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Garmin nüvi 265W/265WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Garmin nüvi 1390LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates (Discontinued by Manufacturer) Garmin nüvi 1390LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates (Discontinued by Manufacturer) 3.1 out of 5 stars (14)
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Technical Details

  • Bright 4.3-Inch Diagonal Touch Screen Color Display
  • 480 X 272 Pixels, WQVGA TFT Display With White Backlight
  • Sleek, Ultra-Thin Design Fits Easily In Pocket
  • Preloaded With City Navigator(R) North America Nt
  • Bluetooth(R) Wireless Technology For Hands-Free Calling


Product Details


Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Get the big picture and big features for a small price with nüvi 265WT. This widescreen navigator takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. It adds a crisp, widescreen display to the nüvi 265T and comes with lifetime traffic and hands-free calling 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 265WT'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 265WT sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse.
nüvi 265WT'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 surroundinTrg terrain. In addition, nüvi 265WT 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.

Make Hands-free Calls
For hands-free calling, nüvi 265WT integrates Bluetooth® wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 265WT while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nüvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.

Vehicle power cable with integrated FM traffic receiver (indicated by "T" after model number on the box).
Avoid Traffic Tie-ups
Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 265WT'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 265WT 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 265WT 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 265WT 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 265W, Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada), Lifetime traffic¹, Vehicle power cable with integrated FM traffic receiver (indicated by "T" after model number on the box), Vehicle suction cup mount, USB cable, and Quick start manual

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

    This item may currently be in stock at your local Costco warehouse for immediate purchase at a cash and carry price.   Get the big picture and big features for a small price with the nüviTM 265WT. This widescreen navigator takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. It adds a crisp, widescreen display to the nüviTM 265T and comes with lifetime traffic and hands-free calling to simplify life on the go. Like the rest of the nüviTM 205-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.   Features: Display: 4.3-in. diagonal, touch-screen, WQVGA colour TFT, with white backlight Resolution: 480 x 272 pixels Receiver: high-sensitivity GPS receiver Pre-programmed with City NavigatorTM North America NT including detailed maps of US, Canada, and Puerto Rico Text-to-speech: prompts you with voice turn-by-turn directions identifying street names and points of interest Bluetooth® wireless technolog


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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my Nuvi 265WT Sept. 26 2009
The Garmin 265WT is fantastic. I researched GPS's for over a month. I was set on the Magellen 1470 because of the price and size. However I chose the Garmin because of the many options. I paid $250 and at that time it was a great price. I love the option of selecting another location while driving. The 1470 didn't have this option. The traffic info is a cool option. It's shows up once in a while. At night the screen turns black with only streets lit. This is a great feature. I find locations quickly. The voice sounds fine, neat choices for different accents. The different views of maps has really been a help. We've come to depend on the gps unit. Amazingly, we bought it from Amazon.ca at 2am and received it in "2" days. That was incredible. We thought it would have taken a week. I'm shopping Amazon for now on!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed !! May 23 2010
I purchased a Garmin GPS a few years ago and it was very satisfactory. After a year or so, the battery crashed but no problem....it worked off the cigarette lighter in the truck. In 2009, I decided to upgrade my maps and purchased Map Update 2009. The update worked very well in the U.S. BUT it has distorted all roads so it looks like I'm driving off the road, and not on it.

Christmas 2009, I received a Garmin Nuvi from my wife. It has been a huge disappointment !! I have a long list of problems from it, including:
1. It takes too long to reactivate after being shut off.
2. It cannot find many addresses that we put in.
3. In Winnipeg, it could not find restaurants such as Olive Garden and the Keg or sporting good stores such as Cabela's.
4. In Great Falls MT, it had us turn the opposite direction for the Comfort Inn.
5. It could not find Cabela's in Spokane WA....a store that has been there for 5 years.
6. We were driving on a major divided freeway which did not show up at all on the GPS.
7. Poor volume control and mournful voice giving directions !!

Presently, I have set the new machine aside and put a private mapping software system in my old machine which brings back in line all western Canadian roads.

