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Garmin nüvi 255

Product Code: 010-00717-21

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Shop now for Garmin nüvi 255

Garmin nüvi 255

Product Code: 010-00717-21

Item is no longer available.


Preloaded with Navteq map data. 


  • MapSource® City Navigator NT 2008 (v10) preloaded
  • with free 2009 map update option.
  • 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
  • "Where Am I" function

Map Coverage

    nuvi 250 map coverage; Ireland, UK, Europe

Product Screen Shots

    garmin nuvi 255

Package Includes

  • nüvi 255
  • 12-24 volt vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Dashboard disk
  • Owner's manual & quick reference guide

Technical Specification

Garmin nüvi 255 Product Code: 010-00717-21

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: 2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
Display type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight: 5.2 ounces (147.42 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 4 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: microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 0


Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : yes
Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): 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: yes
XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: yes
Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Car locator feature (marks position when removed from windshield mount): 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
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): no
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.


Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews for the Garmin nüvi 255.

Our Comment

Exclusive to mySatNav
We preload all Garmin sat-nav with 50,000 extra Irish locations (POIs). This offer is not available anywhere else!

Irish road safety cameras

Check out our nüvi 255 Deluxe Pack with Road Safety Cameras for Ireland


Go for the nüvi 265 instead - it's better value!

While the nüvi 255 is a great little navigator our recommendation is the newer nüvi 265 as the 265 comes preloaded with the latest Mapsource City Navigator Europe 2009 (V11) maps while the 255 has the older 2008 maps with a free update option.  For only an extra €14 you are saving a couple of hours of hassle updating the 2008 maps on the nuvi 255.  Not only that but with the nüvi 265 you get a more up to date user interface and Bluetooth® for hands-free calling so all-in-all the nüvi 265 is much better value for money.

About the nüvi 255
The nüvi 255 comes with 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.

Unlike the nüvi 250, the nüvi 255 has two new features - "Where Am I" and HotFix.  The "Where Am I" function shows you your exact location and the nearest police station, petrol station and hospital.  The HotFix function helps acquire satellites quicker.