GPS Receiver: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT is equipped with a
high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix which enables faster GPS
performance. It must
acquire a GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite signal in order to navigate.
If you are indoors, near tall building or tree, or in a parking garage, the nuvi
3790-LMT cannot acquire satellites. Go outside to an area free from tall obstructions
to use the nuvi 3790-LMT.
Built-in GPS Antenna: The unit has a built-in antenna in its
top panel. In order to obtain an optimal signal, the unit must have a clear,
unobstructed view of the sky. It the unit is mounted in a vehicle with a coated
windshield or an in-screen heating system, there may be difficulty in obtaining
a good signal.
Pre-loaded NAVTEQ Maps: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT comes
pre-programmed with NAVTEQ's City Navigator North America NT 2010 maps. Detailed road maps
of the entire United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and
are included. Over 500,000 additional miles of road coverage and nearly
6,000,000 Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations,
attractions, and ATMs are included to help you find the destination you desire.
Note: You can purchase additional MapSource map data
from Garmin and load the maps to the nuvi 3790-LMT's internal memory or inserted
microSD card (via USB connection).
Free Lifetime Map Updates: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT includes
free lifetime map updates which give you the most up-to-date maps for the life
of the Garmin GPS unit. You can activate your free lifetime map updates service
at www.mygarmin.com and download up to
four map updates per year as soon as they become available. It can only be used
for this Garmin GPS unit.
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.
Dual Orientation Touchscreen Display: The unit features a
bright 4.3" (diagonal) WVGA color TFT white backlit widescreen (16:9) LCD with touchscreen
controls. The display has a resolution of 800 x
480 pixels with 16.2 million colors. The screen offers a
manual brightness adjustment. Dual orientation capabilities allow you to use the nuvi 3790-LMT either horizontally or vertically. You can select one of three color
modes for the display screen:
- Daytime: Has a lighter, brighter background.
- Nighttime: Has a black background, easier to see at
- Auto: Display automatically switches between daytime
and nighttime at sunrise and sunset.
Note: The screen will automatically shut off if the device in
inactive for the selected length of time.
Navigation Map: The Garmin
nuvi 3790-LMT displays a real-time moving map illustrating your current
position and intended route. It will show map scale and 3D geographic details such
as lakes, rivers, highways, towns, and buildings. Your route is marked with a magenta line.
A checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel the nuvi 3790-LMT
guides to your destination with arrows on the map and directions at the top of
the screen. During your calculated route, your arrival time is displayed in the
lower left corner, your current speed is shown in the lower right corner. The
posted speed limit for most major roads is displayed near the lower right corner
as well. The unit allows you to zoom, pan, and point using the touchscreen
during navigation. You can select one of three map orientation displays:
- 2D Track Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly
displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.
- 2D North Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly
displays North at the top of the screen.
- 3D Track Up: Three-dimensional map that constantly
displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.
3D Buildings & Terrain: The nuvi 3790-LMT's navigation map
features three-dimensional buildings & terrain to provide you with a better
perspective of your surroundings. With 3-D Building and Terrain view, you can
see representations of prominent buildings in many cities and map contours at
low zoom levels, giving you a realistic perspective of the terrain.
Text-to-Speech Audible Directions: In addition to the visual map, you
get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your
destination; allowing you to keep your eyes more comfortably on the road. The
nuvi 3790-LMT offers male and female voices of various languages. You can also
download custom voices from the "Garmin Garage" website.
Voice Commands: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT not only tells you where to
turn, but listens to your spoken commands. With its innovative speech
recognition, you can control the nuvi 3790-LMT with your voice; allowing you to
keep both hands on the wheel. The voice command feature allows you to use the
nuvi 3790-LMT by speaking the words you see on-screen or by speaking certain
commands. The voice command menu provides a list of available commands to use.
The nuvi 3790-LMT lets you create a "wake-up phrase" to activate the voice command
Note: The voice command feature is not available for all languages
Turn List: When you are navigation a route, the turn list
displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance
Next Turn: When you are navigation a route, you can view the
next turn on the map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn.
Lane Assist with Junction View: Lane assist with junction view guides
you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar
intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs
and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for
navigation. As you navigate your route, the unit will provide detailed diagrams
of the proper lane to travel when maneuvering a complex interchange. The
Junction View page will display what the actual approaching junction looks like,
and arrows indicating the lane in which you should be driving.
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.
