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Garmin n¨švi 770 GPS Navigator and Personal Travel Assistant
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Product Description

More maps and wide ? there's simply more to see with n¨švi 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 n¨švi 700-series, its premium navigation capabilities, like route planning and a h Save up to 10 routes, and specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 4.3 widescreen, or enter your via points and let the nuvi 750 automatically sort multiple destinations for an efficient route Hands free calling with Bluetooth phones A trip log of up to 10,000 points keeps a record of where you've been on the map for easy reference Speed limits for all major highways and interstates A high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna keeps the unit sleek and compact while the rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows you to use the unit in and out of the car for up to 5 hours MP3 playback with Audiobook player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, and currency converters Built-in FM transmitter allows you to listen to your music, audio books, and gps voice prompts through your car's stereo] Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls, etc.), Route setup (choice of faster time, shorter distance, off-road), Auto re-route (fast auto-recalculation when you take a wrong turn or want to avoid traffic), and Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) FM traffic alerts (3 months of service included) Interfaces - USB, Audio line-out (headphone) Unit Dimensions - 4.8w x 3h x. 8d Weight - 6.2 oz

The n¨švi 770 adds European maps to the multi-destination routing and, "Where am I?/Where's my car?" features the entire 700 series brings to Garmin's popular pocket-sized GPS navigator lineup. As with all n¨švis, you get Garmin reliability, the fast satellite lock of an integrated high-sensitivity receiver, a slim, pocket-sized design with a gorgeous display, an easy, intuitive interface, and detailed NAVTEQ maps for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with more than 6 million name-searchable points of interest. All of the 700-series navigators also feature a rich array of features including spoken directions in real street names, MP3 player and photo viewer, and an FM transmitter that will play voice prompts, MP3s, audio books, and more, directly through your vehicle's stereo system. The n¨švi 760 and 770 add integrated traffic receivers and Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling. The n¨švi 770 adds maps for Europe. The n¨švi 780 adds enhanced MSN direct content capability.

Which n¨švi is Best for You?: Click here to see a quick, simple comparison of features for all Garmin nuvi GPS navigators

slim form factor
Garmin's n¨švis pack top of the line features into a slim form factor.
Wider screen lets you see more of what's around. Compare these actual size views of a 3-inch (diagonal) screen
3-inch screen


and a 4.3-inch diagonal widescreen
4.3-inch screen

New Features -- Where Am I? Where's My Car?
The n¨švi 700 series is the first to answer two common questions: "Where am I?" and "WhereĄ¯s my car?"

At any time, with a single tap of the screen, drivers can display their exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and gas stations. And to help drivers find their car in an unfamiliar spot or vast parking lot, all n¨švi 700s automatically mark the position in which they were last removed from the mount.

New Features -- Multi-Destination Routing
This lets you enter several spots into the device (day care - supermarket-cleaners - office - day care, for example) and it will plot the fastest route. And once you've found the best router, the "Route Planning" feature lets you save up to 10 different routes, Garmin touts the feature for providing, "the most efficient route for errands, deliveries and sales calls." The feature also makes this an instant essential accessory for anyone who shops garage sales (you know what we're talking about).

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.

See Better, See More
The super-bright, 4.3-inch (diagonal) touchscreen display gives is anti-glare for ease of viewing during the day and automatically changes its color profile for easy viewing at night or in dim light. It offers 2d or 3D perspective views.

The widescreen format gives you 70% more actual screen area than a 3.5-inch screen. Primarily this translates into a better view of the area through which you are driving. This is especially useful in showing you what parks, restaurants, ATM, gas stations, etc. are nearby, or in letting you know whether a detour is a good idea. Also, the device itself is larger, meaning controls on the screen are more widely spaced and somewhat easier to push.

First Rate Map Data
All n¨švi 700s come preloaded with highly detailed City Navigator NT road maps for the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. This map database features nearly six million points of interest (POIs), including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and attractions. Garmin gets its map data from NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality mapping.

Important note about map updates: Due to our high volume of sales, almost every Garmin portable GPS navigator sold by Amazon.com will come with the most recent map version. If you ever need a map update, you can get one from Garmin at http://www8.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp. You will need to have your device's serial number ready.

