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Garmin Nuvi 255W vs Garmin Nuvi 56

4.8 in
2.91 in
Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS Navigation
Garmin Nuvi 255W
5.47 in
0.79 in
Garmin Nuvi 56 GPS Navigation
Garmin Nuvi 56
Available colors
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User rating
38
4.1 out of 5
38 user ratings
5 stars
39 %
4 stars
34 %
3 stars
26 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
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4.0 out of 5
39 user ratings
5 stars
28 %
4 stars
46 %
3 stars
25 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Design

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
Form factor
  • Fixed
  • Handheld
Fixed
Built-in cameranono
Weather proofno
N/A

Display

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
Display typeLCDTFT
Screen size4.3 in5.0 in
Screen resolution480 x 272 px480 x 272 px
Interface typeTouchscreenTouchscreen
Colour screenyes
N/A
Widescreenyes
N/A
Native aspect ratio16:9
N/A
Backlight displayyesyes

Dimensions

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
Colour of productBlackBlack
Width4.8 in5.47 in
Height2.91 in0.79 in
Depth0.79 in3.39 in
Weight5.2 oz6.35 oz
Handheldno
N/A
Wristbandno
N/A

Navigation

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
Map includedyesyes
Map coverageEurope
  • Canada
  • USA
Navigation areaVehicles
N/A
TMC supportyesno
Points of interestyes
N/A
Speed limitsyesyes
Speed cameras warning supportyes
N/A
Voice commandsnono
Voice guidanceyes
N/A
Street name pronunciationyesyes
Navigation bracketEurope
N/A
Waypointsyesyes
Number of waypoints10001000
Route avoidanceyes
N/A

Communication

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
AntennaInternal
N/A
Bluetoothnono

Technical details

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
Built-in speakersyesyes
Headphone outputno
N/A
USByes
N/A
USB version2.0
N/A
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
N/A
Supported radio bandsNot supported
N/A
Image vieweryes
N/A

Features

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
Basemapyes
N/A
Calculatoryes
N/A
Distance meteryes
N/A
FM transmitterno
N/A
GPS coordinatesyes
N/A
MP3 playernono
Route planneryes
N/A
Speedometeryes
N/A
Anti-theft functionyes
N/A

Storage

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
Storage media typeSSDSSD
Memory card readeryes
N/A
Compatible memory cardsmicroSDmicroSD

Power

Garmin Nuvi 255WGarmin Nuvi 255W
Garmin Nuvi 56Garmin Nuvi 56
External power connection
  • Battery
  • Cigarette Lighter Outlet
Battery
Battery operatedyes
N/A
Battery typeLi-IonLi-Ion
Battery life (running)4.0 h
N/A
Battery life (max)4.0 h2.0 h

Pros & Cons

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