Garmin nuvi 255 Portable GPS w/ 3.5" Screen & Spoken Street Names

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Garmin nuvi 255 Portable GPS w/ 3.5" Screen & Spoken Street Names
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This Garmin 3.5" portable GPS navigator comes ready to go with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. You'll enjoy access to than six million points of interest (POIs), including hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and Garmin nuvi 255 GPS furnishes turn-by-turn voice directions, 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map updates as you navigate. In addition, the Garmin nuvi 255 GPS accepts custom POIs, such as school zones and safety cameras. With HotFix satellite prediction, nuvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.
Note: California and Minnesota state laws prohibit drivers from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Optional dashboard or friction mounts should be used in these states.

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This Garmin 3.5" portable GPS navigator comes ready to go with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. You'll enjoy access to than six million points of interest (POIs), including hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and Garmin nuvi 255 GPS furnishes turn-by-turn voice directions, 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map updates as you navigate. In addition, the Garmin nuvi 255 GPS accepts custom POIs, such as school zones and safety cameras. With HotFix satellite prediction, nuvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.
Note: California and Minnesota state laws prohibit drivers from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Optional dashboard or friction mounts should be used in these states.

Garmin nuvi 255 GPS:
  • 2.8" x 2.1" color LCD touchscreen, 320 x 240 pixels
  • The Garmin 3.5" portable GPS presents a clear picture in your choice of a three-dimensional navigation view or "bird's eye" overhead view
  • Pre-loaded City Navigator NT street maps for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
  • The Garmin 3.5" portable GPS provides detailed street data and custom points of interest can be entered
  • Choice of route setup by time or distance
  • Gives step-by-step directions on how to get to your destination
  • Voice-prompted directions
  • The Garmin 3.5" portable GPS delivers audible instructions through the internal speaker, such as "Turn right in 500 feet."
  • Internal memory and microSD card slot
  • Offers convenient built-in memory to store pre-programmed maps and can also read data from optional microSD memory cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • The battery in the Garmin nuvi 255 GPS lasts up to four hours before requiring a recharge


    Specifications

    Display Technology: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
    Resolution: 320 x 240
    Memory Card Type: Micro SD
    Duration: 4 hours
    Display Resolution: 320 x 240
    Form Factor: Portable
    Contained Battery Type: Lithium Ion
    Battery Life: Internal 4-hour rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    Model: nuvi 255
    Screen Size: 2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5 diag (8.9 cm)
    Interface Type: USB
    Brand: Garmin
    Run Time: 4 hours
    Recommended Use: Automotive
    Has Touchscreen: Y
    Compatible Devices: microSD
    Manufacturer Part Number: 010-00717-20
    Accessories Included: Power cable, vehicle mount
    Features: Anti-glare ,  Avoid highways, trip timer, trip distance, avoid toll roads ,  Yes ,  Built-in speaker, calculator, clock, 2D / 3D map perspective, Garmin Lock, photo viewer, custom POIs, automatic routing, Garmin Garage
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.80 x 0.80 x 2.80 Inches
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    Customer Reviews

    Customer Reviews | 183 reviews | 4.6 out of 5

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    4/18/2010

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars 4/18/2010 by An anonymous customer
    by An anonymous customer

    The Nuvi 255 doesn't have as big of a screen as the pricier models, but that's the only real drawback. It has great resolution, all the same features that most people would use, and is a great value for the price. If you have to have the flashiest and most expensive things to impress everyone and garner your self worth, then you definitely want to get a different one. But if you're just looking for a basic item that will keep you from getting lost and that you can trust, than this is the one. A final thing: I can tell already that this gadget will pay for itself in a year or so just by saving me gas. I used to drive around looking for addresses and being lost. This Nuvi directs exactly where you need to go using the quickest route.

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    An anonymous customer
    Ogden, Utah
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    great portable gps
    9/20/2008

    Customer review by jackstrip

    5.0 stars 9/20/2008 by jackstrip
    by jackstrip

    Ordered from wallmart a Garmine 255 GPS. This GPS is the greatest when compared to a Garmine 260, a Tom Tom xls, Garmine 270 and a Magellan 3225. The Garmine 255 has the latest 2009 maps and routing is easy and accurate. I especially like the brillant, very clear LCD screen. The spoken words are loud and clear. The 255 provides directions to freeway off ramps in a safe timely manner. The magellan was a close 2nd in my evaluations and testing but was returned as were the other GPS units. The Garmine 255 is a Keeper and no further evaluations are needed.

