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HELP, Garmin Nuvi 2595 LMT, Do you like it? Pros and Cons

 

Ok Best buy has this on sale for $129.00 and I was thinking that it would be a nice upgrade from my Street Pilot C550. I am so confused as there are a lot of different model Garmin GPS units. Is this a unit that Garmin is not going to support anymore? What are all the differences between all the models?
Is the Garmin Nuvi 3590 LMT much better and is it worth the extra for $399.00

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Steet Pilot C550, I phone 5s.

Nuvi 2595

I just got one from COSTCO but it was more than the price from Bestbuys. BUT I like Costco for any return in case of a failure and no additional warranty to be bought, However I am still learning it, the format for it is a lot different than the 1450 it replaced, but it will come in time. As far as support, garmin will support all of their things for quite a while, They say it is discontinued but that don't mean they don't support it, they just quit selling it.I had a 650 that broke on me and they swapped it out for a refurbished one and I kept the lifetime maps for it. Maybe someone can tell you something about the 3590 I don't know anything about it. Good Luck.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Thanks for the info

adcusnret wrote:

I just got one from COSTCO but it was more than the price from Bestbuys. BUT I like Costco for any return in case of a failure and no additional warranty to be bought, However I am still learning it, the format for it is a lot different than the 1450 it replaced, but it will come in time. As far as support, garmin will support all of their things for quite a while, They say it is discontinued but that don't mean they don't support it, they just quit selling it.I had a 650 that broke on me and they swapped it out for a refurbished one and I kept the lifetime maps for it. Maybe someone can tell you something about the 3590 I don't know anything about it. Good Luck.

Thanks for the info.

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Steet Pilot C550, I phone 5s.

Best Buy Manager, strange logic

After reading about the price at BB for the 2595 LMT, I decided it was worth a look. At the BB site online, they showed the Garmin 2595 LMT by itself for $199, and the 2595 LMT Kit (with a friction dash mount) for $129. I did an availability search and no stores in the area (metro Washington DC) had the $129 deal in stock but the nearest BB had the 2595 LMT for $199. I asked the sales rep if I could get the 2595 LMT for the online price of $129 (she checked it out on the computer and saw the same deal I saw online) and said that they had the 2595 in stock but would have to order the friction dash mount. I told her I didn't need the dash mount, but could I get just the 2595 LMT for the online price of $129. She would have to check with the manager. Manager refused, said I would have to order the GPS and wait a week to get it at that price.
So BB will sell the 2595 LMT WITH the dash mount for $129, but wants $199 for it without the dash mount???
Is it any wonder Best Buy is struggling?
They just lost a sale. It was an impulse decision and I'm glad I didn't get sucked in. My Nuvi 40 LM is good enough for now.

I think it is a good price

I think it is a good price but I really can't justify buying a new model when there isn't one offering that much more than the unit Im using, the 2460LMT, except for 3D terrain and maybe a couple 0f features, I really don't have that much use for.

COSTCO 2595LMTHD comes with GTM60

The COSTCO 2495/2595 are LMTHD models and come with the GTM60 HD traffic receiver, if you are in the US.

The BB model is the LMT style and comes with the non-HD traffic receiver (GTM35?).

I got my 2495 from COSTCO and likes the GTM60 much more than my other GTM35. Much more traffic info for local streets and traffic is updated much more frequently.

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Bought mine when it first came out. Really like the 2595lmt

Today 4/3/13, $129 deal is gone

It appears that Best Buy has pulled the Garmin 2595 LMT Kit (with friction mount) off the website. As late as yesterday afternoon, both the 2595 LMT at $199 and the kit at $129 were on the website and when I did a "compare" of the specs, there were a couple of puzzling inconsistencies. The $129 GPS was WAAS-enabled and the $199 one was not. The $199 GPS had base maps installed while the $129 unit did not. I don't know if these were advertisement errors or factual.
I read some reviews, and one complaint I have to agree with after fiddling with the 2595 in the store is that the touch sensitivity of the screen is horrible. It is as bad, if not worse, than my Nuvi 40 LM. It's a real irritation when trying to input information and pounding on unresponsive keys.
I'm always suspicious that when some piece of technology is drastically reduced, there is something inherently wrong with it. Perhaps a bug that can't be fixed with a software upgrade. Perhaps the screen's touch sensitivity.
If you missed out on the deal, IMHO, you didn't miss much.

