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Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology used to exchange information between two compatible devices over short distances. A GPS with Bluetooth is extremely handy if you want to pair it up with your cell phone.

There are couple of ways in which you can pair up your cellphone with your GPS to extend its functionality.

Firstly with the GPS device as a receiver, you would get navigation both on your GPS device and your cell phone. This helps because you can then put the GPS device in a place where reception is good - like on the top of a tree or a car, and then pair it with your cell phone for looking up the maps.

Secondly, and more important for Car GPS, you can transfer your incoming calls directly to the GPS device so that you can pick them up directly from the GPS device while driving.

Thirdly, GPS device with Bluetooth is useful if you want to upload maps to it from the internet, which you can first download on your cellphone or laptop and wirelessly transfer it directly to your GPS.

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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS


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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD
Motorola MOTOACTV
Garmin nuvi 3590LMT
Garmin nuvi 2797LMT
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT
Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
Motorola MOTOACTV GPS Receiver
Garmin nuvi 3590LMT GPS Receiver
Garmin nuvi 2797LMT Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
PC Interface
USB, Bluetooth
USB 2.0, Bluetooth
USB, Bluetooth
USB, Bluetooth
USB, Bluetooth
Map capabilities
Internal, Download maps
Internal
Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal
Internal
Designation
Automobile
Outdoor, Watch
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Form Factor
Portable
Watch
Fixed
Portable
Portable
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Keypad
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Screen Size
5.0 inch
1.6 inch
5.0 inch
7.0 inch
5.0 inch
User interface
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Keypad
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command

  • The Nuvi 3597LMTHD continues to refine Garmin's brand of navigation with premium design and one of the best interfaces in the business.


  • Garmin has done it again with the nÃ?¼vi 3597LMTHD, a high-end portable GPS device that continues to set the bar for the genre. The question is whether there's a market for pricey in-car navigation systems these days.


  • Overall the GPS did a good job at doing what it is designed to do. It has an easy-to-navigate interface that's made even easier to use by voice commands. Finding destinations using the search feature was easy and accurate. The Nuvi always chose the quickest, most logical routes and displayed accurate traffic data. Despite all that, we do cringe at the $350 retail price tag.


  • Motorola's incredibly capable MotoActv fitness device can tackle just about any fitness task--such as tracking workouts via GPS and connecting to headsets via Bluetooth--and it serves as a very tiny digital music player. Yet, if you're looking for a simple tool to measure daily activity and provide holistic advice on how to shed some pounds, this training tool isn't for you.


  • Motorola's MotoActv cleverly correlates and displays data from your workouts, such as the map of your route and your pace during each song on your playlist. Among hybrid music player-fitness tracking devices, though, it's on the pricier side.


  • A personal trainer on your wrist, the MotoACTV tracks and analyzes your workouts--and provides motivation, too.


  • It's getting tougher to make the case for high-end GPS devices, but the fully loaded Garmin 3590LMT easily succeeds. It's a worthy purchase if you have the cash.


  • The Garmin nuvi 3590 LMT is a high-quality, feature-rich sat-nav. As we've commented before with regard to the Garmin smartphone app and the nuLink 2320, the Live services do get a bit pricey. If you purchased all of them, you would be paying £62.24 a year, which is significantly more than TomTom currently charges for its LIVE services. However, the device does come with lifetime map updates and lifetime RDS-TMC traffic, so you can get traffic information without the enhanced 3D Traffic service.


  • A resourceful approach to smart sat-nav but too fiddly to be a winner.


  • Nuvi 2797LMT keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply ask or touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.

    Nuvi 2797LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nuvi 2797LMT also shows school zone warnings.

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    This 7" model is a welcome addition to the nuvi line and I'm going to cautiously recommend it. If it wasn't for the Bluetooth issue I might deem it the best nuvi yet. Hopefully that will be fixed with a firmware update in the near future. In addition to the giant screen, the most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements.


  • Garmin's midrange nuvi 2597LMT comes with some useful new features, but it's priced a bit high for what you get.


  • Garmin's midrange nuvi 2597LMT comes with some useful new features, but it's priced a bit high for what you get.

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    With the exception of the poor Bluetooth sound quality, the 2597LMT is a worthy successor to last year's 2595LMT. The most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements. Is it worth it to get the 2597LMT over the 2557LMT, given the Bluetooth issue? For me the answer would be yes, since I am often out on the road alone and the voice command feature works very well. Except for that nagging Bluetooth issue, the 2597LMT is one of the best nuvis yet.