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GARMIN Nüvi 3597LMTHD 5.0" GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Map & Traffic Update

  • Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")
  • Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
  • Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
  • 5.0" TFT Tou

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GARMIN 5.0" GPS Navigation with Lifetime Map & Traffic Update



Prestige Series – Our Best Navigation

  • 5.0" High resolution automatic dual-orientation display, with "pinch and zoom" capability
  • Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates
  • Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice
  • HD Digital Traffic with free lifetime traffic and weather alerts
  • Voice-activated navigation, Bluetooth and Smartphone Link compatible


Crisp, High Resolution Display

Nüvi 3597LMTHD has a 5.0" high resolution display with "pinch and zoom" capability, so you can quickly get a closer look at any onscreen information. Dual-orientation capabilities allow you to use Nüvi 3597LMTHD either horizontally or vertically.

Detailed Maps with Free Updates

Nüvi 3597LMTHD arrives loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs (points of interest) and navigation information. New maps are available for download with no fees.

With so much data, Nüvi 3597LMTHD makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. Nüvi 3597LMTHD arrives preloaded with POIs, so there's no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one – or many – and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs to your Nüvi 3597LMTHD.


The Best of Our Traffic Solutions

HD Digital Traffic is our best traffic solution. HD Digital Traffic receives updates up to every 30 seconds, making it up to 10 times faster than other traffic systems. That means, driving 60 mph, your Nüvi 3597LMTHD is able to receive traffic messages up to every half-mile. On the road, a few seconds' notice can save minutes or even hours of delay.

HD Digital Traffic has a greater coverage area to include interstates, highways and secondary roads – in fact, up to 3 times more side road coverage. HD Digital Traffic has the capacity to receive significantly more traffic messages – and it receives free HD Weather, including current temperature and 6-day forecasts (free software update may be required).That valuable information can help you decide whether to stay the course or find another route. HD Digital Traffic is dedicated traffic information and it's free – no distracting advertising and no subscription fees, ever.

On the Nüvi 3597LMTHD, traffic alerts appear to the side of your map, so your driving map remains onscreen. Traffic messages are spoken, too. Garmin Traffic is voice activated, so it responds to spoken requests. Garmin Traffic can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route.

Lifetime traffic entitles your Nüvi 3597LMTHD to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.


The Power of Your Voice

Nüvi 3597LMTHD has the luxury of voice-activated navigation. Speak, and your device intelligently responds; your hands can remain safely on the wheel. Of course, you can also navigate using the touchscreen interface.

Garmin Real Directions™ with Garmin Real Voice™

Nüvi 3597LMTHD redefines "spoken turn-by-turn directions" with Garmin Real Directions, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. No more stress from trying to read street names. Garmin Real Voice is refined speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly voice. Garmin Real Directions and Garmin Real Voice are features that are only available in our line of GPS navigators.

Bluetooth® Compatible

Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to Nüvi 3597LMTHD for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Safely stow your phone in a glove compartment, pocket or purse and still make and take calls without moving your hands from the steering wheel or your eyes from the road.

Smartphone Link Compatible

Smartphone Link is a free mobile app that connects your Nüvi 3597LMTHD with your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone. When paired, your Nüvi 3597LMTHD can use your phone's existing data plan³ to share information – such as where you parked, POIs and your destination.

Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services4, useful real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.


Comprehensive Driving Guidance You See and Hear

Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help. Bird's Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape. Brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane to drive. Nüvi 3597LMTHD also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.

Sophisticated Styling

With its elegant styling and ultra-slim profile, Nüvi 3597LMTHD reflects a refined aesthetic that suits the interior of any vehicle. A powered magnetic mount securely holds and charges your Nüvi 3597LMTHD as you drive.

More Information at a Glance

Nüvi 3597LMTHD keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply ask or touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.

Nüvi 3597LMTHD displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. Nüvi 3597LMTHD also shows school zone warnings and depicts 3-D buildings and terrain so you know what to expect as you drive through the landscape.

One-Stop Device Management

Use Garmin Express to keep your Nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.


What's in the Box


  • Nüvi 3597LMTHD
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
  • Lifetime Maps and HD Digital Traffic (indicated by "LMTHD" after model number on the box)
  • Lifetime Traffic Receiver/Vehicle Power Cable
  • Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Manual


Portable Navigation Device


High-sensitivity receiver
3D View
Voice Guidance
Audio Features
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")

Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Built-in Speaker
Traffic Alert
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription): with HD Digital Traffic

Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates)


Pre-loaded Map
Maps Included
North America


Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)

myTrends (predicts your routes)

trafficTrends (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow)

ecoRoute (calculates a more fuel-efficient route): purchased separately

Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route)

Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Trip Computer
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)


Support Memory Cards


Screen Size
Screen Format
Display Resolution
800 x 480
Display Features
Multi-touch, glass, dual-orientation, WVGA color TFT with white backlight


Bluetooth Capability
Smartphone Link
Android / iPhone


Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery
Battery Life
Up to 2 hours


USB Cable


GPS System Features
nuMaps Guarantee

3-D terrain view

3-D buildings and landmarks view

Junction view (displays junction signs)

Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection)

Exit services (tells you approaching services on highway)

Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device)

Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device)

Smartphone Link, Connect for a Better Drive:
Send addresses, contacts, and other destinations from your smartphone to your navigator
Look up current weather, temperature, and forecasts
Receive live traffic updates (Not available in all areas; subscriptions may be required)
View real-time photos from traffic cameras (Not available in all areas; subscriptions may be required)
Save your parking spot and get guidance to/from your destination
Access advanced weather conditions and road alerts (Not available in all areas; subscriptions may be required)

Dimensions & Weight

6.8 oz.

