- Calculator, Clock, 2D / 3D map perspective, Photo viewer, Custom POIs, Garmin Lock, Built-in speaker
Garmin nüvi 255W/255WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic
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- The Garmin nuvi 255WT GPS Navigation features: a 4.3" touchscreen display, NAVTEQ maps of North America
- MicroSD expansion.
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Its sunlight-readable, 4.3" display is easy to read, from any direction.
With nüvi 255WT's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3" (10.92 cm) display is easy to read, from any direction.
Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
nüvi 255WT sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse.
FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable (indicated by "T" after model number on the box).
Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 255WT'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 255WT 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 255WT 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 255WT 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 SD™ cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.
What's in the Box
nüvi 255W, 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.
Top Customer Reviews
Definitely purchase if you're looking for easy to use and for a unit that gets it right every time."
Things you need to know:
1. This is a "wierd" model from Garmin. You won't find the 255WT on their website. The box is labeled 255WT, but it's marked 255W on the unit itself. It's basically a 255W with the TMC traffic receiver included via the vehicle power cord; that's what makes this unit a 255WT - an additional peice of hardware.
Any Garmin GPS that is TMC traffic compatible can use that device to receive traffic updates.
It's very similar to the 265WT, but this model does not have Bluetooth.
2. If you buy from an auction site, Garmin will not warranty it. (It can be registered, though.)
3. You need to register it. The problem is, it does not come with a USB cable to connect it to your computer. The cable can be picked up any where like Best Buy, Radio Shack, possibly Wal-Mart, etc.
Once you've got the cable and the unit connected to your computer, go to my.garmin dot com. Once registered, click the My Dashboard tab, this will tell you what's available to update.
You only get one free map update.
To get your free update, you must download the update within 90 days of first use.
4. One of the biggest advantages of this unit vs. the 255W is the free lifetime traffic. A lot of GPS's offer traffic information, but charge quite a bit more for that option. This unit comes with the FM Traffic Message Channel (TMC) receiver which it uses to get information broadcast over FM radio frequencies.
Important things to know about the traffic feature on this GPS:
You must have the GPS connected to your car charger for it to receive the traffic information.Read more ›
Eco-route helps you save gas (create a profile and it works better) and don't worry about sitting in traffic anymore with the traffic updates. There are a few ads, but well worth the time you don't have to sit in traffic. Granted I live in NY and we have good coverage here, but check the website for your area.
Smooth scrolling during driving, and quick updating. You also get a free download of the newest maps, which does take a while, but its worth a free update, which regularly goes for $[...] (or you can pay $[...] and get lifetime map updates). Do yourself a favor and buy the friction mount so that you don't have those rings on your windshield for thieves to see(big problem around here). This way you can just put it under the seat.
This one doesn't have the bluetooth, but if you go read the reviews for the 265wt, most people say it stinks anyway and this one is [...] bucks cheaper. It also doesn't have lane assist(I can figure out lanes all by myself and I figure most of you can as well) or voice recognition(don't really care, but you might want this option)
This is a great price. Check around (make sure to add at least $[...Read more ›
FYI - My 255wt is the same as the 255w, but the 255wt includes the traffic transmitter with no montly charges ever for traffic subscriptions. I highly recommend the unit with the traffic transmitter. Also the 255wt is the same as the 265wt, except the 265wt has the added bluetooth capabililities. If that is not a deal breaker for you (as it wasn't for me), I would go with the 255wt if its a lower price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The seller should have mentioned the Garmin's battery would not hold a charge. I don't believe in deceptive practices and I consider this to be deception all of the way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the third time I am buying this GPS. The first two were stolen in two separate car theft incidents. (I have since moved and my cars have not been stolen since. Read morePublished 2 months ago by pdsmb
This is a solid rugged GPS. I have had it for couple of years now. What I did was update it to the latest Garmin maps, it load onto the device using an SD card and it has done its... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stanley S.
This was bought as a replacement for my other unit. I do too much traveling to be without one. Small enough to go in the corner of my dash.Published 5 months ago by Gary L. Coons
I've owned my 255wt since the mid 2010 it is a soldier. I bought the lifetime updates back in 2010 works very well .Published 8 months ago by KEN DUVAL
Old tried and true Garmin GPS is the way to go. Stay away from the new ones if you can because so many features and capabilities have been removed from the new ones like the 40... Read morePublished 11 months ago by G. O. Cacher
This one doesn't have free map update which is $90+.
The one I got does not have traffic info.
But with the price you can't complaint much.
Very pleased with my purchase. It performs just as it was described.Published 16 months ago by Bessie Person