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GPS 3790 LMT

 

I would like to buy the garmin gps 3790LMT.But I think that the price is a little steep. My wife keeps telling me to get it since I am working and I earned it. But, I tell her with my luck that as soon as I get it the price will go down. It isn't that I need it. I just want that gps. I have a garmin 855 that I like, but the 3790lmt looks great and I like that one better.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Electronics devalues very

Electronics devalues very quickly, especially in a challenged consumer market. Of course it's your choice, but I'd wait a month or two.

Fred

I would wait....

Everything seems to go down eventually, especially electronics...Can't remember the last time taxes went down though....

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

3790

The price always goes down when the newest units come out.

I suspect the 3790 is about to be "discontinued" as Best Buy had a clearance on the 3790LT recently.

As soon as you get it home

As soon as you get it home it will be replaced with something newer. Just the facts of life.

I'd wait until the 855 stops working, then buy.

If you wait a month or two, the price will come down. If you wait another month or two after that, the price will probably go down again. Keep waiting, and eventually you will find the 3790LMT in a bargin bin at a very low price.

Question is, how long are you willing to wait, and at what price are you willing to purchase?

If the 855 is working just fine, wait until it doesn't, then buy the 3790.

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

3790LMT

Have it....Great Unit...Go For It....

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WLF

GPS 3790 LMT

Just got the 3790 LT for $133. Then found out it doesn't play MP3's.
Any way to add this feature?

Possibly

Possibly but it's a "hack".

Have a look at gpspassion.com, in the Garmin forum. I think some of the folks there have been able to add MP3 support to the 37xx using firmware from some Asian models.

The North American Nuvi's haven't had MP3 support for a long time now. I think the last series was the 7xx models. None of the 1xxx, 2xxx, 3xxx have it.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

MP3 Support

Is the lack of MP3 support a problemÉ I seem to recall that this might limit the type of sound files that you can use for alerts and stuff. Is that correctÉ

I am thinking about getting a 3790, and like the original poster I`m wavering. Probablt by the time I buy it there will be another NEW unit and I`ll feel buyers` regret redface

3790t

Great gps found my 3790t for 328 at Best Buy back in March. No regreats.

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nüvi 3790t & nüvi 3590LMT "always backup your files"

.wav is okay

DanielT wrote:

Is the lack of MP3 support a problemÉ I seem to recall that this might limit the type of sound files that you can use for alerts and stuff. Is that correctÉ

I am thinking about getting a 3790, and like the original poster I`m wavering. Probablt by the time I buy it there will be another NEW unit and I`ll feel buyers` regret redface

Almost all the newer nuvis don't support .mp3 files. This should not be a reason to avoid buying the nuvi you want. There is no problem in using .wav file sounds for POIs. Just put the correct sox.exe file in the proper folder on your PC. See the FAQs.

dobs108 smile

Agreed

dobs108 wrote:
DanielT wrote:

Is the lack of MP3 support a problemÉ I seem to recall that this might limit the type of sound files that you can use for alerts and stuff. Is that correctÉ

I am thinking about getting a 3790, and like the original poster I`m wavering. Probablt by the time I buy it there will be another NEW unit and I`ll feel buyers` regret redface

Almost all the newer nuvis don't support .mp3 files. This should not be a reason to avoid buying the nuvi you want. There is no problem in using .wav file sounds for POIs. Just put the correct sox.exe file in the proper folder on your PC. See the FAQs.

dobs108 smile

Its a small pain to change all ones mp3 files to wav files, when you have a lot of poi's like I do. But not to get this unit because of that, is just plain SILLY. (I'm being nice here) rolleyes

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nüvi®3790LMT nüvi®3590LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not ride to work on snow mobiles

GPS 3790lmt

Speed2 wrote:
dobs108 wrote:
DanielT wrote:

Is the lack of MP3 support a problemÉ I seem to recall that this might limit the type of sound files that you can use for alerts and stuff. Is that correctÉ

I am thinking about getting a 3790, and like the original poster I`m wavering. Probablt by the time I buy it there will be another NEW unit and I`ll feel buyers` regret redface

