Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav : very clear and easy to use

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This is my third garmin satnav over a period of 8 years and as one would expect an improvement on the previous model. My only problem is the mount method which tends to let the screen vibrate due to the size of the unit, this did not happen on my previous unit as it was only 4′ screen. Hence i have only given 4 starshowever it is a lot easier to read whilst driving, particularly when set vertically, it shows further ahead and gives a lot more information. Garmin sat navs are a lot easier to set up and more user friendly. My only other disappoinment is that i purchased my unit as soon as it come on the market garmin are now offering a £30. 00 money back since the beginning of may .

So good, i covered my windscreen in newspaper and it still got me home. but it is pretty impressive. First real sat nav i’ve owned and i’ve been very impressed with its functions. Taken it to europe a few times where it worked faultlessly, including the suggested quicker routes when traffic jams predicted.

The best things are not so obvious. I went for this both on the strength of some of the reviews, and the free lifetime maps and traffic. I was being driven mad by my phone satnav (copilot live on a htc one x) not picking up a signal for ages on start up. This device gets a lock almost instantaneously. However, the best feature of this device for me is the voice command system. It’s so simple to use and (unusually) it’s both accurate and effective. A simple vocabulary plus numbered lists make selecting what you want a doddle. I’ve also found i can drive and not use the separate (provided) mic which means one less cable. Routing can be a bit strange at times. On fastest routing it wanted to use a series of local lanes that i know wouldn’t be faster than my normal route (and that my other systems suggest. Here are the specifications for the Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav:

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  • Extra-wide yet slimline, dual-orientation, 5-inch sat nav
  • Lifetime map updates and traffic alerts – for the lifetime of the sat nav
  • Lane Assist, PhotoReal junction view and Bird’s Eye junction view
  • Handsfree operation – Voice activated for spoken navigation instructions and handsfree phone calls via Bluetooth®
  • Street-level mapping for Europe

This is very good with free map updates and free travel reports. The bluetooth connection to phone is also good. The only problem i found was that you need to plug in all the ‘gubbins’ to get the traffic reports – there was an opportunity here to allow purchasers of this unit to have access to the online via bluetooth data (which this does not – you have to pay extra to get traffic in this way).

Best sat nav i have ever owned. Having owned a tom tom 720 in 2006 and a snooper sirius proline 2000 since 2009 the garmin 3590 is whithout a doubt the best sat nav ive ever owned. Mapping – very smooth and quick fluid graphics with nice 3d rendered buildings. Touch screen – pinch to zoom. 3d live services – traffic info linked through my smart phone. Voice command – when it works its brilliant and very easy to navigate through menus. Negativeshigh price of the unit – however it is the top end of their product line and comparative with the top end of alternative units. I paid £250 and got the £30 cashback from garmin in their august promo. Price of the live services – i only have the traffic (£20/yr) and speed cameras (£8/yr). I do alot of motorway driving so might try the motorway camera live image feed for £8/yr and see what its like. Speed camera warning – not loud enough just a gentle bong.

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  • Brilliant – once it’s properly set up
  • The best things are not so obvious

A bit disappointing purchase :(. The reason for choosing this product was the free map updates. Positive* it is very thin and stylishnegative:* overpriced. * does not come with the mains charger or carry case and i believe at least the charger should have been included in the package. * device does not charge unless you switch it on. * licence agreement comes up on the screen every time you switch it on which i find quite annoying. Accepting the agreement once should be enough, no need to do that every time you use the satnav.

It seems i made the right choice. I have a very early garmin that i got for my bike and liked it a lot but back then you did’nt get map updates. I wanted to get another garmin as i hoped they where still the market leader. After reading reviews on amazon i wanted a 5′ screen as its for my car and i wanted free map and traffic updates (paying this sort of money they should be free). When i tried to register on line it took me two hours may be it was my laptop but what a pain. I have only took it on one trip so far to see how things went and i thaught it was very good. I am still getting to grips with my 3590 and it does more than i will probably need but i am taking it on my holls so i hope it gets me to my hotel. It seems easy to use so far and i am glad i went for another garmin.

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This gps unit has a nice display and clear navigation instructions. The junction views are very useful. The free map updates are great. One thing that i have found is that it takes a while for it to realise that you have decided to take an alternative route. For instance going from cambridge to keswick takes you up the a14 and then on to the a1. Alternatively you can continue on the a14 and take the m6. If i decide to take the alternative m6 route, ignoring the gps, it will prompt me to turn of at every junction to go back for the a1 junction. I would expect this for a couple of miles or so, but it continues to do this to a point where i believe that the original a1 route would be much further than continuing to the m6. The traffic information is useful but i find the reception is poor when up north even when using the external antenna, it is possible that this may be a fault of the service provided over the radio stations.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

This gps unit has a nice display and clear navigation instructions. The junction views are very useful. The free map updates are great. One thing that i have found is that it takes a while for it to realise that you have decided to take an alternative route. For instance going from cambridge to keswick takes you up the a14 and then on to the a1. Alternatively you can continue on the a14 and take the m6. If i decide to take the alternative m6 route, ignoring the gps, it will prompt me to turn of at every junction to go back for the a1 junction. I would expect this for a couple of miles or so, but it continues to do this to a point where i believe that the original a1 route would be much further than continuing to the m6. The traffic information is useful but i find the reception is poor when up north even when using the external antenna, it is possible that this may be a fault of the service provided over the radio stations.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