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    jackstrip
    cerritos california
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    4/23/2009

    Customer review by FritzD

    4.0 stars 4/23/2009 by FritzD
    by FritzD

    Gets us from one place to another. Wish I would have purchased one that you could program multiple locations. It does recalculate rapidly. Also would like one that shows lanes to be in before turning, instead of just "turn right at..."

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    FritzD
    Phoenix
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Once per week
    Nice GPS with a nice price tag
    9/29/2009

    Customer review by Beckey76

    5.0 stars 9/29/2009 by Beckey76
    by Beckey76

    I purchased this GPS to replace an almost 4 year old one. I really like the Garmin brand, so I stayed with it. Here is why I would recommend this GPS to anyone: 1) The touchscreen is is nice, clear, accurate, and easy to use. 2) Spoken street names is a must. Sometimes two or three streets come up quickly, because this says the street name (Like "turn right on Elm Street), I haven't missed a turn yet. 3) Easy setup out of the box. Walks you right through the first time setup. I do recommend that you are in an open area when you do the satellite calibration as I've heard horror stories from people who haven't done this and had problems with satellite location ever since. 4) The suction cup feature seems to have been improved. My previous GPS used to fall off the windshield every so often when you hit a bump, this one hasn't come off yet. 5) Easy to download new voices and vehicles for the map. Just connect to your computer with a USB cable (not included) and download from the Garmin website. 6) Lots of settings to personalize the unit. Give yourself at least 15-20 minutes just to go through the settings after the initial setup to get it setup how you want. I must say that the only thing I've been disappointed with thus far is the voices, there are some preinstalled ones but they are awfully "tinny" sounding and unless you have the voice sound up to like 80-90%, they are hard to hear over the radio and normal car noises.

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    Beckey76
    Oxford, MA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
    Great GPS - very easy to use
    11/22/2009

    Customer review by jennyworkerbee

    5.0 stars 11/22/2009 by jennyworkerbee
    by jennyworkerbee

    If you're looking for a practical relatively inexpensive GPS that gets you to where you're going, this is it. If you make a wrong turn, the recalculation is completed in about 5 seconds. The screen is large enough, and the volume is plenty loud (and of course, adjustable). When typing a location, the letters on the screen are somewhat small. If you have large fingers, it may be a source of frustration. My hands are small, so it's no problem for me. I plan to get a couple more for Christmas gifts.

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    jennyworkerbee
    San Diego
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per month
    Like most have said - great product
    8/12/2009

    Customer review by jdmm

    5.0 stars 8/12/2009 by jdmm
    by jdmm

    I am glad I spent the extra $25 for this model because it SPEAKS the street names, which everyone seems to prefer. My 4 star is because, for the pricce--would you just THROW IN the ac/dc cord, please? I now have to figure out how to buy the right cord, because I like to have it charged so i can plan trip addresses in the house (not be sitting in my car idling / charging) the day before. Keep the case, gimme the cord. Otherwise, a very useful product.

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    jdmm
    Annapolis, MD
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    what we expected
    7/15/2009

    Customer review by silstr

    5.0 stars 7/15/2009 by silstr
    by silstr

    My husband was very happy with this Father's Day present. It has made his life in sales much easier. Easy to set up out of the box. However the directions instruct you to hook it up to the computer and it does not come with a computer cable. Luckily our digital camera cable works. We did order a AC/DC charger and case so that we can use it when we are walking in the city without having to leave it in the car to charge.

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    silstr
    Illinois
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    important feature to shop for...
    5/13/2009

    Customer review by handymandankankakeeil

    5.0 stars 5/13/2009 by handymandankankakeeil
    by handymandankankakeeil

    When looking for a GPS, try to find one like this that audibly speaks the street names. You'll hear all of them say "turn left" or "turn right," but with your eyes on the road, you'll want one that says, "turn right on Main St." or "turn left on route 66." This becomes important when driving in unfamiliar places or cities, when you're lucky to even find the street signs.

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    handymandankankakeeil
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    GPS
    5/21/2009

    Customer review by Lightbread

    4.0 stars 5/21/2009 by Lightbread
    by Lightbread

    I like the unit,but it will not show the county roads when I use it in the patrol car. It only says that you are on that particular road and shows the nearest highway.

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    Lightbread
    Henderson,Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    It is OK
    11/9/2009

    Customer review by aa1872

    4.0 stars 11/9/2009 by aa1872
    by aa1872

    My first GPS. I do not always agree with the routes. I wish there was a save the route traveled feature.

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    aa1872
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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