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GARMIN 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.")
  • 5.0" TFT Touchscreen
  • Text-To-Speech
  • Up to 2.5 hours Battery Life
  • Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery

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GARMIN 5.0" GPS Navigation with Lifetime Map & Traffic Update


Advanced Series Navigation for Your Car

  • 5.0" bright display
  • Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates
  • Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice
  • Free lifetime traffic alerts

Bright Display

Nüvi 2557LMT has a bright 5.0" display with dual-orientation capabilities, for use horizontally or vertically.


Detailed Maps with Free Updates

Nüvi 2557LMT 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 2557LMT makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. Nüvi 2557LMT 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 2557LMT.


Garmin Traffic

Nüvi 2557LMT features Garmin Traffic to help you spend more time on the move. With Garmin Traffic, your driving map remains onscreen at all times. Traffic alerts appear to the side of your map and messages are spoken, too. 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 2557LMT to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.

Garmin Real Directions™ with Garmin Real Voice™

Nüvi 2557LMT 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.


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 2557LMT also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.

More Information at a Glance

Nüvi 2557LMT keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.

Nüvi 2557LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. Nüvi 2557LMT also shows school zone warnings.

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 2557LMT
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
  • Lifetime Maps and Traffic (indicated by "LMT" after model number on the box)
  • Lifetime Traffic Antenna/Vehicle Power Cable
  • Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Manual


Portable Navigation Device


High-sensitivity receiver
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.")
Built-in Speaker
Traffic Alert
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription): receiver and lifetime traffic included

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
480 x 272
Display Features
Manual dual-orientation, WQVGA color TFT with white backlight


Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery
Battery Life
Up to 2.5 hours


USB Cable


GPS System Features
nuMaps Guarantee

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)

Dimensions & Weight

6.6 oz.

Package Contents

Whats in the Box
nuvi 2557LMT
Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
Lifetime maps and traffic (indicated by "LMT" after model number on the box)
Lifetime traffic antenna/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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  • Mark T.
  • 6/18/2015 8:41:56 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMisleading

Pros: NONE

Cons: Before I ordered this GPS unit I sent a question asking if this unit would be new or refurbished and was told it would be new, in a factory box with a factory seal. When I opened the shipping box I discovered a generic white Garmin box with no seal. The contents were thrown in the box without any factory shipping cardboard to protect the devices and there was nothing to identify that this Garmin is indeed the model I paid for. VERY DISSAPPOINTED

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  • Chuck G.
  • 11/20/2014 5:47:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsProduct only

Pros: Operated as advertised and had new features I liked. Easy to use and very fast.

Cons: None.

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  • Raymond C.
  • 11/20/2014 3:48:05 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnsatisgied customer

Pros: The only pro is the fast shipping. I received the item in three days.

Cons: The seller, Throwback Deals sells refurbished products. I received my order today and as soon as I opened the shipping carton I realized that the item was not new. The box was unsealed and the unit was packed in a bubble wrap sleeve. All kinds of smudges and scratches over the screen. I am returning this item immediately.

Other Thoughts: Other reviewers have complained about this very issue. Unfortunately, I only read the reviews after I had placed my order.

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  • James M.
  • 8/14/2014 6:00:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGarmin

Pros: Easy to use. It has been very solid and accurate.

Cons: Garmin changed the menus so it took me a little while to find certain features. They buried the custom POI option in a spot that isn't a very intuitive spot.

Other Thoughts: I use this primarily for work. My wife was very impressed with it when she recently used it to travel to a wedding. She had not been all that impressed with Garmin before using this unit and says that she would like to use this one more when she travels for her work. Definite improvement over printed the Map Quest maps that she insisted on using because she didn't like the other Garmin that she had occasionally used. It gets high marks from me because it will eliminate her trying to look at printed directions while she drives (very stubborn and old school).

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  • James H.
  • 7/29/2014 4:09:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGarmin nuvi 2557LMT GPS

Pros: It is a very easy GPS to operate and has lot info built in to it , have used it a lot and is all way get me there or very close.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: very good buy at, like doing business with them.

