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Garmin Nuvi 2497LM 4.3 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

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  • Easy to use bright 4.3 inch touchscreen satellite navigation includes preloaded street maps for 45 European countries including UK and Ireland
  • Free lifetime map updates for full Europe - ensure you drive with the road and points of interest information
  • Sync with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone for hands-free calling
  • PhotoReal and Bird's Eye Junction View and Active Lane guidance clearly shows the lane you need to take
  • Up ahead displays points of interest along your route including restaurants, hotels and petrol stations

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Style Name: Europe/Updates/Bluetooth | Size Name: 4.3 inch screen

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Style: Europe/Updates/Bluetooth | Size: 4.3 inch screen
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.2 x 7.6 cm ; 154 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-01124-31
  • ASIN: B00C27EWIK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 April 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,413 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,188 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product description

Style Name:Europe/Updates/Bluetooth  |  Size Name:4.3 inch screen

Product Description

With Lifetime maps, Real Directions for more natural instructions, speed camera alerts, Live capability, hands-free calls and much more, the nüvi 2497LM is an advanced sat nav designed to give you a safer, faster and stress-free journey.

Crisp, High Resolution Display

nüvi 2497LM has a 4.3" high resolution display with 'pinch and zoom' capability, so you can quickly get a closer look at any onscreen information. Dual-orientation capabilities allow you to use either horizontally or vertically.

Detailed Maps with Free Updates

nüvi 2497LM arrives loaded with detailed maps of Europe. With free lifetime updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs (points of interest) and navigation information. New maps are available for download up to 4 times per year, for the life of your device, with no fees.

nüvi 2497LM makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, shops, restaurants and other destinations. It arrives preloaded with POIs, so 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.

Keep an eye on the latest speed cameras

nüvi 2497LM contains our unique 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 safely and legally.

The Power Of Your Voice

nüvi 2497LM has the luxury of voice-activated navigation. Simply stat your destination and your device responds; your hands can remain safely on the wheel. Of course, you can also navigate using the touchscreen interface.

Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice

nüvi 2497LM comes with Garmin's unique 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 2497LM 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.

Smartphone Link Compatible

Smartphone Link is a free application for Android smartphones. It creates a seamless navigation experience between your compatible Garmin sat nav and your smartphone, enabling them to communicate and share data via Bluetooth. It enables your GPS to receive real time information such as weather, PhotoLive Traffic Cameras, weather and much more.

It also shares locations with your Smartphone so you can navigate that last mile to your final destination and back to find your parked car.

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 ariel picture of the road network, looking down as if from overhead.

More Information at a Glance

nüvi 2497LM 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 informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, petrol stations, hospitals and shops.

nüvi 2497LM displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street.

Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favourites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.

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Map Coverage UK/ROI and Western Europe UK/ROI and Western Europe UK/ROI and Full Europe UK/ROI and Western Europe UK/ROI and Full Europe and North America UK/ROI and Full Europe UK/ROI and Full Europe
Free Lifetime Map Updates
Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts RDS Traffic RDS Traffic RDS Traffic RDS 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 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
Smartphone Link
Dual Orientation Display Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual

Box Contains

Garmin nuvi 2497LM
Vehicle Power Cable
Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
USB Cable
Quick Start Manual

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Size: 5 inch screenStyle: Europe/Updates/Traffic/Bluetooth Verified Purchase
I was travelling to the Czech Republic and I was doing some driving there. I needed a reliable Sat Nav. I looked at the prices of hiring one - and I figured that hiring one three times will be the same cost as buying this one.

I've read reviews and researched which one to buy and this one came top of the charts. It has all UK maps and European maps.

Like most things I buy I don't read the instructions - I plug it in and see how it goes. And this went pretty well. I got the cable that connects the power outlet through USB to my computer - this charges it. Then there's also cable to connect it to the cigarette lighter in the car. Couple of fittings for attaching the sat nav to the windscreen is pretty straight forward - just click together and the suction cup holds the sat nav on the windscreen - it's easy to take off after the use.

