Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime¹ map updates and HD Digital Traffic², the best traffic avoidance solution available from Garmin
Find new and popular restaurants, shops and more with Foursquare®
Bluetooth® technology for hands-free calling³
Voice-activated navigation allows you to keep your hands on the wheel
nüvi 2599LMTHD has a bright 5.0-inch 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 2599LMTHD either horizontally or vertically.
Detailed Maps with Free Updates
nüvi 2599LMTHD 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, 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 Millions of New POIs
With so much data, nüvi 2599LMTHD makes it easy to find addresses and millions 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 2599LMTHD, you can also check-in on Foursquare and access more detailed information about the POI, including ratings, price range and hours of service.
The Best of Our Traffic Solutions
HD Digital Traffic is the best traffic solution available from Garmin. HD Digital Traffic is fast and free² – no distracting advertising and no subscription fees, ever, for the useful life of your device. Plus, HD Digital Traffic has a great coverage area that includes interstates, highways and secondary roads.
On the nüvi 2599LMTHD, traffic alerts appear to the side of your map, so your driving map remains onscreen. Traffic messages are spoken, too. HD Digital Traffic is voice-activated, so it responds to spoken requests. It can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. HD Digital Traffic can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route. Plus, traffic information is delivered straight to your nüvi – no smartphone needed.
Garmin Real Directions™
Drive with confidence, even when you’re out of cell phone range. nüvi 2599LMTHD is dedicated automotive navigation that does not rely on cellular signals and is unaffected by cellular dead zones.
nüvi 2599LMTHD 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.When navigating to the mall, Direct Access gives additional location information for specific retail stores inside. For example, "Arriving at Woodfield Mall. Anthropologie is inside on the upper level." Direct Access even navigates through parking lots to find the entrance nearest your destination.
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 2599LMTHD also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device³, such as your smartphone, to nüvi 2599LMTHD 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.
The Power of Your Voice
nüvi 2599LMTHD has the luxury of voice-activated navigation. Speak, and your device intelligently responds; your hands can remain on the wheel. Of course, you can also navigate using the touchscreen interface.
Smartphone Link Compatible
Smartphone Link is a free mobile app that connects your nüvi 2599LMTHD with your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone. When paired, your nüvi can use your phone’s existing data plan4 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 Services5, 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 2599LMTHD 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 2599LMTHD displays speed limit, current speed and estimated time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nüvi 2599LMTHD also provides school zone alerts.
Add a Wireless Backup Camera
For a complete navigation solution, nüvi 2599LMTHD pairs with the BC™ 30 wireless backup camera (sold separately. Professional installation recommended). Once connected, you can easily see vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles right on the nüvi display, as you move in reverse.
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Physical & Performance
5.5"W x 3.3"H x 0.7"D (13.8 x 8.4 x 1.8 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
multi-touch, capacitive, manual dual-orientation, WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
6.5 oz (184 g)
up to 2 hours
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™)
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)