Pros Very accurate, easy to use - 6 million Points of Interest
Cons None at this point
Summary I purchased this unit after a very disappointing experience with the TomTom 720, which couldn't even locate my 1978-vintage house and suggested some odd routes (see my TomTom 720 review). The Garmin Nuvi 760 found my house, suggested eactly the routes I usually take on my test trips and does SO much more very, very well.
The interface in general is very easy - the go to interface has 6 million points of interest. It had every restaurant that came to mind for my look-up test. Some rather new. Wow.
The screen is very crisp and clear. The bluetooth was no problem to set up with my Blackberry 8703e (Sprint) and now all the points of interest are that much more useful with phone numbers / call options for each.
It has great setting features - like being able to go from an "ABC" key layout to QWERTY, or selecting from an "automobile", "bicycle", or "pedestrian" mode - very handy.
It also adds a great direct "where am I" feature that gives your position at the touch of a button and then lists all the emergency service links (police, fire, hospital) on the side (you can also see those through the POI list).
It had multi-segment trip ability AND simulated GPS run through of a route - so it takes you through a route as if you were driving it, when you're really just at the kitchen table.
Okay, so great features that so far seem to be executed well, but I don't want those to take away from what really impressed me about the unit the most: very accurate and great routing - which after all are the key GPS functions and ones which at least the other company I tried seemed to miss on.
Pros Availability to sort routes ,Brighter Screen, Bluetooth is great.
Cons None So Far
Summary Had my 760 a few weeks and first observations
1. My screen is really bright and I like it.No problem seeing it even at night. Seems brighter than the 680.
2.The mount seems improved also.Locks the Nuvi on better and has a quick release button.Easy to use.
3.Signal is great! Mine picks in 15-20 seconds after I turn it on.It is between 11-17 feet accuracy.
4.Love to be able to sort routes, That is what I bought it for and it works great so far.
5.The voices are good but the speaker is smaller than the 680 so they are not quite as loud but still very good.
6.Re-routes quickly when you go offtrack.
7 Road lock does not seem to be a problem, have not run in to that scenario yet.
8.Really like it being thinner than the 680. Put them side-by-side in Best Buy tonight and you could really tell. Fits in my pocket better.Best Buys 760 unit was Solid Glossy Black, Mine I like better it is Matt Black nice finish with a silver stripe in the middle
9. My cellphone works better and people and understand what I am saying clearly. Had a problem with this on the 680.
Really glad so far that I updated from the 680. Traffic works fine with the cable provided but I bought an MSN cable as I prefer the MSN. Also I emailed Garmin about a Mapsource CD and they emailed back “it’s on the way to you free”.
"Wonderful GPS"on by bigd1967
Pros Easy Interface, nice screen. Fully loaded with many options including msn direct
Cons Speaker could be louder. Sometimes hickups when calling out streets.
Summary All in all, I'm very impressed with this unit. I have been looking out for it for several months now and was on the fence between this model and the nuvi 680 which is also an excellent piece of equipment. I like how the antenna was integrated into the design of the unit. I have noticed no downside to this as I have always had quick connects to gps signals. The screen is bright and easy to see in sunlight. This unit along with other garmin units, has as easy learning curve when it comes to figuring out it's many options and settings. I live in the Houston area and the MSN Direct features work GREAT! I had some reservations about it, but after kicking the tires on the program for awhile, it has givin me correct gas prices and for the most part has beem very accurate to traffic updates. Now, I live just outside the Houston area and it still shows full bars on msn's own meter for reception. Now, this unit didn't come with the MSN Direct Receiver/power cord rather then it came with the FM Traffic alone version instead which also seem to gather information with ease. I was able to attain the MSN direct power cord/antenna for a reasonable cost although these things are expensive accessories. I found it a very worthwhile expense. I just wish they had one power cord that had both FM Traffic/Msn Direct in one. Having to bring 2 cords around is a hassle, but what can you do. Now the style of the unit in my opinion is improved over the ever ageing style of the former 300/600 series nuvis. They have 2 case styles of this unit. It comes in a standard matte black front and back and sides in matalic gray at most locations you will find on the internet or local area vendors. Now, Best Buy carries the unit in a full Black High Gloss version that I got. I just prefer the look and in no way takes away from the other style or performance of the other unit. On the Road the device has been very accurate and has an option to offer a great amount of details as you pan out on the screen to maintain maximum amount of data with area streets etc. I love details and the only drawback to that settings is the redraw of the maps as it moves is slowed down sligtly but hardly noticeable unless you are looking for it. I like driving on the main highways and it shows the current speed limits posted on the unit. There is so much good I could say about this unit, but others have all ready made their comments so I won't repeat. I will say that for an all in one unit it contains many features, some I will use and some I may never not. But, it's nice to have all those features there regardless for those moments when you just never know. I rank this unit on personal usage and open mindeness when scoring it so others out there wanting fair minded reviews can make their own judgement. It's just an incredible piece of hardware.
