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Written on: 20/03/2009 by edulfing (3 reviews written)
I am a surveyor and make several visits a day all over the North West of England. I think the problem with The Garmin Nuvi 250 is that the postcode data seems to me to be incomplete, it doesn't know about 20% of the addresses I put in and if it does recognise the postcode it seems quite likely to take me somewhere just round the corner. It also has a peculiar method of keying in addresses.
So if you just want a satnav to use once in a while to get from one town to another then this is probably… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/01/2009 by kamal5 (1 review written)
Iam a taxi driver who needs sat nav just about every day. I found the Garmin nuvi 250 quite easy to use compared to the Tom Tom. The touch screen facily allowing you to find addresses near by and house is excellent but un like the tom tom Garmin seem to be very poor at provinding the map updates… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/12/2008
Extremely user friendly. In general clear concise verbal instructions, backed by clear road map on screen. Device appears well made and durable. We have named our Nuvi 'Garmina'. She took us to the Alps and back avoiding the toll roads. More time taken but a much more pleasant journey. The money saved on tolls, paid for the sat nav. My wife was able to relax, instead of map reading and the projected time of arrival meant that we were able to plan our stops and still arrive in daylight. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/12/2008 by ToughTourer (1 review written)
I don't normally leave reviews but I read one review on this site which slated the Garmin nuvi 250 - as it kept telling the driver to get off the motor way at every exit. Well it does do this when its set in "bicycle" mode !! Equally if its set in "pedestrian" mode you might not fit he car down the recommended paths !!! I've driven all around the UK with is unit and its perfect. I also taken it on tour in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland etc and it navigated perfrectly.
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Written on: 16/09/2008 by bill bloggs (1 review written)
I think my Garmin Nuvi 250 is not fit for pupose. It was unable to locate a hotel in andorra, rubbish instructions regarding safety cameras ie continual buzzing with the wrong information regarding the speed on the motorway in France. It was as if the screen information was refering to the old roads and not the motorway. On coming up through france I was told to leave the motorway at every exit. The only way to Calais was to turn the 250 off. Am I the only one who doesn't rate sat/navs?… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2008 by GrumpyEsq (13 reviews written)
I originally bought a TomTom One, but it had to go back to the shop because it didn't work. The Garmin Nuvi 250 turns out to have been a very good buy. Finding airports and hotels is easy because they are already on the database. I also found a carpark for a long walk in the North York Moors by entering only the map reference. Best of all, when driving across central London in convoy with another car using a TomTom, the Garmin navigated me by a different, quicker route. That's blind luck, I… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/06/2008 by TwinCam (33 reviews written)
I bought a Garmin Nuvi 250 for my second car, and I think this is one of the best sat navs out, garmin are a quality make and I have tried a couple now [on lone]. Much better than my RAC 200, and some big name brands I have used. The Nuvi locates satelities very fast, even in the middle of my house and is very accurate to. Good battery life 3+ hours. Good routing, never had any trouble getting places or finding them in the search. Unit is well built. Is easy to use, and has a nice clear… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/06/2008
Although I liked the screen on my Garmin nuvi 250, ease of programming and loudness of voice, I found it look ages to locate a signal which made it a waste of time if you are starting off from an inner city location… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/05/2008 by dizzyfizzy1 (32 reviews written)
I bought the Garmin Nuvi 250 to replace the TomTom one that I had before, I was going to buy another TomTom but the salesman at Halfords told me to take a look at the Garmin Nuvi 250 as he said it was a lot more value for money.
I need a sat nav that is reliable, fast and easy to use and hard wearing as I use it every day for my locksmiths business.
Compared to the TomTom I had before this Garmin really is in a different league, it is smaller, stronger, easier and faster to use and the mount is… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/02/2008 by baldygitt (1 review written)
I just bought the new Garmin 250w to replace an Evesham 2500. I have been using Garmins for a few years now at work (I am a truck driver) and that influenced my purchase. I find the Garmins in general are quick to track satellites, are very accurate and I think are the easiest of all makes to use. Bloke in the shop tried to sell me a Tom Tom, but having used them I would not recommend one… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/01/2008
All in all the Garmin Nuvi is a satisfactory purchase: although I'm a first time user, so have no Sat Nav experience to compare… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/01/2008 by Mushy83 (5 reviews written)
The Garmin Nuvi 250 was my first sat nav, and and I am pleased with it, apart from the issue of the holder. I don't have anything to compare it to, but if I were to choose again I would probably go for something that is less likely to break, like the Tom Tom… Read Full Review
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