Summary: This is my second GPS. The first was a Magellan RoadMate 2200T. WOW! What an upgrade! The Good: 1. Beautiful 5" display. I picked this unit specifically for the 800 x 480 pixel display, and it's worth it. Yes there can be glare on a bright day. If you tilt the GPS back slightly, glare is eliminated. 2. Simple installation. The suction cup and mount always work perfectly and feel secure. I NEVER leave the suction cup on the window when I exit my car.
Great product, just pray you don't need customer support!
Eric Gross, Amazon
15 September 2013
Summary: I enjoyed a solid 5 months of constant use out of this GPS unit until it broke. I used it just about every day for work and rely on it heavily. So when the satellite signal started degrading and dropping out, I wanted to get to the bottom of it immediately. I started by making sure it wasn't a satellite problem (I hear those sunspots can be a menace), but my other old Garmin and TomTom GPS units worked fine in the same areas, so I called customer support hoping they'd be...
Summary: Pros: Great display Cons: No warning for wrong turns ('Recalculating' warning), odd combo of USB and Mini USB connections Recommendation: okay with significant reservations This is my 3rd Garmin navigation device and probably my last. My usage is almost exclusively for navigation from one point to another. But I do get seduced by all of the 'gee whiz' functions of newly released models.
Summary: Expected this to be much better and it's not at all. The traffic monitoring doesn't seem to pick up anything at all and now I get the pleasure of advertising while I drive. Street names seem to get lost between text and voice "turn right on street" what street? Navigation comes up with off the wall routes my 1490 never suggested. Screen is sharp and bright ,but now we get smaller spit screen shots that are hard to see.
Summary: I travel for a living so GPS is an extremely important part of my day. I need it to work everywhere day in and day out. When my other Garmin 3790 quit working correctly I walked into a big box store and picked this one up. I must say I was not happy about the larger screen because I travel a lot and portability is key for me. I have gotten over that 100%, the size is not an issue. It fits into my 3790 case with the wire and the bigger size is much more clear.
Summary: I had bought one of these devices for my wife and, since it seemed decent at first, later for myself and deeply regret this decision. The main issues we are having are: * Serious stability problems: after a couple of weeks of use the devices started becoming extremely slow at times, freezing occasionally, and eventually crashing during driving, which is at best annoying, at worst dangerously distracting (e.g. in high traffic in unfamiliar locations).
Summary: I just received my Garmin 3590LMT. I should have read the details but the traffic cable is not included. And, as others have noted, the sound quality of directions is much worse than the numerous earlier Garmins I have owned. A plus, you hear it over any music playing because it is so bad. It is easy to understand. I'm going to wait to judge its directions but thus far what it thinks is the fastest route is far from being so.
Summary: I have to admit that laying out this much for a device that basically does the same thing as my Android smartphone was initially a struggle. However, after 3 months of use, it was a good decision. Primarily because of the extra features and exceptional quality of the display. Having the ability to set waypoints is critical to the way I use a device on long trips. The 3590LMT supports multiple waypoints and permits adding them to an existing in-process route on the fly.
Summary: Had a NUVI 350 for the past 5 years and bought this one last month as an upgrade. The updates from the 350 to this model makes the old one look stone-aged. The screen looks good and the glass touch screen is much nicer than the older one that was plastic. It claims to be accurate within 10 ft, and is definitely more accurate than the older GPS. I live on the East Coast and used it last month on a trip to Texas.