Garmin nuvi 2597LMT car sat nav boh have a large 5-inch touchscreen which can be used in dual orientation and comes preloaded with street-level maps of Europe which are free to update. The nuvi 2797 also supports voice activated navigation. The 2597LMT features free lifetime traffic whereas the 2597LM does not. Both devices are Bluetooth enabled allowing hands-free calls. Plus it is smartphone link compatible providing weather information and PhotoLive Traffic Cameras.
Both 2597LMT and LM also features a split screen which shows the navigation map and Active Lane Guidance or PhotoReal Junction providing essential information at each junction and exit. Optional speed camera locations are also available.
The 2597LMT features both lifetime maps and lifetime traffic whereas the 2597LM only includes lifetime maps. Both nuvi 2597's are mid-range Garmin nuvi from the Advanced series car sat nav and features a 5-inch touchscreen display. The units display also offers dual orientation, so you can use it in landscape or portrait mode and it features pinch and zoom technology. The Garmin nuvi 2597LMT also supports voice activation which allows you to operate the device via spoken commands such as "go to home" or use the Bluetooth capabilities and use a command like "call Mr Smith".
Preloaded with street-level European maps including UK, Western and Eastern Europe the nuvi 2597 is ready to use straight from the box in more than 40 countries. What's more the pre-installed maps are FREE to update for the lifetime of the product - with typically 4 updates available FREE each year.
The nuvi 2597LMT also features FREE Lifetime traffic updates covering all motorways and A roads. The traffic information is displayed on the units split 5-inch screen with the left half of the screen showing the route you are driving while the right half displays traffic reports which are also spoken to you via the sat navs built-in speaker. The 2597 sat nav will also inform you of how many minutes the delay will take and also calculates possible detours. The nuvi 2597LM does not include this traffic feature.
Garmin nuvi 2597 mid range sat nav is Bluetooth enabled making it possible to make and receive hands-free calls via the integrated microphone and speaker. The nuvi 2597 also features smartphone link which enables you to get information such as weather, PhotoLive Traffic Cameras and more direct from your nuvi using the Bluetooth connection when paired with a compatible smartphone.
The split screen comes into its own again with both the Active Lane Guidance and the PhotoReal junction. The Active Lane Guidance displays an image of the junction with a bright arrow showing the lane you should be in. The PhotoReal Junction shows images relating to the junction on the screen including surrounding landscape and road signs.
Garmin now offers Garmin Real Directions which uses recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights to guide you to your destination. For example the device may speak “turn right after the cathedral.” The 2597 also displays the estimated time of arrival.
The 2597 has a point of interest database including businesses, stores and restaurants. There is also an Up Ahead feature which will warn you of nearby services, restaurants, petrol stations and stores. The nuvi 2597 also supports voice activated navigation so you can navigate and find points of interest whilst keeping both hands on the steering wheel.
With the Garmin 2597 you can also get (via subscription) the unique Cyclops speed camera database which provides speed camera alerts. On approach to a speed cameras location overspeed warnings and speed limit information is also displayed. Included in the Cyclops database are locations for fixed, mobile, variable limit, average speed cameras, temporary, mobile zones and red light speed cameras. New or moved cameras are constantly tracked and Cyclops checks and updates its central database daily.
The Garmin 2597 navigator also contains a speed limit database and displays your vehicles’ speed for most roads in Europe.
Garmin nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav FAQs
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Garmin nuvi 2597LM and 2597LMT Features
‣View routes on the 5-inch touchscreen
‣Street-level here mapping for Europe
‣Enjoy FREE lifetime map updates
‣Enjoy FREE lifetime traffic updates (only the 2597LMT)
‣Voice activated navigation
‣Manual dual-orientation screen - portrait or landscape
‣Displays speed limit, current speed and time of arrival
‣Avoid traffic tie-ups with 3D traffic, subscription-free live traffic updates from the our extensive traffic avoidance system (nuvi 2597LMT only)
‣Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompts
‣Speaks street names e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500ft."
‣8-digit postcode - navigate using full UK postcode search
‣Active Lane Guidance guides to proper lane for navigation
‣PhotoReal Junction view displays junction signs
‣Auto re-route fast off-route and detour recalculation
‣Choice of route setup - faster time, shorter distance, off road
‣Auto sort multiple destinations - provides most direct route
‣Speed limit indicator - displays speed limit for most major roads
‣Route avoidance - avoid highways, tolls etc
‣Bluetooth enabled for hands-free calls.
‣World travel clock, currency and unit converter, calculator
‣Optional Cyclops speed camera locations via subscription
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery - up to 1 hours
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database - includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee
Garmin 2597LMT and 2597LM are plug-and-play sat navs that can be set up and removed in seconds. The nuvi 2597LMT is powered by an in-car charger that plugs and powers via your vehicles cigarette lighter adaptor. A suction cup mount and cradle attaches to your vehicles windscreen to provide a secure base to view the units screen and navigational instructions. Both the car charger and windscreen mount are in the box when you buy the nuvi 2597LMT from ActiveGPS.
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT is preloaded with street-level here maps (formely NAVTEQ) for both Western and Eastern Europe. To view the map coverage for a specific country or region please click the following links for more details: UK and Ireland, France and Benelux, Spain and Portugal, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Nordics, Italy and Greece, and Eastern Europe.
If you'd like to buy additonal maps for another region (outside of the nuvi 2597 preloaded Westerm Europe map region). e.g. North America or Australia and New Zealand. These can be viewed and purchased via the nuvi 2597 map page.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Garmin nuvi 2597LMT
‣Preloaded City Navigator NT mapping for Europe
‣Lifetime traffic (nuvi 2597LMT only)
‣Vehicle power cable
‣Vehicle suction cup mount
‣Quick start manual
Garmin nuvi 2597 Accessories
Accessories available to purchase include a 5-inch slip case, mains power charger, a weighted dashboard mount and a vehicle reversing camera. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger. View all of the nuvi 2597LMT accessories here.
Garmin nuvi 2597 Maps
Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 2597 view them all here. All mapping comes on microSD card with SD card adaptor and is genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 2597. Areas available to buy include: Southern Africa and Middle East and Northern Africa.
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT Technical Specification
‣Display: 5-inch manual dual-orientation, WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 2.5 hour (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 137mm, Height - 83mm, Depth - 19mm
‣Garmin nuvi 2597LM and 2597LMT manual
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Page updated: 16th January 2016