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Garmin nuvi 255WT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 751 reviews of Garmin nuvi 255WT. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the maps and screen are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the memory, while comments are divided on the reliability.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin nuvi 255WT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 412 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 255WT 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. Comments about the reliability and screen are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the memory.

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memory

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: See Model OptionsGarmin Nuvi 2240 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps (24 Countries)Crucial 128GB M4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 inch Internal Solid State Drive

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com 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 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas the durability and reliability get less positive views.

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reliability, durability

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)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

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.

Feb, 2011
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Expert review by: Dean (technical-itch.co.uk)

Garmin Nuvi 255WT Sat Nav Review

 

The Garmin Nuvi 250W review we published back in 2007 continues to be one of our most popular reviews, generating over 400 reader comments and regularly appearing in our best seller list.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (activegps.co.uk)

Garmin nuvi 255T - Garmin Sat Nav

 

Garmin nuvi 255WT is preloaded with maps of the UK, Eastern and Western Europe with an easy-to-use full colour 4.3-inch touchscreen, traffic updates and speed cameras locations.

Consumer review by: jseew (viewpoints.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: dmjohn29 (viewpoints.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: smoore1964 (viewpoints.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: CongFeng (viewpoints.com)

easy to use ”

 

I received this GPS system about a week ago, and I haven't found one thing to complain about yet. The features are great, and all entirely user friendly. No need to read the manual, just plug it in and go! The Garmin Nuvi 255W connects to satellites...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: captainkirk23 (viewpoints.com)

Garmin - Nuvi 255 GPS Device is the one! ”

 

When my wife and I had moved back to my home town, she didn't know her way around at all. She insisted that she would pick up on it soon enough, but ended up calling me in the late night, crying and lost in Omaha. The next morning we took the...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Lzteach (viewpoints.com)

A lot of GPS for little money ”

 

After using the GPS on my cell phone, I decided to buy a GPS for a big trip we were taking. I went to Best Buy and picked out the Garmin Nuvi. It was really easy to learn how to use it. We drove from MA to MD, NC, VA, NY and then back to MA. This GPS...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: coachmac7013 (viewpoints.com)

Great Garmin GPS ”

 

I do a lot of traveling to different places and absolutely love my Garmin GPS 255. I have had no issues with my Garmin as it was very easy to set up right out of the box. It is very user friendly and acquires a satellite signal very quickly. I...

Mar, 2011

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

Header

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

Navigation

Waypoints:1000