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Garmin NÜVI 2598LMT-D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 524 reviews of Garmin NÜVI 2598LMT-D. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The size and performance also get good reviews, whereas the memory and reliability get less positive views.

usability, performance, size, price, screen

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin NÜVI 2598LMT-D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 user reviews of Garmin NÜVI 2598LMT-D from 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 Views about the maps and screen are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the memory, while there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps


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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 2598LMT-D 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and BluetoothGarmin nuvi 2598LMT-D 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : James Morris (

Garmin nuvi 2598 LMT-D


A feature-packed dedicated sat nav at a good price

Traffic system requires no annual subscription ; Maps will be up-to-date for lifetime of device ; Great Voice Command system

Expensive Live Services ; Traffic updates not as accurate as premium services ; Smartphone Link for Android only

You can also configure and enable the ecoRoute system, which allows you to choose the most fuel-efficient routes for your vehicle and set yourself fuel efficiency challenges. The Garmin nuvi 2598 LMTD's Trip Planner can also be found here, as well as...

May, 2013

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Sometimes disappointing with audio directions

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The Which report on this 'best buy' was very encouraging, and the price, considering it includes free Traffic and map updates for life, very good.However, having used it now for over 1 year in Europe and the UK, I have found mixed results from this...

Jul, 2015

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Best buy whan I bought a year or so ago - we all make mistakes

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Many annoyances and many downright bugs.Pronunciation of road names and directions is a joke.Voice control works occasionally.When I first got it I several times obeyed the instruction 'turn right/left' when it really meant 'turn right/left in 100...

Mar, 2015

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Working well

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Had this for 2 weeks now, and am finding it very useful on my journeys. Took a while to understand what was meant by Digital Traffic, but for reference this only means that updates come from DAB rather than FM. The traffic updates are good, and ETA is...

May, 2014

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I have not even driven anywhere to use the product and I'm already regretting buying it. Why? - The cable to connect the Sat-Nav to my computer (desk top) is very short, not even 1/2 a metre, and I cannot even rest the device on my desk whilst...

Mar, 2014

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This is a brilliant sat nav and well worthy of the Which? 2nd top Best Buy. Which? discribe this as a mid range sat nav but on box/packaging it is described as ADVANCED SERIES and it certainly is! Comparing to the 3598 which was top Best Buy I can't...

Oct, 2013

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Feedback of Which review

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Hello Which, I find your reviews very helpful but can you please include the following?Explain why there are no stars for Programming. What is meant by Digital Traffic monitoring type in the full specs? Is this Live or TMC?Can you measure how well the...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Built-in camera: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed


Backlight display: Yes
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):5.4 x 3.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):5.4 x 3.3
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No


Map coverage:All Europe
Maps included: Yes


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


3D landmarks: No
Address input:City, Street
Automatic routing: Yes
Photo navigation: No
Routes quantity:100
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: No

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

Technical Details

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


Video playback: No

Weight & Dimensions