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Garmin Nuvi 865T

Garmin Nuvi 865T
alaScore 81

65 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen. The price also gets good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the design and durability.

usability, price, screen

voice guidance, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 865T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 65 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analysed 38 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 865T from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

usability, screen, price, voice guidance


68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Nuvi 865 Traffic Satellite Navigation System - Full EU Mapping

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Garmin nüvi 865T review


At £399 the Garmin nüvi 865T is not cheap but it comes with loads of features including a traffic antenna and support for voice-dialling and navigation via its Bluetooth integration.

The Garmin nüvi 865T of plenty of functions but wit a hefty price tag, you’ll need to ensure you’ll use them regularly to get value for money from the device.

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Garmin Nüvi 865T review


The Nüvi 865T, being towards the top of Garmin's range, has an impressive feature set that performs well - but comes at a price.

Voice control, customisable display, ‘Where am I?’ function

Expensive, voice-control function not quite sensitive enough

Other features include a music player, calculator, currency converter, alarm clock and games.


Expert review by:

Garmin nüvi 865T satnav


The Garmin nüvi 865T is top of the Garmin satnav range.

The Garmin nüvi 865T of plenty of functions but wit a hefty price tag, you’ll need to ensure you’ll use them regularly to get value for money from the device.

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Garmin nuvi 860T - Garmin Sat Nav


Garmin nuvi 865T features a 4.3-inch display with maps for Europe and North America. Garmin 865T features a FM transmitter, Bluetooth interface and TMC for traffic alerts.

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Garmin Nuvi 865T


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We read loads of reviews and this sat nav was meant to be one of the best, but it's really not as good as some cheaper ones we've used. The design is bad in the fact that to recharge it you have to plug the lead into the actual suction cup holder that...

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: Yes
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: Yes