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Portable navigator with free lifetime map updates

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Our take on the Garmin nüvi® 3450LM

by Dominic Devito
Garmin

Who needs a portable navigator?

Portable GPS puts you in touch with the world when you're on the road. Tap the restaurant icon, and it asks you what kind of food you're looking for. Type in "Mexican," and you're eating a burrito before you know it. A portable navigator not only gets you to your destination, it can also find museums, theaters, and other spots along the way. Many navigators receive traffic reports, so you can avoid jams. Other cool features range from hands-free calling to 3D graphics and lane guidance. Best of all, you can move a portable easily from car to car, a big plus for multi-car families.

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Powerful guidance for the advanced traveler
The experts at Garmin put together a GPS beast with their nüvi 3450LM portable navigator. Not only does its pencil-thin body make it super-portable, but the features really make it stand out from the crowd. You'll enjoy superior control, first-rate maps, and lighting-fast routing that'll get you where you need to go quickly. Best of all, it offers up to four map updates per year without any additional costs, which alleviates the stress of unforeseen changes to roads and points of interest.

Glass 4.3" display with fingertip control
Do you enjoy the multi-touch control screens on modern smartphones? The nüvi 3450LM offers similar gliding fingertip interactivity, so you can pinch to zoom the map and shift the views with ease. The display moves automatically between landscape and portrait orientation, making it ideal for walks in the city. You'll enjoy maps of the entire U.S. plus most of Canada, Mexico, and several Caribbean Islands, along with 8 million searchable points of interest.

Advanced Garmin Guidance 3.0
The Garmin Guidance 3.0 feature set is the engine that drives the nüvi 3450LM. You'll see maps load and routes form with uncanny speed, and you can save even more time by finding and selecting businesses right on the map screen. You'll stay focused on the road as text-to-speech voice prompts tell you the actual street names of upcoming turns, while Lane Assist guides you through especially tricky intersections. When you're entering an address or point of interest, the 3450LM uses predictive text to give you more time traveling instead of searching.

Reliable, intuitive navigation
Select landmarks and terrain aspects appear in 3D, which comes in handy behind the wheel but even more so when you're in urban areas on foot. And photoReal™ junction views make complicated interchanges a breeze with easy-to-follow realistic representations, including signs. In select instances, the screen will split automatically to give you a photoReal view of the junction so you'll have a clear picture of the next turn.

Take it for a spin
When you're on the highway, the navigator can give you a quick listing of stopping points nearest the exit ramp to save you from searching. Speed limit displays with visual warnings on major roads help keep you in check. You'll also find a photo viewer, "Where Am I?" emergency aid, audiobook player, trip planner, and other legacy Garmin features.

Knowledge is power
When you activate Garmin's trafficTrends™ feature, the 3450LM takes historic traffic data into account when creating routes, so it'll guide you towards paths that are less congested depending on when you're traveling, saving you time and gas. Garmin's myTrends™ feature keeps track of your driving habits and can predict where you're going once you're on your way, then give you an estimated time of arrival.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • glass display with multi-touch fingertip control
  • nüMaps Lifetime download card (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • JPEG picture viewer and audiobook player
  • powered cradle, car power adapter, mini-USB cable and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 4 hours of life
Navigation features:
  • 4.3" dual-orientation glass display (800 x 400 pixels)
  • 8 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • preloaded with maps for the United States and Puerto Rico, plus most of Canada, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • 3D landmark and terrain views
  • myTrends predictive routing
  • trafficTrends provides routes based on actual historic travel times due to daily traffic
  • lane assistance and junction view
  • speed limit indicator
  • built-in travel kit including world clock, measurement converters, alarm clock, calculator, and more
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization
  • transport modes: auto, pedestrian
Expandability:
  • microSD™ card slot
Other features and specs:

