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Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

The 255W features predictive technology that provides faster satellite lock, a redesigned screen with more information, terrain maps, and an exciting new photo navigation feature. The 255W adds complete maps for North America and Text-to-Speech, so you get turn by turn spoken directions with the real names of streets (e.g. "turn left in 50 feet at Nebraska Way", rather than merely "turn left in 50 feet"). The 255W also offers a wide 4.3-inch (diagonal) screen that displays 70% more of the road around you.

The nuvi 2x5 models all sport the slim design that Garmin introduced with the 200-series last year, so they all fit comfortably in your pocket or purse, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that makes them convenient for navigation by car or foot.All of the models include useful travel tools like a JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more.

Important Product Information: This device features a "screen lock" feature. This is a standard feature on all nuvi 2x5 and 7x5 Garmin units. If you slide the "Power" key to the right, it will lock the screen and prevent any accidental touches. Once the screen lock feature is engaged, the screen will go black/gray after about 15 seconds to save power on the device. To unlock the screen, just slide the "Power" key to the center position. This feature is really targeted for "Pedestrian" mode so that a user can put the device in his or her pocket/purse and quickly unlock the screen instead of powering on/off continuously. For more information, see page 5 of the product manual.

Features

  • HotFix (Long Term Ephemeris Prediction) finds satellites faster
  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Basemap shows 3D shaded terrain features
  • Faster 333 Mhz processor offers faster, smoother map drawing and vehicle icon motion through turns
  • Redesigned user interface offers more information
  • Photo Navigation lets you upload geo-coded photos from a phone, geo-coding camera or photo site and navigate to them.
  • Send addresses directly to your Garmin from Google Maps or Mapquest
  • Automatic Time Zone Transition
  • Text-to-Speech gives directions with real street names
  • 4.3-inch Widescreen shows you more of what's around you as you drive
  • Memory Card Slots so you can add maps and travel guides, or store photos (MicroSD card slot on 3.5-inch units; SD card slot on 4.3-inch units)
  • Preloaded Maps with Navteq data of North America + Hawaii + Puerto Rico, including 6.5 million searchable points of interest
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for easy portability (up to 4 hours per charge)
  • Custom Vehicle Icons let you personalize your navigator
  • Integrated Antenna for a slim form factor
  • Where Am I? -- instantly shows you all of the emergency services nearby

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Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator

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5 out of 5 stars   "I would buy this product again !
By The newby (Greenville, NC) July 31, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Simple Controls, Easy To Read, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy To Set Up, Easy Menus, Reliable Performance, Large Screen, Compact
Cons: None
Other Comments: I recently moved to Greenville, NC and this product/tool proved to be a lifesaver in trying to find my way around. It was very easy to use and I will NEVER be without it! I was well worth the money I would highly recommend. There are no "CONS". Great value....
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   A great value, very easy to use.
By Wayne the trucker (Manheim Pa) July 24, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Reliable Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Read, Easy Menus, Simple Controls, Large Screen, Compact, Acquires Satellites Quickly
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Other Comments: Great in busy cities away from major routes
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome product!
By Sammy (Houston, TX) July 20, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Simple Controls, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Reliable Performance, Large Screen, Compact
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Other Comments: Best gift ever!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   i would buy again
By gogo (nashville tn) July 20, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Simple Controls, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Easy Menus, Easy To Read
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Other Comments: great product-- supberb transaction
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again and again
By James C. Sun (Houston TX) July 18, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: I used this product before with early version but I losted it. I purchase this product again due to I know this product is good.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again.
By Ben (Medina, OH) July 18, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Large Screen, Simple Controls, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Read, Reliable Performance, Easy Menus
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Other Comments: It is a good unit . This is my second Garmin and i do like them Also the price was very fair. Paul
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent Navigation Tool
By Jim (Oakland, Iowa) July 15, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy To Read, Reliable Performance, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Set Up, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Large Screen
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Other Comments: This is my second Garmin instrument. I find the Nuvi to be very easy to use, easy to read, and I especially like the features of letting you know exit numbers and upcoming exits on the Freeway.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Good Value
By James (Saluda,S.C.) June 25, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Simple Controls, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Read, Easy Menus
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Other Comments: Great buy. Used it to get around Baltimore,MD while vacationing.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   na
By na (Lafayette,In.) June 09, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy Menus, Compact, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Easy To Set Up, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Simple Controls, Easy To Read
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Other Comments: when planning our golf trips
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   garmin nuvi
By nanothermite (911) June 06, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Reliable Performance, Easy To Set Up
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Other Comments: Nice product for price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Good buy
By Yap (Flushing NY) June 01, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Easy Menus, Large Screen, Compact, Acquires Satellites Quickly
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Other Comments: It's a simple GPS, fit for my needs.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I have 2 and recommend Nuvi.
By Texashoot (Grand Prairie, TX) April 24, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Easy To Read, Large Screen, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus
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Other Comments: I have 2 of these, one for each car. Now I don't have to worry about my wife and daughter getting lost when they are about the city. Great product!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   How did grandpa find anything!
By kissmissut (Salt Lake City, UT) April 08, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact
Cons: Inaccurate
Other Comments: i travel a lot, usually to new cities. This helps me find the paces I need to go and also once I get there, helps ,me find things to do. Doesn't always get the best route with current traffic issues. Better use an ap for that.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Performed better than I imagined!
By Island Girl (Bay Area, CA) April 04, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy Menus, Reliable Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Read, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Simple Controls, I love my Garmin Nuvi, Large Screen, Compact
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Other Comments: The set up was unbelievably easy. I had no problems with the device at all except maybe my bad typing of entering addresses, etc! Other than that, I love it and am so glad I got it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Garmin Fan
By cps39 (Flowood, MS) March 30, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Easy Menus
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Other Comments: This is a great product. Period. My favorite feature is the automatic shut-off when you turn your vehicle off (when it is plugged into the charger - which mine always is). That saves me a ton of battery life. I also really like the "Where Am I?" feature and the easy-to-use "Points of Interest" feature. All-in-all this is a great GPS, and I would recommend it to everybody who drives. HA!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   An inexpense soultion
By Jeff (Fadooz) (Hamilton, NJ) March 26, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy Menus, Simple Controls, Compact
Cons: Acquires Satellites Slowly, Not easy to read header, Flimsy Mounting
Other Comments: Needed a portable unit that I could travel with to other countries and be reliable. So far its OK. I got what I paid for.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   N/A
By N/A (Lehigh Acres,FL) March 21, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Easy Menus, Easy To Set Up, Compact, Reliable Performance, Easy To Read, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Simple Controls, Large Screen
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Other Comments: N/A
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Love the Garmin!
By Paul (Rockville, MD) March 20, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact
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Other Comments: Love the Garmin!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   worth the money
By chancie (tampa fl) March 15, 2011
Review submitted for Garmin nuvi 255W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Preloaded GPS Navigator (GRNUVI255W)
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Pros: Large Screen, Easy Menus, Easy To Set Up, Compact, Simple Controls, Clear sounds, Easy To Read, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Reliable Performance
Cons: Inaccurate, Not Updated
Other Comments: it is a very nice gps it not excalty update to date but that is easy to fix u just update it the only reason figure out it wasnt was went i went to a [...] n sun city that was moved about three years ago to wimuama
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Garvin Nuvi is the best.
By Texashoot (Grand Prairie, TX) March 13, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Read, Reliable Performance, Easy To Set Up, Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus
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Other Comments: Use it everyday for my work. I visit 5-7 locations each day. The Nuvi is a fast and dependable way to navigate.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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