Garmin nüvi 255
Product Code: 010-00717-21
Ireland, UK, Europe maps
- 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
Product Screen Shots
- nüvi 255
- 12-24 volt vehicle power cable
- Vehicle suction cup mount
- Dashboard disk
- Owner's manual & quick reference guide
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 life:||up to 4 hours|
|RoHS version available:||yes|
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards:||microSD™ card (not included)|
|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|
|Audio book player:||no|
|Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation):||yes|
|World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator:||yes|
|Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):||no|
|Headphone jack/audio line-out:||no|
|Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):||yes|
|Additional:||This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.|
Exclusive to mySatNav
We preload all Garmin sat-nav with 50,000 extra Irish locations (POIs). This offer is not available anywhere else!
VerdictGo 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.