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GARMIN Nuvi 3790T

GARMIN Nuvi 3790T
alaScore 89

1487 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1487 reviews of GARMIN Nuvi 3790T. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the price and screen are generally positive. The design and performance also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, design, screen, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the GARMIN Nuvi 3790T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Garmin nuvi 3790T review


For the most part, standalone navigators have retained their same form factor for the better part of the last five years. Each one looked like the other, with...

Jun, 2010

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Garmin Nuvi 3790T Review - PCWorld


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If your vehicle can accommodate a GPS device with an enormous 7-inch screen, the RoadMate will prove to be a worthwhile travel companion.

Nov, 2010

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Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (

Garmin Nuvi 3790T review


Garmin Nuvi 3790T

The Garmin Nuvi 3790T is one of the thinnest and lightest portable navigators we've tested; it's the best looking, too. Voice Command is truly hands-free and can be activated merely by speaking to the Nuvi. Bluetooth calling also helps drivers keep...

The glossy screen tends to create a good deal of glare when used in direct sunlight. Traffic data cannot be accessed while using the device in the hand.

The Garmin Nuvi 3790T is an exceptional portable navigation device with just the right blend of form and function.

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Garmin nüvi 3790T


The Garmin nüvi 3790T, with its glass capacitive touch screen and gorgeous map graphics, shows that the standalone GPS category is far from dead.

Strikingly thin. First GPS with a glass-capacitive, multi-touch screen and built-in accelerometer. Beautiful, high-resolution graphics. Accurate routing. Fast recalculations.

Very expensive. Occasional ads.

Traffic, Other Features, and Conclusions The built-in FM receiver offers lifetime traffic updates as part of the device's cost. In trade for this service, the 3790T displays the occasional banner ad on screen, though unfortunately the ads still appear...

Jul, 2010

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Garmin nuvi 3790T


The Garmin nuvi 3790T would be the nearly-perfect navigational system had Garmin reinforced the thin and sometimes flimsy device platform, as well as taken steps to alert consumers of the pop-up ads. Many consumers purchase the GPS with "lifetime...

Adaptable- comes with myTrends and trafficTrends capabilitiesUltra-portable- one of the thinnest GPS devices ever marketedExpansive- feature-packed with Bluetooth, voice-activated, 3D territories

Expensive- a comparable smartphone performs nearly the samePesky- does not indicate pop-up traffic ads until they show up

At the very top of the Garmin 3700 series is the Garmin nuvi 3790T GPS...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Vic (

Video Review: Garmin nüvi 3790 GPS navigator


Here's a 3 minute video review of the Garmin 3790 and how it works in the Philippine setting. Current SRP is $449.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Kenny Yeo (

Garmin nuvi 3790T


The Garmin nuvi 3790T is one of the sleekest personal navigation devices around. We see if it has the brawn and brains to match its winning looks.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin nuvi 3790LMT


The Garmin nüvi 3790LMT adds lifetime map updates to the nuvi 3790T, Garmin's latest and greatest navigator. With its 4.3” glass screen and minimalist 0.35” thickness, it resembles an iPhone more than past nuvis. In addition to most of the goodies...

Very thin ; Gorgeous, bright screen ; The loudest nuvi yet ; Terrain view ; trafficTrends historical road speeds result in improved routing ; More streets are labeled than on recent nuvis ; Improved junction view and lane assist coverage ; Voice...

Voice command performance and options weaker than expected ; Disappointing Bluetooth performance ; trafficTrends results in increased route calculation time ; Slightly weaker GPS receiver performance than other recent nuvi series ; Multi-destination...

Highly recommended — the best nuvi yet. The 3790 models feel like a work of art; the screen is drop dead gorgeous. Routing has been significantly improved with the addition of historical road speed data (trafficTrends). I expect that a couple of my...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Scott Martin (

Review: Garmin Nuvi 3790T/3790LMT Review - Impressive Next Generation of GPS Units


The Garmin Nuvi 3790T brings a fresh physical and interface design to the GPS category that makes using the navigator a pleasure; not overly touted as a major improvement, but clearly tipping the awesomeness scale is the quality of the screen. The new...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : GPS Lodge (

Expert Review

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Display size (HxV):3.81 x 2.25
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.81 x 2.25
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Cigar lighter

GPS Type

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


Ability to add maps: Yes
Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:3D


3D landmarks: Yes
Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible: Yes
Live service: No
Photo navigation: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP +\nMac 10.4 + / Windows XP +\nMac 10.4+ / Windows XP\nMac OS X 10.4
Interface:USB 2.0
Keyboard type:QWERTY / ABC

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Cigar lighter


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Anti-theft function: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Color of product:Black
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player:No / Yes
Number of Waypoints:1000
World travel clock: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.35 / 35
Weight:3.99 / 4