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Garmin nüvi 265/265T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic

by Garmin
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  • Bright, 3.5-inch diagonal color QVGA TFT touchscreen with 320 x 240 pixels and white backlight
  • Preloaded with City Navigator North America NT
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
  • NOTE: Model number on the box is 265T because the traffic receiver is included; however, the model number on the device itself is 265 as the "T" in 265T refers to the additional component
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  • Calculator, Clock, Garmin Lock, 2D / 3D map perspective, Automatic re-route, Garmin Garage, Hands-free calling via Bluetooth, Preinstalled POIs, Currency converter, Photo viewer, Automatic routing, Built-in speaker

Product Description

Product Description

  • portable GPS car navigation unit
  • suction-cup windshield mount and dashboard disk
  • includes FM-TMC traffic-info receiver with subscription-free updates
  • JPEG picture viewer
  • car power adapter and built-in rechargeable battery with 4 hours of life
  • 3.5" display (320 x 240 pixels) with touchscreen control
  • 6 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • preloaded with maps for the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • WAAS-enabled GPS receiver
  • text-to-speech technology lets voice prompts announce road names over the built-in speaker
  • built-in travel kit including world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator, and more
  • security feature allows you to disable most functions with a user-entered password
  • multi-destination routing: allows 1 stopping point
  • transport modes

    Packed with features at a price that fits any budget, nüvi 265T takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. It adds lifetime traffic and hands-free calling to the popular nüvi 255, simplifying life on the go. Like the rest of the nüvi 205-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.

    Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
    nüvi 265T's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where to?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps, over 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth screen redraw rates as you navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. In addition, nüvi 265T accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

    Make Hands-free Calls
    For hands-free calling, nüvi 265T integrates Bluetooth® wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 265T while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nüvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.

    Avoid Traffic Tie-ups Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 265T's integrated FM traffic receiver. Receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch nüvi's screen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.

    Take It With You
    Like the rest of the nüvi 205-series, nüvi 265T 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.

    Go Beyond Navigation
    Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 265T includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock, automatic time zone transition, currency converter, unit converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate to them. The 265T is compatible with our free Garmin Garage where you can download animated vehicles that show your location on the map. 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.

    What's in the Box
    nüvi 265, preloaded City Navigator NT for North America, Lifetime traffic: FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable (indicated by "T" after model number on the box), vehicle suction cup mount, USB cable, and quick start manual.

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    All nüvis come with detailed NAVTEQ maps containing more than 6 million pre-loaded point of interest locations.

    Product Information

    Technical Details
    Item Weight5.3 ounces
    Product Dimensions3.9 x 0.8 x 2.9 inches
    Item model number010-00576-10
    National Stock Number5825-01-576-6324
    Discontinued by manufacturerYes
    Display Size3.5 inches
    Display Resolution480 x 272
    Warranty365 Days (Parts) / 365 Days (Labor)
    Battery Life4 hours
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    Additional Information
    Best Sellers Rank
    Shipping Weight1.1 pounds
    Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    Date First AvailableDecember 12, 2001
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    256 of 268 people found the following review helpful By trancespirit on November 8, 2008
    This is a review of my first stand alone GPS unit. I have used iGuidance on my PPC with a bluetooth receiver in the past. The reason I purchased the 265t is for the "integrated FM traffic receiver" with the lifetime subscription. The integrated FM traffic receiver is one of my main gripes because it's not actually integrated into the unit itself. It's integrated into the power cable by an unsightly tumor that runs long about 3 inches along the length of the cable. So if you're in between cars and need the traffic capability, you can't forget the power cable. Other than the power cable, it's a nice simple looking unit.

    The screen is clear and visible except for the most extreme angles of glare in which you might need to adjust it just a touch. The screen is very responsive when panning around the screen and even has a fairly accurate mouse pointer function if you want to get to a particular place on the map. The icons are clear and the tracking is smooth. The only improvements I could wish for is if the displaying information was able to be configured. Sometimes I just like to be ignorant of the speed limit and would rather like to know the distance to my destination rather than the ETA without having to keep tapping at the screen. A little arrow pointing north would also be nice.

    Compared to my old iBlue receiver and iGuidance software the 265t locks onto satellites eons faster to get you going on the road ASAP. The FM receiver does warn you of upcoming traffic with a little icon in the upper left corner with an expected delay time but I can't comment on it's diverting capabilities yet, even with a recent traffic heavy trip from NY to Toronto.
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    147 of 154 people found the following review helpful By SCRobert1 on November 8, 2008
    This is my 4th Garmin GPS and I love it! The other writer mentioned the extra "tumor" for about 3 inches. If that bothers you, well I am NOT that anal and it is hardly even obvious. Who cares about the power cable any way? The unit's screen is clear, bright, easy to read. Lot's of improvements. Considered the 265WT but frankly just prefer the smaller screen for walking or riding a bike, just fits in pockets better and still large enough to see easily in an automobile. I agree that the start-up is FAST-FAST. A great improvement over several previous Garmin models. I highly recommend this one!
    **I have now used this for a few weeks. The screen is actually brighter and the colors much more vivid than previous models I have owned. Up-to-date locations and the voice is an improvement over prior models as well, much easier to understand street names and names of saved people\locations. For the money-you can't go wrong. When I go to Europe again in the future I am getting the 275 model which is the same as this but has maps for Europe as well. Again, I do prefer the 3.5" vs. the 4.3" screen size. It's very easy to see in the car and so compact for walking, hiking etc. Garmin keeps making improvements and this little unit is a GREAT value, highly-highly recommend it.
    ***OK, I have used this for months now and it has NEVER gotten me lost, never. Previous models at least got me lost once. I am more than pleased I made the investment in this little puppy. Fast, easy to see (even in bright conditions, better than prior Garmins I had). It's worth the extra bucks to get this vs. others, well worth it and I could not be more pleased now.
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    156 of 164 people found the following review helpful By James on November 19, 2008
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    I live in San Jose CA and drive in the bay area of San Francisco.

    I have had the unit about 2 weeks now.

    Any gps unit that you buy today should lock on in seconds, give accurate directions, have a display that is not confusing and have a simple menu navigation system. It does all of these things well except give accurate directions.

    My other gps the Tom Tom 130 does everything mentioned above well, but lacks the traffic feature so I will return it. But it always gives very good directions 100% of the time. I just wish it had the traffic capability and I would keep it.

    The directions that the Nuvi 265 gives are accurate most of the time, but occasionally gives strange non optimized directions. I don't know if it is because of the traffic component or not. The directions that are not the best only lose about 5-10 minutes at the most.

    The unit's philosophy is to have a minimalist view of everything. It only displays what you need to know based on the route you are taking.

    My other complaint is that it takes about 5-10 minutes to access the traffic information. There is also no direct way to look at the traffic map. For example if your destination does not involve using the traffic feature, it won't display the traffic map. I wish I could just go to the traffic map directly.

    What I like about the traffic is that it does route around problems and it gives warnings about slowdowns ahead, which is nice. So the traffic feature is nice to have and I wouldn't want a unit without it.

    So my dilemma is that can I live with less than accurate directions some of the time in exchange for the free traffic that does work well when I am going through an area with traffic jams.
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