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The Nuvi 205W and 255TW

#1 Post by cruiser » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:38 pm

Here's something I came across that may be of interests to those wishing to stay with the 2xx series.

Nuvi 205W v10

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* Slim design
* Easy to use
* Functional
* Satellite Prediction (HOTFIX)
* Digital Elevation Maps
* 2D and 3D Maps
* Smoother Map Updates
* Points of Interest
* Safety camera alerts
* SD Card Slot
* Photo Navigation
* Touchscreen
* Automatic Time Zone Updates
* Bright 4.3” diagonal color display; 480 x 272 pixels
* WQVGA TFT display, with white backlight
* High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
* Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more

Price = £291.99


Nuvi 255TW v10 - with Satellite Prediction

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* HOTFIX: nüvi will decrease satellite acquisition times by recording ephemeris data, then predicting satellite location for the areas and times recorded for up to three days
* Photo navigation: associate your favorite images with saved locations and visit Garmin connect at http://connect.garmin.com to download new images with included coordinates
* Digital elevation maps (DEM) show you shaded terrain contours at zoom levels of five miles and above
* Auto time zone: nuvi will automatically adjusting your time zone while navigating
* Sleek, ultra-slim design fits easily in pocket
* Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
* Turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance
* Bright 4.3” diagonal color display; 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT display, with white backlight (nuvi 2x5w only)
* QVGA TFT display, with white backlight (nuvi 255 only)
* Preloaded with City Navigator NT - nüvi 255(W) includes detailed maps for Europe
* High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
* Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
* Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
* Micro SD memory card expansion slot
* Includes Garmin Lock anti-theft feature
* Configurable vehicle icons – allows users to select a fun, customized car-shaped icon; users can download additional choices from http://www.garmingarage.com 1
* Offers a three-dimensional mapping perspective, or 2D overhead view
* Unit dimensions: 4.8”W x 2.8”H x 0.8”D (nuvi 2x5W series)
* Weight: 6.1 ounces (nuvi 2x5W series)
* Built-in lithium-ion battery: lasts up to four hours depending on usage
* Includes sturdy suction cup mount that allows for easy adjustment and quick release
* Simplified PC connectivity, similar to a digital camera, using USB mass storage with access to either the Micro SD card slot or to the unit’s internal memory directly from your PC desktop.


Price = £349.99
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Re: The Nuvi 205W and 255TW

#2 Post by Redstorm » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:45 am

Looking at the Garmin site, there is no 255TW but there is a 255W. So, I believe that is an error.
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Re: The Nuvi 205W and 255TW

#3 Post by expatyorkshire » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:51 pm

I have preordered the Nuvi 255 ( with European Maps) from amazon UK , its available from mid April

Price is 159 pounds ....Garmin Nuvi 255 - European Mapping
by Garmin

Price: £159.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery.

Availability: This item is due to be released on April 15, 2008. Please note that release dates are subject to change. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk.








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Traffic: nuvi 255 model are traffic compatible
Satellite prediction: nuvi will decrease satellite acquisition times by recording ephemeris data, then predicting satellite location for the areas and times recorded for up to three days
Photo navigation: associate your favourite images with saved locations
Digital elevation maps (DEM) show you shaded terrain contours at zoom levels of five miles and above
Auto time zone: nuvi will automatically adjust your time zone while navigating
Sleek, ultra-slim design fits easily in pocket
Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
Turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance: nuvi will prompt you to "Turn right in 500 feet"
Bright 3.5" diagonal colour display
320 x 240 pixels
QVGA TFT display, with white backlight
nuvi 255 includes detailed maps for Europe
High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator
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Re: The Nuvi 205W and 255TW

#4 Post by cruiser » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:12 pm

Redstorm wrote:Looking at the Garmin site, there is no 255TW but there is a 255W. So, I believe that is an error.


It is not an error bro Reddy... :prayer: Perhaps Garmin does not want to oblige this early but Retailers/Merchants are allowed to secure Pre-orders to validate quota from regional targets in advance... :)

I get a FREE beer then? :thumbsup:

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The Nuvi 255W

#5 Post by osakachan » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:02 pm

Thanks to people who helped me in searching for the right Nuvi in my previous post.
I noticed that 255w has most of the feature even found in the higher end (see below spec).
I am wonder if I see there is a mistakes in Garmin in the spec. somehow too good to believe.
It has almost anything that is related to GPS function. those like mp3 player and etc is not important to me. Any comments?


Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH: 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
Display type: WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight: 5.2 ounces (147.42 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 4 hours
Waterproof: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes
Preloaded maps: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 0
Basemap: yes
Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : yes
Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
3D map view: yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): no
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology: no
FM traffic compatible: yes
XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: yes
Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Car locator feature (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
Picture viewer: yes
Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): yes
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no
Additional: This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

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Re: Nuvi 255W

#6 Post by osakachan » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:20 pm

By the way, what is "Speech recognition" and does all nuvi has a menu that has popular shop or good makan eateries? It will be useful for me when looking for food sometimes...

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Re: Nuvi 255W

#7 Post by trajet2b » Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:53 pm

osakachan wrote:By the way, what is "Speech recognition" and does all nuvi has a menu that has popular shop or good makan eateries? It will be useful for me when looking for food sometimes...
That means you do not need to touch the screen. You speak your command through the provided mic for your Nuvi. Only certain new high end model such as the Nuvi880 have this functionality.

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Re: Nuvi 255W

#8 Post by osakachan » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:14 pm

trajet2b wrote:
osakachan wrote:By the way, what is "Speech recognition" and does all nuvi has a menu that has popular shop or good makan eateries? It will be useful for me when looking for food sometimes...
That means you do not need to touch the screen. You speak your command through the provided mic for your Nuvi. Only certain new high end model such as the Nuvi880 have this functionality.

If the speech recognition is this function, I doubt I need this. I usually dont trust such function as it is not always works due to tolerance error. Prefer the traditional way - touchscreen. O:)

by the way, Does default nuvi will have some standard places for makan and we can add them into the Eatery menu (if any)? Not sure Malsings also have some POI on this that we could simply at to the menu.

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Re: Nuvi 255W

#9 Post by Redstorm » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:19 pm

osakachan wrote:By the way, what is "Speech recognition" and does all nuvi has a menu that has popular shop or good makan eateries? It will be useful for me when looking for food sometimes...
For food outlets or any popular shop, as long as the POI is in the map, you should be able to find it by searching for it under "Food" or use the "Spell" function.
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Re: The Nuvi 255W

#10 Post by osakachan » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:50 pm

Someone mentioned about route planning function which allows you to store multiple routes.
What is that exactly? Is it add the commonly used destination into nuvi which you could simply tap the destination instead of searching for address everytime u need to go to the same place.

Does 255W has this?

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