nuvi 2497LMT has a bright 4.3" display with dual-orientation capabilities, for use horizontally or vertically.
Detailed Maps with Free Updates
nuvi 2497LMT arrives loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs (points of interest) and navigation information. New maps are available for download up to 4 times per year, for the life of your device, with no fees.
With so much data, nuvi 2497LMT makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. nuvi 2497LMT arrives preloaded with POIs, so there?s no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one ? or many ? and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs to your nuvi 2497LMT.
nuvi 2497LMT features Garmin Traffic to help you spend more time on the move. With Garmin Traffic, your driving map remains onscreen at all times. Traffic alerts appear to the side of your map and messages are spoken, too. Garmin Traffic can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route. Lifetime traffic entitles your nuvi 2497LMT to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.
The Power of Your Voice
nuvi 2497LMT has the luxury of voice-activated navigation. Speak, and your device intelligently responds; your hands can remain safely on the wheel. Of course, you can also navigate using the touchscreen interface.
Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice
nuvi 2497LMT redefines ?spoken turn-by-turn directions? with Garmin Real Directions, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. No more stress from trying to read street names. Garmin Real Voice is refined speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly voice. Garmin Real Directions and Garmin Real Voice are features that are only available in our line of GPS navigators.
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to nuvi 2497LMT for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Safely stow your phone in a glove compartment, pocket or purse and still make and take calls without moving your hands from the steering wheel or your eyes from the road.
Smartphone Link Compatible
Smartphone Link is a free mobile app that connects your nuvi 2497LMT with your Android smartphone. When paired, your nuvi 2497LMT can use your phone?s existing data plan to share information ? such as where you parked, POIs and your destination.
Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services, useful real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.
Comprehensive Driving Guidance You See and Hear
Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help. Bird?s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape. Brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane to drive. nuvi 2497LMT also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.
More Information at a Glance
nuvi 2497LMT keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.
nuvi 2497LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nuvi 2497LMT also shows school zone warnings.
One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express to keep your nuvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.
Physical & Performance
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.8"W x 3.0"H x 0.76"D (12.2 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm)Display size, WxH: 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixelsDisplay type: manual dual-orientation, WQVGA color TFT with white backlightWeight: 5.5 ounces (155 g)Battery: rechargeable lithium-ionBattery life: up to 2.5 hoursHeadphone jack/audio line-out: noHigh-sensitivity receiver: yesWaterproof: no
Maps and Memory
Preloaded street maps: yesIncludes lifetime map updates: yesnuMaps Guarantee: yes3-D terrain view: no3-D buildings and landmarks view: noBuilt-in memory: internal solid stateAccepts data cards: microSD card (not included)Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000Routes: 100
Features and BenefitsDrive stress-free. Save time and money.
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."): yes (with Garmin Real Directions)Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands): yesTraffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription): yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates): yesLane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation): yesJunction view (displays junction signs): yesmyTrends (predicts your routes): yestrafficTrends (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow): yesecoRoute (calculates a more fuel-efficient route): purchased separatelyAuto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): yesRoute avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yesGarmin nuLink! services: (receive accurate real-time travel information): noXM compatible for U.S: no
Navigate safely and easily.
Bluetooth wireless technology: yesSpeed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe): yesWhere Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yesEnhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town): noPhoto navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): noExit services (tells you approaching services on highway): yesCustom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yesGarmin Lock (anti-theft feature): no
Enjoy the drive and customize.
Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device): yesGarmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device): yesMP3 player: noAudio book player: no
Trip Planner: yesTrip Log: yes
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Not worth the price.
from Kirkland, WA
The voice command capability on the 2497LMT is a very nice feature even though it doesn't always work well However, the reason I bought the 2497LMT was for hands-free cell phone capability. Getting that to work has turned out to be near impossible. The phone needs to be paired each time you power up the 2497LMT and making this happen is a labrynth of interaction. Did it a couple of times but can't do it consistently
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Great service, fast shipping
from The Woodlands, TX
The garmin turns on and off some times. it will go auto on then turn off. it will do this over and over for a while until i'm finally able to shut it off. garmin says there could be a fuse problem in my car but it will happen even when running on battery.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend