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Old 10-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
Sprig OP
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Thumb Guide To: Understanding Garmin's Model Numbers

Hiyas!

I've wanted a new Garmin GPS for a few years now. Never could figure out what the model number meant, what features it had, what features I wanted, and why it was priced differently then a seemingly lesser model number.

Grab your web browser and point it to www.garmin.com
Navigate to the "Shop Automotive" section.
The Garmin web page will have a heading of "Home On the Road All Road Products Automotive"
Expand the "Feature" tab on the left side of the screen.
Select (check the box) that says "New (17)".
On the upper right hand side of the screen will be a blue arrow pointing down just to the right of the word "Price". Click the down triangle (this was easier for me to follow as the most expensive stays at the top of the page).
Scroll to the bottom of the page,
...do a lot of reading as you scroll up.

The first digit appears to always be the version of the navigation software.
The second digit appears to indicate the screen size.
An "L" indicates a "Lifetime Subscription"
An "M" indicates a "Map Subscription"
An "T" indicates a "Traffic Subscription"

I just purchased a 2595LMT for my NON-Motorcycle vehicle because of the 5" screen and Voice-activated navigation feature. The rest of the features are nice, but were not the primary reasons for purchase.

Hope this helps someone; I know I wish I had seen this info before spending hours to figure it out on my own.
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