Garmin nüvi 750
Manufacturer: Garmin Part number: 0100065720
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CNET editors' review
price range: $289.99
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 03/05/2008
- Released on: 01/01/2008
The good: The Garmin Nuvi 750 portable navigation system features text-to-speech functionality and useful location features that help you find nearby services. The system also has a wide screen, a built-in transmitter, and other travel tools.
The bad: The Nuvi 750 was occasionally sluggish to alert us to turns and with route recalculations. It's also a bit pricey.
The bottom line: The Garmin Nuvi 750 delivers beautifully on almost every front, but the portable navigation system hits a speed bump with its sluggish performance.
Horrible Signal if you live in Capital City with big building, trees, and big houses!
by jlingo527 on January 27, 2008
Pros: Multi Routing, Where Am I, Where do I Park,
Cons: POOR Signal in certain cities.
Summary: I love Garmin, I have used 300 and 400 series before I decided to go and buy Nuvi 750. I thought it was pretty cool to get rid of those ...
Summary: I love Garmin, I have used 300 and 400 series before I decided to go and buy Nuvi 750. I thought it was pretty cool to get rid of those flip up antenna. I was also interested with the better software features such as "multiple routing(Plan Ahead) and Where am I?" I used this GPS in few countries and few cities by now.
I would say Nuvi 750 HAS GOT THE WORST SIGNAL RECEIVER out of all other Garmin models I have tried. Don't get me wrong. When I was in California and Nevada for a few weeks, I thought the signal Nuvi 750 was marvelous. I was able to lock into the satellite fairly quickly within minutes. But the minute I drove to downtown LA, I started to experience signal problem.
I also felt the problem was growing when I was driving in Montreal Canada. It took almost 15minutes to lock into the satellite in the car. But The worst was when I took this Nuvi 750 to Jakarta, Indonesia which considered to be a very crowded, polluted, and heavy traffic with high building city. I WAS IN MADNESS. In LA, it took me only a few minutes to lock into the satellite, but in Jakarta especially when I was inside a moving car, I couldn't lock in at all, even after ½ hour of placing Nuvi 750 on the dashboard. Once, I got the signal locked in, I still experienced a lot of "loss satellite reception" problem.
I didn't experience this problem with previous Nuvi models with flipped up antenna.
The Good News is: The problem could be rectified COMPLETELY by buying GA25 MCX Garmin external antenna. It's such an exceptional antenna for the price. Now, I could even get signal with Nuvi 750 in the building, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Honestly, if you live in the city, it's very hard for me to recommend Nuvi 750. Better get 600 series. I'm not sure if 800 series has the same problem. Signal is a very IMPORTANT part of GPS. Without signal, no matter how good the features your GPS have, you won't be able to use it at all.
10 out of 10 users found this user opinion helpful.
by Cybertom1 on May 3, 2008
Pros: A BIG BRIGHT Screen and Easy to use
Cons: Weak FM transmitter
Summary: I recently purchased the Nuvi 750 and used it to drive 450 miles from Cleveland to Downtown Manhattan. It worked flawlessly and despite a mistake or two on my part ...
Summary: I recently purchased the Nuvi 750 and used it to drive 450 miles from Cleveland to Downtown Manhattan. It worked flawlessly and despite a mistake or two on my part the unit quickly recalculated and I was back on track. Now I can travel with complete confidence and the freedom to go anywhere effortlessly.
A week later I took it on a trip to Vegas where it guided me from the airport to the Mirage Hotel including navigating the parking lot. That same day it took me to the Hoover Dam. 4-days later I used it to find Red Rock Canyon where it knew about every little path there was for a car to follow. I don't know what more you could expect from a GPS.
I have read a few reviews where there were complaints about the recalculation speed. My recommendation is to load the Garmin WebUpdater on your computer and let it update both the firmware and software of the device. How can anyone expect this device to perform at peak efficiency if it’s not updated with the latest firmware/software?
Mine works like a champ. It’s the best purchase I have made in a long time!
