3in widescreen display, user-friendly interface, reasonable performance

Expensive considering its entry-level position in the market, lack of included accessories

The nuvi 250W is a solid unit and the widescreen display is certainly a nice touch for an entry-level model, but its missing a few features to warrant its price tag.

Nov, 2007

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Garmin nuvi 250W review


Garmin's slim 4.3in widescreen nuvi 250W looks great and has Europe-wide map coverage. If you mainly drive in the UK, though, you can buy the identical nuvi 200W with just UK and Ireland maps for around £30 less.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Dean (

Garmin Nuvi 250W SatNav Review


Buy the Garmin Nuvi 250W from Lemon Digital. Quote “Technical Itch” when ordering and receive a special price promotion discount.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Len (

Why I purchased it from Highttechelectronics .com



Wide screen loud voice

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Deliriou5 (

Not what I expected...


I talked to GARMIN's Tech support an they said that there are many different versions of the 250W and that there was nothing that they could do to change the maps since it was preprogrammed at the factory. They told me to send it back to NewEgg. I have...

It showed up (fast shipping as always) and looks nice...

What I got only had maps for Mexico. When you enter the State/Provence for the address you want to go to, It only has locations in Mexico. On the box I received, it clearly stated that it only had Maps for Mexico. I did not see anywhere in the...

Aug, 2008

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.


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

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Display Diagonal:4.5in
Display Diagonal (metric):11.4cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Fishfinder/Garmin n






Device Type:Fishfinder


Transducer Presence:Included transducer