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Garmin Nuvi 755T Review

The Garmin Nuvi 755T has a lot of top -end features, if you can still find it on sale

Garmin nuvi 755T
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Our Verdict

The Garmin Nuvi is not your basic GPS, with an MP3 player, 3-D maps and text-to-speech features all on its rosta.

For

  • Maps for the US and Canada
  • Feature packed

Against

  • Sound difficult to hear

The Garmin Nuvi 755T helped to make the world of stopping into your local gas station and picking up a map for your trip across the United States a thing of the past. While it's no longer widely available - Garmin has discontinued the model - the Garmin Nuvi 755T is an upgrade from the Garmin Nuvi 750 which, in its time, was among the best car navigation system options you could find. 

If you are the kind of person that needs step by step directions on how to get to the local Wal-Mart or the kind of person that loves to trek across the US than the Garmin Nuvi 755T will be your best friend. The first and one of the most important things to look for when purchasing a GPS system is if the provider will produce accurate road maps and continue to update them. When a road is added or removed it should be updated on your GPS so you don’t end up on a dirt road that is supposed to be the quickest route to your appointment. As one of the top competitors in the GPS world today Garmin works extra hard to make sure every one of their products are up to date and accurate no matter where you find yourself.

For those planning on taking long trips being able to plan out where you want to go and if you want to take some historical stops along the way is a must have. The Garmin Nuvi 755T allows you to save up to 10 routes, specify via points and even preview each turn you’re going to take along the way. If you are the site seeing kind of person or big into history you are going to love the over 6 million POIs or points-of-interested, the majority of which have at least a picture to see if it is worth the time. Add in an additional 10,000 way points for a bread crumb trail and planning your perfect trip is the easiest part of your vacation.

Even if you have lived in the same state or even the same town your entire life, having a GPS system is worth looking into. One of the main features in today’s systems is the ability to detect and guide you around traffic jams so you won’t ever be late for work or an appointment. The Garmin Nuvi 755T has a built in FM receiver for up to date traffic information and also guide you around the problem areas and on your way. The FM receiver is wireless so you don’t have to worry about all those annoying cables and wires going all over your car causing even more of a mess. Along with the ability to work around traffic the Garmin Nuvi 755T has a feature which will guide you to the correct lanes so you don’t miss exits or an upcoming turn.

The Garmin Nuvi 755T is no longer just for finding your way while in the car. With its slim design and compact size you can easily remove the system from your car which fits comfortably in your pocket or purse so you can continue to find your way on foot. The “Where Am I?” feature displays information such as the closest hospital, gas station, police station or other emergency locations, along with the location of your car in case you forgot. This is perfect for those unfamiliar locations, sporting events, amusement parks or any other place that has hundreds of places to park.

Navigation is merely one of the many things that the Garmin Nuvi 755T is capable of. You can go way beyond just the simple pick and point and go there with all the extras this amazing gadget provides. Listen to music on the built in MP3 player, listen to your favorite audio books and if you’re in a different country you can even check the current currency and the conversion rate. The Garmin Nuvi 755T has a built in speaker which allows for any of your audio to play through or you can hook your GPS up to your car audio for a much better outcome. Not only do they have audio features they also include photos that can be downloaded from Garmin Connector Photos. This amazing device really does have everything you could want for those long road trips across the US or just a simple trip to a friend’s house.

Should you buy the Garmin Nuvi 755T?

Garmin is known for making quality products that work the way you want them to work. The Garmin Nuvi 755T has a clean and simple touch screen interface for quick access to directions or points of interest you may run into along the way. If you are looking for something that goes beyond just a simple step by step navigation system - and if you can find one for sale - the Garmin Nuvi 755T truly has all the bells and whistles you can image for keeping the entire family entertained. A few hundred dollars is well worth the price of never being lost again, add in a few extras such as MP3 player, traffic guidance and the Garmin Nuvi 755T truly is a deal worth looking into.

Suzanne Humphries
Suzanne loves reviewing, playing with and owning all-things tech, especially if it pertains to hardware or video games. When she's not hard at work, you can find her hard at play, travelling, taking photos, gaming, reading, and listening to punk & ska.