Looking to upgrade a very old Street Pilot C330, used by my wife in her car. Considering either the Nuvi 2450 or 2555, main considerations:
- 5" screen
- 2450 has powered mount
- 2450 should be able to take POI files and/or routes from Mapsource
- 2555 is newer and runs the "2.0" guidance system, maybe it won't take POI files??
Any coments welcome, with Thanks
The 5" screen is so nice. I use routes and POI files from Mapsource on it.
I have a Nuvi 750 and the 2450 is a very nice upgrade.
I would go for the 2555LMT - except it is time to wait.
My wife and I love the T in the units we have (765T & 1490T). T is getting to be a must have if u are around a larger city (RTP, NC). The 2.0 reports indicate that all the bugs aren't out yet and TomToms version is currently better.
Recalculation too slow. had to park on a busy street to wait for it to complete.
I have the 2555lmt and love it. I haven't had any recalculation problems with mine, it recalculates very quickly. I like the guidance 2.0, it works very well on my unit. It will take your poi files with no problem, I have hundreds on mine. Hope this helps with your decision.
I realize that the original post was a number of months ago, but for those still interested here is some more information.
Thanks for the followup, even if it was a little old. I just found myself on the market because I switched companies and can no longer carry my droid. I'm back to the old way of doing things, so I got a 2555LMT for $150 (shipped).
One of the most noticeable features of the current line (I have a 2595) is they are very FAST to pick up the sattelites and be ready to navigate. There is a HUGE difference between this unit and my old 255W. They also calculate routes much more quickly as well. I also like the "sleep/instant on" feature.
Ditto for the 2797. Sleep/instant On is a great advance over my prev 1490. Acquires satellites and ready to nav very quick.
Just purchased a 2455 LMT last week and took in on a 10 hour road trip. Unit worked fine. A larger screen would be nice, but the smaller screen fits in my pocket and also fits better in my vehicle console.
Satellite sync and recalculation are not that different from my 855. Does a few things a little better and few things not as good. Glad I purchased it.
Just bought mine at Wal-mart. Calculates fast. Traffic avoided in NYC at major spots. Didn't see closure of Brooklyn Bridge West bound with traffic.
I can't comment on the 2450, but I recently purchased a 2555lmt. I was surprised to find that all the provided icons for saved locations are the same color and a uniform design. This makes for a cluttered map with hard to differentiate icons in some situations. Even when I loaded my custom saved locations from Base Camp, the icons were changed to the uniform defaults. This is pretty disappointing to me. I like everything else about the unit.
Saved icons on the 2555 can be changed. I ran across this the other day. Where To, Saved. Select any one, click the "i" then use the symbol in the upper left corner to Edit and change the icon. Yes, they are still all green, but at least you can choose something more meaningful than a heart. You can even assign a photo, though I haven't tried it.
There is no way to delete your route log on the 2450. I find that really irritating. Not sure about 2555.
And I really do miss "recalculating".
I haven't had any complaints with my 2450. Of course that is the only GPS I've owned.
I did turn off the Trends as the tended to do some strange routing (like take 3 right turns around a block rather than take a left.)
The route trails I never turned on.
On the 2555, it's under Device. Clear Travel History. Not sure about the 24xx as it's a different series. But it wouldn't hurt to look.
I have a 2595. The bigger screen is nice, especially if you have to mount it a little farther away than normal due to the layout of your car. I have no real complaints about it other than the 3-4 Garmin has caused/introduced with various firmware upgrades that weren't there before. To be fair though, they have fixed many start-up problems with FW releases over the last 2 years. The unit searches faster, the graphics are clearer, (especially Junction View)and the actual search function itself has been greatly improved since I purchased it.
I've been very impressed with the 2555's screen. I can zoom farther out and still get small roads to show up. Very helpful.
I bought one at Costco about a year ago, it worked great for a while. I use it in my company truck so I would disconnect and reconnect it everyday. After about a year, the heavy power cable loosened the connector in the unit. Buying a new cable worked for about 2 months, but it got worse and worse. Eventually, I can't charge it, so now it's dead. I paid $129 for it, so I don't want to pay too much to repair it. I think I might have found a local place, but they're only open Mon-Fri so it will have to wait.
In the meantime I found a Magellan 5" with LMT factory refurb at London Drugs for $49. It has a much more robust power connection and I think the traffic has slightly better coverage. The city first search system is annoying as hell and the intersection zoom is way too tight, but the unit WORKS.
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