Garmin nuvi 2557LMT vs 3597LMTHD

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A product comparison between Garmin nuvi 2597LMT and 3597LMTHD 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 2557LMTGarmin nuvi 3597LMTHD
Modelsnuvi 2557LMT
Garmin nuvi 2557LMT
nuvi 3597LMTHD
Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD
nuvi seriesnuvi 2557LMT is a model in Garmin’s 2013 Advanced series. (This Advanced series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)nuvi 3597LMTHD is a model in Garmin’s 2013 Prestige series. (This Prestige series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)
View the latest price from AmazonGarmin nüvi 2557LMT 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficGarmin nüvi 3597LMTHD 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and HD Traffic
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:5.4"W x 3.3"H x 0.76"D (13.7 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm)5.4"W x 3.1"H x 0.5"D (13.8 x 7.7 x 1.3 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:480 x 272 pixels800 x 480 pixels
Display type:manual dual-orientation, WQVGA color TFT with white backlightmulti-touch, glass, dual-orientation, WVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight:6.6 ounces (188.0 g)6.8 oz (192 g)
Battery life:up to 2.5 hoursUp to 2 hours
3-D terrain view:NoYes
3-D buildings and landmarks view:NoYes
Built-in memory:internal solid stateYes
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):Yes (Internal speaker)Yes (Internal and mount speaker)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):Yes (with Garmin Traffic, Formerly 3D Traffic)Yes (with HD digital traffic)
Bluetooth® wireless technology:NoYes
Additional:Receive live services via your compatible Android smartphone withSmartphone Link. Software update may be required.
What's Common
Display size, WxH:4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)4.3"W x 2.9"H (10.9 x 6.5 cm); 5" diag (12.7 cm)
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
High-sensitivity receiver:YesYes
Preloaded street maps:Yes. Preloaded City Navigator NT North America Yes. Preloaded City Navigator NT North America
Includes lifetime map updates:YesYes
nüMaps Guarantee:YesYes
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):Yes (with garmin real directions)Yes (with garmin real directions)
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):NoYes
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):Yes Yes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):YesYes
Junction view (displays junction signs):Yes (photoReal and Birds Eye views)Yes (photoReal and Birds Eye views)
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):YesYes
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):YesYes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):YesYes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):YesYes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):YesYes
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route):Purchase separatelyPurchase separately
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
Exit services (tells you approaching services on highway):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 Planner: yes
Trip Log: yes
Trip Planner: yes
Trip Log: yes
What's Unavailable
Headphone jack/audio line-out: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 2557LMT at garmin.comRead more about Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD 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 2557LMTClick here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD
Demo Video
Relevant video found at YouTube.comN/AClick on this link real user review of Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD on
Check Price
View the latest price from AmazonClick on this link Garmin nüvi 2557LMT 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficClick on this link Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and HD Traffic

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