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Garmin nuvi 255WT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 509 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi 255WT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Garmin nuvi 255WT

 

The Garmin nüvi 255WT is one of Garmin's entry level navigators and, as part of the nuvi 2×5 series, it's loaded with features previously unavailable in the nuvi line or found only in high-end models. More about that in a moment; first the basics.

The Garmin nuvi 255WT is a joy to use. I recommend it, or any other member of the nuvi 2×5 series, without hesitation. Garmin has set a new standard with this product line; the nuvi 2×5 series is the best entry level GPS on the market.

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just ok for a GPS that price

 

I totally agree with jhacker, the GPS is fine but has some problems, i also got it on black friday, the sales man said that it as fm traffic enabled but didnt mention that it needs a $%&ing reciever. now it shows traffic icon but does not give any good...

street names, multiple voices to choose from

delayed street name turning instructions

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Didn't work as well as needed it to. Missed major exit.

 

I have used Garmin in the past and haven't been disappointed..until I bought this one for myself. I checked reviews on this product, which were great, so I chose this one. First time I used it I took an 8 hr trip of which took me through St. Louis, Mo....

For the most part it was correct, got me to my destination

Took me right past a MAJOR exit, which cost me an additional 25 min. Also needed a service store, took me to some office building

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Great mid-line product that has come down on price

 

This is a great product for the price but if you can afford the additional 20 or so dollars....The Garmin 265WT is newer technology with regard to navigation Updated on Dec 20, 2009

New 2010 North America Map Update as well as downloads for different vehicle icons and voices for the text to speech...Lifetime traffic updates...My wife said it navigated her past the toll booths in Dallas to her sons address perfectly

Didn't find our home address when determining longitude and latitide....will have to find a work around

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Great choice for the price

 

I got this on Black Friday with a good discount. I bought the 255WT because of the lifetime traffic updates, spoken street names, and larger screen. Some friends recommended Garmin over the other brands due to ease-of-use. Personally, I go for features...

Spoken street names, larger screen size, free map updates for 60 days, traffic updates

Sometimes turns are not announced well enough in advance, computer cable not included, traffic updates only in major markets

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ok-ish, wish the reception was better

 

this is a good device for the price (if you got it on black friday) its very slick, easy to use, however, when tring to add additional software to the device (i.e points of interests, cars etc) its extremely difficult!! i had a tom tom before and they...

slick, cheap

delayed gps display

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Amazon review summary for Garmin nuvi 255WT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 255WT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 255WT GPS Navigation (4.3in, Text To Speech, Lifetime Traffic Updates)Garmin Nuvi 255WT GPS Navigation (4.3in, Text To Speech, Lifetime Traffic Updates)

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Very good gps system ”

 

There are other extra features included in this gps that were unexpected like telling you how fast you are going. Keeps you on track and is reliable. You can move the map around and zoom in or out to see the big picture of where you are going. Keep...

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Excellent basic GPS ”

 

I've had the 255W for about 2 years now and have used it for several trips to NYC and Florida. The unit has worked flawlessly but you have to make sure your preferences are set up properly. It will always get you to your destination, but not always...

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I rely on my Garmin often! ”

 

My parents bought me my Garmin a few years ago. I never thought that I would use it, but, I use it all of the time! It has many features on it other than helping with driving directions. I use it for time management, well, I can't think of a better...

Product Specifications

Our New Gomadic Bean Bag & Windshield Car Mount allows you clear visibility and finger tip access to your device in an attractive; streamlined package. The Gomadic Windshield Mount promotes reliability along with style and ease. The Bean Bag & Windshield Auto Holder is also the only mount on the market with a lifetime warranty and keeps you in touch on even the longest road trip. Here are just some of the highlights of this holder.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.9in
Weight:5.2oz
Width:4.8in

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:255WT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Navigation

Waypoints:1000