Garmin nuvi 2597LMT vs 3490LMT

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A product comparison between Garmin nuvi 2597LMT and 3490LMT 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 2597LMTGarmin nuvi 3490LMT
ModelsGarmin nuvi 2597LMT
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT
nuvi 3490LMT
Garmin nuvi 3490LMT
nuvi seriesnuvi 2597LMT is a model in Garmin’s 2013 Advanced series. (This Advanced series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)nuvi 3490LMT is a model in Garmin’s 2012 Prestige 3400 series, Garmin premium line of personal navigators. (This series was announced by Garmin on August 24th 2011).
View the latest price from AmazonGarmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficGarmin nüvi 3490LMT 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and 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)4.8"W x 2.9"H x .35"D (12.2 x 7.4 x .9 cm)
Display size, WxH:4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)3.7"W x 2.2"H (9.4 x 5.6 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 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)4.2 ounces (118 g)
Battery life:up to 2.5 hoursup to 4 hours
3-D terrain view:NoYes
3-D buildings and landmarks view:NoYes
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):Yes (Internal speaker)Yes (Internal and mount speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):Yes (with garmin real directions)Yes
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):Yes (Garmin Traffic, Formerly 3D Traffic)Yes (HD Digital Traffic, formerly known as 3D Digital Traffic)
Bluetooth® wireless technology:YesYes (includes Safe Texting)
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town):NoYes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):NoYes
Audio book player:NoYes
Additional:Trip Planner: yes
Trip Log: yes
What's Common
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
Built-in memory:internal solid stateinternal solid state
Accepts data cards:Yes. MicroSD™ card (not included)yes microSD™ card (not included)
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):YesYes
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):Yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)Yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)
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:Receive live services via your compatible Android smartphone withSmartphone Link. Software update may be required.
Receive live services via your compatible Android smartphone withSmartphone Link. Software update may be required.
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
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):NoNo
Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat):NoNo
MP3 player:NoNo
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin nuvi 2597LMT at garmin.comRead more about Garmin nuvi 3490LMT 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 2597LMTClick here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 3490LMT
Demo Video
Relevant video found at YouTube.comN/ANA
Check Price
View the latest price from AmazonClick on this link Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficGarmin nüvi 3490LMT 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

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