|New Garmin nuvi 3490LMT 4.3" Portable/Car GPS Navigator Lifetime Maps & Traffic|
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Astoria, NY, USA
|GARMIN NUVI 3490LMT GPS NAVIGATOR LIFETIME MAPS & TRAFFIC 010-00009-00|
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Seattle, WA, USA
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|Thanks to its voice recognition system, users can control this Garmin nuvi navigator hands-free by just using their voice. The Garmin 3490LMT can be turned on with a customizable voice command and the menu options to be spoken aloud are clearly displayed on the 4.3-inch touchscreen. This GPS navigation system features Guidance Garmin 3.0, which allows the user to quickly search for addresses and services. Any destination is reached by visual and vocal directions. The Garmin nuvi navigator is equipped with preloaded 3D maps that include millions of points of interest and that offer the possibility of adding even more. Free upgrades of maps and traffic information are available to owners of the Garmin 3490LMT. Traffic 3D provides updates every 30 seconds on the HD radio transmission system of this GPS navigation system, so the route can be easily recalculated to bypass congestions and other reasons for delay. The Garmin nuvi navigator comes with a microSD card slot that allows the user to store and use detailed maps or download custom voices. Also, for added convenience and safety, built-in Bluetooth connectivity enables the user to make calls on speakerphone.|
|MPN||010-00009-00, 010-00009-01, 010-00009-02, 010-00009-15, 010-00009-22|
|UPC||753759981013, 753759981020, 753759985509|
|User Interface||Touch Screen, Voice Command|
|Display Size||3.7 in. x 2.2 in.|
|Features||Bluetooth Ready, Lifetime Traffic Updates|
|Battery Life||4 Hours|
"The Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT features an improved interface, snappy performance, and a svelte form factor. Garmin's truly hands-free voice command system is one of the best in the portable navigation business. Lifetime map updates and 3D Traffic Digital service keep this navigator up-to-date for years to come."
"Bluetooth connection doesn't sync with the phone's address book. At $400, this is a very pricey PND."
"The Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT packs every trick in Garmin's book into an ultra-thin chassis, but the high MSRP will deter some."
Average review score based on 22 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This is a GREAt product in comparison to what's out there on the market from competitors, BUT... there is plenty room for improvements. I owned the previuos version of this Garmin Nuvi, the 3790LMT, and I don't see any reason for getting this new version over the old one, in fact so much so I returned this one I bought on eBay and went back to my 3790 LMT. It was like going back to an old girlfriend with renewed appreciation after dating and seeing all the losers out there.
I love the customizable Voice Command that makes the Nuvi 3490LMT (and 3790LMT) totally hands free. 3-d Mode and Lane Assist is a big help, especially in crowded, fast-moving highway traffic so you don't miss a turn or exit. Accessing Points Of Interest are not easy or logical or very useful. NONE of the Nuvi line uses the best or most direct route all the time and a human planning the route, especially with any knowledge of the area, can map a route WAY better, but when you don't know the neighborhood or don't want to map a route yourself it sure beats getting lost because the Nuvi WILL get you there... GUARANTEED. I wish someone would let you drag the route path line graphically like you can on the Google Maps website so you can re-route your trip over a preferred bridge or road or path without having to force the GPS to re-route by disregarding it's directions while on the road.
So, nothing new in this version over the previous 3790LMT (so get the older model at a bargain price while others are trading up to this newer version).
Bought this item for my son (a new driver) he loves it and I don't have to worry that he'll get lost. If he takes a wrong turn it helps him to get back to the right location. It even tells him which lane to be in before an exit comes up. To have it with voice commands helps him keep his eyes on the road.
EXCELLENT is my overall opinion of the 3490LMT. I upgraded from a Garmin 1490T because I wanted the voice activation feature of the 3490LMT.
The Voice Activation feature is very good; but not perfect. Typically, I have to speak the address three or four times. But, it will usually understand it then, even if, ultimately the address is not found.
The screen on the 3490LMT is slightly smaller than my 1490T; but I don't think I can tell the difference. The map and map names are very sharp.
I have had one problem in Bluetooth pairing with my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy II SGH-1777). Initially, it would not pickup the Phone Book as the 1490T did. I reloaded the S/W, even though the system said it was current - and then, it worked fine.
Other than that, I have only had a few instances of erratic behavior such as hanging and not recognizing the initial Voice Command to open the voice menu. I generally just turn it off and back on and that cures it. Garmin only recommends that I reload the S/W. So far, I've had to do that only once in the two months I had it.
Its a good buy for the price (but checkout eBay for deals) - Garmin is pretty reliable and their customer support is knowledgeable.
As the top of the line automotive device from Garmin, it's just what you'd expect from this excellent company. Actually, two days after buying this is was the second from the top...the 5" version was released before this one arrived, but that's the trend with modern electronics.
This unit is amazingly feature filled. Just like my other Garmin's, you've got to play with it and push everything that might be a button to see if it is and what it does. It has features that I've never seen listed for this or any GPS, too many to list. The complete handsfree integration with my android phone over bluetooth is one. I'm told that people can hear me better handsfree than with the 4G phone itself.
One of the little things I found the other day was it let me quickly and easily enter the speed limit for a road I was on that it didn't know. Then your speed indication turns red if over that speed, as it does normally.
I don't have the time to continue, but the 3490LMT is great beyond my expectations.
I have used Garmin devices for years and like the reliability and customer service. The web site is easy to navigate. This new voice command unit is off the charts. I was disappointed that I couldnt get to my phone cantact list to sync by bluetooth even though I have a Samsung Galaxy SII. Other than that, Its great.