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GARMIN nuvi 255 Black Limited Edition GPS Sat Nav System - Europe £69.97 @ Currys

£69.97 @ Currys
I'm not that into satnav's but this seems like a great deal to me. same sale price at PC World - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/garmin-nuvi-255-black-limited-edition-gps-sat-nav-system-europe-0212… Read More
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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
I'm not that into satnav's but this seems like a great deal to me.

same sale price at PC World - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/garmin-nuvi-255-black-limited-edition-gps-sat-nav-system-europe-02126817-pdt.html

Grey version is £85.10 at Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Traffic-Satellite-Navigation-Mapping/dp/B0015220DM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279010645&sr=8-1



Drive with ease and assistance for all types of journeys using the Garmin Nuvi 255 Deluxe.

In a neat and compact design the Garmin Nuvi 255 Deluxe comprises a 3.5" touch screen display for simple and quick use. Pre loaded with European mapping and safety cameras you can feel assured that it will locate your destination to get you there quickly and safely.

The Nuvi 255 Deluxe's Hot-Fix feature provides faster GPS acquisition to provide you with a more efficient service. Simple for even the least enthused technophobe the plug and play facility means that there is no need for installation or reading of complicated user guides.

Traffic compatible, you can avoid all the congestion hotspots while the 2D & 3D map display provides you with a clear view of your journey at all times. For added protection of this great little device a free leather carry case is provided making it safer to store your Garmin Nuvi 255 Deluxe when not in use.
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#1
Good deal, slightly older model but for that price plus leather carry pouch which normally sells for silly money who cares. Remember to register the unit and get the latest map for free.
#2
this seems a good price heat added ......BUT

i am new to sat nav and intend to get one in the next week or so and need all the help i can get !!
what is the best brand to go for , for best maps , updates, addons (like voices and other stuff)
what is the best budget model and mid range model , is it best to go cheap first time you buy one ?
i need euro maps for holidays
i dont need it to be mp3 player or anything else just a sat nav
i have tried to look into it but get confused all the different things that they do , so far i am thinking tomtom is the best to go for because it seems that most go for that brand but i am happy to listen to all the help i can get

Guys basically i have no clue at all please please help me !
#3
TomTom is the best for add on voices, poi's and customisation etc BUT the new models have a load of these functions disabled and you can only use the TomTom paid for ones. After being a long time TomTom supporter I would probably replace it with a Garmin, good own goal TomTom !!

See this http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=83562
#4
I got this model. It managed to get me to Serbia and back...
#5
Anyone in South London....stock in Catford PCWorld
#6
And Staples Corner Curry's in NW London
[admin]#7
Thanks for this :)
#8
Good price though would recommend the "W" (widescreen) version if you could afford it.
#9
Bought one. Heat added. Thanks for this OP. Stock in Wolverhampton St Johns Currys and PC world Wednesbury.

Edit:
Nad? Serbia? EXIT festival by any chance?
#10
Nad_84
I got this model. It managed to get me to Serbia and back...

Mine did that too. Rather annoying as i only wanted to go to Sainsburys :(
#11
sorry i would never get garmin ever again
#12
Surprise, surprise, it's actually in stock. I am beginning to hallucinate :) Hot!

Garmin has one of the best maps (more update than TomTom).
#13
Reeferman
this seems a good price heat added ......BUT

i am new to sat nav and intend to get one in the next week or so and need all the help i can get !!
what is the best brand to go for , for best maps , updates, addons (like voices and other stuff)
what is the best budget model and mid range model , is it best to go cheap first time you buy one ?
i need euro maps for holidays
i dont need it to be mp3 player or anything else just a sat nav
i have tried to look into it but get confused all the different things that they do , so far i am thinking tomtom is the best to go for because it seems that most go for that brand but i am happy to listen to all the help i can get

Guys basically i have no clue at all please please help me !


It really depends how good you are with computers. You can buy a cheap Windows CE compatible Satnav (e.g. Binatone or F&H) and load your own software. This way you can have any function you wish for.

If you don't know anything about how to install software onto a computer, you need to buy a satnav which gives you the functions you want from the start. It is not possible (or at least very difficult) to add functions later.

Basic sets will show you how to get from A to B with a simple graph on screen and voice guidance (at the next junction, turn left). Better satnavs will also tell you the name of the street you turn into. This is called TEXT to SPEECH (TTS) (at the next junction turn left into Oxford Street).

Speedcams is another useful option, but be aware that the posession of a satnav with speedcams is illegal in most European Countries (Austria, Germany, France, etc.) but not in the UK.

I only covered the basics here. It would be best to read a lot about satnavs before you buy and decide what you want. Don't go into Halfords and listen to the sales pitch. You'll end up with something expensive, which you don't really want.
#14
If you're in Birmingham you have a choice of stores with stock.
None within 20 miles of me!
#15
shadowdogg
sorry i would never get garmin ever again


Presumably because you're a supplier who's had to deal with hundreds of returns or complaints. Or is it becuase you've owned ONE and had an A problem?
#16
nowtbeta2do
Bought one. Heat added. Thanks for this OP. Stock in Wolverhampton St Johns Currys and PC world Wednesbury.

Edit:
Nad? Serbia? EXIT festival by any chance?


Haha! yeah, how did you guess. Absolutely amazing!!
#17
screamingninja
Nad_84
I got this model. It managed to get me to Serbia and back...


Mine did that too. Rather annoying as i only wanted to go to Sainsburys :(


haha, dam those small keyboards!
#18
molerat
Good deal, slightly older model but for that price plus leather carry pouch which normally sells for silly money who cares. Remember to register the unit and get the latest map for free.


