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Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1472 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the memory.

usability, performance, screen, price, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the maps and price. The screen and performance also get good reviews, but the route planning and reliability get critical opinions. Views are divided on the memory.

usability, performance, screen, price, maps

reliability, route planning

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 3597LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and BluetoothGarmin nuvi 3597LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the maps and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

usability, performance, screen, design, maps

durability, price, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD NUVI3597LMTHD 5.0-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates (US) MFG Part 010-01118-00 Bundle wGarmin nüvi 3597LMTHD NUVI3597LMTHD 5.0-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates (US) MFG Part 010-01118-00 Bundle w

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD review: Garmin adds a premium edge to classic GPS

 

After years of reviewing PND after PND, it's hard to get excited about a GPS device's physical form. However, the Nuvi 3597LM has managed to capture my attention with its glossy, black face and slim chassis.

The Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD boasts a premium design with a sharp 5-inch capacitive screen and a thin metal chassis. Voice command makes the already intuitive interface easier to use on the road. Search-based destination input and natural spoken...

The Smartphone Link feature doesn't really do anything aside from serving as a portal for additional paid services.

The Nuvi 3597LMTHD continues to refine Garmin's brand of navigation with premium design and one of the best interfaces in the business.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD

 

Garmin has done it again with the nüvi 3597LMTHD, a high-end portable GPS device that continues to set the bar for the genre. The question is whether there's a market for pricey in-car navigation systems these days.

Magnetic mount. Glass capacitive display supports multi-touch. Improved voice prompts

Expensive. Screen shows reflections in sunlight. Traffic and exact location aren't always accurate enough

The Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD ($379.99 direct) is the best automotive GPS navigation device you can buy today. While the market for standalone devices has stagnated and even contracted in recent years, there's still plenty of demand—especially at bargain...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin nuvi 3597LMT

 

A premium sat-nav with traffic updates

Lifetime maps ; Lifetime traffic ; Excellent voice control

Live services require smartphone connection ; RDS-TMC traffic only

The Garmin nuvi 3597LMT provides a lot of sat-nav features for the money, although the traffic updates are only RDS-TMC.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Mayne (t3.com)

Garmin nüvi 3597 LMTHD satnav review: Hands-on

 

The Garmin nüvi 3597 LMTHD satnav is the brand's latest flaghship GPS device, but what does it bring to the table?

Of course, the Garmin nüvi 3597 LMTHD is a premium unit, and unfortunately so is the price. Only confirmed US pricing of $380 is available so far, putting the equivalent UK price at around £240.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Garmin Nuvi 3597

 

The Garmin Nuvi 3597 is a fine premium GPS, but it's priced a little too high for our tastes.

Excellent physical design ; Spoken searches work superbly ; Great magnetic screen mount

High price ; Display colours are garish

As such, other premium devices, such as the top-of-the-range TomTom or Navman GPS systems, are cheaper at RRP levels and often even cheaper in real-world sale situations. Buy a Nuvi 3597 and you'll get a solid and dependable GPS — but you're paying...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Garmin nuvi 3597 LMT

 

What is it? A sat-nav that allows you to navigate your way to various places. It features a 5″ HD Screen, with 5 point multi touch. It can listen[...]

It is a beautiful and great device, something I will definitely miss once I return it. The magnetic attaching is a magic touch, making this extremely easy to use and access. The instructions and maps are clear, and the various features are well...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Garmin Nuvi 3597

 

If you can�t beat�em, join�em. Garmin faces more competition than ever from satnav apps on smartphones, so it�s carved out a beast of a GPS that looks just like one too, with a gorgeous five-inch display, live traffic info and free map updates for...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"The magnetic mount is best feature"

 

NONE

Fast processing. Beautiful screen resolution. Excellent voice recognition. iOS app works beautifully with the unit. Lifetime update map and traffic are good

BLUETOOTH IS NOT WORK GOOD WITH IPHONE 5 AND IPHONE 5S

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"The best Nuvi we have thus far!"

 

Just when I think that my iphone5 can do everything I need, well... not quite! We did a road trip this summer from WA state to AZ state to visit Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon and Lake Powell. iPhone works well in a major cities but once you are out on the...

Fast processing. Beautiful screen resolution. Excellent voice recognition. iOS app works beautifully with the unit. Lifetime update map and traffic are good too!

I would love to have a case or a sleeve to carry this in my pocket.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Another Quality product. Some feathers are now gone?"

 

Coming from a Tom Tom or other GPS, you'll be very pleased. Not a big a draw coming from a new 3790 series.

The magnetic mount is by far the best feature making placing the Garmin on the dash mount a breeze. The placement of the power button is also a big improvement. Voice commands are far more responsive and make usage a breeze

No Garmin Lock, I really hate this take away. The Lock feature does little to dissuade a thief but at least it make the unit unusable for the thief. Garmin Link has some advantages but also drawbacks.

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Display:TFT
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
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen:No / Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable
Power source type:AC, Battery, Cigar lighter / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bicycle:N
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck:No / Yes

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / North America
Maps included: Yes

Memory

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

Navigation

3D landmarks:No / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Live service: Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):Y
Photo navigation: No
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB / CI, USB / USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable
Power source type:AC, Battery, Cigar lighter / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in
Languages support:CZE
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
USB connectivity: Yes
USB port: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.512
Height:3.03
Weight:6.77
Width:5.43