Garmin nüvi 2557LMT 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS is part of Garmin’s advanced series. It is a 5 inch mid-range model with a typical Garmin design and is loaded with incredible features. This can be recognized through its black bezel and grey-colored bottom part. Though there is really nothing too especial when compared to the older models, Garmin nüvi 2557LMT is still a fresh breath of air.
Garmin nüvi 2557LMT Features
Garmin nüvi 2557LMT is different inside and out. Apart from hardcore changes, interface was also changed. All of which vastly improve user’s experience. There’s more information on display even without obscuring the map view. The top panel displays some information regarding the destination and the probable turns while the bottom panel displays the common details such as the current street, current speed and estimated time arrival.
Up-Ahead Feature- This feature informs users about the upcoming POI (point of interest) such as restaurants and any other establishments.
Real Direction and Real Voice- it’s the improved text-to-speech technology which sounds and functions more natural. Real directions show directions through using landmarks rather than street names (street names are still shown on screen). Moreover, the voice engine is much easier to comprehend. Real Voice can surely impress anyone inside the vehicle.
Active Lane Guidance- This feature is also present on the older models but have gone into slight, noticeable improvements. You can easily notice its aesthetic improvement wherein an animated model was added. It appears when the driver is driving towards an interchange or nearby exit. The model will point the proper lane and will give vocal instruction on how to get there.
Bird’s Eye Junction and PhotoReal Views- This provide better view of the surrounding area of a lane. Road signs are also realistically shown.
Traffic Announcement- Garmin nüvi 2557LMT traffic announcements functions like the previous models. The only difference is that traffic announcements appear on the display’s side with voice prompts. Traffic situation is announced in a more detailed way so drivers can estimate the probable delay time. Vital information about detours is also provided.
Garmin express- this allows users to do some personal touch on the device. They can change the real voices or customize map’s vehicle icon. It can also be used to update the maps and software within the device.
Detailed Maps with Lifetime Updates for Free- New maps can be downloaded up to four times per year, within the lifespan of the device, without fees.
Garmin nüvi 2557LMT Pros
Everything about Garmin nüvi 2557LMT is simply outstanding. All of the features of the previous Garmin’s 2013 series are included and are even improved. The most distinguished improvements are the up-ahead feature, traffic announcements and active lane guidance.
Garmin nüvi 2557LMT Cons
Garmin nüvi 2557LMT appears perfect, though powered mount is missing.
This GPS system offers improved customer experience. Though it functions the same as the other Garmin nuvi devices, it cannot be denied that the product is good enough at its price. It can typically meet all your needs.