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Garmin Nuvi 250W

Garmin Nuvi 250W
alaScore 78

617 reviews

Apr, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 20 expert reviews and 597 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 72/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Sep 22, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 544791 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 78/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 17, 2014.

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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.

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Garmin nuvi 250W review


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

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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.


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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...

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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...

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easy to use touchscreen. I love it


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easy to use

no speaker phone

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easy to use touchscreen. I love it


find it for $95 check this out

easy to use

no speaker phone

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GARMIN has blown me away with their customer support! My 250W suddenly would not turn on and nothing via their troubleshooting help would work. The on-line chat rep, at his own suggestion and on his own initiative, authorized a return for free repair....

Easy to use - wonderfully clear voice quality

No negatives from me

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Nice basic unit with some bugs


I have not used any other GPS unit, so my comments are based on experience only with this one. It's invaluable for my many out-of-town trips to new destinations, and I have no regrets about having bought a model with the features (and lack of high-end...

Easy to use, generally gives good directions, excellent screen brightness

Some problems with database, inefficient address entry, buggy keyboard

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Why I purchased it from Highttechelectronics .com



Wide screen loud voice

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