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Garmin nuvi 885T
5.4 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 885T

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Device

J. Miller, Amazon
8 November 2009
  • Summary: I've read good and bad reviews for this product, so I was a little hesitant to buy it, but it was the only one I could find that had bluetooth and the ability to output to my stereo aux input (I didn't want to use an FM transmitter).
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin Nuvi 885T

Larry Loo, Amazon
8 November 2009
  • Summary: I found Garmin's Nuvi 885T to be an excellent gps unit - once I got one that performed well and worked the kinks out ot it! I purchased my 885T about a month and a half before a planned trip with my in-laws. Out of the box the first unit performed flawlessly.
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Overall 8
8.0

After hours of research and use - A summary

Ferb, Amazon
30 September 2009
  • Summary: I would have given the 885t five stars, but, it is disappointing that the 885t (flagship) is not really the top of the line as its name may insinuate. I considered many reviews and reluctantly, for the voice-recognition feature, decided on the 885t.
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Overall 8
8.0

Short Battery Life

Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 August 2009
  • Summary: I have liked this unit very much, however, there is something that you should know about the battery life. It is advertised as being "up to 4 hours." I thought that meant you could take it out of the power cradle and use it for up to four hours on the battery, such as in another car or while walking...
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

Anonymous, Newegg
2 August 2009
  • Summary: Replacement for my Garmin C550 and I'm mostly happy with it. Common issue is the speakers. Sounds like TTS Jill has a clothespin on her nose. You can route audio through the mini-stereo jack into your vehicles sound system.
  • Pros: Great features include: voice command, MSN direct integration, bluetooth, great easy-to-use Garmin interface, user removable battery, lane assist feature, where am I? provides lat/long/elev. nearest POI/emergency services and fuel, mp3 playback, audio book support, games, satellite signal strengt...
  • Cons: Somewhat sluggish operation, buggy software (with latest v. 5.60 software I've had several lockups, reboots and glitches) low volume from tinny sounding speakers( there is a 3rd party TTS voice editor from TurboCCC that allows you to increase the volume of the TTS voices. They are set to 65 by de...
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Overall 8
8.0

Buy the 780 for $199, if still available. The voice recognition is not worth it!

Ennui, Amazon
30 July 2009
  • Summary: I paid $374 for this model in order to get the voice recognition. However, even when it is working, it requires that you look at the screen to get your next choices as they are all numbered.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very happy but not perfect

Ben & Sara, Amazon
14 June 2009
  • Summary: I have had my 885t for about a month now. I looked at many reviews before buying it. My concern was cost, comparing TomTom and other garmins to the 885t. Garmin has so many types and trying to decide what was best for me was challenging.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Functional

Ace of Baseness, Amazon
23 April 2009
  • Summary: After struggling with Tom Tom units for a few years, I decided to go with a Garmin. The 835T does everything they say it does with varying success. Voice recognition is good, but not great - There are some words it just can't understand, like Target and Radio Shack.
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Overall 8
8.0

First GPS - Very Cool Features

Patrick Brown, Amazon
21 April 2009
  • Summary: This is my first GPS and its great. Being new to this I don't have any comparative info however a couple pros and cons: Pros: *Lots of POI's (points of interes) preloaded *Ability to add custom POI's *So far, the selection of routes chosen make good sense *Ability to control unit with speech...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nuvi 885T

P. Williams, Amazon
6 April 2009
  • Summary: excelent GPS great extra's but, a little slow announcing turns. Voice level needs to be louder.
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