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GARMIN nuvi 2597LMT 5.0" GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Map & Traffic Update

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

Brand
GARMIN
Model
nuvi 2597LMT
Part#
010-01123-30
Type
Portable Navigation Device

Dimensions

Height
3.3"
Width
5.4"
Depth
0.76"
Weight
6.6 oz.

GPS System

Receiver
High-sensitivity receiver
Voice Guidance
Yes
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)
Text-To-Speech
Yes
Built-in Speaker
Yes
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)

Map

Pre-loaded Map
Yes
Maps Included
North America

Navigation

Waypoints
1000
POI
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Routes
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)

Memory

Support Memory Cards
microSD

Display

Screen Size
5.0"
Screen Format
TFT
Touchscreen
Yes
Display Resolution
480 x 272
Display Features
Manual dual-orientation, WQVGA color TFT with white backlight

Connections

Bluetooth Capability
Yes
Smartphone Link
Android / iPhone

Battery

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

Accessories

USB Cable
Include
Mount
Include

Feature

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)

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)
Whats in the Box
nuvi 2597LMT
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

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ron G.
  • 7/11/2014 10:20:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGarmin G{S

Pros: Easy to use. Bluetooth access. 5" screen. Voice activated navigation. Smartphone Link.

Cons: None really,

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  • James H.
  • 6/25/2014 1:27:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Unit

Pros: Worked great out of the box. Tells you what lanes in the freeway you need to be on during highway transitions. After my trip to Boston, I can say this can resolve a lot of headaches. This unit has been accurate so far with the posted speed limit. It is easy to use.

Cons: Non that I would subtract eggs for. Too many buttons to get to previous destinations in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: This unit rated well in my online research and I can see why. My Magellan took too much time to find satellites, this one is much faster. There are bad reviews that this is a refurbished unit. Although it could be, it does come in a Garmin box, just not a pretty one. Regardless, I am pleased with it.

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  • Eric D.
  • 6/18/2014 3:36:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReceived a Refurb

Pros: Marketplace seller shipped the unit fast.

Cons: Received a whitebox refurbished unit. I didn’t get to use the product. Requested and received refund.

Other Thoughts: I've since bought the Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT elsewhere and can say it's an excellent unit. I deducted 4 eggs from this purchase based on my experience with the Marketplace seller.

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  • Michael S.
  • 6/17/2014 8:16:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome GPS

Pros: The unit arrived and hands down it is the most user friend unit I have ever used. The touch zoom on the screen is very handy when driving. Other reviews made an issue with sun glare when driving, I did not experience that problem. I used it for close to a month in Florida. The magnetic mount is awesome because it eliminates needing to mess with the power cord and base. The unit just pops of and back on with ease. The unit is a bit pricey, but it is well worth the money if you use GPS navigation often. Coming from a older generation Nuvi, the search results populate much faster than the old unit, and offers more suggestions.
The unit arrived an time without problems, and customer service was excellent.

Cons: This is more of a Garmin issue, but the use of the Exit Services feature is useful, but needs to be more detailed. Some of the services show as generic blue restaurants and gas stations, while others show the icons of the actual name of restaurants and gas stations. This is a small non-issue that was not worth deducting and egg for.

Other Thoughts: While in Florida, and the unit sitting in the hot sun on the dashboard, I did need to restart it because it was getting a little buggy. After the restart, everything returned to normal. If you purchase the unit, be sure to do your initial map update without the magnetic base. The USB PC connection (Garmin Express) will not recognize the unit with the base attached.

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  • Arkadiy S.
  • 6/16/2014 8:25:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works like it should. Clear voice directions.

Cons: Russian language pack wasn't included out of the box, so it took a little while to find it.

Other Thoughts: I haven't used it much, but when I do it works the way it should

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  • ILEANA D.
  • 6/16/2014 10:53:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: excellent i used every day to know how its the traffic, also adavised me for school zones, i love it, fast and easy to used, i will recomend to friends

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: fast shipping! good customer service!!1

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  • Anil S.
  • 6/10/2014 5:39:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGot refurbished one instead of new one with full of scratches everywhere

Pros: i did not use it yet

Cons: got refurbished one instead of new one

Other Thoughts: buying from other sellers from newegg is risky. It created unnecessary headaches for me.

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  • Karen G.
  • 4/26/2014 1:12:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGarmin voice change

Pros: great user friendly GPS

Cons: none really...just the mount..the suction cup vibrates loose with normal driving!

Other Thoughts: does anyone know how to change the VOICE of the monitor???

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  • Donna C.
  • 4/4/2014 8:35:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: The large size is the best feature. Add to that the lifetime map downloads, bluetooth, parking spot locator (which is a great feature when at large sporting events, concerts, etc.), real easy set up and use.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Since I have a difficult time seeing up close without my reading glasses, the very large display is an outstanding and very welcome feature. Highly recommend especially for older people.

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  • Burl H.
  • 2/27/2014 10:27:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNuvi 2597 LMT

Pros: Response time to connect to GPS takes less than 10 seconds. Easy to read screen even when facing the sun.

Cons: Cannot connect to vehicle sound system but can hear it ok.

Other Thoughts: Bought this unit in August 2013 and used on several long drives through eastern and mid-US, and it has performed flawlessly. Traffic advisories and Bluetooth are great as well. A great buy for the money!

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