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Garmin nüvi® 2460LT

Portable navigator (with 5" display, voice command recognition, and free lifetime traffic)

Item # 1502460LT

Garmin's nüvi 2460LT is much more than an electronic map on your windshield — its feature-laden approach...

Garmin's nüvi 2460LT is much more than an electronic map on your windshield — its feature-laden approach...

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About the Garmin nüvi® 2460LT

Dominic DeVito
Garmin's nüvi 2460LT is much more than an electronic map on your windshield — its feature-laden approach to guidance starts with an easy-to-read 5" touchscreen that offers you more detail than most navigators. Its free traffic-information service lets you know about developing traffic jams in most metropolitan areas, and the navigator recognizes spoken commands so you can keep your hands on the wheel when you need to find an important stopping point. Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity lets you make calls with your compatible phone through the navigator, adding safety to your journeys.

Garmin's nüvi 2460LT is much more than an electronic map on your windshield — its feature-laden approach to guidance starts with an easy-to-read 5" touchscreen that offers you more detail than most navigators. Its free traffic-information service lets you know about developing traffic jams in most metropolitan areas, and the navigator recognizes spoken commands so you can keep your hands on the wheel when you need to find an important stopping point. Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity lets you make calls with your compatible phone through the navigator, adding safety to your journeys.

Easy-to-follow display
Avoid that sinking feeling that comes with being lost — the 2460LT offers accurate maps of the entire U.S. and Puerto Rico, plus most of Canada, Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas. It's easy to find the perfect pit stop among the navigator's 6 million points of interest. You can add your own favorite destinations, or save up to 100 routes for future journeys. Spoken directions that say actual street names at turns lead the way, and the speed limit display lets you know when it's time to ease off the gas. The lane assistance and junction view features guide you through complicated intersections.

Leave congestion worries behind
The nüvi 2460LT includes a FM-TMC traffic-info receiver which keeps you updated on potential delays in most metropolitan areas. The 2460LT can offer detailed information on the cause of the delay, and save you time by finding a quick way around the problem. Best of all, you pay no subscription fees for the life of your navigator.

Better routes through trend tracking
Over time, Garmin's myTrends™ technology learns the routes you like to travel. The navigator predicts where you're going and provides estimated travel times, which can come in handy on your daily commute to work or weekly trips to the kids' swim meets. Their trafficTrends™ technology keeps track of how daytime congestion impacts driving times in your area, finding better routes that won't leave you waiting in traffic.

Save gas and time
Garmin's ecoRoute™ feature lets you choose the most fuel-efficient route to your destination and tracks your fuel usage. Route optimization finds the most efficient journey among several stops on the same trip, so you can run errands without wasting time or gas. Most importantly, you won't have to buy any additional equipment or pay subscription fees to use these features.

Safety first
A powered mount lets you take the navigator with you without unplugging the power cable; the nüvi remembers where it was removed from its mount so you can use it to find your car in a large parking area. The "Where Am I?" emergency locator provides your exact location instantly, displaying nearby emergency services if you need aid. Garmin's security feature prevents unauthorized people from accessing your itinerary or personal information.

The 2460LT is also available with free lifetime traffic and map updates.


Product highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • includes FM-TMC traffic-info receiver with subscription-free updates
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • JPEG picture viewer
  • powered mount, car power adapter, and built-in rechargeable battery with 3 hours of life
Navigation features:
  • 5" (480 x 272 pixels) display with touchscreen control
  • 6 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • preloaded with maps for the United States and Puerto Rico, plus most of Canada, Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas
  • accepts spoken commands and voice address entry
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • myTrends predicts your destination and automatically provides estimated arrival time
  • trafficTrends provides routes based on actual historic travel times due to daily traffic
  • ecoRoute calculates a more fuel-efficient route
  • lane assistance and junction view
  • speed limit indicator
  • built-in travel kit including world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator, and more
  • security feature allows you to disable most functions with a user-entered password
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization
  • transport modes: auto, pedestrian
  • microSD card slot
Other features and specs:
  • Bluetooth technology: conduct hands-free calls with your compatible cell phone
  • dimensions: 5-7/16"W x 3-5/16"H x 5/8"D
  • weight: 6.8 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 010-00903-00

What's in the box:

  • Portable GPS navigation receiver
  • Suction-cup mounting bracket
  • Mounting cradle
  • GTM-35 Cigarette lighter power adapter with built-in FM traffic receiver (has an attached 5' cable terminated by a right-angle male mini-USB type-B connector)
  • 19" USB cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a micro-USB connector on other end)
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Accessory Guide
  • Important Safety and Product Information
  • Free Trial Safety Camera Update card
  • Free dash disk offer

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More details on the Garmin nüvi® 2460LT

Mark G.

