The Garmin Nuvi 2460LMT is a well-designed GPS unit with a built-in speaker and microphone that allows users to talk hands free using Bluetooth technology. This feature allows users to keep their eyes focused on the road and traffic hazards, which is much safer than being focused on the phone. It is an entry-level model that retails for between $250 and $300, but has most of the features that users would expect from a high-end GPS unit.
The Garmin Nuvi 2460LMT is rectangular and is surrounded by a black exterior casing. The corners of the unit are carefully rounded to help users avoid snagging on purses or backpacks. It weighs about 6.8 ounces and its dimensions are 5.4 inches wide by 3.3 inches high by .6 inches thick. This unit is equipped with a simple touchscreen menu and a resolution of 480×272 pixels. The graphics are crisp and easy to see with the white backlight and bold icons with WQVGA coloration.
Garmin offers their GPS owners targeted traffic and map updates for the life of their unit, and they update their maps at least four times each year to ensure that street names and other details are always correct. The speech recognization feature is extraordinary and allows users to easily operate the unit without touching it or taking their hands of the road if they choose. The Garmin Nuvi 2460LMT also has integrated Bluetooth technology that features a load speaker and built-in microphone. It can easily be connected to almost any cell phone. Garmin Nuvi units have a zoomlock feature and most units automatically zoom in when approaching each turn.
Users of this Garmin GPS unit praise the speech recognization software because it recognizes almost any voice instantly and is very easy to operate using voice commands. The bright display and large icons are another feature that if appreciated by users. Garmin uses nuroute technology and myTrends to predict the fastest routes for users to take. They can choose to be routed by the shortest distance or the shortest time.
There are a few drawbacks to using the Garmin Nuvi 2460LMT. Some users don’t like the fact that this unit doesn’t have an option for three dimensional graphics and the maps could be more detailed. Some users have also commented that the unit takes more than a minute to start up, but works very well after it gets going.
Garmin offers their users excellent customer service and units that are very well-designed. Some GPS units are difficult to navigate using voice commands, but the Garmin 2460LMT understands many different voices with ease and makes voice navigation a snap. Addresses and routes can easily be saved without even looking at the screen, which is much safer for driving. The interface is easy to navigate and most users can figure out how to use most features without even reading the manual. Most GPS manuals are other support materials are available online. Garmin also offers excellent support to their customer via phone, email or web chat.