Garmin nüvi 2555LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

Garmin nüvi 2555LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

  • Lifetime map and traffic updates
  • Speed limit indicator – unit displays speed limits for most major roads.
  • Lane assist with photoReal junction views.
  • Over 8 million points of interest and see branded icons on the map as you navigate.
  • Park position recall – find your car where you left it.

Let nüvi 2555LMT lead the way with its big 5” (12.7 cm) touchscreen display and powerful navigation features. It includes FREE lifetime traffic¹ and map² updates, advanced lane guidance and more.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions Garmin Guidance 2.0’s intuitive interface greets you with two simple choices: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the screen to easily look up addresses and services and to be guided to your destination with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that spe

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3 responses to “Garmin nüvi 2555LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic”

  1. Timothy Theis says:
    806 of 829 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My 3rd Garmin – New Features and how they worked, November 25, 2011

    This is my 3rd Garmin GPS. I have become accustomed to their user interface and performance, so I can’t compare to other makes. I wanted to talk about the new features that attracted me to this unit and how I evaluated their usefulness on my first 3 hour road trip to a location I know by heart.

    Feature 1 – 5 inch screen. I am older and am having to use reading glasses to see the GPS mounted to the dash. My earlier unit was a 4 inch. I considered a 7 inch Magellan, but when I found out you couldn’t install custom POIs on the Magellan, it ruled that one out for me. We go camping frequently and I have all the state parks as custom POIs. I also have truck stops I like to use. The 5 inch display was definately an improvement for me.

    Feature 2 – Automated voice recognition. I definately don’t like being distracted by touching the screen to see how far the next roadside rest is (see custom POIs above). So I thought telling the GPS what I wanted made a lot of sense. When it comes to “commands” this feature works OK, but I have discovered I have to turn the radio volume down or talk VERY LOUDLY. The latter disturbs my wife 🙂 However, when you want to provide an address to locate, the unit performed badly. I couldn’t get it to correctly locate any of 3 addresses correctly… i.e. “4810 Whitewood Court” ended up with something very strange.

    Feature 3 – Turn lanes. Knowing which lane you need to be in to correctly exit the highway and be ready for the next turn. There are two distinctly different features on this unit for knowing the turn lanes. One is “Viewing Junctions” which displays a picture of the upcoming junction, complete with signage. This takes up about the right half of the screen. The other turn lane feature is a small area in the upper left corner that shows , by using arrows, the number of lanes. The lane(s) you are to be in are bright white, while the others are grey. I found the arrows to be VERY useful and quick to absorb at a glance. I found the “Viewing Junctions” not very useful, as you had to look over a much larger area of the screen to absorb the information in a glance. I found I had to glance at the “Viewing Junctions” image several times before I understood which lane it wanted me to be in. For me at least, the “Viewing Junction” feature was of no use to me.

    Feature 4 – Traffic. On my trip there were no traffic problems, so I didn’t get to experience any rerouting due to traffic conditions. This feature appears to only work when you are in or around larger cities. Between cities, pressing the traffic button indicated that there was no or weak signal.

    Feature 5 – Posted speed limits – As you are navigating a small sign appears on the display showing the posted limit and your actual speed. If your actual speed exceeds the posted limit, it turns red. Nice little feature to keep honest people honest.

    Other Notes:
    I found the estimated time of arrival to be more accurate than my previous GPSs. Perhaps because it knows the posted limits as they change along the route??? The menu system is different from my prior GPSs.

    There is an icon composed of 3 horizontal white bars that, when pressed, bring up other options. Sometimes this icon is in the lower right of the display, sometimes it is located elsewhere depending on where you are in the menus. Since this was a little different than prior units, I am having to get adjusted to this.

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  2. Iggy Tech "Iggy" says:
    375 of 388 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Why I bought a Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT, December 2, 2011
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    Why I bought a Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT.
    I have owned many voice command systems in my car from both Magellan and Garmin. I use my gps in my car and in my truck when pulling my 5th wheel. I had a Magellan Maestro 4050 with voice command since 2008 and decided to look around for a new one with a few more bells and whistles. I spent a week solid reading reviews and was ready to buy a Nuvi 3490LMT but kept on reading about software issues and after trying on at BestBuy didn’t see it worth $400 for a few additional features.
    With that in mind I looked back to Magellan Roadmaster 1700 and a 4700 and even the 5175 Traveller and just couldn’t find one that had the features I wanted.
    So back to Garmin I looked and found out that The Nuvi 2595LMT had everything I like and needed and was $150 less than the NUVI 3490LMT.

    What I liked in the Nuvi 2595LMT
    5″ screen
    Voice Commands
    Speaks street names, turn by turn
    One button to save and name a location.
    Free map and traffic for life
    Highway Lane selection
    Highway Exit enhancement
    Highway speed for that highway
    Speed limit exceeded notice
    Pedestrian mode
    Can change icons and voices
    Has maps for most of Mexico
    Select multiple routes and not just one
    You can add coordinates in for a route which I use a lot.

    And the great price from Amazon which I have bought many items from and has a great return policy.
    I will turn off Bluetooth because I already have it in my car and truck stereo systems and to save battery when in pedestrian mode on battery.

    What I don’t like
    Nothing yet about the unit.
    I hate users who write rviews before they read the manual and learn how to use their unit.
    Then complain how the unit doesn’t do this or that and the unit does> All they have to do is take the time a read and learn.
    I’m sure I will get a lot of negitive remarks to my statement but it really bothers me when the problem is the human factor.

    With that said I almust add that yes firmware updates are always needed as minor bugs are found and what I see is Garmin in on top of this or they wouldn’t be in business long.

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  3. Jeffrey R. Young "Silver Fox" says:
    221 of 229 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A valuable upgrade from Garmin, November 9, 2011
    Jeffrey R. Young “Silver Fox” (Columbus, OH USA) –

    This review is from: Garmin nüvi 2555LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic (Electronics)

    Most of the reviews here are for the 2595, not the 2555 that I purchased. I didn’t need voice activation or bluetooth so the 2555 is just fine for me.

    I have to disagree with the reviewer that says it is slow to find where you are. I am a long-time Garmin user and I think it is light years faster than my old Nuvi model. Although some of the new features are a little difficult to get used to I still think this unit deserves the highest marks. The larger screen alone makes it worth an upgrade from an older unit.

    It’s also great to have lifetime maps and traffic upgrades. Again, that gives this model high marks. My favorite feature on the 2555 is the categorization of places you would like to go. For example, on my old unit I used to have search for and then type in “REST A” to find the next rest area on my route. With the 2555 “Rest Area” is a category and therefore only a couple of button presses away.

    In summary, I am a happy consumer who is enjoying the new features that Garmin has added to it’s new 2012 line of GPSs. Well worth the upgrade!

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