Almost all the newer nuvis don't support .mp3 files. This should not be a reason to avoid buying the nuvi you want. There is no problem in using .wav file sounds for POIs. Just put the correct sox.exe file in the proper folder on your PC. See the FAQs.

dobs108 smile

Its a small pain to change all ones mp3 files to wav files, when you have a lot of poi's like I do. But not to get this unit because of that, is just plain SILLY. (I'm being nice here) rolleyes

I might have to bite the bullet and buy this unit. Best Buy is the only local place that has it. Every one has the same price $399.00

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Value

Speed2 wrote:

Its a small pain to change all ones mp3 files to wav files, when you have a lot of poi's like I do. But not to get this unit because of that, is just plain SILLY. (I'm being nice here) rolleyes

Thanks for the comments and I appreciate you being nice smile . I have never really used sound alerts, so there would be no trouble swapping old MP3 files. My 660 is till working fine but I am thinking of passing it along to a friend... and the 3790 looks like decent value for the money.

GPS 3790 LMT

Try this:

Using voice command try find address, Tucson, Street number 250, Street Pantano (pan-tan-o).
Tried this 20 times and my wife tried 10 times and she can't get it right. Why?

Could it be looking for more info?

triliby wrote:

Try this:

Using voice command try find address, Tucson, Street number 250, Street Pantano (pan-tan-o).
Tried this 20 times and my wife tried 10 times and she can't get it right. Why?

There are at least 5 locations in Tucson: Pantano Road, Pantano Crossing Court, Pantano Edge Drive, Pantano Farms Road, and Pantano Overlook Drive. There is also a North Pantano Road and a South Pantano Road.

Is it possible it would respond to someting like "North Pantano Road"? I'm just wondering since I can't try it because my unit does not have voice command.

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Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Do You Know How To Go To Pantano On Your Buro?

triliby wrote:

Try this:

Using voice command try find address, Tucson, Street number 250, Street Pantano (pan-tan-o).
Tried this 20 times and my wife tried 10 times and she can't get it right. Why?

It works for me with my 3790LMT

Wake Up
Find City
Change State
Arizona
Tucson
Line 1
Back
Back
Find Address
Tucson
250
Yes
North Pantano
Line 1
Yes

There are several tricks here

First you set the State then the City, but you are really not interested in going to the center of Tucson so you Back out to the main voice menu and voice Find Address (you nuvi knows at this point that you are in Arizona). You again say Tucson, but this time you are allowed to voice an address. You want to go to NORTH PANTANO.

Instead of North Pantano, you could just say Pantano and the rest of your conversation would be as follows:

Chose from the list that appears (in my case it was line three but one time it was line 1)

Line 3
Line 1 (Pantano Rd)
Line 1 (choice of N or S Pantano)(I chose North)
Yes

No guesses here. This was all personally tested by me.

As always -- speak clearly and above all build a good working relation with your nuvi's voice. wink

Gary Hayman
Garmin Tricks & Tips
http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

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Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. Garmins: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T __GARMIN TRICKS WEB SITE __http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

Another Way

Instead of saying Pantano for the Street name, spell it out letter by letter -- P-A-N-T-A-N-O and the Nuvi will accept it

The 3790 I tried wouldn't recognize anything starting with "PAN" -- Pantano, Pants, Pantomine...

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Nüvi 2595LMT, nüvi 760, TomTom START 45M, Galaxy Nexus

no te metas en ese pantano

Depends what pronunciation you use, the English or the Spanish, here is the Spanish version that I doubt the GPS will recognize. http://bit.ly/ngAMd1

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Problem

Could be a denture problem. wink

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Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. Garmins: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T __GARMIN TRICKS WEB SITE __http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

GPS 3790 LMT

If my 3790LMT doesn't recongnise the instruction that I give, I let my wife take over. I guess it doesn't like my cajun accent. She has that special voice, works everytime.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Boudin and Cracklin' Hamper Clear Speech For GPS

rthibodaux wrote:

If my 3790LMT doesn't recongnise the instruction that I give, I let my wife take over. I guess it doesn't like my cajun accent. She has that special voice, works everytime.

