Garmin Nuvi 2597 Voices Downloads

The Garmin nuvi 2597LMT is a great GPS navigator that comes with plenty of brand new features and additional safety features. Read the full Garmin nuvi 2597LMT review.

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  • For folks with a Garmin Navi system check if your GPS supports the Garmin Garage features.:lol: There's a bunch of free voices, vehicles, and dashboards you can upgrade your Garmin GPS with.
  • Thanks Sound Surfers for a very unique and innovative product!-Cliff and Karen S., Wilmington, NC-Gps voice bundles'Steel Magnolia and Eastcoast Eddie are great additions to our Garmin NUVI 255W! Their voices add a touch of humor to the driving experience and customizing the displayed vehicles to match each voice is an ingenious touch!
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Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Garmin's Advanced series has several car GPS models that fulfill both your basic and advanced navigation needs. The Nuvi 2597LMT comes preloaded with all the basic features you'd expect to find in a navigation GPS device, and a good majority of the advanced features that are most useful to you. These advanced features are part of why the Nuvi 2597LMT is a good option in lieu of a smartphone app.

When mounting the Nuvi 2597LMT in your car, you can choose a vertical or horizontal orientation based on your personal preference. You will have to go into the settings menu and manually change the orientation to landscape or portrait. The GPS unit has a 5-inch screen, measured diagonally, and the resolution is 480 x 272 pixels. This resolution provides good clarity and crisp lines, but more advanced models have much higher pixel counts. The LCD touchscreen is both bright and easy to see.

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The Nuvi 2597LMT comes preloaded with Garmin Real Directions, which provides precise and easy-to-understand driving directions. When you approach an intersection or a turn, the device will give directions that incorporate buildings and landmarks to help you better follow the instructions. In addition to this feature, you have Garmin Traffic, which tells you if an accident has been reported up ahead or if you should reroute due to a traffic jam. To keep your eyes focused on the road and your hands on the steering wheel, Garmin Traffic will read the updates to you. The Nuvi 2597LMT also accepts voice commands and is Bluetooth compatible.

The Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT GPS system is capable of providing multiple destination routes, including routes with multiple points of interest, user-defined waypoints or both. The device will auto-sort these destinations and put them in the most efficient order for your trip. You can save up to a thousand waypoints in the device's memory, which can include your favorite restaurants, hiking spots and other fun destinations. You can also save up to a hundred routes, whether these routes are to the dog groomer and back or just to and from work. If you've traveled a route frequently, the Nuvi 2597LMT can predict your route based on your previous driving history. However, if you're environmentally conscious (or if you pay attention to the price tag at the gas pump), you'll have to purchase the ecoRoute option separately.

The Nuvi 2597LMT is a well-rounded addition to the Advanced series. This car navigation system is easy to see and easy to understand. The Nuvi 2597LMT GPS system will help you avoid traffic problems, give you a hands-free navigation experience and make it easy for you to follow clear directions to reach your destination safely.

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You're not stuck with the bland and generic voice that speaks directions from your in-car GPS. So long as your car GPS device supports it, you can download new GPS voices to replace the one you're currently using.

Stock receivers usually come with multiple voice options, but if you're not satisfied, there are places online where you can download new GPS voices.

TomTom Voices

TomTom's navigation voices page is home to many voices you can purchase, download, and install on your navigation device.

On TomTom's website are free voices for your GPS but also categories where you can purchase voices. Your options include cartoons, celebrities, comedy, TV shows, and other.

For example, you can put Mt. T in charge of your personal navigation and safety. Or, purchase voice packs spoken by Roger Moore, Burt Reynolds, or John Cleese, among others.

You need to check your software version and model for compatibility before you download any of these GPS voices. Once you've confirmed compatibility, add the voice to your cart (even if it's free) and use the Place order button to get the download.

Garmin Nuvi 2597 Voices Downloads

You'll need to make a TomTom user account if you don't already have one, but it's completely free and doesn't take long.

TomTom GPS voices download to your GPS device through the TomTom HOME software. Just make sure your device is plugged in so that it can sync with the software.

You can also get TomTom GPS voices through the HOME program, via the Add Traffic, Voices, Safety Cameras, etc. option in the menu.

Purchased voices can be used on one TomTom device only, so you can't expect to transfer the voice to more than one unit.

Garmin VoiceStudio

Garmin offers the VoiceStudio program for making your own navigation voice for use with your Nuvi. All you need is a microphone to record and transfer custom voices to your device.

VoiceStudio guides you through the process of recording a list of words and phrases and downloading the recordings to your device, such as 'Proceed to highlighted route,' and 'Traffic ahead.' Follow simple instructions to install the voice set into your compatible Garmin GPS. You can use your own versions of all the common GPS commands.

Check the extensive list of compatible products before you use the VoiceStudio to confirm that your device is compatible.

PIG Tones for TomTom and Garmin

PIG Tones (Politically Incorrect GPS) was a company that prided itself on developing fun, sexy, and celebrity voices for both TomTom and Garmin GPS devices.

Examples included Captain Jack, Sadera the Seductive, Sean Connery 007, Arnold— The Governator, Christopher Walkin', Beavis & Butthead, Clint Eastwood, and Hockey Mom.

You could use these custom GPS voices by connecting your TomTom or Garmin device to a PC or Mac, downloading the tone, and dragging and dropping it to the unit.

However, the official website is no longer accessible. The only way to use PIG Tones is through a Wayback Machine cache.

Please proceed with Pig Tones at your own risk. Since the website is no longer active, it's possible that the purchase links don't work, meaning that you might be charged for something without being able to actually download the voice. Given that there's no longer an official website to reach for support, you could be left without a refund.