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Garmin nüvi 275/275T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic

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  • Bright, 3.5-inch diagonal color QVGA TFT touchscreen with 320 x 240 pixels and white backlight
  • Sleek, ultra-thin design fits easily in pocket
  • Preloaded with City Navigator North America NT and Europe NT
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling
  • NOTE: Model number on the box is 275T because the traffic receiver is included; however, the model number on the device itself is 275 as the "T" in 275T refers to the additional component
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight5.3 ounces
Product Dimensions3.8 x 0.8 x 2.8 inches
Item model number010-00576-00
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size3.5 inches
Display Resolution320 x 240
Warranty365 Days (Parts) / 365 Days (Labor)
Battery Life4 hours
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #34,437 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004

Technical Details

  • Touch Sensitive Screen

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Get lots of feaures and maps to keep your travels stress-free with the transatlantic nüvi 275T. It takes you there with preloaded maps for both North America and Europe and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. The 275T comes with lifetime traffic and hands-free calling to simplify life on the go. Like the rest of the nüvi 205-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.

Get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
nüvi 275T'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 for both North America and Europe, over 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map 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 275T 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 275T 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 275T 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 275T'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 275T 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 275T 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 275T 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 275, Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada), Lifetime traffic¹, 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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¹Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. Traffic content not available for all areas. See www.navteq.com/rdstraffic for traffic coverage areas and www.garmin.com/traffic/fm/navteq.html for program License Agreement containing complete terms and conditions.

Customer Reviews

Still very easy to use.
J. Fowler
I will now give this to my just learning to drive daughter so she does not have to worry about getting lost in town.
I consistently got routed the wrong way and the unit would recalculate.
John C. Wakk

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

264 of 268 people found the following review helpful By M. K. Love on December 22, 2008
Verified Purchase
I purchased this device a few weeks ago in anticipation of a trip to the UK. I've driven there before, navigating with the excellent AA road atlases, but being an American driving a right hand drive car with a manual transmission, sometimes in bad weather, I would often get task-saturated. I thought a GPS or "Sat Nav" as they call them, would make the job a little easier.
The only features that I really needed in a GPS unit were the U.S and European maps and text-to-speech, ("turn left on High street"), beyond that, additional whistles and bells didn't matter to me.
Initially I looked at both Garmin and TomTom and decided to go with Garmin since it was less expensive to find a unit that had North American and European maps. I paid about $270 for my 275T, it was the least expensive unit that had European maps pre-installed. Buying the European map separately would cost you approximately $150 and the UK-only map runs about $99.
The 275T operation is fairly straight forward. It has all of the normal features that one would expect to find on a modern GPS unit to include a fairly robust POI (Point Of Interest) database loaded with gas stations, restaurants, airports etc... The touch screen works well and although the size is smaller, (3.5" vs 4.3" on some larger units), it was more than adequate to display all of the necessary information. The voice directions are very helpful, especially when driving in heavy traffic. Traffic updates in the US arrive via an FM transmitter in the charger cord, (in Europe you have to plug in an antenna wire which comes with the unit). You can also easily preload lots of destinations to your "favorites" on the device by using the Google map or Panoramio photo websites.
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187 of 195 people found the following review helpful By Rudy Schlaf on May 23, 2009
First the good: The Nuvi 275T is a capable navigator that gives precise spoken instructions and seems to find good routes to specified locations. The display is nice and even readable in adverse lighting situations. The battery life could be a bit longer that one could use it on a bike or for hiking. It runs less than 4 hours, and the batteries cannot be exchanged (this also means it will die an ipod-style death in a couple of years). A great feature is that it can directly be fed with locations through Google maps, so one does not have to use the silly Garmin software anymore for this task. I summary, this is a pretty useful device.
Now the bad: It says on the box that the maps are guaranteed for 60 days after purchase to make sure one has the newest data in there at the time of purchase. Logging on to Garmin however yields a mechanism that only allows to update either the US or the Europe maps, but not both. If you want both you have to pay for the other one...I would call this procedure misleading. Also: 'Lifetime updates' (of course, typically Garmin, only for the lifetime of the device, i.e. for about two years) cost $149, which, considering the current price of the device of <$220, can only be considered a joke. In summary, on the map side, this is a typical Garmin Nickeling and Diming scheme! I really hope for the moment when the iPod Touch will have a GPS receiver, and one can download Google maps on it for free. It needs to be kept in mind that map data are generally made available for free by the US and other governments, i.e. downloading the stuff onto a proprietary device should be cheaper.
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Derrick on April 13, 2009
I am amazed! We got this device to use on our vacation driving though France and it made the trip. No stress about getting lost, or running out of gas. If we saw a cute country road, we took it, when we wanted to find our way back, the 275 would tell us in easy to follow instructions on how to get back on track. We went on roads without names, signs, or map instructions fearlessly. When we needed gas in rural nowhere, it took us right to it. Highway interchanges in the city, no problem, it tells you in advance if you are going to be splitting left or right. It also will take you right to your hotel, so don't worry about directions, or if you need, it will find you a nearby hotel like the gas station.

I have only used it for the 2 weeks in France, but it far surpassed our expectations. Indeed I just gave up trying to follow where we were on the map and just relaxed. It even gives a rather accurate ETA, which it updates continuously.

Now we did try using it to navigate on foot in Spain with somewhat spotty results. It seems to work much better when you are in a car. It trys to navigate like you are in a car and has difficulty at street corners trying to tell which direction you are going...but it did find us nearby Chinese food in Madrid when we got a craving.

Really this gadget saved us so much stress, time, and fuel. The included car charger worked great in Europe, so don't bother with the travel pack.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 2, 2009
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I purchased the nuvi 275T for a trip to France this past spring. After downloading the US and European map updates (it takes awhile) I practiced with the unit on a few local trips. Everything worked as expected, even the FM traffic updates (you won't get these in Europe unless you subscribe to the service for that area -- unnecessary, in my opinion). I was surprised how useful the info provided by the Garmin was compared to the two nav units (Nissan & Honda) in my automobiles. No more high priced OEM navigators for me! In France unit worked very well for walking around Paris in the pedestrian mode -- just don't expect to get more than four hours useful time if you leave it on continuously. The real "proof in the pudding" came in our rental car. Simply put, the nuvi 275T lived up to my every expectation. Of particular usefulness was the speed limit indicator and speed camera alert. On several occasions while driving in small towns with very narrow winding streets I missed a turn or two (well, maybe three), the Garmin always found a quick re-route to get us back on track -- trust me in this -- it knows better than you which streets are one way and which are not! I have read on a couple of travel sites that implied the Garmin was better in the US but the Tom Tom was better in Europe -- I find it hard to believe that the Tom Tom could be better than perfect -- because that's what the Garmin was.
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