"Horrible Signal if you live in Capital City with big building, trees, and big houses!"on by jlingo527
Pros Multi Routing, Where Am I, Where do I Park,
Cons POOR Signal in certain cities.
Summary I love Garmin, I have used 300 and 400 series before I decided to go and buy Nuvi 750. I thought it was pretty cool to get rid of those flip up antenna. I was also interested with the better software features such as "multiple routing(Plan Ahead) and Where am I?" I used this GPS in few countries and few cities by now.
I would say Nuvi 750 HAS GOT THE WORST SIGNAL RECEIVER out of all other Garmin models I have tried. Don't get me wrong. When I was in California and Nevada for a few weeks, I thought the signal Nuvi 750 was marvelous. I was able to lock into the satellite fairly quickly within minutes. But the minute I drove to downtown LA, I started to experience signal problem.
I also felt the problem was growing when I was driving in Montreal Canada. It took almost 15minutes to lock into the satellite in the car. But The worst was when I took this Nuvi 750 to Jakarta, Indonesia which considered to be a very crowded, polluted, and heavy traffic with high building city. I WAS IN MADNESS. In LA, it took me only a few minutes to lock into the satellite, but in Jakarta especially when I was inside a moving car, I couldn't lock in at all, even after ½ hour of placing Nuvi 750 on the dashboard. Once, I got the signal locked in, I still experienced a lot of "loss satellite reception" problem.
I didn't experience this problem with previous Nuvi models with flipped up antenna.
The Good News is: The problem could be rectified COMPLETELY by buying GA25 MCX Garmin external antenna. It's such an exceptional antenna for the price. Now, I could even get signal with Nuvi 750 in the building, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Honestly, if you live in the city, it's very hard for me to recommend Nuvi 750. Better get 600 series. I'm not sure if 800 series has the same problem. Signal is a very IMPORTANT part of GPS. Without signal, no matter how good the features your GPS have, you won't be able to use it at all.
Pros A BIG BRIGHT Screen and Easy to use
Cons Weak FM transmitter
Summary I recently purchased the Nuvi 750 and used it to drive 450 miles from Cleveland to Downtown Manhattan. It worked flawlessly and despite a mistake or two on my part the unit quickly recalculated and I was back on track. Now I can travel with complete confidence and the freedom to go anywhere effortlessly.
A week later I took it on a trip to Vegas where it guided me from the airport to the Mirage Hotel including navigating the parking lot. That same day it took me to the Hoover Dam. 4-days later I used it to find Red Rock Canyon where it knew about every little path there was for a car to follow. I don't know what more you could expect from a GPS.
I have read a few reviews where there were complaints about the recalculation speed. My recommendation is to load the Garmin WebUpdater on your computer and let it update both the firmware and software of the device. How can anyone expect this device to perform at peak efficiency if it’s not updated with the latest firmware/software?
Mine works like a champ. It’s the best purchase I have made in a long time!
Pros Intuitive controls, great screen, awesome accuracy, well built sturdy bracket
Cons near useless FM transmitter, outer plastic case may be fragile
Summary I have owned a Quest for three years and have been extremely satisfied. The Quest still does things that the Nuvi does not do. However, the Nuvi 750's big viewing surface an the touch screen controls won me over. In addition, the 750 does multiple via points and can save multiple routes(just like the Quest, not possible with the 300 and 600 Garmin series.
Earlier this year, I bought but returned a Tom Tom 720 because of poor accuracy, a too busy viewing screen and a flimsy mounting bracket. The Nuvi 750 was worth the wait.
"First GPS Unit"on by browninggold
Pros Ready to go out of the box
Cons Can be pricey, but BB did price match
Summary First GPS unit. Checked 600 series, 700 series, and the 350. Read alot of reviews and went with this Nuvi 750. Did not need bluetooth capabilities but like the extra benefits of the 750 over the other units. GPS catches satellite signal very quickly. Re-routes in a hurry and features such as where am I? is a plus. Tells immediate direction to police, hospital, fire if needed. Also when unhooked from car mount will remember where your vehicle is at if you put in pedestrian mode, handy if you are ina large parking arena sports, shopping etc...ten routes is nice feature. Voice is easy to understand even when not hooked to fm radio, that works excellent also in your car. Text to speech is great feature you do not have to look at the unit, overall very happy with purchase.
Pros Cheap, usually reliable, good battery life
Cons Slow, sometimes offers odd routes
Summary Good deal for the $$, but you get what you pay for. The reception has been great in Phoenix/Metro up to Vegas and Cali. I have not once, even while in a mountain pass, lost reception. Battery lasts several days with moderate use. It's usually very accurate however sometimes it gives you strange, non efficient routes, and usually by the time it recalculates your direction you've missed your turn. I would advise this unit for light travel and to navigate a city that you are somewhat familiar with.