Summary: Having owned a lesser Garmin model (which I gave to my dad when I bought this), I am very familiar with the wonderful functionality of the Garmin Nüvi. I decided to upgrade to this model because I wanted to have "hands-free" cellphone capability (bluetooth) with on-screen caller ID.
Summary: This device had the specs I neeeded but a couple of flaws forced me to turn it back to Garmin. I love how well it integrates with the phone. You have access to phone stats, phone numbers, and no need to program the numbers - they are queried directly from your phone.
Summary: I'm giving the 885 a 3 star rating (only because of the random freezing), but I'm giving Amazon a 5 star rating (because that's the highest I can choose here) for their service. I treated myself to the 885 at the beginning of Dec. 09.
4000 mile road trip and this GPS would not stop freezing.
Mr. Derrick, Amazon
11 December 2009
Summary: This is my first GPS not including ones found in previous cell phones. I bought it specifically to use during a 4000+ road trip tour. I run my own record label and needed a GPS unit to get us from hotel to venue to hotel etc.
Summary: This garmin is my first nuvi product. I have had handhelds and marine models in the past. I also have a factory installed gps in my other vehicle. We took this nuvi on our last vacation to the rockies and it gave us mixed results. It was sometimes slow to give turning instructions.
Summary: I recently purchased the Garmin 885T GPS and for the most part like it. After reading several comments about the unit locking up or not working I downloaded the most recent update from the Garmin site before even using it. I chose this unit over other units for the hands free operations.
Summary: I have been the owner of this system for about two weeks now. I will say right off that it is not performing as it should. The system doesn't recognize my spoken commands about 50% of the time, and I don't have a bwarney Fwank kind of voice either.
Summary: In a lot of ways, this is a great product. The voice recognition feature works reasonably well, making it possible to interact with the device while driving without fumbling with the touch screen. The biggest drawback for me is that there's no simple way to select mute.
Summary: I write this review based on my experiences on Garmin 885T, 780, 765T, C320, TomTom 930T, and Mio C310. I purchased different units to compare their performance and their traffic services. I returned those units which freeze me up during navigation and sold those which work fine.