Garmin nüvi 770 Automobile Navigator - 010-00657-00

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Overall Satisfaction
4.7
Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

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.

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Garmin nuvi 770 is great but could be more

by northernexp@centurytel.net on 3/5/2008

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. Read More

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by TomS... on 10/24/2008

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!.. Read More

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Manufacturer Garmin
Mfg Part# 010-00657-00
SKU 205604059
UPC 753759072360
UPC 14 00753759072360
Features
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Graphic Mode WQVGA
Screen Size 4.3"
Touchscreen Yes
Product Line nüvi
Manufacturer Website Address www.garmin.com
Product Model 770
Product Type Automobile Portable Navigator
Product Series 700
Product Name nüvi 770 Automobile Navigator
Manufacturer Part Number 010-00657-00
Brand Name Garmin
Manufacturer Garmin, Ltd
Package Contents nüvi 770 Automobile Navigator FM Traffic Receiver with Vehicle Power Cable Real-time Traffic Services (for 3-month free trial subscription) Vehicle Suction Cup Mount Dashboard Disc USB Cable Quick Start Manual
Depth 0.80"
Weight 6.20 oz
Height 3"
Width 4.80"
Navigation Instructions Voice Prompt
Built-in Devices Speaker / Audio Player / Photo Viewer / FM Transmitter / Microphone / FM TMC Traffic Receiver
Connectivity Technology Not Applicable
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Tech Specs
Physical & Performance
Unit dimensions: 4.8"W x 3.0"H x .8"D
Display size: 3.81"W x 2.25"H; 4.3" diag
Display resolution: 480 x 272 pixels
Display type: WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight: 6.2 ounces (176 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 5 hours
Waterproof: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes
Maps & Memory
Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: yes (transatlantic)
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 500
Routes: 10
Features
Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : yes
3D map view: yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): yes
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
FM traffic compatible: yes
XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: yes
MP3 player: yes
Audio book player: yes
Picture viewer: yes
Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: yes
Headphone jack/audio line-out: yes
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no
In the box:
nuvi 770
Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America and Europe (full coverage)
FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
Real-time traffic services*
Vehicle suction cup mount**
Dashboard disc
USB cable
Quick start manual
Product Attributes
Product Line nüvi
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