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5.0 out of 5 stars Job Well Done, September 15, 2008
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This review is from: Garmin nüvi 255 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I purchased the Nuvi 255 as a replacement for my Nuvi 350. There is nothing wrong with the 350Garmin nüvi 350 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Text-to-Speech. The 255Garmin Nuvi 255 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator has safety features I want which include "Where Am I" that gives your location by street address, city, state, zip code, nearest intersection and coordinates. This is important in an emergency in a strange and/or unfamiliar location. Another safety feature is the display of the posted speed limit directly above your actual speed. This helps to avoid tickets and reminds one about safe driving.

Other improvements include a brighter clearer display, revised touch screen graphics, an arrow indicating direction of next turn and a TTS voice that sounds like a real person instead of an elocution professor.

The 255 also has a world clock, unit converter, calculator and photo
display.

In closing, I saved the best feature for last--the GPS function is fast, flawless and exact.
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Initial post: Sep 20, 2008 2:54:38 PM PDT
Peng Xiao says:
I did the same thing.
But I want to mention 2 things which 255 is not as good as 350.
1. The TTS voice is not as good as 350.
2. There's no the "Ding" sound just before a turn.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2010 11:42:06 AM PST
N. Jimenez says:
OK how about calibrating it the first time? Most advised are stand in a large open field & clear sky is a big help as well. It's always kinda gloomy here in Central Valley (hazy fog) is that gonna be a problem? Thanks in advance for any reply.
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