Summary: This is a great GPS! Accepts verbal direction, gives good directions and is relatively easy to install and use. Features many extras that adds convenience to almost any trip: restaurants, gas stations, points of interest as well as Bluetooth for your phone.
Summary: This is my first review and first GPS. I did a lot of research on different GPS makes and models before deciding that the Nuvi 885T was the one that most interested me. Even though it has been discontinued, it has all the features that I wanted in a GPS. It has all the bells and whistles that a GPS can offer, Text to Speech, voice recognition, lane assist, junction view and speed limit indication. I find those features useful when driving in unfamiliar roads.
Summary: What's not to like,it's hands free,voice activated,I took it out of the box,turned it on,turned on "Bluetooth"... turned the bluetooth on for my cell phone, it found my phone in seconds,downloaded my phone book, a few minutes later I received a phone call through the garmin, I said "Answer" and my conversation was going through the FM on my radio speakers. my hands never left the steering wheel. It's the most simple device I ever had to set up.
Summary: THE CONVIENCE OF HANDS FREE VOICE OPERATION! THE GPS AQUIRES A SIGNAL INSTANTANEOUS WHRE I LIVE AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE MSN DIRECT. THE ONLY DOWNFALL IS THE MSN DIRECT WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER 2012. BUT ALL IN ALL THIS IS A GREAT GARMIN GPS.
Summary: I have just upgraded from my old Nuvi 760 which I was very happy with to the 885T. So far I am very happy with the product. The 885T is very similar to the 760 and has pretty much the same features. I am still getting used to the voice activation and commands. Not too impressed so far. I have to shout the command a few times for it to accept.
Summary: It is very user friendly. I have a Nuvi 350 and the 885T was a easy transition. The voice activation is what should me on this unit. It is better than the ones that are built in your car because it is portable and the price is 1/8th the cost of a installed unit.
Summary: I bought this Garmin reciever to guide me down the road with Garmin expertice and using the unit to tell me about traffic, change routes and answer the phone while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road,
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10 February 2010
Summary: I had been using the Garmin nüvi 200W GPS for many years and LOVED it. It became my lifeline in the car, and I was thrilled with its operation. However, major road construction occurred near my house and suddenly my map was out of date. As the price to get a new map was fairly substantial, I decided to hand the current GPS down to a relative and to get myself a brand new GPS with the brand new map in it. After some research I decided to go with the Garmin 885 GPS.
Summary: Easy to use. Love hands free mode for phone,navigation,and mp3 player. The fm transmitter leaves a lot to be desired it's hard to find a station that will work and a few miles down the road you may lose it and have to change. My Honda Accord has an auxilliary input that I can use to hook to the radio directly that takes care of the problem so in that vehicle it works fine.
Summary: It does everything I wanted it to do and more. It is the best GPS unit on the market for automobile use. The fact that it recognizes my voice and takes verbal commands is exactly why I purchased this unit. The Added bonus of having Bluetooth gives me the hands free mobility that I require by law in Ontario Canada. The FM transmitter works flawlessly allowing me to route audio through to my cars stereo system.