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Old 04-26-2019, 07:49 AM   #15
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Learning Basecamp opens the full capability of these Garmin devices.
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What are the differences between the 770 and 780?
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:30 PM   #17
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Learning Basecamp opens the full capability of these Garmin devices.
Yep, I agree. I don't plan a route, in the device itself. I use Basecamp, and then just upload the destinations/waypoints into my Garmin 760. The device has real-time traffic - BaseCamp doesn't. Sometimes the routes don't always match up.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:41 PM   #18
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Dang you people, I'm perfectly happy with the two RV760-s we've had for years and ignored the 770's, but NOW you're tempting me with a 780 ?!?!



Dang you !
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I can't find it anywhere on the web but does the 780 have lifetime maps like my 760 and 770 have?
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:35 PM   #20
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New GPS

First thing to do: Download the 24 page e-manual and print it out. Read it and play with the buttons. Many features. Take Notes.
Base Camp (on website) is complicated and time consuming, however it is very precise. Trip Planner (in the GPS) is easy to use and I will learn them both.
QUESTION: Google maps shows the roads but not the GPS coordinates, Google Earth shows the Coordinates but not the roads. Can either one show both the roads and the coordinates ?
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To get coordinates on Google Maps simply find something you are interested in, right key your mouse and select Whats Here? A popup window will appear and give you the name and coordinates. If you hover your mouse over the coordinates in the popup window and left key your mouse it will to to a window in Google Maps giving you the street address if it has one and any photos that might be associated with the location.




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By the way the pdf of the 780 is 30 pages. Not sure about the one with 24.




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If you are using your phone or maybe an iPad on Google Maps hold your finger on an area you want to check on and it will Drop a Pin on that location. The Dropped Pin window will then show you coordinates and try to resolve the address if it can. Also any associated photos of that location will appear.




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What are the differences between the 770 and 780?
Good question, I've been thinking about buying the 770 but am now wondering about the 780. For some reason the Garmin site has the two units on different pages which apparently prevents you from using the compare function. I manually compared the specs pages and found three minor differences, which are highlighted below in bold italics. The 780 is currently selling for $399.99 and the 770 for $299.99. I don't see that the spec differences justify the $100 difference but there may be functional or user interface differences that aren't apparent in the specs:

General

Physical dimensions 6.8”W x 3.9”H x 0.7”D (17.3 x 9.9 x 1.9 cm)
Display size 6.0"W x 3.5"H (15.2 x 8.9 cm); 6.95" diag (17.7 cm)
Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display type multi-touch, glass, WSVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight
780: 8.45 oz (239.6 g) 770: 8.57 oz (243 g)

Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 1 hour

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
Includes map updates
Data cards microSD™ card (not included)
3-D buildings and terrain (780 Only)

Camera Features

Backup camera compatible yes (BC™ 30)

Navigation Features

Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance
Millions of Foursquare® points of interest
TripAdvisor® ratings for points of interest
Route shaping through preferred cities/streets
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Includes traffic
Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs)
Bluetooth® calling
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light and speed camera warnings and more

Advanced Features

Smart notifications via app
Wi-Fi® map and software updates
Access to live services via app
LiveTrack via app (770 Only)

RV Features

Specialized RV routing
RV Parks & Services directory
Road elevations
Speed limit changes
State border notices - RV
Sunrise/sunset times - RV
Mile marker info - RV
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"To get coordinates on Google Maps simply find something you are interested in, right key your mouse and select Whats Here? A popup window will appear and give you the name and coordinates. If you hover your mouse over the coordinates in the popup window and left key your mouse it will to to a window in Google Maps giving you the street address if it has one and any photos that might be associated with the location.:

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I can't find it anywhere on the web but does the 780 have lifetime maps like my 760 and 770 have?


Yes it does have lifetime map updates. I used the built in WiFi update process on mine a couple of times already. It’s had two firmware updates and one map update since I received it last week. In that menu there is a field for firmware and a one for maps. You just place a check mark on what you want to download. I didn’t time it but I think the WiFi update process is faster than my 760 connected to my MacBook.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:38 PM   #28
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Soooooo 770 or go for the 780 is my question?
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