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Garmin Nuvi 2497LM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 313 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 really like the size and screen. The price and performance also get good comments, but views about the reliability and maps are different.

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 296 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 Reviewers are impressed by the maps and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 2497LM 4.3 inch Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and BluetoothGarmin nuvi 2497LM 4.3 inch Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

Mar, 2018

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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

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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

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Really not good.

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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

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Big problem!

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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

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A ha'penny worth of tar

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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

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I do wonder about Which's preference for Garmin

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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


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed


Backlight display: Yes
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
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance


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



Map coverage:All Europe
Map view options:2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes


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


3D landmarks: Yes
Auto re-route: No
Photo navigation: No
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Announces street names: Yes
CD player: No
Color of product:Black
DVD player: No
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
Waypoints: Yes


Video playback: No

Weight & Dimensions