Features & specs

Maps Built-in
Map Coverage USA (50), CA, MX
Points of Interest 6,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing Yes
Screen Size 5"
Widescreen Yes
Bluetooth Capable Phone
Photo Viewer Yes
Digital Audio Playback No
Text To Speech Yes
Voice Control ---
Traffic Information No
Dynamic Content Services None
Removable Memory Type microSD card
Battery Life 3 Hours
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Overview: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT is a portable GPS navigator and personal travel assistant that provides automatic routing and turn-by-turn voice directions, along with touchscreen control and voice command. It offers advanced navigation features such as nuRoute technology with trafficTrends and myTrends, ecoRoute for better fuel efficiency, and lane assist with junction view for easier maneuvering. The nuvi 2460-LT also offers an integrated FM traffic receiver for real-time traffic updates. In addition to these navigation features, the nuvi 2460-LT offers a JPEG picture viewer and built-in Bluetooth communication.  The nuvi 2460-LT includes a mounting bracket and 12-volt/cigarette lighter adapter to install the navigation device in your vehicle.

Navigation Features
Traffic Information
Picture Viewer
Built-in Bluetooth
Mounting Options
Power Requirements
System Requirements

Navigation Features

GPS Receiver with HotFix: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT is equipped with a high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix which enables faster GPS performance. It must acquire a GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite signal in order to navigate.

Note: If you are indoors, near tall building or tree, or in a parking garage, the nuvi 2460-LT cannot acquire satellites. Go outside to an area free from tall obstructions to use the nuvi 2460-LT.

Built-in GPS Antenna: The unit has a built-in antenna in its top panel. In order to obtain an optimal signal, the unit must have a clear, unobstructed view of the sky. It the unit is mounted in a vehicle with a coated windshield or an in-screen heating system, there may be difficulty in obtaining a good signal.

Pre-loaded NAVTEQ Maps: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT comes pre-programmed with NAVTEQ's City Navigator (NT 2011.31 All) street maps for the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas. The maps feature nearly 6-million points of interest (POIs), such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and attractions.

Note: You can purchase additional MapSource map data from Garmin and load the maps to the nuvi 2460-LT's internal memory or inserted microSD card (via USB connection).

nuMaps Updates: If you register the nuvi 2460-LT online within 60 days of acquiring satellites and driving with the unit, you may be eligible for a free map update, if available. Additional maps can be purchased for the Garmin nuvi at any time.

Note: For a one-time payment (150NULIFE, sold separately), you can receive up to four map updates each year for the life of the unit.

5" Touchscreen Display: The unit features a bright, 5" (diagonal) widescreen,  WQVGA, color TFT LCD with touchscreen controls. The display has a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen has a manual brightness adjustment. You can select one of three color modes for the display screen:

  • Daytime: Has a lighter, brighter background.
  • Nighttime: Has a black background, easier to see at night.
  • Auto: Display automatically switches between daytime and nighttime at sunrise and sunset.

Note: The screen will automatically shut off if the device is inactive for the selected length of time.

Keyboard Options: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT 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.

Navigation Map: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT displays a real-time moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns. Your route is marked with a magenta line. A checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel the nuvi 2460-LT guides to your destination with arrows on the map and directions at the top of the screen. During your calculated route, your arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner, your current speed is shown in the lower right corner. The posted speed limit for most major roads is displayed near the lower right corner as well. The unit allows you to zoom, pan, and point using the touchscreen during navigation. You can select one of three map orientation displays:

  • 2D Track Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.
  • 2D North Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly displays North at the top of the screen.
  • 3D Track Up: Three-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.

Voice Command: You can control the nuvi 2460-LT with your voice, allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Voice Command allows you to use the nuvi 2460-LT by speaking the words you see on the touchscreen or by speaking certain commands. The Voice Command menu provides a list of available commands to use. Simply wake up the nuvi 2460-LT with a customizable voice command and begin speaking menu options that are clearly displayed on the unit's touchscreen. Then tell the nuvi 2460-LT to 'Find Address' and speak an address to start navigating.

Note: Voice Command is not available for all languages and regions.

Text-to-Speech Audible Directions: In addition to the visual map, you get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination; allowing you to keep your eyes more comfortably on the road. The nuvi 2460-LT offers male and female voices of various languages. You can also download custom voices from the "Garmin Garage" website.

Turn List: When you are navigation a route, the turn list displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.

Next Turn: When you are navigation a route, you can view the next turn on the map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn.

Lane Assist with Junction View: Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. As you navigate your route, the unit will provide detailed diagrams of the proper lane to travel when maneuvering a complex interchange. The Junction View page will display what the actual approaching junction looks like, and arrows indicating the lane in which you should be driving.

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.

Where To?: During navigation, you can search for places by pressing "Where To?" You can select an Address, Go Home, Points of Interest, Recently Found, Favorites, Extras, Intersections, Cities, Browse Map, and Coordinates. You can also access Spell Name for direct entry of your new destination, or browse the map. You can search for locations near your present location (default), or select a different city, your current route, or your destination.

