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Garmin Nuvi 2797

Garmin Nuvi 2797
alaScore 94

1145 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1145 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and performance. The voice guidance and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 2797 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1145 reviews)

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Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT


The 7-inch screen, while bold and crisp, can be difficult to mount without interfering with your line of sight, and the screen itself is plastic and less responsive than the more advanced glass screens. However, the Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT compensates for...

The large and high-quality display is both easy to see and easy to read. Garmin's landmark guidance program makes it easy for you to follow difficult directions and the ability to save multiples routes makes it easier to pull up common destinations

The Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT uses a plastic, resistive LCD screen that does not support multitouch or scrolling through menus

The Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT contains several advanced features that give you a more complete experience, but the lack of a more responsive touchscreen is a significant flaw.

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Amazon review summary for Garmin Nuvi 2797


alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2797 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

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

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficGarmin nuvi 2757 / 2797 LMT compatible Dual Wall / Travel AC Charger - One Charger for up to two devices with upgradeable Gomadic Brand TipExchange

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Garmin nuvi 2797LMT


Larger screen size is easy to read. Map update works great. Hands free voice activation is well worth having

Larger size might block some of your view if used in a smaller vehicle. This thing is the size of a small tablet


Consumer review by:

Awesome Product


I previously owned a Chevrolet Equinox....My husband and I realized that we really needed a 3rd row with the extra back storage!!! We then went purchase a Ford Expedition XL!!!! Absolutely love my new truck, but was so used of having the OnStar feature...

Easy to use and set

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Works great


reakky workd good, some times it doesnt under stand what you sayThis product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... casual user

It has a big screen and is easy to see

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Good GPS but store purchased from not so great


This is cheaper online! Also, the salesperson at Best Buy promised to help set up the Bluetooth on the GPS to connect with my phone. After all the talking about the product, I forgot to have the salesperson set it up. (I looked at this GPS at TWO...

Large screen, special features

Again, the store

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intelligent programing


quite easy to set up, but manual not yet available on line yet. having a bit of a problem getting it to connect with my cell phone. great graphics and when you turn where you want to rather than where it tells you it quickly catches up and continues to...

ease of use

no flat spot in my car for mounting

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Excellent GPS for the money


This is a great value for the money. Th 7 inch screen is great and the interface is easy to use. There are many useful features built into the device.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout...

Loaded with features and the free traffic and maps for the life of the product are very useful

The iPhone app needs to be updated, it does not always connect to my phone when I get in the vehicle

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This is our second unit and both seem to work well


All-in-all a very good, reliable unit but it would be nice to have all of its features incorporated into a smart phone.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Frequent traveler, casual user

Alternate routes are easy to select

It is a bit bulky and has a specialized power cord

Consumer review by:

great gps the best


great gps, excellent bluetooth connection , good voiceThis product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Budget Conscious, Frequent traveler, Business Professional



Product Specifications


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


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


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: Yes
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control


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