Nuvi 880

 

Anybody seen the Nuvi 880? There's also an 850, looks like they are going to be pretty expensive. Oh well, I guess I'll have to keep my 750 once I get it.

I haven't seen it yet, but I

I haven't seen it yet, but I have seen the Nuvi 5000, which looks pretty good. I did see that the 880 has voice recognition, though. That would be a pretty good option is it works well. Can anybody tell us how the voice recognition works on the 880?

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Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

I'm interested in the 880

I'm interested in the 880 too - thinking of updating from a 660 in order to get the routing (multiple points). Anyone have any experience with the voice recognition?

I read a review somewhere else that recognition is pretty good, but there are some functions where you have to tell the Nuvi to "page down" in order to get to the screens you want. Somewhat inconvenient, but then again better than having to do the touchscreen...

I found this review from PC Magazine.

I like the way it looks, the forward facing speakers also sound interesting.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2287141,00.asp

I just grinned....

I read a review somewhere else that recognition is pretty good, but there are some functions where you have to tell the Nuvi to "page down" in order to get to the screens you want. Somewhat inconvenient, but then again better than having to do the touchscreen...

Speaking the words "page down" is inconvenient? WOW:) LOL
If the unit offers that much to select from, how else could it work?

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Garmin 800 Series

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larelr2003

This looks so cool...

larelr2003 wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQGVGa2oHmE

I wonder if they are going to put a lock on it so that you can't think about what to say to it while the vehicle is moving. If not then hopefully it still has the bluetooth feature so that you can easily call the insurance company... grin

Re: Nuvi 880

I got my Nuvi 880 for a week now, so far no thing much different from the 760:
MSN direct free only first 3 months!! Should be lifetime compare to Navigon $299 units.
Voice command work just fine if stop on red light, closed windows and stereo off, otherwise it's screw.
Battery life short 2h30' with backlight at 50%.
Some other function can't be customize like the StreetPilot 2820 which I still loving it.
$1000 bucks for a GPS not worth my hard earn money. Would recommend my friends buying the 260W which have the same map and basic features for a quarter of the price.
Just some idea. Good luck guys

Well my Nuvi 880 is on its

Well my Nuvi 880 is on its way back to Garmin. I have read about it rebooting itself at another forum site and now it finally happened to me today. I was on my 3rd leg of my route and all of a sudden a reboot. The unit since today has frozen a couple of times and sound just disappeared. I have also noticed the unit is always warm, I thought initially it was from the direct rays from the sun, but today has been a cool day. So I contacted Garmin and since I wanted a unit immediately, they agreed to charge my credit card and I would have it tomorrow and as soon as they received the other unit, they will credit my cc account. They are paying for the return shipping. Then I had to contact MSN since I took a lifetime contract out with them and the service is not transferable between units. They will have to credit my account and they recharge me when I receive my new 880.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

the lifetime of the unit

nickjr wrote:

. . . Then I had to contact MSN since I took a lifetime contract out with them and the service is not transferable between units. They will have to credit my account and they recharge me when I receive my new 880.

Dear Nick,

There is something intrinsically dishonest about these "lifetime" deals. It seems it is always the lifetime of the unit (unless I expire first). There should be a requirement to post the expected "lifetime" of the unit on all packaging and such contracts.

I am glad that MSN is letting you transfer the contract to the new unit and did not say that the contract expired with your 880.

david

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

I would have really been

I would have really been upset if I had to dish out an additional $129 if I then decided to renew my lifetime contract for another unit.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

New Features

So is the only new feature the voice recognition? That's what they want an extra $600 for? There must be more....

750 compared to 880

dgabriel1 wrote:

So is the only new feature the voice recognition? That's what they want an extra $600 for? There must be more....

Comparing the 750 to the 880 the only difference is that the 880 has Speech recognition, Bluetooth and a Remote control. See this link http://tinyurl.com/66kc2s

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Posted: Lifetime expires 12/31/11

davidwynyard wrote:

There is something intrinsically dishonest about these "lifetime" deals. It seems it is always the lifetime of the unit (unless I expire first). There should be a requirement to post the expected "lifetime" of the unit on all packaging and such contracts.

