Nuvi 880

 

grin Has anyone Purchased an Nuvi 880 yet i see best buy of new castle will have them for $799.00 the second quarter of this year

here are just some of the features there are many more

Traffic conditions: receive up-to-date traffic incident and flow information for most metropolitan areas across North America, and let nüvi select a route that avoids traffic accidents, road closures, and construction.
Fuel prices: receive gas price data from over 100,000 gas stations across the nation. Drivers will always know where to get the best prices – and save time and fuel by using their unit to navigate directly to the station of their choice.
Weather reports: features current weather conditions (including high/low/current temperatures, chances of precipitation, humidity, pressure, wind, and weather alerts) as well as three day weather forecasts.
Enhanced movie listings: search for movies by title or by theater and receive show times, ‘star’ ratings, genre, actors, and more – and get driving directions to the theater.
Local events: receive special notices on festivals, concerts, and sporting events in your area, and navigate to them.
News and stocks: the latest news headlines and financial market updates are always at your fingertips.
Send to GPS capability: plan trips and look up destinations from the convenience of your computer, via Windows Live Local, and then wirelessly send locations to your nüvi 880

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

You forgot the biggest

You forgot the biggest "improvement", it has voice recognition.

I don't believe that they are out anywhere yet.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Can't wait

Just read the specs, my mouth is drooling grin

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Allan Barnett - Garmin nüvi 885T/765T/Pharos GPS (bluetooth) w/MS Maps on PPC

Wow

Wow .. does it also drive?! smile

I may have to ebay mine once

I may have to ebay mine once this comes out. Nothing like making the wife mad again!!

looks pretty sweet

looks pretty sweet

MSN is just 3 free months

MSN is just 3 free months for this unit instead of a full year given to the 680 and for a lifetime contract, read the fine print, if I remember correctly, Microsoft will support till 2012 and then I guess will reevaluate the service. I understand the product will not be available till the 2nd quarter, the same thing happen when I tried to purchase the 680 last year, had to wait till April, but then for some odd reason Best Buy had them in the store in March, so I guess we will have to wait and see.. I will be leaving tomorrow for CES and will check with Garmin, and hopefully I can get some real answers.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

I know ur right!!!

jamahosky wrote:

I may have to ebay mine once this comes out. Nothing like making the wife mad again!!

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c330/530 "Hurry up and wait." "If you can read this, thank a teacher. And since it`s in English, thank a soldier."

I went to Garmin's site and

I went to Garmin's site and checked out the 880. First of all, according to all the staff do the demos, said probably will not be available to the public till June, they still doing some testing; the price will be around $900.00, so if you can find it cheaper than that, I would jump on it. Well I can say this,during the verbal search process and the item is found in the search, it is in number format, 1,2,3, etc, you have to speak the number for the unit to go the next menu to launch POI, the problem is now, unless you have superb vision, you can't make out the number, even the demo person had a hell of a time seeing the number, but I suspect that will be fixed before Garmin releases it to production. I also found out from Microsoft about the MSN built in this unit. I asked questions about why a 680 user couldn't upgrade to version 2, according to MSN, it was not them, it was Garmin who chose not to have the additional icons for previous users of the 680 model, making us users to upgrade to 880 to get the additional MSN icons. I also asked about this lifetime thing MSN has, well they tended to say they probably would support it beyond the 2012, but who knows since the electronic world is moving so fast, anything can happen..

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Agree

Nick is right. Speech recognition just ain't what you might think it is. I have a Honda on-board Navi system with speech recognition. Speech for the XM radio, and temperature controls is great, but the navigation system leaves a lot to be desired. When it wants a state, you can't say the state, you spell it. When it wants a city, you can't say it, you spell it. When it wants a street, you can't say it, you spell it. It's a whole lot easier to pull over and use the keypad to input anything. I don't see the 8XX series being different from what I already have.

