Garmin nuvi 255W comes preloaded with maps for UK, Eastern and Western Europe and displays detailed street-level maps on an easy-to-use full colour extra wide 4.3-inch touchscreen and in addition provides clear, voice-prompted directions to your destination.
Optional Garmin Travel Guides provide helpful reviews and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, shopping and more. Additionally the Garmin nuvi 255W Cyclops safety cameras locations provided via subscription alert to speed camera locations along your route.
The Garmin nuvi 255W is preloaded with City Navigator NT street maps for UK, Eastern and Western Europe, including points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, petrol, ATMs and more. The Garmin nuvi 255W sports a sleek, slim design. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot, for up to 5 hours.
The Garmin nuvi 255W sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch colour widescreen display is easy to read - from any direction. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant colour. The Garmin nuvi 255W also features a full UK postcode search. Simply enter a destination or postcode, and the Garmin nuvi 255W will take you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. In addition, Garmin nuvi 255W accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and speed cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.
The Garmin nuvi 255W includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. The Garmin nuvi 255W also comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature.
The Garmin nuvi 255W also includes the ability to use Garmin nuvi Travel Guides which provides you with helpful and thorough reviews and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife, sporting events and tourist attractions. Several versions of Garmin Travel Guides are available for Europe and the United States. Garmin Travel Guides are available on a selection of SD cards.
Cyclops Speed Camera Alerts
The Garmin nuvi 255W, like all Garmin sat nav's, gets its speed camera data from the Cyclops speed camera database. The database provides advanced alerts to fixed, average speed, mobile, variable, temporary roadwork, red light and red light speed cameras. As you approach a camera, your device sounds an alert. Subscription charges apply. Click here to read more about the Cyclops speed trap database.
Garmin nuvi 255w Car Sat Nav FAQs
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Garmin nuvi 255w Features
‣4.3-inch wide touchscreen display, sleek design that fits easily in your pocket
‣Street-level mapping for the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe (42 countries) with 90 day nuMaps Guarantee
‣Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompts
‣3D map view display
‣Picture viewer (JPG format)
‣Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)
‣Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
‣Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
‣Speed limit indicator - unit displays speed limits for most major roads
‣ecoRoute optional download - for fuel-efficient navigation to save fuel and money
‣Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
‣Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation)
‣World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery (up to 5 hours)
‣Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database (includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots)
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee.
The Garmin nuvi 255W has been designed to be plug and play, and as such can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle with ease. The Garmin nuvi 255W is powered with the 12-volt vehicle power adaptor and attaches to your vehicles windscreen via the Garmin nuvi 255W suction cup bracket. Alternatively with the dashboard disk you can mount the suction cup bracket on your dashboard instead, all three accessories are supplied with the Garmin nuvi 255W.
The Garmin nuvi 255W is preloaded with City Navigator® NT for Eastern and Western Europe provided by NAVTEQ. NAVTEQ maps provide high quality detailed street level maps, which in addition to street information include features such as route calculation, Points of Interest (POI), Estimated Time of Arrival, and more.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Garmin nuvi 255W
‣12 volt Vehicle Power Cable
‣Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
‣Quick Start Manual
Garmin nuvi 255W Accessories
Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin nuvi 255W? All parts are genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 255W. Accessories available to purchase include GTM 36 traffic and vehicle power charger, suction cup mount, a weighted dashboard mount and mini USB cable.
Garmin nuvi 255W Maps
Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 255W? All mapping comes on microSD card with SD card adaptor and is genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 255W Countries available to buy include: UK and Ireland, France and Benelux, Full Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Garmin nuvi 255w Technical Specification
‣Display: 4.3-inch WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 5 hours (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 122mm, Height - 74mm, Depth - 20mm
‣Garmin nuvi 255w manual
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Page updated: 19th December 2016