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Garmin nüvi® 2639LMT

Portable navigator with 6.1" screen plus free lifetime map and traffic updates

Item # 1502639LMT

Great directions don't do you much good when you can't follow along with the navigator's screen.

Great directions don't do you much good when you can't follow along with the navigator's screen.

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About the Garmin nüvi® 2639LMT

A screen that measures more than half a foot

Great directions don't do you much good when you can't follow along with the navigator's screen. Garmin's nüvi 2639LMT portable navigator offers a 6.1" display for those who need a better view. The display lets you pinch to zoom the maps for improved positioning, as well as the option to view them vertically as well as horizontally. The 2639's slender chassis makes it eminently portable and ideal for use in different cars. Most of Garmin's Advanced Series features round out this navigator, including rapid traffic alerts, free map updates, and much more.

A screen that measures more than half a foot

Great directions don't do you much good when you can't follow along with the navigator's screen. Garmin's nüvi 2639LMT portable navigator offers a 6.1" display for those who need a better view. The display lets you pinch to zoom the maps for improved positioning, as well as the option to view them vertically as well as horizontally. The 2639's slender chassis makes it eminently portable and ideal for use in different cars. Most of Garmin's Advanced Series features round out this navigator, including rapid traffic alerts, free map updates, and much more.

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Find it via Foursquare®

Foursquare's crowd-sourced database of points of interest breathes new life into tired directories of where to stop for gas, food, lodging, or shopping. When you look for points of interest on the nüvi 2639LMT, you'll see the most relevant Foursquare results at the top of the search bar, so you'll know each destination is verified by actual users.

Door-to-door directions

Most portable navigators leave you on your own once they've gotten you to the general vicinity of your destination, which can be a real pain when you're trying to find a specific store in a mall or the correct gate at an airport. Garmin's Direct Access feature helps you find your way to specific points at select malls, airports, and universities, so you don't have to search helplessly once you've gotten to the general area. It'll even help you get through parking lots to get you as close to your actuall destination as possible, giving business travelers an edge when it's time to rent a car.

Hear things more clearly

The nüvi 2639LMT 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 comprehend readily.

A big screen for better viewing

You'll never have to squint again with the nüvi 2639LMT's bright 6.1" display leading the way. It comes with preloaded maps of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and several Caribbean islands, along with millions of points of interest, and you can scope the maps out in either portrait or landscape orientation. 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.

The screen's pinch-to-zoom interface lets you scale and move the map easily for the best view. 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. You also get up to four free map updates per year to keep you current on road changes.

Garmin nuvi 2639LMT portable navigator

Keep tabs of your location

Garmin incorporates several other 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. This Garmin's also compatible with the optional Garmin BC 30 wireless rear-view camera, so you can add an extra layer of safety when you're backing out of your driveway.

Garmin Traffic helps you avoid delays

The nüvi 2639LMT features free lifetime traffic updates using Garmin's Traffic service, which covers a wealth of roads and delivers reports in a jiffy. 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. Best of all, you won't have to pay any extra charges for this service over the life of your nüvi.


Product highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • nüMaps Lifetime subscription (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • includes Garmin Traffic receiver for free lifetime traffic info
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • car power adapter, mini-USB cable and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 1 hour of life
Navigation Features:
  • 6.1" (800 x 480 pixels) dual-orientation display with pinch-to-zoom touchscreen control
  • millions of points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • includes Foursquare points of interest
  • preloaded with maps for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus most of Mexico and several major Caribbean islands
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • Direct Access provides door-to-door directions to destinations within select malls, airports, and universities
  • Real Directions gives instructions using landmarks, buildings, and traffic signals
  • Real Voice announces directions in human-like voice
  • trafficTrends provides routes based on actual historic travel times due to daily traffic
  • Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts
  • Bird's Eye and photoReal junction views
  • speed limit and school zone indicators
  • Up Ahead feature informs of nearby services
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization
  • transport modes: auto
  • microSD™ card slot
  • compatible with optional Garmin BC 30 wireless camera
Other Features and Specs:

What's in the box:

  • Portable GPS navigation device (w/6.1" LCD)
  • Universal bracket mount
  • Suction cup mount
  • TA20 Car charger with attached 65" cable (Mini-B 2.0 USB plug)
  • 20" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini B 2.0 USB on the other end)
  • "Welcome" sheet (graphic quick start guide)
  • Important Safety and Product Information

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More details on the Garmin nüvi® 2639LMT

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Features & specs

Maps Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage USA (50), CA, MX, PR, USVI
Points of Interest Millions
Multiple Destination Routing Yes
Screen Size 6.1"
Widescreen Yes
Bluetooth Capable No
Photo Viewer No
Digital Audio Playback No
Text To Speech Yes
Voice Control No
Traffic Information Garmin Traffic
Dynamic Content Services None
Removable Memory Type microSD
Battery Life 1 hour
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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General Features
Navigation Features

General Features

Overview: The Garmin nüvi 2639LMT, part of the Advanced Series, is a portable GPS navigation device that provides automatic routing and turn-by-turn voice directions. The unit includes subscription-free, lifetime traffic updates and free lifetime map updates.

