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Very nice purchase
, 9 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Garmin nuvi 2597LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth (Electronics)
I read some bad comments for this specific Garmin product, but being a previous owner of this brand I took the risk to try it for my own.
Maps update: first I activated the built-in maps by connecting to satellites. The first connection took a couple of minutes. After this step the registering to Garmin website and download and install the new maps took around 30-40 mins. I have to accept that I have a fast 60Mbs internet connection, thus the process may have been fast in my case. It was interesting that the internal memory of the device was enough to do the map update (full Europe). The previous Garmin I owned (W255) needed external memory card in order to proceed with map updates.
Navigation experience: I tested the product driving from Prague (Czech Republic)-Krakow (Poland). The overall experience was nice. I did not experience any loss of signal and liked the lane support.
One negative thing I experienced was the inaccurate info with respect to A1 motorway in Poland. While in Garmin maps it is shown as finished (i.e. no need for diversion) in reality there was a 5-7 km interruption where I had to divert in some villages in order to re-connect to A1.
TMC: Road info pop-ups appeared time after time while in CR. While in Poland I did not receive info about road diversions, probably not offered there...
Bluetooth: The connection with the mobile phone was straight forward, no issues in the process. However, the Bluetooth may need some improvement because while I could hear the other party very well I had to talk quite loud in order they could also hear me.
All in all I would recommend to buy this product.
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