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Garmin nüvi® 2595LMT

Portable navigator with voice-activated navigation plus free lifetime map and traffic updates

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by Dominic Devito
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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

Garmin's 5" nüvi 2595LMT portable navigator gives you the big picture but can still travel anywhere. It offers Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus voice-activated guidance so you can keep your hands on the wheel. The included traffic receiver gives you timely updates on congestion along your route, and you can keep up with road changes with up to four map updates per year — all without any additional costs or hidden fees.

Talk to your navigator
Hands-free control of your navigator makes finding a destination easy and safe. You can wake the nüvi 2595LMT up with a customized voice command, then find the menu screen you want just by speaking. Or just say the address or name of the point of interest you want to find and let the nüvi locate it for you quickly.

Take Garmin Guidance 2.0 for a spin
The nüvi 2595LMT incorporates Garmin Guidance 2.0, a feature set that offers convenience for everyday travel. You can find and select businesses right on the map screen without having to go through time-wasting menus. When you're on the highway, the navigator can give you a quick listing of stopping points nearest the exit ramp to save you from searching. Speed limit displays with visual warnings on major roads help keep you in check. You'll see photoReal™ junction views that provide easy-to-read and realistic representations of complicated interchanges, including signs.

Garmin 3D Traffic
The nüvi 2595LMT features free lifetime traffic updates using Garmin's 3D Traffic service, which 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. Best of all, you won't have to pay a penny more for this service over the life of your nüvi.

Free lifetime map updates
You can keep up on road changes with up to four map updates per year without any additional costs, which comes in handy for street changes or when a favorite destination has closed or relocated. The map updates are available directly from Garmin for as long as you own your 2595LMT.

User-friendly maps keep you on the right track
You can follow the detailed maps of the entire U.S. and most of Canada, Mexico, and several Caribbean islands on the 2595LMT's generous 5" color touchscreen. It's viewable in portrait or landscape orientation to suit your needs. With 8 million preloaded points of interest to choose among, you're sure to quickly find destinations using either your fingers or your voice. And if you find a spot that's not listed already, you can add it to your own custom points of interest for future reference.

Text-to-speech voice prompts that say actual street names at turns keep you focused on the road, while Lane Assist guides you through tricky intersections. In select instances, the screen will split automatically to give you a photoReal view of the junction so you'll have a clear picture of the next turn. You'll also find a photo viewer, "Where Am I?" emergency aid, audiobook player, trip planner, and other legacy Garmin features.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • nüMaps Lifetime download card (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • includes Garmin 3D Traffic receiver for free lifetime traffic info
  • Bluetooth technology for making and receiving hands-free calls with your compatible cell phone
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • JPEG picture viewer and audiobook player
  • 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
  • accepts spoken commands and voice address entry
  • 8 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • preloaded with maps for the United States and Puerto Rico, plus most of Canada, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • trafficTrends provides routes based on actual historic travel times due to daily traffic
  • lane assistance and junction view
  • speed limit indicator
  • built-in travel kit including world clock, measurement converters, alarm clock, calculator, and more
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization
  • transport modes: auto, pedestrian
Expandability:
  • microSD™ card slot
Other features and specs:

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Features
Maps
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Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage
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USA (50), CA, MEX, PR, USVI,
Points of Interest
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8,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing
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Yes
Screen Size
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5"
Widescreen
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Yes
Bluetooth Capable
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Phone
Photo Viewer
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Yes
Digital Audio Playback
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Yes
Text To Speech
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Yes
Voice Control
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Yes
Dynamic Content Services
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None
Removable Memory Type
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microSD
Battery Life
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2.5 hours
Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Personal GPS navigation device (w/5.0" LCD)
  • Cradle mount
  • Suction cup windshield mount
  • GTM26 Traffic receiver with cigarette lighter adapter and 5' cable
  • 19.5" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini B 2.0 USB on the other end)
  • Accessory Guide
  • Important Safety and Product Information
  • Quick Start Manual (English)
  • Quick Start Manual (French)
  • "Need a dashboard disc?" sheet
  • "Activate your Lifetime Maps" sheet

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General Features
Navigation Features
Other Features

General Features

Overview: The Garmin nüvi 2595LMT is a portable GPS navigation device that provides automatic routing, turn-by-turn voice directions, voice command, touchscreen control, and free Lifetime Map Updates. The unit includes subscription-free, lifetime traffic updates from 3D Traffic. With built-in Bluetooth technology, you can make and receive phone calls through the device. The nüvi 2595LMT has a 5.0" touchscreen LCD, and comes with a suction cup windshield mount and a 5' power cable with a cigarette lighter adapter.

