Garmin Nuvi 56LMT Review
The Garmin Nuvi 56LMT is Garmin’s 2014 Car GPS model and comes with a 5-Inch dual orientation display that allows you view two different views as the same time meaning that you can view your map with directions to your location and other information such as your speed and the road speed limit all at the same time. The GPS unit comes with a very easy to use interface and super fast processor that allows you to quickly enter your destination and the device will quickly find you a route.
As with all the latest model GPS units, the Garmin Nuvi 56LMT Car GPS Navigation System comes with technology that allows the GPS unit to keep providing you with directions even when your device is in a blind spot and does not have any GPS signals.
Garmin Nuvi 56LMT Review
The Garmin 56LMT comes with preloaded maps of the US and Canada that come with free lifetime updates meaning that you always have up to date maps with all the latest changes that may effect you when you travel. After the device has calculated your route to your destination the device provides you with automatic voice prompts, including street names, so you’ll always know where you’re going, without having to take your eyes off the road.
The Nuvi 56LMT puts you in the driver’s seat, by giving you a choice of either turn-by-turn directions or a map display showing your entire route on your display. The lane assist feature with junction-view displays upcoming intersections and uses brightly colored arrows to indicate your proper lane. Perfect for negotiating big-city traffic.
The Nuvi 56LMT is a comprehensive navigation system, allowing you to search for restaurants, fuel stations and even ATM’s without ever leaving the map. It even displays the speed limit, so you’ll relax, knowing you’re driving safely and is able to store over one thousand waypoints, your favourite destinations and locations and any other information in the devices built-in, internal solid state memory. The device also features a “Up Ahead” feature which shows you points of interest that are up ahead of you that could be interesting places for you to visit.
As one of the many developments that the Garmin Nuvi 56LMT Car GPS system come with, is a heads-up display that shows your current street, local speed limit, your current speed, and estimated time of arrival. The navigator can also save you money buy warning you when you’re approaching any speeding camera’s buy giving you your speed and showing you whether you’re over the speed limit. Not only are the local speed limit and your current speed always displayed, but the unit also issues an audible warning and an onscreen warning whenever you approach a school zone.
With the included Garmin Express software, it’s easy to update maps and software, transfer favourites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices. Other features include updating golf course maps, free registration of all your Garmin products, and the ability to upload your activities to Garmin Connect. You can store, analyze, and share all your traveling experiences. Garmin Connect lets everyone in on the fun.
Plus, with the nuMaps guarantee, you’ll be able to drive with confidence, knowing your Nuvi 56 always has the most up to date maps available. Just connect your new Garmin device to your computer and you’ll be able to see if a free map update is available. With the nuMaps guarantee, you’ll be up to date when you hit the road.
The Garmin Garage allows you to download car-shaped icons and custom voices to your device. With the trip planner and trip log, you’ll be able to plan your trip just the way you want it, and share great memories of all your travels.
The unit does come with a suction cup mount, so your unit is ready in just minutes.
- The screen size is wide enough(5”)
- Lifetime map updates
- Speed Limit display
- Low cost
- Customized options
- Lane assist and junction view
- Only includes maps of 48 states
- The Trip Log can only be hidden, clearing it means performing a hard reset
- Traffic receiver cannot be added