agree that the touch screen is too unresponsive

TWC42 wrote:

I read some reviews, and one complaint I have to agree with after fiddling with the 2595 in the store is that the touch sensitivity of the screen is horrible. It is as bad, if not worse, than my Nuvi 40 LM. It's a real irritation when trying to input information and pounding on unresponsive keys.
I'm always suspicious that when some piece of technology is drastically reduced, there is something inherently wrong with it. Perhaps a bug that can't be fixed with a software upgrade. Perhaps the screen's touch sensitivity.
If you missed out on the deal, IMHO, you didn't miss much.

I've got a 2495, smaller screen version of the 2595, and agree that the touch screen is a major minus. Also, the bluetooth connection to my phone works great except that the volume from the rear mounted speaker is too low to be usable.

Just received my NUVI 2955LMT I am impressed

It just came off the UPS truck this am. I got it updated firmware, traffic receiver and maps to 2013.40 using GE (well under an hour). Just sitting in my driveway I did multiple voice searches, did not have a problem. My 680 would drive me nuts with any kind of a search, rarely found what I was asking and took forever to end the search. Almost every way point came from a direct address or a POI file.
I haven't had a chance to test drive it but it has come a long way. I did not notice screen touch issues but it is much to early to tell.

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Rustydog001 wrote:

I did not notice screen touch issues but it is much to early to tell.

If your previous GPS had a non-sensitive touchscreen, you likely won't notice if the new one is the same way. I've been through numerous units and some Garmin touchscreens have been absolutely horrendous when/if you are used to using one with a sensitive screen.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Good information

WOW I did not know that there such vast differences. Glad I did not purchase the BB unit. I guess I will still continue to look.

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Steet Pilot C550, I phone 5s.

Screen Response/Continued Support

FWIW, I think the touch screen on my 2595 is fine. It only requires a light touch to perform any function. It's not the same as an IPhone or Samsung Galaxy III, but it didn't cost $600 either. Maybe it varies by sample? Believe me, I would complain if the screen response was sub-par, but I don't find it to be the case on my 2595.

As far as Garmin not supporting it (older model) I wouldn't worry about it. I also have a 255W purchased in 2009, and Garmin is/was still releasing FW updates for it; most recent was only a few months back.

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"Primum Non Nocere" 2595LMT Clear Channel and Navteq Traffic

Variances within the same model line...

williston wrote:

Maybe it varies by sample?

It indeed does. I've been through (I believe) six different nuvi 7x0 units some years ago of which I still have two (one 750 and one 760). Two units had horrible touch sensitivity and two units had very dim screens. I did direct comparisons and also took screenshots (actual photos of the screens) with the exact same brightness levels set on each unit. The units were eventually weeded out (four went back to Garmin) and I ended up with the better of two. Seems Garmin used different touchscreen vendors for the series towards the middle/end of the product cycle. The early units used the better screens while the later units used the marginal screens.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Screen Sample differences

One time at work we all received new laptops: same exact clones of each other. The differences in the screens between some of them was truly amazing: brightness, sharpness, color warmth, etc. Eventually, by digging through the HW specs and drivers on each we figured out that the best screens were from one particular supplier. Side-by-side, they really made the other screens look pretty crappy. Not unlike what you see when you look at a wall of flat screen TV's in Wal-Mart and the best ones really pop out. The vendor refused to do anything because it wasn't considered a defect.

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"Primum Non Nocere" 2595LMT Clear Channel and Navteq Traffic

25xx BT Volume issue

sailornorm wrote:

Also, the bluetooth connection to my phone works great except that the volume from the rear mounted speaker is too low to be usable.

If Garmin would only correct this issue, it would be a near-perfect GPS. I think Garmin still blames the phone for this problem, even though it has been proven (here and elsewhere) that other Nuvi's with BT have adequate volume levels when connected to the same phone.

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"Primum Non Nocere" 2595LMT Clear Channel and Navteq Traffic

Just Got 2555LMT

Just got a refurb 2555 through TigerDirect in Canada for $129.

Very happy so far with performance and screen sensitivity. Love the junction view and speed limit, especially since it works in Canada.