8 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
As good as it gets for an auto GPS unit
by alariegerard on November 6, 2007
Pros: Intuitive controls, great screen, awesome accuracy, well built sturdy bracket
Cons: near useless FM transmitter, outer plastic case may be fragile
Summary: I have owned a Quest for three years and have been extremely satisfied. The Quest still does things that the Nuvi does not do. However, the Nuvi 750's big ...
Summary: I have owned a Quest for three years and have been extremely satisfied. The Quest still does things that the Nuvi does not do. However, the Nuvi 750's big viewing surface an the touch screen controls won me over. In addition, the 750 does multiple via points and can save multiple routes(just like the Quest, not possible with the 300 and 600 Garmin series.
Earlier this year, I bought but returned a Tom Tom 720 because of poor accuracy, a too busy viewing screen and a flimsy mounting bracket. The Nuvi 750 was worth the wait.
8 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
First GPS Unit
by browninggold on February 15, 2008
Pros: Ready to go out of the box
Cons: Can be pricey, but BB did price match
Summary: First GPS unit. Checked 600 series, 700 series, and the 350. Read alot of reviews and went with this Nuvi 750. Did not need bluetooth capabilities but like the extra ...
Summary: First GPS unit. Checked 600 series, 700 series, and the 350. Read alot of reviews and went with this Nuvi 750. Did not need bluetooth capabilities but like the extra benefits of the 750 over the other units. GPS catches satellite signal very quickly. Re-routes in a hurry and features such as where am I? is a plus. Tells immediate direction to police, hospital, fire if needed. Also when unhooked from car mount will remember where your vehicle is at if you put in pedestrian mode, handy if you are ina large parking arena sports, shopping etc...ten routes is nice feature. Voice is easy to understand even when not hooked to fm radio, that works excellent also in your car. Text to speech is great feature you do not have to look at the unit, overall very happy with purchase.
5 out of 5 users found this user opinion helpful.
You get what you pay for
by junkie4fame on March 6, 2008
Pros: Cheap, usually reliable, good battery life
Cons: Slow, sometimes offers odd routes
Summary: Good deal for the $$, but you get what you pay for. The reception has been great in Phoenix/Metro up to Vegas and Cali. I have not once, even while ...
Summary: Good deal for the $$, but you get what you pay for. The reception has been great in Phoenix/Metro up to Vegas and Cali. I have not once, even while in a mountain pass, lost reception. Battery lasts several days with moderate use. It's usually very accurate however sometimes it gives you strange, non efficient routes, and usually by the time it recalculates your direction you've missed your turn. I would advise this unit for light travel and to navigate a city that you are somewhat familiar with.
5 out of 7 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great price at $174.....great screen
by vanjaylen on April 20, 2009
Pros: Good sized screen, touch sensitive, Text to speech is excellent. Solid mount. Works every time,but takes a little getting used to.
Cons: No user manual supplied...have to download it, via Acrobat.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Really nice unit, Great display, Extra features make seal the deal
by reeltime on July 21, 2008
Pros: Bluetooth, Interface, Deep resources, Traffic!
Cons: Nothing major
Summary: I bought this unit for my wife. Let's stop right there for a second. My wife is not technologically inclined. She hates tech things. She's managed to use ...
Summary: I bought this unit for my wife. Let's stop right there for a second. My wife is not technologically inclined. She hates tech things. She's managed to use the GPS, the handsfree interface with her phone, the traffic updates, calculator, and even the link up to her radio for audio playback. That's really impressive. It speaks volumes about how committed Garmin is to the user experience.
The screen is crisp, bright, and easy to figure out. The 3D mapping is the best I've seen. I use a Pioneer with NavTraffic, and this unit is better at 1/4 the price.
Don't dismiss the extra features. We're in California, and there's a handsfree cell phone law. This unit marries to most cell phones, and can even send a radio signal on an FM frequency for amplification of calls.
Traffic reports come in over the car charger, and they seem pretty accurate.
Battery life is terrific. I can't find much wrong with the unit. The cell phone hookup could have better audio I suppose, but it does its job pretty darn well.
