The Garmin Nuvi 255 W is one of the best selling devices in the Garmin range i.e. lots of people love this device. If you just look at the Amazon testimonials page alone you will find that they number over 700 individual testimonials – that means over 700 people have taken the time to log into Amazon and write something about the device that they love – and that takes effort (many more will not have bothered even though they like the unit).
This alone tells you that the unit is a good and useful GPS navigation system but lets look at some of its features to decide if this is really the case.
There are 4 reasons that the Garmin Nuvi 255 W is worth considering:
- It is a great system for an excellent price.
- It’s completely portable.
- It has a longer than average charge hold time of 4 hours.
- It’s a Garmin System – reliability is their motto.
Other Notable Features
Text To Speech
The Text To Speech (TTS) feature means you get that little bit of extra help in navigation and is especially useful in towns and cities so instead of the unit saying “turn right after 300 feet” it will say “after 300 feet turn right at Main Street”.
Garmin’s proprietary HotFix(TM) feature allows the unit to quickly acquire satellite lock and, whereas other units can be very slow (taking a few minutes to detect a satellite signal), Garmin’s range are lightning fast. It can acquire lock quickly since it remembers the position of satellites when it is turned off and it will quickly find them again – meaning you can get going on your journey very quickly.
The Garmin Nuvi 255 W is is an excellent unit for its price and does not have any quirky or annoying features. Although it does not have the bells and whistles of more expensive units it is easy to use and works well and even technically challenged people can use this unit straight out of the box.