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Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT

Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT
alaScore 87

675 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 675 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the price.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT 4.3" Sat Nav with Europe Maps, Lifetime Map Updates & Traffic Alerts and BluetoothGarmin nüvi 3490LT Sat Nav with European Mapping, Lifetime Traffic Updates and BluetoothGarmin Nuvi 3490LMT 4.3" Sat Nav with European Maps, Lifetime Map Updates & Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the design and screen are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the route planning and reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, design

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 3490LMT 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and TrafficGarmin Nuvi 3490LMT GPS Satnav 4.3-inch screen European maps, Voice activation, Lifetime 3D traffic, Lifetime maps and traffic, Guidance 2, Lane Assis

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT GPS receiver

 

At an MSRP of $399.99, the Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT is easily the most expensive Garmin Nuvi that money can buy. Sitting firmly at the top of Garmin 2012 Prestige lineup of GPS navigators, it is also the most advanced Nuvi that money can buy and the...

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...

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.

Dec, 2011
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Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 3490LMT review

 

The Garmin nüvi 3490LMT (despite the lower model number) updates the 3790LMT with a host of new customization options, Exit Services and ad-free HD traffic. And just like with the previous version, you get all this in a super-thin package sporting a...

Strong customization options ; Powered mount ; Exit services ; Lifetime map updates included ; Lifetime traffic (ad free) ; Good Bluetooth sound quality ; POIs can be displayed on the map ; Offers several choices of routes ; Voice commands ; Extensive...

HD traffic reception is weaker than that of standard traffic receivers ; Voice command responsiveness not as good as on the nuvi 2×95 series

Overall the nuvi 3490LMT is a nice model. Hopefully the HD traffic reception issues will be resolved over time. For myself and for now, I’d go with one of the 2x95LMT models over the 3490LMT. But folks who have to deal with traffic on a daily basis may...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Garmin nüvi 3490LMT review

 

The Garmin nüvi 3490LMT brings a slick smartphone experience to satnavs making it one of the top models around. Read on to find out more

Capacitive touch tech ; Great graphics ; Awesome feature set

Hefty price tag ; Route finding can be shonky

Beyond the core nav features, there are plenty of frills, too. There's fully hands-free voice control, for instance, which is the best such system we've tried, as well as lane guidance, a unit converter and much, much more. But it's the responsive...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Garmin Nüvi 3490LMT review

 

Hardware sat-nav needs to get with the programme if it's going to survive. That programme includes capacitive multitouch screens (you know, like you've had on your phone for the last five years), Google-style location searching and a battery that won't...

Pocketable design, Touchscreen works nicely, Will get you home

Voice control is a bit rubbish

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Garmin Nüvi 3490LMT Review

 

The most user-friendly hardware sat-nav around

Hardware sat-nav needs to get with the programme if it’s going to survive. That programme includes capacitive multitouch screens (you know, like you’ve had on your phone for the last five years), Goog

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Easy to use

 

Great buy

Fast update, screen is a nice size, & best of all easy to use

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Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI card

 

Great buy

Fast update, screen is a nice size, & best of all easy to use

None

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: OldGyrene (newegg.com)

Call it a best buy!

 

My old (very old) Garmin finally plotted its last course and went to GPS heaven. I did my homework and found the 3490 was highly recommended, saw the lifetime updates included in the purchase price, and bought it. When it was delivered, I plugged it...

Couldn't be more simple to operate. The basic functions of entering a destination have been semi-automated to an amazing degree. The improvement in graphics was a knock-out; as was the improved keyboard

None

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Ron from Florida (tigerdirect.com)

Great Deal for Little Money

 

This is a unit that far surpasses my old Garmin unit I purchased three(3) years ago.My only complaint is that it does not show the name of street that you are currently traveling.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Todd (pcnation.com)

Garmin nuvi 3490LMT Automobile Portable GPS Navigator

 

Bought it for my wife because we moved to new area. She is thankful to have it. It gives her confidence in venturing out.

The voice recognition is good.It is thin and easily storable

A little spendy. In all fairness though I haven't had occasion to use all of the features

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: Yes
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode: Yes
3D Landmarks: Yes
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode:Advanced Mode
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control

Playback

CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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