Garmin n¨švi 250 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Silver)
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Product Description

Simple navigation at an affordable price--that's n¨švi 250. This entry-level Personal Travel Assistant comes with preloaded maps for North America, including all of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. For added flexibility, choose n¨švi 270 with preloaded maps for both continents or save more with n¨švi 200 which offers less map coverage at a lower price. Like all n¨švi 200-series members, the 250 features an easy-to-use colorful touchscreen and ultra-slim design--perfect for everyday navigation.



The n¨švi 250 comes preloaded with maps for North America, and features an easy-to-use touchscreen and ultra-slim design.


Configurable vehicle icons let you select car-shaped graphics.


n¨švi 250 accepts custom points of interest (POIs). View larger.
Smart, Powerful Design
The n¨švi 250 is built with a high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver for extreme accuracy, as well as an SD card slot for storing your media and additional navigation tools, and a USB interface for loading data. All this is wrapped up in a package that measures 3.8 x 2.8 x .8 inches (W x H x D) and weighs just 5.2 ounces. The n¨švi 250's 3.5-inch (diagonal) display is touchscreen-enabled, making it a cinch to control the device with your fingertips. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to five hours of battery life depending on use.

Navigate with Ease
n¨švi 250 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and n¨švi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. In addition, n¨švi 250 accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.

Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. n¨švi 250 features many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. It also comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Optional plug-in SD cards for our line of Garmin Travel Guides and Garmin SaversGuide provide detailed data for attractions and information on nearby merchants offering discounts, so you can customize n¨švi for your travel needs.

Note: Like most USB Mass Storage Devices, the n¨švi is not compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me.


What's in the Box
n¨švi 250, preloaded City Navigator NT for North America (full coverage), vehicle suction cup mount, vehicle power cable, dashboard disk, and set up and go guide.

Simple navigation at an affordable price--that's n¨švi 250. This entry-level Personal Travel Assistant comes with preloaded maps for North America, including all of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. For added flexibility, choose n¨švi 270 with preloaded maps for both continents or save more with n¨švi 200 which offers less map coverage at a lower price. Like all n¨švi 200-series members, the 250 features an easy-to-use colorful touchscreen and ultra-slim design--perfect for everyday navigation.Smart, Powerful Design! The n¨švi 250 is built with a high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver for extreme accuracy, as well as an SD card slot for storing your media and additional navigation tools, and a USB interface for loading data. All this is wrapped up in a package that measures 3.8 x 2.8 x .8 inches (W x H x D) and weighs just 5.2 ounces. The n¨švi 250's 3.5-inch (diagonal) display is touchscreen-enabled, making it a cinch to control the device with your fingertips. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to five hours of battery life depending on use.Navigate with Ease! n¨švi 250 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more.

Features:
  • Psmap 530; Without Dual Beam Transducerr
  • Sleek, Pocketable Form Factor
  • Thinner Than Current Nuvi?
  • No Flip-Up Antenna
  • Full Us & Canada Coverage

Customer Reviews:

  • Garmin GPS
    I love my Garmin GPS it was very easy to use. I will tell a friend about it. Two thumb up. ...more info
  • never to be lost again
    I love my nuvi garmin gps. Even if I make a wrong turn, the "lady" is always there refiguring the route. No more trying to read signs in the dark, she does it all for me. So glad I purchased it....more info
  • Garmin 250
    This product works great, it just seems as though the battery doesn't lat 5 hours like it says it does...other than that, it's great!...more info
  • Met all my expectations
    I purchased the GPS as a last minute birthday gift for my daughter who was leaving for college for the first time....500 miles away. Not being familiar with the area, I thought a GPS would be a perfect gift as well as giving me peace of mind knowing she will never get lost. The over night shipping was essential as we were leaving the next day. I was able to track the package and was relieved when it arrived in time. She was so excited when she opened it and we were able to take it straight from the box to mounted in her car. Thanks Amazon.com! ...more info
  • big problems with recharing
    We have a TomTom One and a Nuvi 250. The TomTom is much better! When the Garmin needs to be recharged, it becomes useless. There is a glitch that keeps us from using the Nuvi 250 while it is recharging, whether it is plugged into the wall, the PC, or the car. So, we can use it only when fully charged, and then have to stop using it when it needs to be recharged. Visits to the Garmin website have not resolved the problem. Also, the TomTom allows more customization, such as a choice between an alphabetical or qwerty keyboard. Who uses an alphabetical keyboard? The ability to change a route when there is a need for a detour is another shortcoming of the Garmin. Finally, the cost of upgrades negates what looked like a good price at the outset....more info
  • Amazing, affordable and simple.
    First of all, I can't begin to explain on how amazing this little GPS is. I am not afraid to admit that I'm HORRIBLE with any sort of directions, but this Nuvi helps me out so much. Its so simple, easy to see, and the color pink adds some girlyness to it.

