nüvi® 255W

Part Number: 010-00718-20
$179.99 USD
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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 and optional MSN Direct® services to get you there on time and keep you informed. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America or Europe. 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" (10.9 cm) 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® 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 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 255W accepts custom points of interest, 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.

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. 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. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD™ cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

nüvi 255W: Simple navigation at an affordable price

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Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 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 6.1 ounces (172.93 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
Headphone jack/audio line-out No
High-sensitivity receiver Yes

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps Yes
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 SD™ 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.") Yes
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
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Yes
XM® compatible for U.S No
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth® wireless technology No
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 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 North America (U.S. and Canada) or Europe (full coverage)
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Quick start manual

Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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