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Garmin iQue 3600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 903 reviews of Garmin iQue 3600. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the design and maps are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the size, while there are some less positive opinions about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin iQue 3600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin iQue 3600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Garmin iQue 3600 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the size.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin iQue 3600 GPS-Enabled Palm PDAGarmin iQue 3600 GPS-Enabled Palm PDA

Mar, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin iQue 3600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 815 user reviews of Garmin iQue 3600 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the maps and size. The price and performance also get good views, but the durability and reliability get negative reviews.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin iQue 3600 PDA/GPS Handheld System with Americas Detailed Street MappingGarmin iQue 3600 PDA/GPS Handheld System with Americas Detailed Street Mapping

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Bruce Brown (

Garmin iQue 3600


A built-in GPS differentiates Garmin's entry into the Palm OS PDA market.

If you often travel in new areas, Garmin's iQue 3600 is a handy single-device combination. Use it as a regular PDA when you're not out and about, but when you need directional help, flip up the back panel with confidence.

Oct, 2003

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Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (

Garmin iQue 3600 review


Getting lost just got a lot harder. Garmin has started shipping its long-awaited iQue 3600, a Palm-based organizer with an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. Load up your maps and connect to a few satellites--you are found. Though the...

Fast processor; large, high-res screen; integrated GPS receiver; includes extensive, detailed maps.

Disappointing battery life; minimalist software bundle (aside from the maps).

Despite its poor battery life, this Garmin is a powerful PDA and an accomplished GPS device.

Aug, 2003

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Review - Garmin iQue 3600

Sep, 2003

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Garmin iQue 3600 Palm OS PDA with GPS


GPS accessories for PDAs have been quite popular for the past few years. Now Garmin, a well known GPS manufacturer has introduced the first PDA with an integrated GPS. The iQue 3600 runs Palm OS 5, has a high res + 320 x 480 color display, an SD slot...

The GPS related application bundle is the signature of the Garmin iQue 3600. While these applications provide a wide variety of functions to help GPS users map out routes and follow directions, they seem scattered, not streamlined. You often find...

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Garmin Ique 3600 PDA


Somewhere between a PDA based system and an "all in one" unit the Garmin Ique 3600 is trying to find its identity, but deep down its a reliable router and not too bad looking.

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If you aren'ta rocket scientist, forget it.

Dec, 2003

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Wrong Case for Aera 500


The Garmin Deluxe Carry Case is THE recommended bag for the Garmin Aera 500 series aviation GPS. WRONG ANSWER!! The Aera 500 includes a bracket to mount the GPS onto the yoke of the airplane so I needed a bag to contain the GPS, the bracket and the...

Jan, 2013

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Works very well!


Nice quality, a little too nice. I started off getting a set. The GPS, matching leather case, with the beanbag and the case that fits it perfectly with all the cords. The problem is... Everyone liked it sooooo much I have to keep buying them for xmas...

Hold GPS securely. Does not slide. Adjustable. Fits in my portable bag.


Aug, 2012

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Great Bag but too small!


This is a great little bag but a little too small. It appears to be very sturdy and rugged but you have to plan on how to put your GPS gear in the bag.I think it is a little pricy for what you get but alot is because of the name.I do not regret buying...

Jul, 2012

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Great Product


Has plenty of room for my new Garmin and all its components. Very durable. Would recommend

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

The new Garmin iQUE 3600 PDA is the first PDA to include integrated GPS technology. With interactive menus that allow quick and easy chapter review time and time again, this new DVD teaches all the features and functions of the iQue unit from the basics to advanced operation. Learn the simple, quick and smart ways to communicate, manage information and everything you need to know to begin using your new PDA in minutes! Learn how to see where you are, find a street address, get back on track & navigate efficiently to your next destination. This step-by-step instructional training DVD walks you through the key features and functions of your Garmin PDA and teaches you the simple approach to learning how to use your PDA. Step-by-step lessons include: Start Here: Introduction, Button & Control Layout. Lights: Backlight & Contrast Adjustments. Setup: Installing Garmin Setup Software on your PC; Installing City Select. Software & Downloading Maps to the iQue. Initialization: Acquire Satellites for First Time Startup. QueMap: The built-in World & Detailed Street Maps (City Select Maps). QueFind: Finding Cities, Addresses, Points of Interest, User Waypoints, etc. Waypoints: Storing, Identifying & Accessing User Waypoints. GoTo: Going to Locations, Cities, Specific Addresses, Points of Interest, Waypoints, etc. Routes: Forming & Following Routes / Turn by Turn & Voice Activated Direction. Tracks: Recording, Saving & Following Previous Tracks. QueVoice: Recording & Accessing Voice Messages & Information. QueAudio: Downloading & Playing wav & MP3 Audio Files. To Do List: Making a list of Things to Do with Prompts. Day Book: Scheduling Events, Appointments, etc. Address Book: Storing & retrieving names, addresses, telephone numbers. Calculator: Using the Electronic Mathematical Calculator.

Audio Input


Audio Output



Run Time (Up To) (AC):9hours
Technology:Lithium ion


Form Factor:Fixed

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display size (HxV):3.8
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.8

Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Diagonal Size:3.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7cm
Technology:TFT active matrix

Energy Management

Battery life (max):22
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - autolocate:300
Acquisition times - cold:45
Acquisition times - warm:15
Channels quantity:12
GPS accuracy - position:15m, 95% typical
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No


Manufacturer:Bennett Marine Video/Garmin/Gizmo's Made Easy / Gizmos Made Easy
Packaged Quantity:1/3
Product Line:Garmin/Garmin Auto Navigation Kit/GARMIN iQue


Audible alarm(s):N / Y
Audible Alarms:No / Yes

Input Device

Type:Scroll button / Stylus / Touch-screen/Stylus / Touch-screen


Map storage:Internal storage


CE Product Type:GPS receiver mount/Stylus


Type: None


Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No
Routes quantity:50
Tracks quantity:32
Trip computer: Yes


Type: None
Wireless Connectivity:IrDA

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 50

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Palm OS 5.0/Palm OS Garnet 5.2.1

Other Features

Additional map options:City Select CD ROM / MapSource City Select CD-ROM
Antenna Type:Flip-up, adjustable GPS / Flip-up, adjustable GPS antenna
Basemap: No
Bundled hardware:Protective display cover\nMetal stylus\nUSB HotSyn cradle\nA/C power/charging adapter\nAutomotive friction mount
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
GPS receiver:WAAS-enabled
Interface:USB, Infrared, RS-232 / USB, Infrared, RS232
Internal memory:32
Number of tracklog Points:1536
Waypoints per Route:50


Battery life (max):22
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable


Clock Speed:150MHz/200MHz


Installed Size:32MB/64MB

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Media Qty:1
Media Type:DVD
Series:Instructional Training DVD
Title:Garmin iQue 3600 PDA
Type:Self-training course


Installed Size:96MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Palm OS 5.2.1

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Device Type (AI):Docking cradle
Handheld Type:Handheld

System Requirements

Minimum processor:Pentium / Pentium processor
Minimum RAM:64
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Technical Details

Form Factor:Fixed
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Number of Waypoints:4000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions