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Pros / It has voice recognition software, an extremely practical and safety-conscious feature in a car GPS.

Cons / It has a lower screen resolution than other top options.

 Verdict / The Garmin nuvi 2589LMT is preloaded with numerous premium features, making it one of the best navigation GPS units you can buy.

The Garmin nuvi 2589LMT is a navigation GPS with a time-tested design and premium features. For its exceptional functionality and ease of use, the nuvi 2589LMT is our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award winner in our comparison of the best GPS navigators.

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  • Screen Size
  1. This is the size of the screen alone, not the entire device, on the diagonal, like how a TV or smartphone is measured.
    Larger is Better.
  2. 3  Garmin nuvi 2589LMT
    5.0 in.
  3. 7.0 in.
  4. 7.0 in.
  5. Category Average
    5.4 in.

Destination

Garmin preloads the nuvi 2589LMT with an industry-leading 10 million points of interest. Its POIs include things like restaurants, gas stations, hotels and stores. You can search for them by category or by location. With third-party integrations – like Foursquare – many of the destinations you navigate to will have reviews displayed on screen. It even lets you program in your own points of interest, like your house. You can add multiple stops to your commute, and the device automatically sorts them according to the order they’ll appear in.

Design

The GPS system comes in a black plastic chassis and features a 5-inch touchscreen display. The display has a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels, which is less than the best navigation GPS we reviewed. However, you won’t be using this display to watch movies or play games, so this resolution is more than adequate.

The touchscreen uses capacitive technology, which is the same touchscreen technology used in smartphones. This means that the nuvi 2589LMT is considerably more responsive than its counterparts that use the old resistive touchscreens.

If you need to add more maps to the nuvi 2589LMT, you do so through a micro-SD card slot. This expands the memory of the device and allows it to hold more maps simultaneously. The device’s screen works in both vertical and horizontal orientation, letting you choose whichever you prefer.

The device gets power from your cigarette lighter port, but it also has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that powers the device for two hours when it’s unplugged. This allows you to use your car’s power port to charge something else if needed.

Help & Support

The nuvi 2589 ships with a one-year warranty, which is standard for the industry. Garmin also offers email and phone customer support. For the quickest customer care, we recommend calling support.

Summary

The Garmin nuvi 2589LMT is loaded with all the features you’ll need in a navigation GPS. It gives you all of the essential features, along with a capacitive touchscreen and voice-activated navigation. Its many navigational capabilities and ease of use make it one of the best car GPS devices on the market.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Design

Ease of Use Score
A-
Screen Resolution (pixels)
480 x 272
Screen Size (inches)
5
Screen Type
Capacitive
Battery Life
2 Hours

Destination

Built-In Points of Interest
10 Million
Auto-Sort Multiple Destinations
Custom Points of Interest

Navigation

Preloaded Maps
USA, Mexico, Canada
Lifetime Maps & Traffic Alerts
Voice-Activated Navigation
Route Avoidance
Speed Limit Indicator
Lane Assistance

Help & Support

Direct Support
Phone, Email
Warranty
1 Year
Online Resources