Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin nuvi 250 review


UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide.

The slim Garmin nuvi 250, one of the entry level nuvi models, has preloaded maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. It sports a 3.5 inch color touch-screen display and, as with other nuvis, includes voice-prompted directions, picture viewer, calculator, currency converter, unit converter, world clock and 6 million points of interest. The Garmin Lock security feature is provided as well.

UPDATE: A newer model, the nuvi 255, offers these features and more.

Drop down to the nuvi 200 and you lose the maps of Alaska and Canada. Otherwise the units are identical. The nuvi 260 goes the other direction, adding one feature — the ability to call out upcoming street names, also known as text-to-speech, so you’ll get “turn left on Highway One in 500 feet” rather than “turn left in 500 feet.”

Compare prices on the Garmin nuvi 250

The nuvi 270 adds maps of more than 30 European countries, in addition to the North American maps. The Garmin nuvi 250W, adds a 4.3″ wide-screen to the nuvi 250’s feature set.

A newer model, the nuvi 255, adds text-to-speech and a range of new features to the 250.

To compare other nuvi models, check out our Garmin nuvi comparison chart.

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