Garmin Nuvi 3790 Blade reviews

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This sat nav is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
Garmin Nuvi 3790 Blade: Covers Single continent Bluetooth sat nav See full product description

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Barney, Bath

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Clear screen, can be operated either as landscape or portrait. Portrait is useful if you want to see what the road does after the next bend. This was useful as we were driving in France (European mapping version) in English car. Motorway lane indicator very useful. minimum brightness at night setting does not dazzle. In daytime mode brightness overcame strong sunshine
have not tried the bluetooth phone feature so far.
I have an old Garmin but it did not have Euromapping and needed update of UK maps
Bad points:
Although we could probable set it differently, it liked to take us the shortest route, in one case over the mountain road, fun if you like hairpin bends..and in another case it took us a much longer route on toll autoroutes when the shorter route was a dead straight N road. Useful for getting fuel just off the Autoroute. But one place it took us the pumps were missing. one issue I had with it was it lost power and kept rebooting as we climbed up a high mountain pass (2500M) near the France Italy boarder but it was still plugged in to cig lighter.
Touch screen fine, but did not always respond to first touch.
Could not stand the "Emily" voice. Switched to English English which hesitated sometimes.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Accuracy 7.0
Design 8.0
Size 6.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser Always use sat nav

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Traffic cameras and traffic diversions when there are delays on your route
Bad points:
The Tom Tom has the option to file your favourites in categories, such as work, friends and family. This in not essential - just helpful when you have a large number of destinations
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 9.0
Size 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser Always use sat nav

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use,very fast finding Satelite, very accurate.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2011

Barry, faringdon,oxon Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to set up. clear screen,well designed graphics, clear instruction voice.Has car speed displayed, also warning re. speed camers, can`t think why I didn`t get one before. invaluable when traveling alone.
Bad points:
Haven`t found any yet.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 9.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2011

John, Warwick Always use sat nav

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The 3790t is a simply stunning device, almost certainly the best portable Satnav on the market today and comparable to the factory fit device in my Audi (bought the Garmin for my wife) - though both share the same map data source; Navteq.

The voice command capability actually works - simply saying 'voice command' alerts the device (no need to touch it) and both destinations can be said as whole words or spelt letter by letter. Equally some of the system controls such as volume can be controlled the same way.

The traffic management TMC capability is very good and the aerial for this is integral to the power cable. The screen is of absolutely gorgeous quality and the level of map and terrain detail is amazing (even at night). The menus are simple to use and very logical - there is just enough and no more - really the way it should be.

It is more than just an in car navigation device though - it also has a pedestrian mode. The screen re-orientates itself from Landscape to Portrait automatically. Garmin sell City Explorer Guides for the device to extend its usefulness with local information as well as simply finding your destination.

When the device is new it is absolutely essential to do both software and map updates before using it for real - it takes 3 or 4 hours to do with a fast internet connection. Once completed you have a rock-solid stable, crash free device.
Bad points:
There are almost no bad points - the gorgeous screen is gloss black and shows finger prints easily - though they wipe off equally easy.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 9.0
Design 10.0
Size 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Apr 2011

Geoff, London Occasional user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
First one had defective screen, Second one had a dodgy on/off switch.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Accuracy 1.0
Size 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2010

Mike, Sevenoaks Occasional user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent display and smooth imagery
Bad points:
Poor battery time
Touch sensitivity could be better
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Accuracy 10.0
Design 8.0
Size 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Nov 2010

Product Features

Type of satellite navigation Portable Navigation Device
Monitor type Fixed Monitor
Connections 3D landmarks
Connections Pedestrian mode
Connections Reality view
Connections Integrated telephone
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Full voice control
Screen size (Inches) 4.3
Touchscreen Yes
Map Coverage Single continent
FM tuner No
Monitor format 16:9
Release date 2010-06-07

Also known as: Garmin Nuvi 3790T

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