Product Comparison: Garmin nüvi 2597LMT vs Garmin nüvi 2599LMTHD


General Specifications
Brand
Garmin
Garmin
Model
nüvi 2597LMT
nüvi 2599LMTHD
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
About the Product
nüvi 2597LMT arrives loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime¹ map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs (points of interest) and navigation information. New maps are available for download with no fees.
On the nüvi 2599LMTHD, traffic alerts appear to the side of your map, so your driving map remains onscreen. Traffic messages are spoken, too. HD Digital Traffic is voice-activated, so it responds to spoken requests. It can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
480x272
480x272
Type
Portable
Portable
Screen Size
5 in.
5 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin nüvi 2597LMT Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS
  • The display is easy to read, and the posted speed limit is always a great reminder tool to not get a ticket.
  • This GPS is easy to use & the display is more helpful then my other TOMTOM. I also really like the Bluetooth function.
  • Upgraded from a Nuvi 550. Wow. Things have changed. Bigger screen, clearer graphics, incredibly detailed voice navigation
  • The touch screen is much more sensitive making it far easier to operate as well as the Voice Command function making it even easier.
  • Very easy to use, the 5 inch screen are awesome gives you variety of advance features likes warning signs for traffic, road construction, speed, time of arrival,and distance for your next turn.
  • The problem for me is the LCD screen. It has poor contrast which makes difficult to see details. I tried to adjust the display, but there is only auto, day or night setting and were no help.
Garmin nüvi 2599LMTHD GPS Navigation System with Bluetooth
  • Very nice screen. Touch screen is very responsive
  • I like the sensitivity of the touch screen. The GPS locks on fast when powered on. The resolution of the screen look real good.
  • very quick startup compared to the my old Garmin , bright and clear screen , because of the glass screen , there will be bright reflection occur during sunlight, this can be easily " fix " by tilt the unit slightly 5 deg up or down ward;
  • I love the clear bright screen and the colors the instructions have not gotten me lost yet. The directions are accurate and the screen clearly shows all restaurants and other points of interest it has proven to be very very important to us.
  • 5 inch screen is very bright easy to see and accepts voice commands or programmable. most of .all its very user friendly.
Size & Weight
Height
3.3 in.
3.3 in.
Width
5.4 in.
5.5 in.
Depth
0.76 in.
0.7 in.
Weight
6.6 oz.
6.5 oz.
Features
Extras
Trip Planner, Trip Log, Receive live services via your compatible iPhone® or Android™ smartphone with Smartphone Link.
Digital 3D traffic, Trip Planner, Trip Log, Foursquare, Direct Access, Receive live services via your compatible iPhone® or Android™ smartphone with Smartphone Link., For a complete navigation solution, nüvi 2589LMT pairs with the BC™ 30 wireless backup camera
Preloaded Street Maps
Yes
Yes
Includes Map Updates
Yes
Yes
Voice-Activated Navigation
Yes
Yes
Speed Limit Indicator
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth® Calling
Yes
Yes
Lane Assist
Yes
Yes
Lifetime Updates
Yes
Yes
Traffic Compatible
Yes
Yes
3-D Buildings
No
No
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin nüvi 2597LMT Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS
  • I like the Traffic feature with has come in handy several times. I also like the Bluetooth, which works well with my smartphone. I can input my location info in the smartphone app and transfer it to the GPS when I get in the car.
  • All the features I need. Voice is loud and clear. Turn direction notifications are given in time to adjust to correct lane.
  • Works with phone via Bluetooth as outstanding remote console and speakerphone. Delivers traffic so much better than the 550 - tells when and where you will hit traffic and how bad it is.
  • This item showed up at time , I like the size of the screen is big u can see the every thing better, I like the bluetooth cause I can connect my cell phone and speak with free hands also is ez to program any plase you want to go.
  • I like the phone bluetooth feature. Hands free when on the phone. Lifetime maps and traffic. It shows on a small map on the right side of the screen about traffic delays and when on a major highway the ramp shows up.
Garmin nüvi 2599LMTHD GPS Navigation System with Bluetooth
  • Voice Commands work very well, especially for saved locations. It calculates & recalculates very quickly. It starts and restarts quickly.
  • like it a lot really like the Bluetooth and voice command
  • Although many have complained about the voice command, I have not had any problems using it at all. I love the traffic feature and am grateful that it is built-in the unit.
  • I found this feature very helpful in heavy St Louis freeway traffic, where exit ramps are located on both the right and left.
  • Garmin has removed all security locking features from their Nuvi line. You can no longer PIN lock the device. If it is stolen the thief has full access to your home location, phone data, and driving routes.
Power
Battery Type
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery Life
2.5 hour
2 hour
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
EAC, CE
EAC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
269.99 $

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