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Sounds Great

I know that technology moves faster than some of my dates, but why can't Garmin sell software updates to existing units rather than require a brand new unit?
Jen

Ahhh!!

jennyzita wrote:

I know that technology moves faster than some of my dates,
Jen

You guys (and girls) are killing me!!

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c330/530 "Hurry up and wait." "If you can read this, thank a teacher. And since it`s in English, thank a soldier."

Nuvi 880 Temperature

This is my second Nuvi 880 which I just received today after shipping the other one back to Garmin and I have noticed on both units, only when connected in the car via the cigarette lighter that the unit seems to be running a little warm, I don't experience this event when I am d/l POI's or updating the software via the web, only when connected to the car. Has anyone experience this same issue, it seems Garmin has no knowledge of this issue as of yet.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Nuvi 880 Temperature, Any Info yet Nick?

nickjr wrote:

This is my second Nuvi 880 which I just received today after shipping the other one back to Garmin and I have noticed on both units, only when connected in the car via the cigarette lighter that the unit seems to be running a little warm, I don't experience this event when I am d/l POI's or updating the software via the web, only when connected to the car. Has anyone experience this same issue, it seems Garmin has no knowledge of this issue as of yet.

Nick, I'm considering this unit and would like to know if you've heard anything yet re: excess heat from others on this site, OR from Garmin Tech Support.. Please share with me anything you've learned or anything you will learn in the near future. Also, have you tried using just a garmin charger in the car, or are you only using the MSN receiver/charger? I wonder if that might make a difference in the amount of heat generated?

BTW, what is your impression of unit otherwise?

Be Well,

Rayzers

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

According the the Garmin

According the the Garmin tech I talked with he has an 850 and has not experienced any heat problem and as far as Garmin is now aware of any heat issue. It only happened when using the MSN receiver charger. It does not happen when I plug it into the usb port on my PC. I miss some of the features I had with my 680 such as the attention tone and when you are using the view map, on the toolbar, it shows the street you are driving on and it never changes unless you turn onto another street, however in the map, it does show the individual streets as you drive by but I miss seeing them on the toolbar. I kind get a kick out of the voice activation, such as when I ask for blockbuster, it came back with blackberry, etc. but you need to have a quiet environment otherwise it does not respond, you just keep on trying to perfect you speech. Since I have cell phone that has voice activation (Razor), all I have to do now is just click the button to get the GPS attention and in a few prompts, the GPS dials the phone number, real nice feature.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

So far 880 is a real cool unit

......and I also have the MSN Direct antenna/12v cord combo.

I have not noticed it overheating, and I've been very aware of the observations made about it in several threads.

I have my voice prompts set up with the remote on the steering wheel. However, I am not too sure that it is as trouble free as first imagined. You do have to look at the screen to see if it is ready to accept your command; you have to read the small numbers of the options (1...2...3...4) and speak those unless you know the words they identify. If you have to carry on a prompted conversation,then you probably will take your eyes off the road. I'd not want to be ordering pizza or booking a room while I'm knee deep in traffic anyway, and would use the voice prompt at a less busy time.

I have a Blackberry which pairs nicely with the 880 and I have made one call through it. I do not have the 880 tuned to the FM radio, just on its pair of internal speakers, so I was not sharing my business with the neighborhood.

My husband thinks I am a fruitcake because I love gadgets so much. But I've been a Garmin user since the days of Loran C....on the water then.

My only concern right now with it is getting a set of MapSource maps for my computer...I did not get a disk with my unit. I swear I cannot tell where to find them. Currently, I am using Google Earth Plus on my computer and choosing to format lat/lon with decimal minutes.

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

I HAVE THE GARMIN 850. IT'S THE SAME AS THE 880 BUT NO BLUETOOTH

I HAVE THE GARMIN 850. IT'S THE SAME AS THE 880 BUT NO BLUETOOTH. SPEECH RECOGNITION IS AWESOME. I PREVIOUSLY OWNED THE TOMTOM 930 WHICH ALSO HAS SPEECH RECOGNITION.

