Summary: The Nuvi 2597LMT has several useful features I did not expect, like a warning when approaching a school zone. This feature does not to seem to work when in the "go to" mode. The moves required to save a present location is confusing to me, I spent almost 5 minutes trying to save my dentist's location, but the location saved was my home. I tried again the next week and after another 5 minutes, I succeeded.
Summary: I'm very pleased overall with the Garmin nuvi 2597. Voice commands work well with saved placed that were entered manually. They don't work when trying to enter a new address by voice. The school zone alerts are very helpful. The most current map doesn't show restaurants that have been in my area more than 6 months and some roads are missing that I expected to be displayed. Estimated arrival times are fairly accurate.
Summary: I had a similar Garmin Nuvi from 9 years ago, so this is a welcome upgrade. Just the new maps makes it worth it, at CXXX buckeroos. The voice command works sometimes but not all. Too cold to travel now, but I look forward to driving in Chicago and using all the features that make it so easy in big cities.
Summary: The GPS works flawlessly after I updated the firmware and installed the map and traffic updates I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good GPS at a reasonable price. Love the voice command and Bluetooth as I drive a tow truck, it really comes in handy!
Summary: After owning two Tom Tom's I decided to try Garmin. Garmin , I feel, out performs Tom Tom and is far better user friendly. Signal feed is fast, whereas, Tom signal went in and out or not at all. As far as refurbished is concerned, I have not had problem so far. Also, I keep in mind that some people return because they don't want to take the time and learn all the features. I hope it lives up to my expectations.
Summary: We ordered this just a few days before Christmas and expected it to arrive after...well, it made it here by Christmas eve. It works great--a nice upgrade from our much older model. We're really fond of the slightly bigger screen, Bluetooth capabilities, and lifetime maps. It was the best deal around for this model.