Daddy Digger is on the road quite a bit for work. His commute to and from work puts him right at the heart of the city rush hour on a daily basis. He does go through some dangerous areas on his route and I would always get nervous if he had to do a detour because of traffic and getting lost. Not anymore though, because he now has the Garmin® nüvi® 2455LMT GPS Receiver in his car!
Garmin® nüvi® 2455LMT GPS Receiver
Whether you’re driving through an unfamiliar city or on your daily commute, nüvi 2455LMT makes your trip easier than ever before. It includes free lifetime traffic and map updates, advanced lane guidance and more.
View routes on the 4.3″ (10.92 cm) touchscreen
Enjoy free lifetime map and traffic updates
Avoid traffic tie-ups with 3D traffic and subscription-free live traffic updates
Know which lane to be in thanks to advanced lane guidance with exclusive photoReal junction view
Use in portrait or landscape mode
See what’s coming ahead with Enhanced Exit Services
Get fast route calculations and address look ups with Garmin Guidance 2.0
He has been testing out his new Garmin nüvi 2455LMT for a few weeks now. When it arrived the first thing he did was plug it in to the computer and run through all of the Garmin map updates to be sure it was up-to-date. The process was very simple and within 30 minutes he was done.
The reciever was easy to install using the suction cup bracket and you can position the screen pretty much wherever you like. His absolute favorite feature is the free traffic updates and 3D Traffic that not only warns you of traffic jams but it will guide him around them.
Another favorite feature is the Garmin photoReal junction view – it gives you a real view of what an interchange looks like so you know what lane you need to be in. Which is great for the more difficult interchanges. For some reason, I always envision interchanges on the right, which most are, but every once and a while there is one on the left and you end up having to hurry and get over a few lanes of traffic to make your exit. You can avoid all that with the Garmin 2455LMT!
The interface is very user-friendly and typing in your destination address or point of interest is easy because the 4.3 touchscreen is responsive and you don’t end up having to try hitting the same key multiple times.
You can use it in portrait or landscape mode, we prefer landscape mode not sure why you would want portrait but the option is nice to have. The size of the screen is perfect, not too small and not to big. I hate bulky screens on the dashboard that end up blocking a large portion of your vision.
The Garmin nüvi 2455LMT also comes with free lifetime map updates so you won’t end up with out dated maps and have to pay a fee to get it updated. It all comes free! You just need to download the Garmin map updates software and you’ll be able to run it on your computer and update your GPS map.
It also has some fun features including custom voices some are really silly like a Yeti, Dr. Nightmare and Squirrely or customize your vehicle with a Monster Truck, Wallace and Gromit Truck, Spongebob or Dora. I think I’m going to switch ours to Dora, Baby Digger will get a kick out of that!
We really like it because it’s easy to use and it helps him get to and from work faster. It gives me peace of mind too because I know he isn’t going to get lost. Daddy Digger uses it daily.
We also have a few summer trips planned and it will come in very handy for getting us to our destinations. I would definitely recommend it to anyone – it is great for a daily commute, running errands or trips.
The Garmin nüvi 2455LMT 4.3″ GPS Receiver is available at Radio Shack for $179.99