Summary: This is my first time to write a review. I have consistent trouble with this Garmin giving wrong directions. Today it directed me to turn the wrong way onto a one way street, when I actually should have been going onto another street.
Summary: I bought this Garmin for a birthday present for my husband and I now need to return it to Walmart because it stopped working in less than a month. At first it worked fine and I loaded all the maps on it but then after a few weeks using it, It just started to freeze up and stopped working.
Summary: I haven't had a chance to see how it works outside my local area yet. But, for the few times I used it "just to see" how well it gave directions, it was pretty good. However, sometimes the suggested routes weren't always what I considered the best routes to take (surface streets vs. highways).
Summary: Bought the 2797LMT in May 2013, and used it once that year for one day to guide me in locating houses that I was looking to buy. Upon returning home I put the 2797LMT back in the its box and placed it in my chifferobe. This month, Aug.
Summary: After less than 6 months, the internal lithium-polymer battery (part # 361-00066-00) in my Garmin 2797 LMT died. Garmin's 12 month Limited Warranty is lame and excludes "consumable parts, such as batteries", which is poor for a unit that costs $250.
Pros: Overall, quite a good GPS device
Cons: Poor warranty terms and lack of spares on Garmin's website.
Garmin Nuvi 2797 Is A Nice GPS Device But Warranty Is Shabby
C'est Moi, Amazon
18 May 2014
Summary: I received my Garmin 2797 LMT as a gift, but after less than 6 months, the internal lithium-ion battery (part # 361-00066-00) died. Alas, Garmin's 12 month Limited Warranty is very limited and expressly excludes "consumable parts, such as batteries", which is pretty shabby for a device that costs...
Summary: I can't speak to the GPS, as I only used it a couple times in our motorhome before putting it away for the season. When I pulled it out to use the following season, it wouldn't start up. I tried the recommended procedures to fire up the unit prior to contacting Garmin customer services.
Summary: I tried 2 of this model and had issues with both if them. The first one would just lick up and not do anything until I backed up to main screen and clicked viewap again. The second one would not allow me to set the screen brightness above 20% so I couldn't see it in the daytime.
If you want a lot of frustration this is the product for you !
Michael Robinson, Amazon
10 March 2014
Summary: This is our fourth Garmin. This is the first that we have had to download all of the maps from the get go.This is the first that we have had to deal with a Spanish speaking GPS that we had to figure out how to change the language to English.