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Features
Maps
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Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage
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USA (50), CA, MEX, PR, USVI
Points of Interest
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8,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing
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Yes
Screen Size
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4.3"
Widescreen
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Yes
Bluetooth Capable
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No
Photo Viewer
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Yes
Digital Audio Playback
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Yes
Text To Speech
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Yes
Voice Control
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No
Dynamic Content Services
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None
Removable Memory Type
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microSD
Battery Life
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4 hours
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Personal GPS navigation device (w/4.3" LCD)
  • Cradle mount
  • Suction cup windshield mount
  • Cigarette lighter adapter/car charger with 68" cable
  • 19.5" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini B 2.0 USB on the other end)
  • Accessory Guide
  • Important Safety and Product Information
  • Quick Start Manual (English)
  • Quick Start Manual (French)
  • "Need a dashboard disc?" sheet
  • "Activate your Lifetime Maps" sheet

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General Features
Navigation Features
Other Features

General Features

Overview: The Garmin nüvi 3450LM, part of the Prestige Series, is a slimline portable GPS navigation device that provides automatic routing and turn-by-turn voice directions using 3D views of surrounding terrain, buildings, and landmarks. Free lifetime map updates are also included. The nüvi 3450LM is only 3/8" (9mm) thick to make it easier to carry in your pocket or purse. Its bright, high-resolution 4.3" touchscreen LCD with a multi-touch glass display is easy to view.

4.3" Touchscreen LCD: The nüvi 3450LM features a 4.3" dual-orientation color TFT touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio). The screen can be viewed in either landscape or portrait orientation, and automatically switches to the proper orientation depending upon how it is mounted. The multi-touch glass display is more sensitive that other units, and lets you zoom in or out of a map display with a pinch action on the touchscreen.

Preloaded Maps: The nüvi 3450LM contains NAVTEQ's City Navigator North America NT 2012 3D maps with detailed road maps of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas. The 3D maps show the surrounding terrain, landmarks, and buildings from a low perspective for a more realistic view. The maps include more than 8-million points of interest (POIs) to help you find the destination you desire.

Free Lifetime Map Updates: The nüvi 3450LM offers free lifetime map updates so you'll always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and navigation information. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.

Note: Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this product's useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. The updates you receive will be updates to the same geographic map data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased.

nüMaps Guarantee: If you register your device on Garmin's website within 90 days of acquiring satellites while driving, you can check to see if a free map update is available. You must be able to connect your device via a high-speed internet connection in order to check the loaded map version and download the map update.

microSD Card Slot: The nüvi 3450LM has a microSD card slot so you can store and use optional cityXplorer maps (available from Garmin), or download custom voices and vehicles from the Garmin Garage.

Power Requirements: The Garmin nüvi 3450LM is powered by your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter. The built-in Lithium-Ion battery will provide up to 4 hours of use after a 4-hour charge. An optional AC adapter (150ACNUVI, sold separately) allows you to operate the unit on ordinary household current. The unit can be powered by your computer when it is connected via a USB cable.

Navigation Features

Garmin Guidance 3.0: The Garmin nüvi 3450LM features Garmin Guidance 3.0, the most advanced navigation engine available with a faster, more intuitive user interface to enhance the speed and accuracy of searches and routing. As you approach an upcoming junction, the Bird's Eye Lane Guidance feature shows you the proper lane to drive in with an overhead perspective. When traveling interstate highways, the Enhanced Exit Services feature enables you to know what you'll find when you exit the highway.

Optional Digital 3D Traffic Updates: With the optional GTM 60 Digital 3D traffic receiver (available from Garmin), you can receive traffic updates every 30 seconds over the HD Radio broadcasting system. That's up to 10 times faster than traditional traffic receivers.

Points of Interest: The built-in maps include over 8-million Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, attractions, and ATMs. are included to help you find the destination you desire. In addition, you can download additional points of interest and add them to the unit's memory (Custom POIs). The free POI Loader software can be downloaded from the Garmin website to assist you in creating Custom POIs.

Lane Assist: The Lane Assist feature lets you know in advance which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. In select metropolitan areas, the nüvi 3450LM will enter split screen mode to display the photoReal junction view, a realistic depiction of the junction, complete with road signs and arrows to indicate the proper lane for navigation. The Bird's Eye view also gives you a top-down view of upcoming interchanges.

Map View Options: You can choose from a 3D map view or two 2D map views (Track Up or North Up) as you navigate to your destination.

