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Garmin nüvi® 2557LMT

Portable navigator with free lifetime map and traffic updates

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Our take on the Garmin nüvi® 2557LMT

by Dominic Devito
Garmin

Who needs a portable navigator?

Portable GPS puts you in touch with the world when you're on the road. Tap the restaurant icon, and it asks you what kind of food you're looking for. Type in "Mexican," and you're eating a burrito before you know it. A portable navigator not only gets you to your destination, it can also find museums, theaters, and other spots along the way. Many navigators receive traffic reports, so you can avoid jams. Other cool features range from hands-free calling to 3D graphics and lane guidance. Best of all, you can move a portable easily from car to car, a big plus for multi-car families.

n?Maps

Drive with assurance

Garmin's nüvi 2557LMT portable navigator works great in your car and on foot, and isn't dependent on cell service to give you proper directions, unlike your favorite smartphone mapping apps. You get free updates on traffic along your route and quick solutions for avoiding delays, as well as up to four free map updates per year to keep you updated on road changes. And Garmin has unveiled some special features that make their latest navigators shine.

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Garmin nuvi 2557 portable GPS navigator

A generous 5" display

The nüvi 2557LMT sports a refined look, with a detailed 5" touch display that lets you view the action in either portrait or landscape orientation. You'll have access to preloaded maps of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and several Caribbean islands, along with millions of points of interest; you can even add your own favorite stopping points. You can find and select businesses right on the map screen without having to go through time-wasting menus. Speed limit displays with visual warnings on major roads help keep you in check, and you'll even be notified of school zones. And with one tap of the screen, you can pull up details for services that lie ahead on your route, including restaurants, gas stations, and more.

Garmin nuvi 2557 portable GPS navigator

photoReal junction view with Active Lane Guidance

Convenient guidance

Garmin incorporates several helpful visual tools to keep you on the correct path:

  • ActiveLane Guidance shows you colored arrows for the correct lane for an upcoming turn.
  • Bird's Eye junction view gives you a detailed look at complicated interchanges from above, to give you a better perspective.
  • photoReal junction view displays realistic images of intersections, including signs and surrounding terrain, along with colored arrows for the correct lane.

You'll see all three visual features in a split-screen with your overall route so you won't lose sight of what's further down the road.

Help for your ears, too

The nüvi 2557LMT offers Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice, a combination that helps keep you relaxed as you drive. Real Directions voice prompts speak the instructions to you like a friend would, using easy-to-see landmarks, buildings and businesses, and traffic lights, rather than streets with tiny signs that you might not see in time. With Real Voice technology, you'll hear directions spoken in a personable, human-sounding voice that you'll easily understand.

Garmin Traffic

The nüvi 2557LMT features free lifetime traffic updates using Garmin's Traffic service, which is more expansive and timely than ever. Garmin Traffic incorporates data from active devices on the road, historical traffic patterns, and other factors like construction, concerts, and sporting events to give you a comprehensive look at congestion in most metropolitan areas, including a few cities in Canada. Best of all, you won't have to pay a penny more for this service over the life of your nüvi.

Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • nüMaps Lifetime download card (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • includes Garmin Traffic receiver for free lifetime traffic info
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • cradle, car power adapter, mini-USB cable and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 2.5 hours of life
Navigation features:
  • 5" (480 x 272 pixels) display with touchscreen control
  • 10 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • preloaded with maps for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus most of Mexico and several major Caribbean islands
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • Real Directions gives instructions using landmarks, buildings, and traffic signals
  • Real Voice announces directions in human-like voice
  • trafficTrends provides routes based on actual historic travel times due to daily traffic
  • Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts
  • Bird's Eye and photoReal junction views
  • speed limit and school zone indicators
  • Up Ahead feature informs of nearby services
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization
  • transport modes: auto
Expandability:
  • microSD™ card slot
Other features and specs:

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Features and Specs
Features
Maps Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage USA (50), CA, PR, USVI
Points of Interest 10,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing Yes
Screen Size 5"
Widescreen Yes
Bluetooth Capable No
Photo Viewer No
Digital Audio Playback No
Text To Speech Yes
Voice Control No
Dynamic Content Services None
Removable Memory Type microSD
Battery Life 2.5 hours
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Portable GPS navigation device (w/5" LCD)
  • Universal bracket mount
  • Suction cup mount
  • TA20 Car charger with attached 69" cable (Mini-B 2.0 USB plug)
  • 20" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini B 2.0 USB on the other end)
  • "Welcome" sheet (graphic quick start guide)
  • Important Safety and Product Information
  • Garmin Express sheet

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General Features
Navigation Features

General Features

Overview: The Garmin nüvi 2557LMT, part of the Advanced Series, is a portable GPS navigation device that provides automatic routing and turn-by-turn voice directions. The unit includes subscription-free, lifetime traffic updates and free lifetime map updates.

