Garmin GTM 36 with Lifetime Traffic

Traffic-information receiver and 12-volt power adapter

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Beat those traffic blues

Garmin's GTM 36 traffic-information receiver gives you timely updates to help you stay ahead of traffic in metropolitan areas, 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 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 36, without any additional hidden costs. And the FM-TMC service broadcasts NAVTEQ 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 36 works with most Garmin nüvi® portable navigators, as well as select dezl™ models (see "Details" for a complete list of compatible models). Upgrade your Garmin with the GTM 36 and add a new time-saving dimension to your next trip. Warranty: 1 year.

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  • Traffic receiver with power cable (GTM 36)
  • Instructions
  • Traffic Service End User Subscriber Agreement

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Overview: The Garmin GTM 36 is an add-on traffic receiver and 12-volt power adapter for your compatible Garmin nuvi GPS portable navigator. The GTM 36 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 36 includes premium traffic for North America for the lifetime of the product. The GTM 36 also acts as an in-vehicle power charger.

Note: The Garmin GTM 36 is an add-on device and requires the connection of a compatible Garmin nuvi GPS portable navigator. The GTM 36 receives signals from the traffic service provider and displays that information on your compatible GPS device.

Compatibility: The Garmin GTM 36 is compatible with the following Garmin portable GPS navigators (as of 5/3/2013).

  • nuvi 3700 series
  • nuvi 3500 series
  • nuvi 3400 series
  • nuvi 2707 series
  • nuvi 2507 series
  • nuvi 2505 series
  • nuvi 2407 series
  • nuvi 2405 series
  • nuvi 2400 series
  • nuvi 2300 series
  • nuvi 2200 series
  • nuvi 1400 series
  • nuvi 1300 series
  • nuvi 1200 series
  • nuvi 465
  • dezl 560
  • dezl 760
Note: The GTM 36 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 Lifetime Traffic: The Garmin GTM 36 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: Free lifetime traffic updates may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product. Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver's "useful life" means the period during which the receiver has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available for all areas.

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 36 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 36, 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 36 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.

  • Input: 10-30V
  • Output: 5V/2A

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