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.See More
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.Navigate With Ease
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.Where Am I?
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.Plan Ahead
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.Make Hands-free Calls
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.Avoid Traffic Tie-ups
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.Take It With You
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.
Bluetooth use with cell phone is not clear; I didn't care b/o i have BT speaker in my car anyway. Excellent GPS function.
The cost seemed a bit high, but I was planning a trip and decided not to wait for a sale, thus the lower value rating. Performance is very good, but it occasionally stops talking to me, loses it's "voice" or "language" settings, perhaps when I disconnect it without first shutting it down. Not sure. It also sometimes asks you to go the wrong way on one-way streets, and on my first use it took me downtown Baltimore -even though I was headed east toward Frederick, Md. We're talking narrow streets, etc. here. I still can't figure out why it selects that path -I've set it to choose the fastest route. Go figure. I've used if for two weeks now throughout the mid-atlantic area, and it is great at finding food, motels, etc. Even gives you the phone numbers so you can see if there are vacancies or how long you might have to wait to be served. Yes, I'd buy it again -from BUY.COM!..
Garmin nuvi 770 is great but could be more3/5/2008
It tracks well, but instructions are on web site and they don't tell you this unless you ask. They also say instructions are in unit memory, but it would not show them on the screen or in print. Batteries are charged only from the automobile cigaret lighter receptacle or through the included USB cable. This means you have to run your computer or car to recharge. An expensive AC charger is available with U.S. and European adapters. I had to order that separately. They also don't tell you that points of interests are limited to gas stations, restaurants,hotels; whereas tourist attractions are non-existent on this device. North American maps and 'points of interest' are on the gps, but only European roads without 'points of interest' are provided on the 770. That is deceptive because they don't tell this up front. I had to order the European points of interests as they define it on SD at an extra charge. In addition languages is at an extra charge on SD. There is only one SD slot so you have to choose whether European ponts of interest on languages are plugged in. That is difficult if you are asking instructions. The voice is female. One of my male passengers thought it should have a choice of a male voice giving directions. He did not want a female telling him where to go. He gets enough of that at home. It could be a little more user friendly. For example if you want to put in a way point that is out of state for a pending trip, it will put up with this for a very short while before it says that you can't drive there and it zips you back to your current possition. That is truly anoying. i want to plan my trips when I have time while at home, not at some airport after having just landed.