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Garmin nüvi® 2757LM

Portable navigator with free lifetime map updates

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Got a nice big dashboard you want to take advantage of? Or maybe some eyes that could use a little help from your portable devices? Garmin's nüvi 2757LM portable navigator sports a 7" display, so you don't have to squint to see what's happening on the screen. And you get up to four free map updates per year to keep you updated on road changes. This handy road companion offers some of Garmin's most exciting new features, putting it ahead of the navigation pack.

A gigantic screen for your viewing pleasure

Got a nice big dashboard you want to take advantage of? Or maybe some eyes that could use a little help from your portable devices? Garmin's nüvi 2757LM portable navigator sports a 7" display, so you don't have to squint to see what's happening on the screen. And you get up to four free map updates per year to keep you updated on road changes. This handy road companion offers some of Garmin's most exciting new features, putting it ahead of the navigation pack.

Garmin nuvi 2757LM portable navigator

Get the big picture

The nüvi 2757LM'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.

Know what's coming next

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.

Garmin nuvi 2757LM portable navigator

Fine audible guidance

The nüvi 2757LM 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.

I love the larger size. Has every route I've ever been on, even rock mountain roads. I never get lost now!

Thomas L, Sherman, TX

What's in the Box:

  • Portable GPS navigation device (w/7" LCD)
  • Universal bracket mount (square)
  • Suction cup mount
  • 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
  • Garmin Express sheet

Product Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • nüMaps Lifetime subscription (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • cradle, car power adapter, mini-USB cable and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 1 hour of life
Navigation features:
  • 7" (800 x 480 pixels) display with touchscreen control
  • 10 million points of interest (allows custom 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
  • 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
Other features and specs:

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Features and Specs

Maps Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage USA (50), CA, MX, PR, USVI
Points of Interest 10,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing Yes
Screen Size 7"
Widescreen Yes
Bluetooth Capable No
Photo Viewer No
Digital Audio Playback No
Text To Speech Yes
Voice Control No
Traffic Information No
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 2757LM, part of the Advanced Series, is a portable GPS navigation device that provides automatic routing and turn-by-turn voice directions. The unit includes free lifetime map updates.

7" Touchscreen LCD: The nüvi 2757LM features a large 7" color TFT touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

Preloaded Maps: The nüvi 2757LM contains NAVTEQ's City Navigator North America NT 2013 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. The maps include more than 10-million points of interest (POIs) to help you find the destination you desire.

Free Lifetime Map Updates: The nüvi 2757LM 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.

nüMaps Guarantee: If you register your device on Garmin's website within 90 days of acquiring satellites while driving, you can check to see if a free map update is available. You must be able to connect your device via a high-speed internet connection in order to check the loaded map version and download the map update.

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 2757LM has a microSD card slot so you can store and use optional cityXplorer or marine maps (available from Garmin), or download custom voices and vehicles from the Garmin Garage.

Power Requirements: The Garmin nüvi 2757LM 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. An optional AC adapter allows you to operate the unit on ordinary household current. The unit can be powered by your computer when it is connected via the supplied USB cable.

Navigation Features

Garmin Real Directions/Garmin Real Voice: The nüvi 2757LM features Garmin Real Directions with easy-to-understand driving directions using recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights, in addition to street names. Garmin Real Voice uses advanced speech technology that sounds more like a natural human voice.

Points of Interest: The built-in maps include over 10-million Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, attractions, and ATMs. are included 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 2757LM 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. The Bird's Eye view also gives you a top-down view of upcoming interchanges.

Optional Garmin HD Digital Traffic: When you add the optional Garmin GTM60 HD Digital Traffic receiver, you can avoid traffic tie-ups that may delay your travel. Garmin new HD Digital Traffic service delivers updates as often as every 30 seconds over the HD Radio system, more than 10 times more often than other analog traffic receivers. 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, and offer faster alternate routes. Free Lifetime Garmin Traffic requires no subscription or activation, and is subject to Terms & Conditions.

Note: Traffic updates are available in approximately 125 metropolitan markets throughout the U.S. Location-relevant pop-up ads and coupons may be received when traffic is enabled on the unit.

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.

Up Ahead: As you travel along your route, 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.

Garmin Locate: To assist you in finding your parked vehicle, the Garmin Locate 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 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.

trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, the nüvi 2757LM 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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I'm not sure. I actually purchased this as a gift and I remember it taking over 10 hours to download the maps once I connected it to my computer. I recommend going to the Garmin web site and finding your answer there or contacting them for the answer via a website "contact us" option if the answer can't be found there. [ SHAWN E.  Jul 21, 2015 ]
I entered Mexico City and it gave me directions from my home in Florida to Mexico City. It says it has maps for all of North America including Canada the USA and Mexico. Hope this helps. [ MARK  Jul 21, 2015 ]
Dunno...bought it as a gift for our grandson....... [ RONALD G  Jul 21, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility. They will be able to pull up your gear and see if there is a Bluetooth adapter. [ Jeff  Mar 06, 2015 ]  Staff
Should work very well in a semi. I bought the on the dash holder so I could place it closer and not have to suction cup it to the window. It makes it very easy to remove. I like mine better than my built in systems in my other vehicles. [ DAVID S  Jan 03, 2015 ]
Garmin makes a d?zl series that are designed for trucking. I would check these out at garmin's website. [ STEVEN  Jan 03, 2015 ]
That I don't know, I'm not a truck driver. I'm told there are however truck driver approved units out there that are made especially for truck drivers. [ DONALD R  Jan 02, 2015 ]
No it is not as good as the Garman GPS units that are specifically designed for 16 wheelers. But if you're trying to plot a course or destination and you want to do it verbally with very little error this is the GPS to have. [ Ted  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Not sure if it's semi truck friendly but it is the best GPS I've ever used. Large screen makes it easy to read and the thing I like about it is that it highlights the right lane U should be in way before the exit comes up. I've had several other Garmins and Tom-Tom's and this one is by far superior to anything else on the market, car or truck. [ FRANKLIN  Jan 02, 2015 ]
The TM version has the FM receiver built into the 12V cigarette socket charger. The LM doesn't. The FM receiver works in most of North America. It doesn't work I'm the UK where I live.... [ ALAN  Aug 25, 2014 ]
I honestly don't know,however I purchased a chip for route 66 which I slid in a nd it works very well as does the garmin 2757LM. I love the big screen! I would suggest calling Garmin direct to get a better answer. [ NORBERT E  Mar 11, 2014 ]
Thank you, I just called Meskers Maps in Seattle, and they said they could for $40.00 a year subscription. Just like cell phones. I'll keep paying till doomsday. Tim [ Tim  Mar 10, 2014 ]
Tim, Sorry but I don't think I can answer this one. Never tried. Think you'll have better luck posing this question to one of Garmin's techies. This model was designed for RV's. [ FRANKLIN  Mar 10, 2014 ]
That I don't know, I never tried that. I had three of those gamins black out on me; therefore I had to return all three for a refund. Crutchfield gave great customer service in taking care of my issues. [ DONALD R  Mar 10, 2014 ]
I'm sorry I can't help you with the topo issue but maybe would want to contact Garman they certainly would have the answer [ Ted  Mar 10, 2014 ]