Garmin nüvi 750, 760, 770, 780 – REVIEW

 

Garmin has not stopped to rest following its successes with the immensely popular (and deservedly so) nuvi line. With the introduction of the 700 series, Garmin has redefined its top-shelf category, borrowing the sleek good looks of its entry-level nuvi 200 series, but packing it with its high-end features of the 600 series, and then some. The 760 has earned top honors from a number of reviewers, including Editor’s Choice from PC Magazine, which states, "The 760 sports a trimmer, slicker design and adds a number of cool new features and welcome refinements to the top-rated 600 series."

 


Ratings Summary
Includes ratings for Garmin nuvi 750, 760, 770, 780
nuvi 750
Owner Reviews
nuvi 760
Owner Reviews
nuvi 770
Owner Reviews
nuvi 780
Owner Reviews
nuvi 760
nuvi 760
nuvi 760,780
Editor’s Choice
Our Rating: 5 Stars

Most notably, the 700 series includes multi-destination routing. This feature allow you to enter up to 10 destinations at once and the nuvi will calculate the optimal route so you’ll spend the least amount of time on the road. Ideal for realtors and delivery professionals, this feature has the potential to pay for itself many times over in gas savings, especially at today’s ever-higher prices. The 700 series includes the popular wide-screen design of the 600 series along with text-to-speech capability which reads street names aloud, keeping your eyes on the road, not on the GPS. The 700 series also includes an integrated FM transmitter to send its voice-guided directions, audiobook or MP3 audio, or your telephone conversation via Bluetooth connection (760 and 770 models only) to your car’s stereo system speakers.

The nuvi 700 series includes Garmin’s new "Where Am I?" safety feature which helps you find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. It also lets you see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. Also new is the "Last Position" feature, which, among other things, can help you locate your car in a large parking lot.

Finally, the 700 series is both FM TMC Traffic-capable and MSN Direct-capable and provides strong integration of "location aware" features, like weather, gas prices and finding a good restaurant in an unfamiliar place. The integrated FM receiver is included on the 760 and 770 models. MSN Direct receiver is included on the 780 model. (These are additional options for the 750.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro
Con

Feature-rich & very portable, versatile

Extra wide, bright screen is easy to read, even in bright sunlight

Conveniently integrated traffic receiver and FM transmitter

Ideal for frequent or international travel with additional “Travel Kit” features

Expensive

Subscription required for traffic features; some “Travel Kit” features require additional cost

We’ve traveled the world with our beloved nuvi 370 with great success. Even the "wide body" nuvis are ultraportable and with their impressive battery life, create a truly versatile device that can double as a handheld. Thanks to the 370, the nuvi guided us on foot to a downtown parking lot in Luxembourg late at night when we couldn’t remember where we had parked. The 700 series is the sleekest nuvi yet, making it a great travel companion. The nuvi continues to better itself and we continue to award it our highest honor: 5 stars. [Review Date: 6 October 2007 © 2007 Rated4Stars.com]

 

 

 

 

 


Key Features at a Glance
Feature
nuvi 750
nuvi 760
nuvi 770
nuvi 780
Ready to Use Out of the Box?

Includes maps of US, Canada

Includes maps of US, Canada

Includes maps of US, Canada PLUS Europe

Includes maps of US, Canada
Spoken, Turn-by-Turn Directions?
Text-to-Speech? (Announces Street Names)
Voice Recognition?
Multi-Destination Routing?
Bluetooth?

MP3/Audio Player?

Plus audiobook reader

Plus audiobook reader

Plus audiobook reader

Plus audiobook reader
Live Traffic/Weather?

Subscription required

Subscription requiredIntegrated TMC-FM Receiver

Subscription requiredIntegrated TMC-FM Receiver

Subscription requiredIntegrated MSN Direct Receiver
Suitable for Offroad Use?
Limited map coverage
Limited map coverage
Limited map coverage
Limited map coverage
Portable?
(internal battery)
Other Features:
Photo viewer, “Where am I?” Safety Feature, travel features
Photo viewer, “Where am I?” Safety Feature, travel features
Photo viewer, “Where am I?” Safety Feature, travel features
Photo viewer, “Where am I?” Safety Feature, travel features

 

 

Additional Specifications
Weight 6.2 ounces (190 g)
Dimensions 4.9"W x 2.9"H x .9"D (12.4 x 7.4 x 2.3 cm)
Screen  3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
 WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Chipset SiRF Star III with 20-channel all-in-view; WAAS
In the Box nüvi 750/760/770/780, Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America (plus Europe on 770 model), FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable (760, 770, 780 models), Vehicle suction cup mount*, Dashboard disc, USB cable, Quick start manual
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty
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