5.0" Touchscreen LCD: The nüvi 2595LMT features a 5.0" dual-orientation color TFT touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio). The screen orientation (landscape or portrait) can be changed manually in the menu.

Preloaded Maps: The nüvi 2595LMT contains NAVTEQ's City Navigator North America NT 2012 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 8-million points of interest (POIs) to help you find the destination you desire.

Voice Command: Voice Command allows you to control the device by using words and commands. The Voice Command menu provides voice prompts and a list of available commands. Using your voice, you can enter an address or the name of a Point of Interest, and the unit will begin searching for that location. You can also maneuver through menus by speaking the on-screen menu choice you desire.

Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling: Using the built-in Bluetooth wireless technology, the nüvi 2595LMT can connect to your mobile phone to become a hands-free device. The range of the Bluetooth coverage is approximately 33 feet. After pairing, you can receive incoming calls and place calls through the navigation unit. Outgoing calls can be place by entering the number directly, calling a number in your phone book, using the call history, or selecting a Point of Interest. Your home phone number can be saved so you can call home using a single button. You can check the Garmin website for a list of supported mobile phones.

Free Lifetime Map Updates: The nüvi 2595LMT 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.

Note: Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this product's useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. The updates you receive will be updates to the same geographic map data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased.

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.

microSD Card Slot: The nüvi 2595LMT 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 2595LMT 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 (150ACNUVI, sold separately) allows you to operate the unit on ordinary household current. The unit can be powered by your computer when it is connected via a USB cable.

Navigation Features

Garmin Guidance 2.0: The Garmin nüvi 2595LMT features Garmin Guidance 2.0, an advanced navigation engine with a faster, more intuitive user interface to enhance the speed and accuracy of searches and routing. The main menu gives you two simple choices: "Where To?" and "View Map." You can see and select businesses on the map without the need to page through menus. When traveling interstate highways, the Enhanced Exit Services feature enables you to know what you'll find when you exit the highway.

Free Lifetime Traffic: With free Lifetime Traffic from 3D Traffic, you can avoid traffic tie-ups that will delay your travel. 3D Traffic delivers traffic updates over one of the most extensive live traffic avoidance systems which checks traffic conditions more than 2 billion times per month. 3D Traffic combines historical traffic data, current traffic data from active devices in transit, and current non-trend traffic incidents, to help you avoid traffic jams and keep you moving. The nüvi 2595LMT comes with the GTM25 Traffic Receiver with its integrated cigarette lighter power adapter. An antenna extension cable is available from Garmin if you have difficulty receiving an FM traffic signal.

Notes: Lifetime Traffic requires no subscription or activation. Traffic updates are available in approximately 125 metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Points of Interest: The built-in maps include over 8-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.

Lane Assist: The Lane Assist feature lets you know in advance which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. In select metropolitan areas, the nüvi 2595LMT will enter split screen mode to display the photoReal junction view, a realistic depiction of the junction, complete with road signs and arrows to indicate the proper lane for navigation.

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, 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 select "Where Am I?" from the menu, you get 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.

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

Pedestrian Navigation: In addition to vehicle navigation, the nüvi 2595LMT can also be useful when walking around town. If you have the optional cityXplorer maps loaded into the unit, the pedestrian navigation feature adds public transportation options as you travel on foot.

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.

Keyboard Options: The Garmin nüvi 2595LMT gives you two options for keyboard layouts. When you are entering an address or other data, you can choose between a standard QWERTY keyboard layout or an ABCDE alphabetical layout.

Garmin Garage: The unit offers your choice of seven 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) and Nickelodeon (SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer) themes.

trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, the nüvi 2595LMT 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.

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.

Photo Navigation: Pictures with location information can be uploaded to the nüvi 2595LMT or to an inserted microSD card. You can use the GarminConnect section of the Garmin website to search for previously uploaded "Geotagged" photos. Once the photos are loaded into the device, you can set a destination based on the photo's imbedded location data.

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.

Other Features

Picture Viewer: The nüvi 2595LMT's Picture Viewer can display JPEG photo images that you have stored in the device or on a microSD card. The images can be displayed in a slideshow, or set a single image as wallpaper.

Audiobook Player: The device can play audiobooks from Audible.com. A subscription to Audible.com is required. Audiobooks can be loaded to the device or to a microSD card. You can browse titles, authors, or narrators. Bookmarks can be added, so the player will automatically resume from the point where you last stopped. Playback controls include play, pause, fast forward, fast reverse, next chapter, and previous chapter.

