Summary: I was a little skeptical in buying the 3790LMT because of many negative things said about it and Garmin. I am extremely happy with its performance. It is quick to acquire satellites and does everything I need it to do. I wish the instructions were more detailed and it did take a looooooooong time to download map updates. Other than those two things....I am totally happy.
"Beautiful, thin and reliable unit packed with features."
16 January 2012
Pros: - large, vivid screen that changes to subtler colors when it's dark to ease eye-strain. - fast touch response. - large database of various commercial locations. - great audio directions. - lots of customization. - easy updating of firmware and maps.
Cons: - voice command isn't quite there yet. Very susceptible to background noise and will periodically activate by itself. Handy while stopped, though. - bluetooth-sync with phones is easy, but the sound quality is poor. - traffic data seems to lag.
Summary: I really love this GPS. I would've rated it 5 stars but for two reasons: 1- The voice command function is nice, but like most of these products, I end up repeating myself to get a command across. 2- It is irritating to see advertisements pop-up when I want to use the traffic function. I'd give this unit 5-stars if Garmin could cancel the ads.
Pros: Free map upgrades and free traffic is a good feature. The screen is nice and bright and I've been starting to use the voice commands. Name look up is pretty good and the thin design is good. ability to custimize time shown.
Cons: Blue tooth link to cell phones should allow the injestion of addresses. I don't like that there is no address book. It should be easier to add\load addresses. The routing past traffic hasn't been working so welll.
Summary: I was a little hesitate to buy this device after reading the mixed reviews. But since I have been researching it for quite a while and I heard good things about it, I decided to buy it for my trip. I tested my Nuvi 3790T 2 days before my trip to Minneapolis. I used it to drive to work and kept turning on different route. So it forced the Nuvi to recalculate my new route. So far, my Nuvi calculated the route pretty fast.
Summary: This product is very nice. It has a few upgrades from my previous Garmin, which is nice, but I'm having trouble getting the Bluetooth to connect when my phone rings. The old Garmin connected automatically. Maybe I don't have it set up right, but it isn't that difficult and I've done it before, so... I gave the product only 4 stars under "voice recognition" for that reason. It actually recognizes my voice very well. There was no category for Bluetooth recognition.
Summary: I should have known better, but this was advertised on Ebay at an unrealistically low price. I seccumbed, and then the toerag retailer never sent it. So I can't really review something that I never received. I have since purchased the model below this on a trip to the USA (3760T) which is still a very good unit. It doesn't have the 3D buildings feature or the voice activiation, but for what I paid in the US, I'm extremely happy with it.
Summary: So far, I used this GPS on a trip out-of-state and once oversea. Both times, it worked very well, except for when it turned off automatically a few times in the first few days, a problem that was solved with the next software update. The interface is quite good. It does not have the flexibility of Google Maps for instance and I am yet to figure an easy way to find a place for which I don't have the exact address for instance.