Garmin nüvi 755/755T 4.3 Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic Review
Garmin is dedicated in building up its nüvi 7xx portable navigator series with Garmin nüvi 755/755T 4.3 Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic.
A number of handy routing and communication features are added to nüvi 755T aside from its impressive list of specs which include text-to-speech capability, 4.3-inch widescreen display, media player and FM transmitter which transmits audio including directions, audiobook and MP3 music from the GPS to car radio.
The model number of the unit itself is 755. The letter ‘T’ refers to the additional Traffic Receiver component which is included in the box thus naming the device ‘755T’.
Integrated Traffic Receiver
Avoid the traffic with nuvi 755T’s integrated GTM 20 FM traffic receiver which is designed to receive alerts about road construction and traffic tie-ups that might lie ahead on your route.
This feature doesn’t need additional hardware to be installed nor does it need subscriptions. Simply open the box, turn it on and immediately get access to traffic updates for free.
Touching the screen to view traffic details, you’ll be ready to detour around any possible problem area. Should you end up missing a turn, or if you’re forced into an unrelayed detour, the unit’s sophisticated automatic routing will get you back on your route.
The traffic broadcast is received through silent FM data channel so it doesn’t interfere with music or news programs on car radio.
HotFix™ Satellite Prediciton
For a device to navigate effectively, it needs to get a ‘lock’ on three satellites. With Garmin’s HotFix technology, GPS becomes capable of remembering the position of all satellites it is tracking when it is turned off. Upon turning it on, it easily locates the satellites that it previously tracked.
Garmin’s nüvi 755T is preloaded with City Navigator NT North America which covers map data. It contains almost 6 million of points of interest such as restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc. The map data is powered by NAVTEQ, a renowned maker of premium-quality digital map data.
The City North America NT provides the necessary road data to travel North America as it provides the most detailed street maps which enable you to navigate with accurate road directions.
Garmin’s nüvi 755T has 4.3-inch backlit wide touchscreen. It displays 70% more screen area than a navigator with only 3.5 inches of screen. The wide screen is beneficial in showing the nearby restaurants, parks, gas stations, ATM machines and the like. It also alerts you when there’s a detour ahead and it has 2D or 3D perspective views.
The touchscreen display has anti-glare feature which provides ease of viewing during the day even in broad daylight. It automatically changes its color profile for comfortable viewing at night or in a dim light.
This device has theft prevention system. When a non-owner attempts to use it, the screen asks for 4-digit PIN number which was previously programmed by the owner. Pressing the wrong PIN temporarily disables the device from performing its functions.
This GPS Navigator has a ‘Screen lock’ feature which prevents the unit from unintentional touches. Sliding the ‘power’ key to the right locks the screen and the screen goes gray/black after 15 seconds. This also helps in saving battery life.
Sliding the ‘power’ key to the center unlocks the screen. This feature is beneficial when the user is in pedestrian mode because the unit doesn’t react to ac
Garmin nüvi 755T has Lane Guidance feature. This allows you to view what lane you should be in for upcoming turns. You will see photo-realistic screen with the new 3D Lane Assist Junction View which displays the road detail and signs.
This device has Text-to-speech feature which automatically calls out specific name of streets. Instead of saying the usual ‘turn right in 200 feet’ alert, it specifically says ‘turn right on Main Street’.
This awesome feature allows drivers to have their eyes focused on the road while they are navigating through tricky roadways and heavy traffic.
This feature allows you to enter several spots into the unit and it will plot the fastest possible route. It then allows you to save up to 10 different routes. The trip log of the unit provides trail of up to 10,000 points so you can trace where you have been in the map.
Designed For Ease
This device is made with a GPS receiver that is highly sensitive for ideal accuracy. It has wide screen for better display and provides ease of operation by controlling the device through its sensitive touchscreen with your fingers.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is capable of up to 4 hours of power. The SD card slot is great for storing media and additional navigation tools. It also has USB interface for loading data.
Aside from navigation tools, Garmin’s nüvi 755T has JPEG picture viewer, MP3 player, Garmin games, free Garmin garage download, panoramic pictures download, measurement converter, calculator, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter and more.
Below are the pros and cons of the Garmin nüvi 755/755T as experienced by its users.
Users’ Positive Comments
- Garmin is solid rock in terms of routing and traffic. They have taken the art to the net level with this unit.
- This device updates every few seconds with the exact address when you drive.
- All features are usable right out of the box.
- The map design is very pleasing to the eyes.
- The language guidance is very useful. Keep right/left command can stand alone.
- Many Points of Interest and the ability to store POIs that are not listed gets good result.
- Really good calculation. It also recalculates at blazing speed.
- Text to Voice really allows you to keep your eyes on the road and gives you peace of mind that you are turning in the right place.
- Local speed limit is always posted with current speed nearby. Very useful.
- The traffic feature is extremely useful and information is easy to access. The much discussed ads will not be an issue.
- Mounting and connecting were first rate. The windshield suction worked very well as did the unit power adapter and cable.
Users’ Negative Comments
- The turn warning distance is way too short at 0.2 miles.
- It has no ability to exclude particular streets from a route. (You can set it to avoid tolls or highways though).
- Initial estimate of arrival time is a complete farce in every single test. It estimates a standard 45-minute trip to be only 25 minutes.
5 Stars 38%, 4 Stars 27%, 3 Stars 16%, 2 Stars 7%, 1 Star 12%
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