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.
Up ahead feature, Customization options
With the exception of the poor Bluetooth sound quality, the 2597LMT is a worthy successor to last year's 2595LMT. The most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements. Is it worth it to get the 2597LMT over the 2557LMT, given the Bluetooth issue? For me the answer would be yes, since I am often out on the road alone and the voice command feature works very well. Except for that nagging Bluetooth issue, the 2597LMT is one of the best nuvis yet.
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.
Very rugged, and well made
I never had a GPS with window mount before, I always used the sandbag style one, and I recommend it for this GPS as well, since the mount comes off in a hot car. But even though it fell the windshield of and hit the Console of the car, it shows no visible damage, and it has happened 3 times in 1 month so far. Cudos to Garmin for making the finish as durable as it is, but offering the sandbag mount as an alternative would have been nice.
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.
Like it very much
I bought this knowing it has been previously used but when they said it was in very good condition and that it might come with completely everything..i was a bit nervous. When it arrived, i was greatful to see the item looked brand new and came with everything it would have if it were new. I am extremely happy with this product as well as the description it had from amazon. Thank u!
Lifetime traffic is still supported
The only model in Garmin's nuvi lineup that offers road map coverage for Europe is the nuvi 2475LT. The feature list is extremely similar to the nuvi 2455LMT, but leaves out the lifetime map updates. Lifetime traffic is still supported, but covers North America only. Otherwise, the nuvi 2475LT adds a Bluetooth receiver with Smartphone Link, which allows your Android smartphone to become an interface extension of the GPS unit.
Good features, but kinda unreliable
The voice navigation is the worst I've seen in a GPS so far. The voice is clear and loud enough, but its annoying that you're stuck with only one voice choice. Worse though....its often inaccurate! For instance, it often says 'Continue 1 mile on main street' when it actually means 'Continue 1 mile UNTIL main street'. I've seen that happen alot with it. A few times I've seen it give turn directions slightly after I passed the street I was supposed to turn on.
Huge Screen & Lots of Route Flexibility
Lackluster windshield mount and a user interface that's getting long in the tooth aside, the RoadMate 9250T-LMB excels in the most important area: routing. It's easy to customize the route to avoid certain roads, maximize or minimize highway usage, or simply detour around a traffic jam for a few miles and then resume the planned route.
The huge 7-inch screen and support for the optional Magellan wireless backup camera will please RV/large vehicle drivers.
Decent GPS with one strange quirk
I've had this GPS for about a week and overall I'm happy. The display is nice and bright and easy to see in the sunlight. Using this device in portrait mode makes a lot of sense because you are typically more interested in what is in front of you rather than on the side of you. Information on the display is well thought out and very usable.
The GPS is super simple to use with a very logical user interface, and the POI coverage is pretty good.
Solidly built, and elegantly designed
TomTom's new GO 2505TM is a luxurious feeling device. Solidly built, and elegantly designed, all controls are performed via the bright, 5-inch multi-touch glass touchscreen. You can zip through menus with a swipe of your finger, or zoom in on the map by pinching your fingers. The new magnetic "Easy Click" windshield mount is outstanding, and will have you wondering why all vehicle mounts aren't designed this way.
Innovative magnetic mount is the best found on any auto GPS
I really like the TomTom GO 2505TM hardware, a lot. The bright capacitive touch screen and innovative magnetic mount are great improvements. TomTom has redone their interface and managed to make it fairly intuitive, keeping the best features of old and bringing in the new without causing too many problems in the process. No small feat.
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