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Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 562 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the maps and size. The price and performance also get good views. There are some mixed views about the route planning, while there are some negative views about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, maps

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. There are some negative views about the price and route planning.

usability

performance, reliability, route planning, price

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 2497LMT 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and BluetoothGarmin nuvi 2497LMT 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and maps are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, but the memory and reliability get critical opinions.

usability, performance, price, maps, size

reliability, memory

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 2497LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficGarmin nüvi 2497LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT

 

If you are looking for a GPS device that has not only the basic features, but also advanced functions that are both convenient and useful, then the Nuvi 2497LMT has what you are looking for. This device has everything you need to navigate around the...

This model includes free lifetime map and traffic updates, as well as speech access and Bluetooth capability

This GPS unit lacks some luxury features such as Eco Route and Pedestrian Mode

The Nuvi 2497LMT is a well-rounded GPS system that comes with valuable updates and provides useful features.

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Not as good as the Garmin I bought in 2009.

 

Garmin sells an optional GTM 60™ HD Digital Traffic Receiver for an additional $69.99, however I haven't tried one and don't know if it's worth the extra or if it would be throwing good money after bad. I recommend that in addition to making sure the...

The Garmin I bought in 2009 lived in my car 24/7 and though the GPS still works, the display sometimes goes blank when I touch it. This one has a few new features I like, such as finding satellites and becoming functional much faster and telling me to...

The biggest con as compared to my 2009 Garmin is what they're now calling Lifetime Traffic. My previous GPS had an actual radio receiver on the power cord, that would divert me around traffic jams in real-time. I have no idea how this new one works...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Jimmy (homedepot.com)

Great GPS with life time maps

 

Great GPS packed with features. This GPS has life time maps and traffic. The feature packed into this device are outstanding. This is the gps to get if your looking for one. The traffic feature comes in handy to get around construction zones and...

Battery Length , Lots of Features , Easy to Use , Great Sound Quality , Compact , Clear Instructions , Nice Design , Easy Installation

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: mattkenseth20 (homedepot.com)

It's worth every penny!

 

Awesome gps. Was happy to see it on the homedepot.com site and get the free shipping. It came earlier than expected

Lots of Features , Easy to Use , Compact , Nice Design , Easy Installation

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: PattK01 (walmart.com)

Many great features

 

Among the features that I love the most is the voice activation. Now I can be on the move, talk to the Nuvi and it will do what I need it to do. I have a GPS in my car but this one provides free updates for life and for what it costs, I would only get...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Backlight display: Yes
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):2.25 x 3.81
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.25 x 3.81
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type

Bicycle:N

Map

Map coverage:All Europe / Eastern Europe, Slovakia / North America
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:SSD

Navigation

3D landmarks: No
Photo navigation: No
Route avoidance: No
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.748
Height:2.99
Weight:5.47
Width:4.8