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Garmin-nuvi-3597.33871267
9.8 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 3597

Great Deal: $275.95

Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 3597

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Overall 4
4.0

"The magnetic mount is best feature"

vertex1771, CNET
11 January 2014
  • Pros: Fast processing. Beautiful screen resolution. Excellent voice recognition. iOS app works beautifully with the unit. Lifetime update map and traffic are good
  • Cons: BLUETOOTH IS NOT WORK GOOD WITH IPHONE 5 AND IPHONE 5S AFTER PAIR STILL KEEP DROP OUT ANNY TIME START ENGINE
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Overall 4
4.0

The magnetic mount is best feature

vertex1771, CNET
11 January 2014
  • Summary: NONE
  • Pros: Fast processing. Beautiful screen resolution. Excellent voice recognition. iOS app works beautifully with the unit. Lifetime update map and traffic are good
  • Cons: BLUETOOTH IS NOT WORK GOOD WITH IPHONE 5 AND IPHONE 5S , AFTER PAIR STILL KEEP DROP OUT ANNY TIME START ENGINE
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Overall 4
4.0

"Thumbs down."

navav8tr, CNET
15 December 2013
  • Pros: None. None.
  • Cons: The map symbols, ergo fork and knife icon, are a mess for the U.S. They seem to be "Politically correct" with the British # and Euro symbols but omit the stamped envelope for Post office and a multitude of others. Their nuvi 1450LMT was the best.
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Overall 4
4.0

Thumbs down.

navav8tr, CNET
15 December 2013
  • Pros: None. None.
  • Cons: The map symbols, ergo fork and knife icon, are a mess for the U.S. They seem to be "Politically correct" with the British # and Euro symbols but omit the stamped envelope for Post office and a multitude of others. Their nuvi 1450LMT was the best.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed.

longwood5050, Ebay
27 October 2013
  • Summary: This GPS may say it is 3D but I have no idea where the maps would display the buildings in 3D. Used in L.A. and it did not display the buildings. The real speak operates sometimes but not as you would imagine at every turn. THE VOICE ACTIVATED IS TOTALLY WORTHLESS. You can speak your command multiple times and it has no clue what you said and gives you responses that are no way close to what you spoke.
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Overall 4
4.0

Can't believe 2 have died.

rescueswimmer, Amazon
26 August 2013
  • Summary: Length:: 0:26 Mins Let me start off this and say. I'm not one of those consumers that hate everything they buy and complain about it on the internet. If its a great product I try to let people know and if it well is crap lets call it crap. I purchased Garmin's flag ship unit last year the 3590 LMT. During the first time out on vacation. We hit a button to show weather and the unit locked up. Once powered down.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great for general nav, useless for traffic

C. Arnold, Amazon
9 August 2013
  • Summary: This is my second Garmin GPS with lifetime traffic. I had high hopes for this unit because the display is fantastic and like most Garmin units the navigation features for road trips make it nearly indispensable. The traffic feature on the older Garmin unit was pretty bad and I had replaced it with a TomTom 2505 for commuting. The problem is that I bought the 3597 with the hope of replacing the TomTom which is great for commuting but lousy for road trips.
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't work well

David B, Crutchfield
20 June 2013
Overall 4
4.0

Not with polarized sunglasses! Dealbreaker!

Jevan Furmanski, Amazon
29 May 2013
  • Summary: The screen is very dark with polarized sunglasses in landscape. That is to say, the polarization angle of the display is very close to vertical in landscape. Dealbreaker. Try it if you can before you buy it. Rotate your head looking at display. Works fine portrait, but aspect ratio is a waste in portrait and the offramp views are distorted in that orientation. I owned a 3490 for some time, and it was better. I don't like the new internal software on this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wow - It's a bust

Richard J Dill, Amazon
28 May 2013
  • Summary: I had the nuvi 3590 and gave it to a friend. It's super -in my opinion, it's the best ever. The nuvi 3597 is a real disappointment. I expected it to be as good as the nuvi 3590 plus a better display and a smartphone connection. It has a better display and a smartphone connection. But buy the 3590. The nuvi 3597 voice recognition is not as good -ok it's bad.
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