Will get to test traffic on Saturday, when I go to Toronto.

Walmart.com had deal on 2555 LMT for $129 but think it might be gone.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

A few more questions

Okay, by now you all have had your 2595 for some time so what is your feelings about this model?

Can you download POI's from this web site

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MandalayJim is seeing the USA in my Mandalay using a Nuvi 855, Nuvi 370 & Vista "C"

BT PRoblem

For what it's worth, just got a call from one of the garmin drones as a result of my letter, not email, to the president of garmin, complaining about the BT PROBLEM with my 2797, and the apparent lack of .remedial action. Usual blow off, 'the engineering dept will look into the problem...'... That's ok, if no action in a month another letter goes out, etc.

If more people would write these letters perhaps they wouldn't think we were such suckers for putting up with their poor service.

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Michael J. Moonitz Massapequa, NY C340, N650, N660, N1490T, N2797 LMT

We have the 2595 and don't

We have the 2595 and don't have much trouble with it, pretty happy with it since we came from a 350 or 360? Garmin. I do have a screen protector over the screen and with it, it does seem harder to use than our old Garmin, which had a different protector though. I may have to remove it and test w/o it.

I got 3750. In most cases,

I got 3750, same price range. In most cases, screen resolution is more important than size. I

Can't

mandalayjim wrote:

Can you download POI's from this web site

Can't think of a Nuvi that will not except downloaded POIs from here. grin

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

I succeeded to download

I succeeded to download POIs.
IN regards to the unit. For me one of the important features was voice control. It works nicely smile

Final decision

mandalayjim wrote:

Okay, by now you all have had your 2595 for some time so what is your feelings about this model?

Can you download POI's from this web site

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After spending hours with the 2595 I feel that it isn't user friendly. I have reboxed it and will return it to Costco. The search will continue for a new Garmin or maybe just keep using my Nuvi 855 pay for the map update.

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MandalayJim is seeing the USA in my Mandalay using a Nuvi 855, Nuvi 370 & Vista "C"

Looks like I will be in the same boat

mandalayjim wrote:
mandalayjim wrote:

Okay, by now you all have had your 2595 for some time so what is your feelings about this model?

Can you download POI's from this web site

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After spending hours with the 2595 I feel that it isn't user friendly. I have reboxed it and will return it to Costco. The search will continue for a new Garmin or maybe just keep using my Nuvi 855 pay for the map update.

Thanks for sharing this info.

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Steet Pilot C550, I phone 5s.

FWIW

mmoonitz wrote:

For what it's worth, just got a call from one of the garmin drones as a result of my letter, not email, to the president of garmin, complaining about the BT PROBLEM with my 2797, and the apparent lack of .remedial action. Usual blow off, 'the engineering dept will look into the problem...'... That's ok, if no action in a month another letter goes out, etc.

If more people would write these letters perhaps they wouldn't think we were such suckers for putting up with their poor service.

For what it's worth, having Bluetooth linked to a phone in an automotive unit wouldn't be a high priority on my part as most new vehicles come with Bluetooth through the entertainment system. If I were designing a system that was going to offer Bluetooth, I'd use a profile that would allow it to interface to the vehicle system rather than a phone. That would eliminate the need for an internal speaker as it could then link to an earpiece as well for those times when you use it in pedestrian mode.

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

2595LMT

I bought my from COSTCO because the Garmin maps seem to be more up to date than my wife's TomTom (even with latest maps). That said I like the voice commands but everything else I really do not. I have come to decide that TomTom units although maps may not be as up to date they I like them more! TomTom unit automatically has lots of customization especially for POI stuff built in. To get same on 2595 I had to add custom POIs and images. The biggest gripe I have with Garmin is its routing. I have set not to avoid anything and fastest route yet it wants to avoid toll roads and highways consistently! If the Garmin with voice was not $100 more than I paid for this one I would swap it in a heart beat!

The only issue is that the

The only issue is that the navigation instructions would be cutting in and out of the radio or ipod. I find this happens a lot when I am using google maps with my iphone paired to the car's entertainment system.

2595 garmin

I did buy one. It worked well but sometime after the battery did not hold charge. I sent for repair and I am waiting for it. I hope to receive the unit soon.

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