Destination Search Description
Browse Map Search for a destination by scrolling the map display
Go Home Store and easily recall your home address
Address Enter a specific address; state, city, street number, street
Cities Search For a city (central location)
Intersections Search for the intersection of two roads
POIs Search for points of interest (POIs) by name or category; search near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination
Parking Find parking-lots and parking garages near you; the device also saves your parking spot when your remove the device from the mount so you can find your vehicle easier when you return
Trip Planner You can use Trip Planner to create and save a trip with multiple destinations (up to 100)
Favorites Store up to 1,000 of your favorite locations
Recently Found Stores the last 50 places found
Coordinates Enter geographic coordinates (latitude & longitude)
Extras Add extra information via a microSD card; custom points of interest, Garmin Travel Guide, Safety Camera information, TourGuide, Language Guide, and SaversGuide available on Garmin's website

Transportation Modes: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT offers two transportation modes for navigation methods. It can be used in one of two transportation modes: Automotive or Pedestrian. Routing is calculated differently based on your mode.

Vehicle Icons: The default on-screen icon representing your vehicle is a blue sports car. In the menu, you can select a blue 4WD pickup truck, a blue compact car, a blue 3D arrow, a pair of boots, a large bird, or a rolling beach ball. You can also download other vehicle icons from the "Garmin Garage" website.

Route Preferences: When calculating a route, you can select the following preferences: faster time, shorter distance, less fuel, or off road.

Avoidances: You can program the unit to avoid certain things that may be undesirable on your route. Examples of things that can be avoided include U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes, Unpaved Roads, and Ferries.

Waypoints: You can manually mark and name any map position as a waypoint for later recall. Up to 1000 waypoints can be saved into memory.

Custom Points of Interest: The nuvi 2460-LT will accept custom points of interest (POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as safety cameras and school zones, and the unit can notify you as you approach one of these points. To download custom POIs, you will need the Garmin POI Loader software, available on Garmin's website.

nuRoute Technology: The nuvi 2460-LT includes nuRoute technology with trafficTrends historical traffic and myTrends predictive routing.

  • myTrends: The myTrends feature senses when you are driving to a common destination and displays the destination and estimated time of travel in the navigation bar on the map. When you save your regular destinations in your "Favorites," the nuvi 2460-LT will, over time, begin to figure out where you're going even without your telling it.
  • trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, the nuvi 2460-LT uses historic traffic information to calculate more efficient routes. The nuvi 2460-LT automatically learns daytime trends for traffic flow to improve your routes and better predict your estimated time of arrival based on time of day and day of week. Different routes may be calculated base based on traffic trends for the day of the week or based on the time of day.

ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's fuel economy, carbon footprint, and the fuel price of navigating to a destination. It also offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. Through ecoRoute's Fuel report and Mileage Report, you can track fuel usage and gas mileage during each trip. There is also a driving challenge to help you maximize your fuel economy by scoring your driving habits.

Note: The data provided by the ecoRoute feature are estimates only. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.

Speed Limit Indicator: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT will display the speed limit for most major roads in the United States.

Note: The speed limit icon feature is for information purposes only and does not replace the driver's responsibility to abide by all posted speed limit signs and to use safe driving judgment at all times.

Trip Computer: The trip computer provides helpful statistics about your trip.

  • Shows current compass heading while moving
  • Indicates current speed, maximum speed, arrival time, distance and time to next turn
  • Calculates driving time, stopped time and total time
  • Displays overall distance traveled (odometer) and distance to your final destination

Auto Reroute: If you deviate from the original route, the nuvi 2460-LT recalculates the route and provides new directions.

Detours: While navigating a route, you can use detours to avoid obstacles ahead of you , such as construction zones.

Note: If the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the device might not calculate a detour.

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

Tools: The nuvi 2460-LT offers several tools you can use as you travel.

  • World Clock: The world clock allows you to display the current time for four locations throughout the world. You can also display a map of the world showing which portions are in daylight and which are in darkness.
  • Unit Converter: You can convert distance, speed, area, currency, temperature, volume, and weight.
  • Calculator: The calculator allows you to perform simple arithmetic.

Security Settings: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT offers two security settings.

  • Garmin Lock: This anti-theft feature disables the unit from performing any functions until you type in a specific 4-digit PIN or take the unit to a predetermined location.
  • Safe Mode: With the Safe Mode turned on, functions that require significant operator attention are disabled so they don't become a distraction while riding.

Traffic Information

FM Traffic Receiver: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT features an integrated FM traffic receiver with free lifetime traffic updates. The integrated traffic receiver is built into the unit's included cigarette lighter power adapter. The integrated traffic receiver lets you receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. You can simply tap the unit's touchscreen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area. The built-in FM traffic receiver provides you with the following features and convenience.

