Replacing the Garmin Nuvi Suction Cup Mount

Garmin has been providing the same basic mount with their Nuvi GPS models since the beginning when they introduced the Garmin Nuvi 350.  Unlike the older StreetPilot series, the Nuvi was much thinner versus the brick sized Streetpilot line and the suction cup mount, pictured within this article, was a bit new to Garmin.  That old Streetpilot was a large heavy unit, so the larger Streetpilots were typically used with a dashboard mount.  In fact, I don’t recall if a suction cup mount was even available. So you’re probably reading this article because, as the title indicates, you need to replace … Read more

Garmin dezl 570LMT Truck and Car Mounts

The Garmin dezl 570LMT is Garmin’s annual truck GPS refresh of their 5″ screen model. This GPS includes many features including lifetime traffic, bluetooth and voice recognition. This upgraded model includes extra-loud, enhanced speakers to deliver clearly spoken, turn-by-turn directions that are loud enough to be heard over road noise.  The GPS has features that are useful for truckers such as routes customized towards the weight of the vehicle, truck stops and other information (such as bridge heights).  The Garmin dezl 570LMT includes features to permit the driver to enter their hours of service and related information such as number of miles driven in … Read more

Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT Car and Truck Mounts

The Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT is the first of the company’s GPS line to have a backup camera.  It looks like Garmin might be trying to introduce some new value added features to their aging Nuvi line.  We have seen backup cameras on a few models in Europe but this is a first for Garmin.  While certainly not a substitute for turning your head to check for oncoming vehicles, a backup camera is useful for backing into spaces to ensure you will not hit the object behind you.  The 2798LMT sports a lot of nice features including a big 7″ screen, lifetime map updates, integrated … Read more

Garmin dezl 770LMTHD Car and Truck Mounts

The Garmin dezl 770LMTHD is Garmin’s annual truck GPS refresh in the 7″ screen market. The 7-inch pinch-to-zoom display operates similarly to what you would find on any smartphone.  This GPS includes a lot of premium features including lifetime traffic, bluetooth and voice recognition.  The traffic that’s available for this GPS includes the HD version which is a bit more complete and accurate versus the standard that was available with the predecessor which was the 760LMT.  The GPS has features that are useful for truckers such as routes customized towards the weight of the vehicle, truck stops and other information (such as bridge heights). … Read more

Garmin Nuvi 2789LMT Motorcycle and Car Mounts

In what has become a niche market for larger GPS units, the Garmin Nuvi 2789LMT is Garmin’s 2015 entry in the 7″ screen market.  The 7-inch pinch-to-zoom display operates similarly to what you would find on any smartphone.  This GPS includes a lot of premium features including lifetime traffic, bluetooth and voice recognition.  The GPS also integrates with Foursquare for restaurants and entertainment although you will likely use your smartphone for this purpose instead of the Nuvi. We’ll review mounting options in a bit.  Like other Garmin traffic enabled GPS devices, guard the cable with your life.  Your traffic subscription is tied to the … Read more

Garmin Nuvi 2539LMT, 2559LMT, 2589LMT, 2599LMTHD Motorcycle and Car Mounts

This line of GPS models was introduced by Garmin in 2015.  Featuring a 5-inch display with pinch to zoom similar to what is found on a smartphone.  All of these GPS units have a lifetime subscription to map updates and traffic.  The Garmin Nuvi 2539LMT is the base model with maps of North America and least expensive.   The Garmin Nuvi 2559LMT adds maps of Europe plus bluetooth capability.  The Garmin Nuvi 2589LMT has everything the 2559LMT has plus voice activated navigation.  Finally the Garmin Nuvi 2599LMTHD has everything just mentioned plus HD digital traffic which is useful if you … Read more