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Garmin nüvi 255W/255WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic

by Garmin
Platform:   Windows
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • The Garmin nuvi 255WT GPS Navigation features: a 4.3" touchscreen display, NAVTEQ maps of North America
  • Text To Speech, built-in traffic receiver w/ FREE Lifetime Traffic Updates, and MicroSD expansion.


Product Details


Product Description

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Get the big picture and big features for a small price with nüvi 255WT. This widescreen navigator takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. It comes with lifetime traffic to simplify life on the go. Like the rest of the nüvi 205-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.

 Its sunlight-readable, 4.3"  display is easy to read, from any direction.
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With nüvi 255WT'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" (10.92 cm) display is easy to read, from any direction.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

nüvi 255WT sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse.
nüvi 255WT's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where to?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps, more than 6 million points of interest (POIs), 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 255WT 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.

FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable (indicated by "T" after model number on the box).
Avoid Traffic Tie-ups
Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 255WT's integrated FM traffic receiver. 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 205-series, nüvi 255WT 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 255WT includes many travel tools, including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock, automatic time zone transition, currency converter, unit converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate to them. The 255WT 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 SD™ cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

What's in the Box
nüvi 255W, Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada), Lifetime traffic¹, FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable (indicated by "T" after model number on the box), Vehicle suction cup mount, USB cable, and Quick start manual

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Visit Garmin.com at https://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp to get the latest firmware updates for your nüvi to keep it current and performing at its best.

¹Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. Traffic content not available for all areas. See www.navteq.com/rdstraffic for traffic coverage areas and www.garmin.com/traffic/fm/navteq.html for program License Agreement containing complete terms and conditions.

Product Description

Get the big picture and big features for a small price with nüvi 255WT. This widescreen navigator takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. It comes with lifetime traffic to simplify life on the go. Like the rest of the nüvi 205-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.


Customer Reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars All Good April 16 2013
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Blocklite so handy to have very bright .Garmin nuvi works well easy to use .Screen protectors a must really saves your screen from scratching
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Je voudrais en commander un autre au même prix J'aime beaucoup ce GPS car il est tr;es précis et je veux l'offrir en cadeau
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GPS Garmin 255W 4 1.5 pouces avec traffic
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Updated maps recently on my Garmin Nuvi 255WT and directly from the manufacturer. Accuracy of directions became much worse than ever before. Forget about trying to navigate in Toronto, SW Ontario or even on the Bruce Peninsula.

The final straw was yesterday when returning from Lake Huron. Garmin had me taking every highway unknown to me and the journey hom seemed to last for many hours. If I wasn't so incredibly tired I would have pulled out an Ontario hiway map to figure out where to go. As a result of this and many other misguided trips I finally got the curage to crush it and dispose of it. Would never ever reccommend this unit to anyone unless I tell someone to get lost.
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4.0 out of 5 stars works well as advertised July 5 2011
By Eddie Chu TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is my second Garmin GPS. It's a basic unit, like my previous one which was stolen. It works well, and fast. Like all other GPS units that we have used, it calculates fastest time based solely on posted speed limits with no regards of traffic lights. Therefore, when I'm familiar with the route, I know that following it would take me longer. A route with less traffic lights would be faster. Otherwise, it works well. Simple user interface, calculates routes fast, and the display is bright enough even for my Miata with top down on a sunny day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best GPS ever! July 1 2011
By Michael
Best I ever had! Already had one 2 years ago. I bought the same again whenever I had the chance to.
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