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Garmin-nuvi-3597.33871267
9.7 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 3597

Great Deal: $299.99

Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 3597

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Overall 8
8.0

Can't set it to take interstates before back highways

Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 April 2014
  • Summary: Love this GPS! It took us from Ogden UT to Key West FL without a problem. But it will select highways with stop lights even if the interstate goes the some place sometimes. There is no way to change that. That is why I give it 4 stars.
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Overall 8
8.0

Past Owner of many Magellan GPS's buys first Garmin and Loves it!!

notforprofit, Ebay
26 April 2014
  • Summary: i've owned nothing but magellan before (lots of them) so this is my first garmin. i had reservations about buying a garmin because i was used to the magellan os/interface. but i've used this for a couple of weeks and am getting used to it and think that i will like significantly better once i get used to it. the unit feels quality and set up was a breeze.
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Overall 8
8.0

great display, much faster

marlon61, Amazon
28 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to replace an old Garmin Nuvi I have. I almost didn't buy this because I use waze on my Android phone and why did I need this? But I thought I would try it. It has a huge screen, it turns on and acquires satellites quickly, and it searches for places (food, gas, cities) really fast. It also allows you to indicate stretches of road to avoid so that if you know some area is always bad, you can enter that and it remembers to route you around it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mom's thrilled

C B., Newegg
3 February 2014
  • Summary: It's brilliant. I bought it as a gift for my mom and she loves it.
  • Pros: Light, magnetic mount, free lifetime updates, easy to see and use
  • Cons: Full featured interface could be cleaned up a bit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Windows 8 and Garmin 3597 updating

Carolina Gold, Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: I obtained my nuvi 3597 via my company's reward program, so I didn't buy it from Amazon. However, since it's the same model, I know there's been many instances with connection issues with this model and a Windows 8 computer to be able to register and update maps, etc. I can offer some advice here for people that may be having a bit of an issue connecting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Seems good so far

Michael B., Newegg
1 February 2014
  • Summary: Product received in perfect condition and in a fairly timely manner.
  • Pros: Physically, this thing is a piece of art. I would expect design like this to come from an overpriced Apple product! Nice clear screen and good picture. Voice control is responsive.
  • Cons: parts of voice control don't work properly, Specifically "find places". The thing says that the feature is not available in my area... this right out of the box, and after updating.
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Overall 8
8.0

good buy

KELLY, Amazon
11 January 2014
  • Summary: The Garmin works amazing - accessories are useful for many other gadgets we have.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent GPS, but software problems

Bill P., Crutchfield
15 September 2013
  • Summary: The 3597 is an excellent GPS. Large, bright screen, lots of features, easy to enter addresses, sleek-looking, accurate directions. The magnetic connection to the base feels solid, but has popped loose a couple of times when adjusting the viewing angle of the device on the Portable Friction Mount. The initial problem was with the software.
  • Pros: Excellent GPS, as described above.
  • Cons: Initial set-up problems, which took 3 tech support staff to figure out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Navi - we got two of them

D. Finlay, Amazon
4 September 2013
  • Summary: Sure they are expensive but also look and feel expensive and still half the price of getting inbuilt navis. Another reason we got two the same is because we swap cars in the family quite often and having the same one means we do not have to relearn. The magnetic attachment feature is a godsend. If I could improve the interface it would be that it should allow me enter a postcode before I select a street if I want to do that.
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Overall 8
8.0

For the most part an excellent GPS unit...

Chrisman Harrison, Amazon
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Everything I expected. Only gripe is the voice command feature. "Find address" function just doesn't comprehend my commands 1/2 the time. You might as well pull over and enter it manually. Other than this annoyance I'm glad I ordered this. Shipped quickly too!
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