nüvi® 3790T

Part Number: 010-00858-31


Experience uniquely personal navigation from the elegantly slim nüvi 3790T. It features a multi-touch glass display, nüRoute™ technology with trafficTrends™ and myTrends™, voice-activated navigation, 3-D building and terrain view, lane assist with junction view, hands-free calling compatibility and FREE lifetime traffic¹.

nüvi 3790

Includes Lifetime Traffic

A combination power cable/traffic receiver in the box gives you traffic services for the life of your device. You’ll avoid traffic jams and keep moving when your nüvi alerts you and offers detours. No additional purchases are necessary — it’s 100 percent subscription-free traffic.

Award-winning Design

The new nüvi is less than 9 mm thick, about the same as a standard No. 2 pencil. It has a full glass 4.3" diagonal multi-touch display. Dual orientation capabilities allow you to use the nüvi 3790T either horizontally or vertically, fitting smartly in your hand when walking. The sleek design also disappears neatly into your pocket or purse. With a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it’s ready to guide you by car or foot.

Speak Commands

nüvi 3790T not only tells you where to turn but listens to your spoken commands. With its innovative speech recognition, you can control nüvi with your voice — allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply wake up nüvi with a customizable voice command and begin speaking menu options that are clearly displayed on the screen. Tell nüvi “Find Address” and speak an address to start navigating.

Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late

No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. 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.

Turn-by-turn Directions & 3-D Buildings and Terrain

nüvi 3790T has an intuitive interface that greets you with 2 simple questions: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps for the U.S., Canada and Mexico with nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs) including stores, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, gas stations, and ATMs, and speed limits for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe.

With 3-D Building and Terrain view, you’ll see representations of prominent buildings in many cities and map contours at low zoom levels, giving you a realistic perspective of the terrain. And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Go Beyond Navigation

Also offered on nüvi 3790T are standard nüvi features that go beyond navigation:

  • nüRoute Technology — trafficTrends and myTrends to better predict your estimated time of arrival and improve your routes
  • enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities
  • ecoRoute™ — a green feature that calculates a more fuel-efficient route and tracks fuel usage
  • travel tools — JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and calculator
  • “Where Am I?” emergency locator — get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations, and fuel stations
  • anti-theft feature Garmin Lock™
  • microSD™ card slot
  • hands-free calling capability using Bluetooth® wireless technology

¹Lifetime Traffic Terms & Conditions

Bluetooth Navteq


Enjoy a uniquely personal navigation experience with the elegantly slim nüvi 3790T. A sat nav with style, substance and personality and just 8.9mm thin, it redefines portable navigation to watch over your every journey. nüvi features a gesture-controlled multi-touch screen, nüRoute™ technology with trafficTrends™ and myTrends™, voice-activated navigation, 3D buildings and terrain, lane assist with PhotoReal™ junction view, full European maps for 43 countries with 90-day nüMaps Guarantee™, hands-free calling and subscription-free pan-European lifetime traffic alerts.

Garmin nüvi 3700

Award-Winning Design

Elegantly manufactured in aluminium and chrome, the blade-like nüvi 3790T is the slimmest portable navigator on the market, with a highly-responsive, high-detail 800x400 pixel 4.3-inch LCD display. A sat-nav first, the capacitive multi-touch technology lets you “slide”, “tap” and “pinch” to zoom in and out and browse surrounding areas just by dragging a finger on the gesture-controlled screen, Dual-orientation capabilities mean you can choose how you see the route ahead – simply flip nüvi portrait-to-landscape while walking or in the car to view any way you want.

Experience nüRoutes™ Navigation

This ultra-intelligent sat nav is tailored to your needs to find you the best route. Advanced routing capabilities include nüRoutes myTrends™, which analyses your driving behaviour and predicts your regular journeys and trafficTrends™, which automatically learns traffic flow trends to improve your routes and predict journey time using traffic knowledge learned from other drivers combined with live traffic alerts.

