Arm your inner road warrior properly
Whether you're taking the family on vacation, zipping through weekend errands, or doing the daily commute grind, you want reliable guidance that's easy to follow. And what's easier to follow than a nice big display? Garmin's nüvi 2798LMT portable navigator offers a 7" screen that gives you the upper hand when it's time to make your miles count. And this handy highway buddy gives you plenty of fun features, like voice-activated navigation that recognizes your speech, and Bluetooth® connectivity that lets you enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone. You can also wirelessly connect to Garmin's free app for Android™ phones to get valuable real-time local information.
Control without using your hands
Voice-activated navigation is quite simple: with one spoken command, you can "wake up" the navigator to respond to your voice. You can search through menus, then input addresses and destinations without touching the screen. The Garmin will respond to your words intelligently. Built-in Bluetooth lets you sync your compatible phone to the navigator for hands-free conversations you carry on through the nüvi's integrated microphone and speaker.
Android phone users can download Garmin's free Smartphone Link app to their device and connect to the nüvi 2798LMT. When paired, the navigator can use your phone's existing data plan to share information such as saved and recently found locations, where you parked, and your current destination. You can then use your phone to give you step-by-step directions back to your car in a large parking lot, for example, or import destinations to your navigator from your phone.
You can also launch Garmin Live Services from the app, which give you local weather reports, live traffic updates, real-time photos from traffic cameras, area gas prices, and nearby parking help. Some Garmin Live Services require a subscription. Data charges may apply for using Smartphone Link — you'll want to check with your service provider.
The nüvi 2798LMT 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.
See things more clearly
The nüvi 2798LMT's generous 7" touchscreen puts you right in the thick of the action as you drive. 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.
Plenty of info in advance
Garmin incorporates several helpful visual tools to keep you on the correct path:
Active Lane 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. You also 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.
The nüvi 2798LMT 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. Garmin Traffic is also voice activated, so it can respond to the sound of your spoken words. Best of all, you won't have to pay a penny more for this service over the life of your nüvi.
Rear-view assurance for your vehicle
Garmin's BC 20 rear-view camera makes a great safety add-on, sending a wireless signal from the back of your vehicle to the nüvi's screen with the touch of a button. You'll have a clear view behind you, making it safer when you put your larger vehicle in reverse.
Simply mount the camera on the rear of your vehicle, then tap into your back-up lights or another power source. This weather-resistant camera can transmit images up to 45 feet away, depending on the installation. An included mount for your nüvi receives the camera's wireless signals, then transfers them to your nüvi's rear-view camera input adapter. If you've wired the system to have the image display automatically when you put your vehicle in reverse, it'll switch back to your navigator's normal screen as soon as you shift into a forward gear.
Note: The camera's effective transmission range may be affected by installation of the transmitter near or on metal siding or appliances. Please consult the owner's manual for more details.