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Garmin Nuvi 265

Garmin Nuvi 265
alaScore 81

1019 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1019 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the memory.

usability, price, performance, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 265 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 265

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 66 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 265 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

price, performance, usability, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi USB Car Charger for 200, 205, 250, 260, 265t, 270, 275t, 300, 310, 350, 360, 465t, 500, 550, 5000, 850, 860 , 855, 880, 885t, 1200, 1210, Garmin Nuvi 265 3.5" Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps and Bluetooth Garmin Nuvi 265T 3.5" Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps, Bluetooth and Free Lifetime Traffic

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 265

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 815 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 265 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, price, performance, route planning, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 265/265T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with TrafficGarmin nüvi 265/265T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with TrafficGarmin nüvi 265/265T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator

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Expert review by:

Garmin nuvi 265T

 

Given the current state of the economy, not everyone has the budget to spring for a GPS device. Fortunately, last fall Garmin revamped both its entry-level nüvis in the 200 series as well as its midlevel offerings in the 700 series. I took a look at...

Includes maps for the U.S. and Canada. Text-to-speech. Lifetime free traffic. ecoRoute feature can save you money on gasoline

No multisegment routing or Lane Assist. Bluetooth interface didn't read contacts/call history

The Garmin nüvi 265T offers a lot of bang for the buck, including free traffic updates and features for smart spenders.

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Garmin Nuvi 265T GPS Device

 

The Nuvi 265T packs in the features--so many that its 3.5-inch screen feels small.

Includes lifetime traffic service ; Lots of extras, like hands-free calling

3.5-inch screen seems small

The Nuvi 265T lists for $300, but you can find it for about $275 online. That's a reasonable price for a full-featured GPS--especially when you factor in the lifetime traffic service

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Garmin nuvi 265T Review

 

Garmin nuvi 265T reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Garmin nuvi 265T and comparisons to other Auto GPS

Free traffic information for life; Speaks street names; Fast routing, mapping and satellite lock; More intuitive than older Garmin nuvis

Free traffic alerts aren't available everywhere; Onscreen advertising; Fewer advanced features than pricier models; Not widescreen

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Garmin nuvi 265T review

 

The Garmin nüvi 265T is one of the second-generation nuvi 2×5 series models; I dubbed the first generation the "best entry level GPS on the market." This newer series offers more mid-line features though — in addition to everything that made the...

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Garmin 265T GPS Navigator

 

Our other first-placer, this Garmin also gives turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names. It received one of the few perfect scores for screen visibility, meaning that both the driver and passenger could see the screen clearly. One of only three...

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Garmin nuvi 265

 

Garmin's nuvi 265 offers the same features as its widescreen counterpart, the [[prodid:7063]], but it has a smaller and lower resolution display and a...

Compact, easy to use, simple map screen, Where Am I help menu, Australian text-to-speech voices

Small display with low resolution, unorthodox address input method, sluggish start-up time, no FM transmitter, lack of punch in volume, safety alerts aren't preloaded

If you can afford the extra cash do yourself a favour and get the widescreen nuvi 265W. The nuvi 265 is not a bad unit on the whole, though, and the simplicity does appeal.

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Garmin Nuvi 265T review

 

This GPS unit delivers lifetime traffic service, hands-free calling with Bluetooth, a hefty points-of-interest database, and more. Unfortunately, the Garmin Nuvi 265T's 3.5in screen is a bit small for taking advantage of all it has to offer.

The Garmin Nuvi 265T is a reasonable price for a full-featured GPS - especially when you factor in the lifetime traffic service.

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Garmin Nuvi 265T review

 

The Garmin Nuvi 265T packs a lot of features into a very small case.

The Garmin Nuvi 265T is a reasonable price for a full-featured GPS - especially when you factor in the lifetime traffic service.

Expert review by:

Garmin nuvi 265 - Garmin Sat Nav

 

Garmin nuvi 265 is preloaded with maps of the UK and Europe with an easy-to-use full colour 3.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth technology and text-to-speech directions.

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Garmin nuvi 255WT - Garmin Sat Nav

 

Garmin nuvi 265 with maps of the UK and Europe with an easy-to-use full colour 3.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth technology, text-to-speech directions and traffic alerts.

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device / No
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:4:3
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode:No / Yes
3D Landmarks:No / Yes
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Navteq / Whereis
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode:Advanced Mode / No
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control: No

Playback

CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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