Product Comparison: TomTom VIA 1535 TM vs Garmin nüvi 2595LMT

Advertiser Disclosure

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
VIA 1535 TM
nüvi 2595LMT
About the Product
Let the VIA 1535 TM keep you focused on the road ahead. VIA combines Bluetooth hands-free calling and voice recognition technologies into one powerful GPS device for your car. Plus it has a 5″ screen for a better view and Free Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates. Once you drive with a TomTom device, you’ll never want to drive without one.
With its innovative voice-activated navigation, you can control nüvi 2595LMT with your voice — allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply wake up nüvi with a customizable voice command and begin speaking menu options that are clearly displayed on the screen. When you’re stopped, you can still control the nüvi using its intuitive touchscreen interface.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
Screen Size
5 in.
5 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TomTom VIA 1535 TM Bluetooth GPS Navigator
  • I am not certain why, but the picture appears to be more distinct on my 1535 than it is on my XXL.
  • The touch screen responds much better than on my earlier units, though I do wish they hadn't changed to toll road warnings from "Do you want to AVOID toll roads" to "Do you want to INCLUDE toll roads."
  • Easy to use: the menu options are laid out in a vivid format, and completely guide you through the set up.
  • Displays lots of useful info such as distance to destination and current street you are driving on (which Garmin does not show).
  • Screen does tend to wash out in direct sunlight.
  • Accuracy: It's not terrible when it comes to destinations, but there are a few that just don't line up. Like any mapping and GPS, there are bound to be some flukes in the system.
Garmin nüvi 2595LMT Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator
  • Fast shipping, works great, nice screen.
  • I was SO looking forward to using this GPS unit with its large screen, lane assist, POIs and especially the voice recognition.
  • The screen is much more responsive, the unit connects faster to the satellites, and it is much easier to find alternate routes.
  • We have had good luck with this Garmin GPS. The landscape or portrait option for the screen is one of my favorites. Works well with my motorcycle and the car.
  • Even though it is a 5" screen, the image of the map is small and not as colorful as the last Garmin I had. Tried all of the adjustments, but nothing helped. However the other features are very good.
Size & Weight
3.1 in.
3.3 in.
4.7 in.
5.4 in.
1 in.
0.6 in.
7.7 oz.
6.8 oz.
Split Screen Junction View, IQ Routes
Trip Log, Trip Planner, Receive live services via your compatible iPhone® or Android™ smartphone with Smartphone Link., Featuring Garmin Guidance 2.0, an advanced navigation engine
Preloaded Street Maps
Includes Map Updates
Voice-Activated Navigation
Speed Limit Indicator
Bluetooth® Calling
Lane Assist
Lifetime Updates
Traffic Compatible
3-D Buildings
What customers say about "Features"
TomTom VIA 1535 TM Bluetooth GPS Navigator
  • If you set the speed limit option will beep when you get over speed limit, had to turn off on freeways, but would be good in other areas.
  • Like the lifetime maps and traffic, they will tell you online new downloads but mostly just trying to sell you other features.
  • Like the graphic's, a lot like my old one so familiar. Used it on the center console but the window sticker works good.
  • Had no trouble going online to setup, took some time and a little confusing but not to bad. It worked first time, think you have to set it up first use.
  • While the attached mount was a good idea, it just doesn't have the functionality of a removable one.
  • The voice commands proved to be about useless, it does a poor job of understanding you voice commands. you had to put in street or place you want to go. If you use the POI's it doesn't always have some near you.
Garmin nüvi 2595LMT Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator
  • There are some good features about it, like the ability to use it as a hands-free speaker phone.
  • This unit filled the need of some international travel and upgrades from our previous model. The price was right as well. The bluetooth features are a plus along with the additional features including lifetime maps. The traffic feature works better as well.
  • Love it! Especially the feature that lets you know there's traffic congestion ahead.
  • Love it! I bought it to replace my old Garmin Nuvi that has become unreliable after all of these years of faithful service. This one ls a bit larger and has more memory. I have already used it on a couple of short trips and it works perfectly.
  • The bluetooth feature that allows you to take calls from your phone is an absolute joke. The volume is barely audible and with the sound turned all the way up. I
  • I purchased the Garmin nuvi 2595LMT and was very disappointed. This Garmin was supposed to be a refurbished gps but I think when they erased the original information on the GPS they did not reset the gps therefore, it was unable to receive my location and allow me to enter my location or any address
Battery Type
Battery Life
2.5 hour
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information

Other reviews