A useful addition to navigation, but keep your road atlas handy!
5 March 2013
Excerpt: Welcome to the new age ==================== Ah, the memories. Long, winding country lanes, the sun setting over the sea. Dad refusing to ask for directions. Mum looking at the map, making constructive suggestions with increasing levels of irritation. Me and my older brother in the back, bored rigid and desperate for a wee. Well, now we have the glory that is satellite navigation.
Excerpt: "I bought a Garmin 760 GPS receiver for my car I had not had a satellite navigation system before this but had been borrowing my brother in laws for when I went on business trips. These are a brilliant devise you just put the postcode, town and other information in as to where you want to go and it will voice guide you there and also show you your route on the screen. It also shows other useful information such as time, how long it is going to take ...
Pros: good battery life and good instruction manual
Cons: sometimes slow software and have to pay for camera feature after 30 days
Excerpt: This product was purchased after the car dealer quoted me £1000 for a built in system. This product caught my eye as it has a touch screen and a very easy to use interface, with things labeled far apart so its hard to 'accidently' choose something with 'large fingers'. This product comes with a computer link up so that new versions of the maps can be downloaded, for a fee, which seems a bit 'iffy' since the price off the product is so big in comparison to the...
Summary: I really looked a long time before buying this Garmin Nuvi 780. I always get lost in cities and hate driving thru them. Now I can breeze right thru them without any errors. On the other side........ONE time......I went to see the Lava Caves in Klamath Falls OR and thankfully I knew where it was as the Garmin was wrong in its direction. That is the only time this happened for me though. Thought you should know both sides of the coin here.
Summary: Would like to share couples of Cons I experienced in 4 years of use, but overall, Garmin nuvi 780 is a good buy. (Don't know why Amazon says first available date is at 2010, but this product was already released earlier.) Cons: 1. After consistent charging/overcharging frequently, battery later became draining very fast during every use. 2. The sucking mount is not working anymore. Cannot stick to the window. It started to fail after about 1 year of heavy use. 3.
Terrible Battery Life, Some Addresses Not Found, Just an "Okay" GPS
18 August 2013
Summary: Pros: Nice size screen, slim body, great windshield mount, nice display (reflective technology makes it easy to see in daylight), quick satellite fix Cons: Bluetooth unusable, voices difficult to understand (very primitive computer-generated-sounding), low speaker volume, poor battery life, MSN Direct due to become obsolete After having owned an old reliable TomTom One, I decided to give Garmin a shot, rather than paying to update the TomTom's maps.
Garmin 760 is the absolute best bang for the buck.
9 July 2013
Summary: I purchased this new back in 2009 to install in my 2008 Nissan 350Z. It was the perfect size for the little cubby in the center of the dash. Whenever I want to update it or use it on another vehicle, I just push down on the button and it pops out, no problem. For mounting reasons alone, the 760 is better than the newer Garmin GPS units that mount using a clip on the top and bottom of the screen.
Summary: I bought this in 2009 and I had screen issues a few months in. I would turn on the GPS and the screen went black it just didn't boot up but you heard the noise it makes to acknowledge that you are pressing buttons but a blank screen. I had to send it to Garmin because it was still under warranty at that time to repair it. When I got it back it immediately had issues acquiring satellite. I didn't want to send it back because they took their time with it the first time.