Terrible Battery Life, Some Addresses Not Found, Just an "Okay" GPS
18 August 2013
Summary: Pros: Nice size screen, slim body, great windshield mount, nice display (reflective technology makes it easy to see in daylight), quick satellite fix 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.
780 is a great device, but don't buy a used RED WHERE2 unit!
6 June 2012
Summary: IMPORTANT BEFORE BUYING A GARMIN RED GPS (Especially 780 or WHERE2) READ THIS! The Garmin 7xx line is a great one. I found out the hard way (as did the seller) that RED Garmins are often former (stolen/lost) ABG property. I found out ABG means Avis/Budget group. These units will usually say WHERE2 on them and give a 1800 number to call if found. UPON LOSS THEY BECOME USELESS.
Best of the best of the best. Money that is saved in fuel is well spend.
30 May 2012
Summary: One of the best GPS systems in the market. Easy to use, FM transmitter makes it easy to connect your music to your car radio also carry a phone conversation through your vehicle speaker. View your pix album in your car away from home. The only down side with this system is once in while it freezes up and you have to connect it to your computer to started again. Over all one of the best system in the market and it is no longer available at any retail stores.
Summary: A very good GPS model from Garmin, this unit catches signal fast and can be useful to make your travel trips from home. FM transmission is low powered but serves the purpose, I got a 16 GB memory card for this unit and now I can play songs and make this unit work as my music system/ GPS.
Summary: I have had other GPS units and I liked this model so much that I bought another one for my work truck. The only thing I will tell you is do not be looking at the MSN features (gas prices, movie times, traffic) as the MSN program has been discontinued.
Summary: I bought 3 of these one for me, one for my son and one for my friend. They all love them. Before this one , I had one stolen out of my car parked in the drive way so lock your car they do steal them. They do pop off your windshield too. Mine did and hit the emergency blinker lites switch and started them blinking all night so I woke up to a dead battery.
Summary: I bought the Garmin NUVI 780 about three weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive GPS. The GPS size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly. My only complaint is that the menu system under device images on the GPS; you can hold only 5 or 6 icons. Other GPS I've owned have same menus.
Summary: Great product. Clear, easy to use screen & instructions. Easy to figure out - works great with Bluetooth to cell phone & FM receiver so the sound can come from the vehicles radio speakers (which are much more comfortable to listen to) Has so many added features such as currency converter, calculator, mp3 player, photo viewer, keyboard can be qwerty or abc, tells you what speed you are travelling (just realized out speedometer is out about 12 km - may have saved us a...
Summary: i have garmin gps products before and i love their gps system.this one is by far and the most accurate system i have tried.excellent graphics with 3d.also bluetooth capability and user friendly.i will not buy any other gps system for along longtime.this one will be with me forever.
Summary: Has long planned to buy the product. Easy to use, practical and with many features. It is also easy to update maps, points of interest, etc ... The screen has a good size, so as to easily see the routes traced. I am very pleased.