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Garmin Nuvi 785T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 785T. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good views, but some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 785T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 785T from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the route planning and size are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Nuvi 785T Vehicle GPS W/4.3" LCD Touchscreen - 8GB SDHC Memory Card - Bean Bag Dashboard Mount - GPS Screen Protectors - 0100071500 BigVALUEInc

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin nuvi 785T review


The Garmin nüvi 785T differs from the other units in the new 7x5T series in that it doesn't offer lifetime traffic. Instead, it comes with a three month trial subscription to MSN Direct. The advantages are that traffic coverage is offered for more...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Fletch (

Garmin nuvi 785T Review


The nuvi 785T introduces 3-D lane assist, 3-D building view, faster screen redraws, route planning, and host of other new enhancements to Garmin's already top-notch nuvi product line. A few grievances aside, the new 7x5T series is a major update from...

Inches closer to navigation perfection

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: PSBDUDE (

Great GPS...even if it's discontinued.


This is a nice device and I have recommended it to others. I had hoped that the Bluetooth would have allowed me to use my Blackberry hands free, but the sound quality at both ends was poor.

Large screen. Speedy calculation and map rendering. MP3 with FM transmitter. Extra capacity with SD memory card. MSN Direct has some nice features

The Bluetooth Speakerphone is barely useable. MSN Direct is going away

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (



getting it at discount for being last year's model helped alot, worked much better than my previous GPS, made it all the way across the country (north to south) with no problems

works quickly, very little lag, tracks satellites quickly and had an abundance of points-of-interest, comes with mount that is strong and handy

had trouble setting via points along the destination, might be user error, but seemed simple enough

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: normofthenorth (

Garmin Nuvi 785T 4.3" GPS Navigation with lane assist w/ 3D view


Just a clarification from a happy owner of a 765T: This 785T doesn't just add MSN (and BlueTooth) to the impressive features of the 765T, it also SUBTRACTS the free lifetime traffic! Garmin's website says this unit is "compatible" with the normal...

Most of the features should be excellent

Can't get free Traffic

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Family geek (

Great GPS


We travel a lot and are away from home about four months per year. Having digital maps of essentially every road in the US and Europe along with the

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Lane Guidance nice,Large Screen,Love the MSN Direct,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: ric (

Works great!


Use the GPS daily. Haven't found an easy way to 'teach' the unit my preferences.

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Large Screen","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: BH (

Great, but only after downloading update


Quickly acquires satellites, clear menu, great traffic update feature. Initially frustrated with erroneous system messages on screen that caused satellite drop outs. Needed to go on line to find FAQ, and turned out that was number 1. Needed to hook up...

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Large Screen,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls

Needs firmware updates

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Best GPS I Have Owned


Buy It

Despite the poor reviews I still ordered this unit. I have to say it is awesome. I love it!!! The unit is fast accurate and right to the point. All the features are perfect. If you want a great GPS packed with features this is it. I use the Bluetooth...

Have to pay for MSN after 3 month free trial

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: techman (

Much more refined than the Nuvi 660


Have owned a Nuvi 660 for several years ,bought the 785T for my wife love the MSN addition ,more accurate then 660 and faster responce time to satellites.

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Large Screen,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls


Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

This Kit Includes: 1- Garmin Nuvi 785T Vehicle GPS W/4.3" LCD Touchscreen1- 8GB SDHC Memory Card (Extra Storage Space for your MP3s, Pictures and Additional Maps and Software!)1- USB SD/HC Memory Card Reader (Transfer Your MP3s, Pictures and Additional Maps and Software Faster!)1- Bean Bag Dashboard Mount (Mount Your GPS Unit Without Adhesives or Windshield Mounts, Simple Beanbag Mount Stays In Place and Works for Any GPS Unit!)1- Pack of GPS Screen Protectors (Protect Your Screen from Dust & Scratches!)More about this GPS:Stay ahead of the curve and connected with nuvi 785T, featuring lane assist and MSN Direct® content. The 785T guides you to the proper lane for navigation while delivering real-time local weather, traffic, movie times, stock information, gas prices, news and local events. It also includes lifetime traffic, hands-free calling, preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions that call out street names. Like the rest of the nuvi 705-series, this advanced navigator comes with premium features including 3-D building view, photo navigation, faster screen redraws, route planning, emergency and car locators and much more.Know the Lane Before It's Too Late nuvi 785T takes navigation to the next level with lane assist. No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane assist guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate.


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


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Lane Assistant
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking
Traffic Services:MSN Direct / TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n