Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT Portable GPS With Backup Camera



Updated 03-09-2018

Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT Portable GPS Review

The Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT Portable GPS With Backup Camera is a combined GPS navigation system with a backup camera that can be used to help you park. The number of features that is has makes it one of the best GPS devices on the market today. The maps that it contains are very detailed and you can be confident that wherever you are driving in North America, you will be able to navigate there with ease.

Garmin GPS sets the industry standards no questions asked. However, each Garmin GPS is unique and has special features. The Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT Portable GPS was one of our favorite GPS systems to review. It is quicker then other Garmin GPS, it has a better picture quality then other similar priced GPS. And it is packed with a number of great features.

Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT Portable GPS Features

– Automatically updates with the latest information about the roads you will be driving on.
– Gives directions related to buildings and landmarks rather than street names which are sometimes hard to see.
– Detailed images are provided of junctions which makes it easier to merge off and onto different roadways.
– Choice of navigation through the touch screen interface or through voice recognition.
– Syncs with phones via Bluetooth and allows you to make hands free calls.
– Links with your smartphone so that you are able to locate where you have parked more easily.

Detailed Maps with Free Updates

nüvi 2798LMT arrives with a bright 7.0″ display and loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime¹ map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps available, points of interest (POIs) and navigation information. New maps are available for download with no fees.

With so much data, nüvi 2798LMT makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. nüvi 2798LMT arrives preloaded with POIs, so there’s no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one — or many — and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs to your nüvi 2798LMT.

Wireless Backup Camera Included

Nüvi 2798LMT comes bundled with the BC 20 wireless backup camera. Easily spot vehicles, pedestrians and other obstructions right on your screen as you back up your vehicle. The transmitter will send camera footage to nüvi 2798LMT from up to 45 ft (13.7 m) away. Professional installation recommended.

Garmin Traffic

The Nüvi 2798LMT features Garmin Traffic to help you spend more time on the move. With Garmin Traffic, your driving map remains onscreen at all times. Traffic alerts appear to the side of your map and messages are spoken, too. Garmin Traffic can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route. Garmin Traffic is voice activated, so it responds to spoken requests. Lifetime traffic² entitles your nüvi 2798LMT to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.

Make Hands-free Calls

Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to nüvi 2798LMT for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Stow your phone in a glove compartment, pocket or purse and still make and take calls without moving your hands from the steering wheel or your eyes from the road.

Smartphone Link Compatible

Smartphone Link³ is a free mobile app that connects your nüvi 2798LMT with your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone. When paired, your nüvi 2798LMT can use your phone’s existing data plan to share information — such as where you parked, POIs and your destination.

Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services⁴, useful real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.

Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice

The Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT Portable GPS redefines “spoken turn-by-turn directions” with Garmin Real Directions, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. No more stress from trying to read street names. Garmin Real Voice is refined speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly voice. Garmin Real Directions and Garmin Real Voice are features that are only available in our line of GPS navigators.

Comprehensive Driving Guidance You See and Hear

Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape. Brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane to drive. Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.

More Information at a Glance

The nüvi 2798LMT GPS keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply ask or touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.

The Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nüvi 2798LMT also shows school zone warnings.

One-stop Device Management

Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.

Garmin Nüvi 2798LMT Portable GPS Pros And Cons

– The device has all the features that you would expect from a Garmin GPS and is easy to use due to the familiar interface, and the voice recognition.
– Detailed maps that update automatically with no need to pay for further updates.
– Live traffic updates so you can avoid delays to your journey.
– The 7″ screen is easy to see and can even be seen clearly in direct sunlight.
– The quality of the camera is not that high in low light situations but it will still perform the task that you need it to as you can still clearly identify any obstacles.
– The installation of the backup camera can be quite difficult and Garmin do recommend that it is installed by a professional which is a service you may have to pay for.


This Garmin Nüvi GPS device has a number of features that make it so much more than just a standard navigation system. It can be of great benefit to you in all aspects of your journey, such as if you need to make a phone call, or need to park in a tight space once you have reached your destination. As it provides information about the services that are nearby, you do not have to worry about finding a restaurant or rest stop, as the device will let you know when there is one in the vicinity. This can make planning your journey a whole lot easier.

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