Pros Small size, Bluetooth, MSN Direct Enhanced, Bright Screen
Cons No Custom Avoidances, No categories under Favorites, No Attention tone while on the phone and a turn is coming up, Bluetooth issues with some Blackberries, no remote
Summary I have been a Garmin supporter for along time. I am coming from a feature packed 2820 and I have had to sacrifice a lot of features going to the Nuvi.I am going to start off with the negative first:
I had a lot of issues with the Bluetooth version 3.0 with my Blackberry with disconnects. I called Garmin and they had me downgrade the Bluetooth software and now it works great.
I also live in Houston and I used custom avoidances on my 2820. What was nice about that feature is a could tell the unit to NEVER take me a certain way. This was useful because certain roads look great on a map but are a pain to drive.
I am also getting used to not having a remote. If I was on a call I used to be able to just push volume up on my remote. Now I have to reach over and go into the menu.
I use my GPS for work and personal. Having categories in your favorite folder was useful for me. I had a work folder and a personal folder. So when I want to go somewhere with the wife I don't have to sort through 100's of doctors.
My last gripe has to do with the handsfree operation. While on a call and you are following a route there is no longer a ding to let you know that a turn is coming up. I have already missed a ton of turns because I am in sles and live on the phone between going to Doctors' offices. Also the speaker is weak and tinny when you bump up the volume. If you are on a highway you have to be at 80% or above for it to be a comfortable conversation. I will be hardwireing my audio out to my car radio as a result of the poor performance.
Now for the good, traffic alerts work well. The screen is bright and very readable. The vehicle icons are cool and you can download more. You can run a mic to the cradle base for better sound while on a call. The size of the unit is great.
"Garmin's best yet"on by wmoss7
Pros Larger screen, Bluetooth, FM transmitter
Cons Shorter battery life, due to larger screen...but OK
Summary I travel a lot and having a navigation unit mounted in the middle of my dashboard doesn't do me a lot of good when my car is parked at the airport. This Nuvi 760 is replacing my Nuvi 350, as I wanted Bluetooth...I've had it about a week now and no complaints. The Bluetooth was a snap to set up with my Motorola Razor, it even downloade all the telephone numbers automatically. The FM transmitter is great and easy to operate and the sound of your cellphone or audio through you car speakers is really great. The lack if an antenna sticking out the back is a nice improvement.
They have also improved the suction cup window mount, much better that the one that came with my Nuvi 350, this one stay put. Start-up seems much faster and the wide screen is nice other than the larger screen reduces battery life...my will run about 4.5 hrs with the brightness at 50%, but since it's usually used in the car and hooked up to the 12v battery life is not an issue. Lots of new and easy to use features. I continue to look at other Mfg's to find a better GPS unit but you just can't beat Garmin quality and support. this is my 7th GPS of one sort or another and it's so far the best yet...but nothing rate a 10