Used it straight out the box, immediately advised me of traffic and took me the quickest way round it. Great purchase as always with garmin.
I like this device, but there’s room for improvement, there’s a certain lack of information on the screen when in use. Overall though not bad, and fairly easy to use.
I thought it would be difficult to use but was quite straight-forward. A pity a written manual didn’t come with it. Everyone is assumed to have a pc these days. Here are the specifications for the Garmin nuvi 2498LMT-D 4:
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- Easy to use bright 4.3″ touchscreen sat nav includes preloaded street maps for 45 European countries including UK and Ireland
- FREE Lifetime Digital Traffic – Fast, accurate and continuous updates let you know if the road ahead is blocked, length of delay and alternative routes
- Free Lifetime Map Updates for Full Europe – ensure you drive with the latest road and Points of Interest information
- Real Directions provide clear guidance using recognisable buildings and landmarks as reference. Exclusive to Garmin
- Sync with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone for hands-free calling
Ranked no 3 in this years auto express sat nav test, no’s 1 & 2 are considerably more expensive and offer no better features or quality. It looks good with a large, clear screen and it knows where it’s going.Redirects quickly should you miss a turn or find your way blocked etc. The free accessory pack that came with it and the fact that it’s £30 more everywhere else made my mind up to buy it. Ignore the silly negative review from one individual who complained that it didn’t speak in french or with a french accent when they were on the continent. Perhaps they wanted the cast of ‘allo allo’ to direct them. Good job they weren’t in romania or else dracula would be expected to guide themanyway, great bit of kit at a great price, what more could you ask?.
Easy to use,many good features.
Reviews from purchasers :
- This sat nav is very easy to use
- Picks up satellites easily. A bit heavy so not well held with
- Really good, my daughter and family went to Italy and
Absolutely knocks the socks off tom tom. This is a review from a faithful tom tom owner, who has been blown away by garmin 3598. Tom tom, you have seen the last of me as i am now a big garmin fani have had this garmin nuvi 3598 for a few days now and been testing it. Some slight issues initially because it wasn’t reading out the street names but when i downloaded the latest updates it gave me the extra voice which reads those names. Screen is clear, love the magnetic mount and super sleek design. It really puts the very basic tomtom 6000 in the shade. Full of useful functions including the voice command. It works better than expected. Just the odd blip here and there with regards to routes – on fastest route it doesn’t always take the best roads in my opinion.
I have purchased tom tom for over 20 years however although the hd traffic is good be aware. The availability of the service is appalling. After being asked by tom tom to renew my subscription (50 quid) i thought it was time to ditch them and try garmin. This is an excellent product, the quality is much better than tom tom and the traffic uses the rds traffic system. However if you do want to link to the live traffic through your phone the subscription is much cheaper although you do need to use your phones data service. The product looks and feels like an apple product such is the finish and the screen is much better than rival tom tom devices. It’s less bulky although the traffic receiver is external to the device (but very small and built into the wire). The traffic options for garmin are confusing there are three different options one is traffic via the fm, one is via the dab frequency and one is via a smart phone (internet link).