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  • Sarah B.
  • 7/26/2014 10:53:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsNeeds Improvement

Pros: Its very light weight.
Great screen in broad day light.
2.5 hour battery is nice.
Lifetime updates is a must in todays world.
Does Not lock out when moving.

Cons: It is slow connecting to satellites.

traffic has not warned of a single thing yet and I have been driving with it for over 2,000 miles now and there are times where it should have warned me...

It refuses, absolutely refuses to reroute if you go off the already selected route. Non stop will it tell you to take u-turns. It will never re-calculate on its own. You have hit stop, go back to recent address, and have it start a new a trip. From there it will finally see the way you want to go.

I have it set on max detail yet when I am home, where there are only two roads near me, it wont show any road names. Unless I zoom in and get the "800ft" legend. If I do anything that takes off the map it resets and no road names. Very annoying

If you choose "routes" to see alternative routes. They will be identical except for about 1 mile of road. Then it says no other routes for the 3rd box. Its not at all adventurous.

On my way home to NY from FL, it kept prompting me to get off the highway and take back roads for 10 miles that went right beside the highway. Each time I would have to cancel and start a new route, then it would get out of its stupid old road for no reason loop.

It throws a fit if you have to ever stop for something called gas. I had to stop 4 times for the trip home and every time I got off the highway it threw a hissy fit. And when I finally got back on the highway, it took it upon its self to make a completely different route that made no sense! So again, cancel, start new route...

There is construction near me and the 81N on-ramp from 17E is closed. (Has been for over a month). I took my own way and the Garmin absolutely freaked out. Non stop u-turns. Even where I couldn't actually do so, it still told me too. I feel sorry for anyone trying to get through hear following one of these. The only way to stop it was to, yep, you got it by now, cancel, recent address, start new route, go. Then it finally saw, there was another way of getting home that didn't demand a u-turn every 5ft.

Other Thoughts: I am used to a 2006 GM GPS disc in our 2007 Suburban. Yes it is very outdated. GM wants $200 for a new dvd. I do like the GM GPS because it first prompts you with 3 very different routes. "Faster", "Shorter", and "Other". Each are very different from the other 2 so you have a nice selection. If you decide to go your own way the GM GPS will only ask once that you u-turn, it will then recalculate to the exact route you are going. The GM GPS doesn't throw a hissy fit if I ever have to stop for something along the trip. The GM GPS does completely lock out unless the car is in Park, very dumb. The Garmin luckily does not.

I was able to snag this for $ 1 2 0 .00 Really, if I paid more, I would be kicking myself for not simply buying the $200 GM disc. I dont like the fact that GM is greedy but I do like the way the GM GPS operates far more than this Garmin.

So really, I thought I would really like this GPS but it was a big let down really. Garmin has a lot to straighten out before it becomes any bit intuitive.

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  • Jerry G.
  • 7/24/2014 1:39:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Accurate Maps

Pros: Gives clear and precise directions. allows you to set route for fastest or shortest. Up to date maps. Quickly adjusts if you decide to deviate from original route and recalculates new route.

Cons: None

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  • Gavin C.
  • 7/8/2014 10:03:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery fast

Pros: This is a very fast GPS unit based on how fast it updates its map view(4+ times per second) and how little it lags behind my real-world position. The touch screen is very responsive and easy to use. The GUI works very nicely. The traffic information also works very nicely.

Cons: There are no clear cons. This device was highly recommended by customers on an online forum. This model of Garmin was recommended above the rest. No disappointments.

Other Thoughts: This is my second Garmin. The older one is still usable, but slow screen updates and position lag make for a different experience. Its touch screen is also not so responsive, requiring extra pressure (sometimes I have to pinch the device to produce the touch pressure). None of this is an issue on the new model.

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  • Justin G.
  • 6/2/2014 6:29:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsShipping Problems

Pros: Crisp wide screen. Speech is spoken clearly. Nice selection of POI.

Cons: Would've given 5 stars but shipping took a long time. Need to stick to FEDEX or UPS and ditch USPS.

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  • Wallace G.
  • 4/2/2014 1:48:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to set-up.
free map updates.
Fast service.

Cons: No time till arrival.

Other Thoughts: Great service from vendor.

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