5" Touchscreen LCD: The nüvi 2557LMT features a 5" manual dual-orientation WQVGA color TFT touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels. The screen can be viewed in either landscape or portrait orientation, and can be switched in the Settings Menu.

Preloaded Maps: The nüvi 2557LMT contains NAVTEQ's City Navigator North America NT 2013 maps with detailed road maps of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas. The maps include more than 10-million points of interest (POIs) to help you find the destination you desire.

Free Lifetime Map Updates: The nüvi 2557LMT offers free lifetime map updates so you'll always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and navigation information. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates. Free Lifetime Map Updates are subject to Terms & Conditions.

nüMaps Guarantee: If you register your device on Garmin's website within 90 days of acquiring satellites while driving, you can check to see if a free map update is available. You must be able to connect your device via a high-speed internet connection in order to check the loaded map version and download the map update.

Garmin Express: You can connect the unit to your computer with the supplied USB cable for downloading map updates, custom POIs, voices, and vehicles. You will need to download the Garmin Express software to update your maps and register the unit. Garmin Express requires Windows Vista or newer or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, running in 64-bit.

microSD Card Slot: The nüvi 2557LMT has a microSD card slot so you can store and use optional cityXplorer or marine maps (available from Garmin), or download custom voices and vehicles from the Garmin Garage.

Power Requirements: The Garmin nüvi 2557LMT is powered by your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter. The built-in Lithium-Ion battery will provide up to 2.5 hours of use after a 4-hour charge. An optional AC adapter allows you to operate the unit on ordinary household current. The unit can be powered by your computer when it is connected via the supplied USB cable.

Navigation Features

Garmin Real Directions/Garmin Real Voice: The nüvi 2557LMT features Garmin Real Directions with easy-to-understand driving directions using recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights, in addition to street names. Garmin Real Voice uses advanced speech technology that sounds more like a natural human voice.

Garmin Traffic: Garmin Traffic helps you avoid traffic tie-ups that may delay your travel. It uses one of the most extensive traffic avoidance systems to check traffic conditions more than 2 billion times a month. The traffic updates appear to the side of the map, so your driving map remains onscreen at all times. The updates can give you details about the situation, including the estimated length of the delay. Free Lifetime Garmin Traffic requires no subscription or activation, and is subject to Terms & Conditions.

Note: Traffic updates are available in approximately 98 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Location-relevant pop-up ads and coupons will be received when traffic is enabled on the unit.

Optional Garmin HD Digital Traffic: When you add the optional Garmin GTM60 HD Digital Traffic receiver, you will receive updates as often as every 30 seconds over the HD Radio system, more than 10 times more often than other analog traffic receivers. Garmin HD Digital Traffic is available in approximately 84 metropolitan markets throughout the U.S.

Points of Interest: The built-in maps include over 10-million Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, attractions, and ATMs. are included to help you find the destination you desire. In addition, you can download additional points of interest and add them to the unit's memory (Custom POIs). The free POI Loader software can be downloaded from the Garmin website to assist you in creating Custom POIs.

Active Lane Guidance: Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts lets you know in advance which lane you should to be in to make an upcoming turn. In select metropolitan areas, the nüvi 2557LMT will enter split screen mode to display the photoReal junction view, a realistic depiction of the junction, complete with road signs and brightly-colored arrows to indicate the proper lane for navigation. The Bird's Eye view also gives you a top-down view of upcoming interchanges.

Map View Options: You can choose from a 3D map view or two 2D map views (Track Up or North Up) as you navigate to your destination.

Speed Limits: As you travel along a major road or street, the speed limit is displayed on the screen alongside of the vehicle's speed display. If you are exceeding the speed limit, the color of the vehicle speed indication changes to red. If the highway's posted speed limit has changed since the last map update, you can change the speed limit display on the unit.

Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant access to important information in case of an emergency. When you touch the vehicle icon on the map screen, the "Where Am I?" feature provides the coordinates (including elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also buttons to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.

Up Ahead: As you travel along your route, the Up Ahead feature constantly indicates the location of nearby businesses, including gas, food, lodging, restrooms, parking, and banks and ATMs. The locations are shown as icons, some with brand logos, and when the icons are touched on the screen, details of the services are displayed, and you are given the opportunity to navigate to that address.

