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Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D

Product Code: GN3598N

Garmin nuvi 3598LMT car sat nav has a 5-inch touchscreen which can be used in dual orientation and comes preloaded with street-level road maps of Europe which are free to update. The nuvi 3598 features the new free lifetime digital traffic information which is twice as fast as other sat navs. It is also Bluetooth enabled allowing hands-free calls and also supports voice activated navigation. Plus it is smartphone link compatible so you can get information such as weather and PhotoLive Traffic Cameras.

The Garmin nuvi 3598LMT also features a split screen which shows the navigation map and Active Lane Guidance or PhotoReal Junction which provides essential information at each junction and exit. It also features 3D terrain and 3D buildings and landmarks. Speed camera locations are also included for free.



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Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D is a top-of-the-range Garmin nuvi Premium series car sat nav that features a 5-inch touchscreen display. The Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D features Digital Traffic Information which works twice as fast as other sat navs. This Garmin also features a free speed camera database preloaded to the device.

The units display also offers dual orientation, so you can use it in landscape or portrait mode and it features pinch and zoom technology. The Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D also supports voice activation which allows you to operate the device via spoken commands such as "go to home" or use the Bluetooth capabilities and use a command like "call Mr Smith".

The nuvi 3598LMT-D is part of Garmin's premium sat nav range. If you are looking for a larger 7-inch screen then we recommend buying the nuvi 2799LMT-D.

Preloaded with street-level European maps including UK, Western and Eastern Europe the nuvi 3598 is ready to use straight from the box in more than 40 countries. What's more the pre-installed maps are FREE to update for the lifetime of the product - with typically 4 updates available FREE each year. This sat nav also includes 3D terrain view and 3D landmarks so that you can navigate using these premium 3D features.

The nuvi 3598LMT-D also features FREE Lifetime traffic updates covering all motorways and A roads. The traffic information is displayed on the units split 5-inch screen with the left half of the screen showing the route you are driving while the right half displays traffic reports which are also spoken to you via the sat navs built-in speaker. The 3598LMT sat nav will also inform you of how many minutes the delay will take and also calculates possible detours.

Garmin nuvi 3598 premium sat nav is Bluetooth enabled making it possible to make and receive hands-free calls via the integrated microphone and speaker. The Garmin nuvi 3598 also features smartphone link which enables you to get information such as weather, PhotoLive Traffic Cameras and more direct from your nuvi using the Bluetooth connection when paired with a compatible smartphone.

The split screen comes into its own again with both the Active Lane Guidance and the PhotoReal junction. The Active Lane Guidance displays an image of the junction with a bright arrow showing the lane you should be in. The PhotoReal Junction shows images relating to the junction on the screen including surrounding landscape and road signs.

Garmin now offers Garmin Real Directions which uses recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights to guide you to your destination. For example the device may speak “turn right after the cathedral.” The 3598 also displays the estimated time of arrival.

The Garmin 3598 has a point of interest database including businesses, stores and restaurants. There is also an Up Ahead feature which will warn you of nearby services, restaurants, petrol stations and stores. The nuvi 3598 also supports voice activated navigation so you can navigate and find points of interest whilst keeping both hands on the steering wheel.

Speed camera locations are included with the Garmin 3598 and you can (via subscription) update this database using the unique Cyclops speed camera database. On approach to a speed cameras location overspeed warnings and speed limit information is also displayed. Included in the Cyclops database are locations for fixed, mobile, variable limit, average speed cameras, temporary, mobile zones and red light speed cameras. New or moved cameras are constantly tracked and Cyclops checks and updates its central database daily.

The Garmin 3598 navigator also contains a speed limit database and displays your vehicles’ speed for most roads in Europe.

Garmin nuvi 3598 Car Sat Nav FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our car sat nav FAQs for questions from other customers and visitors. Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D Features

‣View routes on the 5-inch touchscreen
‣Street-level here mapping for Europe
‣Enjoy FREE lifetime map
‣Enjoy FREE Traffic Information - works twice as fast as other, non-digital sat navs
‣Includes Cyclops speed camera locations for FREE preloaded. Updates to this database are available.
‣Voice activated navigation
‣Manual dual-orientation screen - portrait or landscape
‣3D Terrain view and 3D Landmarks.
‣Displays speed limit, current speed and time of arrival
‣Avoid traffic tie-ups with 3D traffic, subscription-free live traffic updates from the our extensive traffic avoidance system
‣Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompts
‣Speaks street names e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500ft."
‣8-digit postcode - navigate using full UK postcode search
‣Active Lane Guidance guides to proper lane for navigation
‣PhotoReal Junction view displays junction signs
‣Auto re-route fast off-route and detour recalculation
‣Choice of route setup - faster time, shorter distance, off road
‣Auto sort multiple destinations - provides most direct route
‣Speed limit indicator - displays speed limit for most major roads
‣Route avoidance - avoid highways, tolls etc
‣Bluetooth enabled for hands-free calls.
‣World travel clock, currency and unit converter, calculator
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery - up to 1 hours
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database - includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee


Garmin 3598LMT-D is a plug-and-play sat nav, it can be set up and removed in seconds. The nuvi 3598LMT-D is powered by an in-car charger that plugs and powers via your vehicles cigarette lighter adaptor. A suction cup mount and cradle attaches to your vehicles windscreen to provide a secure base to view the units screen and navigational instructions. Both the car charger and windscreen mount are in the box when you buy the nuvi 3598LMT from ActiveGPS.

