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Old 11-29-08, 03:42 PM
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Anyone own a Garmin nuvi 750 GPS?

Looking at one for $180 (refurbished from Garmin)...anyone have experience with it? Thoughts?
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I have the 650, which is a model lower (mine doesnt have bluetooth or real time traffic data), but I've had it over one year and it works flawlessly. You should check out http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/f...p?FORUM_ID=172 for any specific questions or issues you may have.
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Originally Posted by abrg923 View Post
Looking at one for $180 (refurbished from Garmin)...anyone have experience with it? Thoughts?
I have one, and it's great. Very accurate, and easy to use. They are $199 brand new at Sam's and Costco if you have a membership. Amazon has the 760 (Bluetooth and MSN Direct Enabled) for $250 or so.
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I enjoy mine. I do think the maps and POI's aren't updated frequently enough, but that is not model specific. Definitely cannot go wrong for that price since I paid $500 for this model early this year. The screen is great though. Very clear, easily visible. Pretty responsive touch screen as well. However I was annoyed by the text-to-speech fairly quickly so a feature I sought out is now never used.
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I have a 660 that has been great.
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Just got it...and am loving it.

How do I go about updating the maps? I'm not sure how updated they actually are, but the current converted was last updated sometime last year, according to the unit.

Very impressed with my first GPS thus far.
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You can update through Garmin for about 100 bucks.
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When I got mine this summer I had a free upgrade. I would check the site to see if you are eligible.
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
You can update through Garmin for about 100 bucks.

They give you one free update.
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy View Post
They give you one free update.
I was under the impression they ended that ability. It wasn't available when I bought mine. I guess they reinstituted the policy.
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They give you a free update if there is an update available within the first 60 days of your first use (they go by the date of your first satellite acquisition).
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I think I am going to go with the 205W.

I don't think I [i]need[//i] text to speech. I also don't need it for mp3s or traffic. I am not sure about the Bluetooth, is that so it talks into a headset?

The 205W was ~$149 on BF, and I am hoping to see it around there again before Christmas.
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I have a 255W which is similar to the 205W except that the 255W has text-to-speech. I find that TTS is most useful in situations where you have several cross streets very close to each other. In that case "Turning left in 500 ft" still leaves you in doubt as to which left. You can check the street name and look at the map on the screen, but having TTS here is certainly helpful since it also tells you the street name.

Keep in mind that the TTS voice sounds "robotic," and less "natural" than the non-TTS voice, and many people don't like it. I think it is reasonably understandable.
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I've have the 660 and its been great! This is similar to the 750 with a few less features.

I originally had the 200W and found that in my house I would not get any signal what-so-ever, regardless of updating the firmware, etc. Even out of my home, being in a open space where I do get signal, upon turning on the unit, it would often take upto 10 minutes to get a signal. I exchanged it for another 200W thinking the issue was with the unit but same results.

I then tried the 350 which has the fold out antenna and it worked beautifully in my house and would get signal within about 30 seconds of opening the antenna. That convinced me that the external antenna was for me. I finally settled on the 660 as I got a great bargain on it, it has a wide screen, and works wonderfully.
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Originally Posted by kuroiinu View Post
I have a 255W which is similar to the 205W except that the 255W has text-to-speech. I find that TTS is most useful in situations where you have several cross streets very close to each other. In that case "Turning left in 500 ft" still leaves you in doubt as to which left. You can check the street name and look at the map on the screen, but having TTS here is certainly helpful since it also tells you the street name.

Keep in mind that the TTS voice sounds "robotic," and less "natural" than the non-TTS voice, and many people don't like it. I think it is reasonably understandable.
I'm pretty late to this thread, but the advice above is pure gold. TTS is a must have in congested city traffic. I have a 750 I got on close out a few months back and it has been great
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My signal is pretty spotty in NYC and I think it may be the internal antenna. Wish I had gotten an external model.
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
My signal is pretty spotty in NYC and I think it may be the internal antenna. Wish I had gotten an external model.
I was fortunate enough to return mine 200w (internal antenna) to Walmart for a credit as it was still new and use the credit for other household items and such. I soon found a deal online on my current 660. If your unit is still new, you can try and returning it for credit somewhere and get another unit that has an external antenna.
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Originally Posted by kuroiinu View Post
They give you a free update if there is an update available within the first 60 days of your first use (they go by the date of your first satellite acquisition).
Garmin may start quarterly lifetime updates in Q1 of 2009 tied to a receiver. They have announced the plan already in Europe. Hopefully it will be priced within reason.
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy View Post
I have one, and it's great. Very accurate, and easy to use. They are $199 brand new at Sam's and Costco if you have a membership. Amazon has the 760 (Bluetooth and MSN Direct Enabled) for $250 or so.
I have the 760 and I love it. The lowest I have seen it has been $248 and change.
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Originally Posted by Mankal View Post
I have the 650, which is a model lower (mine doesnt have bluetooth or real time traffic data), but I've had it over one year and it works flawlessly. You should check out http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/f...p?FORUM_ID=172 for any specific questions or issues you may have.
What is a good/decent price for the 650?
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What is a good/decent price for the 650?
I paid $300 a year ago, Amazon's listing it at $230 right now, and you can probably find it for around $200 new and less for a refurb. It's the best gps I have ever owned and I'd buy another one in a heartbeat if mine ever died or got stolen.
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I just picked up the $250W for $150 cdn. Haven't had a chance to use it but it has gotten pretty good reviews. Looking forward to trying it out.
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Re: Anyone own a Garmin nuvi 750 GPS?

garmin is supposed to be the best

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