Summary: I've planned to write a review for this device before but never got around to it. However, it has failed me at a critical moment one time too many. It's pretty to look at but it's overly complicated and has failed more than once to find an address that was readily available on google maps, etc.
Stuttering Voice Prompts and Nearly Useless Map Database
M. Rodriguez, Amazon
15 April 2014
Summary: I don't have time to write up all the problems I've had with this GPS, so I'll just touch on the three big ones. 1) The voice, which worked great initially, started stuttering after about a week of use.
Summary: i don't really like maybe the the i received has a defect because it could not find an address while my galaxy note 2 had no problem finding the same address.also the reason why we wanted to have the nuvi3597lmt was because of the Bluetooth hand free which is not working at all for the gps i have...
Summary: I have returned this item for the second time. I got one this summer and loved it. Then it started freezing on me. Screen would be delayed in redrawing. The voice guidance would keep stopping and starting. I returned it and felt I would wait until there were some software updates.
Summary: I've been buying Garmin units for over 15 years now and normally buy upgraded units approximately every two years. I have 7 other Garmin units, a couple of TomTom's, and a Magellan (yes I am a gps fanatic).
Summary: I ordered this Garmin model and it had all sorts of problems that I couldn't figure out. So I exchanged it for another and that one was defective as well. This time I just returned it and Amazon charged me a $70 restocking fee, which I consider outrageous.
Summary: After using for less than 6 months glitches showed up. Voice pauses when giving directions, also it freezes while in route. voice commands do not always work on the first or second try either. This is my second garmin and changed to this one because of issues with my old one.
Summary: On my forth 3597 in 3 month and the day after I sent the last one back UPS the current one locked up, I couldn't even turn it off. I had to wait for the battery to die then plug it back in for it to reset. The 3597 before that kept stuttering at sentence beginnings.
Summary: After bought this Garmin unit, I found it has nice features and beautiful UI display. However the joy only lasted for 2 weeks. After using it 3 times, then one day after I turn it off using the on/off button behind this unit, this brand-new GPS never powers on anymore - I have tried every method I...
Look out for worldwide distributors! anything you buy from them cannot be returned!
K. Johnson, Amazon
22 August 2013
Summary: Amazon is now doing business with 3rd party companies that do not allow you to return products. Worldwide distributors has a return policy that basically states 'anything electronic bought thru us cannot be returned', guess what? they only deal in electronics! Here's the story.