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Garmin Nuvi 2497LM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2497LM. 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. People are impressed by the size and screen. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas the reliability and maps get mixed views.

usability, performance, price, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 2497LM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2497LM from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the maps and screen. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: CMR400347721 (


I agree with all the above. I bought this for a trip to Sicily as my Tom TOm one is pensionable age. We could not understand why we kept going away from motorways and the only route it took us to out of Scicly was via mountain tracks. We discovered the...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: 2011-07-13 09:38:24.5 (


This unit works pretty well but seems to get confused at times. I find myself resetting it more than I would expect to.It locked up on me whilst updating the maps and wouldn't restart and my computer was not able to recognise it. I contacted Garmin via...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: redtiger (

Really not good.

I have been a user of Tom Toms' for a number of years and decided as I needed another sat nav I would give Garmin a go. Gloucester to Peterborough was to be the initial test run. I had decided to return it barely half way into the journey. The screen...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: CMR401847493 (

Big problem!

I purchased the 2497LM on the basis of the Which review. During a recent touring holiday in Europe the screen brightness kept dropping to 27% and the route became invisible... a bit of a problem for a sat nav!Having had a look on the net, this appears...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Ulysses (

A ha'penny worth of tar

I think there's a typo in your review: "f you like the sound of the 2497LM, but are looking for something with a larger screen, consider the 2797LM, the 7-inch version of this model."I have just bought - and returned to our ever-helpful John Lewis...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: woodlander (

I do wonder about Which's preference for Garmin

I have to say that I wonder about Which's judgement in the matter of Sat Navs, subjective as the issues are in some respects. Does Tom tom deserve to so low in the best buys? Is Garmin really better?Admittedly after suffering a TomTom failure after two...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


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


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


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-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
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No