I'm sorry, but you will have to learn not to talk to your Garmin like this ...

http://tinyurl.com/3r77om3

Take it from a long time Cajun/Zydeco Dance Instructor wink
http://snipurl.com/zydemagic

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Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. Garmins: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T __GARMIN TRICKS WEB SITE __http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

Walmart

The name we had the most trouble with and we had the most laughs about with Veronica (our 2460) on out 5 week trip was Walmart. She came up with the most interesting things. Garmin should put a short cut called WalleyWorld (that doesn't work by the way). My wife had slightly better luck than me but it was still nearly impossible to get her to understand Walmart.

The other one that I thought was funny was I would say AAA, it would some times ask if I was looking for Aaah some times it would say was I looking for Triple A. Both ways AAA would be one of my choices. If I said Triple A it went off on a tangent so it doesn't look for words it uses.

Jim...

Was that really you?

ghayman wrote:

Take it from a long time Cajun/Zydeco Dance Instructor wink
http://snipurl.com/zydemagic

The guy on the website does not know how to wink.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

mp3

no they have dropped the feature. Not a good move for a high end GPS. Great price though. Where did you get it so cheap.

GPS 3790 LMT

gadler wrote:

no they have dropped the feature. Not a good move for a high end GPS. Great price though. Where did you get it so cheap.

Back in May Best Buy was having a clearance in some states and I called my local best buy and they said the price was $349. I told them in California they were on clearance for $133 so they checked and I was able to order one through them from CA and it was shipped to the store and I picked it up. With tax it was 148.

Price on 3790 LMT

$133!
When was this?

Import routes into 3790

I read in prior posts that the the 3790 lacked the ability to import a route from Mapsource or BaseCamp.

I do realize that when transferring a route from mapping software that only waypoints and vias are included. I cannot believe that the 3790 will not do this.

Import Routes

Map Source would not let me export existing routes and way points to my new NUVI 2460LMT. (Originally I was using the Street Pilot 2610. Garmin support gave me conflicting solutions but did point me to Base Camp. Using Base Camp helped but I also had to manually recreate the routes in the end.

More recently I was able to copy and paste routes from Base Camp into Map Source as I could not upload from the NUVI to Map Source.

Garmin Support has been trying to convince the Management that they need to straighten out the issues as Users are beating on them.

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romanviking

Believe It

BobHy wrote:

I read in prior posts that the the 3790 lacked the ability to import a route from Mapsource or BaseCamp.

I do realize that when transferring a route from mapping software that only waypoints and vias are included. I cannot believe that the 3790 will not do this.

Believe it. There has been a bug in the 37xx series since day one. Garmin first said it would be fixed by the 1st quarter of 2011 but have since deleted all references about that from their website.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

GPS 3790 LMT

BobHy wrote:

$133!
When was this?

In late May. It was posted on some of the deal sites and I saw it early and they said there were not many where they had them (3790T) in the states where they were on clearance so I went to one of the Tucson stores and they only had one and it was at $349 so I went to the customer service or whatever they call the place there where you do pickups and the girl was real nice in calling California where they were on clearance and was able to get one shipped over at the lower price. 3 days later I picked it up.

3790LMT Price

Garmin nuvi 3790LMT GPS (REFURB, 4.3in, Traffic & Map Updates) $159.98

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/296723

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

I ordered the 3790LMT on the deal from Walmart on Tuesday

nickjr wrote:

Garmin nuvi 3790LMT GPS (REFURB, 4.3in, Traffic & Map Updates) $159.98

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/296723

I ordered the 3790LMT on the deal from Walmart and it is scheduled to be delivered today. I will post back what I find after playing with it for a couple of days.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

GPS 3790 LMT

It is a great unit. I don't think it will ever be totally obsolete.

Good Deal

rjrsw wrote:
nickjr wrote:

Garmin nuvi 3790LMT GPS (REFURB, 4.3in, Traffic & Map Updates) $159.98

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/296723

I ordered the 3790LMT on the deal from Walmart and it is scheduled to be delivered today. I will post back what I find after playing with it for a couple of days.

Good deal even for a Refurb.

Not a bad deal

Even not a bad deal, I do not know how many people still need standalone gps. I have a garminfone. But I use the tomtom on my iPhone most of the time.

