Voice Recognition Doesn't Work and Traffic Adviseries are Just Annoying
28 July 2014
Summary: I paid extra for this unit to get the voice recognition and traffic alerts. Neither work worth a flip. The navigation works fine. If I were rating the navigation only it would get four stars, but the navigation is just like the cheaper models. The voice recognition recognizes commands, but not extemporaneous entries like numbers and letters. Additionally it will think conversation is commands, come alive and start talking to you -- I disabled it.
Great product...but for some reason it died early :(
Alice "well-read woman", Amazon
1 May 2014
Summary: I had been using this Garmin product for the last 8 months and had absolutely loved it! It was a dream to use - simply put - it was perfect. I had purchased the Italy/Greece sim card for it and it was performing fantastically (except for a few little glitches in the pronunciation of the roads...which was actually pretty humorous at times). I came back to the US and was using the GPS, and one night I was trying to navigate to a local spot, when the GPS just DIED!
Summary: Is very comfortable to carry in the purse, in the hand for walking. I use it to drive, and it works pretty good. Is important to put the city when your are going to search, because it just search in one city at the time, I have not found how to tell it to search in all the cities around. The function of pedestrian does not works at all! but if you are going to use it for driving it is awesome!
Summary: Very easy in use. I connetted to my Garmin and was activated Numap lifetime and it was uptaded to the last release of maps and software. I will use it in my next holiday in US, but I think to buy the map for Europe too to continue to use in my country.
Summary: I've only had it since Christmas, but I've used it on a 1,000 mile trip and was very pleased with its features and ease of operation. One feature we appreciated (since our Nuvi 1300 didn't have it) was the information about services at each exit. Also, its icons for services, posted on the maps, were quite helpful and saved a lot of time when looking to see what was available in our immediate area.
Summary: The Garmin 2496LMT is an outstanding product and well worth the price. The aspect of the product I like the most is that it gets you to your final destination in an efficient manner and doesn't have you going down every side street like gps devices I have had before.