Garmin Nuvi 780 Portable GPS Vehicle Navigation System w/ 4.3" LCD Widescreen (0100065705) BeanBag 2GB SD BigVALUEInc Accessory Saver Bundle + MORE
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- 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 Maps
- Bluetooth(R) Wireless Technology For Hands-Free Calling
- Speed Limit Indicator Displays Speed Limits For Highways & Interstates
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- Size (LWH): 4.8 inches, 0.79 inches, 2.99 inches
- Weight: 6.24 ounces
1- Garmin Nuvi 780 Vehicle GPS w/4.3" LCD Touch Widescreen Brand New USA w/ Full Manufacturer's Accessories
1- 2GB SD Memory Card (Extra Storage Space for your MP3s, Pictures, Additional Maps, POI's and Software!)
1- USB SD Memory Card Reader (Transfer Your MP3s, Pictures, Additional Maps, POI's and Software Faster!)
1- Bean Bag Dashboard Mount (Mount Your GPS Unit Without Adhesives or Windshield Mounts, Simple Beanbag Mount Stays In Place and Works for Any GPS Unit!)
1- Pack of GPS Screen Protectors (Protect Your Screen from Dust & Scratches!)
More about this GPS:
Vehicle GPS Unit, 4.3" LCD Screen. Go wide and get MSN Direct with nuvi 780. This navigator has it all - advanced navigation features, a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and hands-free calling - plus real-time local weather, traffic, movie times, stock information, gas prices and news and local events. 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.
Supplied Manufacturer Accessories in addition to mentioned above: Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America, MSN Direct receiver with integrated vehicle power cable, 3 months free MSN Direct service, Vehicle suction cup mount, Dashboard disc, USB cable, Quick start manual.
Top Customer Reviews
Over the past three years I have used three different GPS units from three different manufacturers. I thought a side by side comparison might be useful. The technology continues to advance, as does the feature set offered in the way of traffic reporting/rerouting and map updates, so I will try to stick the general feature set/usability of each unit unless it pertains to a feature that I cannot see buying a GPS without.
The three GPS units are a Motorola Motonav TN765T, TomTom XL 350TM and Garmin Nuvi 760.
Motorola Motonav TN765T
* best screen resolution of the three
* fast trip calculation/recalculation and voice input or destination is a great feature
* best overall display and on screen information content pertaining to speed, direction, etc.
- light weight
- plenty of expansion features (at a cost)
- 2D or 3D map rendering
- phone Bluetooth integration is easy to setup
- satellite lock is fast and stable
- the mount is wonderfully articulated, so that you can mount and adjust it to your heart's content, but it vibrates/jiggles constantly in my car so that it makes it hard to read the display
- Motorola decided to place a couple of controls on the back of the unit, and I found that I was constantly triggering them while adjusting the unit
- can you say advertisements?Read more ›
Update: In February 2011, I had to replace the suction cup mount because the previous one lost its suction after two years of regular use.
Update: In July 2011, the GPS quit working. I opened the GPS and found a loose electric connector. After re-snapping the connector it started working again.
My gripes? Well, the suction cup doesn't last long, but thankfully there's a dash-mount replacement that works beautifully (Garmin Portable Friction Mount - Frustration Free Packaging). The biggest problem I have with this particular model is that it wants to take me on highways. Even though I have it set on "fastest route" it will take me 10 minutes out of the way on a 20 minute drive to take me by the highway instead of taking backroads (my drive to my friend's house is 20 minutes by backroads and 30 minutes if I follow my Garmin 760). If I turn onto a side road, my 760 will do everything in it's power to convince me to turn down other roads just to get me back onto the silly highway.Read more ›
I contacted customer support through their website and never heard back.
There are some videos on Youtube about problems with the Garmin battery and how to replace it, but I have not tried it myself.
Cons: Bluetooth unusable, voices difficult to understand (very primitive computer-generated-sounding), low speaker volume, poor battery life, MSN Direct due to become obsolete
After having owned an old reliable TomTom One, I decided to give Garmin a shot, rather than paying to update the TomTom's maps. The GoldBox price made this 780 a fantastic price, considering its original MSRP. I have owned a handheld Garmin GPSMap60c for several years and have been satisfied with both the durability, reliable maps and excellent battery life of the 60c, so I figured I couldn't go wrong with this nuvi 780.
Straight out of the box, the unit charged fairly quickly and was able to get a satellite fix inside my house (my handheld won't do that!). The display is nice and bright, and has great screen resolution. The windshield mount is leaps and bounds better than the TomTom One. I never felt once like the unit would fall off the windshield (as the TomTom had done many times), it's a great design that should adjust to any windshield/angle.
There were several addresses that the 780 would not locate in its database. These were "old" addresses (have been there several years) that my TomTom would find. I tried different spelling and variations of the address, all to no avail. Address entry is quick and easy, and points of interest are easily located. One feature that impressed me was being able to search for POIs by name, ie: simply enter "Costco" and it will pull up all the Costco locations in proximity of your current location.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought two of these as gifts. Both loved them and use them all the time.Published 23 months ago by Christopher
This was replacing a new unit I purchased that was faulty. The replacement was refurbished and the battery/charging was not very good. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by David S Briggs
I really looked a long time before buying this Garmin Nuvi 780. I always get lost in cities and hate driving thru them. Now I can breeze right thru them without any errors. Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Sam A
Would like to share couples of Cons I experienced in 4 years of use, but overall, Garmin nuvi 780 is a good buy. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Z. Chen
I like all the options, battery only lasts about 10 minutes, and came with no instruction book. took a while to figure outPublished on June 21, 2013 by frederick heinicken III
I bought this in 2009 and I had screen issues a few months in. I would turn on the GPS and the screen went black it just didn't boot up but you heard the noise it makes to... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Dalya84
I am a directionally challenged person whose family begged me to buy a GPS when they first became available. Not wanting to spend the money, I held off for several months. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by Marvin Yost
Works pretty well. Sometimes the map is off, and may need updating, so make sure you have the latest updates if possible - still not sure how to do that myself, but most of the... Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Daniel Rogers