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Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT

Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT
alaScore 91

672 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 672 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 performance are generally positive. The voice guidance and screen also get good comments. Many are negative about the reliability and price.

usability, screen, voice guidance, performance, design

price, reliability

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 3490LT / 3490LMT from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the route planning and performance. The voice guidance and screen also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the price. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, screen, voice guidance, performance, route planning

price

84% 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 Nuvi 3490LMT 4.3" Sat Nav with European Maps, Lifetime Map Updates & Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth Garmin Nuvi 3490LT 4.3" Sat Nav with Europe Maps, Lifetime Traffic Updates and Bluetooth

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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. Reviews about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and voice guidance also get good comments. Views are divided on the durability, while the reliability and price get less positive views.

usability, voice guidance, screen, performance, design

price, reliability

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

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Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT GPS receiver

 

Editors' note: Garmin's Nuvi 3490 LMT features an interface that is similar to that of the recently reviewed Garmin Nuvi 2495 LMT and hardware that is similar to the Nuvi 3790T. Where applicable, portions of each of those reviews have been used in this...

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.

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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"WORTHLESS TO ME - WON'T PROGRAM TO GO TO NATIONAL PARKS"

 

WORTHLESS TO ME - WON'T PROGRAM TO GO TO NATIONAL PARKS - I need my GPS to go to National Parks. I tried to program it for Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National Parks, and the map update I purchased three days ago can't find any of them. I contacted...

Looks nice

WILL NOT PROGRAM FOR THE NATIONAL PARKS I WANT O GO TO...

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"Superior Superior !"

 

This tiny device recognizes your voice, learns your routes, conveys you around traffic and alerts you to trouble ahead. The speech recognition is simply superior, no more saying numbers of the house 4 times. Ever!

Simply the best.

Slow start up.

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"Nice GPS receiver! Always great at GPS receiving!"

 

Compare to other online car gps such as Eonon, Garmin, Tomtom are doing better on GPS receiving, while not so much better on in car entertainment comparing to Eonon car dvd player!

Good GPS receiver with useful and correct map. I also have used other car gps such as Eonon and other car gps bought online.

It only supports GPS receiving, if it can support other in

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"Has options that are not compatible with iPhone"

 

I bought, tried out and returned it for its incompatibility with

Great maps

Late recalculation

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"super slick Navigation"

 

This item does everything I expected and yes It does give full access to the phone book via bluetooth from my mobile device, it even reads out text messages and you can reply by talking! Completely hands free! Forget the other reviews..... If you keep...

Very sensitive screen, loud volume, full phonebook access on HTC One S, Excellent reruiting if a turn is missed, Excellent battery life and build quality is excellent.

Ermmmm, Had it for six months, No problems....

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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