Garmin nvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS
The nuvi 2597LMT is Garmin's top of the line 5" model for its 2013 Advanced series, and presents several improvements over previous models. A redesigned plastic mount holds the large screen; the new mount is less cumbersome than the old one, although it is not powered. Along with the excellent route guidance and performance to be expected from Garmin, improvements for this year's model include new active lane guidance that conveys the route more clearly, traffic announcements, and a slide-out Up Ahead menu. This allows you to see a list of upcoming POIs whether along the main route or surface streets. Real Directions is another new feature, which allows you to be directed using landmarks as opposed to street names (although current availability is somewhat limited). The voice guidance has also been changed to sound better, and the nuvi 2597LMT includes Bluetooth for hands-free calling as well as voice commands. All 2013 nuvi LMT and LT models come with ad-free traffic, and as a higher end model, this particular model includes free lifetime traffic and map updates. The Garmin 2597LMT offers lots of functionality, is easy to use, and overall is a great value.