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Considerations for upgrading to 885T

 

I've been searching online for info on the 885T but found very little useful info from actual users so I'm hoping that somebody here actually has this device.

I had originally considered getting the 765T because the Bluetooth is supposed to be better and has lifetime traffic but after reading everybody's posts about it, I've decided to skip the 7x5 series all-together. So now I'm interested in the 885T (Amazon has it listed under $600).

These are the major questions that I have. Any help would be appreciated...

1) Is the MSNdirect service worth it or just throwing your money away?

2) Is there any info on it's Bluetooth stability and functions?

3) Does the 8x5 series suffer from the 1000 mp3 limit?

4) Are there any concerns with this model that I should be aware of?

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Garmin Nuvi 765T

885T

Here's an article you may be interested in:

http://www.gpspassion.com/fr/news.asp?ID=628

It states the 8x5 series is missing features that are on lower models.

I haven't had many problems with my 7x5 series.

Good luck on whatever you decide.

No Problems

no problems with my 780 to speak of. Suggest you go to Garmin’s web page and compare the 885T with other models available. Like the article says, some things are missing from these new high end Nuvis.
It’s getting somewhat disheartening though with the quick discarding of Nuvi's. I know technology is advancing quickly, but still, the GPS field seems to be racing from one to another. Me thinks something isn’t right here, but unable to put a finger on it.
Make your comparisons, then see what comments you can find scattered around this site and I'm sure you’ll make the right decision and the right purchase for your needs.
Good luck.

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John Every Day Above Ground is a Good Day! Nuvi 360,660 and 780

thanks

thanks for that site, i'll read through it. i suppose the only thing i'm still wondering if is MSNdirect is worth the montly fee or go with lifetime fm traffic.

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Garmin Nuvi 765T

Considerations for upgrading to 885T

grush wrote:

Here's an article you may be interested in:

http://www.gpspassion.com/fr/news.asp?ID=628

It states the 8x5 series is missing features that are on lower models.

I haven't had many problems with my 7x5 series.

Good luck on whatever you decide.

I was going to go for the 885T myself.... UNTIL.... I read the comparisons to the other new nuvi lineup.

Other than the Voice Recognition, they have left out ALL the other goodies and imnprovements that the 7x5t units have. The 885 does not even hold as many custom/add-on POI's.

If they come out with one that is truly a "Top of the Line", I may get it... but no way am I spending the big bucks for a trimmed down unit.

Tim

Voice Recognition

I too was thinking about getting the 8x5 series b/c of the voice recognition software. While that would be great, the 8x5 did not have as many features as the 7x5 models. I also like the free traffic. I really do not need the extras offered with the MSN traffic and I don't want to pay a monthly fee. I am still waiting for a good price on the 765t or 775t so I haven't gotten it yet, but I am really looking forward to it.

My curiosity is killing me

grush wrote:

Here's an article you may be interested in:

http://www.gpspassion.com/fr/news.asp?ID=628

It states the 8x5 series is missing features that are on lower models.

I haven't had many problems with my 7x5 series.

Good luck on whatever you decide.

grush,
How many GPSr's do you own, how many different manufactured models have you owned?
You have my curiosity raised!

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

I think you are making a

I think you are making a mistake dismissing the 765T - with the most recent updates it is very stable with a possible traffic issue (not MSN traffic) to be resolved. If Bluetooth is most important, it does have low volume when listening your caller, but overall now works great with my smartphone. In my opinion although the 8XX series does have some features the 7X5 does not, I think the overall set of features is better than the 8XX series.

Hard to say if the MSN is worth it TO YOU. I find it helpful, like the radar very much, find the gas prices both useful and most often correct. Traffic is reasonably accurate, as is the flight delay info.
But it may not be worth it for everyone.

Also to correct the posts above, there is no monthly fee as such - either a yearly fee or a one time life-time fee.

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Nuvi 765T, Street Pilot I5, Nuvi 750.

re: Curiosity

BobDee wrote:

grush,
How many GPSr's do you own, how many different manufactured models have you owned?
You have my curiosity raised!

Hehe BobDee. I've told you what I've owned and tried out.

I was pointing out a viable article. It has nothing to do with what I own or have owned.

You can crawl back in with Oscar now.

Purchased...

Thanks to all those that gave helpful comments. I broke down and purchased the 765T with the FM traffic (especially after that one user review of the 885T). I didn't get the MSN one because I read a post somewhere that said it took a agonizingly long time for it to download all the data.

At first it wouldn't read the mp3's off my SD card but issue was resolved once I updated to 3.30 firmware. I also registered with Garmin and their site told me that I'm eligible to download 2009.11 maps... whoo! I still need to put it to the test in a long trip but it seems very stable since the update. Bluetooth seems to work fine also, it connected to my Samsung Blast and the phonebook appeared on the 765T's screen.

Does anybody know how to bring up the signal strength screen on the 7x5 series? You used to be able to touch the signal meter and the signal strength screen pops up on my 350.

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Garmin Nuvi 765T

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viperz wrote:

Does anybody know how to bring up the signal strength screen on the 7x5 series?

Press and HOLD the satellite signal strength meter until the satellite constellation/strength screen appears (approx 3 seconds).

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

It has every thing to do with your expiernce and ownership

grush wrote:
BobDee wrote:

grush,
How many GPSr's do you own, how many different manufactured models have you owned?
You have my curiosity raised!

Hehe BobDee. I've told you what I've owned and tried out.

I was pointing out a viable article. It has nothing to do with what I own or have owned.

You can crawl back in with Oscar now.

It has every thing to do with what you own, That way you can talk from experience, and not dreams and wishes.

No reason to crawl back I don't touch drugs or alcohol. Again How old are you dude?

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

My consideration

I dont want to waste money on 885T. Costco have 780T with FM traffic on sale for $250. I personally own 760, 765T, 885T but so far 760 worth the money. 885T even worse than 765T but cost double. Your call!

grin

Ownership

BobDee wrote:

It has every thing to do with what you own, That way you can talk from experience, and not dreams and wishes.

No reason to crawl back I don't touch drugs or alcohol. Again How old are you dude?

LOL..BobDee! You own a few old units and a radar scrambler that all of reviews except from the manufacturer say doesn't work.

I'm sorry you have to keep on attacking me. Maybe you're the one that will grow up one of these days.

Most people here haven't tried many units including you. Your list isn't long and mostly antiquated stuff.

You can read reviews and form good opinions. You don't attack the others on this board for having one or two units. I've seen you voice opinions on units you haven't tried.

I feel for you. It seems this being sarcastic and attacking Garmin and people on this board is your big thing and you don't have much of a life. I sincerely hope one day that will change.

Enough

Keep it positive please, this is getting a bit personal.

Miss POI

MSNDirect

I find the MSN Direct is worth the money. I use it to send job location directly to my 750. When I start my day the directions are loaded and ready to go.

Don

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