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I'm in love with my Gar!,
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Well I was afraid it wouldn't do all the things I wanted it to, but it does and does so much more besides. Its simply great at what it is and what it should do, especially setting up a multi stop journey, so easy so quick. It even remembers your favourite searches and places and next time they're just there waiting to be selected, it searches very quickly, it changes your route very quickly if you divert or miss a turn, and on the odd occasion there was traffic trouble it came up on the display.
The 7 inch display is very clear and easy to use, and using the Garmin universal dash mount (which is great too) you can place it in just the optimum position for un-obstructive yet easy glancing viewing. Its powered by a thicj cable from the cigarette lighter socket that also doubles as the traffic warning news aerial, so thats a little messy to sort out, but soon got used to it, especially as the device works so well and you start to fall in love with it.
There is a little downside to it though, I found when in city centres and you approach very complex junctions, the car symbol can move a little too slowly and you think its pointing to one road when in fact it wants you on another, so I did miss a road or two, but that could be my error, but it soon re-calculates and gets you back on track again, in seconds. The other gripe was the traffic service, which did not warn of a major snarl up around a huge roundabout in Preston that was being 'improved', hah, the works had clearly been going on for weeks and the traffic was backed up all over the place (had two major roads and motorway junction to sort out there), and yet it was not aware and so did not avoid the area, we drove straight in to the chaos.
However, overall its a fantastic piece of kit and cannot recommend it highly enough. My only other experience of a SatNav by the way is the one built into the dash of my Honda Cr-V, which is very good, but this Garmin simply blows it away.
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2014 15:10:16 GMT
Isa Heaney says:
Thinking of buying one after reading this review.Have a garmin for a number of years now and want update
Posted on 29 Jun 2014 15:41:47 BDT
Mr. D. C. Worrall says:
I was surprised in P J Arnold 's review, when he or she says that the 7 inch display is very clear and easy to use , but the Garmin 2597 LRT only has a 5 inch display I think or is the 7 inches a diagonal measure. ?
Posted on 6 Jul 2014 18:28:00 BDT
raymond hayes says:
im doing multi drop work will it work out my drops in order for me and do i have to add them as waypoint routes please
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2014 22:12:32 BDT
P.J. Arnold says:
Hi, yes it does, you use the trip planner and just add another destination then another and another, it then sorts them into the best route and compiles them in to a logical journey.
Its so easy yet so brilliant!
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2014 12:49:50 BDT
Dominic Thurmer says:
You can clearly see Amazon sells this unit with Tab options that affect the final price, Size, mapping, updates etc are options so any review is for the whole range as the actual function is the same. It happens with TVs where there's a size choice within the same model.
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