Mid-range or entry level lineup; Garmin always has something of quality on offer. Nuvi 2539 LMT is a mid-range segment navigator. LMT means, of course, free map and traffic updates. LMT is sometimes enough of a motivation for most us to right away invest in a vehicle GPS unit.
However, another important factor is the screen size. 5 Inch screen is a decent size to view the navigational data on offer. It may not be as large or daunting as the 7inch model from Garmin, but decent enough to provide a feel good factor.
In case you are not getting that feel good feeling from Free Map and Traffic (by the way- free traffic and map is in itself a great deal), Garmin Real Directions guide will be of help. It is like a friend guiding you through the journey. The search for new restaurants and places of interests becomes easier with the Foursquare application.
There is another good feature called Direct Access. It allows you to directly choose popular locations like railway stations, airports, malls etc.
Up Ahead feature tells you what is coming ahead. So you see, you are never short on information.
Here are the features in a nutshell:
- Dual orientation capable 5-inch glass screen – pinch to zoom facility available.
- Huge database of Points of Interests with the Foursquare app integration
- Lifetime Map updates – all routes according to the latest map data
- Free lifetime traffic subscription with ad-free feature
- Drive smoothly to complex destinations with Direct Access facility
- Friendly guidance with Garmin Real Directions for super simple driving
- Bird’s Eye junction view + photoReal Junction View for complex areas
- Speed limit and school zone warnings
- Bluetooth for hands-free calling
- Smartphone Link4 capable
2539 fall in the nüvi Advanced Series. It does not rely on cellular signals. The navigator contains North America maps. If you are looking for Europe suitable version please click here…
Garmin Real Directions Redefines Voice Based Navigation
The voices are great. Real Directions is something Garmin has built in with perfection. It doesn’t just say, “right turn in one-half mile at main street”.
It will actually use words like, “Next to the gas station at the third traffic light”, just like you would describe it to a real friend. So Garmin has really upped the ante with this new feature.
How Garmin Traffic helps you
2539LMT gives you free lifetime traffic updates. This is made possible with the help of Garmin’s Traffic service. The service covers a wide network of routes and provides quick instant reports about the current situations. You can easily have a comprehensive idea about the congestions and delays coming up in the route. Compilation of traffic data involves many factors such as on road construction activities, special events such as games or concerts etc. But most importantly, you get the service without any extra charges, which means free for the entire life span of the GPS.
Quality images for a relaxed drive
The bright and crystal clear display makes map viewing an easy task. Use either landscape or portrait mode to check out the routes and related information. Millions of points of interests and pre-installed map of North America including many Caribbean islands ensure that no destination remains untouched. No need to check menus for finding out important business locations on your route. You also have immediate information about speed limits or warnings for important roads and school zone alerts.
Pich and zoom the maps for better clarity and get the data about the services that lie ahead with just one tap. No more searching or inputting data for finding out POIs such as gas stations, restaurants, ATMs etc. Moreover, the 4 free map updates ensure that your device has the latest information every time you travel.
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