  • Receive location-based, detailed traffic information for your route when you need it (no more waiting for the local traffic report).
  • Save gas and money by taking the most efficient route to avoid traffic.
  • Route around delays, gridlock, and traffic jams to save you valuable time and arrive stress-free.

Note: You do not need to activate the subscription included with the nuvi 2460-LT. The subscription activates automatically after the GPS unit acquires satellite signal while receiving traffic signals. Content not available for all areas. The nuvi 2460-LT must be in data range of an FM station transmitting traffic information in order to receive traffic updates. For information about coverage areas, go to

Traffic Map: The traffic map shows color-coded traffic flow and delays on nearby roads. When receiving traffic information, a traffic icon appears on the map. The traffic icon changes color (Green/Yellow/Red/Gray) to indicate the severity of traffic conditions.

Calculating Traffic Route: When calculating your route, the nuvi 2460-LT examines the current traffic and automatically optimizes the route for the shortest time. If a severe traffic delay occurs on your route while you are navigating, the device automatically recalculates the route for your.

Note: You might still be routed through traffic, if no better alternative routes exist.

Mini USB Connector: The nuvi 2460-LT's traffic receiver/12-volt adapter plugs into the unit's mini-USB (type-B) port, located on the back-panel of the device's mounting cradle.

Picture Viewer

microSD Memory Slot: The nuvi 2460-LT has a microSD memory slot for additional map data from optional microSD memory cards. The unit can also display JPEG photo images from a microSD memory card.

Picture Viewer: The nuvi 2460-LT can display photo images (JPEG files). JPEG image files stored on your computer must be transferred to the unit's internal memory.

Photo Navigation: You can upload onto the nuvi 2460-LT or inserted microSD card pictures that include location information and create routes to the pictured locations. Please visit for more information.

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth wireless technology establishes a wireless link (2.4GHz) between two electronic devices, such as your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone and the Garmin nuvi 2460-LT. The first time you use two devices together, you must pair them by establishing a relationship using a PIN or passkey.

Note: Your phone and the nuvi 2460-LT must be within 33' (10m) of each other.

Hands-Free Communication: For hands-free calling, the Garmin nuvi 2460-LT integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Simply pair it with your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone and talk hands-free through the 2460-LT while staying focused on the road. You are able to dial numbers with the nuvi 2460-LT's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the touchscreen and speak into the unit's built-in microphone. The nuvi 2460-LT also offers convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points-of-interest (POIs). In addition, the nuvi 2460-LT supports call waiting.

Bluetooth Compatibility: Visit for a complete list of Bluetooth compatible mobile phones.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The unit should be securely installed when used in a vehicle. The unit comes with a mounting bracket that includes a suction cup. The suction cup can be used to mount the unit to the windshield. Once the nuvi 2460-LT is mounted, it can be adjusted on the ball-and-socket bracket for best visibility. The unit must be installed where it has a relatively unobstructed view of the sky.

Note: The unit's mini-USB (type-B) port is found on the back-panel of the mounting cradle.

Power Requirements

Power Source: The Garmin nuvi 2460-LT operates on your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter, the built-in Lithium-Ion battery, or household current using an optional AC adapter (sold separately). The integrated Lithium-Ion battery provide up to 3 hours of use after a 4-hour charge.

Note: Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings, are not lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.

Battery Charging: The integrated Lithium-Ion battery can be charged using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter in your vehicle, plugging the supplied USB cable into your computer, or connecting the optional AC power adapter (sold separately).

Note: The unit's mini-USB (type-B) port is found on the back-panel of the mounting cradle. The unit's micro-USB port is found on the bottom of the GPS navigator.

Sleep Mode: You can use the Sleep Mode to conserve battery power when the device is not in use. Sleep Mode uses very little power, and a battery charge can last for weeks.

System Requirements

Internal Memory: The nuvi 2460-LT comes with an internal memory for storage of supplemental maps and photos. When the unit is connected to your computer, the nuvi 2460-LT is recognized as a USB Mass Storage device.

Interface Capability: This unit is connected to a PC via the supplied USB cable for software and navigation updates. This interface allows you to download additional map and software information to the unit's flash memory or inserted microSD card.

Note: The unit's micro-USB port is USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible. The unit's micro-USB port is found on the bottom of the GPS navigator.

myDashboard: Use Garmin's myDashboard ( to register your device, check for software & map  update, access product manuals, and technical support. myDashboard will automatically open when you connect the nuvi navigation device to your computer.

Note: myDashboard will not automatically open when using Windows 7 or a Mac computer. You will need to manually open the site.

Computer Compatibility: The nuvi 2460-LT is compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Note: The nuvi 2460-LT is not compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT. It is also not compatible with Mac OS 10.3 and earlier. This is a common limitation of most USB mass storage devices.

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