Garmin Nuvi 2565LM
A GPS with pleasant features
So there are still GPS systems being sold? Wow, we thought we’d seen the last of them last year. Well, seems not. And that is one great piece of news. After being covered in smartphones and tablets for so long, we’d forgotten all about such devices as the one we’ll test and review shortly. Garmin has remained among the last manufacturers of GPS units. They don’t seem to give up on producing such devices any time soon. Glad they are still going strong, because they’ve given us some of the best creations.
Nice looking design
The Garmin Nuvi 2565LM might very well be that one GPS system you choose to buy for your car for the first time. It will have you covered in the most important aspects and specs when you’re on the road. But wait, this is not only one device. It actually is two-in-one. It is a driving recorder as well. We think you’ll surely like this idea of combining two things into one body.
It will not come as a surprise that the Garmin Nuvi 2565LM is a product that does not look that different from its brethren. It will certainly not make you embarrassed if you’re bent on buying one. That is always a significant pro; because, let’s face it, not many consumers want to own ugly gadgets. Except, maybe, if their performance is so stellar that looks don’t matter. But that’s rare, anyway.
Free software updates
The screen of the device is a 5″. So you will be able to see what you need and want without feeling like you were looking at a very small lens. The main menu did not make life hard for us when we wanted to customize the main menu. It was a real pleasure to play with this option. And so very easy. We ended up, in tests, to create a completely new menu that was to our liking. This option was a great one for also reducing function search in this review.
The maps that are already included with the Nüvi 2565LM are programmed for updates. Due to this, you won’t feel left out of important upgrades. It’s all free. This updates can be downloaded four times a year.
When you’re driving your car, you will want to call someone. You’re in luck: this device is ready for hands-free calling. We talked on our phone to a friend and at the same time could concentrate on the road ahead of us. Turn-by-turn directions are offered, these days, by most of the GPS systems. The ones featured on the Nuvi 2565LM use a very clear voice to direct you to your desired destination. Planning ahead has to be the easiest thing to do in the world with this product.
If you are stuck and have no clue where to turn, this device has a Lane info with junction view feature. Very useful. All the right lanes will appear on the screen. Similarly: if you’re injured or need to eat quickly, the product sports an emergency locator. Tools for travel are the following: currency converter, JPEG picture viewer, a calculator and many more.
nüRoute technology featuring myTrends predictive routing is a tool that will take you where you want without you mentioning it.
The Garmin Nuvi 2565LM is proof that GPS systems should still be taken into account. Thank something they are still being made.