It's a good piece of technology, and worth the price (got this unit for under $300 dollar at CostCo on sale).
It's a buy.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Slow and strange routes
by mal12561 on March 7, 2008
Pros: large touch screen, bright
Cons: slow to tell you when a turn is coming
Summary: My first GPS and a bit of a disappointment. Traveling at 65 mph on 3-4 lane roads it's not nice to tell me just a few seconds before I ...
Summary: My first GPS and a bit of a disappointment. Traveling at 65 mph on 3-4 lane roads it's not nice to tell me just a few seconds before I need to be in a certain lane. Also some of the routes it picks are nuts. I still haven't figured out it's logic in route selection changing fastest/shortest hasn't helped with some mysterious routes it's tried to send me on. I'm hopeful some system upgrade will help but I'm not expecting we'll see much improvement in this model unless enough people complain.
2 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
High end garmin at a Tom Tom price!
by jonsforeal on September 16, 2010
Pros: This GPS works great everytime. I use this all the time. This unit has never let me down from Pa to FL many many many times! I
Cons: Some times it has a hard time picking up signal in the house when I try to pre program my route. It does have all the normal signal limitations that every GPS has.
Summary: All in all you can not go wrong with this unit for the money. Way better than any Tom Tom. Not to mention its really cool showing off your high ...
Summary: All in all you can not go wrong with this unit for the money. Way better than any Tom Tom. Not to mention its really cool showing off your high end GPS. I wanted a high end gps with high end function but really couldnt afford it. This gps allowed me to have to have the best of both worlds.These had a big price tag when they came out, prices have really dropped. I paid under $200.00 and its been going strong for more than 3 years! I have used this in many big cities and never no problems. DC, ATL, MIA, HRB, all up and down the east coast from PA to FL. Love it Love it Love it!
We love it!
by park2009 on July 20, 2009
Pros: Extremely easy to use...voice clear and audible. Kept transmission signal very well in spite of where we were (forest and mountains). Trip recalculation was very quick.
Cons: Key board a little cumbersome.
Summary: We went camping in NC...it got us from SC to the NC mountains through the treacherous route 80, straight to the camp ground with pin point accuracy. We could ...
Summary: We went camping in NC...it got us from SC to the NC mountains through the treacherous route 80, straight to the camp ground with pin point accuracy. We could not have asked for better results!
- Manufacturer: Garmin
- Part number: 0100065720
- Description: Sleek and wide, nüvi 750 leads the way with advanced navigation features, a colorful widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter, a travel kit and more. Like the rest of the wide nüvi 700-series, its premium navigation capabilities, like route planning and a handy locator, give you peace of mind on the go. With nüvi 750'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. nüvi 750 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 nüvi 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, nüvi 750 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. The European version even includes a preloaded safety camera database containing locations of cameras for parts of Europe.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Recommended Use Automotive
- Preloaded Maps North America
- Integrated Components Digital player
- Card Reader SD Memory Card
- Interface USB
- Functions & Services Automatic route navigation
- Traffic TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
- Voice Street name announcement,
- Included Software MapSource City Navigator North America NT
- Features Built-in FM modulator,
2D / 3D map perspective,
Built-in microphone ,
- Type TFT - Color - Yes
- Diagonal Size 4.3 in - Widescreen
- Resolution 480 x 272
- Display Illumination Yes
- Features Anti-glare
- Waypoints 500
- Routes 10
- Waypoints per route 10
- Trip Computer Fast/short route,
Avoid toll roads,
- Supported Audio Formats MP3
- Supported Image Formats JPG
- Connector Type USB
- Type Lithium ion
- Run Time (Up To) 5 hour(s)
- Design Features FM,
MP3 player ,
Audio book player ,
Picture viewer ,
Travel clock ,
Currency converter ,
- Included Accessories USB cable,
Automotive windshield mount
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 4.8 in
- Depth 0.8 in
- Height 3 in
- Weight 6.7 oz
Street name announcement,
Street name announcement,
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