The Garmin nuvi 2599 LMT-D car satnav has a 5 inch touchscreen which features maps of Europe which are free to update for the lifetime of the satnav. You also get subscription free Digital traffic information to help route you around traffic congestion. On screen information includes the speed limit for most major roads, your vehicle speed and estimated arrival time at your destination.
The nuvi 2599 also comes equipped with Active Lane Guidance, actual road signs, and photos of junction layouts helping you to get in the correct lane at busy, complicated road junctions. The nuvi 2599 is bluetooth compatible for handsfree calls. Speed cameras subscription is include free for the first year.
Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D NOH* - £179.99
The Garmin nuvi 2599 LMT-D is an in-car sat nav with a 5 inch bright touchscreen which you can pinch-to-zoom. Maps included with the nuvi 2599 are Full Europe maps which are free to update for the Lifetime of the sat nav device.
*NOH - A newly overhauled (NOH) device is a device that was returned to Garmin to be factory refurbished. To read more click here or scroll to the base of this page. NOH products include a 1 year warranty.
On-screen information is displayed without obstructing the navigation view of the road map so you will always know where you are going. The Garmin nuvi 2599 LMT-D will display speed limit for almost every major road, current speed, estimated time of arrival and current street. Furthermore Up Ahead feature also recommends nearby services, food, fuel and cash machines along your journey as they become in close range of your vehicle.
Garmin Real Directions is a feature that announces directions turn-by-turn using recognisable landmarks that you will see such as buildings and traffic lights. So for example, you may be advised by the sat nav to "turn left after the petrol station" making it easier to identify where your next turn is.
Active Lane Guidance refers to spoken instructions at exits and junctions. Brightly coloured arrows on-screen will also help guide you. Furthermore BirdsEye junction view and photoReal Junction will assist you by displaying junctions, exits, surrounding landscapes and real road signs along your route. If your destination is complex to find such as a specific terminal at an Airport or a particular shop at a shopping centres Direct Access feature will help to guide you to the exact location. For example, if you enter the location of a John lewis at a shopping centre Direct Access will guide you to the correct part of the shopping centre to ensure you reach your destination and do not have too far to walk.
Free Digital Traffic is provided with the Garmin nuvi 2599 LMT-D without any subscription charges. The roads covered include motorways, dual-carriageway and secondary roads. The traffic information will be displayed on-screen to the right with the navigation map still on screen so you can view both traffic information and the map at the same time. Traffic alerts are spoken and traffic information is also voice activated. The expected minutes of delay are displayed on screen and if there is a detour then the Garmin nuvi will offer you an alternative route to avoid traffic congestion. The traffic information will also confirm that you are driving along the fastest route.
The nuvi 2599 is also Bluetooth compatible so that you can connect with a Smartphone to use make and receive Handsfree calls. The nuvi has an in-built speaker and microphone to make this possible.
Smartphone connectivity is possible to a Smartphone with the Gamrin nuvi 2599 LMT-D. There is a Garmin App called smartphone Link App which can access Foursquare that enables you find and view POIs, ratings of restaurants and hours of service of shops in the local area. You could also save the location where you parked your car to make locating it easier and you can also send locations and addresses from your phone to your nuvi. Further Premium services from the Garmin Live Services include real-time weather radar and live road-traffic-cameras. You can also save your favourite traffic video cameras if you regularly want to see how fast-flowing the traffic is along a particular stretch of road.
Speed camera locations are included with the Garmin nuvi 2599 and you can (via subscription) update this database using the unique Cyclops speed camera database. 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 2599 navigator also contains a speed limit database for most major roads across Europe and the device displays your vehicles’ speed.
Garmin nuvi 2599 Car Sat Nav FAQs
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Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D Features
‣View routes on the 5-inch touchscreen
‣Street-level here mapping for Europe
‣Enjoy FREE lifetime map
‣Enjoy FREE Traffic Information - works twice as fast as other, non-digital sat navs
‣Includes Cyclops speed camera locations for FREE preloaded. Updates to this database are available.
‣Voice activated navigation
‣3D Terrain view and 3D Landmarks.
‣Displays speed limit for most major roads, 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
‣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.
‣Garmin App called Smartphone Link enables access to premium services such as weather radar and view from live traffic cameras.
‣World travel clock, currency and unit converter, calculator
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery - up to 2 hours
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database - includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee
Garmin 2599LMT-D is a plug-and-play sat nav that can be set up and removed in seconds. The nuvi 2599LMT-D 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 2599LMT from ActiveGPS.
Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D 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.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D
‣Preloaded City Navigator NT mapping for Europe
‣Lifetime maps and Digital Traffic (denoted by the 'D' in product name 2599LMT-D)
‣Lifetime traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
‣Vehicle suction cup mount
‣Quick start manual
Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D 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 2599LMT-D accessories here.
Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D Maps
Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D 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 2599. Countries available to buy include: Brazil, Eastern Africa and South East Asia.
Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D Technical Specification
‣Display: 5-inch, WVGA colour TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 2 hours (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 138mm, Height - 84mm, Depth - 18mm
‣Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D manual
Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy here.
Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D Questions and Answers
Question: I have a nuvi 2599lmt-d and was wondering if I needed to purchase the gtm70 power cable for traffic updates or will connecting my smartphone be sufficient.
Answer: Your nuvi 2599LMT-D (where LMT-D = Lifetime Maps & Traffic - Digital) should already have a Digital (DAB) Traffic receiver embedded within the main unit. To receive the signal you should only need to have the correct power cable which incorporates the antenna. This should have been included with your original purchase. Which cable do you have? What model number is on the plug?
You shouldn't need a GTM 70, nor smartphone.
To confirm that your nuvi definitely has embedded Digital Traffic we would need your serial number.
Question: I have a Garmin Nuvi 2599 which I intend to use in a Renault Megane. The front windscreen is too far from the driver to be able to reach the sat nav - is there a long reach arm ( for the sat nav not me) to bring it nearer to me.
Answer: There is no long reach arm. What you could consider is the portable friction mount (pictured right).
The Garmin portable friction mount works simply by sitting on top of your dashboard without using any adhesives. Therefore it doesn't leave a mark and can be removed from your vehicle or out of sight of would be thieves in seconds.
You will also to need to buy or already own the unit mount cradle from the Garmin nuvi 2599 Suction Cup Mount to complete the installation.
All of the genuine Garmin nuvi 2599 accessories can be viewed here.
Question: Is the Garmin external microphone compatible with a Garmin Nuvi 2599LMT-D? The sound quality for handsfree calling is terrible on my unit, so hoping this would help.
Answer: The Garmin External Microphone is NOT compatible with the Garmin nuvi 2599
LMT-D. There is NO jack connection for the Garmin External Microphone.
Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 2599LMT-D? Submit your question via our contact page.
A newly overhauled (NOH) device is a device that was returned to Garmin to be factory refurbished. Newly overhauled devices go through extensive testing to bring the units up to the same specifications as when they were manufactured as new, maintaining high quality standards. Newly overhauled devices will still have a one year manufacturer's warranty when purchased from a Garmin dealer.
Please note that newly overhauled (NOH) devices received as replacements for servicing will have either a 90-day warranty or the remainder of the original device's warranty, whichever is longer.
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Page updated: 29th March 2017