Garmin Locate: To assist you in finding your parked vehicle, the Garmin Locate feature saves your location to memory when you remove the device from the windshield mounting cradle while the device is on. You can search for your vehicle's location using the Last Spot button in the menu.

Destination Search: When the Where To? button is pressed, you can use the search tools to find your destination and plan your route. The search tools allow you to search for cities, addresses, intersections, or coordinates. The new Search Bar lets you directly enter a category, brand name, address, or city name. The unit's memory stores the last 50 locations you have found so you can quickly find a previous destination.

Garmin Garage: The unit offers your choice of eight standard icons to represent your vehicle. The online Garmin Garage offers dozens more vehicle icons that you can download for free. In addition, you can purchase icon and voice bundles with Star Wars (Yoda, Darth Vader), Sesame Street (Oscar, Cookie Monster, Ernie & Bert), and The Simpsons (Homer and Marge) themes.

trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, the nüvi 2557LMT automatically records historic traffic data and uses that data to calculate more efficient routes. This information is sent to Garmin when you connect your device to myGarmin (your personal account site on the Garmin website) using your computer. Different routes may be calculated based on traffic trends for the day of the week or the time of day.

myTrends: In addition to the trafficTrends feature, myTrends also takes into account your personal driving habits and anticipates your route when calculating your ETA to your frequent destinations.

Trip Planner: You can create and save a trip with multiple destinations using the Trip Planner. Once you have entered your destinations, you can manually set them in the order of your preference, or allow the device to calculate the most efficient route. Trip itineraries can be saved in memory for future use.

Trip Computer: The trip information page displays your current speed and direction, and provides helpful statistics about your trip. Dual trip odometers keep up with your total mileage. The page also indicates the distance and driving time to your next maneuver, as well as the distance and driving time to your destination. Your maximum speed and moving average speed are also displayed. The information can be reset in advance of your next trip.

Where I've Been/Trip Log: The Where I've Been application allows you to view your previous routes and places you have stopped on the map. In addition, the device keeps a Trip Log, which is a record of the path you have traveled. The Travel History setting must be enabled in order for the Where I've Been and Trip Log features to function.

GPS Simulator: When indoors, you can activate the built-in GPS simulator and practice using the unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites, saving battery power.

ecoRoute: The optional ecoRoute feature calculates the fuel economy and the fuel price of navigating to a destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. The ecoRoute application can be purchased from the Garmin Online Store.

 
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5 out of 5

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Written By Anonymous, estes park, co on Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Love it!
Pros:
Love everything about it
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Dr.

Written By Steven, Georgia on Friday, October 17, 2014
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The seller Crutchfield is very nice. They keep their promise about 60-day return policy. I just got full refund after I return my GPS after I had it for about 20 days. Thanks

The GPS is good with exception of a couple of things listed below.
Pros:
The map is very good and the screen is big enough. It also has a powerful POI which makes it quite easy to find a place.
Cons:
(1) Frequently the GPS cannot get satellites signals. It keeps acquiring satellites but cannot get the route; (2) The GPS gives very short distance when turning left or right
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5 out of 5

Fairly Good

Written By Sam, Allentown PA on Monday, October 13, 2014
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Besides for miss pronouncing streets the GPS is great
Pros:
Screen, Tells you what road you are on, Life time updates.
Cons:
Can't pronounce all street names close to correct
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5 out of 5

Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT

Written By PhilC, Boston, MA. on Sunday, October 12, 2014
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Used the Nuvi on a cross country trip. Performed update before leaving and found map info accurate. No loss of signal, no issues, worked perfectly.
Pros:
Easy to use, setup, and update.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Nice but could be better

Written By Amos C., Boise, ID on Friday, September 26, 2014
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Nice update from my smaller, older GPS (Nuvi 755). I bought the Tom Tom weighted base for it at a local retailer, which provides stability on my truck's dash. The display could be brighter (wish I could adjust it!), since I wear polarized sunglasses. And I miss the British accent of the female voice that was on my older unit. The "real directions" with street names and correct highway lane only come with a generic North American accent (kinda boring). And I tried to find a local hardware store but couldn't find it (my older unit found it fast). The store isn't under "Housewares" or "Home and Garden" or something like that. Anyway, I recommend it now, before I take a long road trip next month into Canada and all of the U.S., after which I may have an update on my opinion.
Pros:
Large, stable, shows more streets at once on the display, speaks the street names and correct lane, free map updates.
Cons:
Dim screen, boring voice, search categories imprecise and confusing.
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4 out of 5

