The Garmin Nuvi 3790T GPS caused a few eyebrows to raise last year when it hit the market because of its very small profile. However, this fully functional GPS unit can handle the needs of the average consumer easily. The GPS unit is not the only device that uses this type of micro-design as it has been an ongoing trend for several years and is very popular. Actually GPS devices have been rather late to the table in the ultra-slim design area. At this point, there are so many features and functions crammed into a GPS that it is difficult to imagine what will exist in three or five years. We will have to wait and see what awaits in the future as the Nuvi 3790T may push things in a new direction.
Its hard to imagine that “sexy” would ever have been a concept applied to the engineered design of a Global Position System unit. Not us, but we do not own a GPS business, and Garmin is only following the likes and dislikes of the mega-huge consumer electronics market which is smart. The Nuvi 3790T and a #2 pencil have the same slim profile cut. Among its other cool features is the devices ability to conveniently display in either vertical or horizontal orientation. Sometimes you have to make concessions in other areas when space is a prime consideration. It is possible, but uncertain if this is something that might have happened with the Nuvi 3790T. However, other Garmin GPS units seem to perform a bit faster than this unit. This companies other units seem to have a slightly faster signal capture time than this unit does. We do understand there could have been other external factors at play. However, it wasn’t just tested only one time at one location. Something to think about is that it seems the route algorithm did take cues from the primary travel routes and not necessarily the secondary local routes. That effect adds more time because when driving only on the main roads, it can take extra time.
There is an entire slew of features that we cannot cover in detail simply because they are too many. Various software for making just about any kind of calculated conversion you would ever need.
If you are looking for ideas of where to go when traveling around the country you can download photos from Garmin Connect and then just navigate to where suits you. Not everyone will find that feature appealing, but others may find it very helpful for their needs. There is an anti-theft device, Garmin Lock, plus Garmin Garage which can be used for downloading customized security features.
How completely convenient is it to use a GPS? Something that is good to use when traveling on an interstate or open freeway is the lane assistance navigation feature. This could get a little dicey if you are in the middle of congested, city rush hour traffic. With the Nuvi 3790T, it informs you which lane you need to be driving in if there is a turn pending. This is a plus for everyone as well as those who are navigation challenged because it appears to take the confusion out of the driving picture. Where you are located should be a real life image on the display.
So you quickly know where you need to be, the lane you should be driving in is marked clearly with arrows. You will need to be able to plug into your computer and the Garmin Nuvi 3790T GPS comes with all the gear and connections you need. Very low profile electronic devices need micro-USB devices and connectors so get used to seeing them,
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April 14, 2012 at 10:39 am Comments (0)