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(based on 1 ratings)
Brand: Garmin
Located in: Automotive GPS
Go wide and get MSN Direct with n?vi 780. This navigator has it all advanced navigation features, a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and hands-free calling plus real-time local weather, traffic, movie times, stock information, gas prices and news and local events. Like the rest of the wide n?vi 700-series, its premium navigation capabilities, like route planning and a handy locator, give you peace of mind on the go.

Get Enhanced MSN Direct

With next-generation dynamic content from MSN Direct, n?vi 780 is one resourceful personal travel assistant. Using the included receiver and free trial service? to MSN Direct, you can check the weather, avoid traffic backups, compare local gas prices, get enhanced movie listings, stock information, news and local events when you travel with your unit. Even plan trips from the convenience of your computer, via Windows Live Local, and wirelessly send locations to n?vi 780.

See More

With n?vi 780's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read from any direction.

Navigate With Ease

n?vi 780 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator? NT street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and n?vi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, n?vi 780 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.

Where Am I?

Keep track of yourself and your car with n?vi 780. Just tap "Where Am I?" to find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. n?vi 780 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with n?vi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls.

Plan Ahead

n?vi 780 includes advanced navigational features to take the worry out of traveling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 780's wide screen. In addition, n?vi 780 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for highways and Interstates. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.

Make Hands-free Calls

Talk about worry-free driving. n?vi 780 integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calling. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 780 while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with n?vi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak directly into its built-in microphone.

Take It With You

n?vi 780's high-sensitivity internal (non flip-up) antenna gives it a sleeker, thinner design than the n?vi 600-series, making it easy to slip in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or on foot.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. n?vi 780 includes many must have entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters and more. With n?vi 780's wireless FM transmitter? you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It's also compatible with optional FM traffic alerts and comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Optional plug-in SD cards let you add additional features to enhance your travel experience including language translation and detailed travel guides. Our SaversGuide provides information on nearby merchants offering discounts to customize your n?vi whether you?re traveling or close to home.

?Includes 3 months free MSN Direct service. Some services available only in select cities where coverage exists.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 1 review)
 
All the features you need
By ScooterVerified Reviewer from Denmark,Wi on 1/12/2009
Pros:
Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
Best Uses:
Faster Routes, Finding Specific Address, Geocaching, Planning Trips, Rural Navigation, Urban Navigation
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
How are you with directions:
Great w/Directions
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin nuvi 780 Street GPS System with MSN Direct:

This unit was recommended by someone who had done his homework. It has proved to be great.
Very fast satellite acquisition and updates. Easy to use menus and a nice sized screen. Extra info available and it plays MP3 files. Nice unit!

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