Garmin nüvi 255 Widescreen Deluxe
Product Code: 010-D0718-21
Ireland, UK, Europe maps
- Latest MapSource® City Navigator NT 2008 (v10.0) preloaded
- Map data includes: Ireland, UK and Europe
- Large 4.3" diagonal, WQVGA color TFT 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 widescreen
- 12-24 volt vehicle power cable
- Vehicle suction cup mount
- Dashboard disk
- Owner's manual & quick reference guide
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:||4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||480 x 272 pixels|
|Display type:||WQVGA color 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:||SD™ 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):||yes|
|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.|
Deluxe Package includes
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.
VerdictThe same specification as the Garmin nüvi 250w but comes with a large 4.3" widescreen.
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 4.3" diagonal and it has an integrated high sensitivity GPS receiver.
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.