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Garmin® nüvi 2557 LMT 5" Receiver


nüvi 2557

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  • View routes easily on the big 5" (12.7cm) 800x480 touchscreen
  • Navigate by touch or by using voice-activated navigation
  • Enjoy free Lifetime Map Updates and traffic updates from Digital 3D Traffic
  • Know which lane to be in thanks to advanced lane guidance with exclusive photoReal™
  • Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity lets you make and take handsfree calls and texts
  • myTrends™ predicts your routes and TrafficTrends™ calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow
  • ecoRoute™ calculates the most fuel-efficient route
  • Garmin Locate™ marks position when removed from windshield mount, so you can find your car
  • Enhanced pedestrian navigation guides you as you walk around town
  • Photo navigation navigates you to where geotagged photos were taken
  • Custom POIs allows you to add additional points of interest
  • View photos using the built-in microSD™ slot
  • See what's coming ahead with Enhanced Exit Services
  • Built-in world travel clock, currency and unit converter and calculator
  • Keep out of trouble with the built-in speed limit indicator
  • "Where Am I?" emergency locator provides your exact latitude and longitude coordinates

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Get where you're going quickly and efficiently with the Garmin® nüvi 2557 LMT 5" Receiver. It includes detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates and free lifetime traffic avoidance updates with voice prompts.

  • Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates
  • Lifetime traffic avoidance updates with voice prompts
  • Garmin Real Directions™ with Garmin Real Voice™ guide using recognizable buildings and landmarks
  • Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts
  • Real and bird's eye junction views offer detailed images of junctions along your route
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  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
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Garmin® nüvi 2557 LMT 5"" Receiver

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Exceptional Performance GPS for Autos

By John the X-Trucker

from Casa Grande, AZ

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  • Accurate Street Data
  • Acquires Satellites Quickly
  • Compact
  • Easy Menus
  • Easy To Read
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Large Screen
  • Reliable Performance
  • Simple Controls


  • Flimsy Mounting
  • Some Inaccurate Poi's

Best Uses

  • Faster Routes
  • Finding Specific Address
  • Rural Navigation
  • Urban Navigation

Comments about Garmin® nüvi 2557 LMT 5"" Receiver:

My previous GPS was a Magellan 4250 Maestro which I used while driving an 18 wheeler. Since I was very comfortable with the 4250, I was hesitant to switch to Garmin but now have no regrets.

The start-up and satellite acquisition time of the Garmin 2557 LMT (2013 model) is impressive! Also I really enjoy the lane assist feature and didn't realize that it works on metro surface streets, as well as on highways. The photo realistic exit split view is great and the voice directions are accurate and timely. Not only does the 2557 provide voice prompts for landmarks but also provides a second voice prompt for the street name to turn on. This is great, since you can see the landmark far ahead and as you get close to the street to turn on, a second voice confirmation gives the street name to make the turn on. So if you miss a turn, one must not be paying very close attention! (Landmark turn assist and traffic warnings appear to only work in metro areas.)

So far I have had only one chance to check-out the live traffic warnings and sure enough there was a slow down just where it said there would be one from 5 miles away. This was the only slow down I have been in so far, since I have been to Phoenix only two times with the Garmin.

Now the most important part. The database of street names and addresses. The 4250 Maestro had the streets in my rural area but no address numbers. The 2557 has both way out here!

Since I travel to customer's homes, this comprehensive database comes in real handy! The other day I went to a home that is really far out in the boon docks where there are just a few homes here and there and sure enough the 2557 led me right to the drive way. Needless to say, after that experience, I'm really impressed with the 2557!

So far I have found every residential address and non-residential destination in the database except for the state DMV office in my local town. The 2557 has led me to dozens of places since first powering up the 2557 almost two months ago.

My only small gripes is that the included windshield mount doesn't allow locking down the unit to the viewing angle one wants and gets out of kilter easily when removing the unit from the bracket. Also, the on-line database update with the Garmin software was dang slow! It took in the order of 4.0 - 5.0 hours to download 3-4 gigabytes of data on broadband connection. Lastly it would have been nice to have a vinyl pouch to store the unit in when taken off the mount for security reasons. I'm really picking here but that is all the negatives I have noted in the first couple months of heavy use.

Lastly, to any Magellan users contemplating switching, you may be happy to find out that you can get the blue 3D triangle icons (instead of one of the silly cars) which mark your location on the route just like on the Magellan. Grab that icon and the new woman's American voice when you connect the unit online to update the database. Finally, when updating the database it is really safe to walk away (just as the software says) while the download and install process takes place over several hours.

Bottom line: Solid navigation performance, great features and affordable price for the mid-tier 2557.

  • How are you with directions:
  • Great w/Directions
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  • No

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