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Garmin nuvi 3597LMT

Product Code: GN3597

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT car sat nav has a 5-inch touchscreen which can be used in dual orientation and comes preloaded with street-level road maps of Europe which are free to update. The nuvi 3597 also supports voice activated navigation, features free lifetime traffic and is Bluetooth enabled allowing hands-free calls. Plus it is smartphone link compatible so you can get information such as weather and PhotoLive Traffic Cameras.

The Garmin nuvi 3597LMT also features a split screen which shows the navigation map and Active Lane Guidance or PhotoReal Junction which provides essential information at each junction and exit. It also features 3D terrain and 3D buildings and landmarks. Optional speed camera locations are also available.



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Garmin nuvi 3597LMT is a top-of-the-range Garmin nuvi Premium 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 3597LMT 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".

The Garmin nuvi 3597 is part of Garmin's latest 2013 Premium sat nav range. If you are looking for a larger 7-inch screen then we recommend buying the Garmin nuvi 2797LMT.

Preloaded with street-level European maps including UK, Western and Eastern Europe the nuvi 3597 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. This sat nav also includes 3D terrain view and 3D landmarks so that you can navigate using these premium 3D features.

The nuvi 3597LMT 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 3597 sat nav will also inform you of how many minutes the delay will take and also calculates possible detours.

Garmin nuvi 3597 premium sat nav is Bluetooth enabled making it possible to make and receive hands-free calls via the integrated microphone and speaker. The nuvi 3597 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 3597 also displays the estimated time of arrival.

The 3597 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 3597 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 3597 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 3597 navigator also contains a speed limit database and displays your vehicles’ speed for most roads in Europe.

Garmin nuvi 3597 Car Sat Nav FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 3597LMT that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our car sat nav FAQs for questions from other customers and visitors. Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT Features

‣View routes on the 5-inch touchscreen
‣Street-level here mapping for Europe
‣Enjoy FREE lifetime map and traffic updates
‣Voice activated navigation
‣Manual dual-orientation screen - portrait or landscape
‣3D Terrain view and 3D Landmarks.
‣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
‣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 3597LMT is a plug-and-play sat nav, it can be set up and removed in seconds. The nuvi 3597LMT 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 3597LMT from ActiveGPS.

Map Coverage

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT 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 Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa, North America (USA and Canada), Australia and New Zealand.

If you'd like to buy additonal maps for another region (outside of the nuvi 3597 preloaded European map region). e.g. North America or Australia and New Zealand. These can be viewed and purchased via the nuvi 3597LMT map page.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin nuvi 3597LMT
‣Preloaded City Navigator NT mapping for Europe
‣Lifetime maps and traffic
‣Lifetime traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
‣USB cable
‣Quick start manual

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin nuvi 3597LMT view them all here. All parts are genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the 5-inch nuvi 3597 sat nav.

Accessories available to purchase include a 5-inch slip case, mains power charger and a weighted dashboard mount. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger. View all the nuvi 3597LMT accessories here.

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT Maps

Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 3597LMT 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 3597. Areas available to buy include: Southern Africa and Middle East and Northern Africa.

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 5-inch manual dual-orientation, WQVGA 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 - 77mm, Depth - 13mm
‣Weight: 192g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin nuvi 3597LMT manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT Questions and Answers

Question: I bought a Garmin nuvi 3597 in Australia a few years ago (hardware version V7 SA3 4GB 128MB DS, software version 4.00, GPS firmware 3.05.06). I will be in Europe next month and would like to load Europe maps. Is the City Navigator Europe NT map compatible with this model?

Answer: Yes, the Garmin City Navigator NTU Maps of Europe microSD/SD card will be fully compatible with your Garmin nuvi 3597 purchased in Australia.

Question: I have a Garmin Nuvi 3597 Software Version 5.10 and I live in the UK. The Garmin does not give me traffic updates and says I need to buy an app. Is my Garmin compatible with your traffic products and if so, which one?

Answer: Accessories that we sell for the Garmin nuvi 3597 can be viewed here.

The vehicle power and traffic cable available for the nuvi 3597 is the:

1. GTM 36 (uses FM)

Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 3597? Submit your question via our contact page.

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