4.64.6 out of 5 stars
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Easy to use91% agree

Good value91% agree

Reliable performance82% agree

150 Reviews

by Top favorable review

Good deal

Works fine...a little old and little scuffed but at the price a steal!...I uploaded the latest maps for free from the garmin website...Cool beans!!!

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: dankliving

by Top critical review

Junk Garmin

The Garmin had a dead battery and could not be charged. Totally piece of junk. Lost my money
It started to work but quit. When i turned it on is said downloading maps. Then it went dead to a black screen.
Totally unhappy.
Mike Zettler Florida
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Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: realdeal_4_u


Replacing an older model Lowrance

Easy to use, having had a newer off-road Garmin for several years. Was hoping this would accommodate the
SD card from my older unit, but cannot get it to read so far. Still handy as a dash-mount system when heading
into unfamiliar territory.
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Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: citisurplus08


Lifesaver for traveling Europ

We used this Garmin to travel through Germany and Italy. It was a lifesaver. Very easy to navigate. Would recommend it to anyone. The price was excellent. A new Garmin and an Europe map download each cost more than the combined product did. Very Satisfied.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: estore19992016


The Friendly Little Get You There

As a compact, easy to observe and hear direction giver, the Garmin 260 is invaluable. Unlike Smartphone GPS devices, it's screen is big enough to watch and read without straining, yet not obtrusive like wider screen GPS models. Also unlike a Smartphone GPS, The various types of available mounts allow the device to be placed on the front window, on top of the dash, on a dash air vent, etc. I have mine on a flexible , removable "bean Bag" type mount that sits securely behind the steering wheel. Of course, the specific street name voice directions and the display of your driving speed are wonderfully convenient. The 260 was one of Garmin's earlier great successes and can now be very reasonably purchased in good working order for under $30.00.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: diamondsdirect09


Garmin GPS

easy to use perfect

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: cardmall


Garmin lite

Unit would not adhere to dash. Fell off twice, power connector broke. Had repaired, completely unreliable and I have owned many Garmins

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: apothecary99inc


Garmin Nuvi 260 3.5"(Yet the 4.3 inch screen is BETTER)

Originally had the Garmin Nuvi 260 4.3 inch screen which is larger than this one. I do prefer the larger screen, despite the size, this is an excellent GPS. It is also rated very well to excellent on ConsumerReports.org-SEE BELOW:

Garmin Nuvi 260
Price: $170
Summary: The Garmin Nuvi 260 has a 3.5-inch LCD screen. Notable features include photo viewer and trip computer. It has preloaded maps for U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Overall score
This score mainly reflects how easy a navigation system is to use, combined with factors such as information given, portability, and routing options. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.

Entering destination/POI ---GARMIN 260 RATING: EXCELLENT
Based on the logic and ease of programming an address or point of interest into the system. Includes whether the database allows dynamic searching for addresses, if letters are grayed out, ease of entering into navigation menus upon start-up, and ease of finding points of interest.

Info for driver ---GARMIN 260 RATING: VERY GOOD
Based on the on-screen and audible information given to the user during navigation. Includes type and font size of on-screen information, ability to speak proper street names, languages supported, and amount of audible information given including descriptions of the next maneuver.

Routing options ---GARMIN 260 RATING: GOOD
Based on the number of options for fine-tuning the route plotted by the system. Includes multi-destination routing, avoidance of toll roads, biking routes, walking routes, and RV/truck use. Also includes availability of foreign map databases.

Use of controls ---GARMIN 260 RATING: GOOD
Based on the design of the physical interface with the system. Includes size of on-screen icons, presence of hard keys, need to use a stylus instead of a fingertip, and ease of adjusting common functions like volume, brightness, and map zoom setting.

Mount design ---GARMIN 260 RATING: VERY GOOD
Considers how the mount is engineered, factoring size, security, and ease of installation.

Based on display size, brightness, contrast, and glare/reflections in bright sunlight. Considers ratio of screen size to overall device size for packaging efficiency.

Based on the size and weight of the unit, as well the size of the mount and the ability to easily detach the mount for packing.

Routing time ---GARMIN 260 RATING: VERY GOOD
Based on measurements of calculation time for plotting various trips with GPS reception active. Also includes system response time when operating data-entry menus, such as POI searching.

Tested battery life (hrs.) ---GARMIN 260 RATING: 4 hours
After being fully charge, the length of time in hours that the unit remained on, while set to full brightness.

Weight (oz.) ---GARMIN 260 RATING: 5.2 OUNCES
Measured weight of just the unit (excluding mount) in ounces rounded to the nearest tenth.
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Gives all expected.

Clear speech, clear screen view. Day/Night auto brightness adjust with manual override options. Small screen, but this size is great. Bigger unit would be blocking some more view, and would look like more of an attachment. Refresh rate is very good, I can track easily. Shows the upcoming street, your speed (cruise mode), and the direction (separate digital compass indicator). Starts fast. Route re-calculating is very fast. Portable from one vehicle to another.
Battery was off in about 30 mins. I had to connect to my lighter outlet. On this setting it's not possible to turn it off, only back to the stand by/charging mode. After every ignition on/off it starts by itself. Then you have to put it back to the stand by/charging mode again, till you unplug, and shut it off. A better battery time is a must.
For the $80 I paid (used from E-Bay) it makes me wonder how I did without it. I recommend it.
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Its simple, and usually acquires signal fast (in some ares it takes a long time). Its not always right or fastest route. It is very easy to use and it also has the ability to speak directions and street names. I have the 2010 maps for this and they still manage to tell me to turn on to non-existent roads. You can also put your camera's memory card in and view the photos.Read full review...

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