Where To?: During navigation, you can search for places by
pressing "Where To?" You can select an Address, Go Home, Points of
Interest, Recently Found, Favorites, Extras, Intersections, Cities, Browse Map,
and Coordinates. You can also access Spell Name for direct entry of your new
destination, or browse the map. You can search for locations near your present
location (default), or select a different city, your current route, or your
|Where To? Menu
||Search for a destination by scrolling the map
||Store and easily recall your home address
||Enter a specific address; state, city, street
||Search For a city (central location)
||Search for the intersection of two roads
||Search for points of interest (POIs) by name or
category; search near your current location, in a specific city,
along your current route, or near your destination
||Find parking-lots and parking garages near you;
the device also saves your parking spot when your remove the device
from the mount so you can find your vehicle easier when you return
||You can use Trip Planner to create and save a
trip with multiple destinations
||Store up to 1,000 of your favorite locations
||Stores the last 50 places found
||Enter geographic coordinates (latitude &
||Add extra information via a microSD card; custom
points of interest, Garmin Travel Guide, Safety Camera information,
TourGuide, Language Guide, and SaversGuide available on Garmin's
Keyboard Options: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT 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
Transportation Modes: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT offers several
transportation modes for navigation methods. It can be used in any of three
transportation modes: automotive, pedestrian, and bicycle. Routing is calculated
differently based on your mode.
Vehicle Icons: The default on-screen icon representing your
vehicle is a blue sports car. In the menu, you can select a blue 4WD pickup
truck, a blue compact car, a blue 3D arrow, a pair of boots, a large bird, or a
rolling beach ball. You can also download other vehicle icons from the "Garmin
Route Preferences: When calculating a route, you can select
the following preferences: faster time, shorter distance, less fuel, or off
Avoidances: You can program the unit to avoid certain things
that may be undesirable on your route. Examples of things that can be avoided
include U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes, Unpaved Roads, and
Waypoints: You can manually mark and name any map position
as a waypoint for later recall. Up to 1000 waypoints can be saved into memory.
Custom Points of Interest: The nuvi 3790-LMT will accept custom
points of interest (POI) databases, available from various companies on the
Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as
safety cameras and school zones, and the unit can notify you as you approach one
of these points. To download custom POIs, you will need the Garmin POI Loader
software, available on Garmin's website.
Custom Routes: The nuvi 3790-LMT allows you to create custom
routes for errands, deliveries, or sales calls, and automatically sort the
destinations in the most efficient order. You can save up to 100 routes, specify
via points, and preview simulated turns on the unit's display.
Trip Computer: The trip computer provides helpful statistics
about your trip.
- Shows current compass heading while moving
- Indicates current speed, maximum speed, arrival time, distance and time
to next turn
- Calculates driving time, stopped time and total time
- Displays overall distance traveled (odometer) and distance to your final
Auto Reroute: If you deviate from the original route, the
nuvi 3790-LMT recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Detour: If a road ahead is closed or congested with traffic,
you can take a detour using the nuvi 3790-LMT. The nuvi 3790-LMT attempts to find an
alternate route that avoids the current road or the next road on your turn list,
and then returns to your original route. If the route you are currently
navigating is the only reasonable option, the nuvi 3790-LMT might not calculate a
nuRoute Technology: The nuvi 3790-LMT features Garmin's nuRoute Technology
with trafficTrends and myTrends.
- trafficTrends: With trafficTrends, your nuvi 3790-LMT automatically
learns daytime trends for traffic flow to improve your routes and better
predict your estimated time of arrival based on time of day and day of week.
When the myTrends feature is enabled, your estimated time of arrival and
traffic information for you frequent destinations, like your workplace,
automatically appear in the navigation bar at the top of the map screen.
- myTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled,
the nuvi 3790-LMT uses historic traffic information to calculate more efficient
routes. Different routes may be calculated based on traffic trends for
the day of the week or based on the time of day.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's
fuel economy, carbon footprint, and the fuel price of navigating to a
destination. It also offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. Through
ecoRoute's Fuel report and Mileage Report, you can track fuel usage and gas
mileage during each trip. There is also a driving challenge to help you maximize
your fuel economy by scoring your driving habits.
Note: The data provided by the ecoRoute feature are estimates
only. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.
Indoor Use: When indoors, you can activate the built-in
simulator and practice using the unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's
not searching for satellites.
Tools: The nuvi 3790-LMT offers several tools you can use as you
- World Clock: The world clock allows you to display the
current time for four locations throughout the world. You can also display a
map of the world showing which portions are in daylight and which are in
- Currency Converter: This feature allows you to update
the currency rates manually so you are always using the most current
- Unit Converter: You can convert area, distance, speed,
temperature, volume, and weight.
- Calculator: The calculator allows you to perform simple
Security Settings: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT offers two security
- Garmin Lock: This anti-theft feature disables the unit
from performing any functions until you type in a specific 4-digit PIN or
take the unit to a predetermined location.
- Safe Mode: With the Safe Mode turned on, functions that
require significant operator attention are disabled so they don't become a
distraction while riding.
