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Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5438 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the voice guidance and value for money. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT 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 2595LMT


The Garmin nüvi 2595LMT is the top of the line model in Garmin's 2012 nuvi Advanced series line. One of the more significant refreshes in recent years, the Advanced series adds several new customization options, improved search functionality and Exit...

5” screen ; 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 Bluetooth sound quality ;...

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

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 other strong features will tempt many nuvi owners to upgrade. It looks like Garmin...


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Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT


The Garmin 2595LMT offers many fantastic features and functions. It connects well with your smartphone and encourages user customization. There are some performance hiccups, especially in the map-obstructing ads. However, if you want a hands-free...

The Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT has a great display with responsive controls, making it incredibly fluid and easy to use

The live traffic updates are ad-sponsored, and images will appear over the map while you are in motion

The Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT offers several fantastic features that make it an adept copilot.


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"GPS works well, but advanced features underwhelming."


Use for GPS, but don't count on the other features much.

-Really does a nice job of routing to destinations.

-POIs not real-time as are those on cellphones.

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"For the money you'll pay and what you get GREAT!!!"


Yea very happy with it , cant expect a 200$ gadget to do every single thing perfectly or have every address in the country which so far i had no issues with as other people do and it found some middle off nowhere places in 3 different states so far...

Works with out line of sight of sky ( with in reason ) , hands free great ,bluetooth , free life time map update and live traffic

mine broke on the 7th day however had no trouble getting new replacement not to mention Garmin went ABOVE & BEYOND to make up for the one that quit and gave me a free 100$ accessory for it as it was an inconvenience on my vacation thanks again

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"Failed every time."


I was disappointed from the first trip. It was 206 miles on a familiar route. At 50 miles we were instructed to exit the freeway, drive 23 miles, and re-enter the freeway. This would put us about 15 miles into the ocean. Later, the

Clear screen.

Sometimes voice didn't work. No chime at turn. Often instructions came after a street or turn was already passed. Inaccurate routing.

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"I put it to test next day of buying it, It failed badly"


I have used different GPS before (Including free GPS provided by Sumsung Galxay) and I have found all of them more reliable then Garmin.

Good Bluetooth connectivity, no issues synchronising phone address book and limited option voice command worked quite well.

Traffic update didn't work, I updated map,didnt show correct address.Worst come, while driving on single lane City Street (not on bridge), Garmin was hovering me over far off parallel running 4 lane freeway and was guiding me through accordingly.

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"I also drive for a living."


I really like the 5" screen and the split screen views. Also, when needed, you can speak to the GPS and it will respond. It is a very nice feature. It does have to "learn" the way you talk and will take a little time to set it up properly. You do have...

Screen is very clear. The prompts are always clearly spoken and the split screen is most helpful when entering two sets of lanes.

None so far

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"You can't count on it to get you there."


I service alarms, and travel at least 1,000 miles every week. I need my GPS to get me there, and this one often lets me down. I believe the menu system is the culprit, but it didn't matter. I hated the expense of map updates in my old TomTom, and the...

Big, bright screen. Easy bluetooth integration.

I travel for work, and the GPS often can't find the address I'm looking for. Since that's what you buy a GPS to do, the Garmin is a total failure. It also won't offer me the option of routing around toll roads.

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Amazon review summary for Garmin NÜVI 2595LMT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2247 user reviews of Garmin NÜVI 2595LMT from 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

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

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Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity:Via External Device
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 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