I wish Garmin would take a hard look at the accuracy and usability of their new Garmins.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars works but annoying July 21 2010
This device works fine and will get you where you need to go. Please be aware of the following shortcomings, though: 1) maps. Be careful of what maps are provided with the device. We bought ours in the States and as soon as we crossed the border to Canada it got completely lost and had no clue. When looking to find the maps we needed I found out they sell them at a very high price, even though they are not updated very frequently. 2) device itself is a little annoying to use. It has a map browsing feature using the touch screen, but ends up freezing when you try to move through the map visually. Also entering an address as a destination directly on the device is tedious compared to finding an address on mapquest or google, for example. You need to enter country, state, town address, and it is not smart at helping you find similar spellings or stuff like that. Using the little touch screen keyboard is a pain. 3) Addresses - some search features like names of stores are provided, but don't expect too much help with that-it may or may not have the name stored.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed in Garmin 265WT Jan. 9 2010
I purchased the Garmin 265WT because I was going to be travelling to Western Canada and the U.S. this winter, and the Bluetooth feature appealed to me. My disappointment came when I downloaded my once only free maps, and then discovered they were not up to date. Major highway twinning in Manitoba and Saskatchewan was completed last summer, and when travelling to Alberta at Christmas time I noticed that this had not been updated. The map version, however, says November 2009. I called Garmin in California and they said that it could sometimes take one to two years to update some of their maps. I explained that this was the Trans Canada Highway, the major highway in Canada, but I received no indication that an update was in the near future. I am travelling south to Arizona in February, and do not feel confident that the maps will be accurate and up to date. This is not my first GPS. I updated to the Garmin because I thought they were the industry standard. I am not so sure now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy April 10 2010
I enjoy using the Garmin Nuvi, it is extremely easy to program. It is also very reliable, It takes a minute to enter the information you need. Even a child can program it.
the screen is large, colorful, make it easy to glance and know where you are going.
I would recommend this to everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2 days after updating the 265WT and having a chance to get used to it, I had to go on a trip to Ottawa, Ont., with the WT265 I navigated without any problems at all, the traffic info was also great because I was in rush hour traffic quite a few times.
The Garmin nuvi 265wt was easy to use and easy to change destinations, this is my 2nd GPS and this one is exceptional, I recommend it
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not good for me its slow i use my iphone better den gps thing no worries . lost signal always
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still going years later Feb. 14 2014
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We have three of these and lifetime updates for each. Affordable and reliable. I traveled a lot and they have saved me a fortune on local maps. Bluetooth works well for hand free mobile phone operation too.
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
This worked great when I went on a long trip to the east coast. Being portable makes it great for my bicycle trips and walking around a strange city, but the travel charger is a... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Larry1206
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow unit
Comes with many functions but you can not use them all together due to slow processor.

- Set the map details in most, turn on blue tooth, turn on mileage report... Read more
Published 22 months ago by CBBgun
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Purchase
I was very pleased to receive this product promptly and with no unexpected problems. It was a gift for my son, who was very happy with it. Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2011 by Neogran
2.0 out of 5 stars City Scooter
Maps are fairly accurate bout 95% but in some cases the instructions can be inaccurate. Inaccuracies are in ways such as not the most efficient or shortest route even if setting... Read more
Published on July 9 2011 by Dcruz
4.0 out of 5 stars Nuvi 265WT - Nice but...
I had a few Garmin GPS' in the past and they have always been great.

This one is also great and a solid product with unlimited traffic (you need to plug in the car... Read more
Published on June 6 2011 by Nick
1.0 out of 5 stars Headache!
This was the first GPS I had ever purchased. After a decent amount of research on brands/models, I decided to pick up this unit. Bad move. Read more
Published on Feb. 21 2011 by Chatterbox
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk. Terrible customer service as well.
This thing was defective from day one. Didn't save settings properly and reboots constantly.
Useless support had me update firmware but that did not resolve the issue. Read more
Published on Feb. 16 2011 by lowlevel
3.0 out of 5 stars Comment for Garmin nuvi 265WT
Given the price of just over $100, it's not bad. The traffic response is too slow, difficult to avoid the traffic. Map update is just within 2 months after purchase.
Published on Jan. 15 2011 by goldfish
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product but no free updates like other models.
The Garmin 265W is a great piece of equipment. Very sensitive and very practical. Top marks for easy instalation for both physicaly putting the unit in your car and for getting it... Read more
Published on Jan. 13 2011 by George S
5.0 out of 5 stars gps 265 wt
if you travel in new cities and places it will save your marriage / friendship /relationship and you will not go to jail for killing the navagator .
Published on Jan. 12 2011 by 30dayworld
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