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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and HD Traffic

Garmin has implemented a nice improvement in the range of its new GPS devices released in 2013. One of the newly introduced products is the nuvi 3597LMTHD. At a glance it is a sleek gadget with the overall dimension measures at 5.4-inch W x 3.1-inch H x 0.5-inch D, it weighs 6.8 oz. It has a 5-inch touchscreen display with the resolution of 800 x 400 pixels.

The screen is equipped with “pinch and zoom” technology, so you can always take a closer look to any information provided on it. The device is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a powered magnetic mount that also functions as charging unit is included in the box.

Main Features

1. Free Life Time Map and Traffic Update

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD is a GPS equipped with free lifetime map and traffic update (LMT). The free lifetime map updates is free for the life of your device and you are able to download new map up to 4 times per year.

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD brings HD Digital Traffic which is one of the fastest refreshes traffic updates. With this nuvi 3597LMTHD, it is to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.

1. High Resolution Display

A good navigator should be equipped with a nice screen that provides crisp and detailed information for the driver. Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD brings a 5-inch high resolution screen (800 x 400 pixels) with dual-orientation capability. The dual-orientation enable you to use this nuvi 3597LMTHD either vertically or horizontally. Moreover, the screen is as well equipped with “pinch and zoom” capability.

2. Active Lane Guidance and Junction View

Active Lane Guidance and Junction View deliver displays of intersections or interchanges. Regardless of the route, lane guidance keeps informing you about the proper lane to take. The display is provided in colors, so you should be able to understand the navigation more easily. Bird’s Eye Junction View allows you to take a look at the intersections from overhead.

Images will be displayed as if you are viewing it from above for more detailed guidance. In additions, road signs that appear along your route will be displayed on the screen as well.

3. HD Digital Traffic

The best feature of Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD is probably the HD Digital Traffic. It receives up-to-date information about the traffic as often as every 30 seconds. HD Digital Traffic is only available within these designated coverage areas. This HD Digital Traffic provides more traffic alerts descriptions as compared to Garmin Traffic or Live Traffic.

Example alerts are like “Stalled car in left lane,” “Long-term construction ahead,” “Debris in roadway,” etc. Frequently available traffic messages may greatly help you to choose the fastest routes to your destination, possible detours, and more.

4. Garmin Real Directions and Garmin Real Voice

It speaks every direction comprehensively, so you will only need to listen to the guidance, while you can keep your eyes on the road. The device uses a refined speech technology that allows the navigator to create friendly voice that you can easily understand. Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD also responds to voice commands.

View map, find place, find category, find address, find city, saved places, stop route are some of the voice activated commands available for nuvi 3597LMTHD.

5. Smartphone Link and Bluetooth

This navigator is bluetooth enabled and Smartphone Link compatible, but you may need to upgrade the software to use the function. The technology allows your smartphone to share valuable information and live services with the navigator. The Smartphone Link  support  Androids and iPhone. There a two type of live services free and premium.

Free services include address sharing, basic weather, dynamic parking and last mile. The address sharing function, enable you to send location and online search to this nuvi 3597LMTHD. Basic weather enable you to view forecasts and current conditions.

Dynamic parking function will enable you to find parking close to your destination. And last mile function enable you to remembers your parking spot. So you can find your way back on foot.

The premium live services are available for one time purchase. It can be purchased within the app itself. Three services available namely Garmin Live Traffic (updated as often as every 2 minutes), photoLive Traffic Cameras (Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras in the U.S. and Canada) and Advanced Weather (View detailed forecasts, current conditions and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts).

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Specification and Features

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Specs and Features
nuvi seriesnuvi 3597LMTHD is a model in Garmin’s 2013 Prestige series. (This Prestige series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:5.4"W x 3.1"H x 0.5"D (13.8 x 7.7 x 1.3 cm)
Display size, WxH:4.3"W x 2.9"H (10.9 x 6.5 cm); 5" diag (12.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:800 x 480 pixels
Display type:multi-touch, glass, dual-orientation, WVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight:6.8 oz (192 g)
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:Up to 2 hours
High-sensitivity receiver:Yes
Preloaded street maps:Yes. Preloaded City Navigator NT North America
Includes lifetime map updates:Yes
nüMaps Guarantee:yes
3-D terrain view:Yes
3-D buildings and landmarks view:Yes
Built-in memory:yes
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):Yes (Internal and mount 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):Yes
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):Yes (with HD digital traffic)
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):Yes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):Yes
Junction view (displays junction signs):Yes
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):Yes
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):Yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):Yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):Yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):Yes
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route):Purchase separately
Bluetooth® wireless technology:Yes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):Yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):Yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):Yes
Exit services (tells you approaching services on highway):Yes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):Yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):Yes
Additional:Trip Planner: yes
Trip Log: yes

Receive live services via your compatible Android smartphone withSmartphone Link. Software update may be required.
Official Specs and Features
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Video Demos on Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

I listed here a few useful video demos on Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD found on Youtube.

  • Overview on Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD by GPSCity. You got to see the physical device how it looks. And also a quick comparison on the physical differences compared to the previous model of Garmin nuvi 3590LMT.
  • User Review on Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD. The owner did demonstration live and covered some useful features like the new magnetic mount, voice command (video at 07:58), Active Lane guidance (Video at 10:15) and more.

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