Garmin Real Directions™ guide like a friend using landmarks and traffic lights
Find new and popular restaurants, shops and more with Foursquare®
Bluetooth® technology for hands-free calling²
nüvi 2659LM has a bright 6-inch high resolution display with pinch-to-zoom capability, so you can quickly get a closer look at any onscreen information. Dual-orientation allows you to use nüvi 2659LM either horizontally or vertically.
Detailed Maps with Free Updates
nüvi 2659LM arrives loaded with detailed regional map of Europe. With free lifetime¹ map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, points of interest (POI) and navigation information available. New maps are available for download for the useful life of your GPS device, with no fees.
Foursquare Adds a lot of New POIs
With so much data, nüvi 2659LM makes it easy to find addresses and a lot of POI – that is, businesses, stores, restaurants or other destinations. Our POI database also includes accurate, relevant information sourced from Foursquare. Now, when you search, the most relevant Foursquare result appears at the top of the list. It’s an easy way to discover new and popular restaurants, shops and more.
When you use the Smartphone Link app with your nüvi 2659LM, you can also check-in on Foursquare and access more detailed information about the POI, including ratings, price range and hours of service.
Garmin Real Directions™
Drive with confidence, even when you’re out of cell phone range.
nüvi 2659LM 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. Instead, hear clearly spoken guidance, like “Turn left after the gas station.”
Find Exactly Where You Need to Go
The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like airports and shopping malls, by finding a place within a larger location. Anthropologie is inside, on the upper level.
Easily Navigate Complex Interchanges
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. nüvi 2659LM also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to nüvi 2659LM for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Stow your phone in your pocket, purse or console and still make and take calls.
Smartphone Link Compatible
Smartphone Link is a free mobile app that connects your nüvi 2659LM with your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone. When paired, your nüvi can use your phone’s existing data plan² to share information – such as where you parked, POIs and your destination. With the Smartphone Link app, you can conveniently send locations and addresses from your phone straight to your nüvi.
Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services³, useful real-time information such as weather. Smartphone Link works with iPhone 4S or later and some Android devices.
More Information At a Glance
nüvi 2659LM keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including food, fuel and ATMs.
nüvi 2659LM displays speed limit, current speed and estimated time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nüvi 2659LM also provides school zone alerts.
One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi 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.
¹Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions
²User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates.
³Subscription may be required.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Foursquare® is a registered trademark of Foursquare Labs, Inc.
Physical & Performance
16.8 x 9.4 x 1.9 cm
Display size, WxH
13.6 x 7.2 cm; 6.1" diag 15.4 cm
Display resolution, WxH
800 x 480 pixels
multi-touch, capacitive, manual dual-orientation, WVGA color TFT with white backlight
up to 1 hour
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps
Includes lifetime map updates
internal solid state
Accepts data cards
microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Yes (with Garmin Real Directions™)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
View upcoming points of interest along route
In the Box
Vehicle suction cup mount
Lifetime maps¹ (indicated by “LM” after model number on the box)