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Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 466 reviews of Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The screen and performance also get good opinions, but many are critical about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, size, price

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D from 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 Reviewers really like the design and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, design

reliability, memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts, Bluetooth with MagnetiGarmin nuvi 3598LMT-D EU 5" Sat Nav with UK + Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Digital Traffic Alerts, Bluetooth with Magnetic Mount

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Nathan George (

Nuvi 3598 LMT-D review


Whatever you want from a satnav, this does it - and then some

Very accurate ; Real-time traffic updates via DAB ; Free map updates for life

Expensive ; OS isn't as smooth as Android or iOS

The Garmin Nuvi 3598 LMT-D lives up to its high price in most ways, offering quality that smartphone and app combos struggle to match. The core functionality - traffic-evasion, directions, lane assistance – all work superbly. DAB integration is...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Garmin’s Latest High End SatNav nuvi 3598 LMT-D


Recently I visited the London Transport museum, surely one of the cleverer places to launch some Satellite Navigation devices. They launched three and I was allowed to take the top end device and give it a good testing.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: WilliamJohn (

William John

I purchased the top of the Range Garmin Nuvi to augment the in-car sat nav in my VW Touareg which was getting some what old. Despite updating all the files a couple of days before setting of it fell at the first fence in Portmouth!The old VW files were...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: mb2389 (

Which testing

I own an older Garmin Nuvi, a best buy when bought, and am thinking of replacing it.My current Garmin does exactly what your review said it would - great screen, good location, quick directions. What it does not do is choose useful routes. It always...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Bestbuymad (


I have the 3597 which is the immediately preceding model with lifetime European maps and traffic updates. Probably the only difference is the 'Real Directions'. I used to use TomTom which was OK to use but updates were difficult and website terrible!...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: veronique (

Poor maps

Doesn't matter how many bells and whistles if the maps are wrong and the graphics for complex junctions rotate and confuse one completely. For example, junction 8 on the M 25 doesn't exist on this satnav. Very disconcerting if you leave that junction...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: 2011-06-18 10:21:23.487 (

I miss some of my old TomTom features

I invested in the nüvi 3598LM having previously had a TomTom Go Live Sat Nav. The TomTom became too unreliable when it came to connecting to the main server, so I frequently had to drive on the motorway to/from work with no traffic updates. I also...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Heward (

Nuvi 3598

A great SatNav; simple to use, regular map updates, and live traffic updates. Superb on long trips to work out quickest routes taking into account live updates of accidents, traffic jams, road works, etc. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Dougie (

No spare memory for updating

Just brought this with full European mapping. Just out of the box and very first update it says not enough memory for full Europe and I need to select a smaller map. Contacted Garmin who fobbed me off saying sat navs are not future proof and they have...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: 2011-07-17 21:15:06.587 (


Reliability is rock bottom. Progressively, the voice developed a stutter, the screen started to freeze up several times a day, a message was incorrectly displayed which started the wrong cable was connected for Live traffic. The suction mounts provided...

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications


Head up Display: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: Yes
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No