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$189.00 - $249.99
Summary:This Garmin has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico.
The Nuvi 2597 LMT has a 5-inch LCD screen. Notable features include Bluetooth hands-free calling, a trip computer, multi-destination routing, an exit guide, reality view, and lane assistance. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico.
About This Brand
By far the biggest selling brand, with more than 50 percent of the market. Based in Olathe, Kan., Garmin was founded in 1989, and today it has 7,000 employees. Garmin GPS navigators have consistently scored near or at the top of our ratings. In addition to portable GPS units, Garmin makes a variety of fitness training devices and products for marine and aviation use. The company announced plans to sell its own telephone with built-in navigation two years ago, but the scheduled release date has been pushed back several times.
Features & Specs - Garmin nuvi 2597LMT
Screen size (in.) The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
Screen size (in.)
Weight (oz.) Measured weight of just the unit (excluding mount) in ounces rounded to the nearest tenth.
Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
This is an upgraded from my old Tomtom 730, the Garmin 2597lmt is a really good GPS. I just think the default voice should be improved (NOT a fan of the sound if she could sound like Apple's Siri that would be great). Also, I would have rated it a 4.8 but that was not a rating option.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Long Island NY
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Newer not better
I have always been a Garmin customer. Received the 2597LMT in April after my 2460 failed (under extended warranty). They made changes to the software that are not necessarily better. In the previous unit with traffic you had a car icon that would change color as traffic changes to give you a heads up. That's gone. Now you have to rely on a pop up window on the right side which dose not always pop up. Then you have to hit that screen to see details. Not as user friendly as before. It does not learn routes as well as in the past. Routing is very questionable. It has taken me way out of my way many times. Its supposed to learn traffic patterns. If that were the case why does it take the same route each time when there are better alternatives?<br />Lastly if you do purchase this unit (Really think twice about it) Don't download the Garmin smart phone link! It does not work! Take a look at the reviews about that app and then decide. I contacted Garmin about the problems I was having and they could not help.( there support has gotten worse as well) Many other users have had the same issues with the app and support. If you were considering this unit because of the smart phone link option, please think again. It does not work... Good Luck..
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
best gps ever
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Finding Specific Address
I have owned four other garmins over the last 8years the 2597 garmin is by far the best one. I use my garmin everyday at my job,my last garmin was a 1450 model it still works but wanted to try a 2013 model the 2597 garmin is a real gem.