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The Garmin Nuvi 255W is having trouble finding a proper signal.

Garmin GPS Nuvi 255w Accessory Bundle - Car Charger + Home Travel AC Charger + USB Data Cable

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Track down problems with your Garmin nuvi 255W GPS system.

The nuvi 255W doesn't use the popular SiRF Star III GPS receiver; Garmin simply lists a receiver without providing further details. Thankfully, the unit's GPS performance is solid and rerouting times are in line with most other units. Our main complaint is reserved for the sluggish start-up time when you turn on the unit, an issue common with recent Garmin models.

The nuvi 255W comes preloaded with City Navigator Australia NT and includes more than 600,000 POIs. Speed and red light cameras are preloaded onto the unit, but school zones and other safety alerts have to be downloaded from the and then uploaded onto the unit. Being an entry-level unit, the 255W lacks Bluetooth connectivity.

Garmin nuvi 255W has been discontinued.

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Garmin Nuvi 255W

are still available for your nuvi 255W, as are .

Despite its entry-level price point, the nuvi 255W includes text-to-speech technology, meaning it reads out street names. Two Australian text-to-speech voices (one male and one female) are included, and both pronounce most street names accurately. The volume is disappointing: the speaker lacks the punch of the speakers on many competing GPS units. Without the built-in FM transmitter seen in other Garmin models there is no real way around this issue.

The Garmin Nuvi 255w hits the “sweet spot” of functionality and price for many users. Combining affordability with features typically reserved for more advanced products such as Text-To-Speech and a widescreen. Want to take it even further? The Nuvi 255w is also compatible with optional live traffic reporting.