Garmin Nuvi 265 reviews

48 customer reviews

This sat nav is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 48 reviews.
Garmin Nuvi 265: Covers Europe Bluetooth In Car sat nav See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Occasional user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice and compact
Bad points:
Instructions comprehensive enough but delivered to quickly - words almost slurred with speed. This is quite annoying when driving. Otherwise the product is OK.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 8.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2009

Michelle, London Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up for first use, compact and easy to carry in a handbag, other voices are available to buy and download for a reasonable charge, option of mounting positions with pad provided for dashboard mount, very good at picking up a signal in heavily built up areas as in the city.
Bad points:
Does not come with a protective case, the 12volt plug for the cigarette lighter can fall apart easily with small pieces that can be lost or broken, we have already had to replace our one, only comes with one voice others have to be purchased seperately.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Accuracy 8.0
Design 9.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Feb 2010

Pebans, Gants Hill Always use sat nav

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very handy, easy to use & store.
Just about good & efficient but overall is a good value for money
Bad points:
Lanes are not well distinguish
If not well set up, it can be a night mere
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 7.0
Design 6.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2010

Confirmed purchaser Occasional user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
clear and precise instructions and brilliant graphics. strong holder sticks to the window perfectly,
Bad points:
touch screen very sensitive takes a bit of getting used to, otherwise fine.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 9.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2010

PHIL, KENT Occasional user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
One of the best points is ,it gives street names so you do not have to take your eyes of the road to glance at the map,
and takes a lot of the stress off of driving when looking for roads you never been before, because a bush has grown over name or the street name or is on the opposite side so you drive past etc etc .
The 265 saves on petrol , rather then drive miles out of my way or missing turning and driving back again the garmin gets me to my destination. Also when in a knew town you can put it in your pocket and use it when walking so loads of time and stress saved.
It has to be remembered its a tool (I still carry a map book in the car ) The maps have to be kept up to date etc .
If told to turn left check the street has not for some reason been changed to no entry etc so check signs .
It does loads of other stuff .
But for me gets me from A to B with least stress, For the price compares with models costing a lot more and does what it says on the tin .
Its so popular you may be hard pressed to get one .
Bad points:
I haven't found any yet, but like most things so many are made, the odd one may have a fault , and this is when you find how good the after sales of a company is for dealing with problems( The life blood of a company for keeping return customers)
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: 05 Jun 2010

dAVID, DEREHAM, NORFOLK Use it for work

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
EASY TO USE LIKE THE NAMING OF ROADS
Bad points:
SCREEN TO SMALL NOT EASY TO READ
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 7.0
Size 6.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2010

Bob, Lisburn Use it for work

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It's a verry good tools and easy to use.I used with accesories and my wife was delighted to hear a perfect spell for English, Romanian, France and Italian Languages.Maps for Europe it's a valuable content.
Bad points:
No lane assistance fitted but is worthed with or without.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 9.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 May 2010

This Garmin Nuvi 265 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Type of satellite navigation Car Radio Navigation System (1 Din)
Map storage medium On board Flash Memory
Monitor type Fixed Monitor
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Integrated telephone
Screen size (Inches) 4.3
Touchscreen Yes
Map Coverage Europe
FM tuner No
Monitor format 16:9
Release date 2008-10-20

Also known as: Garmin Nuvi 265W, Garmin nüvi 265W

Satellite Navigation Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Simple, safe and affordable with Bluetooth® hands-free phone calling, the nüvi 265 is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This simple, safety-minded continental navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions and a unique, advanced safety camera warning system to help you find the best route and stay safe on the road. Give the drive your full attention with hands-free phone calls through the integrated speaker and microphone. Packed with up to millions of points of interest (POIs) and maps for Europe, the 265 is compact, versatile and easy to use.

Make hands-free phone calls

Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel with nüvi 265’s integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, microphone and speaker. Just pair with your compatible mobile phone and talk hands-free through the nüvi 265. Simply dial numbers using nüvi’s touchscreen keypad and answer calls in a tap of the screen. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialling for contacts and points of interest and drive safely and legally.

Simplicity and safety

nüvi 265 comes preloaded with street maps for Europe. Simply touch the colour screen, key in your destination and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn spoken directions, announcing the road and place names as you approach for greater on confidence on unfamiliar or busy streets. The 265 has smooth moving maps and digital elevation detail, showing shaded contours for a better understanding of your surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 265 accepts custom points of interest such as named businesses and traffic blackspots, with proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs as you approach. With HotFix™ satellite prediction technology, Garmin calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

’Where Am I?’ gives you details about your position on command. Simply tap the car icon for your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, nearest address, contact details for your appropriate vehicle recovery service and directions to nearby hospitals, police and petrol stations.

nüvi 265 contains Garmin’s unique, advanced driver safety system with daily updates. Travel with the confidence you are driving safely, responsibly and legally and don’t be fooled by false alerts. The system uses a patented ‘corridor’ technique of camera validation so you only get alerts relevant to cameras on your route. nüvi also displays speed limits for greater awareness.

nüvi 265 also comes with Garmin Lock™, our inventive anti-theft protection system that uses GPS technology to safeguard the sat-nav by locking to a secure location of your choice. Just return to the location to unlock.

Enhanced navigation

Redefine your sightseeing with photo navigation and get there in a snap! To plan trips to landmarks and attractions simply and easily before you set off, choose and save location-tagged photographs from Google Panoramio on your nüvi in a wish-list of places to visit. Then, at your leisure, select a photo destination 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 nuvi 265 with your choice of background photograph and 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 tailor your Garmin to suit your style.

Enhance your travel experience with a range of plug-in microSD cards such as the Garmin Travel and Language Guides and bring your journeys to life with trusted guides from content partners like RoadTour and the famous Good Pub Guide 2008.

Portable bigger picture

nüvi 265 has a sleek, slim design to fit comfortably in your pocket or bag. 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 265: Simple, safe and affordable continental navigation with Bluetooth® hands-free phone calling.

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