Garmin nuvi 255WT Reviews
Product Type: Garmin in GPS Navigation
Description:Model ID 010-00718-12 / Garmin nüvi 255WT - GPS receiver - automotive / 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 to get you there on time and keep you ... more
Garmin nuvi 255WT ... informed. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America or Europe. Like the rest of the sleek nüvi 2x5-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.
Newest Review: ... or down the options. Reliability Sometimes but not all the time it takes too long to find satelites meaning you will be ... more
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Customer Garmin nuvi 255WT Reviews (8)
by - written on 08/08/10 (Very useful, 61 readings)
I bought this Sat Nav a few weeks ago for £130 from currys, it was not the first Sat Nav I have had as my other was stolen last year. As we are moving out away from london, we want to get to A-B in the fastest way possible. So we bought the Garmin nuvi 255WT. Purchase Guide A very helpful sales assitant helped us compare various Sat Navs and this came at the top of our list, plus we had thought about purchasing a Garmin as my relative has one. I recommend to anyone who is not sure which Sat Nav is for them, Go online, read reviews like this one and go instore to electronic stores like Currys or Comet. Routes We travelled to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/08/10 (Very useful, 39 readings)
I bought the Garmin nuvi 255WT a few years ago ahead of an anticipated trip around Spain. Since then, this satnav had come some 25,000 miles and been to a whole host of European destinations before it was sadly stolen when our car got broken into a couple weeks ago. The exterior design of the satnav is superior to that of TomToms, its natural competition pool. The lines are sleek, the screen is bright and clear and the suction mechanism is of high quality. The quality of the Garmin maps is excellent and the expert opinion is that these are the best on the market. Moreover, this satnav allows you to personalise things like the accompanying voice ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/05/09 (Very useful, 411 readings)
Sat nav's seem to have become so common nowadays that I'm sure even thieves' are sick of them, where once it was a "luxury" item to be hidden away in your glove box, they seem to have become as common as actually owning a car. There appears to be to major brands when it comes to the handheld units; TomTom and Garmin, both will get you from A-B in the most direct route possible, so really it is just the added extra's that you pay for. I found that on paper similarly spec'd TomTom's came out more expensive than their Garmin equivalents, so I decided to spend a little more and go for a Garmin model with a few little extra's; the 255WT (W for Widescreen, T for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/06/10 (Very useful, 89 readings)
The nuvi 255wt is one of the most useful pieces of tech I have ever purchased. The widescreen models are worth the extra expense and give a good clear image and good layout of all the essential information needed for your journey, including speed, ETA, distance to turns etc. The European mapping also came into its own on a trip to Belgium and France (no need to change any memory cards like some Sat Navs, the transition into Europe was seamless). The nuvi acquires a satelite fix very quickly, so I don't sit in my car waiting for several minutes like previous sat navs I have owned. Once a fix is acquired the journey is calculated within a matter of seconds. If ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/07/09, updated on 12/07/09 (Very useful, 206 readings)
I chose the 255WT after previously owning the excellent Garmin Nuvi 200W which sadly broke after being dropped on a hard floor. I decided to upgrade i.e. traffic and Euro maps. This unit is a fair improvement on the 200W, having a slightly higher res and brighter screen with more info on the main map page. It shows you your speed, ETA, direction info and on A roads and motorways it will display the speed limit. On approaching "safety" cameras, a red bar will appear if you are above the limit prompting you to slow down and it will turn blue once at or below the threshold. This is a good idea but I found the bar could do with being bigger to show up ... Read the complete review
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It's easy to use once you get used to it....
...but you may experience a lot of frustration getting there!