I've enjoyed this unit -- but I wouldn't buy it again
20 January 2012
Summary: I bought the Garmin 885T new in August 2009. It wasn't an old model then. It has worked well, with a few shortcomings that I won't list here, but it has a huge flaw: the battery life. This is one of the few Garmin Nuvi models with a removable, rechargeable battery.
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: 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.
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.
4000 mile road trip and this GPS would not stop freezing.
Mr. Derrick, Amazon
24 March 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 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.
Lots of bells and whistles--needs more screen data
28 February 2009
Summary: I recently had the opportunity to use the 885T on a vacation trip from the Philadelphia area to Bar Harbor, Maine. It worked quite well over all being very fast in showing the roads during both day and night.
Summary: We have tried both the TOMTOM 740 and Garmin 885T. We returned the TomTom within days. Garmin is much better with waypoints and letting us know which side of the road our destination is on, which the TomTom didn't do at all. The screen is easy to see and the colors are bright.
Summary: This being my 4th Garmin in 5 years, here are my observations. Garmin Street Pilot 2620: -My first Garmin, it was bulky, but was the best product on the market. It came with a nice and no-longer available Remote Control.
Summary: I have had my 885t for about a month and found it have very impressive features. MSN traffic works great, use it every morning going to work to avoid jams. Bluetooth also works very well, even though it has a weak fm transmission it does have the jack you can plug directly into your cars MP3 input...