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Garmin-nuvi-3490lmt-455502.33475993
8.9 out of 10

Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT

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Overall 4
4.0

Look nice but it does not proform well.

snblaw, Ebay
8 May 2014
  • Summary: The navigator has a lot of features, but the voice recognition feature works very poorly. I spent a lot of time (twice) with Garmin technical services. They were very nice but in the end they could not improve this feature. I do not have a speech nor an accent nor a speech impediment. When I tried to use this feature I would usually get a result that did not match my input. Additionally the Garmin would often provide a longer route to the destination.
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Overall 4
4.0

Digital 3D Traffic doesn't work properly

Mark Denne "markdenne", Amazon
17 May 2012
  • Summary: I live in LA. So for obvious reasons, high quality and up-to-date real-time traffic information is important to me. I purchased this unit to replace a Garmin 3790, which had proved disappointing. The 3790 uses Garmin's "3D Traffic" service which receives traffic data over standard FM radio. It updated too slowly. Sometimes it would take as long as 20 minutes after switch-on before its traffic data was fully loaded.
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Overall 4
4.0

disappointing GPS upgrade from Garmin

sleeplessnights, Amazon
17 February 2012
  • Summary: This is not going to be a lengthy review. I have owned a Garmin since 2007 and was excited to upgrade to the 3490LMT. I received it, tried it for a day and packed it up to ship back to Amazon. The voice recognition is simply not good and most of the time the unit gave me addresses in other states and was not even close to what I was asking for. I liked the idea of the 9mm thickness, that was a positive and the display brightness was excellent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked for a while.

layzurguy, Amazon
30 December 2011
  • Summary: Couldn't wait to get my new top of the line GPS. Having used Garmin GPS devices for many years, I was ready to be impressed. After registering, upgrading, and moving my favorites over to it, i mounted it in my truck and was ready to roll. i found that the voice activation worked best under VERY quiet conditions. It worked great for a week. I looked up at it one time and the streets were missing. Street names were there, but no lines for streets.
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Overall 4
4.0

Traffic Signal Not Received

Robert N., Newegg
23 December 2011
  • Summary: I do not go anywhere without a traffic connected GPS. I have owned and used the top of the line from TomTom (Go 2535 Live) and Garmin (1690, 2495LMT, 3490LMT), and even the old Dash system GPS. The best unit in current production is probably the Garmin 1695, but it lacks voice recognition (my familiarity is based on the 1690) .
  • Pros: Voice activation and recognition work well; blue tooth speakerphone is just enough; routing is ok, if you don't need real time traffic information; nice and thin (do we really care??)
  • Cons: Traffic signal is not received by the unit (based on comments in Garmin forums, this appears to be a known issue with the GTM 60 traffic receiver/power cable combination); FM coverage is spotty; FM receiver cable that lays across your dash-board could hold a boat anchor (the skinny little GPS unit looks silly by comparison); traffic information is not presented in an intuitive or even an intelligible way.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin Nuvi 4390LMT

F. Bosch, Amazon
8 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought that satnav for my partner but after testing it I think it is crap (expensive for what it is) Like many people reported in their review, downloading the maps from the Garmin website takes literally hours (even with a reasonably fast broadband connection). Garmin should start thinking about implementing multiple ftp servers to serve their customers loacated in different regions (EMEA, Europe, Asia and America).
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor sound quality and map information

dw, Amazon
14 May 2012
  • Summary: Having suffered poor reliability from a high-specification TomTom I decided to try another brand, so selected this high-end Garmin. The screen quality is excellent and it is easy to use, but the sound quality for directions I found very poor, and I found very hard to hear while driving, despite having a modern and quiet car. I downloaded a few extra voices but these didn't help. The sound was very muffled.
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Overall 4
4.0

NAVIGATION unbrauchbar!

Barbar von Baron von Barbarabar, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: Hauptfunktion NAVIGATION unbrauchbar! statt direkten Weg eine Menge Irrgänge, Zirkel usw. an offensichtlichen Stellen wo die Strasse einfach gerade geht! oder mitten auf der Autobahn - einfach ein unsinniger Vorschlag auszufahren. Ausschalten von Umleitungen bzw. Verkehrsmeldung helfen dabei auch nicht... verglichen mit einem "alten" GARMIN 1390 Pro schlägt das "intelligente" Gerät einfach unsinnige Routen vor (bei dem gleichen Kartenupdate 2014.10)!
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Overall 4
4.0

nüvi3490

ich, eTest-Wohnen
4 August 2013
Overall 4
4.0

Schick, aber doch eher enttäuschend

B. Wittmann, Amazon
29 September 2012
  • Summary: Positiv: Sprachsteuerung. Design. Niedriges Gewicht. Negativ: Display spiegelt stark, bei Tageslicht kaum erkennbar. Gewöhnungsbedürftige Sprachansagen (von dem vielzitierten "nehmen sie die Einfahrt auf die Autobahn" war schon die Rede, das Navi sagt aber auch gern mal: biegen Sie rechts ab, dann links halten, obwohl man kurz danach wieder rechts abbiegen muss und soll.
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