I went to the Garmin web-site to register my sat nav and downloaded the app for doing the updates - this took quite a long time - couple of hours - but it worked ok - so I've started with the most current routes.

I've included 20 pounds note in the pictures to get an idea of the size.

I managed to program the routes fairly easily - though I got a surprise on a way to my local gym - while testing and on my way to work - It took me on the back roads - which is the shortest distance. It even found a round I never new existed - after travelling the same way for 15 years. I was only trying this out on my way to work before I needed it for real. All I needed to do was to change preference from Shorter distance to Faster time and next time I was travelling in the main roads again.

The real test was getting me to the Luton Airport and then travelling in the Czech Republic. Both was spot on.
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Size: 5 inch screenStyle: Europe/Updates/Traffic/Bluetooth Verified Purchase
Nothing wrong with the actual product. First time I've used one and it works. That's is the end of the good points. There are no clear instructions about the many functions. The BIG problem is trying to update the maps. Spend a long time downloading the 'Express' Then try to update. Crashes my new pc everytime (an hour after the 'this might take a few minutes message' it still 'might take a few minutes'. Doesn't have a mains charger supplied, even though they're only a couple of quid to buy. I'm not cribbing here, but it should be made clear to us thick ones that if you do not also buy the mains charger you have to drive around to see if it works and get enough charge in the battery for downloading map updates that crash your pc. The instruction manual tells you how to connect it, everything else you have to find on line and frankly the online info would qualify as 'bad' if it improved. So, in summary, I have a sat nav that works. I'll be fine if I don't go anywhere where roads have changed in the last 2 years oh, and don't expect the mounting device to work on a dashboard surface.
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Size: 5 inch screenStyle: Europe/Updates/Traffic Verified Purchase
This product is a replacement for another GPS I bought earlier. It was a TomTom Via 135. So this review will look like more as a comparison.

The device is very fast and very accurate finding the position (not like the other) even if it's not positioned on the windscreen.
The support is bigger than the TT but more useful, I can place the Garmin on the side window too and it's cool cause you have clear view and almost you can't see it.
The device can be personalised in different ways and the setup menus are exhaustive with so many options.
The route elaboration times are fast and the reroute option is fast and easy accessible with few taps from the navigation.
Voice is clear and loud, you can download other voices but only one is the one that offers you all the info and advices, it's English.
The display is clear and crisp, the graphic is not so fancy as the TomTom, but I don't care anymore, Garmin is way more reliable.
The design is clean and a bit stylish with the gray band on the front, really like it and the menus are really well done... not like the TomTom.

I totally recommend this Garmin Nuvi
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Size: 5 inch screenStyle: Europe/Updates/Traffic/Bluetooth Verified Purchase
Last February (2013) I bought a Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT as I've owned a Garmin nuvi satnav for several years with no issues.
However, after trying two 2595's (as the first one was faulty), the second one was faulty too (see my earlier review on this) so they were both returned to Amazon.

A year later I decided to buy the Garmin 2597LMT expecting no problems with it. Big mistake!

Whilst using the Nuvi for the first time in Italy this February, all seemed well until the screen went blank whist navigating on a mountainous road! The sound still worked (directions) but the screen was blank. After stopping to try and fix the problem several times, by pure chance I managed to find the settings button on the touch screen, and this is when I found that the brightness control was simply re-setting it's self to zero brightness! I had no other option other than to 'learn' where to touch the screen so as to get the brightness button to move. the issue continued throughout the week I was in Italy.

Suffice to say that I contacted Amazon about this upon my return to the UK. I was offered another Nuvi 2597LMT (as I had been offered a 2595 last year, which I tried with no better luck) but with memories of that replacement, I opted for the full refund.

Sorry Garmin, but my Nuvi 300 still works fine, the maps are ancient, but it WORKS. What are Garmin doing with their products? Losing customers like me , that's what.

Beware, you may be lucky or you may not be - like me.
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