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Garmin Nuvi 2597

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2487 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and value for money are generally positive. The voice guidance and screen also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, screen, voice guidance, value for money, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 2597

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 332 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2597 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 2597

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 803 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2597 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

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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.

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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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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

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Received a Refurb

 

I've since bought the Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT elsewhere and can say it's an excellent unit. I deducted 4 eggs from this purchase based on my experience with the Marketplace seller.

Marketplace seller shipped the unit fast

Received a whitebox refurbished unit. I didn’t get to use the product. Requested and received refund

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Awesome GPS

 

While in Florida, and the unit sitting in the hot sun on the dashboard, I did need to restart it because it was getting a little buggy. After the restart, everything returned to normal. If you purchase the unit, be sure to do your initial map update...

The unit arrived and hands down it is the most user friend unit I have ever used. The touch zoom on the screen is very handy when driving. Other reviews made an issue with sun glare when driving, I did not experience that problem. I used it for close...

This is more of a Garmin issue, but the use of the Exit Services feature is useful, but needs to be more detailed. Some of the services show as generic blue restaurants and gas stations, while others show the icons of the actual name of restaurants and...

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Excellent

 

fast shipping! good customer service!!1

excellent i used every day to know how its the traffic, also adavised me for school zones, i love it, fast and easy to used, i will recomend to friends

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GARMIN nuvi 2597LMT

 

I haven't used it much, but when I do it works the way it should

Works like it should. Clear voice directions

Russian language pack wasn't included out of the box, so it took a little while to find it

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

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

Playback

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