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Garmin nuvi 265WT Wide-Screen Bluetooth Automotive GPS System with Lifetime Traffic

Garmin nuvi 265WT Wide BT Automotive GPS System with Lifetime Traffic
Item No.010-00575-10
Retail Price:$219.99
Our Price:$199.99
ConditionNew Retail Box (NOT Refurbished)
ReturnableYes (See our Return Policy)
WarrantyTiger 30 Day, Manufacturer 1 Year
UPC753759093839

Details

Get the big picture and big features for a small price with the Garmin nuvi 265WT. This widescreen navigator takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name. It adds a crisp, widescreen display to the nuvi 265T and comes with lifetime traffic and hands-free calling to simplify life on the go. Like the rest of the nuvi 205-series, this portable navigator is priced right and ultra-easy to use.

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With nüvi 265WT's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read - from any direction.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

nuvi 265WT's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where to?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator NT street maps, over 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and smooth map updates as you navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. In addition, nuvi 265WT accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. With HotFix satellite prediction, nuvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Make Hands-free Calls

For hands-free calling, nuvi 265WT integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 265WT while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nuvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.

Avoid Traffic Tie-ups

Steer clear of traffic with nuvi 265WT's integrated FM traffic receiver. Receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch nuvi's screen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.

Take It With You

Like the rest of the nuvi 205-series, nuvi 265WT sports a sleek, slim design and fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. nuvi 265WT includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock, automatic time zone transition, currency converter, unit converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download Google Panoramio pictures via the Garmin Connect Photos website and navigate to them. The 265WT is compatible with optional enhanced MSN Direct content and free Garmin Garage where you can download animated vehicles that show your location on the map. It also comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in SD cards such as Garmin Travel Guides for detailed data on attractions.

Get the newest maps available and navigate with confidence with Garmin's nüMaps Guarantee. Simply register your new Garmin nüvi or zumo at my.garmin.com (click here) within 60 days of first using your device, and if there is a new map version available, you'll be able to download it for free! Or if you prefer, you can have a map DVD mailed to you for $10. With the Garmin nuMaps Guarantee, you'll be up-to-date when you hit the road.

Garmin nuvi 205 Series Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the nuvi 205 series?
A: The Garmin nuvi 205 series currently consists of nuvi models 205, 205W, 255, 255W, 265T, 265WT, and 275T. It is Garmin's entry-level offering and replaces the nuvi 200 series.

Q: Why is the nuvi 200 series being replaced? What's wrong with them?
A: There's no problem at all with the nuvi 200 series, and they're still a great buy! Garmin developed the 205 series to offer basic features at an entry-level price, but unlike the 200s, the 205s are upgradeable to higher-end functions such as live traffic.

Q: What's the difference in the nuvi 205 series models?
A: The nuvi 205 is the base-level unit, with a 3.5" diagonal screen, basic voice directions, and maps of the lower 48 United States pre-loaded. The nuvi 255 adds text-to-speech voice prompts (speaks street names) and maps of Canada & Alaska. Upgrade to the nuvi 265T for Bluetooth and an included FM traffic receiver; upgrate to the 275T for all that plus maps of Europe as well as North America. Add a "W" to the model name, such as the 205W, 255W and 265WT, and you've got a wide-screen unit with a 4.3" diagonal display.

Q: What options do I have for live traffic on a nuvi 205 series model?
A: The nuvi 265T, 265WT and 275T all come with an FM traffic receiver, providing real-time road alerts in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. All nuvi 205 series models also allow the user to upgrade to the GDB 55 MSN Direct Receiver. In addition to live traffic, MSN Direct also provides enhanced content such as weather forecasts, gas prices, movie times, local events, news tickers and more. The MSN Direct receiver is an improvement on the basic receiver that comes with the 265T models.

Q: What's the difference between the nuvi 205 series and the nuvi 700 series?
A: The nuvi 700 series is Garmin's high-end offering. To illustrate the difference, we can compare a nuvi 760 to a nuvi 265WT. Both are pre-loaded with U.S. & Canada maps, give text-to-speech voice prompts, have 4.3" screens, Bluetooth, and included traffic receivers. The nuvi 760, however, also has multiple-point routing and multiple-route storage - the nuvi 265WT can only go A-to-B with one stop in between, while the nuvi 760 will allow the user to input any number of addresses, sort them, and save the trip in its memory. Thus the 760 is a better choice for real estate agents and traveling salespeople, as well as users who want more control over their routes. The nuvi 760 also has multimedia features, including an MP3 player, audio book player, FM transmitter, and headphone jack, allowing the user to listen to music or literature in the car or on foot.

Garmin nuvi 205 Series Feature Matrix

nuvi 205 nuvi 205W nuvi 255 nuvi 255W nuvi 265T nuvi 265WT nuvi 275T
Screen Size 3.5" 4.3" 3.5" 4.3" 3.5" 4.3" 3.5"
Text-to-Speech no no Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Loaded Lower 48 States Maps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Loaded Canada & Alaska Maps no no Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Loaded Europe Maps no no no no no no Yes
FM Traffic Included no no no no Yes Yes Yes
MSN Direct Add-on Add-on Add-on Add-on Add-on Add-on Add-on
Bluetooth no no no no Yes Yes Yes
Retail Price $199.99 $249.99 $249.99 $299.99 $299.99 $349.99 $399.99
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Package Includes

What's in the Box:

  • nüvi 265WT
  • Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America (full coverage)
  • Lifetime traffic¹
  • FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount ²
  • USB cable
  • Dashboard disc
  • Quick start manual

¹Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin product or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier. Not transferable to another Garmin model. Traffic content not available for all areas. See www.navteq.com/rdstraffic for traffic coverage areas and www.garmin.com/traffic for program License Agreement containing complete terms and conditions.

²Notice to Drivers in California and Minnesota: State law prohibits drivers in California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be used. Garmin and Tiger GPS do not take any responsibility for any fines, penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of disregarding this notice. (See California Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes 2005, Section 169.71)

Tech Specs

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.4 x 2.0 cm)
Display size, WxH: 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
Display type: WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight: 6.1 ounces (147.42 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 4 hours
Waterproof: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: yes (US & Canada)
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 0

Features:

Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : yes
Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation): no
3-D map view: yes
3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D): no
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): no
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Hands-free calling with Bluetooth wireless technology: yes
FM traffic compatible: yes
XM Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
MSN Direct for U.S. compatible: yes
Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat): no
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Garmin Locate (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
Picture viewer: yes
Garmin Garage (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): no
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lockô (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no
Geocaching-friendly: no
Additional: This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows 2000 or later and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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