They specialise in a wide range of devices – for walkers and hikers, drivers and bikers, sailors and more.
Recently, the company has launched a range of activity trackers and GPS smart watches under the Vivosmart and Vivoactive brands (which we’ll be taking a look at in the coming weeks), but over the past week, I’ve been focusing on their core product line that’s now become synonymous with the Garmin name.
The latter tracks where you last stopped the car, so you find your way back – great if you forgot where you parked.
Garmin has been in the satellite navigation business for years.
Does the new model take us kicking and screaming into an era of joyful driving, on clear roads? The Nuvi 2599 LMT-D is small and neatly packaged, with the following items included: First impressions, the front of the Nuvi 2599 LMT-D is simple, plain and shiny black, with the Garmin logo appearing underneath the screen on the front.
There’s nothing to distract the eye when driving, other than the screen itself, which is great.
The basic structure of the menu is the same as always, with big icons for Where To? This makes it easy to find a road when you don’t know the exact town it’s in.
You might discover you don’t bother with any other mode of destination entry once you get used to this process, either.The nuvi 2598 is from the Advanced range, which focuses on features, where the Essential range majors on value, and the Premium models add extra style to the equation.In our testing, the traffic information was quite responsive, telling us about jams dynamically as they built up, and giving useful information about how far ahead they were and how long they were likely to last.The rear of the device is similarly minimalist, with a single button to switch it on and a micro-USB socket to insert either of the supplied cables.In the three years since I opened my previous Garmin sat nav, the company has been working hard on its industrial design.This also means it can still check traffic while running off the battery – a nice touch.