Garmin 260W GPS Review

April 7, 2009

The Garmin nuvi 260W is Garmin’s top selling entry level nuvi 200 series. A 4.3″ wide screen version of the smaller nuvi 260, the 260W is similar to it in many ways.  It says the actual street names in real time too.  It has all of the data pre-loaded onto your receiver so all you need to do is turn it on and go! It uses a simple text-to-speech program.

Most people who own the Nuvi 260 tout its intuitive design and easy to use interface saying that it’s simple to operate without even reading through the Quick Start manual that’s provided, and also appreciate its built-in antennae.

With the free Garmin Garage feature, users can completely customize their travel experiences by choosing from many different car-shaped icons to represent their position on the map display.

Read the full Garmin 260W GPS Review.

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One Comment

  • charlie cooper April 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I did my homework before buying my first GPS unit. I did not want nor need the top

    of line units with all the bells and whistles. I had rented a couple of cars with

    GPS units and found out what I liked and what I didn’t like. First off, do not but

    any unit without the text to speech feature. Without this feature the unit will tell

    you that your turn is approaching but not the name of the street. The text to speech

    feature will speak the name of the street that you need to turn on. This feature is

    a must have. Without it you will staring at the screen waiting for the update to see

    if you are nearing your turn. With this feature you can listen without the need to

    be looking at the screen. The wide face is very easy to see. I knew that it did not

    come with a carrying case but since it never leaves my car that was no big deal. I

    also bought the bean bag holder and I have not even used the suction cup. I was

    warned that thieves may target cars with a suction cup ring on the windshield as

    they assume that the unit is in the car. I stow the unit in my center console when

    not in use and put the bean bag under the seat. This unit starts up in about 30

    seconds and I have not opened the user manual once. It is so easy to use right out

    of the box. If you are looking for an easy, accurate GPS this is a very good pick.

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