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    can you tell it an address and it speaks back to you? do you just plug into cigarette lighter? is it easy to use for an older couple?   (5 Answers)

    By cindy January 31, 2016.

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      The Garmin nüvi 2589LMT will provide verbal feedback when you use the Voice Command feature. When you find an address using that feature, it will say something like "Did you mean..." and say the address back to you. Also, the device is ready to use right when you take it out of the box. All you need to do to power it is connect it to the vehicle power cable that come packaged with it. The user interface is designed to be user friendly, however we would encourage you to visit the webpage below to view the owner's manual of the device. {CW} • http://static.garmin.com/pumac/nuvi_25x9_26x9_OM_EN.pdf

      By GarminProductExpert February 3, 2016.

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    Which garmin gps gives you the best traffic alert when coming upon traffic congestion?   (2 Answers)

    By Anonymous April 20, 2016.

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      The 2589 gives you traffic alerts, but only where it has coverage. For example, I was on I95 in South Carolina and the traffic came to a halt. But no notification from my 2589. I went on the Garmin site after I got back and found out that that section of I95 doesn't have traffic coverage. I would have thought that ALL Interstates had that, but I was mistaken.

      By Doug April 28, 2016.

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      Which MicroSD card would you recommend for this device?   (3 Answers)

      Storage space, SD or SDHC, exFAT or FAT32 format

      By Anonymous December 22, 2014.

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        The nuvi 2589LMT will support SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB. If the card is 32GB or smaller, it should be in FAT32 format. -JPK

        By GarminProductExpert December 26, 2014.

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      Garmin - n�vi 2589LMT 5" GPS route details and alternate routes   (3 Answers)

      My old Tom Tom allows me to see details of the route. I can also select "find an alternative route". Does the Garmin - n�vi 2589LMT 5" GPS do the same? Can I avoid tolls? Also, does it show the current street name and town? Thank you.

      By Best Nanna September 9, 2015.

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        The Garmin nüvi 2589LMT allows you to select an option labeled "Change Route" which will give you several options to change the route such as "Detour", "Detour by Distance", and "Detour by Road". The device will also allow you to preset the navigation settings to avoid different types of roads such as carpool lanes, and toll roads. Regarding street names and towns, the device will display the name of the street being driven on, however it will not show the name of the town being driven in on the map. However if the map is zoom out enough the name of the town/city will be visible on the map. {CW}

        By GarminProductExpert September 18, 2015.

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      Is Canada included in the maps   (4 Answers)

      By Betty May 24, 2016.

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        Yes, the unit includes Canada maps.

        By CommunityAnswer May 24, 2016.

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        Can you manually change the route on the 2589LMT like you can on map quest?   (4 Answers)

        I want to be able to adjust the route chosen by the GPS if it is not the route I want to take. Can this be done. You can do this on Map Quest, and I'd like to be able to do it on my GPS.

        By Tumbleweed January 31, 2015.

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          There are multiple ways to create and edit a route on the nüvi 2589LMT, such as using the Trip Planner feature, detour options, and/or changing route preferences. You can also create a route on the computer using Garmin BaseCamp (a free program available at http://garmin.com/basecamp) and send it to the nüvi. ^DK

          By GarminProductExpert November 23, 2015.

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      • Question
        Is there a wall charger available for2589LMT or2689LMT   (4 Answers)

        By Kathy August 7, 2015.

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          Any USB charger will work. Wall/car/portable battery, they all work fine.

          By lowandslow September 1, 2015.

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          Does this model have a car locater?   (2 Answers)

          By Anonymous April 17, 2015.

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            Hi, The nuvi 2589LMT is compatible with both the iOS and Android versions of the Smartphone Link app. This app will allow an iOS or Android smartphone to pair up with the nuvi via Bluetooth, and has a "Last Mile" feature. This feature remembers your parking spot so you can view a map and easily navigate back to your vehicle. You can read more about Smartphone Link at https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-go/apps/smartphone-link/prod111441.html -NM

            By GarminProductExpert April 21, 2015.

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          can any one listen to private conversations   (2 Answers)

          By Anonymous April 26, 2015.

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            Only if someone is in the car with you.

            By jackjernigan May 6, 2015.

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            We are an old couple, never use GPS before,but familiar with computer stuff, but don't have smart phones. What kind of GPS should we buy, (money is not an issue). Thank you for answering our question.   (3 Answers)

            By Anonymous June 11, 2016.

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              Generally the more money you spend, the more features. It is hard to answer your question without knowing what you need. I would suggest making sure you have the following features: Traffic updates, lifetime map updates (you do need to plug the GPS into your computer about once per year to update the maps), and lane change info (the GPS will show you an image of what lane to be in - helpful in intersections with lots of turn options). Other things to consider is a larger screen which is easier to see.

              By jbrandt June 26, 2016.

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