THE GARMIN 850 BLOWS THE TOMTOM 930 AWAY 100% AS FAR AS THE SPEECH RECOGNITION FEATURE GOES. TRUST ME. THE ONLY FLAW I CAN TELL YOU GUYS - IS THAT THE VOLUME AT 100% IS ABOUT A 85% LEVEL. HOPEFULLY GARMIN WILL HAVE AN UPDATE TO CORRECT THIS.

I GOT MY GARMIN 850 AT BEST BUY FOR AROUND $810 MINUS THE TAX - THANKS TO MY $50 OFF GARMIN COUPON..i HAVE COUPONS THAT ARE ONLY FOR GARMIN GPS THAT WILL EXPIRE THIS DECEMBER IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED. I CAN EMAIL THEM TO YOU...

GARMIN USUALLY DROPS DOWN THE PRICE IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS. MAYBE THIS LABOR DAY WHO KNOWS.... THERE IS A LITTLE TRICK THAT YOU CAN PERFORM ON THE MIC GAIN. IF YOU SET THE MIC GAIN TO 85% THE GARMIN 850 WILL PIC UP YOUR VOICE, EVEN WHEN YOU TALK LOW. AMAZING. IT COMES WITH A LITLE REMOTE CONTROL THAT YOU CAN PUT ON THE STEERING WHEEL WHEN YOU WANT TO SPEAK. THE NAVIGATION 2009 MAPS ARE DEAD ON TRACK.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS DEVICE OF COURSE IS THE SPEECH RECOGNITION AND THE FLAWLESS NAVIGATION. I MUST SAY IT TRULY IS EXPENSIVE. I DID NOT WANT BLUETOOTH. WHY PAY ALMOST $200 MORE DOLLARS WHEN MY NUMBER ONE REASON TO GET THE DEVICE WAS FOR EASE OF GPS NAVIGATION.

I MENTIONED IN ANOTHER POST THAT I WISH THIS HAD LANE GUIDANCE LIKE THE PREVIOUS TOMTOM 930 I HAD. LANE GUIDANCE IS A 3D POP UP FEATURE THAT DISPLAYS AN ARROW ON WHICH WAY YOU SHOULD DRIVE WHEN YOU APPROACH A MULTIDIRECTIONAL ROUTE WHILE DRIVING.

SORRY FOR THE CAPS. I HOPE MY INFO WAS HELPFUL TO ALL INTERSTED IN THIS DEVICE...

LUIGUY

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Garmin Nuvi 850 GPS. Garmin 2009 Maps.

It's Business

jennyzita wrote:

I know that technology moves faster than some of my dates, but why can't Garmin sell software updates to existing units rather than require a brand new unit?
Jen

Because they make more money that way. You're right, they should make the software available but with more competition, they need to make more sales on the high mark-up/high-profit models to offset the thin margins on the 200 series.

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I don't know where I'm going or remember where I've been...without Garmin.

I want one but I'm waiting....

Garmin is strictly enforcing MAP pricing on the 880. That means the retailer sells it for the price Garmin says or that retailer "suddenly" finds any new product orders are "back-ordered" by Garmin. They could also lose their Garmin dealership.

Around Christmas, they turn something of a blind eye to MAP pricing and that's when you'll see it for hundreds of dollars less in the stores and even better on eBay.

By then, they'll also have the bugs out of the software...especially the voice recognition, and if you hold off registering it until closer to the next map update, you'll be able to get the map update for free.

I can live with my 360 until then.

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I don't know where I'm going or remember where I've been...without Garmin.

Nuvi 850

The secound week in June I was on Circuit City's web site looking at the 760 and the 850. I don't know if it was an error but they listed the 850 on sale for $359.99. I printed out the page and went to my local Circuit City store and they ordered it for me at that price. I have had it for about 3 weeks now and use it every were. I travel between Arizona and California and the VR comes in handy. Garmin is still working some bugs out but over the years I have had Garmin units they seam to get the updates out when there is a complaint. GPS Passion has a good forum going about some of the problems and fixes with the 8XX. I have learned allot from this site.