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: (1 items) The newest top-of-the-line Garmin Nuvi 3790T is sleek, sexy, and stylish—words you wouldn't normally associate with a GPS device. For its new 3000 series of Nuvis, Garmin completely redesigned the case and the screen. The Nuvi 3790T sports a new 4.3-inch glass screen with a higher-resolution 800 by 480 display. And like the iPhone, it offers multitouch (pinch and zoom) controls and automatic screen orientation.
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.
Excerpt: Most GPS units have employed a similar form factor for a number of years — generally housing a resistive touchscreen in a bulky plastic case. Garmin has gone against the grain with nuvi 3790T, banking on an ultra-thin design and a high resolution capacitive touchscreen to win over consumers.
Excerpt: With SatNavs taking a hit by converged Smartphone manufactures such as HTC & Google Android, its understandable that Garmin have unleashed a device into the market that almost looks like a certain Apple product we all know and love.