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Garmin Nuvi 780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 570 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and screen are on the whole positive. The value for money and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory. There are some mixed comments about the voice guidance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 463 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 780 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 780 Portable GPS Vehicle Navigation System w/ 4.3" LCD Widescreen (0100065705) BeanBag 2GB SD BigVALUEInc Accessory Saver Bundle + MOREGarmin Nuvi 780 Portable GPS Vehicle Navigation System w/ 4.3" LCD Widescreen (0100065705) BeanBag 2GB SD BigVALUEInc Accessory Saver Bundle + MORE

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Garmin nuvi 780

 

If you're someone who really uses a GPS navigator, then the nuvi 780 definitely belongs on your short list. It's advanced features, excellent user interface and slim, sleek design make it one of the best values available in a high-end GPS. You can...

4.3 in. widescreen LCD touchscreenUser-friendly touchscreen interfaceBuilt-in receiver for MSN Direct serviceAdvanced route planning featuresFM transmitter, MP3 player, Bluetooth capability

The Garmin nuvi 780 is Garmin's latest entry in their high-end nuvi line o

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Garmin nuvi 780 GPS Review

 

A widescreen display, preloaded maps, bluetooth, an FM transmitter, hands-free calling, and Enhanced MSN Direct service put Garmin's new nuvi 780 squarely into the premium GPS category. Sure, other GPS manufacturers offer similar features on some of...

Just like the nuvi 760, with MSN Direct

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Garmin Nuvi 780 Full Review - MSN Direct 2

 

UPDATE: MSN Direct will stop service January 1, 2012 - buyer beware that the traffic and other information services will not work after that date.

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Garmin nuvi 780 review

 

UPDATE: MSN Direct is ceasing operations on January 1, 2012. UPDATE 2: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide. The Garmin nuvi 780 is the top of the line member of Garmin's nuvi 700...

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Garmin Nuvi 780 Car GPS Satellite Navigation Device Review

 

The Garmin Nuvi 780 shares all features of the Garmin Nuvi 680 Auto GPS navigator. Additional features include: Qwerty or ABC keyboard choose your preferred on-screen keyboard layout Car locater feature - notes the position of your car when...

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Don't buy this

 

I paid a lot for this unit forthe MSN DIrect feature, but it does not work. I am in a major metropoltian area which should have a good signal, but it does not connect. After much time wasting wrangling they replaced the cable/receiver, which did not...

Navigation works very well

The MSN feature does not work

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Exactly what I needed, works great.

 

This is the first Nav unit I've owned so I don't have a whole lot to compare it to other than what I've seen and used in other people's cars, rentals, etc. From what I can tell this is the same unit as the Nuvi 760 except it comes with the MSN receiver...

Small, speaks to you, nice screen, accurate and fast

Speaker volume

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Exactly what I needed, works great.

 

This is the first Nav unit I've owned so I don't have a whole lot to compare it to other than what I've seen and used in other people's cars, rentals, etc. From what I can tell this is the same unit as the Nuvi 760 except it comes with the MSN receiver...

Small, speaks to you, nice screen, accurate and fast

Speaker volume

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Great GPS in a Small Package

 

I have been a Garmin supporter for along time. I am coming from a feature packed 2820 and I have had to sacrifice a lot of features going to the Nuvi.I am going to start off with the negative first: I had a lot of issues with the Bluetooth version 3.0...

Small size, Bluetooth, MSN Direct Enhanced, Bright Screen

No Custom Avoidances, No categories under Favorites, No Attention tone while on the phone and a turn is coming up, Bluetooth issues with some Blackberries, no remote

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Great GPS in a Small Package

 

I have been a Garmin supporter for along time. I am coming from a feature packed 2820 and I have had to sacrifice a lot of features going to the Nuvi.I am going to start off with the negative first: I had a lot of issues with the Bluetooth version 3.0...

Small size, Bluetooth, MSN Direct Enhanced, Bright Screen

No Custom Avoidances, No categories under Favorites, No Attention tone while on the phone and a turn is coming up, Bluetooth issues with some Blackberries, no remote

Product Specifications

The nuvi 780 4.3" GPS Personal Travel Assistant has advanced navigation features, a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and hands-free calling, plus real-time local weather, traffic, movie times, stock information, gas prices, news and local events. Its premium navigation capabilities, like route planning and a handy locator, give you peace of mind on the go. With next-generation dynamic content from MSN Direct, nuvi 780 is one resourceful personal travel assistant. You'll always get the big picture with nuvi 780's widescreen display. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3" display is easy to read from any direction. In addition, nuvi 780 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras, and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. nuvi 780 includes advanced navigational features to take the worry out of traveling. It also comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. High-sensitivity receiver Built-in memory - Internal solid state with optional SD Card Slot Voice prompts Speaks street names Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation) Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road) Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) MSN Direct for U.S. compatible MP3 player Audio book player Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation) World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, and calculator Headphone jack/audio lineout Unit Dimensions - Width 4.8 x Height 3.0 x Depth 0.8 (12.2x7.6x2.0cm) Weight - 6.2 ounces (176 grams)

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:3in
Weight:6.2oz
Width:4.8in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:780
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Navigation

Waypoints:500
Waypoints per route:10
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