Good performance & value

Written By Alan, East Pembroke, NY on Monday, July 07, 2014
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I bought the Nuvi 2557 to replace another brand that had annoying features, poor connection and no lifetime maps. It performs much better and in addition has a better screen, and directions. Rather than use the suction cup mount I used velcro to mount it at the front of the console; it works very well there and there is no cord to route up over the dash. It is easier and more intuitive to use that the TomTom it replaced.
Pros:
Clear display Superior voice directions and good volume. Gives alert for school zones, etc. Easy to program.
Cons:
Display cannot be seen if wearing polarized sunglasses. Downloading and installing new maps takes a long time.
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4 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2557LMT

Written By Anonymous, kennesaw, Georgia on Friday, July 04, 2014
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Works very well, give nice clear and acurate directions.
Pros:
split screen is very helpful, give a choice of multiple routes. Has good traffic reporting
Cons:
does not always show speed limit for all roads. And some times the speed limit that is shown is not correct for the street or highway.
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4 out of 5

Graat

Written By JC, Puerto Rico on Friday, June 27, 2014
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I bought this product to replace my old Nuvi 200 and this is super fast, and has the advantage that I have'n to pay for map update. However, the screen is not clear from some angles.
Pros:
Super Fast and recive the Sat. signal even in-door
Cons:
The Screen is not IPS panel, so you can't see the info. from all algles.
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5 out of 5

A good product at a good price

Written By KathyB, New Hampshire on Friday, June 13, 2014
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We have only used the Garmin a couple of times for test drives; it worked very well. We purchased this to replace an old Garmin, so we were familiar with the screen and how it works. Our last one was 4.3 in. and we really like the 5 in. We really like the split screen and being told which lane to be driving in. We have a small travel trailer and plan to use the Garmin for traveling. We do not need a special "RV GPS" which is a lot more expensive. This Garmin was a good buy and we are very pleased with it so far.
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5 out of 5

pleased w/ purchase

Written By Anonymous, Clarksville, TN on Friday, May 09, 2014
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I reviewed this product at a local retailer before I purchased online. Very pleased with this navigation. The biggest reason I went with this model was the lifetime traffic, maps, and it is not effected by my polarized glasses. I particularly like the "up ahead" feature.
Pros:
Works with polarized glasses Up ahead listing Traffic updates w/ automatic reroute Touch screen accurate Traffic receiver built into device instead of cable
Cons:
Traffic updates have only worked with construction, not jams from rush hour (in my experience) Difficult to remove from mount w/ one hand
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4 out of 5

Garmin 2557

Written By art, Lake Wales, FL on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Unit lacked instructions; Crutchfield was a big help getting started. Unit works well, nice display. Lots of additional information available about services.
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5 out of 5

happy user

Written By EdX, New Castle PA on Monday, March 17, 2014
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I bought this to have on a trip to England, so I had to outfit it with extra-cost maps of the U.K. I found them at an auction site for much less than at Garmin. This is a nice unit, well-sized, and it speaks in a clear voice, but mis-pronounces unusual street names. Does not have "voice command" like more expensive models. The only think I don't like about it is that it does not indicate that you have missed a turn (like by saying "re-calculating" or something audible). It makes a new route calculation, but if you realized you'd missed a turn, it may have been easier to just turn around and make the correction yourself. Overall, I'm very happy with this and highly recommend it.
Pros:
Easy to use, easy to get updated maps
Cons:
no use manual (but you can get it online)
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4 out of 5

Broken

Written By PaulD, Christiana, PA on Monday, February 24, 2014
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I bought this GPS as a Valentine present for my Chinese wife. She is knowledgable in electronics, using her two cell phones, iPad ,and computer daily so I let her start it up. The problem is it never started up correctly. After a few days I gave it a try and found that it would not get satellite reception. I tried several locations and restarts but the unit would not work.

I called tech support (forgot the tech's name,he was real good at his craft) and within one minute he walked me thru a few touch screen stokes determined the unit was bad and had a replacement ordered.

The replacement unit arrived a few days later. My wife and I started it up together sitting in the driveway.The unit was programmed with home location and destination and we were driving in five minutes. Set up was easy. The graphics were good.

This is the first GPS I have owned as I grew up with using maps for navigation. I can not compare it to other GPS. My wife has no complaints. She now will drive by herself anywhere so it is a valuable tool for her. See can read and speak English but this unit adds the extra assurance she will not get lost.

