GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT best GPS on the market: Review & Specs

Garmin is the recipe for success in the segment of mid-range devices. Guidance flawless, the ease of use and top offers updated maps free life all at € 219, in this we are talking about GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT GPS.

GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT

The promise

GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT GPS devices designed for mid-range lead you to your destination with a perfect level of comfort. Also, this model has a screen of 12.7 inches diagonally running, either in landscape mode for a classic car navigation or portrait mode for pedestrian use. Garmin offers optional services connected via an application for Smartphone (Smartphone Link), such as traffic information. Do not forget THE strong point of this GPS: its range of updated maps for free on the entire life of the unit. Way!

Reality

We do not dwell on the manufacturing quality of the G GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT GPS all is well. Good finish, medium tested and approved, Garmin takes good classics. The large screen (12.7 inches diagonal), bright certainly provides a great convenience. While the address entry is not a problem, we prefer to exploit the fast voice recognition function.

The best voice recognition

Why bother to strum on the touch screen when the GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT responds perfectly to the voice? Garmin deploys its know-how in the field of voice recognition to control the volume dictate an address or find the station nearest … on request.

Controls are very pleasant to use with a special mention for entering the address, dictated a draft, stating the number and the name of the street, and finally the city. The results were conclusive and the guide starts quickly.

Guidance blameless …

The display mapping is fluid, follow roads highlighted by a path distinct purple. Add to this the actual views and approaches outputs motorway junctions and a guide vocal quality and voila: impossible to lose his way. And if you happen to miss your exit, quick recalculation and the accuracy of the GPS chip will provide you immediately on the right path.

Drivers for the sole lead alerts appreciate the danger zone. But be careful here is not alert collaborative (danger zone), so do not count on other drivers to alert you to the presence of a mobile patrol.

But … mapping errors

A little disappointing, mapping Europe 45 countries included in this GPS has some errors. While noted that some roads missing, some sense of circulation routes are not updated (streets become one-way), sometimes missing roundabouts and limitations speed is not good. Such errors are clearly due to Navteq (supplier of mapping). It remains, however, that this criticism is offset by a great offer: to update maps for life! There is then likely that the various updates (once every quarter) downloadable to PC application via the manufacturer (Garmin Web updater), quickly correct these errors.
Services at the request

GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT offered for very attractive price (219 €), Garmin do not include direct services. Module without an Internet connection, the Nuvi 2595LMT accessing services connected operator to connect a 3G smartphone (via Bluetooth). Big regret, it goes through the installation of the application Garmin Smartphone Link compatible only with Android devices. The manufacturer is still working on the application dedicated to iPhone and others.
Improvements

Provided in partnership with Inrix, this service is much more efficient than traffic information basic issued on toll roads and sometimes on the main roads. However, it does not stand up to the TomTom HD Traffic.

Garmin vs TomTom: offering updated wins

Because access to the traffic information is not free, a little calculation is required. GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT the traffic information including the first year cost € 244 (219 + € 25), or more or less the price of its competitor TomTom in the Go Live 825. The latter, also equipped with a screen diagonal of 13 cm, provides traffic information service of better quality. Nevertheless, it is – we believe – Garmin prevails for its offer to update mapping. At TomTom, one year update mapping (ie 4 updates) costs 75 €.

The verdict

GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT is the very good GPS an excellent quality / price ratio. The quality of guidance is appreciated by both the accuracy of the voice instructions by the clarity of the display mapping. Add to this a very comfortable to use thanks to the large touch screen and voice recognition unparalleled. The rest of us must supply commercial. GARMIN NUVI 2595LMT is the sold at € 219, including an offer of a free upgrade for life.