My research and experience since buying do reveal that this model has one of the best screens available. It does what i need it to, but garmin promise so much more. Many of these promises cost extra, without that being made clear on the internet or pos materials, and some additional features are no longer available. . My research and experience since buying do reveal that this model has one of the best screens available, superior touchscreen function and speedy responses, so providing you don’t desperately want or need motorway cameras our advanced internet based traffic status this a good price of kit.
My research and experience since buying do reveal that this model has one of the best screens available. It does what i need it to, but garmin promise so much more. Many of these promises cost extra, without that being made clear on the internet or pos materials, and some additional features are no longer available. . My research and experience since buying do reveal that this model has one of the best screens available, superior touchscreen function and speedy responses, so providing you don’t desperately want or need motorway cameras our advanced internet based traffic status this a good price of kit.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

This is a very good garmin unit. It does exactly what it says it will do. Lifetime map updates are wonderful and come with this unit.

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This is a very good garmin unit. It does exactly what it says it will do. Lifetime map updates are wonderful and come with this unit.
. Why did i have to buy 8gb of additional memory to update my maps on the first day of ownership.
. Why did i have to buy 8gb of additional memory to update my maps on the first day of ownership.
Pitty undates are not with it. Pitty undates are not with it on speed limits on certain roads still have 40mph when now new signs indicate 30. Do not bother even when you advise them.
Pitty undates are not with it. Pitty undates are not with it on speed limits on certain roads still have 40mph when now new signs indicate 30. Do not bother even when you advise them.
One of the best sat navs i’ve used. Sadly software glitches causes screen to freeze occasionally(very awkward in middle of navigating. )this means having to restart the device-no software updates to resolve this problem&garmin deny this problem exists. (3598lmtd has same problem).
One of the best sat navs i’ve used. Sadly software glitches causes screen to freeze occasionally(very awkward in middle of navigating. )this means having to restart the device-no software updates to resolve this problem&garmin deny this problem exists. (3598lmtd has same problem).
Did not get five stars because my garmin 3590lmt did not fit,it’s 5″ and when you zip it up it’s so tight you push the on button. No good if you put it away as the battery will be dead ok not a big deal it does what it’s supposed to but i would have liked it with a bit more space.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Did not get five stars because my garmin 3590lmt did not fit,it’s 5″ and when you zip it up it’s so tight you push the on button. No good if you put it away as the battery will be dead ok not a big deal it does what it’s supposed to but i would have liked it with a bit more space.

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This is a great piece of kit. . Bought in the summer of 2012 and have used it in italy and france in addition to the uk. It has operated faultlessly for 18 months. Large very clear screen particularly impressed with the lane view and the facilities locator. We’ve used it for restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets and petrol stations. Very easy to use and update.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

This is a great piece of kit. . Bought in the summer of 2012 and have used it in italy and france in addition to the uk. It has operated faultlessly for 18 months. Large very clear screen particularly impressed with the lane view and the facilities locator. We’ve used it for restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets and petrol stations. Very easy to use and update.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

I bought this to replace my ageing nuvi 710, i’m very impressed. The screen is good, easy to see. The audio is good but just a little distortion on the voice and sounds from time to time. Reliable connection to my phone but disappointed with the sound quality in call, picks up too much noise from my vehicle. Navigation seems good, took a bit of tweaking to stop it driving me down slip roads at junctions only to rejoin the main road immediately. Audio when playing audiobooks is good but i’d like the pause when playing directions to be sharper, or even wind back a second or two so you don’t miss words.
I bought this to replace my ageing nuvi 710, i’m very impressed. The screen is good, easy to see. The audio is good but just a little distortion on the voice and sounds from time to time. Reliable connection to my phone but disappointed with the sound quality in call, picks up too much noise from my vehicle. Navigation seems good, took a bit of tweaking to stop it driving me down slip roads at junctions only to rejoin the main road immediately. Audio when playing audiobooks is good but i’d like the pause when playing directions to be sharper, or even wind back a second or two so you don’t miss words.
This is a very good product. Easy to use with clear on screen instructions. The lane guidance is a very good idea can clearly see which lane to be in at junctions. The only downfall is that it says left/right turn when it is only a bend and not an actual turn.
This is a very good product. Easy to use with clear on screen instructions. The lane guidance is a very good idea can clearly see which lane to be in at junctions. The only downfall is that it says left/right turn when it is only a bend and not an actual turn.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Another great product from garmin. Really clear screen, rapid start up and finding sats (even if you restart in new position – old satnav took ages if you did not startup in same position as shutdown), quick response to movement so see right exit on roundabout in realtime. Lifetime updates included in price, so no paying every year like some other suppliers and you can navigate by postcodes, unlike some other well known systems.

This review is from : Garmin nuvi 3590LMT 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth

Another great product from garmin. Really clear screen, rapid start up and finding sats (even if you restart in new position – old satnav took ages if you did not startup in same position as shutdown), quick response to movement so see right exit on roundabout in realtime. Lifetime updates included in price, so no paying every year like some other suppliers and you can navigate by postcodes, unlike some other well known systems.
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