So far I'm very impressed with the 3790LMT refurb from Walmart

stevennguyen wrote:
rjrsw wrote:
nickjr wrote:

Garmin nuvi 3790LMT GPS (REFURB, 4.3in, Traffic & Map Updates) $159.98

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/296723

I ordered the 3790LMT on the deal from Walmart and it is scheduled to be delivered today. I will post back what I find after playing with it for a couple of days.

Good deal even for a Refurb.

It came yesterday and the 3790 was as perfect as any of the new Garmins I have bought. All the accessories were the same and all were packaged just like a new one plus all the same paperwork was included the same as a new one. The only difference it was in a blue and white box instead of a blister pack. When I hooked it up all the file structure was as a new unit.

I have seen a number of manufacturer's package brand new excess inventory in a non retail box and unload it as refurb at a big discount. By doing it that way they avoid hard feelings from the retailers that are still selling off their retail packaged inventory. Netgear does that all the time and I only buy refurb from Newegg for wireless routers and print servers.

It works great and I have done all the updates and went online to register it today and it registered as a new unit that had not been registered prior. The lifetime traffic worked great and it qualifies for the lifetime map updates. The warranty is the same as a retail packaged unit.

So far I'm very impressed and no doubt it is the best Garmin I have ever owned, has 8GB internal memory and the screen quality is absolutely spectacular compared to my other Garmins. Even in bright sunlight with the top down today I had no trouble seeing the screen clearly.

I found the voice command works way better than my 885T and you do not have to press any buttons to use it, all you do is say "Voice Command" and you are ready to go.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Interesting

Interesting that almost a year ago in this thread they were predicting the imminent demise of the 3790 - I've had mine (a 3790LMT) since last August and it is still listed as a 'current' model (albeit not a 2012 model) on the site.

I have had a huge number of navigators and the 3790 isn't anything special from my perspective - I have a 760 that has current maps and it does certain things (like zooming out) MUCH better than any of the post-1000-series Nuvis from Garmin.

As to the MP3 player? I don't care - I'm fine as long as my Zumo has one (and even then, if it didn't I would carry a separate one when riding).

The 3790 is 'sleeker' in terms of the user interface and it has speech command that I never use when compared with even my 2350 - that it has a glass front is nothing to me - again, I sit and look at it from 2 feet away - I could care less what it is made of, as long as the screen is bright and clear.

To he who suggested it would never be completely obsolete, 'never' is a very long time - it does what it has to for me today. One day it will be retired.

As to the OP who said he was hankering for a 3790 - bear in mind that whatever you want to buy will eventually itself be old and unwanted, having been replaced with something newer. The only reason I got the 3790 was to add one unit to the stable for a new vehicle in the family - the car my daughter drives still runs the Nuvi 760 it has had since perhaps 2007.

I even have an old SP3 on the shelf that I hand to people who need directions to somewhere - you can't buy maps for it anymore, but it works well and is built like a tank. While there are new roads and interchanges have been redesigned, it will get you where you want to go.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

3790 discontinued

It must be official. Check 4 online sellers and all indicate that the 3790LMT is no longer available and 2 others show it as "discontinued" and has been replaced by the 3490LMT.

The 3790

The 3790 isn't discontinued in North America, although it has been in the UK. On Garmin's US website, it's still available but on their UK site its shows as Discontinued. It's still available from Amazon.com through one of their sellers. See http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-4-3-Inch-Bluetooth-Portable-Nav... and at a great price of $280, and not the $450 I paid for my unit. sad

The 3790 , in the US, is currently what Garmin calls a "Previous" unit which is a classification between Current and Discontinued. Sort of a 'no man's land' but as with all Garmin Nuvi's it will continue to receive updates and be supported long after it officially becomes a discontinued model.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Garmin 3790LMT or 3590LMT

I did see Bestbuy has a refurbished 3790LMT
for under $200.
I also have seen the Garmin Nuvi3590 which is newer than the 3790, not sure what it has better besides a bigger screen

Garmin 3790LMT

And today, Walmart's online price is $149.00 for a factory refurbished unit with free store pick up. Boy did I pay too much.

I noticed that too.

pomikes48 wrote:

And today, Walmart's online price is $149.00 for a factory refurbished unit with free store pick up. Boy did I pay too much.

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