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Old 07-17-2018, 03:40 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of purchasing a gps unit and this particular one seems to have the best reviews, anyone using it and like to share the good and bad?
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We have one and like it, not perfect but good
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:31 AM   #3
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We have had Garmin for 20 years......good, none are perfect. Make sure you get one with lifetime map updates...............
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We have one and like it.
As suggested above, make sure whatever you get has lifetime map updates.
We've got some sort of electronic navigation in all of our vehicles, we also have a road atlas in all of our vehicles. Don't blindly follow the GPS, if something seems a little 'off' stop and double check that what it's doing makes sense. These things are programmed by people, people make mistakes.
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I just purchased the new Garmin 785 LMT that was just released. It has a built in dash cam. I like the programming better than my old 760. I would have kept that one but sold it with my previous coach. - Ron
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I have the 770 and like the fact you don’t need a computer to update it. As a GPS it works great most of the time but like all they do sometimes come up with a head scratching error or weird route.
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I just purchased the new Garmin 785 LMT that was just released. It has a built in dash cam. I like the programming better than my old 760. I would have kept that one but sold it with my previous coach. - Ron
Hi Ron,

I have the 760 LTM and was thinking of "upgrading" to the 770 LTM as I believe the 760 is not an easy unit to use, IMO. Too many buttons to push, too many menus to get various trip data.

I never thought about getting a 785 LTM.......

Can you explain how it is easier to program versus the 760?

Thanks in advance.....

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With any GPS READ and understand the options you choose and always check the route before moving. 785 looks interesting. Yes GPS has some errors but the inputs are humans. A major number of "errors" are the misunderstanding of choices we input. A 200 mile round about might be faster than the 100 mile shorter route.

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I have the 770 and like the fact you donít need a computer to update it. As a GPS it works great most of the time but like all they do sometimes come up with a head scratching error or weird route.
We have a Garmin 770 and I haven't seen a way to update without a computer. How do you do that?
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Mine arrived in the mail yesterday. Another toy to play with for a few hours while watching TV.

I downloaded all of the updates over my home wifi. A message said it would take 2.5 hours, but it only took about 20 minutes. Maybe they assume a very slow network speed.
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