Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime¹ updates
Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice
Voice-activated navigation, Bluetooth and Smartphone Link compatible
Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts
nüvi 2497LM has a bright 4.3" display with dual-orientation capabilities, for use horizontally or vertically.
Detailed Maps with Free Updates
nüvi 2497LM arrives loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime¹ 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, nüvi 2497LM makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. nüvi 2497LM 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 nüvi 2497LM.
The Power of Your Voice
nüvi 2497LM 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.
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to nüvi 2497LM 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 nüvi 2497LM with your Android™ smartphone. When paired, your nüvi 2497LM can use your phone’s existing data plan² to share information — such as where you parked, POIs and your destination.
Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services³, useful real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.
Garmin Real Directions™ with Garmin Real Voice™
nüvi 2497LM 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.
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. nüvi 2497LM also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.
More Information at a Glance
nüvi 2497LM 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.
nüvi 2497LM displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nüvi 2497LM also shows school zone warnings.