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The Garmin Nuvi 255 is a portable GPS navigator that provides voice prompted directions including street names.

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Good search, but less intuitive than Tomtom

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Easy to use

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

mispronounces Drive (dr) and Street (St) as Doctor and Saint

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Voices are very robotic

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Garmin Nuvi 255 is a portable GPS navigator that provides voice prompted directions including street names. It comes preloaded with millions of destinations in North America and Europe via City Navigator NT street maps and supports optional MSN Direct. You can upload custom points of interest (POI's) but it already contains a large POI database and has a touchscreen which shows 2-D and 3-D digital elevation maps. Also included are HotFix satellite prediction and emergency locator, photo navigation enabling the download of Google Panoramio pictures via the Garmin Connect Photos website and a MicroSD card slot. Other features include a JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock, currency converter and more.

Features
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Voice prompts via internal speaker (e.g. 'turn left on Charles Street in 400 ft.')
  • 3-D map view
  • Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)
  • Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
  • Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
  • FM traffic compatible
  • Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection)
  • Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)
  • Picture viewer
  • Garmin Garage (select car-shaped icons for map navigation)
  • World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator
  • Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature)
  • USB mass storage device compatible with Windows 2000 or later and Mac OS X 10.4 or later
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