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Garmin Nuvi 770

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 770. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the screen and maps are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 770 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 770 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on The price and usability get negative views.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 770T with European USA Canada MapsGarmin Nuvi 770T with European USA Canada Maps

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (

Garmin nuvi 770


In conclusion, the Garmin nuvi 770 packs a lot of features into a small package, making it the perfect companion for the person who just has to have it all. With millions of points of interest and the “Where am I?” feature, this unit can help you get...

City Navigation NT street mapsAccepts custom points of interestAbility to save 10 routesIntegrated traffic receiver

If you are looking for a GPS unit that can pretty much do everything for...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin nuvi 770 review


UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide. The Garmin nuvi 770, with pre-loaded maps of North America and Europe, is one of the nicest of Garmin's transatlantic navigators. As a...

Dec, 2007

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Garmin Nuvi 770 GPS Review & Preview


There is a new flagship unit in the portable / pocket sized GPS arena now folks, the garmin nuvi 770 GPS navigator! Not surprisingly, the top-dog company is the maker, and this thing is drawing attention and praise all over the place and from leading...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Rob Mead (

Garmin nuvi 770 review


Can this flaghip satnav see off its TomTom rival? You bet it can. And here's why

Powerful ; Easy to use ; Great map instructions ; Points of interest ; Bright, clear display ; Genuinely useful features

Voices sound artificial, stilted ; Can lose satellite coverage in weak signal areas ; No dead reckoning

It's almost impossible not to love the Garmin nüvi 770. It makes a brilliant job of almost everything it does - and doesn't overwhelm you with frivolous features. Highly recommended

May, 2008

Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (

Garmin nuvi 770


Garmin's top-of-the range nuvi 770 is small and light and easy to use but it's not the prettiest and it's quite expensive too.

Slim / light / Simple to use

Naff graphics / poor handsfree quality

Jul, 2008

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Garmin nuvi 770T - Garmin Sat Nav


Garmin nuvi 770T features a 4.3-inch display with maps for Europe and North America. Garmin 770 features a FM transmitter, Bluetooth interface and TMC for real-time traffic information.

Consumer review (

This is fantastic


Be careful leaving even the suction cup on the windshield... since thiefs will smash the glass to look for the unit. My 83 year old father had his sunroof and side window smashed in, and the unit wasn't in the car!

Finds sats fast, very clear voice and screen is very easy to read even in bright light. the pre-loaded european maps are great, and updates are easy to get on their site. Voice changing is cool, and you can even download different vehical icons... I...

A bit long to boot-up, and asks you to verify that you will not adjust while driving. The FM traffic receiver never redirected me, and now after the free 3 months, it wants me to buy a subscription... I don't think so

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

What more could you want


We found that having the Euro maps will come in handy while doing a walking city tour from a cruise ship, and 5 hours of battery life is great. I would buy this unit again, and haven't even touched a number of the extras, like the currency converter.

Many options, including the european maps pre-loaded. Blue Tooth, traffic, currency converter, finds sats quickly, and even indoors! The simulated route is nice as well. Very easy to navigate through the Garmin site to download updates (Oct 08 is most...

You can only charge it using the supplied cord while in the car, USB will not display a map, but will charge from your PC. Replacement "radio / power" are very pricy

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Excellent Product


Excellent interface, tracks satellites quickly, small and very nice windshield mount. I live in Germany and the traffic update is an excellent tool not sure how well it works in the states. Lots of bells and whistles and pretty good POI database....

Some functional problems with bluetooth on my Nokia Cell Phone and the computer generated voices butchers the German street pronounciations but like the reviewer said it's kind of comical. Speaker quality is average

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Quite Impressive


The reason I purchased this unit is because of the preloaded US and European maps. btw Garmin NUVI units ending in *70 indicates European maps preloaded

Received from NewEgg just a few days before Christmas ; Yshuah and also my wifes b'day. We used it around San Diego and Los Angeles got on AirFrance got off the plane in Paris and this unit brought us to Mt St Michel flawlessly! We drove all over...

minor cons, The British voice which I prefer pronounces the french street names really funny but that really made the trip a bit more fun and amusing

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

More maps and wide - there's simply more to see with nuvi 770. This personal travel assistant is packed with preloaded maps for North America and Europe, not to mention advanced navigation features, a widescreen display, an FM transmitter, hands-free calling, traffic alerts and more. Like the rest of the wide nuvi 700-series, its premium navigation capabilities, like route planning and a handy locator, give you peace of mind on the go. With nuvi 770's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read - from any direction. nuvi 770 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and nuvi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nuvi 770 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. The European version even includes a preloaded safety camera database containing the location of cameras for parts of Europe. Keep track of yourself and your car with nuvi 770. Just tap "Where Am I? " to find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. nuvi 770 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nuvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls. nuvi 770 includes advanced navigational features to take the worry out of traveling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 770's wide screen. In addition, nuvi 770 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for highways and Interstates. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map. Talk about worry-free driving. nuvi 770 integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calling. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 770 while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nuvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak directly into its built-in microphone. Steer clear of traffic with nuvi 770's integrated FM TMC traffic receiver. Receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch nuvi's screen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area. nuvi 770's high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than the nuvi 600-series, making it easy to slip in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or on foot.


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272


Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):3.81 x 2.25 / 4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.81 x 2.25 / 4.3

Energy Management

Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Software

Maps Included:Europe / North America

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n


Audible alarm(s):Y
Audible Alarms: Yes


Map view options:3D


Compatible memory cards:SD


Routes quantity:10
Waypoints per route:10


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Other Features

Audio system:Y
Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 \nMac OS X 10.4
Wireless Technology:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Anti-theft function: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey
FM Transmitter: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: Yes
Number of Waypoints:500

Weight & Dimensions