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Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator

4.3" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD

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Item No.  235612
Mfg Part No.  0100071820
Product Condition:  OEM
Manufacturer:  Garmin

30 Day Return Policy

Highlights for Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator
  • Display Screen:4.3" WQVGA Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Touch Screen
  • Form Factor:Mountable
  • Display Resolution:480 x 272
  • Battery Life:4 Hour

Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Information

Go wide and get peace of mind with nüvi 255W. This affordable, widescreen navigator leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names and optional MSN Direct services to get you there on time and keep you informed. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America.nüvi 255W comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn voice directions, 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map updates as you navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain.With HotFix satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.nüvi 255W sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 255W includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download Google Panoramio pictures via our Garmin Connect Photos website and navigate to them.It also comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Memory

  • Memory Card Support: microSD Card
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Interfaces / Ports

  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x USB
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Battery Information

  • Battery Life: 4 Hour
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Details

  • Manufacturer: Garmin, Ltd
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 010-00718-20
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.garmin.com
  • Product Line: nüvi
  • Product Name: nüvi 255W Automobile Navigator
  • Product Model: 255W
  • Product Type: Automobile Navigator
  • Brand Name: Garmin
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 2.9" Height x 4.8" Width x 0.8" Depth
  • Weight: 5.2 oz
  • Form Factor: Mountable
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Package Contents

  • nüvi 255W Automobile Navigator
  • Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
  • Vehicle Power Cable
  • Dashboard Disc
  • Quick Start Manual

    Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Compatibility Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later

    Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Power Description

  • Power Source: Battery
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Software

  • Software Included: City Navigator NT for North America
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Technical Information

  • Navigation Instructions: Voice
  • Connectivity Technology: Not Applicable
  • Built-in Devices: Speaker
  • Platform Support: PC
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator Display & Graphics

  • Display Resolution: 480 x 272
  • Display Screen: 4.3" WQVGA Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Touch Screen
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    Garminnuvi 255W Automobile Navigator
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Acquires satellites quickly (7)
    • Easy to read (7)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Large screen (7)
    • Compact (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Finding specific address (6)
      • Planning trips (4)
      • Rural navigation (4)
      • Urban navigation (4)
      • Faster routes (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (3), Enthusiast (3)
        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/directions (4), Bad w/directions (3)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      great gift

      By The trip taker

      from Sahuarita, AZ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Acquires Satellites Quickly
      • Compact
      • Easy Menus
      • Easy To Read
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Large Screen
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Faster Routes
        • Finding Specific Address
        • Planning Trips

        Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

        I got this as a gift for my husband's birthday. We like to get in the car on weekends and drive everywhere and he has wanted a GPS forever. We used it the firt day he opened it and we found our way around. We did use on routes we already knew to see how accurate it was and it was on the dime. We also used it and detoured to other routes and it quickly located an alternate route for us. It also quickly located a food place we wanted to go to on our trip and got us right back on the route. I asked my husband how he liked the gift and he thinks it's great and can't wait to use it on future long trips.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions
         
        4.0

        Garmin Nuvi 255W does the job

        By Rett

        from Bethlehem, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acquires Satellites Quickly
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Large Screen
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Geocaching
          • Rural Navigation
          • Urban Navigation

          Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

          Very good at finding locations where there are lots of confusing streets. Use for geocaching and for navigating in cities where we are not familiar with the roads. Voice commands naming streets are an excellent feature

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By ps81

          from Bakersfield, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Acquires Satellites Quickly
          • Compact
          • Easy Menus
          • Easy To Read
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Large Screen
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Faster Routes
            • Finding Specific Address
            • Rural Navigation
            • Urban Navigation

            Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

            I travel for work and it really makes it much easier!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Excelleny shipping! Very, very fast at no charge to me! Woohoo!

            • How are you with directions:
            • Bad w/Directions
             
            5.0

            i love this product but its expensive

            By moury

            from alexandria egyot

            About Me Power User

            Pros

            • Acquires Satellites Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy Menus
            • Easy To Read
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Large Screen
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

            • Acquires Satellites Slowly
            • Bulky
            • Complicated Controls
            • Difficult Menus
            • Flimsy Mounting
            • Inaccurate
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Faster Routes
            • Finding Specific Address
            • Geocaching
            • Planning Trips
            • Rural Navigation
            • Urban Navigation

            Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

            i love your product
            but its expensive to me
            can i have a discount
            i will tell my friends how reliable is your product

            • How are you with directions:
            • Great w/Directions

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice unit, map update bloated with demo

            By Honest Abe

            from Oceanside, NY

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Acquires Satellites Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy Menus
            • Easy To Read
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Large Screen
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls
            • Simulated routes

            Cons

            • 2GB download map update
            • No USB cable

            Best Uses

            • Finding Specific Address
            • Google POI integration
            • Planning Trips
            • Rural Navigation

            Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

            The unit comes with just car power cable, suction cup mount and stick-on disk. No USB cable (use your digital camera's cable.)
            The online map update process forces you to also download a 2GB PC map program also, which started asking for license keys a month later.
            Once you have your map update, you are better off ignoring that demoware, and should instead get the totally free Garmin POI Loader software from Garmin's web site, along with their Firefox web browser add-on that lets you send Google map locations to your GPS unit. The POILoader software works best when you keep your POI collections in subdirectories corresponding to different POI downloads. You also will need to download the full PDF manual for the unit. My 255W manual seems to be identical to the 205W manual, with chapters for features not in my 255W unit.
            The unit fits nicely in my pocket, can be used in pedestrian and driving modes, is loud enough, and does not intimidate my wife.
            I liked being able to "drive" to my destination while sitting at home watching TV.
            I am reassured that I will find add-ons because I chose a major brand.

            • How are you with directions:
            • Bad w/Directions
             
            4.0

            Great product

            By Rick

            from St Ann, MO

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Acquires Satellites Quickly
            • Easy Menus
            • Easy To Read
            • Large Screen

            Cons

            • Difficult Menus

            Best Uses

            • Finding Specific Address

            Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

            menu could use fine tuning

            • How are you with directions:
            • Bad w/Directions
             
            4.0

            Great for the price or any price

            By Texas Big Ears

            from Round Rock, TX

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Acquires Satellites Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy Menus
            • Easy To Read
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Large Screen
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Finding Specific Address
              • Planning Trips
              • Urban Navigation

              Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

              Like new display - lots of needed info and easy to read at a glance.

              • How are you with directions:
              • Great w/Directions
               
              3.0

              Garmin 255w

              By BC9696

              from OC, CA

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Read
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Map outdated
              • No route edit function

              Best Uses

              • Auto

              Comments about Garmin nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator:

              I had a Navigon that was stolen and received this as a gift to replace it. The local map doesn't include an interstate exit that's been in existence for 6-8 months. This unit doesn't easily allow route editing BEFORE making the trip.
              Interstate exit dislays are good for residents but not so great for people who don't know the area. The Mapquest download feature is terrific.

              I'd gladly trade it for another Navigon.

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              Garmin Nuvi 255W Automobile Navigator

              4.3" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
              $134.09
               



               
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