Summary: Anyone familiar with Garmin portable GPS systems will have no trouble adjusting to the intuitive interface. This is my fourth Garmin, and the detailed voice directions are the best yet. I also really like the improved calculation speed and the new magnetic mount.
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.
Summary: most efficient way from my home to va is via 295 south, connecting to 395 south (6 blocks from my house). When testing how to get somewhere, route took me all the way through downtown Washington and eventually over one of the bridges WAY too long and too time consuming.
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.
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.
Summary: I had the opportunity to try this unit out on a 1200-mile trip around the Mid-West recently. I also had my 5" Garmin 1490 LMT running concurrently to see any variations in directions, ect. First, I might add, I updated both with the most current downloads available.
The best stand alone GPS out there.....IF you need it.
15 September 2013
Summary: This is the best stand alone GPS out there right now. Would've given it 5 stars except for one glaring issue which I will outline below. Who I am: Road warrior for my job. Am on the road for 2 weeks a month traveling the Southwest and have owned Nuvi GPS devices for the better part of a decade...
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.
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!