I bought a Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT couple of months ago. It was great GPS for its price.
But one day while driving on GSP (NJ), I wanted to add a PizzaHut to current route.
At those speeds and mad traffic, I had to pull over and do it.
The 1490LMT is heavy and suction holder would fall off after every couple of hours.
Let me add that I did not use the mount plate for mounting holder, just stuck it on dash.
But even when I mounted it on windsheild it would still fall off. I would say that GPS needed bigger holder. 3790 does not fall off like that , probably due to its lesser weight.
I decided that I wanted a GPS with Voice commands and something faster and lighter.
Read the reviews about 3790LMT, and ordered one. Shipping was quick (got it in 3 business days).
Picked it up and could not see anything being refurbished. It is just a new piece.
Took it home and updated maps and software and started using it. It was great with its sleek profile and lightweight body and crisp display and mutlitouch features. It also has 3D terrain view. Haven't checked CityXplorer yet.
When I tried bluetooth calling from GPS, other parties could not hear me. Then I realized the screen protector was pasted over the mic hole. Once I re-positioned the screen protector, bluetooth calling was perfect. For all I know, that might be the single reason for earlier owner to return this GPS.
Couple of areas of improvement over 1490 are, voice and commands and split screen usage of Juntion view which stays much longer. In 1490 Junction view appears only for few seconds.
1. Gets hot, but I knew that before purchasing.
2. On NJ (Route 1,9,18) jug handles, even when going striaght, it takes me through the jug handle (if there is no waiting) to skip the signal. This sometime just annoys me.
3. Voice commands are very limited. Like discussed on gpscity forums, it does not give an option to add a poi "Along the route". You have get back to touch mode. It was the very feature I bought this GPS for.
Overall this is a good GPS with its own shortcomings. For refurbished price it excellent value.
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