    Cons: It takes a little while to acquire the satelites, especially when you first turn it on, and sometimes you need to switch between the Fastest Route and Shortest Distance because the directions are kinda weird.
    But other than that, anyone who isn't looking to spend a fortune on a GPS, this is definetely the one for you....more info
  • Excellent GPS Works Very well
    I got this for my brother. He loves it and I tried it once. It is easy to use and give great directions. If you want it to actually say street names instead of just turn here, then you need to get a more expensive model....more info
  • Everything you need, at a great price.
    First off let me say that this is my 3rd Garmin product. My 1st Garmin (C330) I sold when I got a car with built-in Navigation and the second belongs to my brother, but I borrowed it a lot (Nuvi 350). None of the previous Garmins ever broke or had any problems. With that knowledge, I wanted to buy a really cheap new navigation for another vehicle I had purchased. Something cheap enough to leave in the glove box and not have to worry about it. The Nuvi 250 is perfect for that.

    The Nuvi 250 is about the size of a deck of playing cards, and does not have any antennas to extend which is nice (see my included photo). There is only one button on the unit to turn it on or lock the display. The 3.5" touch-screen is very bright and easily viewable day or night. Additionally, based on the time of day it can automatically switch into night mode. Included in the box are a car charger, suction mount, and a plastic disc to stick to your dashboard if you can't suction it on the window. It's a very well constructed device and feels solid belying its low price tag.

    The built in maps include the USA and Canada, with plenty of points-of-interest (gas stations, banks, shopping, and the like). You can set your route by shortest distance or shortest time, and the map can be viewed in 3D or flat. The top of the map shows how far to your next turn and which way to turn, the bottom right displays your arrival time, and is actually pretty accurate (see my other photo). Moreover, you can find places along your route and navigate to them and then your destination. While the voice prompts are nice and loud, the Nuvi 250 does not say street names. If you miss your turn it's quick to re-route you, and takes very little time to calculate your route initially.

    The only negatives I have are: 1) I'm not fond of the way it automatically zooms in and out as your drive, I guess I'll get used to it, but I like to be zoomed in all the way, all the time. 2) Sometimes I'd rather not have the voice prompts on, but my C330 used to offer an option to just make a chime noise instead of talking which I liked better. 3) It does not come with a case or a home charging cable, which would have been nice.

    All in all... I does not have a lot of features (no traffic, no big screen, no Bluetooth) but it navigates very well, is easy to use, and is well worth the price....more info
  • Garmin Nuvi VS TomTom ONE
    I have owned a TomTom ONE, and this Nuvi 250, and I prefer the TomTom, however there are SOME features the Nuvi has which I would prefer. When you get to your destination, the Nuvi tells you it is on the "Left", or "Right". The TomTom does not, so you are left to wonder which side of the street your address is on at night when it is difficult to see house numbers.. The voice on the Nuvi sounds "tinny" as opposed to the TomTom. There are more display items on the screen on the TomTom. I don't need to see my speed, as I have a speedometer to show me my speed. I'd rather have a compass on the main screen instead. IF I were purchasing another, I would definitely get the TomTom. Additionally, the Nuvi announces my next turn in tenths of a mile, which is easier to understand than so many feet as the TomTom announces....more info
  • Kim in Austin Texas
    Perfect for getting to my sales calls without wasting gas and time trying to navigate from directions or trying to read your mapquest while driving!

    Just don't order the car charger it comes with it.... :)...more info
  • Nuvi 250 Mexico; lousy Mexico maps, no U.S. maps at all
    Amazon says that the Nuvi 250 Mexico comes with both U.S. and Mexico maps; it does not have any U.S. maps at all. The maps of Mexico, Tampico comes to mind, are terrible. We were routed the wrong way down one way streets, and sent through the docks. No toll roads were ever chosen, although they could have avoided major delays. I assume that the other Garmin products use these Mexico maps so watch out, they are awful....more info
  • Elegant piece of crap
    Before I purchased Garmin 650, I didn't have any GPS, so my travels were based on Google or Mapquest maps. Garmine 650 cheated me thrice by giving incorrect information. Yesterday I took my family to South Lake Tahoe, CA. We been there 4-5 times and this was our first visit to Tahoe after the Garmin purchase. The configuration on the GPS was set for the Fastest Time(Factory settings). We thought we would follow our new travel companion (Nuvi 650) although it misbehaved earlier times. It took a different route and we reached 5 hours later at the destination. Instead of pretty straight route I680-I80-US50 it showed us Pittsburgh,Antioch,Stockton, Lodi and what not and finally put us on 50 without touching I80 at all. Even though we followed the route, intermittently it gave us Off-Route and recalculated the routes so many times.

