For peace of mind on the go, nüvi 255 GPS 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. nüvi 255 GPS 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. With HotFix satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker. nüvi 255 GPS 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. Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 255 GPS 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 Google Panoramio pictures via our Garmin Connect Photos website and navigate to them. 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.
Customer Reviews of Garmin nuvi 255 - 3.5" GPS w/ Preloaded Maps and Where Am I? feature
good for the price1/7/2011
This is a very good product, it serves my needs, I don't travel too far, so I don't know how it will function in big cities. This is a good starter GPS. The price is right.
Garmin nuvi 25512/27/2010
When the advertisement was wrong you was very kind and corrected this for me. I am very happy with the way you handled the problem in a prompt,professional manner. Thank you very much Don
Overal good for the price11/3/2008
This unit functions well, but you still need to keep an eye on the map a little. This only because it wants to be as accurate with the streets as possible. Ex: while entering the 610 S ramp, it said "Enter 290 ramp south". While this is technically correct (that ramp actually comes from 290 and goes to 610), all the other street signage only mentions 610 S! I understand this kind of issues easier than my wife, but she would be confused. Nevertheless, it got me out of some situations easier and faster than if I would not have it. Overall, I shoped around a little and I found this a good buy for the price.