Summary: This replaced a 2008 model so I had high hopes for this given how much mobile device tech has changed and been influenced by Cupertino since that time. The display is very nice and the case is quite slim.
Summary: I am on my second 3490LMT. The first GPS lasted about three days before the screen went black. The replacement is working fine (I'm only on day three with it.), but I can not connect to my Blackberry Curve 9330 using bluetooth. I did not have this problem with the first unit.
Visually stunning, great features, but......traffic is poor
7 May 2012
Summary: The unit looks great, it has very vivid graphics with sharp detail. The navigation features seem good, although it does work a bit differently than other Garmin units I own, so I am working through a learning curve. The "Voice Command" feature is GREAT.
Summary: In short: I think the Nuvi 3490LMT is a fairly good, though extravagant (and so priced) product. While it has some advantages over my prior GPS solution, it also has some significant quirks and oddities.
Summary: I bought this to replace my Garmin 885T, expecting it to be SOMEWHAT similar. NO WAY! It won't copy my phone book, so making phone calls is impossible. The voice recognition is worse - fewer words recognized. It performs fewer tasks by voice command, so it's more distracting to use.
Summary: This GPS has lots of nice features, and I'll stick with it because of those features, and the high cost of the unit. That said, the 3490 LMT has lots of software bugs, making it unreliable. I don't feel I can depend on it, and I now carry a little Nuvi 1250 in my bag as a back-up.
Summary: Pro: I love the powered cradle. Cons: Running side-by-side with both the 2595 and 3490 powered by their cables, the 3490 is noticeably dimmer at full brightness than the 2595. Visibility in sunlight is no better than the 2595.
Summary: I have owned four various Garmin Nuvi GPS units. All have been near or at the top of the line. I purchased this on 3490LMT for my wife, so she would use the bludtooth feature, instead of playing cell phone roulette with the local police.
Traffic is not working for me but all else is good.
Sheraz Hanif, Amazon
13 October 2011
Summary: I waited for this product for several weeks and once it was available, I did not wait much before ordering it from Amazon. The product arrived in a timely manner. I have been using it during my daily commute to work, which is a 54 mile round trip each day.
Summary: The basic routing works pretty well, with the caveat that it has clearly been programmed by computer geeks who have not driven in Europe so it can't tell the difference between a French 90kph trunk road where the traffic maintains that speed and a back road where it does not.