Hands-Free Calling
In more and more places, it is becoming illegal to use cell phones while driving without a hands-free kit. WIth Bluetooth capability, microphone and speaker, you can match your n¨švi to any bluetooth-capable phone to make hands-free mobile phone calls. Simply dial the phone number with the n¨švi's touch screen keypad to make a call on a compatible phone. To answer an incoming call, just tap the screen and speak into the built-in microphone. Making and taking calls on the road has never been easier, or safer. In addition, Garmin makes it a breeze to look-up and dial numbers from your personalized phone book or even tap into your cell phone's call history log.

Integrated FM Traffic Receiver
TMC traffic service coverage map
Steer clear of traffic with an integrated FM traffic receiver designed to receive alerts from TMC Clear Channel about traffic tie-ups and road construction that might lie ahead on your route. All you have to do is simply touch the screen to view traffic details and you'll be ready to detour around any problem area. And if you end up missing a turn, or you're forced into a detour that is not relayed through the traffic receiver, the n¨švi's sophisticated automatic routing will get you back on track in no time.

In most areas, TMC Clear Channel traffic broadcasts are continuous ĄĒ there's no waiting for scheduled traffic news updates or random alerts. Because traffic broadcasts are received via a "silent" FM data channel, you can still listen to music or news programming on your car radio without interference from incoming FM traffic data transmissions.

A 3-month subscription to TMC Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network is included with purchase of this device. For more information on subscription fees, coverage in individual cities, and traffic data networks in the United Kingdom and Europe, check the Garmin website.


Garmin Lock

Garmin's patent pending theft prevention system that disables the unit from performing any functions until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location

Easy To Use Interface
Garmin's interface is a key to their success and one of the things that makes their devices such a pleasure to use. Simple controls and sub-screens make it easy to enter or search for destinations and get data about your trip.

Garmin's own navigation is easy to use

Beyond Navigation

Browse your stored pictures with an easy-to-use JPEG viewer.
MP3 PlayerA handy MP3 player lets you play songs stored on SD memory cards. n¨švi 250W accepts custom points of interest (POIs). View larger.

Navigation is just the beginning. All n¨švi 700s feature travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, MP3 player, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more.

They are also compatible with optional content plug-ins available via SD card, such as the Garmin Travel Guides and Garmin SaversGuide provide detailed data for attractions and information on nearby merchants offering discounts, so you can customize your n¨švi for all your travel needs.

Garmin has also added the ability for customers to add custom points of interest (POIĄ¯s) from third parties such as school zones and safety cameras.

Trick Your GPS Ride

custom vehicle icons
Custom vehicle icons let you ride in style, at least inside your GPS.
See more icon options
All n¨švis support configurable vehicle icons. These fun, customized car-shaped icons come in a variety of colors to add a personal touch to your vehicle's position on the map.





What's in the Box

n¨švi 770, Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America and Europe, FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable, 3-month subscription to TMC real-time traffic services, Vehicle suction cup mount, Dashboard disc, USB cable, Quick start manual

Notes

  • The FM transmitter feature is only available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Like most USB Mass Storage Devices, the n¨švi is not compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me.

Which n¨švi is Best for You?
Note: All n¨švis come with detailed NAVTEQ maps containing more than 6 million pre-loaded point of interest locations.



Screen
Size
inches
(w x h)
Included Maps
Text-to-Speech
(Directions in
Real Street
Names)

Traffic
Bluetooth
Media

FM Transmitter
(audio through
car stereo
system)
Multi-
Point
Routing

Battery
life
(hours)
Cont. U.S.,
Hawaii, and
Puerto Rico

AK and
Canada

Europe
n¨švi 200 2.8 x 2.1
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Photos


up to 5
n¨švi 200w 3.81 x 2.25
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Photos


up to 5
n¨švi 250 2.8 x 2.1
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Photos

up to 5
n¨švi 250w 3.81 x 2.25
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Photos

up to 5
n¨švi 260 2.8 x 2.1
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check

Photos

up to 5
n¨švi 260w 3.81 x 2.25 check check
check

Photos

up to 5
n¨švi 270 2.8 x 2.1
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Photos

up to 5
n¨švi 350 2.8 x 2.1
check

check FM (with opt.
receiver)

