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Nuvi 255 Preloaded City Navigator With Lifetime Map Update
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Garmin Nuvi 255 Preloaded City Navigator With Lifetime Map Update

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
For peace of mind on the go, nuvi 255 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.

For peace of mind on the go, nuvi 255 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 or Europe. Like the rest of the compact nuvi 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: nuvi 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: nuvi will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating
  • Sleek, ultra-slim design fits easily in pocket
  • Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
  • Bright 3.5" diagonal color display; 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA TFT display, with white backlight
  • Includes detailed maps of U.S., Canada 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
  • MicroSD 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 choice.
  • Offers a three-dimensional mapping perspective, or 2D overhead view
  • 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 MicroSD 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: 3.8"W x 2.8"H x .8"D (9.7 x 7.1 x 2 cm)
Display size, WxH: 2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
Display type: QVGA color antiglare 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: microSD 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:
Touchscreen: yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard
(choose keyboard layout):
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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