04 Aug Garmin Nuvi 57LMT Review and Features
Garmin has got for its users pretty much a great range of car GPS devices, which get in store a level of accuracy which even the Smartphones, do not provide. A smart choice is to have in your device a lifetime map update as well as traffic so that you are all set in pretty much a decent price.
The lifetime services help you with the most apt street data and POI, while the traffic helps you in getting the best possible route. However, the Garmin Nuvi 57LMT has got a little more than just all of this. It comes handy with a tag of $170, and is surely worth it!
Let us have a look at the entire outlook of the device, as well as the traits it has to flaunt!
Design- an upgraded 55LMT with Some Improvisations
The Garmin Nuvi 57LMT has pretty much the very basic design and a look similar to that of an entry level device. A 5-inch display, and a screen resolution of 480*272; and has a weight of 7 ounces. The device is quite similar to its previous Nuvi 55LMT with a little bit of improvisation in the bottom with the Garmin logo. The device comes with lifetime traffic features; it contains an antenna along with the usual set of data and power cables, and the suction cup mount.
Maps: Like most of the ‘LMT’ device, this one too comes with a lifetime map and traffic update already.
Foursquare integration: This means that your point of interests will now be available in the form of an offline database, which saves you the need to refer to your smartphone; Foursquare will bring for you the best and latest spots worth checking out
Real Time Directions: There has been quite an improvement in the real time directions. That is because in the typical GPS devices, despite the directions being said out loud, you ultimately have to look down at the map to locate which right or left is the device talking about. But, the Garmin Nuvi 57LMT has got something better in store; it mentions not only the streets but some other source of reference accompanies it so as to make your navigation easier.
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For example, once you are headed to the Airport, or let us say the Mall, you will next have to locate the entrance on yourself.
Basic Features: With so much incorporated, the basic ones, ‘up ahead’ feature for example is still available to help you locate your POI. The warning over speed limits continues to be the same as before, for example while nearing a school zone. The lane assist feature is one of the oldest, and hence continues to exist. Assisting you with making your way through the correct lane has always been the emphasis of Garmin devices, and still continues to be.
This device is surely among the best on the list of entry level car GPS devices. This has something which is not confined to only lane assists. Unless you need more than the maps which have some 49 US states, you will need nothing more than just the 170$ you have paid for the device. So, with the Garmin Nuvi 57LMT, your navigation is a little sorted, and of course the experience is a hassle free one!