Photos, MP3s


up to 8
n¨švi 360 2.8 x 2.1
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check FM (with opt.
receiver)
check Photos, MP3s

up to 8
n¨švi 370 2.8 x 2.1 check check check check FM (receiver
included)
check Photos, MP3s

up to 8
n¨švi 650 3.81 x 2.25
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check FM (with opt.
receiver)

Photos, MP3s

up to 7
n¨švi 660
3.81 x 2.25
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check FM (receiver
included)
check Photos, MP3s check
up to 7
n¨švi 670
3.81 x 2.25
check check check check FM (receiver
included)
check Photos, MP3s check
up to 7
n¨švi 680 3.81 x 2.25
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check MSN (receiver
included;
1-year free);
FM (with opt.
receiver)
check Photos, MP3s check
up to 7
n¨švi 750
3.81 x 2.25
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check FM (with opt.
receiver);
MSN-enhanced
(with optional
receiver)

Photos, MP3s check check up to 5
n¨švi 760 3.81 x 2.25
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check FM (receiver
included
);
MSN-enhanced
(with optional
receiver)
check Photos, MP3s check check up to 5
n¨švi 770 3.81 x 2.25
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included
);
MSN-enhanced
(with optional
receiver)
check Photos, MP3s check check up to 5
n¨švi 780 3.81 x 2.25 check check

MSN-enhanced
(receiver inc.;
3 months free)
receiver);
FM (with opt.
receiver)
check Photos, MP3s check check up to 5
n¨švi 850
3.81 x 2.25 check check

MSN-enhanced
(with optional
receiver);
FM (with opt.
receiver)

Photos, MP3s check check up to 4
n¨švi 880
3.81 x 2.25 check check check
MSN-enhanced
(receiver inc.;
3 months free);
FM (with opt.
receiver)
check Photos, MP3s check check up to 4
n¨švi 5000
4.5 x 2.7 check check
check MSN-enhanced
(with optional
receiver);
FM (with opt.
receiver)


check check external
battery
only
Features:
  • 4.3-Inch Diagonal Touch Screen Color Display
  • 480 X 272 Pixels, Wqvga Display With White Backlight
  • Preloaded With City Navigator(R) North America Nt & Europe Nt
  • Bluetooth(R) Wireless Technology For Hands-Free Calling
  • Speed Limit Indicator Displays Speed Limits For Highways & Interstates

Customer Reviews:

  • He cannot leave it alone...
    Wow...bought this for my brother's 60th B.D. He is a techno wiz and I hoped he would love it. Cannot pry it out of his shirt pocket or off the dash. He won't stop using it...My sister-in-law wants to kill me. But making him happy was the best thing in the world. I have the NUVI 670 and truly love it. Would highly recommend this to anyone you want to impress and make happy....more info
  • Nuvi 770 Touchpad Calibration Problems
    Just received my new 770 a few days ago. Everything seems to work well so far except...

    The touchpad point locations are way off when I try to input street numbers/names. Have followed instructions in Owners Manual Troubleshooting which states to turn unit off, then on, push switch to right to lock, then touch screen for 30 seconds, and wait to get recalibration screen with instructions to follow.

    However, I only get box stating that unit is locked and need to slide power switch to middle to unlock. Recalibratiion screen never appears. Has anyone had this problem and been able to correct it?

    Have emailed Garmin and am waiting for reply. Will report results when contacted.

    Now a week later...after about 30-40 tries placing my finger in different places on the screen the Recalibration Screen popped up on the screen and I was able to recalibrate the touch pad and it works perfectly.

    I contacted Garmin about another problem (which he resolved for me), and he told me that to fix the touch pad recalibration problem I would need to (1) place my finger in the lower right-hand screen corner and (2) leave it there for about 45 seconds or more, longer than the 30 seconds stated in their Owners Manual Troubleshooting Table. They need to rewrite the Manual to indiacte this.

