Good Morning everyone!
I'm probably going to be upgrading to a newer model, I like my 765, but the map needs to be upgraded, and it doesn't make sense to buy the LM, when I can purchase a newer model with LMT for cheaper, I went to Garmin,compared several models, but I remember a link on here at one time that showed the memory capacity of the models? I searched for a long time trying to find it, maybe I'm not phrasing it right for the search?..would anyone happen to know the link?
Honey, the only thing I remember is on the Garmin site when you compare models they list all the details including memory. The LMT is the way to go - traffic alert/re-route is a very nice feature.
Hope that help - good luck... Debbie
In addtition to memory, another useful thing to look for is the mount. I think your 765 had a powered mount meaning that the nuvi could be removed from the mount without the need to unplug the power cable from the nuvi itself. You may want to buy a model that behaves like your 765.
I'll also suggest not discounting the discontinued models. You may find a nuvi 2xxx or 2xx5 (LM or LMT for sure) that meets your desires at a fraction of the cost of a current model.
Good luck shopping and have fun.
This is the main FAQ thread. Off course you can always get a 4 GB MicroSD card for a few bucks to store the map updates so memory size isn't always that important.
Adding to CraigW's advice, don't discount manufacturer refurbished units. These have the full 1 year warranty just like new units. I recently purchased a refurbished 3597LMTHD from thegpsstore.com. This is the top of the line Garmin. I paid $249, but the price has now dropped to $219.95. My unit is like new, works perfectly and I love it.
Both CraigW and alandb offer good advice.
Regarding buying a refurbished unit, I'm all for it.
Just make sure wherever you buy one it states "Manufacturer Refurbished". These units will always come looking like a brand new with the same warranty as a new one, but at a substantial discount.
My friend recently bought a refurbished 2595LMT and it was perfect in every way.
Your eyes probably would like a larger screen, with larger features. Much easier to read.
And I'll echo the praises of the "discontinued" models and or refurbished units -- the 2xxx and 3xxx series provide very good value. I've had no problems with the refurbished units I've gotten.
You can find lifetime maps for $40 to $50 on sale and with an sd card no problems with newer/larger map updates. Depending on your usage upgrading what you have may be worth a look vs a new unit.
I had a 765LMT and while it was a great GPS, I now have a 2797LMT which has a beautiful higher resolution large screen and more bells and whistles including much improved voice recognition. Personally, I think it's the best model Garmin makes!
Definitively, 2597 is the best unit for the price.
...I recently purchased a refurbished 3597LMTHD from thegpsstore.com. This is the top of the line Garmin. I paid $249, but the price has now dropped to $219.95. My unit is like new, works perfectly and I love it.
This sounds good! My 760 works but maybe it's time for a new one.
Yes..it does help...thank you!
A larger screen was something I had in mind, I have no problems with refurb or discontinued models,the unit I have now is refurbished,and has been wonderful
Thank you! I didn't even think about the mount,something to keep in mind!
This one has a lot of what I'm looking for
I'll check this one out as well!
But, it only has 4 gb and now, after 2 years (I think) I have to put the maps on SD if I want them all. I didn't look at how much the Nuvi held before I bought it.
I would try to get an 8gm or larger.
I have the maps on the SD card on my 760. It was easy to do and the unit operates exactly the same.
Currently, the lifetime maps are about 80.00 on Amazon and Ebay. 40.00 to 50.00, however, is a more meaningful level or range.
Just looked at the models mentioned in the previous posts and I notice that a lot of the models (especially the ones mentioned) do not have lane assist. why isn't Garmin including this feature anymore..
The Garmin 3597LMTHD has lane assist.
AFAIK, all currrent Garmin models have lane assist. My 3597LMTHD does. Maybe it is now considered to be a "standard" feature and is therefore not explicitly listed.
I am not sure where you are looking but a good way to tell such matters is to go to a screen like
and select some possible models by checking the box next to the "Compare" button (up to 4 models) and then clicking the "Compare" button itself.
The next screen will show features. Scroll down to the one that says
"Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)"
I think all new models have Lane Assist.
Just want to second this suggestion. I purchased my 755T 5-1/2 yrs back, then added the lifetime map, and spent close to $500 at the time for the total setup. Funny thing? My new unit kept dying due to overheating, and I had to sent it back within the 1st month anyway. So, the reality of it is I have been using a refurb unit for the past 5+ years.
I just received my 3597LMTHD refurb unit today from thegpsstore that I paid $220 for, and after just one trip, I am loving the *new* unit already.
If you don't mind a large screen, checkout and compare the 2797 LMT, It has a 7" screen but I picked up a refurbished one for $199 , free shipping and it has 8GB internal memory.
look at 2597 lmt as it has a 5 inch screen and depending where you going to put the unit - 7 inch may be too large and the 5inch 2597 is just right compared to the old 4:3 units.
Also the 2597 is very thin compared to the older units.
I have the 2597 lmt and loving it.
I recently saw the 3597s at Costco for under $200. I don't think you can beat that price. I would have bought one, but my 2595 isn't all that old yet and works great.
This one I was considering, due to the larger screen size...I think I might have to go to Best Buy or somewhere like that to see if they have them..and compare that way before I buy
I have narrowed it down to 3, and that one I am considering as well, I'll be going to Best Buy to compare close up if they have them..thanks!
This one is on the top of my list
I have to agree, I have a 780 (powered) and a 1490 (non-powered).
Easy to pop the 780 off and take it with me when parking in questionable areas, PITA with the 1490, especially with the -40s this past winter!
the older units are too thick compared to the current models 2597lmt and also for searching POI takes foreever in the 760-780 units the new models has faster process and better GPS to pick up the satellite.
The new maps are getting larger and and exceeds 2GB so ythe old units will be slower to read the maps.
Also price wise the 25lmt is under $200 compared to what the older unit costs due to competition.
The 25lmt is 5 inch screen and not too big comparted to the 7 inch makes it difficuylt to put in purse when not using.
The 3597 has a magnetic mount which includes the powered cradle and an auxiliary speaker on the mount to improve the volume and sound quality of the nuvi. The cradle is a real joy to use and is one of my favorite features on the 3597. My old nuvi's also had powered mounts, but sometimes it was awkward to get the nuvi centered right to snap in. The magnetic mount is super easy and pops in with no effort. I bought a second one for my truck so I could use the 3597 in two vehicles without having to move the mount.
Thanks, fkeddy for starting this thread, and thanks alandb for the recommendation for the 3597LMTHD. It is now up and running and looks very good!
Perfect when you park just flip it down and nobody knows its there. Also have a 1450 but like my 765 better
I am not in the market right now but will keep the 3597 LMT in mind for my next purchase
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