nüvi 295W offers a new take on an old favorite with Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3 MP camera with auto-focus, a dual-orientation screen that switches between portrait and landscape view and much more. Wi-Fi connectivity on the nüvi 295W provides a full desktop web experience with an HTML browser so you can surf the web whenever and wherever you choose. Check and send e-mail, including Hotmail, G-mail, AOL mail, POP3 and IMAP, and view email attachments of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and JPG files. You can also search an abundance of customer-rated points of interest (POIs), such as restaurants, hotels and more, using Google Local Search.
Customer Reviews of Garmin nuvi 295W Automobile Portable GPS Navigator - 3.6" - 65536 Colors (16-bit) - Touchscreen - microSD Card - Voice Prompt - Wireless LAN - USB - 4 Hour
novel. fun. useful.6/12/2012
bought this on a whim when my previous nav was stolen. i love that this thing has more features. walking mode is great. i've used the wifi in a pinch to look something up, but wouldn't rely on it. screen is widescreen, but much smaller than you might be used to. i like it and will probably mount it on my airvent instead of the included cradle to get it closer to my eyesight.
Worst GPS I've owned12/22/2011
Took forever to boot (had to sit and wait in car for an eternity before GPS was ready to even start looking for satellites) and battery was always totally dead within a couple days of not being used. After reaching out to Garmin for help with no results, finally threw it out. Never had probs with other Garmin models before or since.
My 3rd Garmin, along with 3 of other brands. Each one gets better. Some of the features duplicate cell phone capabilities, but then again, most cell phones can do GPS :) They just aren't as good as a GPS at navigating. Overall, I'm real happy, wish it had a 'scooter mode' like some other versions, but it does have a 'walking mode'. WIFI works, camera is decent, Google and email seem to work, so no complaints.
neat little box11/23/2010
This is basically a personal organizer that has mapping and GPS capabilities. It's great, but does not do windows, Oh well, but it does a hell of a lot more than just tell you where to go!
Great for Rental Cars and Travel11/6/2010
I purchased the 295W to have a smaller, easy to travel with GPS that would allow me to leave my 750 mounted in my car at home. It does what the 750 does and more. The WiFi allows me to get email without taking a laptop with me, which is great for quick one day trips. Overall a great value as a GPS.
The Nuvi 295 does all it's description says it does. My only complaint is that when using it in the car the voice prompt volume is too low even at its highest setting.
Great Little Nuvi9/22/2010
I've had several GPS devices from several manufacturers. That being said, I know these products. This small screen device is excellent. It gets you there and back without fail, so little else can be asked for. This device, however, adds more. With Wi-Fi, its easy to log on to a motels network and find a place to gas up or eat, and navigate to it with ease. You can check the weather, and even do e-mail with this little wonder. Again, it is a small screen device, but with voice commands for turns, you never really have to look at the screen.