Garmin nuvi 2548LMT-D 5″ Sat Nav : GREAT KIT AT A GREAT PRICE

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I have owned tomtom devices for the last 6 years and have got through 3 of them now. Appalled by the consistently poor(non-existent) service offered by tomtom and the fact that my last two devices have basically died and won’t even turn on without being plugged in to a power source i decided to try something else. Believe me, this was not a decision i took lightly as i had been loyal to tomtom for years and very nearly bought the new tomtom go 5000/6000. I tried both out extensively and decided against the new generation of tomtom device as it has been released in an appalling state of development and should never have been released – just google reviews for it to see what people have to say. There is very limited functionality and i think this new generation has gone for ‘pretty’ in terms of graphics rather than a proper user interface. The garmin nuvi 3598 is the best satnav i have ever used by a country mile. The touchscreen is clear and responsive, the voice control works.But more than that, the interface is engaging and interactive.

I have owned tomtom devices for the last 6 years and have got through 3 of them now. Appalled by the consistently poor(non-existent) service offered by tomtom and the fact that my last two devices have basically died and won’t even turn on without being plugged in to a power source i decided to try something else. Believe me, this was not a decision i took lightly as i had been loyal to tomtom for years and very nearly bought the new tomtom go 5000/6000. I tried both out extensively and decided against the new generation of tomtom device as it has been released in an appalling state of development and should never have been released – just google reviews for it to see what people have to say. There is very limited functionality and i think this new generation has gone for ‘pretty’ in terms of graphics rather than a proper user interface. The garmin nuvi 3598 is the best satnav i have ever used by a country mile. The touchscreen is clear and responsive, the voice control works.But more than that, the interface is engaging and interactive.

This is (currently) the top-of-the-range satnav from garmin. It has lifetime maps and lifetime traffic, voice control and bluetooth link to a phone. I plugged it into my computer, registered it using garmin express and then upgraded both the software and the map. I have a 60mbps broadband so this upgrade took only 30 minutes including installing the map on my computer so that i can use it with other garmin devices such as my forerunner 205. Some of the voice control features are not available in the uk but all the important ones are. In order to upgrade the usb cable has to be plugged directly into the satnav rather than via the mount. Note that to receive traffic information you do have to have the 12v power plug connected and the power lead in place. Digital traffic information is updated twice each minute and you can select whether to change your route or sit out a delay. If you use auto then the satnav will calculate an alternative route for you. Here are the specifications for the Garmin nuvi 2548LMT-D 5″ Sat Nav:

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  • Easy to use bright 5″ touchscreen sat nav includes preloaded street maps for 24 Western 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 Western 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
  • PhotoReal and Bird’s Eye Junction View and Active Lane Guidance clearly shows the lane you need to take

Easy to use,many good features.

Really very pleased with this sat nav. It looks good and it works very well. Out of the box, it is very easy to set up and get going. Literally, attach the mount to your car windscreen, plug the charging unit into the cigarette lighter, attach the sat nav and off you go. It is easy and intuitive to program in where you would like to go. The satellites are found quickly and easily – much better and quicker than sat navs made by a garmin competitor. The standard ready set voice is not annoying which is a bonusas for the directions it gives, they are clear and accurate. The maps are easy to read and have not made an error on any of my routes yet. If you go the wrong way, the sat nav instantly configures a new route – there is no waiting for it to think about it.

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

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.

Very good post code navigation. Very quick rerouting if you stray off the prescribed route. The device does not always find the fastest route and often when i choose a detour on a route i know, the eta goes down. (14 minutes saving in one case. )power lead is twice as thick as the predecessor with a junction box and jack plug for the dab ariel lead. This increases the weight on the plug into the sat nav. This was the point that failed in the last garmin and the one before that.

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Its ok nothing special for the price likes to take you the long way around google maps is better.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 2548LMT-D 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts

Its ok nothing special for the price likes to take you the long way around google maps is better.
This sat nav is very easy to use. This is the second sat nav of the same model we have bought, as we have had to get a second car for work. This sat nav is very easy to use, it is quite intuitive, and the on-screen and voice instructions are easy to understand. The sat nav maps can be updated, the only niggle is that some things such as small roundabouts are not picked up in some of the smaller towns. Other than that i think the sat nav is good value for money.
This sat nav is very easy to use. This is the second sat nav of the same model we have bought, as we have had to get a second car for work. This sat nav is very easy to use, it is quite intuitive, and the on-screen and voice instructions are easy to understand. The sat nav maps can be updated, the only niggle is that some things such as small roundabouts are not picked up in some of the smaller towns. Other than that i think the sat nav is good value for money.

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Really good, my daughter and family went to italy and. Really good,my daughter and family went to italy and found it excellent,i have used it it the uk and it was great.
Really good, my daughter and family went to italy and. Really good,my daughter and family went to italy and found it excellent,i have used it it the uk and it was great.
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.

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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.

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A bit heavy so not well held with. A bit heavy so not well held with suction. Micro sd card hard to insert, causing problems with reading from the card. Needs a harder push to click home than i was initially prepared to try.
A bit heavy so not well held with. A bit heavy so not well held with suction. Micro sd card hard to insert, causing problems with reading from the card. Needs a harder push to click home than i was initially prepared to try.

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Early indications are that this unit will be a good replacement for my older model. Early indications are that this unit will be a good replacement for my older model. It would probably rate 5 stars but i would reserve that until i have tried the unit.
Early indications are that this unit will be a good replacement for my older model. Early indications are that this unit will be a good replacement for my older model. It would probably rate 5 stars but i would reserve that until i have tried the unit.
Very good but could be better. I have had various sat nav’s but this seems one of the best. Only problem and i have emailed this problem to garmin is that when in camera alert mode it does not voice activate to inform you that their is a camera. It just beebs and the you have to take your eyes off the road to read the sat nav for any information about the camera. Older sat nav/cameras i have had did alert you by voice. Seems strange that the newest ones to not have this facility.
Very good but could be better. I have had various sat nav’s but this seems one of the best. Only problem and i have emailed this problem to garmin is that when in camera alert mode it does not voice activate to inform you that their is a camera. It just beebs and the you have to take your eyes off the road to read the sat nav for any information about the camera. Older sat nav/cameras i have had did alert you by voice. Seems strange that the newest ones to not have this facility.

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Product good, large and clear display. . Product good, large and clear display, however, may want to rethink the cable to upload life time maps from computer to sat nav that comes with product, i can register product online ok, but for what ever reason can’t (cable) won’t load maps.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 2548LMT-D 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts

Product good, large and clear display. . Product good, large and clear display, however, may want to rethink the cable to upload life time maps from computer to sat nav that comes with product, i can register product online ok, but for what ever reason can’t (cable) won’t load maps.
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