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Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1072 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the voice guidance and screen. The value for money and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the memory and build quality.

usability, performance, value for money, screen, voice guidance

reliability, build quality, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1072 reviews)

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Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT GPS receiver


In my review of the Garmin Nuvi 50 (Essential Series), I stated that Garmin's interface for its entry-level portable navigation devices hasn't changed much over the last decade. So color me surprised when, upon booting up the Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT, I was...

The Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT 's updated interface makes searching for destinations and navigation both faster and more precise. Garmin's truly hands-free voice command system is one of the best in the portable navigation business. Lifetime map and traffic...

The Bluetooth connection doesn't sync with a phone's address book. Slow map rendering hinders overall performance.

With its improved interface, the Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT (Advanced Series) is as easy to use as earlier models, while offering a good blend of advanced features at a reasonable price.

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Garmin nuvi 2495LMT review


Hands on with the Garmin nuvi 2495LMT The Garmin nüvi 2495LMT is the top of the line 4.3” unit in Garmin's 2012 nuvi Advanced series line. One of the more significant refreshes in recent years, the Advanced series adds several new customization...

Strong customization options ; Exit services ; Lifetime map updates included ; Lifetime traffic ; Excellent Bluetooth sound quality ; POIs can be displayed on the map ; Offers several choices of routes ; Excellent voice command functionality ;...

Traffic is ad-supported and is beginning to get more intrusive with coupon icons appearing on the map screen when moving ; No powered mount ; Slight lag in menu responsiveness

Highly recommended. Even with my love of powered mounts (missing here), the nuvi Advanced series rocks. New (and very useful) customization options, exit services and choices of routes will tempt many nuvi owners to upgrade. It looks like Garmin has...

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"Still Playing Up"


I had a 265wt that started acting up so I got the 2495LMT with HD thinking it would make my commute easier in LA. The mydashboard and interface is old fashioned and slow compared to other software products. The map view in traffic is like looking at...

Lighter, sharper picture, more responsive, good for directions.

Traffic is weak, less features, poor on line set up and interface.


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"CNET got it all wrong"


Don't know what unit CNET reviewed, but all updates and sync were flawless. All you need to do is follow directions. It isn't that hard. Best mad easiest GPS to use I've ever had - it's my 5th GPS. Tried Mio, TomTom, other Garmins, Google Maps. This...

Bluetooth syncs flawlessly with iPhone 4S. Phonebook loads instantly. Maps are accurate. Minimal traffic ads.

Speaker for directions a little quiet.

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Amazon review summary for Garmin NÜVI 2495LMT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 732 user reviews of Garmin NÜVI 2495LMT from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

usability, performance, value for money, screen, voice guidance


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 2495LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic UpdatesGarmin Nüvi 2495lmt Automobile Portable GPS Navigator Fast Shipping

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Garmin nüvi 2495LMT 4.3" GPS Navigator


Good GPS

Easy To Use","Well Made","Works Well With GPS

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It know street namaes


To drive to unfamiliar destinations

Accurate","Good Voice Directions","Quick Navigation","Reliable Reception","Simple Controls

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Garmin does it again!


This is one of best product for the price. It performs very well and the voice command is a neat addition. Tracks your speed compared to posted speed zones and shows you if you have lead gas foot. Watch your speed in construction zones, it does not...

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Excellent purchase at great price


Product looks like new

Compact","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up

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Great product.


This Nuvi 2495LMT has been great right out of the box. It is quick to acquire signal and is super-simple to use, even if you are someone who is new to mapping devices. The lifetime maps and traffic are a bonus. Definitely a good choice. The only draw...

Accurate","Extensive Base Map","Intuitive Menu","Large Screen","Quick Navigation","Quick Signal","Reliable Reception","Simple Controls

Short Battery Life

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Display Technology:Unknown
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode:Advanced Mode
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No