June 4th 2009 5:45 pm

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CNET says:

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The Garmin Nuvi 255W features a large touch screen and an easy-to-understand interface. Start-up, destination entry, and trip routing and rerouting times are slightly faster than the competition. ... As entry-level GPS navigators go, the Garmin Nuvi 255W is still one of the best choices available for anyone who wants speedy performance without breaking the bank. quote


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Critic reviews

7.0
1 review
  • Location accuracy
  • Battery life
  • Durability
  • Start-up time
    8.0
  • Display
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Expandability (maps, POI, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

7.5
21 reviews
7.0
CNET Jun 26, 2014

As entry-level GPS navigators go, the Garmin Nuvi 255W is still one of the best choices available for anyone who wants speedy performance without breaking the bank.

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9.0
marchosias marchosias

It's touch screen interface is kind've weak when paired against other touch screen UI's like the palm pre or iPhone, but it's always gotten me to the front door of every area I've punched in, and I've had it for a couple years. It's fallen from the window,...

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7.0
bwassink bwassink

This is a pretty decent GPS unit there isn't anything horribly special about it but it gets you wear you need to go. I used this to get around until I got a phone that could do the same thing and with out having to pay to update the maps.

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4.0
7imkim 7imkim

Does it work? In general, yes. But... it's inconvenient and counter intuitive. Pros: It has a wide screen. Cons: Battery life could be longer. Has been inaccurate about my position on several occasions. Re-routing is slow and kind of stubborn in a sub-optimal, bad advice sort of...

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7.0
Fulano Fulano

It gets me where I need to go, but a few drawbacks & pet peeves: - Often on the "fastest route" setting, it sends you way out of the way. On several occasions I have taken my own route and when it recalculates arrival time, my new way is faster. Go figure! - When you do points of...

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9.0
guildenstern42 guildenstern42

The Garmin 255W is my first and only GPS unit so I have only my imagination to compare it with. That said, overall it is a very solid, well-thought-out device that is really helpful on the road, particularly when I am driving alone in an unfamiliar area. It has several minor flaws and...

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