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Garmin nuvi 2518LT-D 5" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

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  • Easy to use bright 5" touchscreen sat nav includes preloaded street maps for 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
  • Sync with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone for hands-free calling
  • Real Directions provide clear guidance using recognisable buildings and landmarks as reference. Exclusive to Garmin
  • Active Lane Guidance uses voice prompts and visual cues to help you navigate exits with confidence

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Style Name: UK & Ireland Maps/Bluetooth/Traffic Alerts | Size Name: 5-inch Screen

Product details

Style Name: UK & Ireland Maps/Bluetooth/Traffic Alerts | Size: 5-inch Screen
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.7 x 8.3 cm ; 440 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-01123-08
  • ASIN: B00I44RXUY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Jan. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,676 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Style Name:UK & Ireland Maps/Bluetooth/Traffic Alerts  |  Size Name:5-inch Screen

Product Description

A Complete Navigation Experience for a Safe, Fast and Stress-Free Journey

With Garmin’s fast and accurate digital traffic service, Real Directions for more natural instructions, speed camera alerts and much more, the 5-inch nüvi 2518LT-D (Digital) is a sat nav designed to give you a safe, fast and stress-free journey.

nüvi 2518LT-D: A Complete Navigation Experience
A Complete Navigation Experience

Crisp, High Resolution Display

nüvi 2518LT-D has a 5.0" high resolution display and dual-orientation capabilities allow you to use either horizontally or vertically.

Detailed Maps

nüvi 2518LT-D arrives loaded with detailed maps of the UK and Ireland. It is also preloaded with Points of Interest (POIs) such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. There’s no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one — or many — and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs.

IntelligentTraffic Solutions

Keep moving with Garmin Digital Traffic – It’s fast, accurate, and free1.

nüvi 2518LT-D: With Delay Times And Alternative Routes
nüvi 2518LT-D: With Delay Times and Alternative Routes

Digital Traffic provides continuous and accurate updates on the super-fast digital network. It is twice as fast as many other sat navs: if there are queues ahead you’ll know about them. It will accurately pinpoint any incidents and delay times then give clear and simple directions for alternative routes. With Garmin Digital Traffic you’re always in control.

There are no ongoing subscriptions as it is a Lifetime service – simply use out of the box – for free.

On the nüvi 2518LT-D, traffic alerts appear to the side of your map, so your driving map remains onscreen. Traffic messages are spoken, too so you’re not distracted from the road. You get details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route.

Lifetime traffic² entitles your nüvi 2518LT-D to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.

Keep an eye on the latest speed cameras

nüvi 2518LT-D: With An Easy-To-Use Menu
nüvi 2518LT-D: With Safety Camera Alerts

nüvi 2518LT-D contains Garmin's Cyclops Speed Camera system, for real-time, direction-relevant and accurate alerts. The full safety camera database is already pre-loaded on your sat nav. However, you can get regular or one-off updates to ensure you’ve always got the latest camera locations, so you can drive safety and legally.

Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice

nüvi 2518LT-D comes with Garmin’s Real Navigation. This includes Real Directions that guide like a friend, using recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. For example you may be advised to “turn left over tower bridge” or to “turn right after the cathedral”. Using prominent milestones even on unfamiliar roads means you’re not constantly trying to read street names, making your journey much easier and ensures you’re never misled. Along with this you also get a more natural sounding voice and realistic images of road signs.

Bluetooth Handsfree Calling

Sync your Bluetooth-enabled phone to nüvi 2518LT-Digital for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Safely stow your phone in a glove compartment, pocket or purse and still make and take calls without moving your hands from the steering wheel or your eyes from the road.

Comprehensive Driving Guidance You See and Hear

Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or junction with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly coloured arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help

photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and road changes along your route, including the surrounding landscape and road signs. Again, arrows indicate the proper lane to be in.

For complicated junctions, Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed aerial picture of the road network, looking down as if from overhead.

nüvi 2518LT-D: Extra Help At Tricky Junctions
nüvi 2518LT-D: Extra Help At Tricky Junctions

More Information at a Glance

nüvi 2518LT-D keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details simply touch the screen. As you drive your route, the ‘Up Ahead’ feature constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, petrol stations, hospitals and stores.

nüvi 2518LT-D displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street.

One-stop Device Management

Use Gamin Express online to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favourites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.

