nüvi 255 leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to get you there on time. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America. Also includes the Lifetime Map Update gift card to update your nuvi 255 for the life of the product.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2025 in Consumer Electronics
- Brand: Garmin
- Model: 010-00717-28
- Dimensions: 2.80" h x 5.43" w x 5.43" l, .94 pounds
- 3.5" Screen Size
- Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right on ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
- World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator.
Amazon.com Product Description
For peace of mind on the go, nüvi 255 leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names and optional MSN Direct to get you there on time and keep you informed. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America or Europe. This portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.
Navigate With Ease
nüvi 255 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 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 255 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.
Take It With You
nüvi 255 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 255 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect Photos and navigate to them. The 255 is compatible with optional enhanced MSN Direct content (subscription and receiver required) and 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.
Includes Lifetime Map Updates
This Garmin nüvi 255 comes with a lifetime map update card.
nüvi 255: Simple navigation at an affordable price
Does NOT include Lifetime Maps
We ordered this unit because it is listed as having lifetime map updates. It does not. One came with no authorization code or card, so we contacted amazon who directed us to garmin. Garmin does not bundle its products (it says) and sent us back to amazon. Amazon promptly sent out another gps, again, having the label saying it included lifetime maps. Nothing in the box but the gps and its accessories.
It's a great gps, but there's no reason to pay $40 extra for nothing.
Exactly as advertised
Given the standalone price of a lifetime map update card, this package is a steal. It reads the street names, as advertised, but the text-to-speach voice is not quite as gentle and pleasant as the normal voices. The only thing that makes this unit less than perfect is that the keyboard layout, due to the narrow screen, is in alphabetical instead of QWERTY layout. But I suppose they needed to keep the onscreen keys large enough for the average or fat finger-tips :)
The deal for both the Nuvi 255 and the Garmin Lifetime Maps can't be beat.