Lifetime maps and traffic
'It's easy to set up; and depending on the phone, it can read the contents of your phone's contact list.'
'We found this system rarely misunderstood our speech, and even when it did, backtracking for a second attempt was easy. '
'high resolution capacitive touchscreen'
'FM traffic compatible(receiver and lifetime traffic included).'
'The service operates on AT&T's EDGE network and is free for the first two years of ownership, after which users can elect to pay a $5 per month subscription or use the Nuvi without the connection.'
'Very slim enclosure'
'The prices seemed accurate in my sampling, but you can't search for the cheapest fuel price other than by scrolling through the list.'
Street name announcement.'
'Garmin's well designed location screen also provides one-touch access to find nearby hospitals, police stations, and gas stations.'
'The widescreen is extremely clear, and you can see all the directions upon it quite easily.'
Lifetime traffic updates included
'spacious touch screen and text-to-speech functionality'
'Included maps for Canada and U.'
'When it first shipped, Garmin broke ground by offering a built-in traffic receiver with subscription-free, advertising-supported lifetime traffic alerts. '
'In either case, by the time you’re ready to step on the gas, the Nuvi is ready to tell you where to go. '
'Pros: Touch screen was nice. '
'rich features only a dedicated device'
'As this is a thin and compact unit, it can easily be carried in the pocket or a purse. '
'The 4.3-inch display is easy to read even in the sunlight.'
'The Nuvi 255W's feature set is rather limited.'
'Garmin is also releasing a new “HotFix” feature which will likely be similar to TomTom's QuickFix system of acquiring satellite signals faster.'
'this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.'
'Great verbal speed'
'The Garmin Nuvi 260 is also compatible with optional travel guides and the SaversGuide, and features the Garmin Lock anti-theft protection.'
'Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot.'
'many people who are looking for a widescreen don't necessarily want a device loaded with advanced features they might never use.'