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Garmin nuvi 3598

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the route planning and design. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability, while opinions are divided on the value for money.

usability, screen, performance, design, route planning

reliability

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

Review analysis

(Based on 174 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin nuvi 3598

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 77 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 3598 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.

usability, screen, performance, route planning, size

value for money

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

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

Expert review by:

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.

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Worst electronic purchase I have ever made

 

Like previous reviewers, I have an issue with the device losing the maps and giving me a grey screen. I have emailed Garmin customer support and followed instructions to reset the device and it may work for 1 or 2 journeys but then back to the blank...

when it works

most of the time it doesn't work, expensive

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Garmin Nuvi 3598

 

Having been a TomTom user for many years I decided that the fee for live services and map updates was excessive.The new TomTom has free map updates, but does not allow poi's to be added. I compared a few satnavs on line and decided on the Garnin 3598....

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Garmin Nuvi 3598

 

Hi everyone I bought the Garmin Nuvi 3598 a few months ago it is the most expensive bit of rubbish you will ever have the pleasure in buying, it will not give you any choose of vehicle type you drive such as bus lorry car etc and when you set it not to...

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Garmin 3598- good, but is it worth the extra?

 

Much quicker to set up than my old nuvi. Digital traffic is great, except for the need to drape an antenna wire across the dash (instructions show it going vertical, but that would put it in my line of sight. It seems to work OK horizontal).. Junction...

ease/speed of use, very clear display (no reflections in screen)

junction views, "real directions

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Great when the map isn't grey

 

Bought this unit in June, having used Garmin navigators previously in the Zumo range on a motorcycle. Initially very impressed, paired with smartphone using the smartphone link app, and happily getting weather and traffic updates. Did a recommended...

neat, clever when it works

grey screen of death

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2nd faulty unit

 

Unfortunately in some fields I cannot score zero. This is the second unit I have had both have resulted in grey screens when into the journey. Pity it has great features when and if it works properly, back to Halfords we go again.

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Some good, but disappointing

 

My old nuvi 1680T was giving up after hard use, so I decide to splash out on the top of the range. Much quicker than the old one, and the display is so much clearer. Traffic avoidance is really good. However, to get that means finding a place to hang...

clear display, quick startup

features over-rated, traffic antenna

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Mixed feelings

 

The 3598 does everything it's meant to. But why did mine come without English as an option? I had to contact Garmin and add a piece of software. What is the point of the extra aerial wire? My Garmin seems to function just as well without deploying the...

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TomTom killer

 

I have owned TomTom devices for the last 6 years and have got through 3 of them now. Appalled by the consistently poor(non-existent) service offered by TomTom and the fact that my last two devices have basically died and won't even turn on without...

amazing range of features, digital traffic is the best by far, clear responsive touch screen, voice recognition works

expensive, no manual available on the garmin website yet

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

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

Playback

DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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