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 Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Navigation`s made easy with the Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT-D EU Sat Nav
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not fit for purpose
Posted10 June 2013
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Age Group: 35 - 44
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to specs and technology: Proficient
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features/Spec 
1 / 5
1 / 5
OK, first the good bits. Voice recognition is good, photo lane guidance is useful and it comes with free lifetime maps and digital traffic.
But now the bad. Quite simply, this sat nav is not fit for purpose. Routing is erratic and inconsistent as tested on regular routes. It will attempt to end me on a route that is 50% longer in time than the route I would follow, which i do and then it finally recognises I am on the fastest route. Secondly, it will try and redirect to its original route and not the remapped route. Today it tried to send me an additional 8 miles and 17 minutes to join the M42 despite the fact I was 100 from the slip road! Its own 'Traffic Trends' function is enabled, akin to IQ Routes on TomTom which should sort this but it doesn't
Next - the traffic avoidance is poor. It only prompts you to select a faster route when traffic delays are reported approx 20% of the time. When I manually avoid delays low and behold the time is quicker so the device fails to recognise a quicker route.
This is not a cheap device but it can't get the basics right ie get you where you need to go in the quickest time. Traffic avoidance does not work.
Will be returning for a replacement/ refund.
No, I do not recommend this product.
+10points
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 TomTom GO LIVE 825 Sat Nav - UK & ROI
TomTom GO LIVE 825 Sat Nav - UK & ROI
TomTom GO LIVE 825 Sat Nav featuring 5" widescreen, voice control, spoken street names & 1 years free live services.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Let down by not so "Live" service and poor touchscreen
Posted17 May 2013
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pricey
Age Group: 35 - 44
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to specs and technology: Proficient
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features/Spec 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I brought this to replace an older version. First the good bits. The overall menu layout is easy to use and one particu;ar good feature is the ability to deactive direction commands but still leave speed camera warnings on which I find useful. In addition the screen layout is very easy to customise.
But now the bad bits. Firstly, the touch screen is slow - and requires more than a slight touch to get it to work. Not the most high tech thing given todays touch screen world.
Next is the GPS locking - this can take several minutes and this is depsite the most up to date software.
But the worst thing is the "Live" service. This is great when it works but the fact is that it doesn't.
I have had to take two units back and have swapped for a different brand. I would say that the Live service is innactive for between 20 and 30% of the time and takes approx 5 minutes to get going when the unit is turned on.
These issues appear common amongst other reviews out there.
Overall, disappointing and can't recommend.
No, I do not recommend this product.
I like:easy to use
I don't like as much:poor "live" service, very slow touchscreen, slow gps
+7points
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 Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Navigation`s made easy with the Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT-D EU Sat Nav
 

Features please?

Will the traffic service work when in France?
Can you disable sound only for directions ie so that speed camera alerts will still work?
Are there any areas where the traffic service will not work?
1 year, 3 months ago
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Redex Diesel Treatment helps to clean the harmful deposits build up around the diesel injectors
 

Can this be used in Audi A3?

Can this be used in my A3? The owners handbook states that no additives should be placed in the fuel tank which is consistent with all other manufacturers instructions, not just Audi.
2 years, 3 months ago
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The Halfords Value Roof Mount Cycle Carrier is the safest way of transporting your bike with you.
 

I've lost the fitting instructions. Are they on your website anywhere to download?

2 years, 10 months ago
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 Garmin Nuvi 205T Sat Nav - UK & ROI
Garmin Nuvi 205T Sat Nav - UK & ROI
Garmin Nuvi 205T sat nav is packed with all the essential features plus Traffic Updates to help you to enjoy a traffic free journey!
 

can the 205 be hardwired to my car?

And if so, will this incorporate the integrated traffic receiver, or will that have to be connected seperately
5 years, 7 months ago
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 Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Navigation`s made easy with the Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT-D EU Sat Nav
 

how do you get live services on Garmin Nuvi 2598

Top 500 Contributor
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Via the Smartphone link - need the app for your android phone
1 year, 2 months ago
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pricey
 
 Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Navigation`s made easy with the Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT-D EU Sat Nav
 

Are there any surface areas where the Garmin digital system does not work?

My question is based on the thought that if the system is based on a phone signal, it might not work where the phone signal is poor
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Its not based on phone signal but digital signals - same as DAB and satellite. So no or very few issues with signal.
1 year, 2 months ago
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pricey
 
 Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Navigation`s made easy with the Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT-D EU Sat Nav
 

Manual for satnav.

Just bought nuvi 2598 LMT-D today(21-05-13 from Halfords Aberdare, connected to computer and registered.When looking for user manual garmin site says no english manual available,do you have any further information please.
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Available from Garmin - its the same as Nuvi 2508
1 year, 2 months ago
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pricey
 
 Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Garmin Nuvi 2598 Lifetime Maps & Digital Traffic Full Europe 5" Sat Nav
Navigation`s made easy with the Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT-D EU Sat Nav
 

Does the 2598LT D need any kind of antenna ?

Can I just plug into the cigarette lighter and that is it ?
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Yes, the antenna is in the charging lead
1 year, 2 months ago
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pricey
 
 TomTom GO LIVE 825 Sat Nav - UK & ROI
TomTom GO LIVE 825 Sat Nav - UK & ROI
TomTom GO LIVE 825 Sat Nav featuring 5" widescreen, voice control, spoken street names & 1 years free live services.
 

software

on the description for the tomtom it say's home software but nothing in box just a leaflet ' is it supposed to have this software .
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You need to log on to TomTom website and download it
1 year, 3 months ago
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