nüvi® 255W

Part Number: 010-00718-22

Overview

Go wide and get peace of mind with nüvi 255W. This affordable, widescreen navigator leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to get you there on time. It's packed with points of interest and maps for Australia. Like the rest of the sleek nüvi 2x5-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.

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With nüvi 255W's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read — from any direction.

Navigate With Ease

nüvi 255W comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® Australia NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. Simply touch the colour screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with turn-by-turn voice directions, 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map redraw rates as you navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 255W accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix™ satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Add Traffic Alerts

Avoid traffic jams with the addition of an optional FM traffic receiver which will warn you of accidents or road construction that lie ahead on your route. Simply touch the screen to view traffic details or recalculate your route to avoid traffic. Real-time traffic is available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane through Suna traffic channel.

Take It With You

Like the rest of the nüvi 2x5-series, nüvi 255W sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 255W includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download Google™ Panoramio™ pictures via our Garmin Connect™ Photos website and navigate to them. The 255W is compatible with our free Garmin Garage where you can download animated vehicles that show your location on the map. It also comes with Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature. Plug-in optional SD cards to customise nüvi for your travel needs.

nüvi 255W: Simple navigation at an affordable price

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Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm
Display size, WxH 9.7W x 5.7H cm; diag 10.9 cm
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 172.93 g
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
nüMaps Guarantee yes
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards SD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Outdoor Features

Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)

Additional

Additional This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

In the Box

  • nüvi 255W
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for Australia
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Dashboard disc
  • Quick start manual

This product is sold only through authorised Garmin dealers. Package contents may vary per version.

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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