Excerpt: I might not have the traffic alert set up correctly or the service might not be available in this area. I will call Garmin and check.
Pros: I found this gps to be very accurate so far and the voice command is a nice feature for hands free driving although you need to check before your trip to see if it knows your destination. If it doesn't then you can manually save it and the voice command will be able to call it up. The street name...
Cons: Traffic alert didn't work and I got stuck in construction traffic
So far so good. I am very happy with my new Nuvi ...
steven w greeson, Amazon
2 April 2015
Summary: If I had more room from the dash to the windshield I would have gotten the bigger screen. So far so good. I am very happy with my new Nuvi 2597LMT. Set up was very quick. I changed my mind after ordering this Unit For the Glass screen 2797lmt but after changing my order I noticed most of the reviews...
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT 5" Bluetooth GPS Navigation System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
24 March 2015
Excerpt: Have not used it for a trip at this time. Have upgraded the maps and it does take awhile but upload was successful with no problems. Have gone through all the features of this unit and they all look good and benifitual. I plan on using this unit in my car and on my motorcycle.
Pros: Have not used it for a trip at this time. Have upgraded the maps and it does take awhile but upload was successful with no problems. Have gone through all the features of this unit and they all look good and benifitual. I plan on using this unit in my car and on my motorcycle. I have a ramball se...
Excerpt: In some ways, its features are not as good as my old nuvi 1690, which gave me MORE information on the screen at the same time. On this one I have to look for them, but cannot have what I want all at once. This one never warns me of Traffic problems.
Pros: It is a great device and I like it, but I will either give it away or return it. I will replace it for a newer unit. If I change routes because I know the roads near home better than it does, it does NOT say "recalculating". I got really tired of that on my old nuvi 1690.
Cons: I was expecting the nuvi 2597LMT to have Weather, but it does not. Only two Voice choices.
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...
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.
Excerpt: Better instructions, better visuals, a lot more function, like traffic ahead and alternate routes.
Pros: Better instructions, better visuals, a lot more function, like traffic ahead and alternate routes.
Cons: Had one glitch where the Garmin took me off I-84E only to have me u-turn and get back on. Weird. Also, wanted to direct me off the NJ Turnpike on my way from VA to CT which made no sense. I specified shortest time as the criterion so to take me to back roads was a nonsense.
Summary: We love the dash pad! The Garmin sits snug and never slips. We also appreciate all the things it does on its own as time zone changes and day to night viewing. The directional change instructions are well timed and not irritating.