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This review is from: Garmin nuvi 2595LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth (Electronics)
Generally speaking as a sat nav this does the job. It is a nice screen and it easily gets a signal. The 3D road display with lane control is good. I like the way it shows you where petrol stations and Cafe's are. (My reference point here is an integrated low spec BMW 5series 2009 sat nav which does not do speed cameras or full post codes)
Some of the local routes seem a bit hit and miss. It insists on taking you down main roads as opposed to shorter, earlier more direct route. It does not seem to take into account congestion. It does get you there though.
On one road driving into Wilmslow from the airport it informed me that 40 is the speed limit when the signs say 30 for about 1/2 mile?
Totally misses a fixed M6 speed camera after Hilton services South and other M62 speed cameras.
There is no beep setting for when you are driving too fast which seems strange.
If you do not have a beep setting you are left going cross eyed at the red indicator checking to see whether you are under or over the speed limit ?.
I was hoping that an audio bleep would just tell me when I am exceeding the speed limit so that I could improve my driving. I understand this is available on other Garmins
It is picky on what phones you can Bluetooth to. I could not get my Blackberry 9900 to work. Since bought an integrated Bury car kit.
I have never really had anything from the traffic alerts. The lead for traffic alerts is very thick and seems to have an antenna lead that plugs into the thick lead. It is all a bit OTT. The redirection on the limited functionality Beamer system always worked really well.
It actually stopped working for 2 days for some reason. I think it was a power switch problem and so I returned the unit.
At the price I can only give it 2 stars