FM Traffic Receiver: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT features an integrated FM
traffic receiver with free lifetime traffic updates. The integrated traffic
receiver is built into the unit's included cigarette lighter power adapter. The
integrated traffic receiver lets you receive alerts about traffic delays and
road construction that lie ahead on your route. You can simply tap the unit's
touchscreen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area. The
built-in FM traffic receiver provides you with the following features and
- Receive location-based, detailed traffic information for your
route when you need it (no more waiting for the local traffic
- Save gas and money by taking the most efficient route to avoid
- Route around delays, gridlock, and traffic jams to save you
valuable time and arrive stress-free.
Note: You do not need
to activate the subscription included with the nuvi 3790-LMT. The subscription
activates automatically after the GPS unit acquires satellite signal while
receiving traffic signals. Content not available for all areas. The
nuvi 3790-LMT must be in data range of an FM station transmitting traffic
information in order to receive traffic updates. For information about
coverage areas, go to www.garmin.com/traffic.
Traffic Map: The traffic map shows color-coded traffic flow and delays
on nearby roads. When receiving traffic information, a traffic icon appears on
the map. The traffic icon changes color (Green/Yellow/Red/Gray) to indicate the
severity of traffic conditions.
Calculating Traffic Route: When calculating your route, the nuvi 3790-LMT
examines the current traffic and automatically optimizes the route for the
shortest time. If a severe traffic delay occurs on your route while you are
navigating, the device automatically recalculates the route for your.
Note: You might still be routed through traffic, if no better
alternative routes exist.
Coupons: Location-relevant offers and pop-up coupons may appear on the
unit when the traffic receiver is connected to external power. These offers
include a coupon code which can be redeemed when presented at the advertised
location. (You should not attempt to write down coupon codes while driving.) The
offers and coupons can only be disabled by deactivating the traffic feature.
microSD Memory Slot: The nuvi 3790-LMT has a microSD memory slot
for additional map data from optional microSD memory cards. The unit can also
display JPEG photo images from a microSD memory card.
Picture Viewer: The nuvi 3790-LMT can display photo images (JPEG
files). JPEG image files stored on your computer must be transferred to the
unit's internal memory.
Photo Navigation: You can upload onto the nuvi 3790-LMT or
inserted microSD card pictures that include location information and create
routes to the pictured locations. Please visit
http://connect.garmin.com/photos for more information.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth wireless technology establishes a wireless link (2.4GHz) between two
electronic devices, such as your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone and the Garmin
nuvi 3790-LMT. The first time you use two devices together, you must pair them by
establishing a relationship using a PIN or passkey.
Note: Your phone and
the nuvi 3790-LMT must be within 33' (10m) of each other.
Hands-Free Communication: For hands-free calling, the Garmin
nuvi 3790-LMT integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone
and speaker. Simply pair it with your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone and talk
hands-free through the 3790-LMT while staying focused on the road. You are able to
dial numbers with the nuvi 3790-LMT's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer
calls, just tap the touchscreen and speak into the unit's built-in microphone.
The nuvi 3790-LMT also offers convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and
points-of-interest (POIs), as well as voice-dialing. In addition, the nuvi 3790-LMT supports call waiting.
Bluetooth Compatibility: Visit
http://my.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.faces for a complete list of Bluetooth
compatible mobile phones.
Mounting: The unit should be securely installed when used in
a vehicle. The unit comes with a mounting bracket that includes a suction cup.
The suction cup can be used to mount the unit to the windshield. Once the nuvi 3790-LMT is mounted, it can be
adjusted on the ball-and-socket bracket for best visibility. The unit must be
installed where it has a relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Power Source: The Garmin nuvi 3790-LMT operates on your
vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter,
the built-in Lithium-Ion battery, or household current using an optional AC
adapter (sold separately). The integrated Lithium-Ion battery provides up to 3
hours of use after a 4-hour charge.
Note: Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings, are not
lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Battery Charging: The integrated Lithium-Ion battery can be charged
using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter in your vehicle,
plugging the supplied USB cable into your computer, or connecting the optional
AC power adapter (sold separately).
Sleep Mode: You can use the Sleep Mode to conserve battery power when
the device is not in use. Sleep Mode uses very little power, and a battery
charge can last for weeks.
Internal Memory: The nuvi 3790-LMT comes with an internal memory
for storage of supplemental maps and photos. When the unit is connected to your
computer, the nuvi 3790-LMT is recognized as a USB Mass Storage device.
Interface Capability: This unit is connected to a PC via the
supplied USB cable for software and navigation updates. This interface allows
you to download additional map and software information to the unit's flash
memory or inserted microSD card.
Note: The unit's USB port is USB 2.0 Full Speed
Computer Compatibility: The nuvi 3790-LMT is compatible with
Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Note: The nuvi 3790-LMT is not compatible with Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT. It is also not compatible with Mac OS
10.3 and earlier. This is a common limitation of most USB mass storage