Can you definitely get the latest maps if the installed ones are outdated?
#19
Has anybody picked theirs up yet? Does this come with the lifetime subscription to trafficmaster?

Its 85 quid on amazon with the trafficmaster which is more tempting as trafficmaster itself is 25 to 40 quid :S

Cheers
#20
paulace
shadowdogg
sorry i would never get garmin ever again


Presumably because you're a supplier who's had to deal with hundreds of returns or complaints. Or is it becuase you've owned ONE and had an A problem?


Problems

I would recommend getting a cheap sat nav and putting tom tom software on it.
#21
shadowdogg
paulace
shadowdogg
sorry i would never get garmin ever again
Presumably because you're a supplier who's had to deal with hundreds of returns or complaints. Or is it becuase you've owned ONE and had an A problem?
ProblemsI would recommend getting a cheap sat nav and putting tom tom software on it.

Others have made this comment. However it seems to me the cost of buying TomTom maps outweighs any benefit. I have an old tomtom (which I still use) but am tempted to buy this garmin rather than pay almost the same for new maps.
#22
out of stock in London... and that's a lot of stores!!!
#23
I got the 250w model for parents after sending back a flash TomTom unit that was too much for them.
It's basic.....but parent proof.
Easy to install POI's and flash upgrade online through Garmin....they've used it for 2 motorhome trips through Europe, through France and Switzerland to Germany and back through Holland and Luxembourg. They love it and much prefer it to TomTom.....so I've got them this as it's £49.99 to upgrade their existing maps on the older model if they do it legally.
#24
aajax42
Others have made this comment. However it seems to me the cost of buying TomTom maps outweighs any benefit. I have an old tomtom (which I still use) but am tempted to buy this garmin rather than pay almost the same for new maps.


I had a garmin, I wanted to get to some place - it got me there but it took me a wierd route so obviously now I have little faith in it.

I am sure there are cheap ways to get it legit and even cheaper ways to get it illegit.
#25
I bought a £50 windows CE satnav from eBuyer ages ago and put TomTom on it. If you know how to dot his then it's by far the cheapest and best option available.

I've voted hot on this deal as if you want something running out of the box then this is a cracking deal.
#26
Anyone know if you can transfer all your favourites from old unit over to the new unit?
#27
I good widescreen alternative to this here
#28
Got the last one in PCW Aberdeen (was on display but wouldn't discount further. Wouldn't match the on line bundle price for a mains charger either. Mean.)
#29
Picked mine up from Birmingham today. You get a free 2011 map update online but it wont fit on the standard device, so pick up a cheap microSD card as well.
#30
blahblah
You get a free 2011 map update online but it wont fit on the standard device, so pick up a cheap microSD card as well.
I will do that but why would the update not fit the device? How do you go about loading to the SD Card? Do you just slot it in then go to the update? I was holding off till nearer holiday time in case there's another update in the next few weeks? Is it a 2010 version of the maps that's in?
7 day shop for the SD Card? Sorry - too many questions but thanks and rep if you can be bothered
1 Like #31
Your map update is valid until September (2 months) so you can go back and download it.
They sometimes release them the year before the name would suggest...ie 2011 for the year 2010.
The latest is 2011.1 but the pre-installed map was 2010.1....so i dont know when the next update will be. Didn't check.

I did the online registration and free map update with Garmin and it said there wasn't enough space.
Googled and saw advice that the full Euro update is about 1.6Gb so took a spare 2Gb micro SD from an old Blackberry and put it into the Garmin.
It wouldn't update straight onto the card...but you can download the map update straight onto the PC.
Then you download a free Garmin program called Mapsource....and open the updated map in there, then transfer it straight to the microSD card in the device. Takes a few hours to index and copy...but it worked first time.
#32
Sorry to sound stupid.

But I take it this sat nav will still work in UK and Ireland.

Just noticed this one just says Europe where as others say UK, ROI and Europe in the description.

Cheers
Taz
#33
Veedub_heaven
Sorry to sound stupid.But I take it this sat nav will still work in UK and Ireland.Just noticed this one just says Europe where as others say UK, ROI and Europe in the description.CheersTaz
Yes It will work anywhere in the UK or Europe. I recently bought a 215W (wide screen) for my son. I have both a TomTom and a Garmin. I find the Tomtom gives much better instructions and has clearer screen mapping. The good thing about the Garmin is it has a SD card slot. New maps say for the USA can be obtained using Isohunt for a very reasonable cost!
#34
blahblah
Your map update is valid until September (2 months) so you can go back and download it.They sometimes release them the year before the name would suggest...ie 2011 for the year 2010.The latest is 2011.1 but the pre-installed map was 2010.1....so i dont know when the next update will be. Didn't check.I did the online registration and free map update with Garmin and it said there wasn't enough space. Googled and saw advice that the full Euro update is about 1.6Gb so took a spare 2Gb micro SD from an old Blackberry and put it into the Garmin.It wouldn't update straight onto the card...but you can download the map update straight onto the PC.Then you download a free Garmin program called Mapsource....and open the updated map in there, then transfer it straight to the microSD card in the device. Takes a few hours to index and copy...but it worked first time.
Ta very much
#35
Cheers guys,

Mananged to buy this but was a good condition display model.

Its just replaced the 250 model I previously had which went missing.

Like the fact you get a leather case included which would normally set you back atleast £10 more.

How do I add heat. Dont know how to use that function.

T

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