As a high-end model, the 2797LMT includes maps of the US, Canada and Mexico, as well as lifetime traffic and map updates, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and voice command. The skinny and light-weight design permit it to simply go anywhere for your forthcoming adventure. If you are looking for a new GPS, I highly recommend this item.
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Detailed Maps with Free Updates
2797LMT arrives with a bright 7.0″ display and loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime¹ 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, 2797LMT makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. 2797LMT 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 Garmin 2797LMT.
Nuvi 2797LMT 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. Garmin Traffic is voice activated, so it responds to spoken requests. Lifetime traffic² entitles your Garmin nüvi 2797LMT to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.
Garmin Real Directions™ with Garmin Real Voice™
nüvi 2797LMT 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.
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. nüvi 2797LMT also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.
The Power of Your Voice
nüvi 2797LMT 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.
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to nüvi 2797LMT 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 nüvi 2797LMT with your Android™ smartphone. When paired, your nüvi 2797LMT can use your phone’s existing data plan³ to share information — such as where you parked, POIs and your destination.
Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services⁴, useful real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.
nüvi 2797LMT keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply ask or touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.
nüvi 2797LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nüvi 2797LMT also shows school zone warnings.
One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi 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.
What’s in the Box:
- nüvi 2797LM
- Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
- Lifetime maps¹ and traffic² (indicated by “LMT” after model number on the box)
- Lifetime traffic receiver/vehicle power cable
- Vehicle suction cup mount
- USB cable
- Quick start manual
Customer Review 2797LMT
By C. Pak
Ok I did end up returning the 2797. One point I’d like to make up front is that in my initial review, I compared the 2797 to my 3590, which was a bit unfair. The 3590 was the previous “top of the line” model, to be replaced by the upcoming 3597 in the 2013 “prestige” series.
With that said, I really LOVE the larger 7 in display. This is the same display size as the navigation system in my personal vehicle, a Nissan Murano. 7 in is a great size all around for information visibility and interface “touchability”. I think the 5 in screen is good but a bit too small when you factor in information density/interface button size…I don’t know this is mostly my personal preference.
I returned the unit mainly for the reasons mentioned below but I also have some other observations on the differences between the 2797 and my previous unit the 3590:
- This model (the 2797) does not have 3-D buildings or terrain view on the maps. The 3-D buildings for me were mostly a gimmick since I rarely drive into the big cities where the 3D buildings were displayed. However, I really enjoyed the terrain view (which only the “prestige” 2013 models have). If you don’t know what this is, when you have 3D map view turned on, hills, mountains and changes in elevation are shown as shaded areas to give a 3D look to the terrain…No, not essential to navigation and mostly eye candy.
I hope that Garmin comes out with a model in the Prestige series with a 7 in display. The catch is the price though…the top of the line 5 in prestige model retails for $380 so I’m going to bet that they won’t release anything more expensive than that….just my guess.
Just posting an update– I’m thinking of returning the 2797 for a couple of reason I will get into below.
First reason is the size. I have no problems with the size of the screen–I love it, its just the size of the unit itself that gets annoying to carry around. I use rental cars very frequently and I like to take my nav unit with me when I’m out and about so it’s just that much more bulkier to carry. I got a case for a 7 in nav but it is the size of one of those large music CD binders (and doesn’t even hold the mount). I knew this would be an issue but I guess I didn’t realize how much it would become an issue until after my first few outings. If you don’t move your nav around so much this is probably a non-issue.
Second reason: for some reason or another, I totally missed the announcement that Smartphone Link was compatible with my old (last year) 3590. I downloaded the Android and iPhone app and configured my 3590 to use the service very easily. I particularly love the weather feature and the connection to my AT&T Skyrocket Android phone is seamless and reliable (since the app runs continuously in the background on the phone). The 2797 displays the weather better than the 3590 though, the 2797 can show hourly and daily weather on top of the maps while the 3590 just shows a weather icon that much be touched to see the weather.
Third reason: I realized that I use the portrait orientation a lot on the 3590 and missed it with the 2797.
Some other notes that I’ve learned:
- You can purchase the GTM 60 HD traffic cable to get HD traffic, which comes standard on the Prestige series. I don’t have any idea how well this works. However, I got the chance to test out the “default” traffic during the last big rain storm that swept through the Carolinas last week. The default traffic correctly and precisely showed traffic accidents on I-85 and tried to re-route me to avoid delays. I very rarely use the traffic feature so this surprised me a bit with its accuracy.
- The information displays on the 2013 line of Nuvi’s are much improved. However they seem like just software updates and I suppose Garmin made a marketing decision not to bring those to previous generation Nuvis. This is unfortunate because the newer layout is much nicer in my opinion.
I just received this. After playing with the device, I connected it to my Mac and ran Garmin Express (their new map and firmware update software). It immediately found new map and firmware (v2.4) updates. I’m installing now as I type this.
Before my first impressions, I’ve owned the eMap, the GPS V, the nuvi 350, 6xx, 14xx, 3xxx and now this.
The first thing I thought when I opened the box was WHOA! This thing is huge. It’s a little more than an inch thick but tapers to the edge so it’s not that unwieldy. The resolution of the display is 800×480 which is the same as my 5 in nuvi 3590 but still looks great. Touch sensitivity is very good. The Nuvi 3590 has edge to edge display which is nice, this nuvi goes back to the plastic bezel around an anti-glare display.
Contrary to the description, this is NOT “dual-orientation”. The nuvi 3590 that I also have is dual orientation–as I understand it. What this means is that it works in portrait as well as the default landscape mode–the maps and interface automatically orient themselves to be readable when the nuvi is turned into portrait mode (much like any modern smartphone). The 2797 does NOT do this. I can’t find any setting to enable this (there isn’t one on the 3590, its just automatic) so I must conclude that it’s a typo in the description…Maybe I’ll check out the manual.
Otherwise, I’m pretty pleased with this and think it’s a nice upgrade from the 3590 because of the larger screen size (i’m getting up there in years) and also the software has been slightly tweaked to improve the display of trip data. Where as with the 3590, I can show up to 4 pieces of information along the edge (speed, direction, elevation, etc), the 2797 introduces a new “slide-in” window that can show 3-4 more pieces of information such as trip data, traffic data or exit data (in addition to the two that are always visible in the lower right and left corners).
One feature that I love (it’s on the 2797 but slightly improved– I used it on the time on the 3590) is Voice Command. Now before you roll your eyes, this feature on my 3590 works surprisingly well. You just say out loud “Voice Command” (you can customize the magic phrase on the 2797) and you get a voice driven menu of options. You can program in complete address or search for business with just your voice. It works extremely well and is an effective way to control this device while driving.
Overall a nice device if you travel frequently and am willing to carrying around this big device. The reasons this device is great for me:
- Larger screen is great for older eyes and easier to hit buttons
- The 2013 line of Nuvi’s can link to an android or iPhone to utilize the data plan of your smartphone to download other information
- Smartphones can more than handle most personal navigation duties but I don’t like mounting my phone in the window, it gets
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