    I'd suggest anyone having problems with their unit to consult the Troubleshooting Table as that will probably help clear up 90% of the experienced problems....more info
  • garmin nuvi 770
    this was my first purchase of a gps unit, i have used others and this unit has well surpassed those units. i would recommend this unit to anyone who needs a gps. when i do not use the gps feature i utilize the device for its mp3 player which is nice and will also notify me of any traffic reports at the same. the only down side, which is minor, is that you have to buy a separate case for carrying when not in use outside of the car....more info
  • New Garmin
    I bought this for a trip to Europe. It was incredibly accurate...locations, towns, gas stations, everything was accurate. ...more info
  • Issues and Issues
    Well, I got the Garmin nuvi 770 from my wife for Christmas. First off, I decided to go ahead and do the updates right away. Well, needless to say, big mistake.
    -Locked all maps
    -Blue tooth won't enable

    Contacted Garmin about the issues, the tech was very helpful and supportive. She ended up getting the maps to unlock using remote assist. By the way, props to Garmin for using this, took away from a long process.

    We went into the Blue tooth issue. Apparently with the 770 this is a known problem with enabling it and hanging the system up. After about 20 minutes of trying to replace files she determined it to be a hardware issues and recommended either sending back to amazon for a replacement or sending the unit to Garmin for a replacement. Decided to go with the factory on this one considering they where offering a new replacement.

    Received an email stating that the 770 has been discontinued and offered me a free upgrade at no cost to the 775T. Well, I'm not going to complain, took that offer hands down, it was the one I wanted originally but wasn't paying the price.

    For the unit itself it seems there is 2 problems, maps locking and blue tooth freezing. Other than that, great unit, but beware.

    Garmin has great support and knowledge. Garmin also is paying for the unit to be shipped back to the company. Yeah, I may have to wait, but I am sure I will be getting a great product.

    I would have to give Garmin a 5 star for sure once I get the 775T, but until then, I'll give the 770 a 1 star. ...more info
  • Garmin nuvi 770
    The wide screen on the nuvi 770 gps is easy to follow and the Search mode is very effective when you are in range of your destination. The only complaint I have is the FM system. The instructions say "Tune into a vacant frequency." (such as 88.1) This works well here in Miami, but as I travel North to Disney World, the frequencies are in use in other areas. I have to keep searching for a new vacant frequency to hear the travel directions or to hear my Audio book. Otherwise, I recommend this unit....more info
  • A fantastic product and very easy to use
    I bought my wife the Nuvi 760 and I was immediately bowled over by what a fantastic product it is. I decided to buy one for myself (it beats fighting over it with her) and ended up with the 770 simply because it was in stock. I am very impressed.

    The Nuvi 770 is virtually identical to the 760 in every respect. It was very easy to set up; I never once had to crack the user's manual. It immediately acquired satellites, and hooking up my cellphone via bluetooth was a snap. Worked the first time with absolutely no hassle.

    This unit is extremely impressive in its feature set, ease of use, and its user interface. I remember once renting a car and requesting a portable GPS along with it when we were on vacation. We never did figure out the strange GPS; it was too complicated and who wants to spend an evening with the user manual while on vacation? That could never happen with the Nuvi. The user interface is incredibly intuitive and I had no difficulty setting it up in minutes.

    The bluetooth feature works great too, and you can use this unit as a hands free device for your telephone -- a nice feature in California where nanny-staters have made it a ticketable offense to hold your telephone to your ear while driving. Further, if you ask the Nuvi to navigate you to a point of interest (POI) such as a restaurant, with one touch of the screen it will cause your bluetooth cellphone to dial the restaurant (for reservations, say) while it is navigating you to that destination.

    The unit acquires satellites very rapidly. No issues there. There is a screen similar to the one that Garmin provides for its marine GPS units whereby it shows you the actual satellites that have been acquired. Initially it simply shows you a bar read-out similar to a cellphone strength readout. However, if you press this bar strength readout icon for a couple of seconds, it shows you the detailed satellite data. We gadget freaks will appreciate this little menu, while more casual users will not be confused by it.

    We have not tried the FM traffic alert system.

    The Nuvi 770 is compatible with SDHC cards, so it can carry almost an unlimited number of JPEG photos or MP3 songs, if that is your fancy.