Note: The nüvi 2595LMT cannot play digital music files.

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.

Tools: Other tools that can be found on the device include a world clock, alarm clock, calculator, unit converter, and a language guide.

 
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5 out of 5

Perfect for everyday use & travel!!

Written By Nelson, Towson, MD on Thursday, May 09, 2013
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Great product with really amazing features, I use this everyday as a bluetooth speaker for my phone and it's great when I travel around the area or around the country on business. It's really a product that you don't want to leave home without, while smartphones do have GPS, when you are in the middle of no where, and you don't have a cell single, this still works without any issues - enough said!!!
Pros:
Features and Price
Cons:
Updates are a little hard to do online.
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4 out of 5

LOVE IT!

Written By GC, Texas on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Works great. Love the screen size. Couldn't be better. Haven't tried the voice commands yet, but will get to that later.
Pros:
Screen is large for those middle age eyes.
Cons:
Can't figure out how to stop the traffic detours if I just want to stay on the route and battle the traffic.
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5 out of 5

Great combintion of features will buyanother for our ther car!

Written By Anonymous, Seattle WA on Monday, March 25, 2013
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I am completely satisfied with this GPS. I've used it for almost a year now and the combination of features and quick response has kept me on course and saved me from traffic jams. The graphic showing the right line to be in is a winner. Voice recognition is fun and impresses customers; while the standard commands work well, it's best to type in complex addresses. In San Diego, my co-workers left for the airport 30 minutes before me. I got on the same express way and was immediately warned of heavy traffic and offered an alternate route. I beat my co-workers to the airport, and they complained about crawling thru an hour of bad traffic! The ability to search for and save favorite destinations in another city is helpful and allows me plan my travel from my hotel or living room. This GPS has a lot of helpful and easy to use features. I recommend it, and we well buy another for our other car!
Pros:
Easy to use, life time maps, lifetime traffic, great integration of features, heavy traffic warnings, voice commands, easy to find my destinations. Lane selection graphics. Quick signal acquisition.
Cons:
Voice commands work okay, but it's still best to type in complex locations, because as you type in hotel, restaurant or address information, the device makes selectable suggestions that get more specific the more you type (like a Google inquiry).. cool
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2595LMT

Written By Roger, Metamora Mi. on Monday, February 18, 2013
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The 2595 froze up the first time I used it. Took a while to get it shut off & then it turned back. Sometimes I am unable to turn it on. tried to plug it in to car and computer thinking the battery was dead. At this point I just don't trust it.
Pros:
I had a previous 2595 which worked fine but it got stolen.
Cons:
This 2595 never takes me back the same way I went. Some times it will take a longer way around and yesterday went past the road to go home. Now it will not shut off when I unplug it in the car which it used to do. I am used to this product and hope I can get it resolved. I am disappointed. I did update the maps so hope that will help.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin nuvi 2595LMT

Written By Mark T, Rowlett, TX on Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Performed exactly as advertised. Used it very successfully right after purchase on a business trip to Massachusetts--came in real handy. The roads and streets are not at all logical or well marked at my destination, so I was extremely grateful this unit performed exactly like my research on Crutchfield and Garmin web sites indicated. Great unit for the price and would highly recommend to anyone. Comes with everything you need and Garmin offers some additional case choices for purchase, protection.
Pros:
Quick set up, start up for navigation and comes complete with ability to update latest maps immediately.
Cons:
Suction cup needs some extra pampering when attaching to windshield in order to remain positioned--but that appears to be widespread among GPS'.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

My Garmin Nuvi 2595 LMT was a big disappointment!

Written By Ron, Charlotte, NC on Monday, December 17, 2012
 
This Garmin is a horrible improvement over the older Tom Tom that I was trying to replace!
Cons:
It takes many more steps to set up a new destination. It always picks out the worst routes through city traffic, etc., as opposed to expressways. It gets me lost and won't "save" most of my planned routes. If I take the route that I KNOW is proper, it refuses to recalculate and program that route. I had difficulty trying to program anything. It is not the GPS for me.
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

2595LMT

Written By Joe, Peoria on Sunday, November 25, 2012
 
Not end user friendly.
1 out of 13 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

I love Crutchfield and Garmin!

