I have found both locally (Best Buy) for $599.99 and $848.99. Do you think the 760 worth the $250 price difference?
The only difference being hands-free calling, I wouldn't pay that much for the 760.
If the cell phone interface was more substantial, with features such as POI dialing, live traffic, cameras or weather updates via GPSR, read out loud text messages, etc. I'd think about it.
Otherwise, I'd keep my Bluetooth headset
Just my 2c.
I have the 750 (check TVNAV.com for price) and got it for considerably less than Best Buy is charging. If you HAVE to have Bluetooth and traffic, it might be worth the additional cost. I wanted neither and went with the 750.
I personally have a great headset and rather use that, so it wouldn't be worth it to me.
GPS Mart (http://www.gpsmart.ca/item1565.htm) has the 760 on for CAD$712.00
circuit city has for $699.99 last time...i'm sure they'll run at this price again if you decide to go 760
I agree that its not worth it go get the 760 over the 750. I purchased my 750 from MegaGPS.com for $489.99 with free S&H and no tax (unless you live in UT).
Its not worth it to pay $200-$300 more to make calls through the GPS since the main function is to get us where we're going and not to make calls. Just my thoughts...
750 ----> 495$ US or CDN same price. --->
November 26 , 2007
760 ----> 598$ US or CDN same price.
November 26 , 2007
760 , you get Bluetooth and you can call your restaurant, stores, hotels or others directly from GPS database.
For 100 $ more , that is a big deal, Go ahead and don't worry. Be happy of such deal.
If (and only if...) those software fancies (10 routes plotting & auto sort multiple destinations) found in the 7xx series are not a must-have, why not considering, for the sake of it, the 650 ($408 + free shipping) vs 660 ($400 + free shipping) from Amazon? and the 660 is already coming w/leather case & ac charger & bluetooth & traffic receiver... so it makes the obvious choice as the biggest bang for the bucks!
I just picked up th Nuvi 760 last night. ($580CDN) from Best Buy. Thank you "price matching"...
Called Garmin support for help with Traffic... fixed on the first call. Called today for the Mapsource DVd.... on back-order but will be shipped in about a week.... no charge... no problem. (I still have not even registered the unit... will do so tonight). NOW THAT IS SUPPORT!!!!
TAKE THAT MAGELLAN.......
I hope to put it through its paces this week-end.
If the cell phone interface was more substantial, with features such as POI dialing
My lowly 660 has POI dialing when paired up with a compatible phone. When you pull up a factory POI, there's a button to directly place a call. I never use this feature since I have a headset and rarely use my cell while driving.
Anyone know if the bluetooth POI dialing works with custom POIs that have an associated phone number? Don't have my cell with me currently.
I agree with Buster. Not worth the extra big bucks to go for a Bluetooth unit. And no guarantee that your phone will be compatible. I bought the 750 for those reasons.
MegaGPS now sells nuvi 750 for $456.
I got my 760 this week from gpsdiscount.com for $572, no tax, free 2 day Fedex.
The custom POI does not have the option to dial the #.
I went with the 760 because of the Bluetooth & traffic receiver, but I like toys. The bluetooth function works great & is very convenient. I don't need to look at the phone to see who is calling, it all pops up on the screen. My phonebook was automatically loaded in the 760
Actually, from what I've read here, custom POI's can dial for you, but not from a CSV file, must be in a properly formatted GPX
The differences are that the 760 has both Bluetooth and traffic that the 750 does not have.
I find the cell phone interface to be great and I don't even take my phone out of my pocket when in the car. It connects automatically and I do not have to wear a headset or keep it charged.
The 760 also dials the POI phone numbers and reads text messages to you.
The traffic is very valuable to me and has saved literally hours of time, preventing me from being late on several occasions.
For me, those two difference were worth the difference.
Want real time traffic, get a CB! Only down side is that you have to listen to a lot junk. Kid in car = No CB.
Is there a difference in the unit from the Bestbuy Exclusive this Boxing day at $449.00 with another 750 unit from somewhere else?
I have a 660 and would not pay extra for the the bluetooth...too many alternatives but the value for me was the traffic information. It has alerted me many times to major traffic problems. When you can save 30-45 minutes it pays for itself pretty quickly
Can't say for sure for the 750, BUT for the 760 the difference was the colour, The BB version is Shiny black.
They call it "piano black."
Is there a way to check of the NUVI 750 from BestBuy has the SIRF III receiver?
The only way I can think of is to check to diagnostic screen. Cover the battery level icon on the top right screen with your thumb for about 2 or 3 seconds and the screen will pop up. Keep hitting the "Next" to continue to the next screen. I believe it is the 4th or 5th screen.
I have garmin 750 and it just works fine with me even without bluetooth. I dont think it worth $200 dollar to get this figure.
www.TVNAV.com is currently the cheapest of all sites examined...
Are they reputable? Does anyone have experience with them?
Boemarine.com has them for following prices. I bought a 760 there before Christmas and they were very good about shipping on time. No tax no shipping charge.
GARMIN NUVI 760 GPS
010-00657-10 - Authorized Garmin Dealer
$579.00 x = $579.00
GARMIN NUVI 750 GPS TRAVEL ASSISTANT W/ FM XMITTER
010-00657-20 - Authorized Garmin Dealer
$459.00 x = $459.00
I believe 760 has Europe maps preinstalled also
The 770 has both the NA and Europe maps preinstalled, but the 760 only has one or the other.
I purchased the 750 at Sams Club for $500 and returned it when I found that I could get the 760 from megagps for $575. The Bluetooth works very well in my area but is likely to have frequency problems in congested (city) areas. I find the FM modulator for MP3 works well but onc again I am not close to large cities. It was worth a $100 to have the options when traveling.
I do like the bluetooth as well. Not the reason I bought it, but it is nice. The only problem is the folks can't hear me very well.
I found a great option that someone gave me as far as the FM problem. My new Honda CRv has an mp3 imput. I went to the diagnostic screen on the 760 and changed from microphone to line out. Now, it comes through the speakers without any problem and sounds great. Just use my card to listen to music. Don't have to worry about the FM transmitter and finding a clear station.
Of course, I can't use an external microphone with it that way since it is changed to line out. I guess if they made the microphone a little bigger on the 760 it might have helped.
I also have the Nuvi 750. But I find that it takes extremely long time to acquire satellites signals, as much as 10 minutes and that under a clear sky.
What do you consider normal acquisition time on yours?
Wow, I haven't had over 20 seconds and that's inside
Depending on how long it's been off. Anywhere from 10 seconds (if it was just on a few minutes ago) to a minute. Unless my position has moved greatly from where I last had it on, then maybe a few minutes.
My experience has been the same as Quackinup’s. I have been very impressed with the 750’s acquisition time. Signal strength is amazing too. I get great reception even sitting in my living room 15 feet from any windows. When I upgraded firm wear I noticed a long acquisition time. I did a unit reset and acquisition once again was gained in seconds.
Can I asked how you to a full reset?
Maintain finger on right bottom and turn on the unit and wait until the message appear . Press yes. All of your previous set up and favorites will be erased and the unit will be totally reset.
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