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Written by Steve
July 20, 2010
ONE OF THE BEST AUTO GPS
I bought this one since I can use it vertically. I always want to see those details on the map ahead of me ( for tho … More
• Pros: solid build. bright enough under the sun.
• Cons: 2.5mm phone jack. bad battery life ( all nuvi )
• Recommend? YES
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nuvi 295W offers a new take on an old favorite with Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3 MP camera with auto-focus, dual orientation capability and much more.
Dual-orientation with 1-touch navigation
Wi-Fi connectivity on the nuvi 295W provides a full desktop web experience with an HTML browser so you can surf the web whenever and wherever you choose. Check your e-mail, including Hotmail, G-mail, AOL mail, POP3 and IMAP, and view email attachments in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and JPG. You can also search an abundance of customer-rated points of interest (POIs), such as restaurants, hotels and more, using Google Local Search.
With a single tap on the dual-oriented screen, you can avoid writing down addresses and go straight to your destination. nuvi 295W offers 1-touch navigation from your e-mail, address book (with up to 5,000 contacts) and local search results. Additionally, the unique 3 MP camera geotags pictures so you can create routes to them. You can also send the picture to a friend to route to or upload to the web to auto-locate on a map.
Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
With an intuitive interface that greets you with simple, familiar icons and a scrollable menu, nuvi 295W is the perfect travel companion for getting around town. With a quick tap on an icon or flick of the menu, you can 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 for the U.S. and Canada with nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs) such as stores, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, gas stations, ATMs and more, and speed limits for most major roads. cityXplorer maps are also available for your nuvi 295W. cityXplorer maps provide the latest detailed roads and points of interest for metropolitan areas.
Go Beyond Navigation
nuvi 295W isn't just for navigation. A quick tap provides access to the lengthy feature set, including a calculator, stop watch, calendar, check lists and more. Also included are travel tools such as a JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter and current and 5-day weather forecasts. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect Photos and navigate to them. Garmin Locate automatically marks your position when you remove nüvi from your car so you'll never forget where you parked again, and nuvi 295W is compatible with the free Garmin Garage where you can download custom voices and vehicles. Enhance your travel experience with optional microSD cards.
Features and Tips
Here is a listing we have put together of some of the common
Nuvi 295W features
along with a few user tips that you may find of help for this particular item.
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
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands): no
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation): no
trafficTrends (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow): no
myTrends (predicts routes based on user's navigation behavior): no
3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D): no
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): yes
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
Bluetooth wireless technology: no
Garmin nuLink! Services: (receive accurate real-time travel information): no
FM traffic compatible: no
MSN Direct compatible: no
XM compatible for U.S: no
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe): yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Garmin Locate (marks position when removed from windshield mount): yes
ecoRoute (calculates a more fuel-efficient route) : no
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device): yes
Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device): yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator: yes
Picture viewer: yes
MP3 player: yes
Audio book player: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: yes
Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature): no (includes PIN protection)
Dead reckoning: no
Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.4"W x 2.3"H x .6"D (11.2 x 5.8 x 1.5 cm)
Display size, WxH: 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 3.55" diag (9.0 cm)