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: "This was the first car navigation system which I bought and I cannot compare it with any other product. However, I was (and still is) very satisfied with the product, specifically understanding how to use it, set up and locating and storing addresses and maps. The screen is large, which makes it easy to read and still concentrate on the raod. The voice instructions are very clear, maps very precise and the product overall is very impressive. I would ...
Pros: Easy to use, Clear screen, instructions and selections excellent, maps very reliable .
Cons: With vibration of car the voice sytem got disconnected and went on and off . Assume loose wire some
Excerpt: "The Garmin 760 is currently my favourite sat nav!!! It is amazing value for money with a huge host of features including... Pre-loaded European street maps. Pre-installed Cyclops safety camera info Accurate & comprehensive safety camera database from Cyclops. You can download safety camera updates daily to have the most current information available. You will be alerted when approaching traffic cameras, helping you to keep within the speed ...
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.