Figure 13: Garmin nuvi 2350 LMT, Mounted in the Car
As with other Garmin nuvi units, mounting the 2350 in the car is a quick and simple matter that doesn't require any professional installation and takes less than 2 minutes. Attach the windshield mount to the glass, connect the power cable, dock the GPS, and you're ready to start navigating.
Figure 14: Connect the Vehicle Power Adapter
Plug in the power adapter/traffic receiver into your vehicle's cigarette lighter adapter.
Figure 15: Connecting the Vehicle Power Cable to the Windshield Mount
Connect the mini-USB end of the vehicle power cable to the back of the mount.
Figure 16: Attaching the Suction Cup Mount to the Windshield
Locate the area on the windshield where you want to mount the GPS, then press the suction cup mount against the glass and lower the locking lever into place to secure the mount to the windshield.
Figure 17: Placing the nuvi 2350 LMT into the Dock
Fit the bottom of the nuvi into the cradle, and tilt the GPS back towards the windshield until it snaps into place.
Figure 18: nuvi 2350 LMT, Mounted in the Car
Garmin's supplied windshield mount is simple, effective, and easy to use.
Figure 19: Main Menu
Power on the nuvi 2350, and within a few seconds the Main Menu appears, as shown above.
Figure 20: Main Menu
Let's take a closer look at the information displayed on the Main Menu:
Garmin's menu is uncluttered and easy to understand, and the text is large enough to be easily read from the drivers seat.
Figure 21: Map Screen
Whether navigating to a destination, or simply driving around, you'll spend most of your time with the nuvi 2350 looking at the Map Screen, shown above.
Let's take a closer look at the information displayed on the map:
Figure 22: Lane Guidance
The upcoming turn indicator (top left on the map screen) displays lane guidance information, when available.
When approaching highway intersections, this indicator shows which lane (or lanes) you should be driving in.
Tapping this icon displays the Next Turn page and repeats the last verbal navigation instruction.
Figure 23: Turn List
The turn list can be viewed by tapping on the text bar (the horizontal green bar across the top of the Map Screen). Each turn can be selected to view a more detailed view of the turn, or the Lane Assist view if available.
Touch any turn in the list to display a more detailed view of the maneuver, as shown below:
Figure 24: Upcoming Turn
The "Next Turn" page displays a 2D split-screen view of the turn, along with the distance and time to the turn.
Tapping the up/down arrows in the lower-right portion of the screen cycles through the upcoming turns, one at a time. Voice prompts are also announced as each turn is viewed.
Figure 25: Trip Information Screen
Touching the Speed data field on the Map screen brings up the trip information page, shown above. This screen displays a running counter of various statistics about the "trip", or since it was last reset, including arrival time, distance, average and maximum speed.
If you have configured a vehicle profile via the ecoRoute features (discussed later in this review), fuel usage is also displayed.
Figure 26: Select Data to Display
Tapping the lower-left data field allows you to select the information you'd like to see displayed in the data field on the map screen.
Figure 26: Set Speed Limit
If you find yourself driving on a road where the nuvi 2350 has the incorrect speed limit, you can manually set a new speed limit for that road by tapping the speed limit icon on the map. Then use the Set Speed Limit screen, shown above, to save a new speed limit for the current road.