Screen Size9.0 /10
Battery Life4.0 /10
Processor Speed8.0 /10
Ease Of Use8.0 /10
- Large 7-Inch Screen
- All New Maps
- New Real Directions
- Detailed Junction Images
- Voice Control System
- Reverse Camera is Not HD
- Screen is Very Large
- Takes Time to Make the Camera Work
- Voice Command is Average at Best
- 7-Inch Touchscreen
- High-Resolution Display.
- Latest Map Data.
- “Real Directions” using easy-to-see buildings, landmarks and traffic lights, rather than the hard-to-read street names.
- Detailed images of junctions for Difficult Junctions.
- Back Camera with mounting bracket.
- Voice activated navigation options.
- In-built Speed Limit indicator
Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT Review
The Garmin Nuvi 2798 LMT is the next generation portable GPS Navigation System which has was only released in March 2014. The Nuvi 2798 has a massive 7-inch screen pre-loaded with detailed maps of North America, over one million points of interest, and Garmin’s new and improved “birds eye view” for difficult interchanges and a smart link system that allow you to connect your GPS device to your smartphone.
The operating system allows you to save locations that are most important to you in your favourites section and make use of the “Whats Near Me” feature which allows you to find the closest Gas Station, Hospital or Mall’s. It supports Garmin’s “Real Directions” which uses landmarks and building as guidance rather than distance. As an example the Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT will say something like, “ Turn left next at the end of park, rather than in 500 feet turn left”.
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The Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT also features for the first time a wireless back-up camera which gives you a wide angle view of what’s behind you onto your GPS device. The backup camera will be operated by the cars reverse lights, meaning that as soon as you put the car into reverse, the camera switches on giving you a live feed of the area behind your car.
The Garmin 2798LMT features Garmin’s new an improved traffic system to help you spend more time driving and less time stuck in traffic jams. Traffic alerts appear at all times to the side of your map and given the 2798LMT has voice command, messages will be spoken to you alerting you to any on-coming traffic problems. The Traffic program can also give you details about the traffic jam that you will face, such as how long your delay will be, if there are any possible de-tours and whether you’re on the fastest possible route.
The GPS system has an in built voice activated navigation system which allows you to speak to your device whilst your hands remain safely on the steering wheel. You can change the route or even confirm if there are any points-of-interest along your route, simply by using your voice.
The 2798LMT has an inbuilt Bluetooth system that allows you to sync your smartphone to the GPS device for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. This means your phone can stay in your pocket and you can still make and receive phone calls without taking your hands off the steering wheel or taking your concentration off the road.
The smartphone link system is a free mobile app that allows you to connect your GPS device with your iPhone or Android smartphone and use your phones existing data plan to share information such as where you’ve parked and any points of interest that you find whilst surfing the internet.
The Garmin 2798 LMT has the new and improved voice-prompts system which helps to prepare you for any exits or interchanges by giving you easy-to-understand driving directions that guide you like a friend by using recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. This has the added benefit to help reduce the stress of trying to work out which exit your suppose to take after the GPS tells you to take “the third exit off the highway”. The new and improved operating system uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route and the “birds eye view” offers greater detail for interchanges and other complicated up and coming direction changes.
Garmin understand that we American’s love to travel an often end up outside of the coverage area that has been pre-loaded onto your device. To accommodate this, Garmin as developed an SD card slot that allows you to buy an SD card and load it with maps for areas that you to travel to, insert it into the device and you’re ready to go.