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Garmin nüvi 765T review

£227.39 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Garmin

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Despite costing £229, the Garmin nüvi 765T wipes the floor with similarly priced satnav devices in terms of value.

Despite costing £229, the Garmin nüvi 765T wipes the floor with similarly priced satnav devices in terms of value.

You get a TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver in the box with the Garmin nüvi 765T, photo-based navigation, Bluetooth for handsfree calls and an FM transmitter.

And the Garmin nüvi 765T's no dummy either - it even has a foreign-language dictionary. And the Garmin knows all about the six-car pile-up beyond the next junction and will steer you well clear.

Lane assistance feature pops up at complicated junctions just long enough for you to take notice and we found the Garmin nüvi 765T's 3D representations of key buildings and landmarks in cities an intuitive aid, too.

Safety camera alerts are preloaded and the Garmin nüvi 765T tells you the speed you should be travelling as you approach one. Another boon for legal sticklers: built-in Bluetooth connectivity lets you make and receive calls from a paired mobile handset using only the Garmin's touchscreen interface.

You don't get speech-to-text voice-recognition, which would completely obviate the need to take your hands from the wheel, but while this was a neat feature of the Garmin nüvi 765T's pricier sibling, we're aren't convinced this feature alone makes that device worth the extra cash.

As well as the photo viewing and audiobook and music playback options, there's a nüvi photo-navigation feature. You first need to register your Garmin nüvi 765T, then upload images from Google Panoramio. You can access geo-tagged snaps through the Picture Viewer or Favourites menu. This feature has potential if you have trouble recalling addresses, but calls for more forward planning than we'd like.

Build quality is good, with no hardware buttons on the Garmin nüvi 765T's slim casing save for a power/lock slider. The 4.3in screen is now a standard feature at this price point, and it's more than adequate for displaying information in a clear manner.

The interface itself is very simple, greeting the user with two large icons - 'Where to?' and 'View Map'. Settings and multimedia options can be found under the Garmin nüvi 765T's Tools menu, along with an ecoRoute feature that provides information about your average fuel economy.

A small windscreen mount makes use of a ball joint, letting you place the device at any angle you wish. The Garmin nüvi 765T's car charger plugs directly into this cradle, rather than to the device itself. We weren't as taken with it as with the TomTom's sleek EasyPort model, however, which holds the XL snug to the screen.

An SD Card is an optional extra if you plan to make frequent use of the multimedia features, although the internal memory seems rather generous with 1.24GB spare.

Garmin nüvi 765T Expert Verdict »


Garmin nüvi 765T reviews verified by Reevoo

Garmin nüvi 765TScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 35 reviews
4.3in (480x272) TFT
Navteq European maps
Bluetooth handsfree calls
3D City View
lane assist
ecoRoute
photo navigation
picture viewer
MP3 player
audiobook player
FM transmitter
windscreen mount
TMC receiver
car charger
USB charger
rechargeable lithium-ion battery
battery life: up to 3 hrs
supports SD (not included)
122x76x20mm
184g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Garmin nüvi 765T offers bags of value. With a simple-to-use interface and a TMC receiver in the box, getting to your destination in the least possible time will be easy even for novice navigators.

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