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Recent reviews for this item:
Phil, May 21, 2013 I initially reviewed this unit and noted a problem with connecting the unit to my computer. The problem was my fault because I was plugging the power/data cable into the connectionon the mounting base apparently port this only provides power. The unit connected to my computer and the internet perfectly when I plugged into the port on back of the GPS unit. Please disregard the problem noted in Review #2.
marc, May 20, 2013 garmin ce surpasse à chaque nouveau modele celui ci ne décoit pas
Phil, May 17, 2013 I have purchased exclusively Garmin units for work, travel, and marine use. I currently have three Garmins that I regularly use. There is a lot to like about the Nuvi 3597. I like the voice command, I like the routing, I like the big display. The only reason I am reserved is that I have not been able to connect the unit to my computer. I downloaded the Garmin "Connect" program and used the Garmin cable. This issue is unresolved so I am stuck with a vehicle icon that is hard to see (blue vehicle on a blueroad) and I cannot yet update the map files. This is the first problem I have ever experience with a Garmin and my email of several weeks ago to Garmin remained unanswered.
Fredk, May 14, 2013 This device is an upgrade from a Nuvi 3590 for me.
Some features are more polished, like the voice command, the turn after landmarks instead of street names and the display of POIs. The screen is beautiful (but has glare).
However, typical Garmin, they removed some features like the ability to customize the dashboard now leaving only one customizable item.
I also find the main screen very heavy graphically. A lot of real estate is taken by background bars for speed, street names,etc. which in my opinion is not necessary. Also, any add-on (ecoroute Hd or traffic) uses more screen to display (hidding themap) and cannot be displayed at the same time. It used to be that the ecoroute leaf turned colour (from green to red) and the info could be displayed as floating on the map, the same for traffic.
The proximity alerts for speed cameras are also gone (this may be a configuration issue...)
I am also experiencing frozen touch screen and need to reset every time I connect the device. Hopefully this will be fixed with a firmware update.
Overall it's not a bad product but Garmin needs to rethink the navigation interface (the menus are fine).