Garmin of nuvi 3790T

At the top, the air is thin – otherwise 1, where not only the wind beats the leading hard against the glass, but also the constantly thrusting Tracker from behind make pressure on a mountain peak being in the formula. Here to survive, it makes everything better than the competition either or has the better gear.

  1. Garmin of nuvi 3790T
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Or both – then it will of course expensive. The Garmin Nuvi 3790T is available with a price of around 350 euros with competition free on cell phones to the part even extremely confident at the start, that’s why expect high-class performances and an excellent equipment justifiably.

The hardware

The Garmin Nuvi 3790T disappointed. It charmed already, if it is only on the table – numerous colleagues suspected the new iPhone 4, at first glance because the 8.95 mm flat and 118 grams light device with its black front and the surrounding metal bracket actually reminds of Apple’s latest prank. Here is paying off. that Garmin extra has rammed a new design department from the ground, visually setting accents. The device is machined from a block. For the first time a high resolution and capacitive touchscreen is used, which covers the entire front. The Garmin Navis have always been well processed, since your nüvi 3790T, they may apply now as beautiful. There also the extremely small Garmin mount plays a role, which completely disappears behind the unit and brings even an extra speakers for better sound reproduction.

The facilities

The Garmin Nuvi 3790T befitting equipped comes: map of Europe with a freshness guarantee, a sophisticated voice control to the destination input, 3-D-building simulation, Bluetooth hands-free system and the NAVTEQ traffic via TMC premium service. To do this, you can use with the City Explorer maps pedestrian navigation with public transport connections and play many other Garmin maps. The Ecoroute feature calculates particularly fuel-saving routes, as an added bonus, there is an image viewer, and various time – and Computing functions. Games, MP3 player and guide are missing, as well as an online connection.

The handling

When operating, the Garmin Nuvi can play 3790 T out several advantages: the high resolution of 800 x 480 makes a pleasure the display appearance pixels, capacitive and multitouch-capable screen accepts liquid and instantly commands. The control is really fun, still facilitated by animations and the clean menu interface. The first association with Apple’s iPhone is also here – the playful arises after the first turn, the menu features to browse, is a pleasure. The voice control is activated when the Garmin Nuvi 3790 T through the uttering of a keyword – one gets displayed then the possible commands. The detection is good but not perfect.

The route guidance

The calculations can be seen. Once on the road, infatuated with the Garmin with its high-resolution display a time to time – it has an elevation model to observable pleasant, finely crafted icons and a smooth animation. To do this, you can turn the unit upright and has very much overview in direction as to a navigation phone. This is so convenient that you wonder why no manufacturer has come rather on the idea. In the city the map display is enhanced with a building simulation, looks chic and always matching perspective orientation helps, because the route is never obscured. Even if the appearance of POI is missing, Garmin here has done everything right. The Garmin Nuvi 3790T leads the way thanks to speaker in the holder and clear text to speech prompts, but lacks precision the last ounce.

The routes

The algorithms routing, not more statically anticipates the Garmin Nuvi 3790 T existing data in the maps, but consult day time-dependent traffic flow information. Garmin runs the function under the generic term of “nuRoute” and means “Traffic Trends” and “myTrends”. In practice the Garmin also chose a stretch of country road, but drove in the town of minimal cumbersome. In the dynamic route guidance could the Garmin Nuvi via show 3790 T – also because the premium TMC is very well implemented.


The Garmin Nuvi 3790T is one of the best of what is currently on the market. Impress hardware and screen design. It works very well in everyday life and fun – simply and thus rightly earned the predicate “very good”.

Data sheet

The read setting monitor contrast / angle /
Alternative route / manual storage function /
Show current street name / next /
Display distance / time to destination /
dynamic navigation TMC / TMC Pro / GSM / /
Color display / diagonal screen size (inch) / 4.3
Map / 3D /
Crossing / auto zoom /
Representation of the arrow / map can /
Route choice short / fast /
Route exclusion toll roads / ferries /
Speed dial / configurable /
Additional cards available
Number of special target groups 12
Travel guide function / include /
Custom POIs / POI warning function can be used /
Track info text & map /
Destination input house number / intersection / postal code / /
Destination entry POI location / destination /
Destination entry milestones
Destination entry letter suppression / selection /
Destination input map / coordinates /
Destination entry last destinations (more than one)
Target store editable
Interfaces BT USB
Total storage / memory space (MB) internally 4000
Connectivity accessories
Audio sound control / DSP /
CC / CD / MP3 / /
DVD-video / DAB / DVB-T / /
Email / SMS functionality /
GSM connection possible / integrated /
Telematics features analog / digital /
Image / video Viewer / camera / /


Test results
Equipment Cap 100 good (83)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 10
Entertainment 10 3
Handhabungmax. 150 outstanding (147)
Operation 60 60
Destination entry 60 60
System speed 20 19
Voice control 10 8
Guidance up to 150 very good (136)
acoustic guidance 50 47
optical guidance 75 67
Positioning accuracy 25 22
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (92)
Overland 30 30
City 30 27
dynamically 40 35
JUDGMENT Max 500 458 very good
Price / performance satisfactory
tested in issue: 08 / 10