Voice-Activated Navigation

Experience completely voice-controlled navigation from the word ‘go’. Simply set your own custom “wake-up” command to activate speech-recognition mode and nüvi 3790T acts on your spoken instruction for totally hands-free navigation. Give nüvi a name, tell her where you want to go and she’ll design a route specifically for you. You can even give her a new voice. Just use the free Garmin Voice Studio software and let your sat nav come alive. (Only English, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Swedish voice activation commands are recognised).

Simplicity and Safety

PhotoReal™ Junction View

Navigate tricky junctions with PhotoReal™ junction view for accurate images of upcoming exits and junctions on your route. nüvi 3790T shows your correct lane choice with incredible detail of what’s up ahead – down to the trees, bridges and pylons. See the precise reproduction of road signs with arrows guiding you to the right lane for your onward journey. Flip nüvi landscape-to-portrait to see PhotoReal™ junction view in split-screen for exceptional clarity. Combined with nuvi 3790T’s 3D terrain detail and contours, buildings and landmarks, the road ahead has never looked so vivid.

Speed Cameras

Drive safely and legally with speed camera alerts relevant to your direction of travel, speed and route provided by dedicated safety camera company - Cyclops. nüvi’s unique speed camera warning system gives real-time, reliable, and accurate alerts for fixed, average speed, mobile and temporary cameras.

Where am I?

Simply tap the car icon on your map screen for your exact coordinates, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to hospitals, police and petrol stations.

Park Position Recall

nüvi marks your parked position as a point on the map when removed from the car mount to guide you back there on foot. It also finds the nearest parking to your location for the ultimate convenience.

Garmin Lock™

The Garmin Lock™ anti-theft protection system uses GPS to lock the unit to a secure location of your choice.

Make Hands-free Calls

nüvi 3790T integrates Bluetooth® wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker letting you make hands-free calls while giving the road your full attention. Simply dial numbers on the touchscreen or tap the display and speak into the built-in microphone to take incoming calls. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialling of your phone book contacts and points of interest, all with enhanced sound quality though the dedicated car mount loud speaker.

Subscription-Free Traffic Alerts

Steer clear of traffic with the integrated FM traffic receiver and subscription-free, pan-European lifetime¹ traffic updates. Receive alerts about traffic delays and roadworks that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch the screen on nüvi to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.

Supreme Pedestrian Navigation

With enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities and dual-oriented screen, nüvi 3790 is your perfect travel companion. Download optional cityXplorer™ maps to plan the whole journey with pedestrian routes and public transport across Europe.

Turn-by-turn Directions with Enhanced Map Detail

nüvi 3790 has an intuitive interface that greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the colour screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps for 43 countries across Europe with over a million points of interest (POIs) such as shops, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, petrol stations, cash points and more and speed limits for most major roads. With 3D Building and Terrain view, you’ll see representations of prominent buildings in many cities and map contours at low zoom levels, giving you a realistic perspective of your journey.

Go Beyond Navigation

Besides the advanced features you’d expect from a flagship Garmin sat nav, nüvi 3790T goes beyond navigation. The ecoRoute™ fuel-saving feature calculates a more fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and enables expense reporting through Microsoft Excel. Plug in the optional ecoRoute™ HD device for engine diagnostics. 3790T is packed with travel tools including a JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate straight to the scene. Visit the Garmin Garage to download custom voices and vehicles for free and enhance your travel experience further with optional plug-in AA City Guides and other Garmin Extras

Bluetooth Navteq


Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .35"D (12.2 x 7.5 x .89 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.7"W x 2.2"H (9.4 x 5.6 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 800 x 480 pixels
Display type glass, dual-orientation, WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
Weight 4 ounces (113.4 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
3-D buildings and landmarks view
nüMaps Guarantee
Built-in memory
Accepts data cards yes microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) Yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)



In the Box

What's in the box:

  • nüvi 3790T
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT Europe
  • Subscription-free, pan-European lifetime traffic¹
  • FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount with speaker²
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

²Lifetime traffic terms and conditions


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