Coming in at just under $200, this device is far more reasonably priced than other GPS systems that are designed for motorcycle users, and it has many of the features that are present in some of the pricier models. If you are looking for affordability, from a trusted manufacturer name brand, this might be one of the devices that you consider, for personal use, and for your next bike road trip. Garmin Nüvi 2597LMT GPS
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With this model, customers can choose from: lifetime maps and traffic, lifetime traffic with Bluetooth, or lifetime maps and traffic with Bluetooth models. Real directions and real voice guide, will use recognizable landmarks, buildings, and other road side features, to help you stay on track, and to help you get to your desired destination. The PhotoReal and bird’s eye view, also allow you to look in from over head, and to view the road blocks, junctions, traffic stops, and other possible distractions on the road, which might tie you up, or may slow you down when taking your next trip.
An easy to use, dual touch screen interface, makes it simple for you to input points of interest or addresses, so you can get to where you are going. Up ahead displays inform you of, upcoming restaurants, stores, gas stations, and other points of interest, based on previous use, and based on previous trips you have made with this device. The mount also attaches from behind, limiting distractions, and ensuring it stays on the mount, regardless of road conditions you are traveling on. Voice activated navigation is also a great feature; it allows you to keep your hands free, and still get to the destination you are trying to reach, as the GPS will respond to your voice, and any inquiries you make while on the road.
The unit is lightweight, coming in at about 6.6 ounces, and a large, 5 inch display screen is simple to see, in any road conditions. It only has a 2 hour battery life, so it is shorter than other models, but is still relatively long for making it to most destinations that you will travel on. Bluetooth enabled allows you to sync with your smart phone, and other wireless devices, for a seamless trip, and simple travels.
The product description for this device, does not give users information on whether or not it is water proof, fuel proof, and UV ray proof, which is a major drawback when on the open road; if you run into certain road conditions, the GPS might not function as well. This can be easily remedied by getting a waterproof case for the device.
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The lower price tag does make it a rather attractive device, especially in comparison to some of the newer models, and new GPS systems that are being released. If you are looking for a low priced alternate, with a large touch screen display, simple to use features, and a fairly responsive system, for shorter road trips, then this is a device that you should at least consider, when you are narrowing down the list of GPS devices to choose from.