Garmin Nuvi 780 Review

Garmin Nuvi 780


The Garmin Nuvi 780 with MSN direct content gives you the latest traffic updates on your gps syste. Additional features like multi-destination routing and “Where Am I?” help to create a superior navigation device for business as well as casual drivers. As with all Garmin Nuvi’s, you get Garmin reliability, the fast satellite lock of an integrated high-sensitivity receiver, a slim, pocket-sized design with a gorgeous display, an easy, intuitive interface, and detailed NAVTEQ maps for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with more than 6 million name-searchable points of interest. All of the 700-series navigators also feature a rich array of features including spoken directions in real street names, integrated traffic receivers, MP3 player and photo viewer, and an FM transmitter that will play voice prompts, MP3s, audio books, and more, directly through your vehicle’s stereo system.

Why its good

  • Ease of Use – This system is so easy to use you do not have to read the manual. Just start it up and go.
  • MSN Direct – Great information resource that gets you up to date information like weather, news, fuel prices and movie listings.
  • Good Routing Engine – The system calculates the best routes for you. The engine used in Garmins are better than the ones in tomtom or magellan
  • Garmin WebUpdater – Garmin provides a very easy way to keep the gps system up to date
  • Text to Speech – The system announces the street names in a very nice natural voice.
  • Faster processor – Comes with a 333 Mhz processor for smoother map drawing and vehicle icon motion through turns
  • Easily transportable – Great form factor and design makes it fit in your pocket easily.
  • Where am I – Gives the user one-touch access to your current location, nearby hospitals, police, and gas stations.
  • Handsfree Bluetooth – It is very easy to pair you bluetooth devices to this system.


  • FM transmitter- The transmitter is very weak making this feature virtually useless.
  • Speaker is a little weak
  • MSN Direct data takes a long time to download before it is available for use

Bottom Line

The Garmin Nuvi 780 is a very good GPS System and when paired with MSN Direct service, it becomes a great system. You get accurate traffic reports and the gps system guides you through the mess easily and its route optimization engine always gives you a good efficient route. As for most Garmins the Garmin Nuvi 780 does a great job at the basics of gps navigation. We would recommend this machine to anyone looking for a gps system.

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In the Box

The following items are included in the box

  1. Garmin Nuvi 780
  2. EasyPort Suction Cup Mount
  3. Preloaded with maps of North America (United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico)
  4. MSN Direct receiver with integrated vehicle power cable
  5. 3 months free MSN Direct service
  6. Adhesive Disk
  7. User Guide
  8. Services and Accessories Guide
  9. Vehicle power cable
  10. USB Cable

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  1. Jason B

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