Excerpt: For the most part, standalone navigators have retained their same form factor for the better part of the last five years. Each one looked like the other, with the main differentiators being a fold-out or integrated antenna and a big or small display. With intense competition coming from the smartphone space (yeah, we're looking at you, Google ), the bigwigs at TomTom and Garmin are obviously thinking of ways to innovate and keep their consumer PNDs relevant.
Pros: Super slim, Great features, World-class user interface
Cons: Slow to acquire GPS signal, Voice robot needs updating, No European maps
Summary: The Garmin nuvi 3790T would be the nearly-perfect navigational system had Garmin reinforced the thin and sometimes flimsy device platform, as well as taken steps to alert consumers of the pop-up ads. Many consumers purchase the GPS with "lifetime traffic updates" thinking that they paid enough money for the device that no ads should be displayed.
Pros: Adaptable- comes with myTrends and trafficTrends capabilities, Ultra-portable- one of the thinnest GPS devices ever marketed, Expansive- feature-packed with Bluetooth, voice-activated, 3D territories
Cons: Expensive- a comparable smartphone performs nearly the same, Pesky- does not indicate pop-up traffic ads until they show up
Conclusion: The Garmin nüvi 3790T is a solid navigator that raises the bar for the standalone GPS category, with its slim build, ultra-high-resolution screen, flexible routing and traffic, and gorgeous terrain mapping.
Pros: Strikingly thin. First GPS with a glass-capacitive, multi-touch screen and built-in accelerometer. Beautiful, high-resolution graphics. Accurate routing. Fast recalculations.
Excerpt: I used the Nuvi 3790T across several weeks, on two long trips to the White Mountains, NYC and upstate NY from our house near Boston, and logged a lot of local miles while testing the unit out for over several weeks' time. The navigation is typical Garmin (very good), the overall experience of using the GPS is impressive. It's the best looking, and most refined GPS I have used.
Excerpt: The Garmin nüvi 3790T , introduced this summer, is Garmin’s latest and greatest navigator. With its 4.3” glass screen and minimalist 0.35” thickness, it resembles an iPhone more than past nuvis. In addition to most of the goodies found on previous models, the 3790T allows you to add a customizable wake up phrase for voice command, offers a gorgeous 3D terrain view, and is the first nuvi to use historical road speeds in calculating the fastest route.
The Garmin nuvi 3790T is without doubt the sexiest, sleekest and best-looking GPS unit we've ever seen.
Good Gear Guide.au
19 February 2011
Summary: The Garmin nuvi 3790T is drop-dead gorgeous. If you're willing to pay its premium price you'll get a navigation device that not only looks good, but offers excellent build quality, a great screen and what we think is the best overall navigational experience of any GPS unit on the market.
Pros: Design and build quality, capacitive touchscreen, simple and effective UI, voice commands, traffic updates, safety alerts, lane guidance
Cons: Expensive, glossy screen, no ambient light sensor, slightly slower at getting a GPS fix and rerouting than other Garmin satnavs