nüvi® 245

Part Number: 010-00717-29

Discontinued - Still Supported Device


Simple, safe and affordable touchscreen navigator, nüvi 245 is your personal travel assistant for life on the go. This simple, safety-minded navigator leads the way with turn-by-turn directions and Cyclops speed cameras. Packed with millions of points of interest (POIs) and street maps for Western Europe, nüvi 245 is compact, versatile and simple to use.

Simplicity and safety

Just touch the colour touchscreen, key in your destination and nüvi takes you to your destination anywhere in Western Europe with turn-by-turn spoken directions. The 245 has smooth moving maps and digital elevation detail, with shaded contours for a better understanding of your surrounding terrain. With HotFix™ satellite prediction technology, Garmin calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

’Where Am I?’ emergency locator gives you details about your position when you tap the car icon on the screen. nüvi gives you your exact location complete with nearest address, contact details for your local vehicle recovery service and directions to nearby hospitals, police and petrol stations.

nüvi 245 contains Cyclops speed cameras to give route-relevant alerts tailored to your planned journey, speed travelled and direction. Don’t be fooled by false alerts, Cyclops uses a patented ‘corridor’ technique of camera validation and also displays speed limits for greater awareness.

Protect nüvi 245 with Garmin Lock™, an inventive anti-theft protection system that uses GPS technology to lock the sat nav to a secure location of your choice. Just use a pin or return to the location to unlock the device.

Enhanced navigation

Redefine your sightseeing with photo navigation to get there in a snap! Plan trips to landmarks and attractions simply and easily before you set off. Just choose and save location-tagged photographs from Garmin Connect Photos in a wish-list of places to visit. Then, at your leisure, select a photo destination and enjoy turn-by-turn directions straight to the scene.

nüvi 245’s collection of built-in travel tools also includes a picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency and measurement converter, calculator and more.

Traffic compatible

Pair with optional traffic receiver accessory and nüvi 245 deliverspremium lifetime traffic to keep you aware of traffic jams, accidents and roadworks on your route. This FM traffic service takes live traffic data from cameras located every two miles along every major route to help you avoid the tailbacks.

Traffic information is just a toggle away. Simply tap between the main navigation screen and traffic alerts while Garmin keeps you up to date with the tailbacks and suggests a better route around the delay.

Portable navigation

nüvi 245 has a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or bag. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot with up to 4 hours’ usage between charges.

With a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, you can view map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant colour. The sunlight-readable display is easy to view - from any direction.

nüvi 245: Simple, safe and affordable navigation for Western Europe



Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 3.9"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (9.8 x 7.4 x 2.0 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 colour antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight 5.2 ounces (147.42 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
Headphone jack/audio line-out No
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Water rating No

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps Yes (Regional)
Includes lifetime map updates No
nüMaps Guarantee yes
3-D terrain view No
3-D buildings and landmarks view No
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Features & Benefits

Features That Save Time & Money
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.") No
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands) No
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) Yes
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) No
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) No
Junction view (displays junction signs) No
myTrends™ (predicts your routes) No
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow) No
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) No
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Yes
XM® compatible for U.S No
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth® wireless technology No
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) Yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection) Yes
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town) no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) Yes
View upcoming points of interest along route No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature) Yes
Customizable Features
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device) Yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device) Yes
MP3 player No
Audio book player No

Additional Specs

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

In the Box

  • nüvi 245
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for Western Europe
  • Vehicle suction cup mount ²
  • Dashboard disc
  • Quick start manual


Maps for New Regions

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