The Retina-Like GPS, Superb, Lightweight, Just Great!!!
All in all, this is really a great step up. I highly recommend it. I wasn't sure it would have been a major upgrade from the 3590, but I am pleasantly surprised that it is and more. Your smartphone map app or GPS app can't compete with this beauty.
You will enjoy using this new flagship unit from Garmin.
Traffic announcements, Active lane guidance
The new magnetic mount and various new features (up ahead, traffic announcements, active lane guidance) are great additions to the Prestige line. Unfortunately the poorer than expected Bluetooth and voice command don't measure up. Hopefully those issues can be resolved with a firmware update.
Good-looking capacitive display
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.
Excellent voice command functionality
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.
Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
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.
Up ahead feature, Customization options
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.
Very rugged, and well made
I never had a GPS with window mount before, I always used the sandbag style one, and I recommend it for this GPS as well, since the mount comes off in a hot car. But even though it fell the windshield of and hit the Console of the car, it shows no visible damage, and it has happened 3 times in 1 month so far. Cudos to Garmin for making the finish as durable as it is, but offering the sandbag mount as an alternative would have been nice.
Good features, but kinda unreliable
The voice navigation is the worst I've seen in a GPS so far. The voice is clear and loud enough, but its annoying that you're stuck with only one voice choice. Worse though....its often inaccurate! For instance, it often says 'Continue 1 mile on main street' when it actually means 'Continue 1 mile UNTIL main street'. I've seen that happen alot with it. A few times I've seen it give turn directions slightly after I passed the street I was supposed to turn on.
Huge Screen & Lots of Route Flexibility
Lackluster windshield mount and a user interface that's getting long in the tooth aside, the RoadMate 9250T-LMB excels in the most important area: routing. It's easy to customize the route to avoid certain roads, maximize or minimize highway usage, or simply detour around a traffic jam for a few miles and then resume the planned route.
The huge 7-inch screen and support for the optional Magellan wireless backup camera will please RV/large vehicle drivers.
Very pleased but note this warning!
I have just returned from a trip of 1500 miles roundtrip, and for 3 of the 4 days I used Tom Tom it was absolutely great! I love it! Here is the warning: on the last leg of my return trip today, the unit would/could not find GPS satellites! I tried everything, but no luck. Fortunately I knew the route to take on this leg of my journey, but I was still miffed!
Screen is large and bright, easy to see in daylight
The RoadMate 2035 is a global positioning system receiver from Magellan that offers a step-down from the company's RoadMate 2036 model. Featuring a 4.3-inch color touchscreen for clear map interface viewing, this model includes free lifetime traffic updates that allow users to avoid construction and collision zones for reduced stalling time.
Excellent POI searching capabilities
When looking for a GPS, it's all about the features you want and the price you're willing to pay. If the 2035 hits a rock-bottom price, it may be worth considerating. But if it stays at about $10 less than the RoadMate 2036, which has all of the features of the 2035, but includes maps for Canada, highway lane-assist, and the AAA TourBook .
Traffic Wake up feature
While I like the Magellan navigation experience in general, the problems with Bluetooth and the sluggish keyboard response knock the RoadMate 3065 out of contention for a spot on my dashboard. This one remains worthy of consideration only if the commuter-friendly features hold appeal.
Plenty of features
The Magellan RoadMate 3065 has all you need to get from point A to point B without getting lost, you can even stop at Points of Interest along the way as well as head toward point C without getting the hasty make a legal U turn.
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