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Garmin Nuvi 2597 LM

Garmin Nuvi 2597 LM
alaScore 85

290 reviews

Dec, 2018

  • Negative

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 289 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 69/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is May 31, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 490772 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 2597 LM from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the usability, but some have doubts about the performance.



89% 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 2597LM 5 inch Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

Dec, 2018

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Why the rave review? This machine is horrible...

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I received this device as a gift from my dad, a loyal Which? subscriber. I must say, I concur with the review above. In fact, I find very little to like in this sat-nav.Firstly, the irritating things. Computer voice will occasionally fail to inform you...

Aug, 2015

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OK, But with reservations

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At 70 years of age I just need something is.Two very annoying points:1. It can only be uploaded using Windows .. I have only Linux!2. Speed Cameras bit ceases to work after two years, so need to pay half the price of a new camera to...

Feb, 2015

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Garmin 2597LM

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I was already a Garmin user and found this particular unit slightly more tedious to set up to my likes and dislikes. It did however work well, was accurate on cameras and map detail.

Sep, 2014

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Wish I'd bought a TomTom!

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Following Which recommendation, I switched from my old TomTom to Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT, which has traffic alerts (very useful) a couple of days before a trip to France. The intelligent voice was the first thing to go. If you think the UK names sound...

Sep, 2014

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soft ware faults


So disappointed with this product. When I search under shopping, I am directed to Germany for DIY, Belfast for Wines and London for Florists. I live in Dorset, UK. Trying to contact Garmin was a Nightmare but I was eventually told these are "known...

Feb, 2014

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Garmin nüvi 2597LMT


Bought this sat nav after looking at more expensive ones and wanted one with free map updates and I am not disappointed. Eady set up and very easy to use with god voice navigation.

good size screen, slim, excellent voice navigation, free map updates


Dec, 2013

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I found this product easy to use, set up on my lap top, download updates etc.

Nov, 2013

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This product has great features and a clear colourful screen.


We found the menu system intuitive, clear and easy to use. The screen and colours are clear, bright and easy to follow. The accuracy on roundabouts is amazing and overcomes the problem of previous sat navs where trhey could not keep up with the actual...

Nov, 2013

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Bringing Me into this Century


I am 66 years old and have used Maps and Road Atlases all my life. My first journey Using the Garmin Nuvi 2597 was between Lancaster to Southampton via Wyboston. The units information, presentation of junctions, speed restrictions and ability to have...

Nov, 2013

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Excellent value!


This Sat Nav gives precise clear instructions, as they all do. My main reason for buying this particular unit was the full set of full European maps with lifetime updates, which are important to me as I travel for business as well as pleasure.

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Built-in camera: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed


Backlight display: Yes
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):2.1 x 4.4
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.1 x 4.4
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance


GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No


Map coverage:All Europe
Maps included: Yes


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


3D landmarks: No
Photo navigation: No
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

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

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


Video playback: No

Weight & Dimensions