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

Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT

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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin GPS

Russell Smith, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: I've had GPS from TomTom, Magellan and now Garmin. The Garmin, by far, is my favorite. Being voice actuated makes it easy to use while on the move. It's not necessary to be overly deliberate in giving instructions. Just speak naturally and it gets it right the first time nearly every time. It does not do well with addresses when you say each number individually. For example, with an address of say 4935, it doesn't do well if you say the numbers 4, 9, 3, 5.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good

Hazelnus "Jeff", Amazon
2 March 2014
  • Summary: Bought this for the voice commands and bluetooth and it has been very good. It is very finicky about power so while I was able to run my older Garmin on a splitter off the DC port in the car, this one flaked out. We have had a few times where it has had a few hicccups, which is unusual for a Garmin product. But, overall, we are very happy with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

We've used it on several road trips - Maps GREAT, need something else for Traffic (bummer)

MyHumbleOpinion, Amazon
16 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this for my husband for Christmas. I have a built in GPS in my Honda CRV that I use daily, but when we take his truck we did not have a GPS unit. This was a daily deal thru Amazon. I purchased it and we are both VERY happy with the unit itself. Crystal clear images, light weight/slim design, ease of use and ability to customize it are great. What is not so great is to use the traffic feature, we need another 'tool' or something.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin got this one right.

Madolive, Amazon
27 November 2013
  • Summary: This GPS does every thing it's supposed to do. It has an adequately fast processor, calculating and recalculating are fairly quick. the touch screen works the first time you touch it, it's clear and crisp with the high res. glass screen. Voice operated features work pretty well. It also works well in downtown SanFrancisco, no satellite lock loss issues yet. I was so unhappy with my last Garmin, a 1390 that underperformed in so many ways.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin is still the best but not as good as they apparently could be

steve1430, Ebay
11 May 2013
  • Summary: Still some quirky things about Garmin navigation but they are the best the market has to offer. No other brands compare to what Garmin is doing. You would think Garmin has figured out how to produce the shortest route but even after over a decade of writing this software they still don't have it down. You can still change your route on the fly and find that your new calculated destination time is less because you are smarter than the software.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic

askbethmd, Ebay
7 March 2013
  • Summary: This gps is incredibly easy to use. I use the voice command all the time, which is even more fun when you change the word that activates it to pretty much anything you want. I definitely recommend this gps and highly recommend the speed camera function as well (available on their website)
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Overall 8
8.0

Great BUT... Nothing new in this version over the previous 3790LMT

btinova10467-1, Ebay
20 January 2013
  • Summary: This is a GREAt product in comparison to what's out there on the market from competitors, BUT... there is plenty room for improvements. I owned the previuos version of this Garmin Nuvi, the 3790LMT, and I don't see any reason for getting this new version over the old one, in fact so much so I returned this one I bought on eBay and went back to my 3790 LMT.
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Overall 8
8.0

No Alert If You Miss a Turn

AgingBoomer, Amazon
30 November 2012
  • Summary: I have recently been shopping for a new Garmin GPS to replace my 755T. At first I focused on the 3490 LMT, but I ended up purchasing the 3760 LMT (at Amazon) when I learned the 3400 series and many other 2012 Garmin GPS units no longer have any alert when you miss a turn. Apparently, some people do not like to be told their Garmin is recaclulating when they miss a turn, and so Garmin has removed the announcement from their 2012 units listed below.
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Overall 8
8.0

Surprising Itelligence for a GPS

Stephen Gamble "Music Maven", Amazon
14 August 2012
  • Summary: First I want to say I am a geek in profession and interests but not in personality ;<) No offense. Have had a few days and work in the DC area in multiple locations. I set up for the quickest time between locations. To start off I must agree that some of the traffic updates are off or not updated. To be fair, DC traffic is like a living monster, always shifting so must give it some grace in that area.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not for the Road Warrior

Philip A. Dawson "Philip", Amazon
9 August 2012
  • Summary: I travel just about every week and decided to upgrade to the top-of-the-line Garmin not only for it's best-in-class traffic capabilities but also based on how lightweight and thin it is. Since I want to travel as light as possible and am in a rental car wherever I go, I've always left my window mount at home. One less thing to have to add to the weight of my briefcase. Well, with this Garmin, the only way you can plug it in on the road is through the window mount.
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