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Garmin Nuvi 2597

Garmin Nuvi 2597
alaScore 96

2551 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2551 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The voice guidance and screen also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the memory, and many are negative about the reliability.

usability, screen, voice guidance, price, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 2597 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Garmin Nuvi 2597


alaTest has collected and analysed 332 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2597 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

usability, screen, price, voice guidance, design


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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 2597LM 5 inch Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and BluetoothGarmin nuvi 2597LMT 5 inch Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth Garmin nuvi 2597LM 5 inch Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

Consumer review by: review summary for Garmin Nuvi 2597


alaTest has collected and analyzed 803 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2597 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

usability, screen, voice guidance, performance, price


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

This summary is based on the product: Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

Expert review by:

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT


Garmin's midrange nüvi 2597LMT comes with some useful new features, but it's priced a bit high for what you get.

Accurate navigation. Friendlier voice prompts. Flexible 3D lane assistance views

Dated plastic resistive screen. Low screen resolution. Real-time traffic data is limited on secondary roads

The Garmin nüvi 2597LMT ($249.99 direct) inherits many of the positive characteristics of its more expensive sibling, the nüvi 3597LMTHD, while leaving an extra $130 in your pocket. But the question we ask every time we review a GPS these days is...


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Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT


The Nuvi 2597LMT is a well-rounded addition to the Advanced series. This car navigation system is easy to see and easy to understand. The Nuvi 2597LMT GPS system will help you avoid traffic problems, give you a hands-free navigation experience and make...

This model comes with lifetime map updates and traffic updates, plus speech access and Bluetooth capability

If you want ecoRoute, you'll have to purchase it separately

The Nuvi 2597LMT is a well-rounded navigation GPS device that gives you a hands-free experience and makes it easy to reach your destination safely.

Consumer review by:

This unit easily performed for me as promised.


When deciding to upgrade my old TomTom, I did a *lot* of reading and looking around, including touchy-feely in brick-and-mortar stores. Garmin had been recommended by a friend (who had a 2445), so I zeroed in on the brand. I eventually picked the 2597...

Large, clear screen ; Amazing ability to interact by voice ; Clear directions including actual street names ; Wide choice of measurables to display while driving ; Easy access/distance to upcoming POIs through the tools and on the screen

I haven't really found a complaint. I did wonder why they didn't add state symbols on either side of state lines (which show on the map), or add "Welcome to ..." announcements as state lines are crossed. Hardly a deal-breaker, just an enhancement

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Garmin Nuvi 2597


Zero, None. Refuse to accept used item

8 Days shipping time. Shipper lives within my area. I could've picked this up in less than one hour. Bogus boxing. Came in a bubblerap bag and no Styrofoam to keep unit from being bounced around. refurbished unit, refuses to acquire satellite. I have...

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GARMIN nuvi 2597LMT


Works great and was a good price


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When it works it's awesome


This may be a hardware issue or a maps issue but they need to figure it out. This should be a 5 star product.

Nice size, touchscreen is responsive, easy to use

Sometimes just hangs at 80% when calculating your route and doesn't finish it. When it does, the last 20% can take up to 20 minutes

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Garmin 2597LMT


I have even loaded my trips in my home outside of the car just using the built in battery. This saved me time sitting in my car. NewEgg has the best price and fastest delivery I have found on the internet.

I have been using this Garmin for many months now and it works GREAT!! The screen is large enough to see the map while driving and the directions are clear and concise. The "Voice Command" function is easy to use especially while driving so you don't...

As with any navigation device, you must review and scan the route it chose to be sure it is the best route to your location. I always choose the main roads/interstates first, but sometimes it gets you there using some back roads. So look first and...

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Very satisfied


Very satisfied. Arrived on time. great customer service

none really

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Garmin G{S


Easy to use. Bluetooth access. 5" screen. Voice activated navigation. Smartphone Link

None really

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Great Unit


This unit rated well in my online research and I can see why. My Magellan took too much time to find satellites, this one is much faster. There are bad reviews that this is a refurbished unit. Although it could be, it does come in a Garmin box, just...

Worked great out of the box. Tells you what lanes in the freeway you need to be on during highway transitions. After my trip to Boston, I can say this can resolve a lot of headaches. This unit has been accurate so far with the posted speed limit. It is...

Non that I would subtract eggs for. Too many buttons to get to previous destinations in my opinion

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth:No / 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 / Yes
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode:No / Yes
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel:No / Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control


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