Garmin iQue 3600 still the best integrated PDA/GPS unit
16 October 2010
Summary: The iQue 3600 integrates the GPS and PDA functions marvellously. I bought my first one the year it was released (2004) and have become completely dependent. I have tried a number of other solutions but keep coming back to the iQue 3600. I have purchased a couple extras so that if my original ever dies I'll be able to fire up another one and I'm good to go.
Summary: I have had one of these for years. The only down side is the the battery, it just is not enough to use it for more than a couple or few hours. Use it with the car kit and it is great. The OEM car kit has a speaker built in to it that is great (the units tiny speaker can not compete really with road noise. once in awhile it may freeze and you have to re-set it; other than that the only time I have ever had a problem it turned out to be the SD card and not the 3600.
Summary: I love Garmin GPS products and the PDA function of this device is great also. As long as you keep it charged and do not let the battery die it is a great product. I do not like the dash mount that does not suction cup to the window. I had this product for 3 years now and it slides across the dashboard. I had to purchase the suction cup with makes it 100% better. It also fits right into my purse for easy travel.
Summary: Realize that this unit is discontinued and probably with good reason: it just doesn't hold up. My first one lost the ability to find any satellite signals. To Garmin's great credit they replaced it even 'though it was several months out of warranty. No argument, didn't even have to ask, they just did it which leads me to believe that they knew they had problems with the design of this unit.
Summary: This is a great PDA and GPS receiver in one. I have been using this for 3 weeks and I love it. The only problem is that it requires a soft reset atleast twice a week (pda crashes). It provides routing and voice prompts. It does provide optimal routing 75% of the time. Overall good product.
Summary: Ive had this PDA for about 2 months and over all it has been very useful. The 2 drawbacks are that the battery life if poor if you dont turn the back light to a low brightness level and that the SD slot is not SDIO compatible so there is no chance of using a wifi 802.11b card to surf the net. The M3, M5, and ique 3200 are all SDIO compatible but the 3600 isnt for some reason. It does however vibrate which is an option that most PDA's dont have.
Summary: The product was received in a timely fashion and was exactly as advertised. Hardware is top quality. Software is equally so. Only quality which prevented me from assigning the fifth star was the lack of display screen brightness to be seen easily while sitting on the dashboard of a vehicle with a large windshield. Otherwise the unit met my every expectation. PDA software is better than average but the crowning glory of the unit is the quality of the mapping system.
Good design, works well, battery and support not so good
T. Padgett "Ted Padgett", Amazon
11 February 2006
Summary: I've had an iQue 3600 (bought the bundle and recommend you do, too) for about two years. I did not realize how good the Garmin was until I rented a car with Hertz' GPS. Right out of the box you'll see the iQue 3600 uses a "portrait" screen, as opposed to the "landscape" used on most of the GPS I've seen. When I travel, I'm going forward and want to know what's ahead, rather than what's on the side. The portrait screen is the logical way to build a GPS.