Monday, June 22, 2009

Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS Navigator

Specifications: The Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS navigator is optimized for road navigation on vehicles. It has a built-in antenna and comes with maps of North America, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. This model comes with a 3.5-inch anti glare touch screen that display images at a 320 x 240 resolution. It has a SD memory card slot and an internal lithium ion battery (that can last up to 5 hours on a single charge). This model ships with a manual, a suction cup mount, dashboard disk and a vehicle power cable.

Design: The Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS navigator weighs at just 5.2 ounces and measures at 3.8 x 0.8 x 2.8 inches. There are no external control buttons on it except for the lock/power-on button on top of the unit. All the controls can be accessed through the touch-screen. On the back you will find the power port/USB and speaker. It has a gray/silver external casing and overall, has a clean and sleek look.

Features & Performance: The Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS navigator is considered an entry-level GPS device so it has a set of basic features. You can choose to navigate by selecting the point of interest or keying in an address. The device can generate routes based on a variety of preferences, such as the shortest distance, fastest route, highways, toll roads, etc. Although it works best in cars, it also includes a pedestrian, bicycle, bus and truck modes.

Overall: The Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS navigator is not the zippiest nor the most advanced navigator in the market. From a cold start, the device took less than two minutes to get a satellite signal. Route recalculations were prompt and the controls were very easy to use. The Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS navigator is the perfect model for those who are looking for an affordable yet reliable GPS navigator.

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Darty said...

I have used Garmin products before and like the reliability and performance. This unit works very well and in addition a great value price wise.

Cadert said...

The touch screen works perfectly - no more hassling with non-user friendly buttons. Very easy to navigate the GUI and always seems to find a signal quickly.

Best GPS said...

I bought my 250 just before we left on a month long trip through the southern US. It performed well. I loved the small size and portability.

Faert said...

It was amazingly sensitive and able to pick up satellites even on the ground floor of a two story house. We were able to find a Thai restaurant close to where we were staying in Forth Worth using the POI.

Bon Man said...

There is a learning curve on using it. If you are in an off map location like a parking lot, be sure to drive a short distance so that the GPS can determine where you are before you make any turns.