My Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS navigator which I bought in 2009 is still working fine, but for some reason my family needs a 2nd GPS navigator, so I have purchased a new Garmin Nuvi 2565LM.
It is a genuine AECO unit that comes with 2 years warranty and with AECO and MCMC stickers, sold at RM650 with some free gifts (screen protector, carry case, home charger, etc.). This price is even cheaper than the price I bought my Garmin Nuvi 255W about 4 years ago!
Some of the differences/enhancements of Garmin Nuvi 2565LM from Nuvi 255W includes:
- A larger 5" screen (255W has a 4.3" screen)
- Supports microSD card (255W supports normal size SD card for additional storage)
- Faster and stronger GPS satellite signal detection. It is able to get some GPS signal even indoor near the window.
- Better and faster search function. It no longer need to specify the location for the search target as in 255W.
- Automatic speech recognition (ASR) to issue voice command without the need to touch the GPS.
- Bluetooth integration with Android smartphone, which is able to make or receive hands-free call as well as displaying the phone's address book on its screen. When getting a call, it is able to display the caller's name or phone number. If a Point of Interest (POI) contains telephone information, it is able to make call using the Android phone as well.
- Customizable Main Menu. I think the default layout is pretty good, so I haven't tried this.
- Remember last parking spot (when it is removed from its mount).
- "Go Office" beside "Go Home".
- MyTrends predictive routing.
- Route preview among faster time, shorter distance and cost saving.
- Custom avoidances by area or by road.
- Trip Planner.
- ecoRoute, which I haven't tried yet.
- Built in compass.
- Unit converter.
- User definable display on bottom left-hand-side of the map. Can display either one of travel direction, elevation, time of day, vehicle speed, time to arrival, distance to arrival, etc.
- Integrated driving recorder, which I haven't tried this. It needs an additional GDR camera to function.
- Rear camera video support.
- Preloaded with 3 maps - City Navigator, MalFreeMaps NT and MalSingMaps NT. Also preloaded with Custom POIs including AES spots.