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Motorola Motonav TN765T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Motorola Motonav TN765T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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I have used a PND for many years. I currently use a Navteq (in car), Tom Tom XXL 540t, Garmin C-580 and Motonav TN765t. I find the Motonav TN765t the easiest and most reliable. Garmin is a simpleton (older) by comparison. Navteq (in car)is a royal pain and disables once the car is placed in drive. Tom Tom is fairly simple, awkward to mount but provides more accurate routing than Garmin (by my experience). Garmin's routing (IMHO) has gone down hill in the last three years. It's like some clown in Sri Lanka is routing me thru Upstate New York and has no clue where the Interstates are. Motonav routing by my comparison is spot on and gives suitable and logical alternate routes. Motonav gives me the quick Interstate routes first and side state roads as alt's. Garmin has "fastest" and "shortest" settings but those settings have figured out neither. Must be the programmer from Mumbai doesn't really know. I do not like the way Motorola provides a hard copy "Quick Guide" in the box but then buries a link in the hardcopy to download the much more informative Owners Manual. (It's a money thing with the Quick Guide) So, if you don't read the Quick Guide, you are really sort of clueless beyond the basics. The OM clears up a lot of issues you read about in the reviews. Motorola CS looks arduous and burdensome but the documentation is fairly good once you get it all collected. The breadcrumbs are well thought out when you stop and think about it. You just have to follow them and that is just not clear right up front. So, yes, Mildred, it's about being smart by reading. Simpleton Garmins are intuitive but archaic by comparison, ie, if you want more than one address in the same town, you have to key in the town each and everytime you want another address in that same city. Motonav brings it into the 21st century and keeps the city just add the new street address and it gives you the same city option. Great for weekly Broker's Caravans. A very Inteligent GPS? Oh yeah, a new GPS for the intelligent traveller who wants to drive smarter at a fraction of the garmins cost.

Large screen, Simple controls, Acquires satellites quickly, Compact, Easy menus, Easy to read, Easy to set up

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Gorgeous GPS Unit Has Most Smartphones Licked


When your smartphone is struggling to get a signal, this dedicated device from Motorola chugs along without a hiccup.

Aesthetically pleasing hardware and software. Both loud and clear while operating as a Bluetooth speakerphone. Responsive voice recognition ensures your hands stay at 10 and 2. Reasonably priced (the hardware at least). Supports importing contacts...

Hardly the fastest GPS unit on the block. Only lasts about two hours with continuous use. Includes maps for the United States and Canada only — new maps cost $20 apiece

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Motorola MotoNav TN765t


The Motorola MotoNav TN765t features a 5.1-inch touch screen that's shorter and wider than the typical 16:9 or 16:10 ratio device. It also includes an interesting feature: the ability to run Google Local searches, receive free lifetime traffic updates,...

Map-centric interface is easy to use. Detailed map graphics. Brilliant POI search. Free lifetime traffic

Some navigation-related snafus. Slow position lock-in. Google-powered services are only free for three months

Motorola's MotoNav TN765t is a full-featured navigator with an extra-wide screen and a killer interface; but some minor routing issues hold it back from true greatness.


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Motorola MotoNav TN765t


Motorola took a pretty serious beating when we reviewed its MotoNav TN30 portable navigation device. However, instead of dropping out of the PND market or simply releasing an incremental update with fixes, Motorola went back to the drawing board and...

The MotoNav TN765t features updated hardware and an innovative new interface that combines the map and the menus. Bluetooth hands-free calling (with address book sync and voice dial), text-to-speech, and free FM-traffic reception are welcome additions...

The MotoExtras data service isn't always on, so it must be manually refreshed for the latest info. GPS tracking in skyscraper-dense urban areas is a bit sketchy.

The MotoNav TN765t has a robust feature set that is on par with that of more-established brands and a beautiful interface that is, in many ways, superior.

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Read Motorola MOTONAV TN765t


Motorola has, for the most part, always been known for its mobile communication products.  However, they recently decided to venture into the ever growing GPS navigation market.  Today we will be looking at the MOTONAV TN765t.   As this is Motorola's...

Great at navigating ; MotoExtras ; Free lifetime traffic updates ; Voice commands ; Bluetooth

Spoken street names feature repeats county road names twice ; Price of subscription for MotoExtras ; Call quality not the greatest

Overall I believe the Motorola TN765t is an excellent GPS.   Almost every feature I could think of was present on this GPS, from Bluetooth calling and voice commands to navigate the menus all the way down to traffic updates and up to date fuel prices...

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Motorola MotoNav TN765t GPS


The Motorola MotoNav TN765t is a GPS device that is highlighted by a large and wide display. It offers a full set of features that should entice any road traveler, with Bluetooth being just one of many. Let's take a closer look.

As far as the basics go, the TN765t offers your typical text-to-speech functionality, and you will hear actual street names and directions as you drive. This extra level of detail is a plus; you can keep your eyes on the road while driving instead of...

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Motorola MOTONAV TN765t review


Hands on with the Motorola MOTONAV TN765t The Motorola Motonav TN765t has a whopping 5.1” display, voice recognition, Bluetooth, lifetime traffic, text-to-speech, lane guidance, and pre-loaded maps of the US and Canada. I'll get into the details of...

5.1” screen ; Voice command ; Lifetime traffic ; Powers on quickly ; Powered mount ; Displays nearby road names

Side panel screens are cumbersome to navigate through; it can take many taps to get to critical information ; ETA not shown on map ; Annoying delay in seeing power options when external power lost ; Speed limit coverage was only displayed on...

I have mixed feelings about the MOTONAV TN765t. It is very close to being an excellent navigator. It is certainly loaded with bells and whistles. Unfortunately it seems like the designers focused too much on creating a fancy interface and lost sight of...

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Motorola MotoNav TN765t – with new MotoExras service


Suppose your Personal Navigation Device is itself making a voice call to the server to get the result of a particular search. It is not an imagination, but a truth about Motorola MotoNav TN765t. Last year, the company had launched MotoNav TN30 which...

Free FM-traffic reception; updated hardware; MotoExtras service to get real time data via calling from paired phone; text-to-speech and Bluetooth hands-free calling; innovative interface to show menus while watching maps

GPS tracking works relatively slow in urban areas. MotoExtras service is not always on needs to be manually refreshed for getting latest information

If you need a latest GPS PND in affordable price range that automatically makes a voice call to get information and can work with above drawbacks, then we will recommend you to buy – Motorola MotoNav TN765t.

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It's so easy! This replaces my Garmin and I am happy!


The only thing better than a Motonav is......well, not made yet?! This unit replaces my Garmin c-580. My Garmin was great and I loved it.This unit is way cheaper way more features and spot on navs. Best bang for the buck Spend some quality time getting...

Beats my Garmin C580 and the Escort iQ. I use this in combo with my Escort Passport Redline. Best GPS and RD combo on the planet IMHO. Fast SAT acquisition great graphics Outstanding user interface. Best I have ever seen. Comes up with alternate routes. T

My biggest complaint is: It is Different than the Garmin but that is not a con. In fact there are NO cons that I can think of

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Very hard to use.


don't waste your money.

looks good

very difficult to use. hard to find directions

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity:Via External Device
iPod Control: No


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: Yes
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Unknown
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: No
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No