Written By Tracy, Boca Raton, FL on Sunday, October 21, 2012
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I love Crutchfield and Garmin! Excellent service, delivery and products! Thank you!
5 out of 9 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Excellent

Written By Father Kevin, Center Moriches, NY on Sunday, October 14, 2012
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This unit is a replacement for a 1460LT which needed new maps. Hae used it on a couple of trips and find it to be excellent. Best thing is that it doesn"t say "Recalculating" when you ignore one of its suggestions it just finds you a new route. This is wonderful.
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4 out of 5

Garmin Nuvi 2595 LMT

Written By Jr, San Luis Obispo, CA on Thursday, July 26, 2012
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I travel every two weeks by car out of town. This is my first expierence with the Garmin. Every feature such as voice activation, hands free phone and getting to a location works great. I preprogramed certain destinations and this feature works well. I only had one wrong destination. It was lunch time and I brought fast food places. I selected McDonalds and was directed correctly to the place. But it was out of business?
Pros:
I would recomend this product over other navigation products. It pays to research before you buy.
11 out of 12 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Garmin nuvi 2595 LMT

Written By Anonymous, portsmouth va on Friday, July 06, 2012
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Having used this on a single trip am seriously considering returning for a refund. When it comes to locating places by name only, it leaves much to be desired. When I used the go home portion it could not find the same street it found when the entire street address was entered. I would have greta hesitation in recommending any Gramin product.
5 out of 17 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

garmin nuvi 2595 Review

Written By Barrie, Marlborough, MA on Friday, June 15, 2012
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Love this device - infinitely better than the Tom Tom it replaces.
Pros:
. Voice command - it even recognizes my Australian accent. . Locks onto satelite signals VERY rapidly . The 5" screen is very crisp and clear
Cons:
. Maps don't appear to be as accurate as the Tom Tom was - misnamed streets (Road instead of Drive), businesses that have been closed for over a year, no identification of some streets in shopping malls even when they have official names.) . Would like to have the ability to modify dashboard contents so that I can set my own data fields.
14 out of 14 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2595LMT

Written By pajam, Ton.,NY on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
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Very happy with GPS - easy to use - easy to read, even in daylight - voice command doesn't always recognize imput, but than nothing is perfect
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Birthday gift

Written By TimS, Ft Worth on Sunday, June 03, 2012
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Gave it to our daughter for her birthday. All the features to make her trips safe and convenient! She loves everything about it.
Pros:
Bluetooth, traffic monitoring, voice command, mini-card slot for our European maps, updates included.
Cons:
makes my 255 look and act shabby.
7 out of 9 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2595LMT

Written By Duane Brodbeck, Toledo, OH on Monday, May 28, 2012
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By far the best GPS I have ever owned. The voice commands are absoloutely awesome. I do not think you will be disapointed in this unit.
Pros:
Large screen. Voice commands are 95% accurate. Large 5" screen.
Cons:
When recalling saved places, it requires too much scrolling to get to the address that you need.
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4 out of 5

CONS and PROS

Written By Alan K, Canandaigua, NY on Thursday, March 29, 2012
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This is my first GPS after trying out other peoples units. I was very excited to get my Garmin 2595 and used it right away. Drove from my home to Philadelphia, PA the second day I had it. It worked great. My trip was about 6 hours and Garmin estimated the time of arrival right on the money. I did not know how to use all the features but I knew enough to find it easy to use and get around. Philadelphia is a large city and this GPS was a life saver. Not having any reservation to stay the night I did a search on my new GPS for a B and B and Garmin came through. Called from my car and had a good nights rest. On my last day I got ready to meet up with some friends plugged in the GPS and could not get a signal. This was unusal because the last few days it was quick to respond. I thought it was because it was overcast but then the sun came out and it still would not work. I was late trying to meet friends and the rest of the day was a mess trying to get around a city I did not know. I was ready to come home and it started to work but then died completely. It would not even turn on. I was upset. . I made it home and the next day I called Crutchfield. They came through and sent out a new one fast. At first the second GPS would not do all its functions and I was really getting mad. Garmin customer support. did help me reprogram It and now works 99%. Not 100% because my phone bluetooth is not compatable with this unit.. Be aware before you buy. I am VERY HAPPY NOW.
Pros:
Nice big screen very easy to read. Tons of useful features. Easy to use. I did have some problems that are now fixed with the help of Crutchfield and excellent customer support from Garmin. If you want to have a stress free trip with wife, friends or family get a Garmin GPS. No more getting lost, reading maps or stopping for directions. Find a place to get gas, food or sleep right from your car. On a confusing busy highway the split screen saves the day. No guessing which lane to be in.
Cons:
Not all phones with bluetooth are compatible with this unit. Garmin does have a list of phones that will work should that be an important feature and the main reason your buying the 2595. The voice command takes a little practice and does not always understand you. Most of the time it does. Its a fun feature. Because there are so many useful features before you take a long trip use it around your home turf for awhile and practice. That way you will get the most out of it on your trip.
27 out of 27 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Value

