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Garmin nuvi 3790LMT 4.3-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Preloaded with street maps for the U.S., Canada & Mexico
  • Lifetime map updates
  • Lifetime traffic updates
  • Lane assist with Junction View
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
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Nuvi 3790LMT Package includes: nuvi 3790 with lifetime map updates, preloaded street maps for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, vehicle suction cup mount with speaker, lifetime traffic receiver/vehicle power cable, USB cable dashboard disc, quick start manual

Experience uniquely personal navigation from the elegantly slim nüvi 3790LMT. It features a multi-touch glass display, nüRoute technology with trafficTrends and myTrends, voice-activated navigation, 3-D building and terrain view, lane assist with junction view, hands-free calling compatibility and subscription-free traffic alerts.

Less than 9mm thick

Includes Free Lifetime Map Updates
With free Lifetime Map1 and Traffic2 updates, you always have the most up-to-date maps, points of interest and navigation information available at your fingertips. Traffic information is updated constantly, and map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year. Both features are ready to go, right out of the box, with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.

Award-Winning Design         

Versatile and compact for car or pedestrian use

The new nüvi is less than 9 mm thick, about the same as a standard #2 pencil. It has a full glass 4.3" diagonal multi-touch display. Dual orientation capabilities allow you to use the nüvi 3790LMT either horizontally or vertically, fitting smartly in your hand when walking. Sleek design also disappears neatly into your pocket or purse. With a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it's ready to guide you by car or foot.

Experience nüRoute Technology with trafficTrends and myTrends
Smart and good-looking, this uniquely personal navigator comes with advanced routing capabilities that include trafficTrends and myTrends. There's no subscription necessary, no added costs, your nüvi 3790LMT just does it.

With trafficTrends, your nüvi 3790LMT automatically learns daytime trends for traffic flow to improve your routes and better predict your estimated time of arrival based on time of day and day of week. And you get free trafficTrends updates every time you connect your device to myGarmin.

With myTrends, when you save your regular destinations in your "Favorites," your nüvi 3790LMT will, over time, begin to figure out where you're going even without your telling it! It provides time of arrival and relevant traffic information. So whether you're driving to and from work or a regularly scheduled weekly event, your nüvi 3790LMT will help you get there on time.

Speak Commands
nüvi 3790LMT not only tells you where to turn but listens to your spoken commands. With its innovative speech recognition, you can control nüvi with your voice--allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply wake up nüvi with a customizable voice command and begin speaking menu options that are clearly displayed on the screen. Tell nüvi "Find Address" and speak an address to start navigating.

Know the Lane Before It's Too Late
No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

Make Hands-free Calls
For hands-free calling, nüvi 3790LMT integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 3790LMT while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with its touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.

Dual orientation capabilities allow you to use the nüvi 3790LMT either horizontally or vertically, fitting smarly in your hand when walking.
Navigate City Transit
With its enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities and dual-oriented screen, nüvi 3790LMT is the perfect travel companion for getting around town. Download optional cityXplorer content to help you navigate the big city. In addition to knowing where to walk, where to catch the bus, subway, tram or other transportation you'll also have access to mass transit schedules and estimated travel time to your destination. cityXplorer maps are available for select cities throughout North America and Europe. And with prices as low as $9.99, you'll have money left over to spend in the big city.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions. See Buildings and Terrain in 3-D
nüvi 3790LMT has an intuitive interface that greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator NT street maps for the U.S, Canada and Mexico with nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs) such as stores, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, gas stations, ATMs and more, and speed limits for most major roads. With 3-D Building and Terrain view, you'll see representations of prominent buildings in many cities and map contours at low zoom levels, giving you a realistic perspective of the terrain.

Go Beyond Navigation
Also offered on nüvi 3790LMT are standard nüvi features that go beyond navigation. For example, ecoRoute--a green feature that calculates a more fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and more. The 3790LMT includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect Photos and navigate to them. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations. The 3790LMT features Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage where you can download custom voices and vehicles. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards.

Compare the nüvi 3700 Series Features

nüvi 3700 Series Features
Detailed Map Coverage*
Lifetime maps
Lifetime maps
Voice activated navigation
Lifetime traffic
Lifetime traffic
Lifetime traffic
Lifetime traffic
Hands-free calling
3D terrain and buildings

* Full coverage mapping for the U.S. and Canada. Now includes Mexico.

What's in the Box

nüvi 3790LMT; Preloaded Street Maps for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; Lifetime Maps and Traffic; Vehicle Suction Cup Mount With Speaker; FM Traffic Receiver/Vehicle Power Cable; USB Cable Dashboard Disc; Quick Start Manual.

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1Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this product's useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. The updates you receive will be updates to the same geographic map data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased. Garmin may terminate your Lifetime Map Updates at any time if you violate any of the terms of the End User License Agreement accompanying your nüvi product.

2Free Lifetime Traffic Updates may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product. Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. Traffic content not available for all areas. See for traffic coverage areas and for program License Agreement containing complete terms and conditions.

