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Don't worry, the 760 offers all the good stuff folks love about the 700. You still get the same WAAS reception that delivers accuracy to within three meters. And the same massive 20 GB hard drive is present, fully-loaded with detailed maps, as is the intuitive, user-friendly, touchscreen interface. With the 760, gone are the days of having to fiddle with selecting map regions from a CD-ROM and then transferring the data from a PC. Plus, if you keep your addresses on a PDA with infrared connectivity, you can upload addresses from your PDA address book to the RoadMate wirelessly and then navigate to them with ease. Each of the 760's three available user profiles are allotted space for 200 addresses, making a total of 600 addresses quickly accessible. Of course, the most important address, home, is just a few finger-presses away from any menu. You can select destinations by entering an address or intersection, selecting an address from the address book, touching a point on the map, or by choosing among more than 7 million points of interest such as airports, gas stations and restaurants, nightclubs, and more. And fortunately, all of this is ready to go right out of the box and the 760 also ships with the newest device firmware. You just affix the 760 to your windshield with the included hardware, plug it in via the included cigarette-lighter adapter, turn it on, and start navigating.
It's deep within the 760's software that this new model really shines. The new "Smart Detour" function automatically routes you around stopped traffic on the freeway and plots alternate routes to help you keep moving. Meanwhile, new route optimization features let you sort multiple addresses and destinations by shortest time of travel to all of them, and you can now view any destination on the map prior to routing it. New points of interest functionality lets you limit your choices to destinations that fall within a 3.5 mile corridor along your route. You can also easily route to gas stations, restaurants, ATMs and other locations along the way by touching their respective icons on the map. There's even a new SmartVolume feature that offers automatic volume control by raising the volume level when the vehicle exceeds 45 mph. And last, but certainly not least, the 760 includes maps for all of the contiguous 48 states, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, and yes, even Europe (additional unlock fee required for European maps).
Save yourself a lot of headaches and money and do not buy a Magellan.
The two major issues that I found was that it sometimes took awhile (1-5 minutes) to acquire a satellite signal if the GPS had been off for a few days.
I'm very pleased with my Roadmate 760...I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a good GPS.
I did not use it. It is very complicated and did not give right address. I do not like the product.Published 5 months ago by Youssif Zaghwani Omar
I owned this GPS for a number of years and it has been very reliable. In fact I think it has worked more accurately and reliably than newer GPS's that I have owned and used. Read morePublished 19 months ago by JWink
I decided to purchase a magellan after being on vacation and using one in our hertz rental. I love the magellan software (interface), I find it easy to use and provides the... Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by Johnny IT
The GPS came with no operation manual and the power supply cradle was defective. Lukily I still had the one from my former GPS that was stolen.Published on February 26, 2010 by Robert Arcand
The unit functions OK but the antenna is not sufficient. An external antenna does the job and I now get a good signal. The cost of the antenna about $20.00 to $24. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Leonhard Pahl
I brought this navigator a few years back and it still works fine. Function wise, it is OK! My only complaint is the size. Why make it so clumsy? Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by P. Lin
I've owned this Roadmate for almost a year. It is constantly in "thinking" mode and never updates my position quickly enough (sometimes it takes up to 15 minutes) and I've only... Read morePublished on May 18, 2009 by Yimmie
I love my magellan 760 roadmate. I have had it for almost three years now and it has never let me down. The screen is easy to read, and the buttons are easy to use. Read morePublished on May 6, 2009 by Ben R. Haney
Why you ask would I say get a Garmin? When you are navigating, there is no speed shown on the screen (big thing I miss), when you come to a turn or a destination, the device will... Read morePublished on March 1, 2009 by Brian Kempkes