David, the MSN site posts the guarantee of the lifetime service as expiring 12/31/11 - a little over 3 years.

One Time not quite the same as Life Time.

From MSN Site- I saw no mention of "lifetime." If it was lifetime previously they have since changed to "One-Time Payment."

"Restrictions for the One-time Payment: Service is not transferable to a new owner if you sell the device, and may not be transferred to a different device. Service is not guaranteed after January 1, 2012. You can cancel this subscription and receive a pro-rated refund at any time during the first three years of your subscription"

This info was from the Nuvi 680. The 680 includes a year of MSN. So unless the end date is adjusted annually there would be little point in going beyond the annual fee.

The One-Time fee is only a deal if one gets 3 or more years service with it.

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John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

NUVI 880

My son purchased the Nuvi 880 and after a week took it back. He is a Garmin user, but purchased a Tom Tom 930 w/ Voice Recognition. Price $449. That is a lot of difference from the Garmin price!!! He has had no problems with the Voice Recognition working correctly, but does not like the maps. Still a Garmin fan so the Tom Tom may just go back also.

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JG - Nuvi 2460

780 versus 880

dgabriel1 wrote:

So is the only new feature the voice recognition? That's what they want an extra $600 for? There must be more....

The 880 costs $1000. The 780 is on sale at BB for $550.

So for an extra $450 what do you get with the 880? Three things. (1) Voice recognition, (2) extra speaker, (3) removable battery.

Those items aren't necessarily worth $450, but you always pay a premium to get the latest greatest from Garmin.

I Saw the 880 at Fry's Today and it Looked Good

The display is different than my 680 and the sound was better.

What really impressed me though was the Nuvi 205w. It must have a faster processor in it. You could see the difference. Sound was good too. New features too.

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Frank (Nuvi 2497LMT, 2455LMT, 765LMT,680,StreetPilot 2720)

Nuvi 880

I bought the 880 about 1 month ago. It's my first garmin so I can't compare to others. Speech recognition is great, sometimes the vehicle noise may interfere, but not all that often. Pretty steep price but im sure that it will come down in the coming months.

Did your 880 come with the DVD?

Iceman012 wrote:

I bought the 880 about 1 month ago. It's my first garmin so I can't compare to others. Speech recognition is great, sometimes the vehicle noise may interfere, but not all that often. Pretty steep price but im sure that it will come down in the coming months.

Iceman, my 880 was delivered July 15th. The maps were preloaded, and no DVD was in the box. Did yours have the map DVD with it?

Is there any reason I'd need a disk?

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

880 car power cord has MSNDirect antenna builtin

bandaid wrote:
dgabriel1 wrote:

So is the only new feature the voice recognition? That's what they want an extra $600 for? There must be more....

Comparing the 750 to the 880 the only difference is that the 880 has Speech recognition, Bluetooth and a Remote control. See this link http://tinyurl.com/66kc2s

Perhaps another difference between the units is the MSNDirect antenna is built into the 880 12-volt power cord. I suppose when my 3-month trial subscription to MSNDirect runs out, the antenna quits doing anything and it becomes JUST a power cord?

Oh yes. Someone else mentioned that the batteries are removeable. Is that another difference between the two?

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

quod erat demonstratum

johnc wrote:
davidwynyard wrote:

There is something intrinsically dishonest about these "lifetime" deals. It seems it is always the lifetime of the unit (unless I expire first). There should be a requirement to post the expected "lifetime" of the unit on all packaging and such contracts.

David, the MSN site posts the guarantee of the lifetime service as expiring 12/31/11 - a little over 3 years.

Q.E.D.

Dear John,

Thank you.

david

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

Nuvi 880 batteries are removeable

The batteries are removeable so we will have the chance to drop it or missplace somewhere then they can sell us another one...sad

If you leave the battery in the unit for a week, it will drain out. And battery life is short 2h30' with 50% brighnest. No good

Memory card using the Micro SD which cause more hassle because you have to carry extra adapter so you can plug it in to your laptop.

