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Garmin nuvi 2517LM

Product Code: GN2517

Garmin nuvi 2517 LM car satnav has a 5 inch touchscreen which features maps of UK and Ireland which are free to update for the lifetime of the satnav. On screen information includes the speed limit for most major roads, your vehicle speed and estimated arrival time at your destination.

The nuvi 2517 also comes equipped with Active Lane Guidance, actual road signs, and photos of junction layouts helping you to get in the correct lane at busy, complicated road junctions. The nuvi 2517 is bluetooth compatible for handsfree calls. Speed cameras subscription is include free for the first year.

Garmin nuvi 2517LM has been discontinued.

Accessories, spares and parts are still available for your nuvi 2517, as are the road maps.

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The Garmin nuvi 2517LM is an in-car sat nav with a 5 inch bright touchscreen which you can pinch-to-zoom. Maps included with the nuvi 2517 are Full UK and Ireland maps which are free to update for the Lifetime of the sat nav device.

On-screen information is displayed without obstructing the navigation view of the road map so you will always know where you are going. The Garmin nuvi 2517 LM will display speed limit for almost every major road, current speed, estimated time of arrival and current street. Furthermore Up Ahead feature also recommends nearby services, food, fuel and cash machines along your journey as they become in close range of your vehicle.

Garmin Real Directions is a feature that announces directions turn-by-turn using recognisable landmarks that you will see such as buildings and traffic lights. So for example, you may be advised by the sat nav to "turn left after the petrol station" making it easier to identify where your next turn is.

Active Lane Guidance refers to spoken instructions at exits and junctions. Brightly coloured arrows on-screen will also help guide you. Furthermore BirdsEye junction view and photoReal Junction will assist you by displaying junctions, exits, surrounding landscapes and real road signs along your route. If your destination is complex to find such as a specific terminal at an Airport or a particular shop at a shopping centres Direct Access feature will help to guide you to the exact location. For example, if you enter the location of a John lewis at a shopping centre Direct Access will guide you to the correct part of the shopping centre to ensure you reach your destination and do not have too far to walk.

The nuvi 2517 is also Bluetooth compatible so that you can connect with a Smartphone to use make and receive Handsfree calls. The nuvi has an in-built speaker and microphone to make this possible.

Smartphone connectivity is possible to a Smartphone with the Gamrin nuvi 2517 LM. There is a Garmin App called smartphone Link App which can access Foursquare that enables you find and view POIs, ratings of restaurants and hours of service of shops in the local area. You could also save the location where you parked your car to make locating it easier and you can also send locations and addresses from your phone to your nuvi. Further Premium services from the Garmin Live Services include real-time weather radar and live road-traffic-cameras. You can also save your favourite traffic video cameras if you regularly want to see how fast-flowing the traffic is along a particular stretch of road.

Speed camera locations are included with the Garmin nuvi 2517LM and you can (via subscription) update this database using the unique Cyclops speed camera database. On approach to a speed cameras location overspeed warnings and speed limit information is also displayed. Included in the Cyclops database are locations for fixed, mobile, variable limit, average speed cameras, temporary, mobile zones and red light speed cameras. New or moved cameras are constantly tracked and Cyclops checks and updates its central database daily.

The Garmin 2517 navigator also contains a speed limit database for most major roads across Europe and the device displays your vehicles’ speed.

Garmin nuvi 2517 Car Sat Nav FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 2517LM that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our car sat nav FAQs for questions from other customers and visitors. Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Garmin nuvi 2517LM Features

‣View routes on the 5-inch touchscreen
‣Street-level here mapping for UK and Ireland
‣Enjoy FREE lifetime map
‣Includes Cyclops speed camera locations for FREE preloaded. Updates to this database are available.
‣Voice activated navigation
‣3D Terrain view and 3D Landmarks.
‣Displays speed limit for most major roads, current speed and time of arrival
‣Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompts
‣Speaks street names e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500ft."
‣8-digit postcode - navigate using full UK postcode search
‣Active Lane Guidance guides to proper lane for navigation
‣PhotoReal Junction view displays junction signs
‣Auto re-route fast off-route and detour recalculation
‣Choice of route setup - faster time, shorter distance, off road
‣Auto sort multiple destinations - provides most direct route
‣Speed limit indicator - displays speed limit for most major roads
‣Route avoidance - avoid highways, tolls etc
‣Bluetooth enabled for hands-free calls.
‣Garmin App called Smartphone Link enables access to premium services such as weather radar and view from live traffic cameras.
‣World travel clock, currency and unit converter, calculator
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery - up to 2.5 hours
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database - includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee


Garmin 2517LM is a plug-and-play sat nav that can be set up and removed in seconds. The nuvi 2517LM is powered by an in-car charger that plugs and powers via your vehicles cigarette lighter adaptor. A suction cup mount and cradle attaches to your vehicles windscreen to provide a secure base to view the units screen and navigational instructions. Both the car charger and windscreen mount are in the box when you buy the nuvi 2517LM from ActiveGPS.

Map Coverage

Garmin nuvi 2517LM is preloaded with street-level here maps (formely NAVTEQ) for UK and Ireland. To view the map coverage for a specific country or region please click the following links for more details: UK and Ireland.

If you'd like to buy additonal maps for another region (outside of the nuvi 2517 preloaded UK and Ireland map region). e.g. Europe, North America or Australia and New Zealand.

What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)

‣Garmin nuvi 2517LM
‣Preloaded City Navigator NT mapping for UK and Ireland
‣Lifetime maps
‣Vehicle suction cup mount
‣USB cable
‣Quick start manual

Garmin nuvi 2517 Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin nuvi 2517? View the full range. All parts are genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 2517.

Accessories available to purchase include a 5-inch slip case, mains power charger, a weighted dashboard mount and BC 30 reversing camera. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger. View all of the nuvi 2517 accessories here.

Garmin nuvi 2517 Maps

Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 2517 view them all here. All mapping comes on microSD card with SD card adaptor and is genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 2517. Countries available to buy include: South America, Eastern Africa and South East Asia.

Garmin nuvi 2517 Questions and Answers

Question: Do you sell replacement batteries for a Garmin nuvi 2517LM?

Answer: We do not sell replacement batteries for the Garmin nuvi 2517LM. As far as we are aware to replace the battery in your Garmin nuvi 2517LM sat nav you will need to send the unit to Garmin.

Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 2517? Submit your question via our contact page.

Garmin nuvi 2517LM Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 5-inch, WVGA colour TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 2.5 hours (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 137mm, Height - 83mm, Depth - 19mm
‣Weight: 188g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
‣Garmin nuvi 2517LM manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Why buy from us?

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

Page updated: 25th January 2019


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