Garmin Nuvi 2598LMT-D 5 inch Satellite Navigation : Some problems explained here.

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Free map updates is big attraction in my view. Review relates to 2598lmt-d which has lifetime map updates for uk & europe which was a big selling point for me. Our previous garmin didn’t feature this and we simply didn’t want to pay large amounts for this data so never updated (always a good way of finding out which parts of the road have been constructed in recent years). We updated upon purchase and it took ages to do so and the download was very large – worth remembering if you are restricted to certain levels with your broadband network package. (we exceeded our limit and were charged accordingly – since changed to ‘unlimited’ download). We’ve used in uk and spain and friends borrowed it for a trip to france. No issues with directions other than the strange pronunciation of some street or place names. Found that the traffic warning feature saved me a bit of time recently when it popped up on screen – just touch screen to select the alternative route. Only one slightly annoying point is that the on/off button is located in a spot where you’re likely to hold the sat nav when attaching it to the holder on the windscreen and of course i’ve frequently switched it off accidentally.

Good product but unfortunately unwanted gift.

Never had a sat nav before so did a lot of research re. Which reports and existing owners on amazon website. Mapping, clarity of screen and verbal instructions are excellent. This model has the right amount of features for me. I did consider the more expensive garmin models but the extra features are things i do not need so this model is perfect for me. The first devise i received stopped functioning after 5 weeks. On a sunday evening and the replacement was delivered 11 a. The friction stand for the sat nav. Here are the specifications for the Garmin Nuvi 2598LMT-D 5 inch Satellite Navigation:

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  • Easy to use bright 5 inch touchscreen satellite navigation 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 ensure you drive with the road and points of interest information
  • Real directions provide clear guidance using recognisable buildings and landmarks as reference to Garmin
  • Sync with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone for hands-free calling

Good product but unfortunately unwanted gift.

Great upgrade from my old garmin 1490. Great upgrade on my previous garmin. The digital traffic data comes through really quickly and works in places that the old one would lose the connection. Fast startup time, voice commands and ‘natural’ speech all great too.

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Good but not great have started to use waze app on mobile, why can’t satnavs be more like this.

Bought as special black friday purchase. Voice on it is a little tinney at times. Have only used it relatively locally but hopefully will use the european mapping sometime later in the year. Very poor written instructions with device, the assumption like everything now you have used one before, i have had garmins previously and i find them easy to set up, and use than the others i looked at, when i purchased my first one. The photo junction option is handy, at first thought a bit of a waste but it is handy on motorways to reinforce the junction you are coming off at if you are unfamiliar with the locationbluetooth option useful for pairing with mobile phones, personally i would not buy a sat nav without this option, even though my phone has sat nav on it the garmin is easier to read and follow, and it does not use shed loads of gb and is cheaper to run. I bought the largest micro sd card i could find to increase the memory capacity, which is handy with the potential upgrades and memory capacity required. All sat navs have their faults and will not please everyone, i am happy with garmins, and i would recommend this product.

Fantastic garmin with lmt-d. Great companion on long drives across europe. . Fantastic garmin with lmt-d. Great companion on long drives across europe. I wish the camera data base was free for life, as tom tom is now.
Fantastic garmin with lmt-d. Great companion on long drives across europe. . Fantastic garmin with lmt-d. Great companion on long drives across europe. I wish the camera data base was free for life, as tom tom is now.

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Very useful to have when driving, only problem was updating the item.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2598LMT-D 5 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Very useful to have when driving, only problem was updating the item.
Lifetime free upgrade & traffic updates. . This is my first sat nav in uk. I loved the fact this has unlimited map updates. And of course traffic updates. I travel to my work everyday and sometimes 10 miles drive end up being an hour plus torture. In these cases, traffic updates come handy and i could circumvent few of the jams. And have found different routes to office and back home. Loli have been using it for almost two years and have updated the maps 3-4 times. Only last time i faced the issue where it failed to update when i used the regular sd card, as a result i had to update on the sat nav memory. Taking one star away for that reason.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2598LMT-D 5 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Lifetime free upgrade & traffic updates. . This is my first sat nav in uk. I loved the fact this has unlimited map updates. And of course traffic updates. I travel to my work everyday and sometimes 10 miles drive end up being an hour plus torture. In these cases, traffic updates come handy and i could circumvent few of the jams. And have found different routes to office and back home. Loli have been using it for almost two years and have updated the maps 3-4 times. Only last time i faced the issue where it failed to update when i used the regular sd card, as a result i had to update on the sat nav memory. Taking one star away for that reason.

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That is the best sat nav i ever had. That is the best sat nav i ever had. 30 hours to update the maps. Easy to use and with voice control. Very sensitive like my mobile.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2598LMT-D 5 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

That is the best sat nav i ever had. That is the best sat nav i ever had. 30 hours to update the maps. Easy to use and with voice control. Very sensitive like my mobile.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2598LMT-D 5 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Replacement for one i had stolen, only difficulty i find with both items from previous model (nuvi 300) is the ease of renaming a location to favourites file. It is now quite complex process. Like the lane location maps and general ease of use.
Replacement for one i had stolen, only difficulty i find with both items from previous model (nuvi 300) is the ease of renaming a location to favourites file. It is now quite complex process. Like the lane location maps and general ease of use.

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So i decided to with lifetime updates and western europe maps it is very good value. I bought this sat nav, as my old garmin needed its maps upgraded and it was going to cost £75, so i decided towith lifetime updates and western europe maps it is very good value. A couple of issues, it is so big that it is hard to put on the windscreen and not block your view. The instructions are not great, and there is very little support. It took me ages to figure out that you can only get traffic alerts with the correct power cord and it needs to be plugged in to power. I am sure with some updates the route planning that takes into account traffic conditions will work really well – but at present it has suggested some astonishingly poor routes to get round non-existent traffic delays.
So i decided to with lifetime updates and western europe maps it is very good value. I bought this sat nav, as my old garmin needed its maps upgraded and it was going to cost £75, so i decided towith lifetime updates and western europe maps it is very good value. A couple of issues, it is so big that it is hard to put on the windscreen and not block your view. The instructions are not great, and there is very little support. It took me ages to figure out that you can only get traffic alerts with the correct power cord and it needs to be plugged in to power. I am sure with some updates the route planning that takes into account traffic conditions will work really well – but at present it has suggested some astonishingly poor routes to get round non-existent traffic delays.
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