Simple, safe and affordable
The nuvi 255W widescreen sat nav with full EU mapping comes preloaded with City Navigator NT map data for Europe. Simply touch the colour screen, key in your destination and it takes you there with turn-by-turn spoken directions, 2-D or 3-D mapping and smooth map redraw rates.
Garmin nuvi 255wWhere am I? safety feature
The Where am I? safety feature can be very helpful if you break down or need a certain service urgently. Just tap the car icon on your map screen for your exact coordinates, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to hospitals, police and petrol stations.
Garmin's Cyclops safety camera warning system is built in. It gives real-time, reliable, and accurate alerts, overspeed warning and speed limit information as you approach one of hundreds of fixed, mobile, variable limit and temporary safety cameras. New or moved cameras are constantly tracked and the database is updated daily.
Garmin nuvi 255wAnti-Theft feature
You can choose to activate The Garmin Lock anti-theft protection system to disable your Garmin sat nav from performing any functions until a specific 4-digit PIN is typed in or the unit is taken to a predetermined location. Simply enter a 4-digit PIN and select a Security Location. Write down your PIN and keep it in a safe place. Each time you turn on the GPS, enter your PIN to unlock the GPS. If you forget your PIN, you can go to your Security Location. Note: If you forget your PIN, and your Security Location, Garmin cannot unlock your GPS over the phone; you must send your GPS to Garmin to get it unlocked.
Go Green and save fuel
The ecoRoute fuel-saver feature enables you to choose a fuel-efficient route which could save you fuel and money. Simply choose the "less fuel" option and nuvi 255W will calculate the route which will use the least fuel. You can also see the estimated cost of your journey as you plan it and get scored for your driving performance with the Driving Challenge - good for identifying areas for improvement.
Using high-sensitivity GPS HotFix, the nuvi 255W calculates your position faster to get you there quicker and comes with photo navigation and a points of interest (POIs) database.
With its 4.3-inch widescreen display and sunlight-readable display that's easy to view -from any direction why not use this compact and portable sat nav to its full potential by downloading cityXplorer via http://www.Garmin.co.uk/cityXplorer
to navigate like a local? The enhanced pedestrian mode gives you directions for walking including footpaths and shortcuts through parks - places you wouldn't be accessing while in your car. It also tells you where to catch trains, buses and tubes (dependent on the city), and how long it will take to reach your destination. cityXplorer even has public transport timetables to ensure you arrive at the station on time and help avoid long waits (dependent on the city).
Upload customised content using Garmin's POI Loader free software and set proximity alerts to warn you when you are within distance of upcoming POIs. Begin by finding and downloading the POIs you want to put on your compatible Garmin device, then use POI Loader (available from the Garmin website) to transfer them from your computer to your device or to a data card.
Personalise your widescreen with your choice of background photograph or select a new vehicle icon from the Garmin Garage. With a wide range of wheels including off-road vehicles, motorbikes and classic cars, you can now tailor your Garmin to suit your style.
Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards such as Garmin Travel and Language Guides as well as links to third-party content providers including RoadTour and The Good Pub Guide 2008.
Newly overhauled and reconditioned
Garmin occasionally makes reconditioned units available for sale at a reduced price. These refurbished, ex-service products have been newly overhauled and fully tested to ensure they meet Garmin's trademark quality and service standards. Newly overhauled units come in a white box rather than standard retail packaging but carry the same limited global warranty as new products. The Warranty is applicable from the sale date to the end user. End users will be required to provide the proof of purchase when returning any product to Garmin for replacement or warranty service.
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