Can it be loaded with Chinese maps? I'll use it in China.
Pros:
Exceptional customer service. Unit will give one good directions. Easy to set up
Cons:
It was defective. Where is Garmin Q.C./Q.A.?
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5 out of 5

As Advertised

Written By Greywolfe, Commerce, MI on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Order to replace a dead 255w. Like the larger display. Not dificult to setup.
Pros:
5" Display; dual display when coming up to freeway intersections
Cons:
Garmin update software still slow so be patient. Not enough to deduct a star.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Nice Garmin Update

Written By J, Ocean County, NJ on Friday, December 13, 2013
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The Garmin 2557 LMT is a nice update from the older Garmin 215 that we had. So far the routing and traffic are working great. I had a little problem linking into the Garmin Website, because the original USB cable was not working, but Garmin is sending me a new one. The only thing that could be better on this model is the screen in direct sunlight could use a little more contrast.
Pros:
Routing and Mapping
Cons:
Screen could be brighter
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5 out of 5

Continuous Improvement Shows

Written By MarkW, Ormond Beach, FL on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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I've used Garmin and TomTom units for the last decade and the 2557 is a great update to the already stellar Garmin performance. The speed and accuracy is much improved over the units just 2 or 3 years old. Well worth the price to upgrade.
Pros:
Large screen, fast processor, excellent turn by turn directions.
Cons:
None so far
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Garmin

Written By Huron, Ohio on Saturday, November 23, 2013
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This is a great product, definitely better than my first Garmin product purchased 7 yrs ago!
Pros:
Big readable screen! Clear voice.
Cons:
I had to request from Garmin the English version of the manual. The online link to manuals from Garmin said there wasn't an English version available!
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5 out of 5

2557LMT

Written By Gbcb724, Noblesville on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Purchased this item for my parents, since I have just moved a little south of them. They are old school and always used maps where ever they were traveling and we all know maps are not easy to use when traveling, especially if you miss a turn. They love this item and have no complaints, in fact they wish they would have purchased one sooner.
Pros:
Easy to use, good size display, lifetime maps.
Cons:
None at this time
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Garmin nuvi 2557 LMT is a winner

Written By agmplanit, Afton, VA on Sunday, October 20, 2013
 
At this point, I've owned about 5 gps from different manufacturers and this is by far my favorite. It's intuitive, easy to view and gives advance notice for lane changes and intersections, etc. The graphics are fantastic including a split screen. The price for this gps with all the features is outstanding.
Pros:
Price, graphics, user-friendly and advanced lane change and intersection info
Cons:
Haven't discovered any yet.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent Value

Written By Jerry, Manhattan Beach, CA on Saturday, September 07, 2013
 
I'm very pleased with this product and wish I had bought it sooner. Very easy to use with lots of great features. What I think is really cool is that you can record a track and then download it to your computer. and then import into Google Earth or photography software to record where your pictures were taken.
Pros:
Well designed and thought through.
Cons:
It can take a long time to get through to their help desk if you have a question. Expect a 30 minute wait.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent product

Written By YZ, Buffalo, NY on Friday, July 05, 2013
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Best GPS unite I have had so far.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2557LMT

Written By Garmin nüvi® 2557LMT, Gasburg, VA on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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Great GPS. Garmin keeps improving.
Pros:
Large screen.
Cons:
You have to get directions off line, and they are for more than one GPS.
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5 out of 5

Garmin nuvi 2557LMT

Written By Buddy, Van Nuys, CA on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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This is my first ever GPS. I wanted the latest model with a 5" screen and live traffic. I don't believe I'll ever really need my mapbook again. Easy to use, and Dr Nightmare's voice is killer. You can choose from various voices. Plus, on long stretches, he makes a ghastly comment to keep you amused and hopefully alert. It shows traffic jams ahead, time of arrival, plus nearbly eats, ATMs, and gas are just a prompt away. It took all night to download the North America map, but now it's easy street all the way.
Pros:
Good suction cup and keyboard. Very easy to use. Cool voices. Fast tracking of your position. Shows slowdowns ahead. On map, it also shows the direction you are heading.
Cons:
None come to mind.
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5 out of 5

Garmin nuvi2557LMT

Written By TMM, New York, NY on Thursday, April 04, 2013
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I bought this model instead of the in dash GPS offered with my new car.It is simple to use, the screen is bright and clear. The volume is a big improvement over my last Garmin since I drive a convertible. Thin design and silver bottom looks better than the all black models. I charge it and use without the cord for trips less than 2 hours.
Pros:
Ease of use, design, volume and life time map and traffic updates. Looks great with on dash mount.
Cons:
Not the least expensive but worth the investment.
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I purchased a Garmin two years ago with Lifetime updates; however when i attempt to update the message is my device has insufficient memory for a full download and I have to choose a segment of the US to update? I am very dissatisfied with Garmin for this reason Garmin advertised LIFETIME UPDATES are not what they advertise? [ Mike  Mar 20, 2014 ]
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  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Mar 20, 2014 ]

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