    The fit and finish of this unit is second to none. The touchscreen is beautifully implemented. The case is extra money, but the price of the unit itself is so reasonable that I am not going to complain. Frankly, the days of struggling with roadmaps and crummy directions are quite literally gone forever. Given that one of these units costs no more than a few tanks of gas, there is no reason for anyone not to own one of these superb devices....more info
  • Buy it
    This is a wonderful GPS. I haven't used the
    Europe maps yet but will be doing so in the near future. The maps are accurate- even in areas that are off the beaten track. Wonderful buy. Would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Amazon....more info
  • Nuvi 770
    Second Nuvi and still think they are great. This one even easier to use than the first. I cannot believe that automakers are charging 6 times this for the built in system that does half as much and is twice as hard to use....more info
  • Nice upgrade from IQ3600
    We still like our 4 year old Garmin IQ3600, but had started looking for a replacement because it started locking up at inconvenient times. I didn't think the newer models would be as portable (the IQ is actually a modified Palm Pilot and fits easily in a pocket) but after checking Consumer Reports we determined that the thinnest of the current generation units are still the Garmins. I took advantage of a fantastic post-Christmas discount and bought a new 770 for <$300 (without the great discount I would not have paid extra for the Euro maps which we may never use). It's only a smidgen larger than the IQ which means that it still fits in a pocket. Nice! Here's what I'm really pleased with so far: 1)Great satellite sensitivity. Compared with the IQ, it is acquires quickly and can even get a fix in the house. I suspect that reviewers who complain about this either have never had another GPS or they somehow have a bad unit. 2)Voicing street names etc. is a nice improvement. 3)It gives more useful detail about left versus right exits. 4)Searching points of interest is dramatically faster. 5)The interface is good but not perfect. Some things are very easy -- e.g. to navigate home requires only a few quick presses. 6)Simple USB connection to computer -- this is a breeze compared with fooling around with the Palm Pilot replication on the IQ. BTW, I had no trouble updating the firmware. 7)I think the traffic capability is nice but I don't think I've used it enough yet to know how useful it really is.
    Things I don't like: 1)The interface could use one handy button which returns you immediately to the navigation map. The "back button" almost gets you there if you hold it, but I've had some trouble with this. 2) I liked the full information header on the IQ display which included current speed. I've had rental cars with miscalibrated speedometers and I had gotten used to checking my speed by glancing at the IQ. I don't see any option to include this on the 770 nav screen, just the trip data.
    On balance I'm very pleased with my purchase and if you can find this model for a good price grab it!...more info
  • Where's the manual Garmin?
    I have been using GPS systems for over 10 years and this is a great unit. My only complaint...no documentation on the operation of this unit! What's up with that Garmin??? I did not buy a used or refurbished unit, no excuse for this oversight!
    ...more info
  • Good device, good price
    The hardware is solid and functional, yet slim. The software is user-friendly and does what most users would expect. The satellite receiver works well and provides a quick fix, so to speak. The FM transmitter works well too. Overall, I do not have qualms about the purchase....more info
  • Where's the manual Garmin?
    I have been using GPS systems for over 10 years and this is a great unit. My only complaint...no documentation on the operation of this unit! What's up with that Garmin??? I did not buy a used or refurbished unit, no excuse for this oversight!
    ...more info
  • Great GPS!
    Great product overall.
    +: Very fast in route recalculation, easy to use, very bright LCD screen, good maps
    -: maps are preloaded only, no CD with maps included in the box...more info
  • Works great in US...not so well in Europe
    Bought this before going to Vienna and London. Updated software through Garmin website before leaving. Initialed the unit for the first time in Vienna on my hotel balcony, after 20 minutes or so, finally acquired the satellites. Street level in central Vienna has very little exposure to the satellites but even in an open square, it would take 20 minutes to acquire satellites. Same thing on Oxford Street in London, with a clear view of southern sky, finally gave up. Did not have the chance to use it in a car while in Europe, but certainly impractical for walking.
    Was going to return it, but it acquired the satellites almost immediately after returning to the US and works very well in the US....more info
  • Excellent as usual....
    Garmin, as usual, is tops in GPS market. The 770 does everything as advertised. I use GPS in the car, on the trail, and in the air as a pilot. Hands down, Garmin's are the best. I switched to the nuvi after retiring a streetpilot and my only complaints apply to all of the Nuvi's, not only the 770, and essentially: I miss the remote when driving, the streetpilot had more shortcuts, but also had 4 buttons/softkeys on the face. I think the gps market is just geared toward new users with less experience. All in all, read features carefully and choose NUVI that has the ones you want for the price you want. YOU CANT GO WRONG!!!!!!...more info
  • You dont need more
    Great GPS, great bluetooth and mp3 but the FMtransmiter dosent work fine. For the sice and the price it is better buy the NUVI 270....more info
  • Great... when it works. Better...when it was replaced with 775T
    Bought the Garmin Nuvi 760 back in November and it works great. I give this to my sister as a Christmas Gift thinking that I will upgrade to the 770 with the Europe map since I will be vacationing in Rome Italy this April. Bought this from "BESTSELLER21" thru Amazon because the price at the time was the best, but the packaging was less then desired. Upon arrival I see it was in a plan box with no packaging material in the box. And one side of the box seems like it was dropped on or kick in. Thinking the Garmin box look ok, I didn't give it a second thought. The unit works for the first 3 days then the problem begin.