880 not even have dictionary like 760.

re: Did 880 come with the DVD: NOP

Mine doesn't come with the map DVD. It's been a couple years since Garmin didn't included a DVD with the unit. But I got one with the StreetPilot 2620 and have the map software so you can customize POI, way point and load to the unit. Much be faster and more convinience. You can also using it like the Microsoft street & trip or Yahoo maps.

Everytime you update the unit with a new version of map, it will update the map software version on your computer.

So Far, So Good

Got my 880 and loving it. The voice recognition works. The bluetooth also works with more phones than the BT in the 660 did. Is it worth 1000? probably not, but prices are already dropping. Below 900 on amazon already.

Glad I went the 760 route

stevennguyen wrote:

The batteries are removeable so we will have the chance to drop it or missplace somewhere then they can sell us another one...sad

If you leave the battery in the unit for a week, it will drain out. And battery life is short 2h30' with 50% brighnest. No good

Memory card using the Micro SD which cause more hassle because you have to carry extra adapter so you can plug it in to your laptop.

880 not even have dictionary like 760.

Makes me glad I went with the 760 after reading this.

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Me Too

rjrsw wrote:
stevennguyen wrote:

The batteries are removeable so we will have the chance to drop it or missplace somewhere then they can sell us another one...sad

If you leave the battery in the unit for a week, it will drain out. And battery life is short 2h30' with 50% brighnest. No good

Memory card using the Micro SD which cause more hassle because you have to carry extra adapter so you can plug it in to your laptop.

880 not even have dictionary like 760.

Makes me glad I went with the 760 after reading this.

Me too, I will wait several years before I get the 880.

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NUVI 880

Is there any in-depth reviews by some user anywhere ?

Tim

In depth review

pratzert wrote:

Is there any in-depth reviews by some user anywhere ?

Tim

I read a pretty good review of the 880 on GPSmagazine.com.
Lowest price I found was here for $738.00
http://www.cameraaddict.com/viewproduct.aspx?id=10018767
Roy

Nuvi 880

I just bought one, it's fine, it could be better..!!!

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Nuvi 880

Here is some feedback
moving from 2730 to Nuvi 880. The way point management is bad. you have to pretend you going some where to be able to edit or delete.

Nuvi 880 software is more erratic to New road, and the unit goes everywhere but the road you are on

Nuvi 880does not have any option For WAAS, and I don't know if it's enabled or no..!

880 software could apparently snap the vehicle to a wrong road around new roads area

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

880 not WAAS enabled

BillSolomon wrote:

Here is some feedback
moving from 2730 to Nuvi 880. The way point management is bad. you have to pretend you going some where to be able to edit or delete.

Nuvi 880 software is more erratic to New road, and the unit goes everywhere but the road you are on

Nuvi 880does not have any option For WAAS, and I don't know if it's enabled or no..!

880 software could apparently snap the vehicle to a wrong road around new roads area

My information comes direct from a Garmin techsupport guy, who checked with a higher source, and he said that p60 of the owners manual with the SPEC list, was WRONG TO INDICATE that 880 is WAAS enabled. The line will be removed eventually, I'm told. The reason is, the unit has a "high sensitivity" antenna built in and enabling WAAS would drain the battery too much without giving any significant improvement in location fixes.

Since I use my 880 plugged into the car the battery drain is not a factor with me. I prefer precision in my location though, so having it available was a factor in choosing the 880 over a less expensive model. I do like it, don't get me wrong, but I wanted WAAS. They discontinued the Street Pilot which had the Dead Reckoning feature, very useful in going through areas of tall buildings, and I was consoling myself with WAAS.

I'd like to read an in-depth review of this unit too. Just to check my own opinions and experiences.

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

Voice Recognition

wegasque wrote:

I haven't seen it yet, but I have seen the Nuvi 5000, which looks pretty good. I did see that the 880 has voice recognition, though. That would be a pretty good option is it works well. Can anybody tell us how the voice recognition works on the 880?

