Summary: I like the ease of use of the garmins but have had a problem that the Nuvi series likes to take you on side roads and back streets when it should stay on the main roads , I had hoped that this problem would be corrected in this newer high end model, but is not.
Summary: Someone goofed here, and i think it was me. My Nuvi 2555 was stolen, it displayed constant traffic ahead with a simple red/green, a mute button on the main screen and great graphics. The 5557 has none of these. The traffic conditions is a 1/3 screen selected popup (same available in 2555).
Interesting enhancements but really poor traffic service and routing
D. W. Lunt, Amazon
30 July 2013
Summary: Note this review is for the 2557LMT. I purchased this in lieu of paying a price to upgrade maps on a Garmin 765T purchased in 2009. I thought the larger screen may be useful and I liked the idea of lifetime maps and traffic. I have used this unit for just over a month.
Summary: No Garmin Lock. Cannot set home because if you do and someone steals the garmin all they have to do is hit home to find where you live. Very disappointed in this lack of feature. Garmin needs to update software to include lock. Not Happy.
Summary: This GPS is slow in responding and doesn't give enough notice for a lane change in heavy traffic. I am just about on top of my exit before this unit tells me to change lanes to exit. I have missed a few exits because of that due to traffic along side of me and I couldn't get over.
Summary: Was super excited after I got it as my first GPS. Downloaded Garmin Express and successfully updated its GPS firmware. Then it showed Map update of North America (2013.40) but it won't download the update.
Summary: We bought this GPS unit for an upcoming trip to Seattle. Reading all of the reviews, it seemed to be a dependable unit with up-to-date map information and easy to use. Initially it was just that, especially upon testing it in Chicago.
Summary: I selected this particular unit because it was advertised to have Bluetooth wireless communication capability. Unfortunately, the only way it links by Bluetooth is to act as a hands-off intercom TO a cell phone.