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Garmin Nuvi 860

Garmin Nuvi 860
alaScore 82

64 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the memory and screen. The voice guidance and value for money also get good opinions, whereas opinions are divided on the design.

usability, price, voice guidance, screen, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 64 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Garmin Nuvi 860


alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 860 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

usability, value for money, voice guidance

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 860T Satellite Navigation System - Voice ActivatedGarmin Nuvi 860T Satellite Navigation System - Voice ActivatedGarmin Nuvi 860T (Europe)

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'Garmin N\xfcvi 860T'


'Guidage de qualit\xe9, t\xe9l\xe9commande pour la commande vocale, simplicit\xe9, qualit\xe9 du kit main libre'

Absence d'indicateur de voies, capteur de mouvement peu performant, prix

'Le Garmin 860T est d\xe9sormais le GPS haut de gamme du constructeur am\xe9ricain. Navigateur pr\xe9cis, il concentre \xe0 peu pr\xe8s toutes les fonctions disponibles sur un GPS.'

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Garmin Nuvi 860 Vehicle Navigation Device Review


The Garmin nuvi 860 has exactly the same specification as the recently reviewed Garmin nuvi 880 except for the preloaded City Navigator NT maps which are for Europe (full coverage) rather than the US. The premium feature of both the Garmin nuvi 860 and...


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Garmin Nüvi 860T review


Lacking in style, but a fully featured and easy-to-use satellite navigation device

Great display ; Useful range of features ; Easy to use menus ; Voice control is an interesting idea

Not as stylish as some rivals

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Garmin nuvi 860 Sat-Nav


Garmin's nuvi 860 sat-nav isn't cheap but its voice-activated navigation is the best we've used so far.

Although the voice recognition is the main feature of the 860, it is a premium device and has numerous other extra facilities. The maps cover the entirety of Western Europe in detail, plus major roads in some nearby countries in Eastern Europe. The...

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Garmin nüvi 860 Sat-Nav Review - Mobile Device Reviews


Garmin's n-vi 860 sat-nav isn't cheap but its voice-activated navigation is the best we've used so far.

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Garmin nuvi 860T


TomTom and Garmin are like Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Every time the chasing pack thinks they've caught up, TomTom and Garmin unleash a smarter model that makes the others look like Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski put together. The Garmin nuvi 860T,...

Innovative new features. Speedy mapping

Voice control can be a bit laborious. Pricey

With innovative features such as voice control, the Garmin nuvi 860T is breaking new ground. It doesn't forget its routes, though. Arf.

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this is the best one out there!

Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen


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for almost 1100 dollars id rather walk with the directions this thing gave me 8 mio 500's before you think about using this item

Simple Controls

Acquires Satellites Slowly, Bulky, Difficult Menus, Flimsy Mounting, Short Battery Life

Product Specifications

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Run Time (Up To):4hour(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 System

GPS Functions / Services:Time/date
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking
Speed Camera Warning: Yes
Traffic Services:MSN Direct / TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


Model:860/Vehicle Suction Cup Mount
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin/Garmin n


CE Product Type:GPS receiver mount
Compatible Mobile Devices:Garmin n


Tracklog Points:10000