UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide.
The Garmin nuvi 250W is a 4.3″ wide-screen version of the Garmin nuvi 250. Depending upon which side of the pond you live on, the nuvi 250W comes with pre-loaded maps of North America or Europe. This is a basic navigation device – no MP3 player, no Bluetooth, no text-to-speech. The one frill is the extra wide touch-screen. Yet even without the bells and whistles, it’s Garmin nuvi quality through and through. Like all nuvis, it comes with nearly six million points of interest (POIs).
UPDATE: A new model, the nuvi 255W, offers these features and more.
GPS Magazine has posted the first hands-on Garmin nuvi 250W review. Here’s an excerpt from their conclusion:
“Despite being billed as an entry-level nuvi, the 250W actually improves
upon some critical features, such as the updated map screen, address
input interface, new mapping data, and more solid construction.”
More Garmin nuvi 250W reviews
- Consumers are posting their own Garmin nuvi 250W reviews at Amazon.
- GPS Lodge has posted a great nuvi 200W / nuvi 250W review.
- A Girl Must Shop posts a wonderful Garmin nuvi 250W review from a woman’s perspective.
- Technical Itch has also posted a detailed Garmin nuvi 250W review.
- CNet UK has posted a Garmin nuvi 250W review, giving it a 7.5 (very good) rating.
- GpsPasSion has a nuvi 2xxW series user review thread.
- ComputerActive has posted a Garmin nuvi 250W review, giving it 5 stars.
- The Insider reviews the nuvi 250W.
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other Garmin nuvi 250W resources
- Confused about so many models of GPS receivers? Try the Garmin mobile GPS comparison tool.
- Or check out our own Garmin nuvi comparison chart.
- There is a dedicated Garmin nuvi message forum at GpsPasSion.
- Five tips for nuvi newbies
- The official Garmin nuvi 250W web page
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- Check the current Garmin nuvi 250W price at Amazon.
- Get a great deal on the
Garmin nuvi 250W Wide-Screen Automotive GPS System with North American Maps
at TigerGPS, where you get free shipping on orders above $250.
- Check out the deal on a
Garmin nuvi 250W Automobile Navigator
- Get the Garmin nuvi 250W for an amazing price on eBay.
- I’ll be adding more vendors to this list as the nuvi 250 becomes available.