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nuvi 255W, Preloaded City Navigator - PROMO DEAL
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Garmin nuvi 255W, Preloaded City Navigator - PROMO DEAL

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Go wide and get peace of mind with nuvi 255W. This affordable, widescreen navigator leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names and optional MSN Direct services to get you there on time and keep you informed.

Go wide and get peace of mind with nuvi 255W. This affordable, widescreen navigator leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names and optional MSN Direct services to get you there on time and keep you informed. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America or Europe. Like the rest of the sleek n?vi 2x5-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use. 


  • MSN Direct compatible: with Garmin?s optional MSN Direct receiver (GDB 55), receive premium content such as traffic updates, weather, gas prices, enhanced movie listings, stock info, news, local events and a send-to-GPS feature for trip planning. This accessory will be available third quarter of 2008.
  • HotFix: n?vi will decrease satellite acquisition times by recording ephemeris data, then predicting satellite location for the areas and times recorded for up to three days
  • Garmin Connect Photos: associate your favorite images with saved locations and visit Garmin connect to download new images with included coordinates
  • Digital elevation maps show you shaded terrain contours at zoom levels of five miles and above
  • "Where Am I?" feature: find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates
  • Auto time zone: n?vi will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating
  • Sleek, ultra-slim design fits easily in pocket
  • Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
  • Bright 4.3" diagonal color display; 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT display, with white backlight
  • Preloaded with City Navigator - nuvi 205W includes detailed maps of the lower 48 states plus Hawaii and Puerto Rico
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
  • Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
  • Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
  • SD memory card expansion slot
  • Includes Garmin Lock anti-theft feature
  • Configurable vehicle icons - allows users to select a fun, customized car-shaped icon; users can download additional choices
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery: lasts up to four hours depending on usage
  • Includes sturdy suction cup mount that allows for easy adjustment and quick release
  • Simplified PC connectivity, similar to a digital camera, using USB mass storage with access to either the SD card slot or to the unit?s internal memory directly from your
  • PC desktop.
  • With the POI loader program, users can set up proximity alerts for school zones, safety cameras, create custom POIs and more.


Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH: 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
Display type: WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight: 5.2 ounces (147.42 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 4 hours
Waterproof: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 0


Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : yes
Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
3D map view: yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): no
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Hands-free calling with Bluetooth wireless technology: no
FM traffic compatible: yes
XM Navtraffic (includes basic weather) &
Radio for U.S. compatible:
MSN Direct for U.S. compatible: yes
Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police &
gas stations, nearest address & intersection):
Car locator feature
(marks position when removed from windshield mount):
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
Picture viewer: yes
Configurable vehicle icons
(select car-shaped icons for map navigation):
World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): yes
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no

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