7″ Garmin nuvi 2797LMT
I’ll start with a couple of pics of the 7″ Garmin nuvi 2797LMT (pardon the quality)…
And here’s something I wasn’t anticipating – the 7″ nuvis come with a powered mount…
Next up, let’s look at how the interface has changed. You can see active lane guidance in the screenshot at the top of this page. There was some concern that lane guidance would not show up in the next maneuver indicator, but as you can see, it is there. At least sometimes. I’ve got a road trip coming up this weekend and I’ll try to suss out when it does or does not show; ditto for junction view.
Below you can see the slide out Up Ahead menu. Tap one of the icons to get a list of upcoming gas stations, banks/ATMs and restaurants. The three menu items and order can be customized. Additional options include parking, rest areas, lodging and custom search (for a business name or category). Note the X to close the Up Ahead menu.
You open the Up Ahead feature by tapping the menu icon in the bottom right corner of the map screen, which brings up the menu below. The items shown in this menu can be customized as well. Additional options include detour, brightness and a trip data slide out menu (also customizable). All seven options can be included if desired.
In the screenshot below you can see that the exceeding speed limit indicator is a bit different this year…
The 2013 nuvis with traffic will let “drivers know if there is traffic on the route, what the expected delay is and if there is a faster route.” Hence the new traffic options screen shown below…
Garmin giveth and Garmin taketh away. The following items found on the 2012 Advanced series appear to be missing:
The pedestrian settings seem to be completely gone. I can’t find pedestrian transportation mode, nor the public transit and limit walking settings.
Dashboards are also gone, which means you can’t see additional data fields like Via point arrival time without giving up one of the two main data fields on the map screen. Garmin could rectify this by allowing such data fields to be used in the trip data slide out menu.
Is there anything you want to see answered now or covered in my full reviews? If so, let me know in the comments below.