Product Type: Garmin in GPS Navigation
Newest Review: ... for a long period of time but I always plug in the adapter. Overall i give the Garmin nuvi 255WT (4)****out of (5)*****stars... more
Garmin nuvi 255WT - a great satnav, especially given the price.
Garmin nuvi 255WT
Member Name: tenkilos
Garmin nuvi 255WT
Advantages: good maps, functionality, traffic assistance, ease of use
Disadvantages: lack of information on the map screen, no junction picture
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 & picture of the car, which can incidentally be 'upgraded' to anything from a ship to a reindeer.
The directions are clear and the screen showing statistics & your speed is great for monitoring your journey. Moreover, the device is capable of storing your photos and music through having an SD card slot.
The main direction screen is easy to follow and unobstructed. The only minor downside of the device is that is does not provide a lot of detail on the map screen unlike TomTom devices and so things like time & distance remaining are not shown there. The Garmin does, however, have lifelong travel assistance as standard.
Summary: If you are after an affordable satnav with European and North American maps, get the 255WT.