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This review was written using a production, retail boxed version purchased from Amazon.com.
The unit was tested for several weeks of real-world driving, both on highways as well as back roads.
Note: Some sections of this review are taken directly from the Garmin nuvi 3790T Review, as in most respects the two units are functionally identical.
As of this writing Garmin is offering three different nuvi 3700 models to choose from: the 3750, 3760T, and 3790T. The differences between the three version are explained in the following comparison table:
|nuvi 3750||nuvi 3760T||nuvi 3790T|
|Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)||NO||NO||YES|
|Bluetooth wireless technology||NO||YES||YES|
|3-D building view||NO||NO||YES|
|Lifetime traffic receiver included||NO||YES||YES|
Figure 1: Garmin nuvi 3760T, Retail Box
Figure 2: What's In The Box
Garmin's nuvi 3760T ships with the following items in the box:
Figure 3: Garmin GTM 35 Vehicle Power Cable with Integrated FM Traffic Receiver
Notice that the vehicle power cable has an integrated FM traffic receiver. The 3760T includes "free" (albeit ad supported) lifetime traffic service, as indicated by the 'T' in the 3760T's model number.
Figure 4: Traffic Receiver, Explained
The included traffic receiver provides free, ad-based traffic information that doesn't require a subscription. The receiver is integrated into the power adapter, so you don't have to worry about connecting any additional wires or antennae to receive traffic data.
Figure 5: Windshield Suction Cup Mount
Figure 6: Mount
The 3760T includes a powered windshield mount. The metal contacts at the base of the mount, shown above, provide power to the GPS once the device is snapped into the cradle.
Figure 7: Mount, Rear
Notice the speaker built into the back of the mount. This is a new design that differs from previous Garmin nuvi models. The 3760T does also has a small internal speaker located on the back of the device, however this design allows the unit to leverage the mount's larger speaker when docked, and revert to the 3760T's internal speaker when using the GPS outside of the car (such as in pedestrian mode).
Figure 8: Mount, Right Side
The vehicle power adapter plugs into the right side of the mount.
Figure 9: Mount & Cradle
Connecting the mount, or cradle, to the windshield mount is simply a matter of pressing firmly on the mount until the ball snaps into the socket on the cradle. To remove the cradle, twist the cradle to the right or left until it snaps off the mount.
Figure 10: Cradle, Connected to Windshield Mount
This ball-and-socket style mount is easy to use, holds up well against normal wear and tear, and keeps the GPS firmly in place while driving.
Figure 11: Power Adapter, Connected to Docking Cradle
The vehicle power adapter connects to the mini-USB / Power port on the right side of the docking cradle, as shown above.
Figure 12: nuvi 3760T, Docked
The powered windshield mount makes it easy to quickly snap the nuvi 765T in and out of the docking cradle. Since the power cable connects to the cradle rather than the GPS, you don't need to connect or disconnect any cables when docking and undocking the nuvi from the mount.
Figure 13: nuvi 3760T, Attached to the Windshield Mount
Garmin's mounting hardware is excellent. The windshield mount holds the nuvi firmly in place and vibration-free when driving, even at highway speeds.
The ball-and-socket type joint on the windshield mount makes it easy to adjust the nuvi's viewing angle with one hand, and without having to turn any knobs or slip any levers.