nüvi® 245WT

Part Number: 010-00718-2D


Go wide and get peace of mind with nüvi 245WT. It comes with preloaded maps for Western Europe and lifetime traffic. 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 245WT'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" display is easy to read — from any direction.

Navigate With Ease

nüvi 245WT comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the color 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 245WT accepts custom 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.

Receive FREE Traffic Alerts

Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 245WT's integrated FM traffic receiver and FREE lifetime traffic updates. Receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch nüvi's screen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.

Take It With You

Like the rest of the nüvi 2x5-series, nüvi 245WT 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 245WT includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. The 245WT 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. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD™ cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

²Lifetime traffic terms and conditions



Simple, safe and affordable widescreen navigator with premium lifetime traffic alerts, nüvi 245WT 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 245WT is compact, versatile and simple to use.

Simplicity and safety

Just touch the wide colour touchscreen, key in your destination and nüvi takes you to your destination anywhere in Western Europe with turn-by-turn spoken directions. The 245WT 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 245WT 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 245WT 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 245WT’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.

Premium lifetime traffic

nüvi 245WT comes withpremium 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.


Personalise your nüvi 245WT with your choice of background photograph and customise your screen further with a new vehicle icon from the Garmin Garage. With a wide range of wheels including off-road vehicles, motorbikes and classic cars, you can tailor your Garmin to suit your style.

Enhance your travel experience with a range of plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel and Language Guides and transform your sat nav into a tour guide with AA guides RoadTour and the famous Good Pub Guide.

Portable bigger picture

nüvi 245WT 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 4.3-inch widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant colour. The sunlight-readable display is easy to view - from any direction.

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



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 color antiglare TFT with white backlight
Weight 5.2 ounces (147.42 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

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

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") Yes (North America version only)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)


Additional This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

In the Box

What's in the box:

  • nüvi 245WT
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for Western Europe
  • Premium lfetime traffic¹
  • FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount ²
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual


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