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.
Lifetime map updates, Lane assist and junction view
Highly recommended. The only trouble I had with my test unit was that it wouldn't connect to the computer once. But after I used it in the car, I was able to bring it in and connect it with no problem. This is a basic navigator but it has all the features most people will need. An improved mounting system and faster processor mark the most significant updates since the nuvi 50LM.
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.
Decent unit, but EasyMenu hurts functionality
Overall, not a bad unit, but I'm bummed by some of the old functionality that is not available. In the end, the lack of 2d map w/ "up == direction of travel" made me decide to return this and pick up an XXL 540, which has the old (non-Easy) Menu. Hoping this meets my needs better.
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.
Excellent overall design, screen quality and navigation on the road
The Garmin Nuvi 3790T/LMT is hands down the best GPS I've ever used offering a new brighter, higher quality view into the world of GPS navigation. The thin design, higher definition, multi-touch screen and the ability to rotate the screen to portrait or landscape gives the user a great overall experience. Underlying the design is a solid navigation experience that I have come to expect from a top name in the industry.
Gorgeous, bright screen
The 3790 models feel like a work of art; the screen is drop dead gorgeous. Routing has been significantly improved with the addition of historical road speed data (trafficTrends). I expect that a couple of my complaints (the missing Near option for voice commands and multi-destination routing bugs) can be fixed with firmware updates, but the core functionality is very good.
High-resolution multitouch screen
Expensive dedicated GPS device is pleasing to use and has a multitude of features, including a high-resolution multitouch screen. Expensive dedicated GPS device is pleasing to use and has a multitude of features, including a high-resolution multitouch screen. This premium GPS device packs plenty of features, but you can find many of them on lower-cost products, too.
The Garmin nuvi 3790T is drop-dead gorgeous. If you're willing to pay its premium price you'll get a navigation device that not only looks good, but offers excellent build quality, a great screen and what we think is the best overall navigational experience of any GPS unit on the market.
The Garmin nuvi 3790T is one of the few sat-navs we've come across that elicits desire before you've even turned it on. Fortunately, when you do, the attractive looks are matched by a capable set of features as well. If you're a regular rush hour commuter or travel frequently for business, we'd still recommend a TomTom device with HD Traffic, as this is noticeably more effective than vanilla RDS-TMC for avoiding jams.
The Nuvi 3790T is a nicely designed GPS with a sleek, light case, and the 800 by 480 screen packs a lot of information onto the display. But for the device's premium price of $450, I would have expected advertising-free live traffic and lifetime map updates, since competing products priced at around $200 offer these features.
FM traffic compatible(receiver and lifetime traffic included).
It's said that competition makes you stronger, and that appears to be the case with the new Nuvi 3700-series from Garmin. Garmin has always been aggressive about introducing new models, but the onslaught of smartphone competition in the turn-by-turn navigation space appears to have put Garmin in an even higher gear. The market wants very thin devices, with high-resolution touchscreens.
Adaptable- comes with myTrends and trafficTrends capabilities
The Garmin nuvi 3790T would be the nearly-perfect navigational system had Garmin reinforced the thin and sometimes flimsy device platform, as well as taken steps to alert consumers of the pop-up ads. Many consumers purchase the GPS with "lifetime traffic updates" thinking that they paid enough money for the device that no ads should be displayed. Needless to say, if you don't mind the occasional ribbon-size ad showing up every now and then, then this is perhaps a good choice.
Strong customization options
The Garmin nuvi 2555LMT is a mid-range unit in Garmin's 2012 nuvi Advanced series line. One of the more significant refreshes in recent years, the Advanced series adds several new customization options, improved search functionality and Exit Services. All models in the Advanced series come with preloaded maps of the US, Canada and Mexico. The 2555LMT offers all this along with an extra-wide 5" screen, lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates.
Extensive junction view and lane assist coverage
Even with my love of powered mounts (missing here), the nuvi Advanced series rocks. New (and very useful) customization options, exit services and other strong features will tempt many nuvi owners to upgrade. It looks like Garmin has another winner.
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