Garmin Nuvi 255T reviews

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This sat nav is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 44 reviews.
Garmin Nuvi 255T: Covers Europe In Car sat nav See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small size with big features and European coverage with the benefit of Traffic alerts
Bad points:
Menu not quite as intuitive as Tom Tom
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 8.0
Design 7.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2009

Alexandra , Faversham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent for travel in Europe, taking a lot of pressure off the map reader. Clear instructions. Finds alternative routes when there is traffic congestion. Can take you on more unusual and often very beautiful scenic routes which you would otherwise not find.
Bad points:
Doesn't recognise some of the newest roads. It would be helpful if it gave an indication of which route it was going to take you on longer journeys rather than leaving you guessing and blindly following 'a voice'. When diverting due to traffic congestion, it could give some indicataion, like 'traffic diversion'.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 9.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jul 2009

Andy, Bolton Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Found that using in car DVD affects satellite signals. Probably true of all though.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 9.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Accuracy 8.0
Design 8.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Our first satnav. Easy to use and very effective.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 7.0
Design 9.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Sep 2010

Jim, Whitley Bay Occasional user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Clear imaging.
Re-calculates swiftly if you miss a turn.
Ample verbal warning of forthcoming junction/manouvre.
Can be locked with passcode.
Fingertip scrolling of maps.
Handy search for fuel, banks, parking etc.
European + UK mapping a powerful tool.
Bad points:
Poor instructions.
Everything is extra cost.
What's in the box not clearly explained.
Web site - you need to master it to update your new/old Garmin
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 8.0
Size 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2010

Mike , Weston Super Mare Occasional user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent, easy to use product which hasn't let me down yet. If you want a small neat sat nav then this one delivers
Bad points:
Could do with a longer battery life, but its probably no worse than others
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Sep 2009

Product Features

Type of satellite navigation Car Radio Navigation System (1 Din)
Map storage medium On board Memory Card
Monitor type Fixed Monitor
Connections Pedestrian mode
Screen size (Inches) 3.5
Touchscreen Yes
Map Coverage Europe
FM tuner No
Monitor format 4:3
Release date 2008-05-27

Also known as: Garmin nüvi 255T, nüvi 255

Satellite Navigation Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Simple, safe and portable with optional traffic re-routing, the nüvi 255 is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This simple, safety-minded navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions, lifetime traffic avoidance and a unique, advanced safety camera warning system to get you there on time and keep you safe on the road. Packed with up to millions of points of interest (POIs) and maps for Europe, the 255 is compact, versatile and easy to use.

Simplicity and safety

nüvi 255 comes preloaded with City Navigator® NT map data for Europe. Simply touch the colour screen, key in your destination and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn spoken directions, 2-D or 3-D mapping and smooth map redraw rates. Digital elevation maps show shaded contours for an understanding of the surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 255 accepts custom points of interest such as traffic blackspots and post offices and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix™ satellite prediction, Garmin calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

’Where Am I?’ gives you details about your location in a flash. Simply tap the car icon for your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, nearest address, contact details for your vehicle rescue service and directions to the closest hospital, police or petrol station.

nüvi 255’s advanced Cyclops safety camera database helps you travel with the confidence you are driving safely, responsibly and legally. As you approach one of hundreds of fixed, mobile and temporary safety cameras, variable limit or red light speed cameras across Europe, it gives an audible alert, overspeed warning and speed limit information.

nüvi 255 also comes with Garmin Lock™, an inventive anti-theft protection system that uses GPS to lock to a secure location of your choice.

Traffic avoidance (optional accessory)

With the addition of a traffic receiver (optional), the nüvi 255 model can provide lifetime traffic alerts to provide dependable delay information and keep you aware of jams, accidents and roadworks on your route. With the addition of a Traffic ReceiverThese alerts are informed by real-time data from reliable sources including the Highways Agency, police traffic control centres and more than 8000 traffic flow cameras and sensors on motorways and trunk roads across England, Wales and Scotland. This service is broadcast over a national network of FM radio stations to ensure an excellent reception.

Your traffic is always a toggle away. Just flick between your navigation screen and congestion delay information, reassured you will be guided safely to your destination. nüvi 255T’s versatile navigation works with the traffic alerts to report on the tailbacks and suggest a better route around the delay.
Enhanced navigation

nüvi 255 comes with photo navigation to revolutionise your sightseeing. Plan trips to landmarks and attractions simply and easily before you set off. Choose and save location-tagged photographs from millions of Google Panoramio pictures in a wish-list of places to visit. Then, at your leisure, select a photo destination on your Garmin for turn-by-turn directions straight to the scene.

Other built-in travel tools include a JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, a currency and measurement converter, calculator and more.

Customise

Personalise your nüvi 255 with your choice of background photograph. To customise your screen further, select a new vehicle icon from the Garmin Garage. With a wide range of wheels including off-road vehicles, motorbikes and classic cars, you can now tailor your Garmin to suit your style.

Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel and Language Guides as well as links to third-party content providers including RoadTour and The Good Pub Guide 2008.
Compact, bright navigation

nüvi 255 has a sleek, slim design to fit comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot with up to 4 hours’ usage between charges.

View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant colour. The sunlight-readable 3.5-inch display is easy to view – from any direction.

nüvi 255: Simple, safe and portable European navigation with traffic avoidance.


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