1Lifetime traffic terms and conditions online

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Screen Size 4.3" or 5" 4.3" or 5" 4.3" or 5" 4.3" or 5" 4.3", 5" or 7"
Map Coverage UK/ROI UK/ROI UK/ROI and Western Europe UK/ROI and Western Europe UK/ROI and Full Europe
Free Lifetime Map Updates
Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts Digital Traffic Digital Traffic Digital Traffic Digital Traffic Digital Traffic
Lane Assist
Junction View PhotoReal and BirdsEye Junction View PhotoReal and BirdsEye Junction View PhotoReal and BirdsEye Junction View PhotoReal and BirdsEye Junction View PhotoReal and BirdsEye Junction View
Active Lane Guidance
Garmin Real Directions
Bluetooth for hands-free calling
Automatic Voice Control
Up Ahead Points of Interest
Dual Orientation Display Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual

Box Contains

Garmin Nuvi 2518LT-D
Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
USB cable
Quick start manual

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Style Name: UK & Europe Maps/Map Updates/Bluetooth/Traffic AlertsSize: 5-inch Screen
After running TomToms for around 10 years (at 35,000+ miles pa), this was the first time I'e tried anything else. To be frank, I have mixed feelings; in comparison to my most recent Tomtom 1005's and other "modern" Tomtoms:
1. Retains a compact 5" screen that will go into a trouser pocket to take with you.
2. It remembers where you last left the car automatically, so it's easy to find your way back in a strange town without the pain of having to retrace your steps.
3. The screen is very high resolution and extremely clear.
4. The screen will orientate itself like an iPhone, so it can be mounted horizontally, or vertically, without having to manually change anything.
5. Very fast processing speed
6. Excellent "photo real" junctions, but limited to only motorway intersections (apparently), so naff all use in Cornwall!
7. Excellent screen mount.
8. Fabulous voice recognition software - first class! Also retains telephone hands free calling - something now denied to TomTom users.
9. User options on it are much more extensive and less "Noddy" than current TomToms.
1. Disappointingly infrequent map and software updates.
2. Traffic services not a patch on TomTom Live Services. Do not think that you're getting the same thing!
3. Wiring much clumsier and the ridiculous radio antennae (to pick up traffic broadcasts), that they suggest you stick to the windscreen, directly in your line of sight (!!!), is at least 6 years out of date. The single worst aspect of the unit.
4. Unbelievably, if you want to upload the latest maps (a free option that the marketing makes a lot of), you'll need to buy more memory or it simply won't load!!
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Style Name: UK & Ireland Maps/Traffic AlertsSize: 5-inch Screen Verified Purchase
Having read all the reviews of most of the SatNavs on the market, I settled for the Garmin 2508LT-D.

The issue I had with all the reviews is that they are very mixed. Lots of people adore a specific SatNav, and lots of people hate the same unit! This makes it very difficult for people like me to establish which is the best to go for.

I have had an old TomTom One unit for many years, and whilst it was okay it did struggle with some of the navigation. I also spent a whole day connecting it up and getting the latest maps etc. which was a total nightmare with TomTom (something others have commented on in their reviews).

I do a lot of miles in a car, though largely on motorways and A roads. I live on the South Coast of the UK so I am frequently up the M3, the A34 to the M40, and north of Bimingham to Manchester or up to Doncaster and back.

My key requirements were: 1. Good screen that is easy to read in the daytime but also when dimmed at night/early mornings. 2. Live traffic updates. 3. Decent navigation accuracy. I have no need for voice activation as I typically put a postcode in and 3 hours later I arrive. I also have no need for integrated Bluetooth or mobile as I also have a phone installed.

In terms of the screen, this unit is really good. Clear, no fuss, nice alerts at the top of the screen, easy to setup and it worked out of the box. At night it auto-dims (or you can set the brightness manually) and I've done around 5,000 miles with it and still find it a great screen. I typically have it on mute, but you can turn the volume down to a low level and still be alerted to speed cameras etc. without intrusion (nothing worse than a SatNav constantly beeping at you - this one doesn't, and you can configure the warning sounds etc).
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Style Name: UK & Europe Maps/Map Updates/Bluetooth/Traffic AlertsSize: 5-inch Screen
I have owned TomTom devices for the last 6 years and have got through 3 of them now. Appalled by the consistently poor(non-existent) service offered by TomTom and the fact that my last two devices have basically died and won't even turn on without being plugged in to a power source I decided to try something else. Believe me, this was not a decision I took lightly as I had been loyal to TomTom for years and very nearly bought the new TomTom Go 5000/6000. I tried both out extensively and decided against the new generation of TomTom device as it has been released in an appalling state of development and should never have been released - just google reviews for it to see what people have to say! There is very limited functionality and I think this new generation has gone for 'pretty' in terms of graphics rather than a proper user interface. Anyway... the Garmin nuvi 3598 is the best SatNav I have ever used by a country mile. The touchscreen is clear and responsive, the voice control works! But more than that, the interface is engaging and interactive. It has taken a little while to get used to from being a TomTom user for years but I have persevered and it has been worth it. The performance exceeds anything I have seen from TomTom in a multitude of ways. Here are just a few of them:

Real-signs are shown which actually look like the ones on the motorway
Junction numbers come up on screen and are spoken making navigation easier
The digital traffic is the best I have ever used, 30 second updates make the information meaningful and you can see delays building long in front of you, helping you make informed decisions about routing. This is far superior to TomTom traffic which I have been using for 4 years and thought theirs was good.
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