    While coming back as soon as we reached I80 Nuvi asked us to take a different route and the estimated travel time was showing 3 hrs 45 mins(fastest route). But since we knew the route, we followed I-80 and after a while recalculated and showed estimated time as 3 hrs 15 mins.

    I am not satisfied with this GPS and would not recommend this. I guess I have to take the print(Google or Mapquest) for long distance travel....more info
  • Awesome for travel
    I bought this for extensive travel in Southern California this summer and it has been wonderful. I have not needed a map at all--just download the updated maps from the Garmin website and you are set. You can also use settings to avoid freeways, etc., which has been nice for seeing more of Los Angeles. If you screw up and make a wrong turn, it automatically recalculates to find an new route. I am recommending this to all of my friends. Anyone who says they are "directionally challenged" while driving should have one of these. ...more info
  • I like it
    It is easy to use although I have a few questions and there is not a manual and I did not see a way to get answers at their website.

    For the most part I really do like it a lot.

    Bonnie Benson...more info
  • Good value for the money
    For a simple GPS system, it works well. It doesn't have Text-To-Speech, which means that it says "turn left in 300 feet" not "Turn left on Main Street in 300 feet". For me, that works fine as the less it talks the better. Selects good routes, is simple to set up and use and is easily updated from the web (which i would recommend doing right away as there were numerous updates available, including GPS firmware updates). If you want alot of bells and whistles, you will be disappointed. If you want a simple, trustworthy GPS device for a low cost, this is for you....more info
  • GREAT GPS!
    This was my first experience using a GPS. I flew into an area I've never beeen to before and proceeded to drive my son across country to college.
    The Garmin Nuvi 250 was amazing. With no prior experience it was very easy to begin using. The Garmin not only gave me easy voice command directions,but also allowed me the ease of finding the closest fuel station, place to stay and where to find my favorite restaurants. During a horrible 2:00 a.m. thunder storm, the road was impossible to see clearly, but with the garmin I could easily see any sharp turns to expect in the up coming road. ...more info
  • Garmin 250
    In my opinion Garmin nuvi 250 is a very good product. The estimated arrival time to my destinations has been very accurate so far and it had been able to find most of my destinations. I work on the road all the time and it helps me to find really good shortcuts that before having Garmin I was not aware of. The only ting that I am not so thrilled about is that it needs to be plugged all the time to the AC connector/charger because its battery does not last long if it is not connected.
    Also, if you are thinking on buying this product go ahead and by the upgrade. If you live in a big city, the maps in Garmin 250 might not have the newest streets or new highways uploaded. I might go for it as well pretty soon....more info
  • Garmin GPS 250
    Works great purchased for my daughter, I have a 260 model it works great. However the voice for english needs changed to a younger voice and even a choice of voices to use would be nice....more info
  • Garmin is the way to go
    Love the product. I have tried Tom Toms and Mio's and have not found one that I find as easy to use as this one. We won't travel without a gps and the Garmin is exceptional....more info
  • Garmin
    This is the best instant map to find your way around big cities.
    esp. when detours occure almost everday, and sometime the road turns out to be a one way street....more info
  • Great product
    Bought this for my husband for Christmas and he has been very happy with it's use. The only thing he would have liked (which is included in the step above this model) is for the names of the streets to be spoken. Other than that, he is happy with all the features. All our friends seem to prefer the Garmin by far....more info
  • no battery life, tech support are idiots
    You can't register it w/o downloading a browser plugin. Said plugin won't install. FAQ says you need new drivers. New drivers don't install. Tech support looks for a familiar word in your complaint and emails a cut and paste response based on that one word.

    Oh, and the battery is only good for a few minutes....more info
  • Nice Navigator
    I purchased this Nuvi as a gift for the man in my life. So far, he's found his way back to me each time he has left the house so, I'd say it works pretty good. He has had no problems, or complaints. He can no longer claim to have "been on the way to buy milk for the kids and accidentally made a wrong turn that led him to the entrance to the Gold Club". I'd say it was worth every penny. ...more info
  • Worth the Price Paid
    Purchased the Nuvi 250 just before going on vacation to California. We traveled from Anaheim through Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, and Santa Barbara; and all points in between. Worked great everywhere. I highly recommend
    it. It's got all the bang for the buck....more info
  • Great buy! No regrets!
    I needed this to help me get to and from my new job. Im in my mid to late 20s living in the Chicago suburbs my whole life and still dont know the expressway layout.

    This thing gets me where I need to be with no questions of how to operate it AND I still have never even touched the owners manual.

    Ive had it about 3+ weeks so far and love it....more info