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Garmin nuvi 255WT Review and Comparison


The Garmin nuvi 255wt is a satellite navigation system. It features a 4.3 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 255WT and how it works below and find out which speed cameras it detects.

Review: Garmin nuvi 255WT
Detection range: 1,000metres
Set up: Integrated GPS antenna.
SSP: £199.99


Garmin nuvi 255WT Features:

UK and Ireland satellite navigation
The Garmin nuvi 255WT utilises NAVTEQ street-level mapping for the UK and Ireland.
Simple Navigation
Easy-to-use colourful 4.3-inch 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 255WT Features Reviewed

For life on the go, the ultra-cool Garmin nuvi 255WT packs preloaded maps for UK and Ireland and millions of destinations in a sleek, stylish navigator.


Navigate With Ease

The Garmin nuvi 255WT 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 255WT takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. In addition, Garmin nuvi 255WT 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 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.


Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. The Garmin nuvi 255WT 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.

Optional SD cards include sat nav maps for not only the UK and Europe, but also many other countries around the world. Other maps include USA, Canada, South Africa, India, to name but a few.


Garmin Travel Guides

The Garmin nuvi 255WT 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 255WT 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 255WT alternative purchases:
Becker Traffic Assist 7977

Becker Traffic Assist 7977 personal navigation device is pre-loaded with mapping for 40 European countries. The Becker Traffic Assist 7977 provides 4.3-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 7977 Review


Snooper S600 Syrius Plus

Snooper S600 Syrius Plus satellite navigation system has an exceptional super bright 4.3-inch widescreen view, built-in rechargeable battery and utilises NAVTEQ street level mapping for the UK and Ireland. The Snooper S600 Syrius Plus also includes Snoopers unique Enigma database of fixed and mobile speed cameras.

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Last updated: 21st September 2021