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Garmin nuvi 250 Review

The Garmin nuvi 250 is a satellite navigation system. It features a 3.5 inch screen, has UK and European mapping and allows you to do a fulll post code search. This Garmin can be equipped with UK and European speed camera locations. Read more about the features of the Garmin nuvi 250 and how it works below and find out which speed cameras it detects.

Review: Garmin nuvi 250
Detection range: 1,000metres
Set up: Integrated GPS antenna.
SSP: £199.95

Auto Express February 2008

Garmin nuvi 250 Features:

UK and Europe satellite navigation
The Garmin nuvi 250 utilises NAVTEQ street-level mapping for the UK and Europe.
Simple Navigation
Easy-to-use colourful 3.5inch touch screen display and ultra-slim design with full UK postcode search.
Speed Camera Locations
Proximity-alert feature warns of upcoming custom POIs, such as speed cameras and school zones.

Garmin nuvi 250 Features Reviewed

For life on the go, the ultra-cool Garmin nuvi 250 packs preloaded maps for Western Europe and millions of destinations in a sleek, stylish navigator. Like the rest of the Garmin nuvi 200-series, the Garmin nuvi 250 is affordably priced and simple to use.

Navigate With Ease

The Garmin nuvi 250 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the colour screen to enter a destination, and Garmin nuvi 250 takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. In addition, Garmin nuvi 250 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.

Take It With You

The Garmin nuvi 250 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.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. The Garmin nuvi 250 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. It also comes with Garmin Lockā„¢, an anti-theft feature, and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Optional plug-in SD cards let you add additional features.

Garmin Travel Guides

The Garmin nuvi 250 also includes the ability to use Garmin nuvi Travel Guides which provides you with helpful and thorough reviews and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife, sporting events and tourist attractions. Several versions of Garmin Travel Guides are available for Europe. Garmin Travel Guides are available on a selection of SD cards.

Speed Camera Locations

The Garmin nuvi 250 can also alert you to UK and European speed camera locations, the data which is supplied from Cyclops is updated weekly, so you always have access to the most up-to-date information. Subscription to the Cyclops UK speed camera database is priced at £29.95 for 1 year.

Garmin nuvi 250 alternative purchases:

Please note that the Garmin nuvi 250, Navman S30 and Becker Traffic Assist 7926 mentioned on this webpage have ALL been discontinued. To view the latest sat navs reviewed by SpeedCamerasUK.com click here.

Navman S30

The slim and light Navman S30 is the entry level satellite navigation system to the new Navman S-Series. The Navman S30 is pre-installed with mapping for United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The Navman S30 provides 3.5-inch colour touch screen, with 2D or 3D moving maps display and includes full 8-digit UK postcode search.

Navman S30 Review

Becker Traffic Assist 7926

Becker Traffic Assist 7926 personal navigation device is pre-loaded with mapping for 37 European countries. The Becker Traffic Assist 7926 provides 3.5-inch TFT high contrast, low reflection colour touch screen, with 2D or 3D moving maps display and includes full 8-digit UK postcode search.

Becker Traffic Assist 7926 Review


Last updated: 11th September 2023