Speed Limits: As you travel along a major road, the speed limit is displayed on the screen alongside of the vehicle's speed display. If you are exceeding the speed limit, the color of the vehicle speed indication changes to red. If the highway's posted speed limit has changed since the last map update, you can change the speed limit display on the unit.

Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also buttons to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.

Garmin Locate: To assist you in finding your parked vehicle, the Garmin Locate feature saves your location to memory when you remove the device from the windshield mounting cradle while the device is on. You can search for your vehicle's location using the Last Spot button in the menu.

Pedestrian Navigation: In addition to vehicle navigation, the nüvi 3450LM can also be useful when walking around town. If you have the optional cityXplorer maps loaded into the unit, the pedestrian navigation feature adds public transportation options as you travel on foot.

Destination Search: When the Where To? button is pressed, you can use the search tools to find your destination and plan your route. The search tools allow you to search for cities, addresses, intersections, or coordinates. The new Search Bar lets you directly enter a category, brand name, address, or city name. The unit's memory stores the last 50 locations you have found so you can quickly find a previous destination.

Keyboard Options: The Garmin nüvi 3450LM gives you two options for keyboard layouts. When you are entering an address or other data, you can choose between a standard QWERTY keyboard layout or an ABCDE alphabetical layout.

Garmin Garage: The unit offers your choice of seven standard icons to represent your vehicle. The online Garmin Garage offers dozens more vehicle icons that you can download for free. In addition, you can purchase icon and voice bundles with Star Wars (Yoda, Darth Vader) and Nickelodeon (SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer) themes.

trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, the nüvi 3450LM automatically records historic traffic data and uses that data to calculate more efficient routes. This information is sent to Garmin when you connect your device to myGarmin (your personal account site on the Garmin website) using your computer. Different routes may be calculated based on traffic trends for the day of the week or the time of day.

myTrends: In addition to the trafficTrends feature, myTrends also takes into account your personal driving habits and anticipates your route when calculating your ETA to your frequent destinations.

Trip Planner: You can create and save a trip with multiple destinations using the Trip Planner. Once you have entered your destinations, you can manually set them in the order of your preference, or allow the device to calculate the most efficient route. Trip itineraries can be saved in memory for future use.

Photo Navigation: Pictures with location information can be uploaded to the nüvi 3450LM or to an inserted microSD card. You can use the GarminConnect section of the Garmin website to search for previously uploaded "Geotagged" photos. Once the photos are loaded into the device, you can set a destination based on the photo's imbedded location data.

Trip Computer: The trip information page displays your current speed and direction, and provides helpful statistics about your trip. Dual trip odometers keep up with your total mileage. The page also indicates the distance and driving time to your next maneuver, as well as the distance and driving time to your destination. Your maximum speed and moving average speed are also displayed. The information can be reset in advance of your next trip.

Where I've Been/Trip Log: The Where I've Been application allows you to view your previous routes and places you have stopped on the map. In addition, the device keeps a Trip Log, which is a record of the path you have traveled. The Travel History setting must be enabled in order for the Where I've Been and Trip Log features to function.

Other Features

Picture Viewer: The nüvi 3450LM's Picture Viewer can display JPEG photo images that you have stored in the device or on a microSD card. The images can be displayed in a slideshow, or set a single image as wallpaper.

Audiobook Player: The device can play audiobooks from Audible.com. A subscription to Audible.com is required. Audiobooks can be loaded to the device or to a microSD card. You can browse titles, authors, or narrators. Bookmarks can be added, so the player will automatically resume from the point where you last stopped. Playback controls include play, pause, fast forward, fast reverse, next chapter, and previous chapter.

Note: The nüvi 3450LM cannot play digital music files.

GPS Simulator: When indoors, you can activate the built-in GPS simulator and practice using the unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites, saving battery power.

ecoRoute: The optional ecoRoute feature calculates the fuel economy and the fuel price of navigating to a destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. The ecoRoute application can be purchased from the Garmin Online Store.

Tools: Other tools that can be found on the device include a world clock, alarm clock, calculator, unit converter, and a language guide.

 
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