Package Contents

Whats in the Box
nuvi 3597LMTHD
Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
Lifetime maps and HD digital traffic (indicated by "LMTHD" after model number on the box)
Lifetime traffic receiver/vehicle power cable

Vehicle suction cup mount
USB cable
Quick start manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • James W.
  • 4/21/2015 11:54:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat GPS

Pros: The GPS is one of the best I have ever had. From first look, the screen is incredibly slim and clear - it almost looks like a phone instead of a GPS. Setting it up was effortless and was very fast. It is very accurate and the interface is also quite useful for long trips, showing the nearest gas and restaurants right on the screen. Overall, I would definitely recommend this anyone looking to purchase a new GPS unit.

Cons: None

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  • Lawrence S.
  • 2/25/2015 6:35:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Retailer Experience

Pros: The same GPSs purchased elsewhere have been enjoyed by the people I gave them to as gifts.

Cons: First, the Newegg search results didn't make it obvious enough that I was ordering from a 3rd party seller.
Second, Top Sales sent refurbished GPSs in generic Garmin packaging even though the listing gave no indication that the units would not be new from the factory. Third, their excuse was that a major fire had destroyed their inventory and so they sourced the items from another distributor. Fourth, I had to contact them yet again for a refund weeks after they received the units back under the RMA that was issued. Lastly, they twice promised to send a $10 check to cover return shipping but never did. Never again will I trust a Newegg marketplace retailer, or Newegg for that matter.

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  • Paul B.
  • 12/3/2014 3:47:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurbished or new?

Pros: Well reviewed unit in consumer magazines. Had to return unit due to reasons stated below. Return process was easy.

Cons: Unit purchased was refurbished even though not advertised as such on website. Verified by calling Garmin and citing serial number that unit was refurbished. Unit being returned.

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  • John R.
  • 11/22/2014 10:50:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGarmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

Pros: Garmin's Flagship navigator. Many extra features

Cons: Refurbished ?

Other Thoughts: I was disappointed that this appears to be a reurb unit. It came in a generic Garmin white box with non of the usual packing matrial or literature. Had I known, this would have been a deal breaker. I am, however accepting it, although I have had unsatisfactory experienced with refurbished products in the past....Also I thought I was buying from Newegg and it came ro a third party shipper on the East Coast. Not among my most satisfactory purchase experiences...

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  • Bala C.
  • 3/20/2014 8:08:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDifficult Supporting Software

Pros: Have had for only a day. Has to be good GPS according to reviews.

Cons: I spent almost half a day trying to connect to PC and update stuff. Garmin software (and there are a few that took me round and round) will not recognize the unit if connected thru the holder, the USB cable has to be connected directly to the device, bypassing the magnetic holder, and the PC. That took a while to figure out, after trying different computers and a laptop. Then Garmin Express software connected and was updating but because I had more than one browser in the PC, when the installation restarted midway, it went to the other (default) browser, it was not smart enough to know that the browser it started in was another one. May be for people who have simple set up the software and browser plugins may work without problem but if you are a little bit of a techie and like to customize your machine don't expect it to connect right away. (Does it make sense :)
I went to the Extras in Garmin Express and ... nothing happened.
Long story short: When I thought most of the updates are done I decided to transfer an address from google map to the GPS. The Garmin web site gives directions how to do it but Google maps do not support Garmin anymore, but the outdated directions are still there at! I found the incompatibility after a lot more search. Finally figured that from Mapquest you can transfer addresses but not from Google.
I am tired after a harrowing half day struggle with this thing so do not feel like writing anymore, for instance how the plugin for either Firefox or Chrome (forget which one) takes you in an unending loop until you Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Other Thoughts: As we all know Newwegg is ultra fast in shipping but this was sold and shipped by Throwback Deals so arrived after a full week. I was very excited to order this GPS, but I am now tired just trying to set it up. I need a drink.

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  • James C.
  • 2/18/2014 10:19:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGarmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

Pros: Outstanding product and excellent service!
It is my first GPS and I love it. The price was the lowest I could find,and believe me I looked everywhere. Also, the item arrived sooner than expected and I was impressed with the packing. I worry when it comes to delicate elctronic items,but this was well protected. As I said the service was excellent, I would definetly buy from this seller again. Thanks JC

Cons: No Cons, very satisfied with service and product

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  • Stephen W.
  • 2/14/2014 6:22:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGarmin Purchase through ElectroBrands

Pros: I had no problems with my order. The Garmin arrived in a timely fashion and it works great!

Cons: None

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  • Myron S.
  • 2/11/2014 2:30:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat item!

Pros: This is a great item, with superb voice recognition and his resolution screen. I definitely recommend this one.

Cons: None

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  • Christopher B.
  • 2/3/2014 9:34:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMom's thrilled

Pros: Light, magnetic mount, free lifetime updates, easy to see and use

Cons: Full featured interface could be cleaned up a bit.

Other Thoughts: It's brilliant. I bought it as a gift for my mom and she loves it.

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  • Michael B.
  • 2/1/2014 2:58:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeems good so far

Pros: Physically, this thing is a piece of art. I would expect design like this to come from an overpriced Apple product! Nice clear screen and good picture. Voice control is responsive.

Cons: parts of voice control don't work properly, Specifically "find places". The thing says that the feature is not available in my area... this right out of the box, and after updating.

Also, the traffic thing doesn't work out of the box. An update is required first.

Other Thoughts: Product received in perfect condition and in a fairly timely manner.

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