The Retina-Like GPS, Superb, Lightweight, Just Great!!!
All in all, this is really a great step up. I highly recommend it. I wasn't sure it would have been a major upgrade from the 3590, but I am pleasantly surprised that it is and more. Your smartphone map app or GPS app can't compete with this beauty.
You will enjoy using this new flagship unit from Garmin.
Traffic announcements, Active lane guidance
The new magnetic mount and various new features (up ahead, traffic announcements, active lane guidance) are great additions to the Prestige line. Unfortunately the poorer than expected Bluetooth and voice command don't measure up. Hopefully those issues can be resolved with a firmware update.
Good-looking capacitive display
Overall the GPS did a good job at doing what it is designed to do. It has an easy-to-navigate interface that's made even easier to use by voice commands. Finding destinations using the search feature was easy and accurate. The Nuvi always chose the quickest, most logical routes and displayed accurate traffic data. Despite all that, we do cringe at the $350 retail price tag.
Multi-touch screen lets you pinch/zoom/double-tap
If you already own one of Garmin's higher-end nuvi models purchased within the last 2 years, the 3590 LMT probably isn't compelling enough to warrant upgrading. If you don't already have a GPS, or are looking to upgrade an older/lower-end model, the 3590 LMT is a solid navigator packed with virtually every feature available on a Garmin GPS: 5-inch screen, traffic, free map updates, multi-touch gesture support, voice command, Bluetooth and much more.
Lifetime European maps and RDS-TMC traffic
The Garmin nuvi 3590 LMT is a high-quality, feature-rich sat-nav. As we've commented before with regard to the Garmin smartphone app and the nuLink 2320, the Live services do get a bit pricey. If you purchased all of them, you would be paying £62.24 a year, which is significantly more than TomTom currently charges for its LIVE services.
Excellent voice command functionality
This 7" model is a welcome addition to the nuvi line and I'm going to cautiously recommend it. If it wasn't for the Bluetooth issue I might deem it the best nuvi yet. Hopefully that will be fixed with a firmware update in the near future. In addition to the giant screen, the most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements.
Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
Nuvi 2797LMT 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.
Nuvi 2797LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nuvi 2797LMT also shows school zone warnings.
Garmin needs to speed up on programming
It's my second Garmin. The unit is great. But it took long journey to set it up. Registration and downloading software was easy though after updating the map, always receiving the error message:"Cannot unlock the map." Checked the forum and found lots people had the same issue which might be caused by using multiple units.
Strong customization options
Overall the nuvi 3490LMT is a nice model. Hopefully the HD traffic reception issues will be resolved over time. For myself and for now, I'd go with one of the 2x95LMT models over the 3490LMT. But folks who have to deal with traffic on a daily basis may want to keep an eye on the forums and see how quickly the traffic reception issues are resolved.
Capacitive touch tech
Beyond the core nav features, there are plenty of frills, too. There's fully hands-free voice control, for instance, which is the best such system we've tried, as well as lane guidance, a unit converter and much, much more. But it's the responsive screen and slick interface that really makes the Garmin nuvi 3490LMT a winner.
Very Good Unit with Bad Sound & Mount
Looks feels great, very sensitive quickly starts. Bad sound like any cheap cell phone, painful mount keep dropping if you don't make sure it snapped properly. BTW release button is at the bottom if that touches the bottom unit drops. What irritates me it takes few try may be a drop or two of unit (thats not good) before unit snaps to the mount and you keep touching screen Ooops!!!! , it's not easy for me tho. Wait for price drop if you can :)
Easy to use, all controls are obvious
The TomTom XL 350 is a GPS receiver for people who frequently need to get where they are going in a hurry. It gives you advanced notice on the highway which lane you need to be in, and has fast route re-calculation when you go in a direction you aren't supposed to.
Generous database of 7 million POIs
Though the XL 350-TM lacks a Bluetooth phone interface, the subscription free lifetime built-in traffic, and lifetime map updates makes this product one of the best values on the market. If you're thinking of buying one of the other XL 350 models, do yourself a favor skip a Starbucks or two and buy the TM version. You'll be set for life.
The TomTom XL 350 TM is at the top of the XL 350 series that TomTom has inserted into the heart of its dedicated car GPS lineup. Above it are the large-screen (5-inch diagonal) XXL models and the premium "Go" and "Live" models with features such as Bluetooth connectivity to mobile phones for hands-free calling, and real-time Internet connectivity.
The TomTom XL 350 TM is a new GPS unit that offers free real-time traffic updates and free lifetime map updates. It also has a larger 4.3-inch touchscreen display that's about an inch large than previous models. It has a great mapping interface and a huge POI database, but it lacks Bluetooth.
Excellent voice control
Garmin's nuvi 2360LT is a midrange sat-nav with plenty of features. It offers excellent voice control, full European maps, premium RDS-TMC traffic, and support for cityXplorer maps. It also has an accelerometer and compass, so will switch to portrait mode when held in this orientation, and can detect the direction you're facing when in pedestrian mode. However, although the price is good, there is increasing competition now that budget 5in models only cost a little over £100.
Menu system has been well designed and thought out
Do I need to say I am a fan of the nuvi 2360LT? I fear I will have to spend some of my hard earned income and buy one when Garmin inevitably ask for it to be returned. It offers all the features that are core to navigation and some ancillary ones that are truly useful such as ecoRoutes. The display is simple enough that it provides all the information you need, at a glance, without any of the fluff and decoration that adds nothing to the task.
Buttons and menu selections are physically easy to work with
The Nuvi 1450LMT is a portable global positioning system receiver from Garmin that offers a step-up from the company's standard 1450 and 1450T models. Including free lifetime map and traffic updates, this model can be updated once every three months to ensure to the most-up-to-date location information.
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