    First problem is that it starts to loose connection with the Satellites (not in a city or a parking garage but in an open area). But it was sporadic, so I didn't think much of it. Next, the map, while driving, disappears. All you see is a triangle in the middle of the screen where your car should be and then white screen all around it. Look all of a sudden like I'm driving in the corn fields of Nebraska. Lastly, the unit would not turn off. I end up holding the power button to the left for 10 second before it would finally shut down.

    I called Garmin since "BESTSELLER21" do not have a phone number to call. Anyway, the Garmin techsupport was great. I got a person that speaks English that I can actually understand. I think their techsupport department is located in-house in KS. Since I never register this unit, techsupport told me to go ahead and do so since it also update the firmware. I went ahead and do so and it did not work. I'm still getting the same error messages. Call them up again and explain to them that this did not work. I was told to go ahead and contact "BESTSELLER21" for exchange or Garmin can exchange it for me. I told them that I rather work with Garmin since I can not reach my dealer since there is not a phone number. I was then given a RMA number to return the product.

    Here's the amazing thing. They email me the same night that they are out of 770s and will upgrade me free to 775T. I have since receive the 775T and are very happy with it. Thanks Garmin you have make me a royal fan of your products.

    Side note: I have turn 2 of my co-workers looking for a GPS to Garmin. Before they bought their GPS, they have call Garmin for information on usage and features and each time Garmin was able to fully explain and help them out. Garmin are great and their service is better. 5 stars are for Garmin. I'll give 3 stars to BESTSELLER21 for no phone number to call and bad packaging but the cheapest price at the time.
    ...more info
  • COMPLETE DISSAPOINTMENT
    I purchased the nuvi 770 as an upgrade from tomtom. The nuvi never i mean never wanted to direct me using the fastest route which all the time included highway. I email and call garmin international with no success at all. Garmin international never got me around the problem. I ended up returning the product and upgraded to another tomtom 930T. The garmin has excellent display and many useful features. It just didn't work for me. It just didn't work for me....more info
  • Darn good, but not perfect
    The device works great and makes driving new areas much less stressful--you always know where you are and when to turn to get where you want to go. The interface is not as intuitive as it could be; it helps to take some time and read through the instructions and practice before taking it on the road for a serious trip. One change would make it much easier for some of us: use the qwerty keyboard. The alphabetical order keyboard is, embarassingly perhaps, confusing. However, after a while, you'll have most of the places you want to go in "favorites" and may use the keyboard less. It would also be nice to have an ongoing "miles to destination" You get updated estimated time of arrival, but the alternative of miles would be nice. (They may be there and I haven't figured out how to find them yet.) I am certainly glad I bought it and I'm sure it will be a great stress reliever this summer when we drive from Paris and through the south of France....more info
  • Excellent GPS
    I bought this product after doing some internet research and was hopeful, but skeptical about the product. Two days after recieving it, I drove across country and it was GREAT! It did everything it said it would and was very user friendly. ...more info
  • Navigating through fog on back roads
    We got the Garmin nuvi 770 for the New Year and our road trip into Maine. The highway traffic warnings were great and auto re-routing helped us get there from metro Boston with little delay. We found that the shopping and restaurant guides were up to date and very helpful when in areas with small towns that were were unfamiliar with. Best of all, the nuvi 770 was able to navigate us through heavy fog in rural areas at night with clear spoken directions and a night display that doesn't cause the drivers eyes to be blinded. The Where Am I feature was great when we were walking around for a day and couldn't remember where we had parked the car. And the projected time to destination was calculated almost perfectly, accounting for traffic delays and detours. I would recommend this unit to anyone looking to buy a portable GPS unit....more info
  • Beware before you buy
    After I started using my Nuvi 770 I kept noticing that I was about 200 feet ahead of where the unit thought I was. It can be confusing when places to turn are close to each other or when on the freeway. I checked for product updates at [...] and found mine was up to date.

