Nüvi 3590LMT http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/n%C3%BCvi-3590lmt/all en-GB Garmin Nüvi 3590LMT http://www.stuff.tv/garmin-n%C3%BCvi-3590lmt/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This sat-nav gets smarter by nabbing your phone&#039;s data connection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/garmin-3590-main_2_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/garmin-3590-3_2_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/garmin-3590-4_2_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/garmin-3590-5_2_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Garmin's latest sat-nav takes a novel approach in its quest to keep you up to date with the very latest traffic developments. Rather than having a 3G data connection built in, the 3590LMT downloads realtime updates over your smartphone's data connection, linked via Bluetooth.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Packed with features </div> <div class="field-item even"> Elegant design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Subscriptions a turn off </div> <div class="field-item even"> Search could be better </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> costs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might think that would banish the concept of subscription services, but alas not. You can use the 3590 as it comes without paying any additional costs and still take advantage of free traffic info delivered via TMC (over the FM radio airwaves), and also access free map updates for life, including alerts for speed cameras.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-GeneralNav_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>However, once you've downloaded the free Android app (an iOS app is in the works), the live traffic upgrade will cost you £19.99 a year, static images from traffic cameras are £8.45 a year and if you add subscriptions for advanced weather forecasts, parking info, fuel prices and speed cameras, the total cost is £62.24 a year. All of a sudden it doesn't look quite such a clever idea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-HomeScreen_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Based on the solid foundations of the <a title="Garmin 3490LMT review" href="/review/garmin-nüvi-3490lmt">3490LMT</a>, the 3590LMT has the look and feel of a small tablet, with a bright, colourful, multitouch screen that's still a rarity in the sat-nav world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Rear_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> search box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looking up a destination is made easier by a universal search box, but even so this has its frustrations. For example, it likes to search very close to your current position, so if you enter just the name of a road that's, say, five miles away, it'll draw a blank unless you give it the name of the town as well.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Building_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Route_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> almost excellent </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Entering "York" whilst in Brentford returns 50 results, with the ancient city at the bottom of the list, below numerous pubs, a pet shop, a building society, a camera shop and a deli. You can mess around with the settings but it never quite nails the search, which is a shame because it's so close to being excellent. You can still look up addresses the old fashioned way with towns, postcodes and so on.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Mountains_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> on the road </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the road it's very easy to live with, switchable from landscape to portrait orientation, and it can keep going for about four hours on the battery. Once it's plugged into the 12-volt socket (a requirement for the TMC traffic info), thankfully the cabling is much tidier than the 3490.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Weather_0.JPG?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> maps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ability to pinch-zoom the maps and skim around them as you would on a phone is welcome, and the maps themselves are clear but still detailed, with the bonus of 3D terrain and 3D buildings in big cities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Features_0.jpg?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If it's features you're after, the 3590LMT will give you plenty to play around with. Hands-free calling works well, importing your phone's contacts via Bluetooth. Combined with the 3590's voice control skills, it's quick and easy to dial and chat while driving. If you don't want to pay for the enhanced weather info there's a pre-loaded weather widget that works just fine without a subscription, and you can be entertained by audio books in Audible format to pass the time. There's also built-in lane guidance and "photoReal" junction views at certain intersections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Traffic1_0.JPG?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> traffic cameras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Those live traffic camera feeds are great when they work. You won't see video, but you do get up-to-date stills of the current road conditions from stacks of cameras around the country. It can be temperamental, perhaps if your phone's 3G reception is less than perfect at the time, and in some cases will give up, but when it does work it's empowering to see what lies ahead.</p> <p>We like the idea of the smartphone link, but when you factor in those subscription costs, the tidier solutions to live traffic offered by TomTom seem to make more sense.</p> <p>The 3590LMT is still a great sat-nav, but you might be better off saving a few quid and opting for the 3490 instead. You'll get much the same deal, minus the smartphone link.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" alt="Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3590-Traffic2_0.JPG?1372183939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A resourceful approach to smart sat-nav but too fiddly to be a winner</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/garmin-n%25C3%25BCvi-3590lmt </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/garmin-n%C3%BCvi-3590lmt/review#comments Garmin Nüvi 3590LMT Sat-nav Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:37:02 +0000 Tony Horgan 421698 at http://www.stuff.tv