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Garmin Nuvi 785T

Garmin Nuvi 785T
alaScore 75

111 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 785T. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the durability.

usability, performance, price, screen, size


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 70 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 785T from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the route planning and size are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, route planning


84% 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

Jul, 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: jekyllnhide (



Didn't discover how truly worthless it was - didn't need it - until after return period. Garmin should save face and automatically rebate on this fiasco.

It's light enough to toss in a river, drop down a grate, or use to crack walnuts with

It's absolutely worthless for navigation. Pure crap. Worse than cr@p, actually, because crap never got me lost. More like my grandmother, because she kind of knows the way but always gets lost. Best example- told me to take ferry in the desert

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: moe3754 (

Garmin is slipping


I had this for around six months and it was marginal at best, Garmin seem's to have changed their screens because this is as bad as tomtom in direct sunlight it cannot be seen, plus as the other person said it will crash, mine froze up three times on...

Ok features and MSN Direct

Screen washes out in sunlight and too many bugs

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: econosewer (

Crashed the day of my trip to Florida.


Garmin dropped the ball on this unit. Too much money. I can's use it to make my service stops in NYC (No commercial traffic filter) Then when I resigned myself to use in my car, it crashed the day of our vacation. I was disgusted.. Do not bother with...

Lane alert, Traffic alerts, Movie ratings, Gas prices

Unreliable, Not practical for commercial driving. Why would you make a filter for pedestrians and bicycles and not trucks and vans. Combine this with auto traffic diversions and you will end up with a police car in your rear view and lost to boot

Jan, 2009

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

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