Sunday, March 18, 2012


Garmin nuvi 265T review


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.”

Related units

  • 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.

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