Summary: Issues: Computer sees Nuvi when it's attached with the usp cable, but neither basecamp nor map source saw the unit. This took several phone calls to Garmin customer support. The first call took 35 minutes before I got someone on the line, then another 2 hrs+ to get Basecamp to recognize my unit. After all that, the routing is still a mess. The route gets converted to lots of waypoints along your intended route.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for an older Garmin nuvi that needed an update, which would have cost $70. I decided to buy a this GPS with it's lifetime updates. Unfortunately Garmin's new view setup left little room for actual the map. I sent it back and ordered a 5 inch nuvi which it just used for camping trip to Lake Michigan in Muskegon. It worked great, with a few glitches as is the case with all GPS's I'm thinking. It gave different directions for the same route.
Very good product: 2495, but general Garmin issues prevail
Baivab Mitra "Save a tree, one at a time", Amazon
11 June 2013
Summary: This is my 4th. GPS. 1st: Navigon, status: stolen. 2nd.: iGo: status: broken 3rd. Tomtom: status: alive but display severely scratched. As such, I have seen most. What stands out for Garmin in general is its routing engine and acquiring satellites. In this model: extremely fast and darn accurate. Voice is clear but I am seeing certain road names, etc. broken words surfacing. All my other GPS did not suffer from this. Voice commands: pretty accurate and really good.
Summary: This GPS unit is almost perfect except for a few things that I have on an older model that this one does not. The missing or otherwise less than perfect things: Wall charger-only a car charger was included; Earphone jack-I had my old GPS set up to play through the car's speakers using an aux jack and I could also use it as a hands-free speaker for my bluetooth phone and play that through the car's speakers; direction list option - when I want to see the list of...
Summary: This was a replacement for my Nuvi 765. I like a lot of the new features but some of the ones that were removed are sorely missed. Screen is very nice as is the new "exit" feature. The "apps" feature would be greatly improved by allowing you to hide those that you haven't purchased and/or are not interested in. Audible player is useless to me and there is no longer an MP3 player which is a big step backwards. Voice control is nice but not entirely accurate.
Great UI Improvements, hate the loss of the powered mount
Ty Chau, Amazon
13 June 2012
Summary: Flaws that bugged me: (1) No Powered Mount - Again, NO POWERED MOUNT. This is probably one of my most favorite features. I keep the powered mount attached to the radio pocket all the time, and prefer to just pop the GPS Unit out when not needed. Fiddling with the USB cable is just such a hassle. (2) Speaker is a little buzzy when mounted. Things that I Loved: (1) Instant-On. The unit actually sleeps, and can be powered on instantly when the power button is tapped.
Summary: I have had a Garmin before and loved it. Bought a new Nuvi2495LMT, have had it a week, and cannot get the programs to load. There is no owner's manual, only a program to download one. The print is so small you need a magnifying glass. Needed to print it again with the printed pages scaled larger and print one sheet to a page, not two as is the default. When you plug the unit into a computer and open the Garmin website, it is supposed to recognize the unit.
Summary: This is the first time i have owned a GPS, so my review is limited to comparing it to that other brand. This screen is of a decent size its clear and easy to read. The touch screen and the amount of features it has makes it very easy and intuitive to use. It has a strong suction cup that allows you to mount it easily on the glass windshield or like I do it , on the surface of the gauge panel. So you don't need to buy any extra mounting accessories.
Summary: When I travel in a rental car, I really need a GPS with a working Bluetooth speakerphone. Unfortunately, the 2495LMT comes up short. The speakerphone volume is so low, you can't hear your caller's voice over the background noise of normal driving. The speakerphone is thus useless, making the GPS useless for my basic needs. The banner ads are also quite annoying.
Summary: The unit itself seems well put together. Out of the box it works as expected. Quick to connect to satellites and good routing. The mount works well and the unit is decent in direct sun light. The distance accuracy is a bit off - I can be at a stop light and the unit indicates I am still 80 feet away. I don't know if this is typical or simply my unit. The traffic ads, as mentioned in other reviews, are annoying.