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Garmin-nuvi-2497lmt.33883885
9.2 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 2497LMT

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 2497LMT

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Overall 10
10

Wow what a difference in 5 years

R. Starr, Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: This Garmin replaced a 2008 Garmin and what a difference. I liked my old Garmin Nuvi 750 but the 2013 models are amazing. The user interface has had a significant overhaul and while it will take me a little time to remember how to access features, I'm very pleased with the layout and the responsiveness of the touch screen, OS and CPU.
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Overall 2
2.0

Cannot use zip code to search for street address

Rajeev Limaye, Amazon
30 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought this Garmin product after using an older version of Garmin GPS for 6 years. The biggest drawback in Garmin nüvi 2497LMT is that you cannot enter the zip code or city and State to search for street address. Even the older version of my GPS supported entering zip code to search for street address. I am sure many other Garmin models support that feature.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does not disappoint

Carol Margaret Olson, Amazon
23 November 2013
  • Summary: Basically I am very satisfied with this Garmin. While I haven't been to enough unfamiliar places since I got it to be that familiar with the accuracy of maps, so far it has been fine. The function of a couple of features aren't as clear as I wish they were...meaning I am going to have to spend more time figuring them out...saving formerly used addresses for future use, as one example. Overall it is fine and a purchas I am happy with.
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Overall 6
6.0

Jack of all trades, master of none

The World Needs More Birds, Amazon
14 November 2013
  • Summary: This sounds like a great package with lots of gadgets. Unfortunately, it appears to be overloaded with stuff so that each individual capability functions less well than previous Garmins with fewer options. There's a lot of stuff on the screen that could be useful if you could read it while driving. Most annoying is that the voice directions are very inferior to a Garmin nuvi 1300LM that I had.
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Overall 10
10

Much improved GPS

Loves to Read "Beth", Amazon
25 October 2013
  • Summary: This is my second Garmin. Far better than prior edition. Better map and lane display. Voice directions much improved and more accurate. Recent trip to east coast and Canada - excellent directions to all entries. Like lifetime map and traffic.
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Overall 10
10

A great model to own

Sexton, Amazon
24 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for my wife and thank goodness for Garmin, it has saved her IDK how many times. She used to have a Tom-tom and after it died, I bought her this Garmin (personally I am a Garmin fan I have a VERY old one that still works great). She loves it, the voice commands are her favorite feature she uses them all the time to remain hands free. Plus this newer model finds a Sat signal almost instantly and is always ready to get my wife where she is going.
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Overall 10
10

Good GPS at a reasonable price

Shadowclown, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: I don't appreciate that buying a GPS is so convoluted. After a lot of research I found this to be a good mix of features and price. The unit does everything I need. There are a lot of different models that appear to be the same thing, some only at certain stores others simply no longer made. Features added and removed... it shouldn't be so complicated for a simple GPS.
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Overall 10
10

A great GPS once the maps were updated!

S. Arnold, Amazon
15 October 2013
  • Summary: I miss the days when we actually got manuals with the gadgets we bought instead of the minimum basics in a ton of different languages but once I downloaded the actual manual and learned all the ins and outs of this GPS I really love it! It makes driving in unfamiliar places a lot safer if you pay attention to what lane it tells you to be in for your route! We have tried the Garmin, Tom-Tom, & Magellan brand GPS and definitely prefer the Garmin.
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Overall 8
8.0

Voice controlled GPS

Martin K. Kemmerling, Amazon
22 September 2013
  • Summary: I did not buy this GPS for voice control, but now I find it invaluable. It is accurate and convenient when driving. Garmin has made a huge improvement in their equipment with the introduction of this system. I am very happy with it.
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Overall 10
10

Great voice activated GPS

Greg, Amazon
9 September 2013
  • Summary: I have an older model Garmin, so the voice activation of this one is great. Although, every once in a while the GPS doesn't understand spoken addresses, although 95% of the time it works great. What I like most about this one is they've fixed the 'recalculating' repeat. The GPS just recalculates, it doesn't keep telling you.
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