Written By DSI, Tampa, Florida on Thursday, February 16, 2012
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I have owned several portable GPS units and I have to say that this is the best value out of all of them. I love the voice command. One warrning would be dont say anything that sounds like "voice command" while driving or the unit will ask you what you want! LOL. you can always just say "back" and it will take you back to your rought or main screen. I love it!!!
Pros:
Large screen, voice command, split screen and easy to use
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2595LMT

Written By JimS, Midland,MI on Thursday, February 09, 2012
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Works as advertised. Took a while be comfortable with menus and still not certain how to do some operations.
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4 out of 5

Another Great Product

Written By Tim, Indiana on Monday, January 30, 2012
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This is my second Garmin product and once again Garmin has come up with a really great product. now with that being said, lets review the "Voice Command" Feature. yes, it does work, I use it all the time... and Yes it needs some improvement. It works best when there are no other sounds to interfere with the unit, like the radio, road noise, wind from you windows etc. That may sound like everything but the unit does work you just need to speak clearly. Other improvements better navagation instructions... NO more "Re-Calculating" Garmin apparently has removed that annoying saying from the system, The unit only offers your next best option for your travel plan. Unit allows for a larger memory card. I have an 8Gb in my unit. Overall I am very pleased with this product.
Pros:
Lifetime Map Updates & Traffic, Choose from custom "dashboards"
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

First GPS

Written By PeteMLB, Long Island, NY on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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This is my first GPS unit and thus far it has exceeded my expectations. With voice command, blue tooth, traffic updates and great graphics I couldn't ask for more I highly recommend it.
Pros:
Large screen Blue tooth Voice command Traffic updates
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

Went into simulator mode and won't come out.

Written By Buck, Atlanta on Friday, December 23, 2011
 
Display is low resolution for 5" display and roads look like pepper sprinkled randomly instead of clear streets and roads. Updated firmware and maps and unit went into simulator mode (no GPS satellite reception) and won't come out. If the unit won't receive GPS satellite signals and won't get a position fix then what's the point?
Pros:
Nothing.
Cons:
Display is low resolution for 5". Went into simulator mode and won't come out.
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4 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2595LMT

Written By PHARAOH, FLORIDA on Friday, December 02, 2011
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STRONGLY RECCOMEND.
Pros:
EASY TO USE AND QUALITY PRODUCT.
Cons:
DID NOT COME WITH A PROTECTIVE COVER.
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2 out of 5

Garmin nüvi® 2595LMT

Written By Mel, Bristol Tn on Friday, November 11, 2011
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This is my fourth Garmin GPS, The 2595 required 6 firmware updates even though the unit has been in production only 1 month. After all the updates the unit workde well for 1 hour and then quit. I returned this unit to Crutchfield who promptly refunded my money. This is the second BAD Garmin I have received in the past six months (2460). It makes you wonder about their quality control.
Pros:
Bright screen Small size
Cons:
New operating system
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5 out of 5

Hey It Works GREAT!

Written By RobertV, San Diego, CA on Monday, November 07, 2011
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Great service from Crutchfield, fast UPS shipping, worked right out of the box. Downloaded firmware and map was current from Garmin.com, follow download directions exactly. Buy a garmin nuvi (removable) 9" flexible windshield extension to mount unit on the driver side, I don't like anything obstructing my windshield front view. Buy a screen protector and a hard case for your gps unit. Opted to buy a GTM60 digital traffic receiver but the stock GTM26 works good. Accesories add up the cost sharply. Spliced into another cigarette connector underneath dash wiring and out to a side vent hole to manualy connect/disconnect to this unit for a nice clean look, no wires dangling, no obstructions, able to remove unit which greatly decrease theft problem by leaving unit in car. This is my first GPS unit, easy to navigate and learn, really impressed. Highly recommend this gps unit.
Pros:
Contrasting color display on a wide 5" screen , up comming street names, road curvatures, points of interest, bluetooth at the touch to answer calls, internal microphone and speaker to announce voice street directions and freeway exits. Voice and volume can be turned off. Clear voice and volume control.
Cons:
Any NEW addresses that are not registered on MAPQUEST will not be displayed by the Garmin 2565LMT, eventhough the the Garmin map is "CURRENT." Wish the street/road hazards would be displayed live, on the same main street display not with a seperate button display.
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