Garmin nüvi 770
Product Code: 010-00657-01
Ireland, UK, Europe, North America maps
- Latest MapSource City Navigator NT 2008 (v10) preloaded
- Map data includes: Ireland, UK, Europe & North America
- Large 4.3" diagonal, WQVGA TFT with white backlight
- FM Transmitter
- Full route planning with multi-stop (A to B to C) navigation
- Automaticly sorts multiple destinations (providing the most direct route)
- Bluetooth for hands-free calling with compatible Bluetooth phones
- Integrated traffic receiver* (only available in certain European countries)
- Intuitive easy-to-use navigation - touchscreen, voice prompts (text to speech)
- 2D/3D map display
- "Where Am I" function remembers where you parked your car
- Automatic re-routing
- MP3 player, audio books, JPEG viewer and more
- Travel and Language guide options
Product Screen Shots
- nüvi 770
- Integrated FM TMC traffic receiver
- 12-24 volt vehicle power cable
- Vehicle suction cup mount
- Carry case
- USB interface cable
- Dashboard disk
- Quick reference guide
Product DetailThe nüvi 770 is preloaded with street level maps for Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America, Bluetooth® for hands-free calling, a built-in FM transmitter that allows you to wirelessly transmit audio, including MP3s and phonecalls through the vehicle's stereo system and multi-stop A-to-B-to-C navigation with route planning that automatically sorts your destination to provide an efficient route.
Excellent MappingThe Garmin nüvi 770 is preloaded with the latest Mapsource® City Navigator NT 2008 street-level maps for Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America. Based on Q2, 2007 Navteq map data, there is street-level detail for every town and village in the country. Specifically for Ireland, there is a much more extensive POI database, updated road details including new by-passes and motorway extensions and a number of corrections including road-naming that makes this release the most comprehensive to date.
Navigation FeaturesThe Garmin nüvi 770 has a new feature that allows you to enter multiple destinations or stop-overs on your journey and it will automatically sort these to provide you with an efficient route. You can also plan and save up to 10 routes. This means that you can do all your route planning before heading off on your journey which is invaluable when doing deliveries or sales calls or even planning your next holiday. Other features include automatic re-routing, clear text-to-speech voice prompts (i.e. speaks street names e.g. 'Turn left onto Blackthorn road in 50 metres'), 2D and 3D map perspective, a 4.3" diagonal touchscreen, an extensive points of interest database with the ability to add your own POI files.
Hands-free CallingSimilar to the popular features of the nüvi 660, the nüvi 760 has Bluetooth® wireless capability which means that the GPS can act as a mobile phone hands-free in your car or hire car. You can also use the nüvi 770 to send and receive SMS text messages.
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:||4.8"W x 3.0"H x .8"D (12.2 x 7.6 x 2.0 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||480 x 272 pixels|
|Display type:||WQVGA color TFT with white backlight|
|Weight:||6.2 ounces (190 g)|
|Battery life:||up to 5 hours|
|RoHS version available:||yes|
Maps & Memory:
|Preloaded maps:||yes (transatlantic)|
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards:||SD card (not included)|
|Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):||yes (internal speaker)|
|Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") :||yes|
|3D map view:||yes|
|Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):||yes|
|Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):||yes|
|Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):||yes|
|Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):||yes|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):||yes|
|Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology:||yes|
|FM traffic compatible:||yes|
|XM Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible:||no|
|MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible:||yes|
|Audio book player:||yes|
|Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation):||yes|
|World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator:||yes|
|Headphone jack/audio line-out:||yes|
|Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):||yes|
|Additional:||This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.|
VerdictAs the replacement for the best selling nüvi 6xx series, the 7xx series is a lighter, thinner version with an integrated GPS receiver.
A major benefit is the addition of mutli-stop routing where you can enter in multiple destinations at the same time, optimise the route (i.e. works out the best route for you) and save up to 10 routes for re-use.
The FM transmitter is a standard feature however feedback is mixed with some customers finding the quality of the transmitted sound affected by local radio station transmissions.
Bluetooth in general works well. It is essential that you keep the Bluetooth firmware on both the GPS and your mobile phone up to date otherwise dropped connections and poor sound quality between the phone and sat nav may occur.
Vehicle Options. Unlike earlier models, the nüvi 770 does not have a 'Truck' vehicle option. The only practical solution at present is to avail of Irish Rail bridge height information available from www.mypois.ie.
Quality in general is very high and we would have no problem recommeding this unit. There was a batch of units with a software bug that results in a 'Can't unlock maps' error. (Anyone who purchases a nüvi 770 from us and come across this error, send the sat nav back to us and we will replace it immediately).