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Garmin nüvi 250 Deluxe Pack

Garmin nüvi 250 Deluxe Pack


Price: DISCONTINUED
 
Availability: DISCONTINUED
Product Code: 010-D0621-02



Features

Preloaded with Navteq map data. 

Features

  • MapSource® City Navigator NT 2008 (v10) preloaded
  • Map data includes: Ireland, UK and Europe
  • 3.5" diagonal, QVGA color antiglare TFT display with white backlight
  • Intuitive easy-to-use navigation - touchscreen, voice prompts
  • 2D/3D map display
  • Automatic re-routing

Map Coverage

    nuvi 250 map coverage; Ireland, UK, Europe

Product Screen Shots

    

Package Includes

  • nüvi 250
  • 12-24 volt vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Dashboard disk
  • Owner's manual & quick reference guide
Technical Details

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 3.8"W x 2.8"H x .8"D (9.7 x 7.1 x 2 cm)
Display size, WxH: 7.2 x 5.4 cm (2.8"W x 2.1"H); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
Display type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight: 147g
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 5 hours
Waterproof: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
Waypoints: 500
Routes: 0

Features:

Voice prompts: yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names: no
3D map view: yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): no
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology: no
FM traffic compatible: no
XM Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: no
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
Picture viewer: yes
Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no
Additional: This USB Mass Storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Our Comment

Deluxe Package includes

  

Garmin nüvi 250    1 year myPOIs Premium+ subscription    Garmin Leather Carry Case    Free delivery


The deluxe pack includes what we think is the best combination for the nüvi 250.

  • myPOIs Premium+.  Your 1 year subscription includes the locations of over 500 fixed and mobile Irish Road Safety Cameras and over 25,000 extra points of interest (POIs) that you can download to your sat nav from www.mypois.ie.

  • Garmin Leather Carry Case.  The leather carry case is an essential accessory to protect the screen.

Verdict

Full detailed maps of Ireland, the UK, Western and Eastern Europe.

The GPS is a simple navigator - it does not come with Bluetooth®, a MP3 player or traffic information.  The screen size is 3.5" diagonal and the integrated high sensitivity GPS receiver makes the nüvi 250 very portable.

Note that the GPS does not have an option to specify a vehicle type when calculating routes so it is not suitable for trucks and camper vans.

Recommendation

Whether you choose the standard pack or deluxe pack, the nüvi 250 is excellent value for money.

If you can stretch to it we would highly recommend the AC Home Charger and the Portable Friction Mount along with the Deluxe pack.

Our experience is that the home charger is almost an essential accessory as often the charge from the in-car charger or USB cable is insufficient to keep the nüvi's internal lithium-ion battery fully charged or in tip-top condition.

The portable friction mount is great for detering would-be thieves of your sat nav as it does not leave any indication that the vehicle has a GPS system when the car is unattended.

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