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Garmin nüvi 265W/265WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic (010-00575-10)
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The Garmin Nuvi 265 WT is a sophisticated and complex global positioning system (GPS) device. This widescreen navigator takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. It adds a crisp, widescreen display and comes with lifetime traffic and hands-free calling to simplify life on the go. Like the rest of the nüvi 205-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.
The Garmin Nuvi 265 WT is a device which can be summarized as being heavy in features and light on the wallet. This gadget provides the user with all the possible GPS technologies without burning a hole in the pocket. It has user friendly maps and intuitive menus making it easy to use.
It looks almost identical to other recent nuvis, featuring a slim black case and 4.3-inch widescreen display. Unlike the more expensive nuvi 7x5 series, the Garmin Nuvi 265 WT does not use a powered windshield mount. Instead, you have to plug the power adapter directly into the back of the GPS.
Like other Garmin nuvi GPS devices, the Garmin Nuvi 265 WT excels in the ease of use department. The map is easy to read, menus are intuitive, and an updated interface makes it easier to view traffic alerts. Features are nicely integrated so as not to needlessly clutter the screen. For example, telephone controls only appear when the nuvi is actively paired with a Bluetooth phone.
It includes good quality text to speech technology and FM traffic which enables the user to get around from the traffic jams. This device offers a properly designed map screen, a large POI database and a sleek body. The Garmin Nuvi 265 WT has preloaded integrated software, so the user does not have to load any additional software to get the device started.
The Garmin Nuvi 265 WT does a good job choosing routes that make sense, and gracefully handles missed turns, automatically recalculating a new course within a few seconds of missing a turn. An updated map screen now includes an upcoming turn indicator, and speed limit information is displayed.
The navigation planning is operated by touch screen. However, the internal speaker is very weak, making it difficult to hear even on the highest volume. Even the touch screen is not as sensitive as expected to be. The navigation system is not voice activated.
The Garmin Nuvi 265 WT also lacks lane assist, 3-D building view, and speedy map frame rate. Also missing from the nuvi 265WT is multi destination routing, an FM transmitter, multi-media features (no mp3 player), and Garmin Locate.
The Garmin Nuvi 265 WT is a good deal for people who want the all the necessary features without paying higher. It is nicely priced, portable and user friendly making it a decent buy for someone who is looking for a solid GPS system with multimedia features.
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