Garmin Nuvi 255WT

Garmin's Nuvi 255WT is a unique and powerful unit as it is not only a GPS navigation unit but a travelers' reference guide and a portable digital entertainment system — all in one. Available, in Europe, the Nuvi 255WT offers one of the most powerful GPS systems around as if offers amazingly detailed street mapping of particular countries, towns and regions, turn by turn directions in colorful 3D and 2D maps with its 480x272 pixel, 4.3" widescreen, touchscreen LCD display.

Garmin much like their competitors offer preinstalled maps and their Navigator NT software which has detailed points of interest information, giving 255WT users information on hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and other points of interest along your way. Unlike their competitors, the Garmin Nuvi 255WT allows users the ability to add custom points of interest, adding school zones, parks or anything else you'd want. You can also set how frequently the device will alert you on upcoming points of interest.

The Nuvi 255WT model adds lifetime traffic alerts to provide dependable delay information and keep you aware of jams, accidents and roadworks on your route. These alerts are informed by real-time data from reliable sources including the Highways Agency, police traffic control centres and more than 8000 traffic flow cameras and sensors on motorways and trunk roads across England, Wales and Scotland. This service is broadcast over a national network of FM radio stations to ensure an excellent reception.

The Nuvi 255WT's sleek, thin lightweight design allows users to the ability to easy carry the device in a pocket or a purse. But most interesting is the addition of a pre-installed picture viewer, a world traffic clock with tine zones, a currency converter and a measurement converter — all of which are helpful for international drivers. And there's the addition of Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature that no other manufacturer has produced yet. Plus there's the industry standard voice recognition program, allowing users to speak their destinations into the device. In addition, Garmin has a specialized choice of route program which allows users to program routes for the fastest or shortest route as well as route avoidance which will help drivers avoid traffic, construction and other delays based on real time results. A rechargeable lithium ion battery can get up to five continuous hours of usage on the road.

Garmin Nuvi 255WT advanced Cyclops safety camera database helps you travel with the confidence you are driving safely, responsibly and legally. As you approach one of hundreds of fixed, mobile and temporary safety cameras, variable limit or red light speed cameras across Europe, it gives an audible alert, overspeed warning and speed limit information.

But where Garmin differs from any other manufacturer on the market is that Garmin allows users to download custom vehicle icons to show your location on your GPS maps and users could download travel guides with more detailed information of points of interest, tourist sites and more information for curious users who want to know their destinations better than ever before. Plus, Garmin offers special information and deals for authorized dealers of Garmin-related products. And you can view your travel memories on the unit with a preinstalled picture viewer.