6.1" Touchscreen LCD: The nüvi 2639LMT features a 6.1" color TFT capacitive touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It has multi-touch capability, which allows you to "pinch to zoom" in and out. The display can be set to either landscape or portrait orientation in the menu.

Preloaded Maps: The nüvi 2639LMT contains NAVTEQ's City Navigator North America NT 2015 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.

Foursquare: The unit's POI database contains location information on millions of points-of-interest, including businesses, stores, restaurants, hotels, and other destinations. The database now includes information from Foursquare, a local search and discovery service, that provides personalized recommendations based on your current location.

Free Lifetime Map Updates: The nüvi 2639LMT 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. Free Lifetime Map Updates are subject to Terms & Conditions.

Garmin Express: You can connect the unit to your computer with the supplied USB cable for downloading map updates, custom POIs, voices, and vehicles. You will need to download the Garmin Express software to update your maps and register the unit. Garmin Express requires Windows Vista or newer or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, running in 64-bit.

microSD Card Slot: The nüvi 2639LMT has a microSD card slot so you can store and use optional cityXplorer or marine maps (available from Garmin), or download and store custom voices and vehicles from the Garmin Garage.

Power Requirements: The Garmin nüvi 2639LMT 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 1 hour of use after a 4-hour charge. The unit can be powered or charged by your computer when it is connected via the supplied USB cable.

Compatibility: You can connect the unit to your computer with the supplied USB cable for downloading map updates, custom POIs, voices, and vehicles. The 2639LMT is compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Navigation Features

Garmin Real Directions: The nüvi 2639LMT features Garmin Real Directions with easy-to-understand driving directions using recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights, in addition to street names.

Note: The voice prompts are available in several languages in the menu. In order to hear the street names spoken, you must select a voice that speaks "Garmin Real Directions."

Garmin Traffic: Garmin Traffic helps you avoid traffic tie-ups that may delay your travel. It uses one of the most extensive traffic avoidance systems to check traffic conditions more than 2 billion times a month. The traffic updates appear to the side of the map, so your driving map remains onscreen at all times. The updates can give you details about the situation, including the estimated length of the delay. Free Lifetime Garmin Traffic requires no subscription or activation, and is subject to Terms & Conditions.

Note: Traffic updates are available in approximately 136 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Location-relevant pop-up ads and coupons will be received when traffic is enabled on the unit.

Optional Garmin HD Digital Traffic: When you add the optional Garmin GTM60 HD Digital Traffic receiver, you will receive updates as often as every 30 seconds over the HD Radio system, more than 10 times more often than other analog traffic receivers. Garmin HD Digital Traffic is available in approximately 125 metropolitan markets throughout the U.S.

Points of Interest: The built-in maps include millions of Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, attractions, and ATMs 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.

Active Lane Guidance: Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts lets you know in advance which lane you should to be in to make an upcoming turn. In select metropolitan areas, the nüvi 2639LMT will enter split screen mode to display the photoReal Junction View, a realistic depiction of the junction, complete with road signs and brightly-colored 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 or street, 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 touch the vehicle icon on the map screen, the "Where Am I?" feature provides 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.

Map Tools: The nüvi 2639LMT offers a customizable menu of Map Tools that are available with a single touch:

  • Stop: Lets you stop navigation at any time. (Blanked out when not navigating an active route.)
  • Change Route: Helps you find a different route to your destination. (Blanked out when not navigating an active route.)
  • Up Ahead: As you travel, the Up Ahead feature constantly indicates the location of nearby businesses, including gas, food, lodging, restrooms, parking, and banks and ATMs. The locations are shown as icons, some with brand logos, and when the icons are touched on the screen, details of the services are displayed, and you are given the opportunity to navigate to that address.
  • Trip Data: Indicates along the right edge the Trip A odometer reading, along with the average moving speed and total moving time.
  • Volume: Lets you quickly adjust the volume of the voice prompts, or mute the sound. Volume control disappears after about 10 seconds.
  • Brightness: Lets you adjust the brightness of the display. (Disappears after about 10 seconds.)
  • Traffic: Searches for available traffic information.

Last Spot: To assist you in finding your parked vehicle, the Last Spot 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 button in the menu.

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.

Garmin Garage: The unit offers your choice of eight standard icons to represent your vehicle. The online Garmin Garage offers dozens more vehicle icons, voices, and dashboards that you can download for free. In addition, you can purchase icon and voice bundles with Star Wars (Yoda, Darth Vader), Sesame Street (Oscar, Cookie Monster, Ernie & Bert), and The Simpsons (Homer and Marge) themes. With the Garmin Voice Studio, you can record your own voice prompts.

trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, the nüvi 2639LMT 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.

myTrends: In addition to the trafficTrends feature, myTrends also takes into account your personal driving habits and anticipates your route when calculating your ETA to your frequent destinations.

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.

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.

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.

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Customer Q&A

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Can I plug the 2639 into my Chrysler U-Connect and view the device's display through the larger in-dash U-Connect screen?
[ Jack  Dec 08, 2014 ]
1 answer
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Krissy  Dec 08, 2014 ]  Staff

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