    So I emailed garmin customer services about this and this is a direct quote from them. "Thank you for contacting Garmin International. We are aware of a software issue on the Nuvi 700 series, that is causing this to happen and our engineers are working on a fix. Hope this helps"

    It would help if they provided a target date for the fix!

    Other than this the unit works well including the FM transmitter and the bluetooth. I just had more faith in Garmin before I received this response.
    ...more info
  • Great Product!
    I would highly recommend this product. My father is the pickiest driver I know. There are two things he absolutely hates: being lost (he won't admit it!) and traffic. So when I saw this awesome GPS for an amazing price I knew what I had to get him. Not only does it announce the directions out loud, you can also have them tuned into your FM radio; meaning you won't ever miss a turn! In addition it came with traffic support, which redirects you right around the traffic, which is genius!
    Aside from it's great features, I also set it up for my dad. Set up took about 30 seconds, the satellite found the location straight away. When we purposely passed the exit the nuvi wanted us to take, it took all of 15 seconds to reroute us to the correct exit. Very intuitive and very easy to use. Wish it came with a case and an A/C power cord but this is so minor comparatively. I would highly recommend the Garmin Nuvi 770 and will be looking to get garmin products once I have a car....more info
  • Garmin
    This Garmin nuvi 770 is GREAT! this is my first GPS and I am loving it.

    Thanks Garmin....more info
  • Good device
    I but 3 devices last 2 months for me and my friends in Saudi Arabia .
    1 of them has no reception for the sat and I contact amazon.com and the replace it for my
    I used most of Garmin nuvi models like 200,200W.250W,660.670.680,750,760.
    the have nice 4.3 wide touch screen and good 3d drew
    The thing I didn't like in it is the speakers , I make some noise if you make the vice in hi level and have bad connection to the FM
    And I don't see this problem with the 660 & 670
    Also the devices as all carmine devices who have a Bluetooth connection doesn't support all the mobile phones

    Thing I don't like in Garmin nuvi is you when you use POI in Saudi Arabia
    He make your trip longer than what should I take unlike the Garmin program for Nokia mobile phone
    I recommended because the maps & good price

    Saleh alhaimoud
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  • A Little Good, A Little Bad
    Others have said it and I can confirm it: This GPS takes forever to get a satellite lock. It was so slow that when I left the car to go into a store or something, I'd leave the unit on the dash and turned on ,just so I wouldn't have to wait for it to connect when I returned.

    It's really ridiculously slow, minutes in fact, and during that period all you can do is look a a black screen that says "Loading Maps". It's not even honest enough to show you the bars that usually appear to show the number of satellites that have locked in. I had another Garmin before, and it locked in much faster than this one.

    On top of that, the custom voices that speak the names of approaching streets only work about 60% of the time, the rest of the time they are so garbled that you can't understand what the heck they're saying. I gave up eventually and just went back to the standard female voice that just says things like "Turn Left In 400 Feet", no street names.

    The navigation is generally acceptable, although sometimes it tells you to turn after you've passed the turn point.

    Over all I'm not too happy with this unit and I'd say pass on it and go ahead and spend a little more and buy something else.

