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Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 468 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 really like the price and size. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D 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 People really like the design and price. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but 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 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts, Bluetooth with Magneti

May, 2018

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

One of the best satnavs you can buy. Accurate, intuitive, constantly updated directions on an easy-to-read screen packaged in an unobtrusively handsome frame that all come together to justify the price. The Garmin Nuvi 3598 LMT-D lives up to its high...

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

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William John

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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

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Which testing

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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

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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

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Poor maps

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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

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I miss some of my old TomTom features

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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

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Nuvi 3598

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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

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No spare memory for updating

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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

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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


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: Yes


Color of product:Black, Silver
Form Factor:Fixed


Backlight display: Yes
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Display size (HxV):2.9 x 4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.9 x 4.3
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes

GPS Type

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


Map coverage:All Europe
Map view options:2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash


3D landmarks: Yes
Address input:City, Street
Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
Live service: No
Photo navigation: No
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery

Technical Details

Alarm clock: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
CD player: No
Color of product:Black, Silver
DVD player: No
Form Factor:Fixed
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
Waypoints: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Weight & Dimensions