Voice recognition only works if you have a quite car while driving, I had problems in my 2007 civic less, problems in my wife's VW car. Radio must be muted thought!! smile

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

It works nicely in my Explorer

BillSolomon wrote:
wegasque wrote:

I haven't seen it yet, but I have seen the Nuvi 5000, which looks pretty good. I did see that the 880 has voice recognition, though. That would be a pretty good option is it works well. Can anybody tell us how the voice recognition works on the 880?

Voice recognition only works if you have a quite car while driving, I had problems in my 2007 civic less, problems in my wife's VW car. Radio must be muted thought!! smile

My 880 seems to recognize the commands fine. My use when I am alone in the car is better than when my husband is with me. He thinks I am talking to him, and he chimes in, he is hard of hearing so it gets interesting for a minute. grin

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

NUVI 880 CREASH!!!

My unit nuvi880 crashed and locked up, all attempts to CPR the unit failed and had to go back for replacement!! sad

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

NUVI 880 CREASH!!!

BillSolomon wrote:

My unit nuvi880 crashed and locked up, all attempts to CPR the unit failed and had to go back for replacement!! sad

Man ! What the heck isd going on with Garmin.

Mapsource problems, software updates causing problems, and now hardware problems.

Maybe because they are selling so many units and more problems come to light... but I has me worried about the reliability of the units/software.

Tim

Garmin880

Hi,

I purchased the Garmin Nuvi880 on 8/25/2008 and I paid $639.00 plus $10.00 shipping. IMHO, I think the Nuvi880 is worth $639.00.

What I like about the 880
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1. Voice recognition is very good.
2. I like the wide screen.
3. The ability to replace the battery is a BIG plus.
4. The speakers are in front of the unit.
5. It has an integrated antenna
6. The ability for multi-destination routing
7. Where Am I feature
8. Where is my car feature
9. Wireless capability to send addresses directly to the 880
10. Ability to play audio books

The only thing I do not like about the unit is the FM Transmitter. Until they peak the wattage on these units that function is completely useless. My antenna is built into my rear window and the 880 will not transmit to my back window. The unit needs to be inches away from the FM antenna.

I have a cd/cassette player in my car and I ran a cassette adapter with the wire to the 880's headphone jack and now play my music, audio books and directions right through my car stereo.

Mike

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GPS On The Ground | FMC In The Air

Maybe worth less

I love my two week old 880 also. I have added all the updates and use all the functionality regularly and often. It has met all of my needs and more. And I agree about the reliability of the voice response. My FM transmitter worked perfectly when I used it but I do not have a rear window antenna.

But with the way these things drop in price over just a few months and new models released regularly I think it is worth close to the $300 new in box that I paid off of Craigslist.

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Nuvi 3490

NUVI 880 CREASH!!!

Too little time spent on QC...! sad

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

thank you nick

I was looking to get the 860. Now I thank I will hold off getting it for now. My c550 work grate and I love it sorry honey.
jolleyr

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Southern CA Temp 76 and Sunny. Running around with my Nuvi 465T. Getting lost around the country and loving it.

$700.00?

Do you think the price will ever drop to under $300.00?

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sure

Opencanoepaddler wrote:

Do you think the price will ever drop to under $300.00?

In about 12 - 18 months. By then, the 9xx and x000 series will be out.

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Sony GPS Products

I just saw the Sony GPS product which is priced well below the cost of the comparable Nuvi product. I think I may need to invest in a Sony GPS if not for myself for my dad. It was great...Garmin may be pricing themselves out of the market.

which one are you talking about?

otbutler wrote:

I just saw the Sony GPS product which is priced well below the cost of the comparable Nuvi product. I think I may need to invest in a Sony GPS if not for myself for my dad. It was great...Garmin may be pricing themselves out of the market.

Would you mind sharing with us a model number at least, or perhaps a link of which Sony GPS you are looking at?

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