3D View - 265wt vs 765t

 

I had to recently upgrade to a 765t (because the 265wt didn't have the ability to show minutes remaining to destination).

I've noticed something HUGE between the two that is really frustrating me.

In 3D view, the 265wt gives you 5 levels of detail where the 765T only gives you 3.

Driving down the PA Turnpike, the 265wt will show you everything around you while the 765t barely shows anything.

Both are set at the same zoom level.

I called Garmin and they said, it's how it is.

Shame I had to spend $200.00 to get minutes remaining and I lose a tremendous amount of detail.

Anyone else have this problem?

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All 7x5 owners have this problem but it's not a problem to many of them. I see it as a disappointing downgrade from my 7x0 units since the 7x5's detail is nowhere near that of my 7x0 units.

See the following thread I started that visually illustrates this lack of detail issue. Note that it's comparing the 7x0 to the 7x5 but you're likely seeing the same thing.

http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=10472#67446

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

wasn't aware of that

but I am also not clear as to the drawback...what detail "around you" is missing, that you need while on the PA Turnpike?

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

I can sympathize with you

Garmin makes certain that they don't sell the "ideal" GPS unit. Each of their models has its shortcomings. You have to make a list of "must haves" and "would like to have" and then select the Garmin model that meets most of what's on your list. If your research tells you that Navigon/Tom Tom/ Mio/ Sony provide more of your "must haves" and "would like to have" and the price is right, then perhaps, you might drop the idea of owning a Garmin.

As for your dilemma, I would rather have 5 levels of details rather than have the minutes remaining to your destination shown since the Garmins have the time of arrival as a standard feature.

I use Track up

Track up seems much more Accurate to me that using 3d I have always thought the 3D was confusing and maybe that is why they have limited the detail..

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

the detail of the

the detail of the surrounding areas is important. It's good to know what's coming up. Get near Somerset on the 265wt and you can see that its a small town. On the 765 you see nothing.

3D

I’ve always used 3D mode and it never let me down. Heck when needed the most I just listen to Dr. Nightmare smile.

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nüvi 3590LMT "always backup your files"

UM..

bandaid wrote:

I’ve always used 3D mode and it never let me down. Heck when needed the most I just listen to Dr. Nightmare smile.

No offense, what does that have to do with the 265wt vs. the 765t issue?

good point

whistler wrote:

the detail of the surrounding areas is important. It's good to know what's coming up. Get near Somerset on the 265wt and you can see that its a small town. On the 765 you see nothing.

I hadn't considered that

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

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When someone upgrades from a 7x0 or even a 265WT unit to the new "top of the line" 7x5 series unit, you would think and expect that the new unit (which is a full year newer than the 7x0 line and has a much faster processor) would be able to display the same amount of detail as the older unit. In my example/screen shots of the 7x0 series and the 7x5 series, you can clearly see that this is not the case.

Now I see from this post that the 265WT *which is in fact a "lower-tier" nuvi* even outperforms the display detail ability of the current "top of the line" 7x5 series costing ~$200 more. This is simply a kick in the teeth from Garmin.

They consistently remove features to later add them back in to newer models so it appears you're getting something "new and improved" when in reality, you're just getting rehashed features which have been in Garmin units since at least the eMap. I speak from experience since my first Garmin was in fact the eMap. The exception to this is the truly new Lane Guidance feature.

It's sad that Garmin has to resort to things like this to keep the nuvi line "fresh".

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Say Goodnight gracie

Because of this I have decided to return my 765t (after owning it for less than 1 day.)

The added cost is not worth it IMHO.

Until I find a suitable replacement, I will continue to use my 265wt.

I'm evening considering the Tom Tom Go 930T.

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whistler wrote:

Because of this I have decided to return my 765t (after owning it for less than 1 day.)

I would definitely email Garmin & let them know of your dissatisfaction with the 7x5 series and it's lack of displayed detail, that you returned the unit because of this and are considering a non-Garmin product. Maybe if enough users voice their opinion, they'll stop this nonsense.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area