UPDATE: MSN Direct is ceasing operations on January 1, 2012.
UPDATE 2: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide.
- Multi-destination routing
- Automatic sorting of multiple destinations to provide an efficient route
- Tracklog recording
- Speed limit display for many interstates and highways
- The newer internal antenna found on the nuvi 200 series
- Automatic marking of your last position when the unit is turned off (to help you find your car in mega-mall parking lots)
- A "Where am I" safety feature that gives your current location,
nearest address, nearest intersection, along with quick access to POIs
for the nearest hospitals, police stations and gas stations
The nuvi 760 has all the same features as the 780, minus the MSN Direct receiver (which is available as an optional add on for the 760 and other 700 series models).
Check out our Garmin nuvi comparison chart for more info on the nuvi 780 feature set.
More Garmin nuvi 780 reviews
- Several consumer-authored Garmin nuvi 780 reviews have been posted at GPS Now.
- Consumer-authored Garmin nuvi 780 reviews have also been posted at Amazon.
- GPS Lodge has posted a detailed Garmin nuvi 780 review.
- GPS Magazine reviews the nuvi 780, giving it a 4.8 out of 5 star rating.
- About.com gives a 4 out of 5 star rating in their Garmin nuvi 780 review
- Boston.com compares the nuvi 780 to the Dash Express and TomTom 930.
- I'll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other Garmin nuvi 780 resources
- A PDF version of the Garmin nuvi 780 owners manual
- GPSInformation.net compares the nuvi 780 to the nuvi 680
- A nuvi 700 series message forum
- There is also a Garmin nuvi message forum at GpsPasSion
- And another nuvi forum at GPS Review
- Confused about the wide range of nuvi models? Check out this handy Garmin auto GPS comparison tool or use my own Garmin nuvi comparison chart
- An MSN Direct coverage map that allows you to search by zip code
- GpsPasSion compares the nuvi 780 to the TomTom GO 930T, in a cross-country trip
- The official Garmin nuvi 780 web page
- Five tips for nuvi newbies
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- Find the low price on a Garmin nuvi 780 at GPS Now, where shipping is free on orders over $99 (and the upgrade to overnight shipping is dirt cheap!); order by 5 p.m. Central Time for same day shipment.
- Check the current Garmin nuvi 780 price at Amazon.
- Get the
Garmin nuvi 780 Portable Bluetooth Automotive GPS System with MSN Direct
at TigerGPS, where you get free shipping on orders above $250.
- Get the Garmin nuvi 780 for an amazing price on eBay.