Question about Garmin GPS
Garmin units are renowned for being easy to use. The interface of the nuvi 265 is simple, bright and effective. Menu items are accompanied by either large boxes with text or clearly labelled graphic icons. Unfortunately, the display isn’t great; it does a reasonable job but if you can afford the extra cash for the widescreen model, then we definitely recommend getting it instead. Not only will you get a larger display, you’ll also get a better resolution, resulting in crisper images.
The main menu is very straightforward, with large icons for Where To and View Map, in addition to smaller icons for volume and tools. Strangely, there is no icon for Bluetooth in the main menu. You'll have to delve into the settings menu to activate this feature.
The nuvi 265 can navigate to a specific address, a Point of Interest (POI), a recent location, a specific junction or your favourites. You can also directly input a specific GPS coordinate. The unit features Where Am I, a convenient menu that shows your exact latitude and longitude and the nearest junction. You can also quickly find the closest hospitals, police stations and petrol stations in case of emergency.
Navigating to an address is simple enough, though Garmin has stuck with an unusual search order. Searches are made in order of suburb, street number and then street name, instead of entering the street number after selecting the street.
The nuvi 265's maps aren't as detailed as their TomTom, Navman and Mio counterparts. Most people will appreciate the simplicity, but they won't appreciate the volume levels of this unit. Even at its highest setting, the speaker lacks the punch of many competing units. The lack of a built-in FM transmitter means there is no real way around this issue. Luckily, voice guidance is excellent. The nuvi 265 includes two Australian text-to-speech voices that pronounce most street names accurately.
The nuvi 265 comes preloaded with City Navigator Australia NT and includes more than 600,000 POIs. Safety alerts, such as speed and red light cameras, aren't preloaded onto the unit.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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