The nuvi 260W is preloaded with City Navigator NT Street Maps for all of North America as well as Puerto Rico and six million points of interest. It is well-liked due to its intuitive design and easy to use interface. The Garmin nuvi 260W has a touchscreen, the antiglare display is a white backlight, making it readable even in the sunlight. Users can pick either 2D or 3D map views. The 260W model is also sleek and slim, allowing it to fit neatly in a pocket or purse. The rechargeable lithium ion battery can last up to five hours, without being connected to a power source.
Together with the purchase, you will get a Quick Start manual, dashboard disc, vehicle power cable and the vehicle suction cup mount. You can keep your eyes focused on the road ahead with the Garmin 260W as it announces the names of streets and road exits with the text to speech feature. The nuvi 260W also contains a highly sensitive GPS receiver and is capable of displaying JPEG pictures, serving as a world travel clock complete with time zones, a currency or measurement converters, or a calculator.
It also has a built-in FM traffic receiver that provides accurate alerts about road construction and tie-ups along your route. The detour recalculation feature will help you get back on track should you take an unexpected detour and lose your way. There is the auto reroute and fast off-route choices of the route setup feature, as well as giving you the option of either the fastest time or shortest distance. Included is the Garmin Lock antitheft feature, which will cause the device inoperable unless a four digit PIN is entered first, or until it is taken to a predetermined and secure location. Read the GPS review for more information.