Garmin announced today the introduction of three new models, the nuvi 750, nuvi 760 and nuvi 770. These units marry the slimmer form factor of the nuvi 200W series with the high-end features of the nuvi 650, 660 and 670.
What is perhaps the biggest improvement isn’t even mentioned in the news release though. The spec sheet says that, unlike other nuvis, these new units will store up to 10 routes, and will "auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route)." Finally!
UPDATE: The Garmin nuvi 700 series will also record tracklogs, and MSN Direct services can be added as an option. This is true for all three models — the 750, 760 and 770.
A couple of other minor features have been added – the nuvi 700 series will show speed limits for many interstates and highways. They will also help drivers find their car in an unfamiliar spot or crowded parking lot, by automatically marking the position in which they were last removed from the windshield mount.
All three units will include an FM transmitter to stream directions and MP3 files to your car’s stereo. The 760 and 770 will include Bluetooth for hands free cell phone use and an FM traffic receiver with a three month subscription. The 770 will include maps of Europe, in addition to the pre-loaded maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico found in the 750 and 760.
My only question is how long before we see a nuvi 780 with MSN Direct services?
The nuvi 750, nuvi 760 and nuvi 770 are expected to be available in September 2007 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $599.99, $799.99 and $999.99, respectively.