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Technical Details
Item Weight4 ounces
Product Dimensions2.9 x 0.4 x 4.8 inches
Item model number010-00858-21
National Stock Number5825-01-593-3536
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Display Size4.3 inches
Battery Life4 hours
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Best Sellers Rank #40,528 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableNovember 1, 2010
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260 of 268 people found the following review helpful By Truth Seeker on January 13, 2011
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As a GPS Unit, the 3790LMT is phenomenal, and I'll get to why in a bit, but first, I decided to write this review for those who, like me, live in a part of the world where the climate is extreme enough to make it a necessity to take your GPS in and out of the car on a regular basis to prevent damage (or crime).

I used to have a Garmin 765T, which was a great little unit, for all the reasons I personally purchase a GPS. I don't care so much about playing MP3's or viewing photos, or even bluetooth, I just want a fast, accurate, and user friendly GPS. And, I've come to discover that I also NEED one that is easy to take with me when I leave my vehicle.

So, when my 765T's maps were out of date I was faced with a decision whether or not to upgrade the maps, or just get a different unit and I decided that for about the same price I'd "upgrade" to a new GPS that came with lifetime map and traffic updates rather than paying for a couple month upgrade to my old Garmin 765T.

After shopping around I settled on a TomTom XXL500TM. As a GPS, it was a good unit, but I immediately missed the "quick release" feature of my old 765T which allowed me to just pop it out of it's charging cradle on extremely hot or extremely cold days or when parking in areas where having a GPS in plain sight might tempt the criminally minded beyond what they were strong enough to resist. After a couple 20 second episodes groping around at night in the dark to hook up the charging cable and snap the TomTom into its cradle, I'd had enough and I sent it back. It was simply impractical for where I live. If you live where you can leave your GPS in the car most of the time without it growing legs, melting, or freezing into a sub-zero brick, then save a few bucks, but if you don't, read on...
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Regolith on February 17, 2011
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The 3790LMT is my 6th Garmin GPS, and it's my 2nd GPS which is designed specifically for vehicle navigation. So far, it has not disappointed. The size, brightness, and resolution of the display is excellent. I've found the touch-screen to be very responsive without being overly sensitive. The speaker in the vehicle mount is loud and clear. Satellite acquisition is fairly quick.

After I received it, I registered it on Garmin's website right away which then allowed me to download the latest software update for the device, as well as the most recent maps. Software updates for the GPS are fast (a few minutes), but map updates take hours because of the amount of data being transferred, so make sure you have enough time before you begin. [I do have broadband internet service.] The 'myDashboard' interface on Garmin's website is fairly intuitive, and I found it easy to navigate around and locate exactly what I needed.

As far as using the GPS, I really like the fact that the power cable goes into the mount, and not directly into the GPS device. This makes the removal of the GPS from the mount fast and easy, without having to deal with any cables. The GPS itself is slim enough to slip into a coat pocket.

As opposed to my SteetPilot 2720, the 3790LMT does have an internal battery, which means it can be used in 'pedestrian' mode if needed. The battery is only good for about 3 hours, but it's not designed to be taken on long hikes. It's a vehicle-based GPS device, with a supplemental battery good for short-duration excursions, and I'm glad to have it. I own a different hand-held Garmin which is designed for hiking outdoors, so I don't expect my vehicle's GPS to pull double-duty.
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227 of 249 people found the following review helpful By C. Coleman on January 14, 2011
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The 3790lmt is a really nice GPS. There is a lot to like about it. But, there is one HUGE drawback to this unit or other lmt units. If you use the traffic service you will have to deal with pop up ads. Yes, can you believe it? You pay $400-$500 for a nice GPS and you have to tolerate pop up ads. You can't get away from this annoying pop up junk. Internet, cell phone and now your GPS. I had to take away 2 stars from a product that has the potential for 5 stars. Garmin should at least give you the option to see these ads or not and not force them on you. I called Garmin support and was advised not to use the traffic service if I didn't want to see the ads. Excuse me?? The traffic service is one of the main reasons I bought the thing. Had I known about the pop up ads, I would not have purchased. Buyer Beware.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By TraderGary on March 2, 2011
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My first GPS was the Garmin c340. It served me very well for years and when my wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year I took the opportunity to upgrade to Garmin's top of the line Nuvi 3790LMT. All I can say is a jaw dropping WOW!

After using the 3790LMT for three weeks now it has performed absolutely flawlessly. I'm in a suburb of Atlanta, GA so I deal with a lot of tangled roads running all over the place and traffic jams galore.

I'll start with the stunning display. At a resolution of 800 x 480 it is twice as sharp as other GPS's and the difference isn't subtle. What a pleasure to see such high definition and detail. 3D mode with the sky in the horizon and hills and valley's in full 3D topography is an absolute delight. And the night time display still maintains a beautiful 3D look. Navigating around taller buildings you see the buildings in 3D relief.

My 3790LMT locks on to satellites in less than 10 seconds of pulling out of my garage and within 10 seconds or less anywhere else. Often the satellite link is so quick that it feels almost instantaneous.

Voice Command is very well done. I was apprehensive after reading some negative Amazon reviews. After reading the documentation and understanding that the unit is only listening when the Voice Icon is green and not red, everything worked very well. I use the voice command all the time now. Voice Command works beautifully and gets a full 5 stars from me.

The first thing I did when I unboxed my 3790LMT was link up to Garmin's myGarmin site and then go to myDashboard where I registered, downloaded the latest maps, and updated the operating software. I've had no complaints with map accuracy and no complaints with the operation of the unit.
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