    I didn't get to test this feature, but the reason I bought it was because it came preloaded with maps of Europe and North America. I haven't been to Europe yet.

    On the Plus side, it comes with everything you need except a carrying case....more info
  • A minor evolution
    Having owned the 670 version of this product before, I wondered what changes had been made to the 770. It turns out that this was a minor evolutionary step. They did away with the flip-up antenna (I was worried that this might affect sensitivity but it did not). Otherwise, the changes are mostly on the software side - really, a lot of little improvements that just make it more convenient to use. For example, there is a more obvious way to determine the coordinates of your current location - instead of having to search for the coordinates icon under the "Where To" menu. Inputting information is more convenient too - less flipping between screens to get to the right characters' "keyboard". The unit seems to work "faster" as well - e.g. when calculating routes. I had initially considered going to the very latest generation but for my needs it turns out that this model suits me just fine....more info
  • 7series, as expected but could be better
    a better line of the Garmin GPS, well thought out, easy to use. screen is nice with lot of features. Good battery life. A bit off in terms of finding address especially in Metro NY area. It was not the satellite but can't even find a street address, fine tune is needed manually....more info
  • Totally Misleading Sale
    I purchased this Garmin 770 from Amazon as a "New" product. When I tried to register it with Gamin I was informed that is was "Used" and "previously registered". Amazon would take no responsibility other than "Send it back if you don't like it". "We have no others to replace it with". Amazing, Amazon is still advertising them?
    As for the Garmin 770, it does everything (and more) than I want. Text to speech with street names seems almost perfect. We are planning a European trip shortly and will really test it then....more info
  • GPS to Canada
    We purchase this Nuvi 770 for a gift. The people we gave it to love it. They used it in Toronto, Canada, and were able to get where they wanted and even find a restaurant they wanted to go too. Well worth the purchase. SUPER FAST delivery as well! THANKS!...more info
  • I love it, my wife also loves it
    PROS:
    I got this GPS to guide me in unfamiliar areas, and that it did impeccably. After mounting it in the rental car in San Francisco and driving out into the streets with high rises it recognized where it war within less than a minute even though the last operation had been in the north east of the US. It got me exactly to the grocer I wanted (Trader Joe), a Starbuck's and my friend's house. Also for the rest of my trip along the coast and into Los Angeles the GARMIN never got confused. After lunch one day I played dumb and asked the GPS to guide me back to the car in the parking lot, and that it did within 10 ft, the resolution of this amazing gadget. The visibility of the Garmin is excellent even in bright sun light.

    The mount is quite serviceable. It held the GPS steady every time even though I attached and removed it many times every day of the 10 day trip. (I wrapped the suction cup with plastic sheet when not in use.) The voice prompts are reasonably intelligible via the built-in speaker, more so for me using the male voice rather than the default female voice. I find it useful that the voice not just tells me to turn right or left, but it also pronounces the street names with understandable clarity.

    CONS:
    The FM transmitter integrated in the power cable for the car did not work well for me. The static made the voice prompts useless; listening to the MP3 recordings I had loaded into the flash memory (built in) was only satisfactory with an audio cable with 2 mini plugs.

    The GARMIN prevents you from programming it while the car is moving. Well, I guess this is smart, but in my case it was a detriment as my wife was also prevented to entering destinations while I was driving. No big deal, just a minor annoyance.

    Other thoughts:
    I've been using GPS equipment for well over 10 years. None of the early hand held units compare to today's crop of GPSs. Currently I use the built-in GPS (made by Alpine) and a TOMTOM GO 910. Both are mostly good, but every once in a while they get confused and tell me I am driving off-road (even in a lake.) The Garmin N¨švi so far has not made such a mistake. I plan to use it also in Europe extensively and I do not doubt it will serve me also there capably. A word of caution: A GPS, how ever capable, is no replacement for a basic sense of direction. It definitely helps if you know how to read a map. Others have remarked on the lack of accessory cables, specifically the USB data cable, mini plug audio cable, and a 110 volt charger. I do not agree with this gripe. Any cell phone charger with mini USB plug works well, (e.g. Motorola RAZR,) and similarly any regular USB data cable with matching plug will connect to the computer.
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