|The Garmin nuvi 265WT comes with preloaded City Navigator maps of US, and Canada that will be updated free of cost for this lifetime. This automotive GPS Receiver features a vivid sunlight readable 4.3-inch wide screen that displays driving directions, 2D and 3D maps and photos in brilliant colors. With more than 6 million points of interest this Garmin nuvi GPS navigator takes you to airports, gas stations, hospitals, hotels etc with ease. The Garmin nuvi 265WT provides turn-by-turn visual and spoken directions of street names. The Bluetooth wireless technology integrated into this automotive GPS Receiver lets you make hands free calls. The HotFix satellite prediction feature in this Garmin nuvi GPS navigator quickly calculates your position to take you to your destination at the earliest. With free lifetime traffic updates, the Garmin nuvi 265WT keeps you updated with traffic alerts so that you can avoid that area.|
|MPN||010-00575-10, 010-00575-10 010-00575-18, 010-00575-18|
|UPC||053759082674, 097278013856, 753759082758, 753759093556, 753759093839|
|User Interface||Touch Screen|
|Trip calculator||Route Recalculation|
|Battery Life||4 Hours|
The Garmin Nuvi 265WT offers integrated Bluetooth and a lifetime of free traffic alerts. The portable GPS also has a spacious touch screen and text-to-speech functionality.
We wish the audible traffic alerts and route recalculations were a little faster. Call quality was mixed.
"Despite some minor performance issues, the Garmin Nuvi 265WT is a good value GPS, offering a number of high-end features for an affordable price."
Average review score based on 66 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Easily the best value of any GPS unit I've come
across. Packed with features, it has everything
that I was looking for. 4.3" widescreen, real time
traffic updates free for life, and the bluetooth
handsfree technology for your cell phone. I looked
at the Insignia model from Best Buy which had the
same features but only gave the traffic updates
free for 6 months. With this Garmin model you
never pay for them. I think the only feature that
this model doesn't have is voice recognition. I couldn't find any Garmin models that had it, I found a Magellan model that you could speak the
directions to, but I just didn't feel that one
feature was absolutely necessary for me. And the price I was able to get on eBay was outstanding.
Bought a Garmin Nuvi 265WT back in 10/09. Been using it since. I went to Lubbock Texas and was looking for a Chevron gas station and it was recently closed, not bad. The next time it did this i was near Alpine or Grand Junction, Colorado, I was searching for a Chevron and it lead me to a house in the middle of no where.
Regular updates are very necessary and mine was up to date at the time. When nearing an exit or offramp it tells you which direction to turn at last minute when there is north and south or east and west, can be frustrating. Also, it names exits by there idetification number ex: 25A, 12B mostly and not the street name.
I was using this on 8/21/12 and it showed me the correct exit with the wrong street name. The name of the street was different for both east and west and the east street name was not on the sign post. When i got off the freeway and came from the south, then it showed the correct street name. Northbound had it's street name to the west and Southbound had it's name to the east. Should have just said to take this exit and then go left or east onto correct street, who programmed this, someone who knew the area.
For finding places to eat, banks, recreation, shopping, etc. does a pretty good job and gives you a telephone number of the business. Please keep in mind that if you use the search option, sometimes for certain places it can take a while to find and does not always list all the locations of a certain place of business happen there be more than one.
Used another GPS from Magellan and this gave clearer and more precise instructions before a last minute turn. It also had a walking gps and car.
Never really used the traffic option, yet i do live in Southern CA
All in all, the Garmin saved me a lot of times from being completely lost. Garmin should update their updates more frequently due to new construction of streets and businesses.
I have been using various GPS units for going on 20 years now. Garmin has always been my favorite, and this one is no exception. It has a ton of useful features, traffic sensing/avoiding, easy to use destination searching, bluetooth linking to phone (which makes the calling a hotel/restaurant you just searched for easy), even adding 3rd party POI (Points of Interest) is easy. I personally have added a 34rd party Red Light/Speed Camera warning system and all the Harley Davidson dealers in the US into the database.
My only complaint about the unit, as compared to my previous Garmin units, is with the sound. I wish they didn't take away the manual "wheel dial" to adjust the volume of the unit. You can adjust the volume, but you have to go to a specific menu and raise or lower it there. More annoying is that while the turn by turn directions, red light camera warnings, even the volume from playing an MP3 song is set perfectly, when I am talking on my phone via the bluetooth link, about 75% of the time, the volume is WAY TOO LOW (even when I have it set to 100%). I'm not sure it is the unit itself, or how it is linked to my iPhone, but my old Garmin did not have this problem, nor can I seem to resolve this issue.
this is the best GPS i think for the money.even though its an older model .I bought it because i can have one in each of my cars .and not have to transferr from one car to another.Also buy a spare battery they are cheap and easy to replace.This also has a 4 hour battery life..i dont like a builtin GPS as if i borrowed or rented a car i can use it in the car of the moment .also i can carry it in my pocket if im walking and i have a home charger for it also..most phone GPSsystems require a monthly service fee.. this does not ..and even if your map is old it works fine there are ways to get free map updates or at a reduced cost ..and its blutooth also..i have had my original one for over 3 years and use it every day with no problems ever..another nice feature is the DEAD ON accuracy of the speed indicator as my cars speedos are off enough to get me a ticket in a speed trap ..I preferr to mount mine on the front windshield so i can see the speed and distance im traveling far more safer then the factory speedo.
This Garmin Nuvi 265WT is an excellent GPS receiver, easy to use. Is a very great tool to find your destination, you can get the directions, conect a cell phone via bluetooth, and use it as a hand free.
It's widescreen allow you to view more details on the maps.