Does the nuvi 785T show the up coming street name on top?

 

Costco Canada is selling the nuvi 785T for $299 Cdn.
Just wanted to find out if the 785T will show the up coming street's name on top? I know the 765T won't..Thanks!

The 775T doesn't, so what

The 775T doesn't, so what are the chances the 785T will? wink

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

probably not

I read here a bit ago that the new units have lost the feature to display upcoming cross-streets.

That is one of the best things in my view about my 780. I am very glad I did not buy a xx5 series.

New ones don't . . .

And for those that say 'what's the difference?', or 'so what?', you have no idea.

The 'new and improved' method, which has you zooming in close to see the names of upcoming cross streets is less than perfect

- the unit misses several streets, no matter how tightly zoomed in you are.
- It isn't obvious that you have (or have not) crossed the closest cross street in many cases.
- The names cover the potential streets that interconnect the cross streets, making any sort of manual planning based on looking at the map somewhat hit or miss.

I have no idea why Garmin has removed the feature (which has been present from day one), but if it was because of a patent issue, then the patent should have been challenged, because it fails the basic test - would it have been obvious to someone skilled in the art?

The other thing they have done is to remove street detail when zoomed out to 800 meters or more - and that means that if you are in rural areas you cannot zoom out far enough to display the map beyond what you can see with your eyes and still see the secondary/local road you are driving on.

I am not currently looking for a new navigator, but having owned ones that do and others that don't have the feature AND adequate detail, my next navigator will NOT be from Garmin if it doesn't implement the feature.

Whomever does have it will get my money, since they are all pretty much the same from a mapping and routing perspective these days.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

I like the 7X5 seies

I recently bought a 765T and moved my MSN receiver from my 780 to the 765T (making it a 785T).

I feel the benefits of the 7X5 series far outweigh the 'upcoming streets' banner on the screen. You can still see the cross streets on the map, it's just not on the top banner.

Lane Assist, Junction View, MSN weather radar and flight status were the 'deal maker' for me to upgrade. The faster processor enables smooth scrolling of the map, rather than the 'jump scroll' of the 780. Also has a much faster boot up time, never sticks on loading maps.

I sold my 780 to a friend, threw in the 765's FM receiver... He got a deal, and I got weather radar.

Too bad you couldn't see these side by side to help you make a comparison.

Good luck on your decision,
Larry

It will

It will show it, if you are in view map not in route mode

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

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gwapaval wrote:

It will show it, if you are in view map not in route mode

No, the 7x5 series will not (the 7x0 series does). If you are in standard navigation mode (not on a route), the green info banner shows you the street you're currently on...never the next upcoming cross street. It will however show the next exit if on a freeway in standard nav mode.

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

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larry_larry wrote:

I feel the benefits of the 7X5 series far outweigh the 'upcoming streets' banner on the screen. You can still see the cross streets on the map, it's just not on the top banner.

Lane Assist, Junction View, MSN weather radar and flight status were the 'deal maker' for me to upgrade. The faster processor enables smooth scrolling of the map, rather than the 'jump scroll' of the 780. Also has a much faster boot up time, never sticks on loading maps.

I sold my 780 to a friend, threw in the 765's FM receiver... He got a deal, and I got weather radar.

Actually you cannot see ALL of the streets - it (for some reason) misses some - very repeatable.

Also, the stupid street names often cover any streets that interconnect the cross streets.

Since I have several navigators, some of which are of the most recent vintage, I have been able to compare side by side and if you need to spend money, the extra features, when compared to the loss of street detail and the upcoming street data that forces you to zoom way in, rather than just glancing at the banner box is a deal breaker.

Junction view is relatively rare and in all fairness of very limited utility . . . . Lane assist does have some minor redeeming purpose if you are unfamiliar territory, though in all fairness, when my unit says to turn left, I generally move to the left in any case.

The blocky weather map and flight arrival and departure times simply don't justify the expoense and, my screen updates look smooth enough.

I certainly don't mind if they expand the disaplay options - however give people the choice of whether they want the legacy display method with cross streets in the banner box or to just display the name of the current street if they want to develop the interface - but IMO it was wrong to simply remove features that are considered by many to be important. It implies disregard for the client base.

If they don't get their act together at Garmin, my next units will not come from them.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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bramfrank wrote:

If they don't get their act together at Garmin, my next units will not come from them.

Agreed. With all the "new" units they have released in the last six months, nothing I have seen interests me in the least bit and would actually a downgrade for me in most respects.

This constant dumbing-down and removal of useful features by Garmin is an insult to the intelligence of users, whether or not they actually realize it.

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

Hi Peterluk.. Just got the

Hi Peterluk.. Just got the 785T from Costco 2 days ago. I love it.
To answer your quetions, on the very top, it shows the next street name where you need to turn. If you cross other streets before you get there, it doesn't show the name on the very top, but it shows it on the street itself...

Hope it answers your question... not really sure what you meant.

Garmin Dumbed Down GPS Units

DorkusNimrod wrote:
bramfrank wrote:

If they don't get their act together at Garmin, my next units will not come from them.

Agreed. With all the "new" units they have released in the last six months, nothing I have seen interests me in the least bit and would actually a downgrade for me in most respects.

This constant dumbing-down and removal of useful features by Garmin is an insult to the intelligence of users, whether or not they actually realize it.

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I have the 765t, can't say

I have the 765t, can't say that it shows on top.

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tm1200 wrote:

I have the 765t, can't say that it shows on top.

He's referring to the display when in active navigation, where it displays the name of the street on which you will next turn.

We are discussing what it does the rest of the time, which is just rediculous.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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