UPDATE: The nuvi 2×5 series has been officially discontinued. For current recommendations, see our auto GPS buyers guide.
The Garmin nüvi 265T is one of the second-generation nuvi 2×5 series models; I dubbed the first generation the “best entry level GPS on the market.” This newer series offers more mid-line features though — in addition to everything that made the original so popular, the 265T adds lifetime traffic and Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use. It includes pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and Canada, has a 3.5″ wide touch-screen and comes with text-to-speech, so you’ll hear “drive one-half mile, then turn left on Oak Street,” rather than just “drive one-half mile, then turn left.”
- Step up to the nuvi 265WT and you’ll get the same feature set and a nice wide 4.3″ touch screen
- The nuvi 275T has a 3.5″ screen like the 265T, but includes maps of Europe in addition to the U.S. and Canada
- To see how the 265T stacks up against other models, check out my Garmin nuvi comparison chart
I wrote extensively about the nuvi 2x5T series features in my hands on review of the nuvi 265WT. Rather than repeat all the details here, I’m going to refer you there for more information on the series, including lots of screen shots. You’ll find detailed sections on the ad-supported lifetime NAVTEQ traffic feature, Bluetooth and features from the original nuvi 2×5 series.
More Garmin nuvi 265T reviews
- The first consumer-authored Garmin nuvi 265T reviews are being posted at GPS Now
- More owner written Garmin nuvi 265T reviews are being posted at Amazon
- Gadget Review tests the nuvi 265T
- Ultra Review checks out the Garmin nuvi 265T
- E-Guru reviews the nuvi 265T
- PC Magazine gives a 4 out of 5 star rating and their Editor’s Choice award in their Garmin nuvi 265T review
- The Voice of Mom reviews the nuvi 265T
- PC World gives a 3-1/2 out of 5 star rating in their nuvi 265t review
- I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other Garmin nuvi 265T resources
- The Garmin nuvi 265T owners manual, in the language of your choice
- Confused about so many models and choices? Use this Garmin nuvi comparison tool or check out my own Garmin nuvi comparison chart
- There is a dedicated Garmin nuvi message forum at GpsPasSion and another nuvi forum at GPS Review
- The official Garmin nuvi 265T web page
- Five tips for nuvi newbies
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