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Garmin nuvi 250

“Can't find satellite.”

Written on: 21/10/2011 by Peter283 (1 review written)

If it can find a satellite it is fairly good-I have been directed right to the hotel door in France. However on many occassions it cannot locate satellite and yesterday we were approaching our destination before it acquired a satellite… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“I have had this one for two years and have had...”

Written on: 21/04/2011

I have had this one for two years and have had problems with freezing and not being able to find satellites.Then one day recently it froze completely and now does not work.I have downloaded updates 3 times and it still does not work.I have been on the Garmin website which I find almost as confusing as the
nuvi.I am from UK and there does not seem to be any help with repairing only in the states.I have sent 4 emails and have never had a reply.It's now in the bin.What a waste of space and I will… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“cannot understand the negative comments.I have a nuvi...”

Written on: 11/10/2010

cannot understand the negative comments.I have a nuvi 250 which gives instructions which are almost too quick in succession in city conditions. It gives the local speed limit, my speed and a fairly accurate and regularly updated ETA.I adjust the map scale to suit the the type of motoring I am doing My only criticism is it sometimes takes you off a motorway ,usually to avoid traffic when it would probably be less stressful sitting in the traffic. Have just travelled 2000 miles around France with… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“Agree with other posts here, the garmin doesn't...”

Written on: 25/09/2010

Agree with other posts here, the garmin doesn't differentiate between any other road apart from motorways and will regularly take you 'off road' to cut a corner (irrespective of fastest or shortest mode settings) which proved very frustrating sround cornwall (lanes with grass growing in the middle and hedges huging each wing mirror either side)
Also takes an absolute age to locate satelites.

generally easy to operate and clear instructions when co-operating on decent roads… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“Garmin Nuvi 255 ”

Written on: 28/06/2010

Garmin Nuvi 255
Garbage. After a day in Alton Towers, I needed satnav to help me get back on to the M1 towards Leeds. My Garmin took me in the complete wrong direction, down an un-made road (and I mean un-made). Grass in the middle of the road, broken cattle grids and wildlife I'd never seen before. There was nowhere and no room to turn around so I just had to follow the satnav's advice. After about 20 minutes we ended up being surrounded by huge rockfaces and a sign telling us that we were… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“I have had this for about two years and it kept...”

Written on: 17/06/2010

I have had this for about two years and it kept telling me to update the maps. To be honest I had noticed that things like roundabouts etc were missing on certain journeys. So I steeled myself and sat down at the computer to update. What a palaver...so complicated...and at the end a bill of over £150 to update. So have chucked in the bin and bought a new TomTom which is much easier and only cost about £20 to update. BIG TIP! Find out how much the updating costs before you buy… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“An outstanding piece of kit. I used this in February...”

Written on: 27/04/2010 by prudent buyer (7 reviews written)

An outstanding piece of kit. I used this in February to drive to the French Alps and the unit never missed a beat. It picked up on all the motorway slip roads in France, and all the instructions were clear, had good prior notice and never once left me wondering which way it meant for us to go. I would have no hesitation in recommending this little beauty… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“I thought for £180 quid I would get a better product...”

Written on: 16/11/2009

I thought for £180 quid I would get a better product than my previous Navman. I was wrong. My old Navman was £99. and very good. I would not recommend this nuvi sat nav as it often sends you ona wild goose chase, has painfully tedious menus, entering destinations for example is tiresome. The voices are poorly programmed with speech impediments and poor pronounciaion. All in all rather poor and to be avoided as there are some really good systems out there for the same money or less… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“My Garmin nuvi 250 is always loosing sat signal my...”

Written on: 29/09/2009

My Garmin nuvi 250 is always loosing sat signal my other GPS a Mio very rarely ever looses signal I would never ever buy another Garmin product for the one i have is a piece of rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“The Garmin Nuvi 250W has been the biggest waste of...”

Written on: 21/09/2009

The Garmin Nuvi 250W has been the biggest waste of £170 I think I have ever spent. It has been literally worse than useless, unable to locate signals for sometimes several hours and then losing the signal with the familiar and depressing "lost satellite signal". It's not possible to give a product any stars whatsoever if it won't do what it was purchased for - to navigate. My wife bought a TomTom and it is superb, locating satellite signals within seconds even when indoors, whereas the Garmin… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“Really easy to use, gives you plenty of time before a...”

Written on: 28/08/2009

Really easy to use, gives you plenty of time before a junction, this is much better than the tom tom i had before which broke after a short time, would definitely buy a Garmin again, my husband has just brought the 255 model with EU… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“The sad thing is the garmin nuvi is a great looking...”

Written on: 04/08/2009 by telsreviews (6 reviews written)

The sad thing is the garmin nuvi is a great looking little unit. I like the size, the weight, it was easy to use and looked great on the windscreen. Unfortunately the mapping, among many other things, was horrendous!
- the map routing left me with serious doubts. I drove on roads that I'm not even sure were fit for cars. I now see where all the stupid 'I nearly drove off a cliff in the dead of night' stories come from.
- the verbal instructions weren't timely enough (either too late or too… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“The Garmin nuvi is the worst piece of electrical kit I...”

Written on: 22/07/2009

The Garmin nuvi is the worst piece of electrical kit I have ever had. Work gave me this one which it why it is still intact today, I would have driven over it a long time ago if I had brought it.

It can't find a thing, I have been though 3 chargers, the options are terrible, it tells you to stay on the motorway at every junction as if you were 6 years old.

In short, DO NOT BUY THIS SAT NAV!… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“The Garmin nuvi 250 is very easy to use and has good...”

Written on: 14/07/2009 by charlie028 (1 review written)

The Garmin nuvi 250 is very easy to use and has good battery life… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“I got a Garmin nuvi 250 to replace a Tomtom. Very...”

Written on: 10/06/2009 by steveop (1 review written)

I got a Garmin nuvi 250 to replace a Tomtom. Very disapointed. It has taken me across country a few times avoiding motorways, can't get it to use motorways first. Nearly missed a flight 2 days ago as it decided to take me trough lots of little villages in Holland and Germany, instead of taking the motorway. Please try and imagine the stress in the car with the family at 4 in the morning… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“need to update the Garmin nuvi 250 for caravaning as...”

Written on: 30/05/2009

need to update the Garmin nuvi 250 for caravaning as end up down roads when towing… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“If there were an option to put in minus number in the...”

Written on: 11/05/2009 by silemin (1 review written)

If there were an option to put in minus number in the review I would! There is a function on the Garmin nuvi 250 to take you the fastest and shortest route, more often than not you'll be on single track roads getting stuck behind tractors or on dirt tracks getting stuck behind sheep. Both have happend to me. I was at Birkenhead ferry terminal and thought, how long would it take me to get to Stranraer ferry terminal. The sat nav said go on the ferry to belfast then on the ferry to Stranraer. It… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“in general Garmin nuvi 250 is 'okay' - it might be my...”

Written on: 12/04/2009 by lucy martin (1 review written)

in general Garmin nuvi 250 is 'okay' - it might be my luck to need particular places that aren't accurate. it can go wonky in mid-stream, where I know where I am going but suddenly 'recalculation' occurs. I regularly plug it into my PC and supposedly it needs no updates but i beg to differ… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Garmin nuvi 250

“Places of interest very easily downloaded. Wish it...”

Written on: 29/03/2009

Places of interest very easily downloaded. Wish it could go straight into postcode search rather than having to select a country first. Having UK instead of England, Wales and Scotland. I found the Garmin nuvi 250 pretty easy to use, user friendly… Read Full Review

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Garmin nuvi 250

“I am a surveyor and make several visits a day all over...”

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

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