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Beat those traffic blues
Garmin's GTM 35 traffic-information receiver gives you timely updates to help you stay ahead of traffic, including incidents caused by construction, accidents, or emergencies. This traffic info receiver is built into a 12-volt power adapter, so it installs easily in your vehicle — just plug it into your compatible Garmin navigator, connect to your vehicle's power port, and you're ready to go.

Free lifetime subscription — no hidden fees
Your free lifetime subscription to Garmin's traffic-information service activates automatically when you first use the GTM 35, without any additional hidden costs. And the FM-TMC service broadcasts traffic information on a separate band so you can still listen to your favorite FM radio stations, including HD Radio™ broadcasts.

Ideal for an upgrade or adding traffic updates to a second vehicle
If you've used a Garmin portable navigator with a traffic-information receiver, you already know what a lifesaver it can be in metropolitan areas when there's congestion. The GTM 35 works with all traffic-compatible 2009-and up Garmin nüvi® portable navigators, as well as select zūmo® and dēzl™ models. Upgrade your Garmin with the GTM 35 and add a new timesaving dimension to your next trip. Warranty: 1 year.

Garmin GTM 35 with Lifetime Traffic Reviews

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  • Traffic receiver with power cable (GTM 35)
  • Instructions
  • Traffic Service End User Subscriber Agreement

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Overview:The Garmin GTM 35 is an add-on traffic receiver and 12-volt power adapter for your compatible Garmin nuvi GPS portable navigator. The GTM 35 delivers Traffic Message Channel (TMC) information from NAVTEQ Traffic, including road conditions and traffic delays, to your compatible Garmin GPS device. NAVTEQ Traffic information is broadcast over the FM Radio Data System (RDS). When traffic information is received, your Garmin GPS portable navigator displays traffic delays on the map and uses the information to avoid traffic delays and find the fastest routes. The Garmin GTM 35 includes premium traffic for North America for the lifetime of the product. The GTM 35 also acts as an in-vehicle power charger.

Note: The Garmin GTM 35 is an add-on device and requires the connection of a compatible Garmin nuvi GPS portable navigator. The GTM 35 receives signals from the traffic service provider and displays that information on your compatible GPS device.

Compatibility: The Garmin GTM 35 is compatible with the following Garmin nuvi GPS portable navigators (as of 1/26/2012).

  • nuvi 205 series
  • nuvi 205w series
  • nuvi 465 series
  • nuvi 500 series
  • nuvi 1200 series
  • nuvi 1300 series
  • nuvi 1400 series
  • nuvi 2200 series
  • nuvi 2300 series
  • nuvi 2400 series
  • nuvi 3700 series

Note: The GTM 35 is fitted with a right-angle mini-USB (type-B) connector which plugs into the mini-USB (type-B) port of your compatible Garmin nuvi GPS portable navigator.

100% Subscription Free Traffic: The Garmin GTM 35 with lifetime traffic gives you 100% subscription-free lifetime traffic updates. Unlike other traffic system that may offer a "free trial", after which you are charged a monthly or annual subscription fee. The subscription activates automatically after your connected Garmin GPS device acquires satellite signals while receiving traffic signal from the service provider.

Note: Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of the Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own the compatible Garmin GPS device) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter.

NAVTEQ Traffic-RDS: NAVTEQ Traffic is broadcast over the FM Radio Data System (RDS) and provides real-time traffic conditions for more than 98 metropolitan markets in North America, including Canada. It provides a comprehensive, reliable nation wide coverage; view coverage map.

Note: The GTM 35 and GPS device must be in in data range of an FM station transmitting TMC data to receive traffic information. Traffic content not available for all areas.

Traffic Avoidance: When connected to the GTM 35, your Garmin nuvi portable navigator not only informs you about delays on your route, it will also suggest alternate routes and guide you around the trouble spots. It can even automatically route you around trouble spots without you having to do anything, but drive. Key traffic information that is displayed, include -

  • accurate traffic flow speeds
  • unplanned incidents such as accidents and stalled vehicles
  • planned incidents such as road construction and closures
  • information about special and sports events and holidays that may affect travel

12-Volt Power Adapter: In addition to free lifetime traffic alerts, the GTM 35 features a 12-volt power adapter to connect to your vehicle's 12-volt power/cigarette lighter port which will power and charge your compatible Garmin nuvi GPS portable navigator.

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