Map Coverage

Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D is preloaded with street-level here maps (formely NAVTEQ) for both Western and Eastern Europe. To view the map coverage for a specific country or region please click the following links for more details: UK and Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa, North America (USA and Canada), Australia and New Zealand.

If you'd like to buy additonal maps for another region (outside of the nuvi 3598 preloaded European map region). e.g. North America or Australia and New Zealand. These can be viewed and purchased via the nuvi 3598LMT-D map page.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D
‣Preloaded City Navigator NT mapping for Europe
‣Lifetime maps and Digital Traffic (denoted by the 'D' in product name 3598LMT-D)
‣Lifetime traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
Vehicle suction cup mount
‣USB cable
‣Quick start manual

Garmin nuvi 3598LMT Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D? View them all here. All parts are genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the 5-inch nuvi 3598 sat nav.

Accessories available to purchase include a 5-inch slip case, mains power charger and a weighted dashboard mount. Along with these accessories, it's also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and vehicle charger. View all the nuvi 3598LMT-D accessories here.

Garmin nuvi 3598LMT Maps

Looking for sat nav maps for the Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D? View them all here. All mapping comes on microSD card with SD card adaptor and is genuine Garmin product and specifically designed for use with the nuvi 3598. Areas available to buy include: Southern Africa and Middle East and Northern Africa.

Garmin nuvi 3598 Questions and Answers

Question: I need a cable to link satnav to laptop, to update and charge it. Have tried one "compatible" one, but satnav tells me it will not charge with that cable and to use original supplied - which is lost! Is there a properly compatible one which will work?

Answer: All of the genuine accessories that we sell for the Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D can be viewed and purchased via the Garmin nuvi 3598 accessory page.

I would recommend that you purchase the Garmin nuvi 3598 AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit.

The AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit will provide you with the means to charge your Garmin nuvi 3598 sat nav via the mains. Connecting your Garmin nuvi 3598 to your laptop alone will not provide sufficient power to charge your sat nav. The AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit also includes the correct Mini USB cable to connect your Garmin nuvi 3598 to your laptop to preform an update or download.

If you wanted to purchase an update cable only (without the means to charge via your laptop) please purchase the Garmin nuvi 3598 Mini USB Cable.

Question: Please could you give me your price for a US sat nav map update for my Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D 5" Sat Nav

Answer: The latest City Navigator NT North America map for your Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D is priced at £64.99 + postage (see website for delivery options). You can buy it online here.

Yes, American vehicles like the UK have a 12-24volt cigarette lighter socket. So you will be able to take and use your existing Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D vehicle power cable.

Should you require any other accessories for your Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D you can view them all online here.

Additional mapping options can be viewed and purchased online here.

Question: Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D Automotive GPS Receiver. If I do not have a dab radio in my car, will the traffic update feature not work?

Answer: The Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D Automotive GPS Receiver works independently from your vehicles audio system. So as long as you have the correct Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D vehicle power cable/traffic receiver namely the GTM36 (using FM signal) you will receive traffic information.

You can purchase either cable here via the Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D accessory page.

Question: I want to update my nuvi 3598 but got a message telling me there was not enough space? Not very good with technology, but wonder if you could explain how I get round this one? I may have updated it once before since I bought it, or maybe I haven't.

Answer: We have no involvement with Garmin downloads.

Mapping updates that we sell come supplied on preloaded SD/microSD Card. These SD/microSD Cards are simply inserted into your nuvi 3598 sat nav and the data is then read from the SD/microSD Card. This method does not affect the memory of your nuvi sat nav.

Click the following link to view all available maps on SD/microSD Card from ActiveGPS, all maps are genuine Garmin map software.

Question: Is it possible to setup my Garmin 3598 LMT-D to suit caravan routes?

Answer: The Garmin nuvi range (which the nuvi 3598 is part of) cannot be upgraded to feature caravan profiles and routes. This feature is only found on the dedicated Garmin Camper range.

Do you have a question about the Garmin nuvi 3598? Submit your question via our contact page.

Garmin nuvi 3598LMT-D Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 5-inch manual dual-orientation, WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion up to 2 hours (depending on use)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 138mm, Height - 77mm, Depth - 13mm
‣Weight: 192g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin nuvi 3598LMT manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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