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Garmin nüvi 255 (MPN: 010-00717-20)

3.5" Touchscreen Portable GPS Navigator with Turn by turn Spoken Directions and 6.5 Million POI

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Product Features:
  • Garmin 3.5" Touchscreen Portable GPS Navigator
  • Turn by turn spoken directions
  • Up to 6 million points of interest
  • Up to 1,000 user-programmable waypoints
  • Preloaded base maps of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada
  • 3.5" color touch-screen display provides easy navigation through setting and functions
  • Secure Digital media card slot allows you to insert a removable media card containing additional map data to expand your navigational ability
  • Automatic rerouting Provides alternate travel directions
  • Text-to-speech technology
  • Automatically provides multiple routes to your destination, including the shortest route
  • Real-time traffic and weather updates
  • Equipped with world clock, currency converter and calculator
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery has up to 4 hours of life
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Number of Channels: 12
  • Map Provider: Navteq
  • Display Resolution: 320 x 240
  • Display Type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
  • Dimensions: 13/16"D x 3-13/16"W x 2-13/16"H
Package Includes
  1. Garmin nüvi 255 GPS
  2. Vehicle suction cup mount
  3. Vehicle power cable, dashboard disk
  4. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, DC adapter
  5. Owner's manual

Portable GPS Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
3.5"
Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
320 x 240 
Waterproof
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
No
Built-In Antenna
Provides superior reception and can provide position accuracy.
No
Built-In Compass
This means that the device has a compass built into it. The compass can make traveling and finding your destination easier.
No
Built-In Altimeter
This means that the device has a barometric altimeter integrated into it. This is used to determine your current elevation and altitude.
No
MP3 Playback
If "Yes", MP3 files can be played back on the car stereo either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how MP3 files are loaded to the unit.
No
WMA Playback
If "Yes", WMA files can be played back on the navigation unit either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how WMA files are loaded to the unit.
No
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Uses a 3.5mm stereo jack to connect to an audio source. This is the common size found on most CD and Mp3 players, as well as most home computers.
No
A/V Input
A/V (Audio/Video) inputs allow the unit to playback external audio and/or video sources typically using common, composite RCA connections. For example, you could connect an external DVD player, XBox360 or other audio or video device if the unit has an audio and video input. 1 A/V Input refers to 1 set of audio and video inputs. Other inputs may be included on the unit and we recommend you read the product description to find what type the unit has.
Yes, 1 A/V Input
USB Port
This means that the item has a USB port. The port can be used to provide the unit with updates or to transfer data on to it.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

No
Battery Life
The average capacity of the battery when fully charged. This value is provided by the manufacturer and is an average, not a guarantee.
4 hours

Navigation Features

Portable Navigation Use
This is the intended use of the navigation device.

Road: These navigation devices assist in driving.

Sports: These navigation devices are used primarily for sports such as golf, cycling, and other fitness sports.

Trail: These navigation devices are used for off road and trail applications.

Water: These navigation devices are used on boats and for marine applications.

Road
Sports
Trail
Maps
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Canada
Puerto Rico
Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
NAVTEQ
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
SD Card
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
2D
3D
Basemap Includes
These are the types of data that is preinstalled on the navigation devices basemaps.

City and Road Data: This includes all the maps, road, and street data that are commonly used. They are designed for use in cars, trucks, and most vehicles that travel on the road.

Rivers, Lakes, and Coastline Data: This includes all the necessary data that is used for marine and boat applications.

City and Road Data
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
Yes
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
6 Million
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
No
Text-to-Speech
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Yes

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

nuvi 255

UPC

753759077402

Weight

1.00lb

Internal SKU

nuvi255

Internal Product ID

26553

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Product Name: Garmin nüvi 255 (MPN: 010-00717-20)