The latest premium navigation device from Garmin sports a trimmer, slicker design and adds some cool new features and refinements to the top-rated Nüvi 600 series. The best part: These improvements won’t cost you any more than the 660’s price of $799-making the Nüvi 760 is our favorite.
One of the slimmest GPS devices on the market, the Nüvi 760 sports an attractive charcoal-grey bezel and a bright, wide 4.3-inch display. Among the most welcome enhancements to the 760 is the addition of multisegment routing (for up to ten routes), an indispensable feature for long road trips. The device will also automatically remember its last position when you remove it from the mounting bracket, so you’ll never lose your car in the parking lot again.
While test-driving the Nüvi 760, I discovered another new feature: speed-limit postings. On major roads, a speed-limit sign will pop up on the map view if the data is available.
The Nüvi 760 comes preloaded with Navteq-based maps for the United States and Canada, as well as a POI database on its internal 2GB of memory. It also has Bluetooth, an MP3 player, a picture viewer, and an SD card slot.
This version of Garmin’s Nüvi adds a number of useful enhancements to the already capable 660. If you’re in the market for a loaded navigation device, the Nüvi 760 is an excellent choice.Garmin Nüvi 760 ReviewPrice range: $799 listCheck This Out:TomTom GO 720: A GPS that’s Always Up to DateNetropa Intellinav 3: GPS That’s Priced to MoveNavigon 7100: Zagat for the Road