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Garmin iQue 3600

Garmin iQue 3600
alaScore 75

1128 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1128 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The value for money and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, value for money, screen, design


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 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 32 user reviews of Garmin iQue 3600 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

design, value for money, screen, build quality, memory

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 986 user reviews of Garmin iQue 3600 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

performance, usability, value for money, design, screen

79% 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 010-10231-01 DELUXE CARRYING CASEGarmin iQue 3600 GPS Auto Bundle

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Garmin iQue 3600


Add-on GPS units were among the earliest and sexiest accessories for PDAs. A GPS could help you find out where you were and track your progress on trips, using the PDA's display and software downloaded from a host PC. But adding GPS capability...


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Review - Garmin iQue 3600


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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


If you purchase this unit, you are throwing money away. Right now it's sitting in the drawer. The map data disappeared numerous times; Syncing with a PC to reload the maps is almost impossible, I've managed to accomplish this only three times in about...

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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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Garmin iQue 3600 Review - PDAs


I travel extensively and use my iQue 3600 just about every day. Have used both and prefer Palm OS over Windows Mobile.

Garmin technology and Palm OS 5

none so far

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Garmin iQue 3600 Review - PDAs


this is an awesome tool! Best combo product I've found!!

accurate maps, userinterface

flip up antenna

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Garmin iQue 3600 Review - PDAs


Has a great screen, very sharp, and locks onto satellites pretty quick. Mapping software works ok for driving. Automatic, frequent and random system reset that dumps all data and maps and, well, everything. Need to reload everything probably on the...

Nice sharp and relatively large screen

system resets on its own frequently and randomly

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Garmin iQue 3600 Review - PDAs


Here is what they don't tell you:

Compact enough to carry in your pocket

Very difficult to setup

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Garmin iQue 3600 Review - PDAs


The directions are confusing, the Garmin customer service is usually worse. Small screen. You MUST purchase an external antenna to reduce the constant announcement "temporary loss of satellite communication". As well, resellers are CLUELESS on quick...

Improves users perserverence

NOT user friendly. Small screen

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

Dimensions & Weight


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

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver


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

Input Device

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


CE Product Type:GPS receiver mount/Stylus


Type: None


Type: None
Wireless Connectivity:IrDA

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Palm OS 5.0/Palm OS Garnet 5.2.1


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

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


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

System Requirements

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