Garmin Nuvi 260W GPS Review

Garmin Nuvi 260W

Garmin Nuvi 260W


The Garmin Nuvi 260W combines a great form factor and attractive price and comes complete with amazing features like directions in real street names so that you don’t have to take your eyes off the road and a wide screen that lets you see more of what’s around you as you drive. Garmin have mentioned that the Garmin Nuvi 260W gives consumers the most sought-after navigation features, while eliminating many of the premium add-ons. The result is a PND that simply gets you from point A to point B – reliably, efficiently, and with style. The optional SD cards slot lets you add additional features. High-sensitivity receiver RoHS version available Built-in memory – Internal solid state with SD Card slot Waypoints/favorites/locations – 500 Voice prompts Speaks street names 3D map view Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation) Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road) Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)

When you buy the Garmin Nuvi 260W you get Garmin reliability, fast satellite locks of high-sensitivity integrated receivers, slim, pocket-sized navigators with a gorgeous displays. Along with detailed NAVTEQ maps that lets you search by name for more than 6 million points of interest like stores, restaurants or hospitals, and an easy, intuitive interface.

Why its good

  • Easy of use – This system is very easy to use.
  • Widescreen – See more of what is around you.
  • Good Routing Engine – The system calculates the best routes for you. The engine used in Garmins are better than the ones in tomtom or magellan
  • Garmin WebUpdater – Garmin provides a very easy way to keep the gps system maps up to date
  • Text to Speech – The system announces the street names in a very nice natural voice.
  • Faster processor – For smoother map drawing and vehicle icon motion through turns
  • Easily transportable – Great form factor and design makes it fit in your pocket easily.
  • Price


  • Slow satellite acquire time
  • Speaker is a little weak
  • Few number of voices that you can change to
  • Battery Life

Bottom Line

Overall, the Garmin Nuvi 260W is amazing and the larger screen size of 4.3 inches really helps those with fat fingers and those that don’t want to squint to read a map. Its a solid system and we would recommend this system to anyone. You can look at a list here of the best gps systems to see other good systems.

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In the Box

The following items are included in the box

  1. Garmin Nuvi 260W
  2. EasyPort Suction Cup Mount
  3. Preloaded with maps of North America and Europe
  4. Adhesive Disk
  5. User Guide
  6. Services and Accessories Guide
  7. Vehicle power cable
  8. USB Cable
  9. Carrying Case

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More information

You can read user comments of the Garmin Nuvi 260W or get more information and have questions answered on Garmin Gps Systems at our Gps Forums.

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