Product Comparison: Garmin nüvi 2597LMT vs Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD


General Specifications
Brand
Garmin
Garmin
Model
nüvi 2597LMT
nüvi 3597LMTHD
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.
nüvi 3597LMTHD has a 5.0" high resolution display with “pinch and zoom” capability, so you can quickly get a closer look at any onscreen information. Dual-orientation capabilities allow you to use nüvi 3597LMTHD either horizontally or vertically.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
480x272
800 x 480
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 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
  • The 5-inch display is very crisp and clear, but can be reflective depending on how you position it in your car. Love the big screen!
  • Fast! Instantly on when powered up and bluetooth connection established in about 5 seconds.
  • With a higher resolution screen, side street names are easy to read and are very crisp.
  • Interface works very well, Garmin did a great job. It looks different from other Garmin nuvi's, but still operates about the same.
  • Loved new animations for the intersections when device leads you to proper lane.
  • I would really like to see more of the 3D buildings. You rarely see them unless you are in a very popular downtown area. Also, most of the time the GPS automatically zooms to the point where they aren't drawn (even on the most detail setting).
  • Zoom levels mess up the experience when at neighborhood zoom level. When I'm on a major road, the zoom level is usually pretty well, far enough out to where I can know what's coming ahead, but not too far to where you can't see side streets.The zoom level on minor roads, is sometimes good.
Size & Weight
Height
3.3 in.
3.1 in.
Width
5.4 in.
5.4 in.
Depth
0.76 in.
0.5 in.
Weight
6.6 oz.
6.8 oz.
Features
Extras
Trip Planner, Trip Log, Receive live services via your compatible iPhone® or Android™ smartphone with Smartphone Link.
Trip Log, Trip Planner, Receive live services via your compatible iPhone® or Android™ smartphone with Smartphone Link., 3-D Buildings & Terrain depict landmarks and the natural landscape in North America
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
Yes
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 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
  • More street names are shown on the map than previous models, roads not on your route are more frequently labled at all zoom levels.
  • HD traffic (included) works well for me in San Diego; however see below for comment around traffic with Smartphone App.
  • Advanced lane guidance. While not included for all junctions, it's useful to know exactly which lane you should be in as you approach tricky junctions/intersections.
  • Volume with speaker mount is very good. With windows down I only have to boost the volume to 60 or 65 to hear directions.
  • Free lifetime map updates available anytime and no longer restricted to 4 per year.
  • No user updatable speed limits - a feature removed from previous models. While I understand they're only included as a guide, it would be nice to change them if they are incorrect.
  • No choice of voice for navigation commands. Everyone's hearing is different and a choice would be nice to optimize clarity.
  • Inability to display latitude and longitude. In an emergency situation this could mean the difference between life and death.
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
329.99 $

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