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.
Have had this for a while and it works great, but I miss all the extras I had ...
Bob Beck, Amazon
15 March 2013
Summary: Have had this for a while and it works great, but I miss all the extras I had with my previous Nuvi model such as all the international voices. With this model, you only have a few standard voices and others aren't available to download.
Summary: The one thing I did not realize when I made this purchase is that in order for the traffic to work, you have to be in an area that has satellite radio station. And it you are not in that area, the screen still shows you have a clear route ahead.
Summary: I had purchased this to use while traveling in other countries. What isn't clearly marked is that you will need an SD-micro card to load any maps from other locations. I had thought to remove the US map that automatically loaded when I set up the device, pay for map of area I would be traveling, but...
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.
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.
Summary: Bought this to replace an aging Street Pilot. The graphics on the display are beautiful, but the interface stinks. When trying to enter an address, you are not given all the options such as #,street, town, state, etc. As soon as you begin entering address info, it begins a search.
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.