Garmin nuvi 2797LMT vs 42LM

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A product comparison between Garmin nuvi 2797LMT and 42LM GPS.

Note: This comparison by GPSCompared is a basic guide based on Garmin published specifications and features at their official website. And by no means that this comparison is definitive. There might be other similarities and differences which are not covered here.

Garmin nuvi GPS
Garmin nuvi 2797LMTGarmin nuvi 52LM
Modelsnuvi 2797LMT
Garmin nuvi 2797LMT
nuvi 42LM
Garmin nuvi 42LM
nuvi seriesnuvi 2797LMT is a model in Garmin’ 2013 Advanced series. (This Advanced series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)nuvi 42LM is a model in Garmin 2013 Essential series. (This series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)
View the latest price from AmazonGarmin nüvi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficGarmin nüvi 42LM 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:7.4"W x 4.5"H x .9"D (18.7 x 11.4 x 2.3 cm)4.9"W x 3.1"H x 0.8"D (12.6 x 7.8 x 1.9 cm)
Display size, WxH:6.1"W x 3.4"H (15.4 x 8.6 cm); 7" diag (17.8 cm)3.8"W x 2.3"H (9.7 x 5.8 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:800 x 480 pixels480 x 272 pixels
Display type:color TFT with white backlightWQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight:12.4 ounces (352 g)5.3 ounces (149.3 g)
Battery life:up to 1 hourup to 2 hours
Preloaded street maps:Yes. Preloaded City Navigator NT North America Yes. Preloaded with City Navigator® NT North America - Lower 49 States
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):Yes (with garmin real directions)Yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):YesNo
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):Yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)No
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):YesNo
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):YesNo
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):YesNo
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):YesNo
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route):Purchase separatelyNo
Bluetooth® wireless technology:YesNo
Exit services (tells you approaching services on highway):YesNo
Additional:Trip Planner: yes

Receive live services via your compatible Android smartphone withSmartphone Link. Software update may be required.
Trip Planner: no
What's Common
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
High-sensitivity receiver:YesYes
Includes lifetime map updates:YesYes
nüMaps Guarantee:YesYes
Built-in memory:internal solid stateinternal solid state
Accepts data cards:Yes. MicroSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):Yes (Internal speaker)Yes (Internal speaker)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):YesYes
Junction view (displays junction signs):YesYes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):YesYes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):YesYes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):YesYes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):YesYes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):YesYes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):YesYes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):YesYes
Additional:Trip Log: yes

Trip Log: yes
What's Unavailable
Headphone jack/audio line-out:NoNo
3-D terrain view:NoNo
3-D buildings and landmarks view:NoNo
Garmin nüLink! services: (receive accurate real-time travel information):NoNo
XM® compatible for U.S:NoNo
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town):NoNo
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):NoNo
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):NoNo
Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat):NoNo
MP3 player:NoNo
Audio book player:NoNo
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin nuvi 2797LMT at garmin.comRead more about Garmin nuvi 42LM at
Amazon Customer Reviews
Read all the reviews inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)

Note: Amazon tend to group a few models into one section of customer reviews (i.e models that belong to same series). So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Click here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 2797LMTClick here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 42LM
Demo Video
Relevant video found at YouTube.comN/ANA
Check Price
View the latest price from AmazonClick on this link Garmin nüvi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficClick on this link Garmin nüvi 42LM 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)

Disclaimer: Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability, however, GPS Compared is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. To report any errors, please use the comment below or visit the official Garmin product page for details specifications.

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