Garmin Nuvi 255W Europe reviews

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This sat nav is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 171 reviews.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Europe: Covers Europe In Car sat nav See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent product. I have had this model for a year and bought this one as a gift for a friend.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2010

Mark, Harrogate Occasional user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
this was a good price, easy to use and gives clear directions.
Bad points:
the downloading of updates was difficult as there was not enough memory space to store all of the maps that were available and were part of the price, and reason for buying the sat nav. e.g the european maps.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Accuracy 7.0
Design 8.0
Size 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser Occasional user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good all-rounder
Bad points:
Nothing in particular
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Accuracy 8.0
Design 8.0
Size 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2010

IAN, NORWICH Occasional user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what it say`s on the box
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
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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Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2010

jane, bury Always use sat nav

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Its the 1st sat nav i have bought and it hasn't let us down yet!!. We have been to Portugal twice this year with it and it has been worth its weight in gold!!. My husband travels a lot with work and he says its the best he has owned, he prefers a garmin to a tom tom. A very reliable purchace would high recomend
Bad points:
none!!!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 9.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2010

Scott , Dundee Use it for work

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The screen if bigger than most standard sat nav's which is easier for use if you have sighting issues, ie; long or short sighted.

Really easy way to search for addresses by selecting town first or country.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, clear screen, speed camera warning, shows speed limit for area you are driving in
Bad points:
can't think of any
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 8.0
Design 8.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2010

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
Connections Full voice control
Screen size (Inches) 4.3
Touchscreen Yes
Map Coverage Europe
FM tuner No
Monitor format 16:9
Release date 2008-10-22

Also known as: Garmin NUVI 255W

Satellite Navigation Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Simple, safe and portable, the nüvi 255W is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This simple, safety-minded navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions 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 255W is compact, versatile and easy to use.

Simplicity and safety

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


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