Bright Display - nuvi 2598LMTHD has a bright 5.0" display with dual-orientation capabilities, for use horizontally or vertically.
Detailed Maps with Free Updates - nuvi 2598LMTHD arrives loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs (points of interest) and navigation information. New maps are available for download up to 4 times per year, for the life of your device, with no fees.
With so much data, nuvi 2598LMTHD makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. nuvi 2598LMTHD arrives preloaded with POIs, so there's no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one - or many - and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs to your nuvi 2598LMTHD.
The Best of Our Traffic Solutions - HD Digital Traffic is our best traffic solution. HD Digital Traffic receives updates up to every 30 seconds, making it up to 10 times faster than other traffic systems. That means, driving 60 mph, your nuvi 2598LMTHD is able to receive traffic messages up to every half-mile. On the road, a few seconds' notice can save minutes or even hours of delay.
HD Digital Traffic has a greater coverage area to include interstates, highways and secondary roads - in fact, up to 3 times more side road coverage. HD Digital Traffic has the capacity to receive significantly more traffic messages - and it receives free HD Weather, including current temperature and 6-day forecasts (free software update may be required). That valuable information can help you decide whether to stay the course or find another route. HD Digital Traffic is dedicated traffic information and it's free - no distracting advertising and no subscription fees, ever.
On the nuvi 2598LMTHD, traffic alerts appear to the side of your map, so your driving map remains onscreen. Traffic messages are spoken, too. Garmin Traffic is voice activated, so it responds to spoken requests. Garmin Traffic can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route.
Lifetime traffic entitles your nuvi 2598LMTHD to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.
The Power of Your Voice - nuvi 2598LMTHD has the luxury of voice-activated navigation. Speak, and your device intelligently responds; your hands can remain safely on the wheel. Of course, you can also navigate using the touchscreen interface.
Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice - nuvi 2598LMTHD redefines "spoken turn-by-turn directions" with Garmin Real Directions, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. No more stress from trying to read street names. Garmin Real Voice is refined speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly voice. Garmin Real Directions and Garmin Real Voice are features that are only available in our line of GPS navigators.
Bluetooth Compatible - Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to nuvi 2598LMTHD for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Safely stow your phone in a glove compartment, pocket or purse and still make and take calls without moving your hands from the steering wheel or your eyes from the road.
Smartphone Link Compatible - Smartphone Link is a free mobile app that connects your nuvi 2598LMTHD with your iPhone or Android smartphone. When paired, your nuvi 2598LMTHD can use your phone's existing data plan? to share information - such as where you parked, POIs and your destination.
Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services, useful real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.
Comprehensive Driving Guidance You See and Hear - Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help. Bird's Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape. Brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane to drive. nuvi 2598LMTHD also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.
More Information at a Glance
nuvi 2598LMTHD keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply ask or touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.
nuvi 2598LMTHD displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nuvi 2598LMTHD also shows school zone warnings.
One-stop Device Management - Use Garmin Express to keep your nuvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.
Physical dimensions - 5.4"W x 3.3"H x 0.76"D (13.7 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm)
Display size, WxH - 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH - 480 x 272 pixels
Display type - manual dual-orientation, WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight - 6.6 ounces (188.0 g)
Battery - rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life - up to 2.5 hours
Headphone jack/audio line-out - No
High-sensitivity receiver - Yes
Water rating - No
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps - Yes
Includes lifetime map updates - Yes
nuMaps Guarantee - yes
3-D terrain view - No
3-D buildings and landmarks view - No
Built-in memory - internal solid state
Accepts data cards - microSD card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations - 1000
Features & Benefits
Features That Save Time & Money
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.") - Yes (Internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") - Yes (with Garmin Real Directions)
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands) - Yes
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) - Yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) - Yes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation) - Yes
Junction view (displays junction signs) - Yes
myTrends (predicts your routes) - Yes
trafficTrends (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow) - Yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) - Yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) - Yes
XM compatible for U.S - No
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth wireless technology - Yes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) - Yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection) - Yes
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town) - no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) - No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) - Yes
Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature) - No
Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device) - Yes
Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device) - Yes
MP3 player - No
Audio book player - No
Trip Planner: yes
Trip Log: yes
Receive live services via your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone with Smartphone Link. Software update may be required.
This USB device is compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.